Posted on: 19 December 2018
When you choose your next pair of prescription glasses, you'll probably be thinking about the shape and colour of your frames rather than the material. However, the material your frames are made from makes a big difference, and those who wear glasses regularly should definitely think about upgrading to titanium.
Of course, titanium frames do cost a little more than those made from plastic or other metals, but they also present a wide selection of benefits, and here are just four.
1. Exceptional Durability
If there's one thing most people know about titanium, it's that it's strong. That's obviously a huge benefit for people who wear glasses, since dropping them isn't going to do any damage. In fact, titanium frames are also incredibly flexible. You can bend them around and they'll simply revert to their original shape. If your glasses get crushed in your pocket, you won't need to worry about having to bend them back to shape. And since titanium is so strong, you can have very thin frames made without sacrificing strength.
2. Extremely Lightweight
Titanium's strength is made even more advantageous by its weight. It's a much lighter material than other metals, so you'll immediately notice the difference when you try a pair. The most obvious benefit here is comfort – glasses that aren't as heavy will feel nicer to wear throughout the day. Better yet, lighter frames don't bounce around as much when you move, so titanium is a good choice if you like to run or play sports.
3. Completely Hypoallergenic
This might not be something you need to worry about, but some people suffer from skin allergies that leave them sensitive to certain metals. If you're one of those people and you don't enjoy the look and feel of plastic frames, titanium is the perfect answer. It's a hypoallergenic material, so you won't suffer any irritation even if you need to wear your glasses all day, every day.
One further problem with some metals is that they can rust. When you wear your glasses throughout the day, you exposure them to moisture, mostly in the form of perspiration. This can lead to rust, especially in the hinges, and that can lead to damaged glasses than ultimately need to be replaced. Luckily enough, titanium doesn't rust, so you can sweat as much as you like or wear your glasses in humid environments without a care.Share