Optic Topic by Steven A. Queenan at Regional Eye Optical – Week of June 10, 2019
Titanium is a metal that is in high demand by those who want eyeglass frames that are both lightweight and distinctive. For those looking for a metal that offers a good lower-cost alternative to titanium eyeglasses, there is berylium, which is a steel-gray metal that is experiencing increased popularity.
Available in a range of colors, berylium is comfortable to wear as well as very strong and flexible, which allows for easy adjustments. Similar to titanium, berylium resists oxidation and corrosion, which makes it the optimal choice for those who have high skin acidity or who spend lots of time in or around salt water or working in hot and humid conditions.
Flexon is a titanium-nickel alloy that provides eyeglass frames with a memory that enables them to go back to their original shape after being bent.
Durability is one of the most important things to look for in eyewear frames. No matter how carefully you use your eyewear frames, they are bound to break or fall. Look for a frame that should last for a long time. Most frames are made of metal and plastic, but these materials can deform easily if used for a very long time.
To learn more, please call 320-587-6309. We are located just inside Regional Eye Center at 1455 Montreal Street, SE in Hutchinson, MN. Our business hours are:
Mon. & Thurs. 8:00am – 7:30pm
Tues. & Wed. 8:00am – 5:30pm
Fri. 8:00am – 4:00pm
Sat. 8:30am to Noon (Labor Day thru last Saturday of April)