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Eyeglasses Frames Materials

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Acetate or plastic? Titanium or wood? Picking your eyeglass frame material has important implications that go beyond just looks. At Mouqy, we offer a whole range of materials for you to choose from. Each has their individual strengths - from being hypoallergenic, flexible, durable, or light-weight.
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Acetate glasses frames

Acetate is a popular choice for glasses frames for its strong, lightweight and flexible properties. Acetate is made from cellulose and is therefore a more eco friendly alternative to plastic. This material can be easily molded into any shape, so it's great for creating unique eyeglass frames.

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Metal glasses frames

Metal glasses frames are loved for their strength and durability, making them a good choice for everyday wear. They can also be more minimalist and flexible, making them comfortable to wear and easy to style. They're available in a variety of styles and colors, so you can find the perfect pair that suits your taste.

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Titanium glasses frames

Titanium is a premium choice for glasses frames because it is strong, lightweight and corrosion-resistant. It's a good option for people with active lifestyles as it doesn't bend or break easily. Titanium is also hypo-allergenic, making it a good choice for people with sensitive skin.

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Explore our eyeglasses categories

Don't know which to choose for your glasses? We have a variety of categories to choose from, each with their own unique collection! Whether you're looking for durability, flexibility or lightness, browse our categories to find the pair that best suits your needs and lifestyle.
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Colors

Don't miss our wide selection of eyeglasses colors! Whether you're looking for something bright and bold or something more subdued, Mouqy's got a color waiting for you.

5 pairs of glasses frames in assorted shapes

Shapes

Take a browse of our frame shape collection and use our Virtual Try-On tool to see how well our frames complement your own face.

6 pairs of glasses in assorted styles

Styles

Browse our various eyeglasses frame styles. From vintage to wire-frame, cute to horn-rimmed, you're sure to find the style that resonates with you best!

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Types

Take a browse of our various glasses frames types. From semi-rimless to lightweight, you're sure to find the style that resonates with you best!

Frequently asked questions

You bet! Firstly, the material you choose will affect the overall weight and comfort of your glasses. Lighter glasses tend to be more comfortable to wear for long hours. Secondly, the material will determine how durable your glasses are. Titanium or metal frames are generally stronger than plastic or acetate frames, making them a good choice for everyday wear. Finally, the material can also impact how well your glasses look and how long they last. Acetate and plastic frames often have a shiny finish that can scratch over time, while titanium is corrosion-resistant and therefore tends to look better longer.

Titanium is one of the lightest eyeglass frame materials. It also has other attractive qualities, like being hypoallergenic (a great choice for people with more sensitive skin) and strong. A lightweight pair of glasses is more convenient to carry with you when you’re on the go, and is also likely to stay on your head as you move around. This is especially important if you lead a very active lifestyle. A lightweight pair of glasses is much more comfortable in general to wear than a heavy pair.

Acetate frames are made from cellulose, making them a more eco-friendly option to plastic eyeglass frames. They also tend to be more hypoallergenic. The downside is that they tend to be more expensive.

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Fun fact - we also offer impact-resistant lenses made of polycarbonate, infused with Essilor Airwear technology.

What does that mean for you? Well, these lenses not only make wearing your glasses more comfortable, they can also survive most of the harshness (certified by FDA and ANSI) you put them through the outdoor activities you enjoy!

Now pair these lenses with a pair of tough titanium frames. Imagine that!

Now, see fearlessly - with our 30-day money-back guarantee.

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