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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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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.

Frequently asked questions

Does frame material matter?

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.

What is the lightest eyeglass frame material?

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.

Are acetate frames better than plastic?

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!

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