Eyeglass Frames Eyeglass frames typically are made of metal, plastic, or a combination of the two. The different types of metals and plastics have unique characteristics some are known for their strength, flexibility, light weight, or durability so the frame material you choose will depend on your needs.
The most common metal frames we sell are made of:
Stainless steel: Light, durable, strong, flexible, and corrosion-resistant.
Titanium: Light, durable, strong, corrosion-resistant, and hypoallergenic.
Beta titanium: Has all the benefits of titanium but with added flexibility.
Beryllium: Less expensive than titanium, light, durable, flexible, and tarnish-resistant.
Memory metal: A titanium alloy that is very flexible.
Monel: Inexpensive but may discolor over time or cause allergic reactions.
The most common plastic frames are made of:
Zyl, or Zylonite: Light and relatively inexpensive.
Propionate: Strong, light, flexible, and hypoallergenic.
Nylon blends: Strong, light, flexible, and durable.
Optyl: Strong, light, and hypoallergenic.
Eyeglass frames come in many colors, sizes, and styles. You'll find the frame that fits you and your lifestyle beautifully among our wide selection of designer brands.
Eyeglass Lenses Most of the eyeglass lenses manufactured today are made of high-tech plastics. They have many benefits over the traditional glass or older versions of plastic lenses they are lighter and more durable, and they can be treated to block harmful UV rays.
Berris Optical carries the following types of lenses:
Plastic CR-39: Light.
High-index plastic: Light and thin designed for strong prescriptions.