Acetate, heard of it?
Well have you? If you have ever been in the market for a new pair of glasses I'm sure you have seen the words "acetate" ( pronunciation ) or hypoallergenic. Are these fancy ploys to sucker you into paying hundreds for a pair of glasses or is acetate really worth it. First off acetate is one of many different types of plastic, however acetate, originally is a plant based product that is infused with nylon. This combination provides us with an extremely strong by product that happens to be light weight and hypoallergenic. With these attributes acetate provides us with the perfect glasses making material, no one wants a pair of heavy glasses sitting on there face all day. Especially a pair that if so happens to fall on the floor would turn into a hundred pieces. Now we wouldn't recommend throwing around your acetate glasses but you don't have to treat these like your mothers finest dinner wear.
Do you currently wear glasses or know someone that does, what happens once those glasses are taken off? I'll take a wild guess and say he/she is left with two rather large red marks on either side of their nose and sitting in discomfort trying to rub the pain away. One of the great attributes of acetate is the integrated nose pads, no longer will you have to deal with adjusting a nose piece or discomfort of the "traditional' nose pads. Acetate glasses have two oval nose pads one of either side of the nose for comfort and traction, no longer will your glasses fall off or will you be constantly taking your glasses off in discomfort.
Our Acetate glasses are made by cutting, forming and hand polishing multiple sheets of acetate, these lays are what helps deliver the strength and flexibility we demand in each pair of glasses. These quality's help us produce a product that is perfect for the eye wear industry. Many of today's "plastic" glasses are simply molded into place and produce a much more rigid and delicate product.
Acetate gives us the benefit of producing glasses with strong and vivid colors. this is due in part to all of the layers of material that go into each pair of glasses. The typical "plastic" glasses are usually covered in one layer of film or plastic that has the color or graphic laid upon it. This is easily removed after short term use and what your are left is not the original product but something much inferior . Metal glasses are usually slightly heavier and usually lack the color options and flexibility that are found in acetate frames.
Acetate frames are found to have a better color selection, flexibility, comfort, style and better overall durability then the majority of other frame materials on the market today.
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