four eyes picks only the highest quality materials for our frames, because you deserve the best! Take some time to read up about the different frame materials we use below.
Titanium is strong, durable, corrosion-resistant metal. Titanium is more than 40% lighter than other metals, making titanium frames extremely lightweight! This can help to eliminate headaches that come from wearing heavier frames.
Other than retaining its colour better than other metals, Titanium’s flexibility allows the frames to be pulled without breaking or bending them permanently. Titanium is also hypoallergenic, so you do not need to worry about negative allergy reactions while wearing your spectacles.
Given the excellent properties of Titanium, it is widely used in manufacturing of equipment such as space crafts, airplanes and even submarines! Frames made of titanium are typically the most expensive frames you will find in any eyewear collection but they are worth every penny!
Acetate is an allergy-free material made from plants such as natural cotton and wood fibers. It is known to be strong, lightweight, and flexible. Unlike petroleum-based plastics, acetate is environment-friendly since they are made out of natural renewable materials that decompose over time.
Acetate frames are a class above regular plastic frames. Acetate frames are more durable compared to regular plastic frames. Moreover, you will discover that many of our acetate frames come with beautiful and unique patterns embedded, unlike regular frames with printed patterns. You can be confident that your acetate frame will retain its colors impeccably over time because its hue is embedded in the material.
Our acetate frames are made by first combining layers of acetate into large blocks. These blocks are then cut and formed into individual parts. They are then carefully polished and assembled into our awesome finished frames.
Stainless steel is a strong, corrosion-resistant metal. Like other metal frames, stainless steel frames hold their shape and are extremely durable. They are easy to adjust and rarely discolour over time.
Stainless steel frames are hypoallergenic, which means people with metal allergies can wear them comfortably. In fact, stainless steel is often used in surgical tools and medical equipment! While stainless steel is also known to be lightweight, it is not as light as titanium.