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Frame manufacturers are employing new materials and technologies-as well as standard ones-to give patients greater options for stylish, on-trend looks that often weigh next to nothing; the lightest one we found clocks in at a mere 4 grams! Take a look at these companies crafting slim-profile collections for women and men.

 

MOREL’S STAINLESS STEEL
What makes it special? Morel uses surgical grade stainless steel, which is hypoallergenic and lends itself to different finishes. What collection uses it? Lightec, Öga, Koali and Nomad What new styles feature this material? Lightec’s Delta 3B How much does a frame weigh? 17.7 grams What attributes describe it? Screwless, lightweight

 

SILHOUETTE’S SPX
What makes it special? SPX delivers extreme lightness and superior flexibility. This hypoallergenic material provides limitless minimalistic design possibilities, shape stability, color brilliance and scratch resistance while always maintaining its shape. SPX has received an IF Design Award for superior design and innovation. What collection uses it? All collections that have the plastic polymer are actually SPX-there are too many to mention. What new styles feature this material? New Urban Lite styles, Dynamics ColorWave Nylor has SPX on the hinge, new SPX Rimless How much does a frame weigh? 4.19 grams What attributes describe it? Ultra-thin rim, extreme lightness, comfort

 

CLEARVISION OPTICAL CO.’S HDCA
(High Density Compressed Acetate)
What makes it special? This material goes through an additional curing process to remove excess water, which reduces its overall thickness and weight while still maintaining stability and alignment. This material allows for comfortable eyewear that is 33% lighter than acetate without giving up the edgy appearance of regular acetate. What collection uses it? Steve Madden Eyewear What new styles feature this material? Daapper, Eccentrk How much does a frame weigh? HDCA is 33% lighter than acetate What attributes describe it? Vibrant colors, thin, light

 

TUSCANY EYEWEAR’S BETA TITANIUM
What makes it special? Beta titanium is lightweight, durable, strong and corrosion-resistant.It has been used for everything from spacecraft to implantable medical devices such as heart valves. It can be produced in a variety of colors for a clean, modern look with a hint of color. What collection uses it? Classic Mount Eyewear Collection in nine lens shapes and nine colors How much does a frame weigh? .0502 grams What attributes describe it? Hypoallergenic, clean design, maximum choices

 

GÖTTI’S JAPANESE TITANIUM
What makes it special? Ultra-smart, minimalist design and superb wearing comfort: super light, tough, well-balanced. For those who strive toward the style principle of reduction, Götti eyeglasses embody authenticity in everyday life. The collections cultivate simplicity in its most beautiful form, providing latitude for expression of a person’s individual character. What new styles feature this material? Several aviator shapes. A subtle statement, the aviator titanium prescription glasses and sunglasses are a new interpretation of a ’70s classic. How much does a frame weigh? 12 grams What attributes describe it? Minimalist, sophisticated, pure

 

MODO’S R 1000 + Titanium
What makes it special? The thin and flexible beta titanium 153 temples combine with R 1000, an extremely thin, light, flexible and resilient plastic. The R 1000 + Titanium frames always retain their shape, and now there are patent-pending screwless hinges that bring a smooth, open-close movement. What new styles feature this material? 7000, a round, feminine cat eye; 7001, women’s square shape; 7002, unisex panto; 7003, men’s rounded keyhole square; 7004, men’s classic square; 7005, men’s large square. How much does a frame weigh? 4 grams What attributes describe it? Thin and light, flexible, screwless hinges

 

CHARMANT’S EXCELLENCE TITAN
What makes it special? It is lightweight, flexible with a memory function, durable and strong. What collection uses it? Line Art, Charmant Perfect Comfort What new styles feature this material? Line Art: 2092, 2093, 2094, 2095, 2096 and 2097 How much does a frame weigh? 50% lighter than monel What attributes describe it? Exceptional, unique, beautiful

WHERE TO FIND IT: Charmant Group 800.645.2121 • Charmant.com/USCustServ@Charmant.com // ClearVision Optical Co. 800.645.3733 • CVOptical.comCService@CVOptical.com // Götti Switzerland 407.415.0778 • Gotti.ch • Office.USA@Gotti.ch // Modo 800.223.7610 • Modo.comCustomerService@modo.com // Silhouette International, Ltd. 800.223.0180 • Silhouette.com // Tuscany Eyewear 800.293.9588 • tuscanyeyewear.com

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