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Acetate Eyeglasses & Glasses

Acetate is warm and comfortable on the skin and is available in a variety of color options. Sevenoptical's wide range of acetate and mixed material models in monochrome, translucent or patterned colours are hand assembled in modern factories in China.

Men's and Women's Acetate Glasses

Acetate is an ideal material for eyeglass frames, it is durable and does not cause skin irritation. The acetate frame is made with a unique technology that turns plant material into durable plastic.

What are acetate glasses?

Acetate glasses are glasses with frames made from the popular acetate material. This material is great for eyeglass frames because it's lightweight, durable, and hypoallergenic (so it won't irritate your skin). Acetate glasses come in almost any color imaginable, from bright shades to classic tortoiseshell.

What is the difference between acetate and plastic eyeglass frames?

Acetate is a nylon-based plastic, so acetate frames are similar in many ways to plastic frames. Acetate is arguably a very strong, hypoallergenic and flexible type of plastic, ideal for eyeglass frames that you can wear comfortably for long time.

Are acetate eyeglass frames heavy?

Acetate is actually a lighter material commonly used to make eyeglass frames. Metal frames may be slightly heavier than acetate frames, while plastic frames are usually as light as acetate frames.

How are acetate glasses made?

Acetate is produced in sheet form with natural colors added between layers, a bit like a pastry. The sheets were then dried for several weeks. After drying and polishing, the frames can be carefully cut and finished by professional technicians. After adding extra features like lenses and temples, the frame is ready to go!

What are the most durable eyeglass frames?

Acetate is one of the most durable materials used to make eyeglass frames, and it's also lightweight and hypoallergenic! Another durable material for glasses is metal, especially titanium.

Are acetate frames hypoallergenic?
Acetate is known for its hypoallergenic properties. That means it's less likely to cause an allergic reaction or irritation to your skin, making it an ideal material for glasses.