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Which Frames Should You Choose for Your Eyeglasses: Metal or Plastic? August 18, 2016

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Which Frames Should You Choose for Your Eyeglasses: Metal or Plastic? , Kalispell, Montana

Choosing the right pair of eyeglasses will help you stay comfortable, look stylish, and see clearly. When it comes to making your decision on frames, you’ll likely have two options: metal or plastic. Today, the expert opticians at Dolan Family Vision in Kalispell, MT, are here to help you make the right choice.

There are pros and cons of both eyeglass frames, so the decision comes down to your unique tastes and needs. Here’s the breakdown between the two varieties:


eyeglassesPlastic frames typically cost less than metal frames, but they might break more easily. Still, with proper care, they should hold up just as long as metal frames can. Plastic frames are highly customizable and they come in virtually endless styles, colors, and patterns. If you’re looking for a fun, stylish look to complement your outfit, plastic frames might be right for you. They’re also a bonus for people with strong prescriptions. Plastic hides thicker lenses much better than metal does, so plastic frames are ideal for those who’d prefer to downplay their extra-thick lenses. However, they don’t come with those handy adjustable nose pads or bendy temple arms. That means that in order to adjust the glasses, you will need to take them to your optician.


Metal frames may be more limited in terms of appearance customization, but they offer far more options for a custom fit. The nose pads and temple arms provide maximum comfort and an easily adjustable fit. If you’re a person who tends to crack and break everything from your cell phone to your eyeglasses—metal frames will hold up better in your hands. However, if the look of your glasses is important to you, you may find metal styles to be too limited for your taste. If you need very thick lenses, metal lenses, which are thinner than plastic ones, may not be an option for you. Those with metal allergies may also have to avoid these frames.

Whether you decide on metal or plastic, to find the right eyeglasses for you, look no further than Kalispell’s best vision center. With an extensive selection of glasses to choose from and a helpful, knowledgeable staff, you’ll be sure to find the perfect fit. To learn more, call Dolan Family Vision today at or visit the website

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