Plastic—including acetate or zyl—is a top material for comfortable, lightweight eyeglasses and sunglasses. Plastic frames are durable, they can accommodate thicker prescription lenses, and they're usually hypoallergenic. Because plastic is easily molded into unique shapes and can be injected with pigment or even laminated to create a layered effect, plastic frames come in a wide array of colors, shapes, and finishes to satisfy a multitude of style sensibilities.
Plastic is a popular material for eyewear framesbut when it comes to glasses, "plastic” can mean a number of things. Zyl and nylon-based acetates are some of the most common options in eyewear because they're lightweight and durable. These plastics can be layered or laminated to create a range of colors, textures, and patterns, resulting in fashionable frames that show off your personal style.
And plastic frames are popular for sports and active lifestylesOakley's O Matter frames are made in a plastic that's rugged enough to withstand harsh environments and rough treatment. Explore the FramesDirect collection of plastic eyeglasses, sunglasses, and prescription sunglasses for men and women to discover classic frame shapes, bold new silhouettes, and colorful options for every taste.