Flexible eyeglasses frames made from 'memory metal,’ are designed to ‘remember’ and return to their original shape after twisting, crushing, and impact. Makers like EasyTwist, Sferoflex, and Flexon use cutting-edge technology to create glasses frames with virtually unbreakable rims, bridges, and/or temples. Find durable, bendable memory-metal frames in styles for the entire family, including stylish glasses with clip-on sunglass lenses.
Flexible glasses are frames made in form-retaining metal alloys that will ‘remember’ their original shape, when bent out of place, and return to it over and over again. In fact, the material most commonly used to construct flexible glasses is called memory metal for this reason. Discerning wearers can find memory metal eyeglasses, sunglasses, and prescription sunglasses from a wide variety of manufacturers and brands at differing price points. Companies like EasyTwist, EasyTwist N Clip, Flexon, and Sferoflex feature proprietary materials and technologies and make some of the most flexible glasses options on the market and devote their entire product line to flexible glasses design. You’ll find durable, flexible—nearly unbreakable—memory metal glasses frames for the whole family from these innovative brands.
While there are no truly indestructible glasses out there, flexible eyeglasses and sunglasses come as close to as unbreakable as possible under normal amounts of wear and tear. Thanks to their bendable and fully adjustable memory metal constructions, flexible glasses are more likely to withstand the drops, mishaps, and accidents common in your active, busy life. They are especially suited to rough and tumble kids who tend to misplace their eyewear or stow them in the bottom of their backpacks without thinking.
Lightweight cellulose acetate is made from cotton seed fibers and is flexible up to a point, especially when it is used to coat wire temples. However, when stressed, pulled on, or stepped on, acetate will easily snap or break. Compared to memory metal and other proprietary materials like Flexon, acetate would not be considered flexible. If you prefer glasses with the ability to move along with you, opt for flexible memory metal frames.
Flexible glasses are good for people who engage in a lot of activity or value optimal durability in their eyewear. They are also suited to children, who are more prone to dropping or stepping on their eyewear as they go about their day. Some memory metal frames styles from EastTwist even include clip-on sunglass lenses, making it easy to block bright sunlight in seconds. No need to carry around prescription sunglasses and eyeglasses with this compact solution.