One of the major drawbacks of metallic optical frames is that they get bent very easily. Of course, the thicker ones are a little more sturdy but they are too heavy for comfort. Nike Vision has just launched Flexon ...

By Hina Bakht

Published: Thu 1 Jan 2004, 1:38 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 12:37 AM

an innovative range of frames that's not just 25 per cent lighter than standard metals but nearly impossible to twist out of shape.

It's remarkable how technology has been progressing. Not so long ago thick plastic frames - even though they made you look like a granny - were considered ideal for spectacles as these were more sturdy. Of course, there were some stylish ones available but those costed much more and one didn't really feel like paying such a lot for a plastic frame. The metallic ones looked gorgeous but these - no matter how expensive they were - were pretty fragile. Especially the rimless ones. Within no time these would go out of shape or become loose and hang on your nose. So most people reserved these for special occasions and wore the plastic ones on a regular basis.

But gone are those days. Now there appears to be a wonderful solution in sight. Nike Vision has just launched an amazing range of optical frames called Flexon. It's made of patented memory alloy that is tough to break and nearly impossible to twist out of shape. Twenty-five per cent lighter than standard metals, it provides the corrosion-resistant quality of pure titanium. Offering greater flexibility and better fit, Flexon frames are ten times springier than spring steel and maintain shape longer.

And this is not all. The introductory offer includes complimentary eye test, a free pair of single vision plastic multi-coated lenses and service up to one year.

Distributed in the UAE, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait by Sun & Sand Sports, Flexon is available in the emirates at Al Jaber Optical Centre.

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