How to identify Acetate and Plastic eyewear?

Observe whether the color of the frame is layered or floating on the surface:
the color of acetate eyewear is formed by layering after the cut process, and doesn’t fade acetate color; the injection eyewear is printed or dyed color or patterns on the surface, and will fade after wearing for a long time.
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Observe whether there is a metal core insertion in the temples(leg): in order to improve and ensure the elasticity of the acetate eyewear for wear, the acetate eyewear usually inserts metal core in the acetate temples;

while in the injection eyewear, there is no metal core in temples, and the elasticity and firmness are slightly poor. But some manufacturers also use a slim metal core inserts in the temples(leg) of CP injection eyewear to improve elasticity and strength, but the slim core is definitely different from acetate metal wire core. It slim and don’t attached on hinges. The slim metal core only can be applied on CP injection eyewear, not all the injection eyewear.
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Observe whether the nose pad is laminated:
the acetate eyewear nose pad is made by acetate chips and laminated on acetate eyewear front. Acetate eyewear nose pad can be same acetate front color or just use clear acetate.

while the injection frame, because it is an integral part of injection moulding, so included the nose pad as a whole. Through observation, we can find that the nose pad color or pattern is consistent or unified with the whole frame.

As a processional eyewear supplier, we are specialize in acetate eyewear and metal eyewear and buffalo horn eyewear.

Difference Between Acetate and Plastic eyewear?

There are two types eyewear on the market: one is extruded with an plastic injection molding machine, which is called an injection molding eyewear. Another type of eyewear hand-cut with acetate sheets is called a acetate eyewear.
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injection molding eyewear

injection molding eyewear first is produce a precision molds,then the liquid plastic is injected, then cooled and electroplated.

The injection molding eyewear has a low density, so it is easy to break. Because the plastic frame has simple production process and low production cost, it can be mass-produced, so the style changes a lot. Because it is electroplating and painting colors, there are many kinds of patterns, and the color is brighter and more colorful than acetate eyewear frame.

Please note that the injection molding eyewear generally has an injection point, which is a small scar on the edge of the frame, and the plastic frame is much lighter than acetate eyewear frame.

acetate eyewear
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Because of acetate eyewear made of cellulose acetate material, it has the characteristics of toughness, transparency, good gloss, durability, discoloration caused by ultraviolet radiation, and no allergic to the skin. Therefore, acetate eyewear widely loved by consumers.

Among them, the characteristics of the acetate eyewear are high hardness, high strength, not easy to break, no deformation after wearing, no fading colors, acetate eyewear related of much more acetate materials used in the production, complicated handcraft process and high labor cost.

How to choose best eyewear manufacturer?

There are more than 10,000 acetate eyewear supplier, metal eyewear supplier, and plastic eyewear supplier in China! What kind of quality and price range are you looking for? Below are some points:

1. Eyewear Suppliers use European parts or material (example: Mazzucchelli acetate, Italy Vissotica Comotec, OBE hinges), Tr Shenzhen eyewear companies. They usually have their own eyewear factory near Goung Dong area. Price range from $10 USD and up, FOB China. The quality level of the eyewear are pretty good.

2. If you want detailed engraving works done on your product, then you must use Japanese owned eyewear supplier. They are mostly in Shan-Ghai, Fuki area. Price range from $30 to $50 USD each.

3. If you are looking for frames in cheap! cheap! cheap! There are hundreds of local Chinese owned factories in Wen Zhou area. Each frame is as low as 70 cents USD each! Frames are made without any tumbing, polishing! They will run out of shape in 3 months and break apart two weeks after.
4. Taiwanese owned eyewear supplier in Guang Dong are very good with injection sunglasses products such as goggles and PC lens. Price range from $1 USD to $10 USD depends on the finish you want to achieve. Of course, tooling charge is not included!

5.We are a Shenzhen based eyewear manufactory for acetate eyewear, metal eyewear, and buffalo horn eyewear. As a processional eyewear supplier, we suggest branded eyewear customers choose Shenzhen eyewear manufactory to buy a quality guarantee and convenient.

What’s the value of Handmade acetate eyewear

What’s the value of Handmade acetate eyewear in today’s commercial landscape? 
The quality and comfort of real handmade acetate eyewear product is so special.
With the market flooded with people selling acetate eyewear product on the cheap and pretending it is the same, the key is putting the handmade acetate eyewear on your face, the difference is obvious.
It seems amazing, that when a long time ago, acetate eyewear were perhaps the biggest chore, but today there is beautiful acetate eyewear product that looks great and feels great and makes people love their eyewear, if it isn’t handmade and comfortable, then the look becomes less cool.

As per a professional supplier for acetate eyewear, we only do one thing- handmade acetate eyewear.

What is so special about Acetate as a material for eyewear? 


As per a professional supplier for acetate eyewear, the perfect eyewear, is eyewear that is not only the most beautiful, but also the most comfortable. The lightness and elegance of acetate, makes this ideal a reality. In addition, acetate is truly a one of a perfect material, because the material is natural, creating something unique.

Each pair of acetate eyewear takes approximately 3 months to produce, handled by artisans in acetate eyewear factory. Most acetate eyewear designs take a year or more from concept to sales floor.

How to identity acetate eyewear quality?

In current market of acetate eyewear, the acetate eyewear supplier and distributing enterprises are quite many; the acetate eyewear styles are diverse, quality levels vary. It’s always difficult for customers to choose. So, how to choose a good quality acetate eyewear? Hereby, we make a brief introduction as follows:
First, look at the surface. Try to choose the acetate eyewear for which the acetate and lenses surface is clear, shiny, of no scratches, bumps, corrosion and other problems.

Second, look at the marks. acetate eyewear from regular factories, except printing the number, size, dimensions, but also need printing the trademarks (Pinyin or English). And the printing is clear, unlike some no-name’s shoddy products.

Third, look at the structure. Pull the acetate eyewear two temples; put the acetate eyewear on the glasses or tables flatly. The acetate eyewear temples should be tilted 10 to 12 degrees angle; two rims shall be the same large, the temples shall be of the same length, the nose pads shall be of the same height, the temples shall touch on the same surface.

Fourth, look at the joint point; check whether the points between frames and temples fit or not. Acetate eyewear joint points of frames and temples should very flat and smooth.
Fifth, testing acetate eyewear material. When choosing acetate eyewear should select flexible and adjustable material. If the plastic eyewear material is non-flexiable, and not adjustable. it’s cheap injection molded plastic eyewear, not acetate eyewear. Top grade acetate eyewear are made of Zyle acetate, Mazzucchelli acetate.

Btw. when choosing metal eyewear, using hands to bend the rings or temples a little, and test the degree of hardness. Some are made of copper, stainless steel and iron. Top grade metal eyewear are made of nickel alloy which has high strength and flexibility, can be worn long time without distortion.

Regarding sunglasses and optical frame, although they are two different kinds of eyewear, but the identifying way are almost the same.

How to maintain acetate eyewear or glasses?

How to maintain acetate eyewear or glasses?

Following are some tips for teaching you how to maintain acetate eyewear.
1, acetate eyewear and optical frames’ wearing: Hold the temples with both hands and along with parallel lines around cheeks, if use single hand, the frames will be deformed, balance will be destroyed.

2, folding the acetate eyewear should be started from the left temples. Most of the acetate eyewear are designed to be folded from the left temples. If folding the right temples first, the acetate eyewear will be easily deformed.

3, the rotation method: if it is a temporary placing of acetate eyewear, the lenses’ convex should be put upward. If put convex downward, the lenses will be scratched.
4, method of cleaning lenses: use a special lens-cleaning cloth; hold the side of the acetate eyewear edge wire, wipe the lenses gently. Avoid excessive force resulting in acetate eyewear or lens damage.

5, when lenses are dusty or dirty, dry-rubbing will scratch the lenses easily. It is recommended rinse the lenses firstly, then using tissue to sop up the water, lastly wipe up the lenses with a spectacle cloth. If the lenses are really dirty, it is recommended to use low concentrations of mild detergent, then rinse and dry.

6, please wrap the acetate eyewear well with cloth and use the spectacles cases if not wearing acetate eyewear. When saving, please avoid touching with insect repellent, toilet articles, cosmetics, hair spray, drugs etc. these corrosive materials, otherwise it will cause the lenses and frames’ degradation, deterioration, discoloration.

7, the deformation of acetate eyewear. This will bring burden for ears and noses, also the lenses are easy to loose. It is recommended a regular adjustment will be made in a professional spectacles store.

8, do not use in intense exercise. For resin lenses, if under strong impact may possibly be broken; this will also easily lead eyes and facial injuries. So acetate eyewear and optical frames are not recommended to be used during intense exercise.

9, do not use scratched lenses. Better not use lenses which have scratches, blemishes, cracks, etc.; otherwise they will loose the color of light, so we cannot see things clearly, and then decreased vision will be caused.
10, do not look steadily at sun. Even if the lenses have color difference, and do not look directly at the sun or strong light, otherwise it will hurt the eyes.

11, only after getting used to wear acetate eyewear then start the driving and other operations. Due to prism lenses, wearing new purchasing acetate eyewear, it is difficult to grasp the sense of distance. If not fully getting used to them, do not drive or operate.
 12, no long-term placement at a high temperature (60C or above). High temperature will easily lead to lens distortion or heat the surface of the film cracks easily; please do not put the acetate eyewear in front windows of the cars, expose with direct sunlight or high temperatures.

 13, if the lenses are wet, please wipe it dry immediately. If waiting for natural dry, water scale will become difficult to be wiped clean and stain to see things clear.

14, clean sweat, cosmetics marks and dry. When the lenses are attached with sweat, juice, hairspray (plastic), cosmetics, etc., immediately rinse and dry. If not in time will cause film off.

As a professional acetate eyewear supplier , we recommend users use above points to maintain their acetate eyewear in good condition.

One pair of acetate eyewear is not enough

One pair of acetate eyewear is not enough.

Because the human eyes crystalline lens’ flexibility declined, couldn’t focus on near distance objects, and be not able to read or work, this physiological phenomenon is known as presbyopia.
Human eyes have a capacity to see both near and far, which we call adjustment ability, is to be achieved through increasing or decreasing lens refractive power. However, as people grow older, lens compact and hardening gradually, losing the plasticity, thus adjustment force gradually decreased.
We can wear the acetate eyewear, borrowing power of convex lens in place of adjustment, so you can see the objects clearly. Presbyopia correction, you must first determine the conditions of two different refractive eyes, as well as determine the reading distance.  Because in a different age level, regulation changes in the scope of individual differences are large, so we have to test each one’s control power.

The degree of presbyopia is not fixed, refractive error, ocular method, the individual physical, geographical location (because of the effects of temperature on the lens, the people living near the equator is easier to have presbyopia), and taking insulin, anti-anxiety drugs, antidepressants, antipsychotics, antihistamines, anti-spasm drugs and diuretics or other drugs, increased cataract,
all these factors will impact the lens adjustment force, there will be a different vision changes, and presbyopia degrees will follow to change.
Therefore, a pair of acetate eyewear is not applicable for a whole life, people who often required to wear presbyopic eyewear should go to hospital or regular eyewear shops regularly, to carry out a comprehensive inspection, optometry,  and replace the acetate eyewear which are not suitable for you to wear. To own a pair of comfortable acetate eyewear, your quality of life will be also improved.