Benefits of Titanium Eyewear

Benefits of Titanium Eyewear

Strong. Durable. Flexible. Choose all three with Titanium. 

Javon wearing SALT. Titanium frames in a classic Ferrari

Titanium is an element derived from dying stars called supernovas. The explosion of the stunning supernova “Cassiopeia A” sent titanium fragments rocketing through space.

For this reason, scientists describe it as a “space age” material. 

It is found nearly everywhere on earth: The human body, soil, water and the moon all contain titanium. Its origins are transcendental, with benefits that are equally impressive. 

Woman wearing SALT. Titanium Frames by The Remote Unknown

Let’s examine a few.

Benefits of Titanium

  • Durability and Strength
  • Pound for pound, it has no rival. It has the strongest strength-to-weight of any metal. Its superior stability makes it the metal of choice in airplanes and space shuttles. Titanium eyeglasses are surprisingly resilient, making them optimal for all prescriptions. 

  • Light Weight 
  • Half the weight and more strength. Titanium is less likely to cause soreness or leave marks on the face. The perfect material for those who are new to glasses or do not like wearing eyewear. Titanium offers a featherweight feel, almost like wearing nothing at all. Aesthetics and comfort, together at last.

  • Skin-Friendly and Noncorrosive
  • Allergic reactions are often due to man-made nickel silver. However, titanium will not irritate the skin. It’s hypoallergenic and non-toxic. Due to its biocompatibility, it is used in the medical industry for hip replacements and dental implants.
    Some metals turn green over time from humidity, perspiration, or saltwater. But not titanium. It will not rust or corrode. 

  • Lens Protection
  • Accidents happen. But when they do, your lenses are protected. Expertly cut titanium bevels act as protective chambers to prevent chips and cracks. Lenses are securely enveloped from bumps, drops, and other daily mishaps.

    SALT. Aerospace Grade Titanium Glasses

    Who Benefits From Titanium

    In short: everyone. There really is no downside to titanium frames. 

    However, several groups especially benefit from this stellar material:

  • Marine Dwellers

  • Because titanium never oxidizes (rusts), it has a special place in the hearts of those often at sea. Fishermen, sailors, boaters, beach goers, and anyone else on the water will appreciate this marvelous metal.

  • Those with Sensitivities

  • Thanks to its outer-space origins, titanium is not something that has been heavily processed and mixed with other materials. That means it’s more raw and natural. Thus, it is devoid of the ingredients that don’t play well with sensitive skin or allergic reactions—unlike other man-made materials.

    Another group that benefits are those with especially soft, delicate skin—a condition that becomes more apparent with age. Thanks to titanium’s featherweight characteristics, there is a lighter presence on the nose and ears compared with other frame materials.

    Javon wearing SALT. Titanium Frames next to a classic Land Rover


  • Gram Counters

    Cyclists, runners, and others living an active lifestyle often look for every opportunity to shed mass. Which is why titanium is a popular choice, thanks to its airy weight. Many who participate in these activities look to titanium after discovering that it’s up to 50% lighter than comparable materials. 

  • The Not-So-Careful

  • You know who we’re referring to. If you know someone on their third phone of the year due to too many “oops” moments, titanium might be the right material for them. 

    Its resilience, strength, and the ability to bend it back into shape will prove to be a worthy opponent to anyone who often tests the limits of their frames.

  • Younger Ones

  • Similar to the above category, adolescents can be especially tough on their glasses. So a frame that is durable and stands up for itself is key in avoiding breakages and bends. Inferior materials can shatter or crack, even causing potential eye injury. But titanium plays well with others and can withstand everyday use. 

    Because of their durability, titanium has a longer lifespan than other materials. That’s one less thing on your back-to-school shopping list.

    SALT. Optics Titanium Frames pictured in the desert of Utah

    SALT. expertly transforms this space-age material into a wearable work of art. Our optician designers harness its strength and beauty in every frame. 

    Titanium. Like nothing on earth.

    Check out our latest offering titanium eyewear that is handcrafted in Japan.

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