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by Steven A. Queenan

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INTO LIGHT METAL?

itanium is a strong, lightweight
metal that is currently showing
up in everything from dental and
joint implants to automobiles and
eyeglass frames. When it comes
to the latter application, titanium
is considered to be somewhat
of a super-material. Not only is
it extremely strong, lightweight,
attractive,
and
corrosionresistant, but it can also be made
into a “memory metal” that can
flex and still return to its original
shape. As a result, titanium
eyeglass frames are far less likely
to break or bend out of shape.
Beachgoers and other outdoor
enthusiasts should also take note
of the fact that, with a melting
point above 3,000 degrees
Fahrenheit, titanium frames can
take the heat of a summer day.

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nside REGIONAL EYE OPTICAL,
you will find frames featuring
the latest technology, including
titanium and stainless steel with
spring-loaded hinges, as well
as magnetic clip-on sunglasses.
Please call 587-6309, or visit our
website, www.regeyecenter.com.
We are just inside Regional Eye
Center at 1455 Montreal Street.,
S.E. Our business hours are
Mon. & Thurs, 8:00am-7:30pm,
Tues. & Wed., 8:00am-5:30pm
and Fri., 8:00am-4:00pm.

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.S. Because titanium is
40 percent lighter than other
metals, titanium eyeglass frames
can be worn for extended periods
with little to no discomfort.

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