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by Steven A. Queenan T 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. I 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. P .S. Because titanium is 40 percent lighter than other metals, titanium eyeglass frames can be worn for extended periods with little to no discomfort.