Yes there is a difference between: plastic, acetate and acrylic. "But what is it?" I hear you ask...
Well, mass produced plastic is generally one of the least environmentally friendly materials to make glasses out of, and it's not to say that acetate or acrylic are perfect either, however there are certain differences, and reasons why glasses are made out of different materials such as these, with acetate being the most common material used to make top quality eyewear in the optics industry.
However there is something unique about acrylic. It is super lightweight (About a third of the weight of a standard acetate frame). It is super durable, and has a very high melting point, so does not lose it's shape easily at all (one of the main flaws with basic plastic frames). And something that really stands out is the vibrancy of the colours that can be achieved with this beautiful material, they are absolutely stunning.
With colour being hot on trend right now, I just had to introduce these to my clients at The Eyewear Stylist in MediaCityUK, Manchester. It's no surprise they have been flying out with their bold and brave, fearlessly unique look and feel.