The most trusted name in memory metal frames is the inventor of the category itself. In 1988, Marchon launched the first eyewear collection featuring “Flexon,” a revolutionary new material that changed the world of eyewear. The unique flexibility of the memory metal produces bendable frames that are lighter, stronger and more comfortable. They are the most versatile memory metal frames available – appealing to the widest range of men, women and children. Flexon is the perfect frame for active lifestyles, careers with physical activity, those working with kids, those who frequently remove their frames or who are more carefree.
Flexon is used in the bridge, top bar and temples of frames. This allows frames to keep the shape originally set by the dispenser.
Flexon is 25% lighter weight than metals conventionally used in frames. And it’s stronger.
Flexon is a titanium-based alloy, giving it the corrosion-resistant properties found in pure titanium.
Flexon temples can be bent back and forth literally hundreds of times without breaking.
What is Flexon?
Flexon is a metal alloy of titanium and nickel. Unlike other metals, Flexon can “remember” and return to its original set shape.
- flexible:10 times springier than spring steel
- light: 25% lighter weight than conventional metals
- corrosion-resistant: won’t corrode or tarnish
- fatigue-resistant: won’t kink; resists breakage. Flexon is used in eyeglass frames to provide superior frame fit and durability.
- Flexon is the top-selling ophthalmic frame brand in the United States.*
- With over 20 years of manufacturing experience, Flexon is the product of choice for over 20 million very satisfied wearers.
- Flexon is 10 times springier than spring steel and 25% lighter than conventional metals. Made from a titanium alloy Flexon frames are more resilient, weigh less and are a lot more comfortable to wear than conventional metal frames.
Frequently Asked Questions
If endpieces are made from standard metals, won’t they bend out of shape like a regular metal frame?
No, Flexon frames use strong endpieces for rigidity. The Flexon temples act like a spring hinge without the spring.
Are Flexon frames indestructible?
Although Flexon is extremely flexible and resistant to kinking and breakage. It can be broken, If twisted or bent sharply
How far and how many times can I twist the front?
As long as twists are less than 90 degrees, Flexon frame fronts should be able to be twisted hundreds of times.
The frame doesn’t come back all the way after I twist it.
If frame fronts are twisted less than 90 degrees they should return to shape exactly. If they do not, a quick twist of about 45 degrees in the opposite direction will return them to their original shape.
Can I put glass lenses in flexon frames?
The eyewire used in Flexon frames is made from rigid monel. So glass lenses should be able to be used, as in any other metal frame.
Are the frames guaranteed?
All Flexon frames come with a two year guarantee against defects in material and workmanship.