We all want to look cool in our sunglasses as well as protect our eyes against harmful UV rays (obviously). Our patients see our qualified opticians to find the latest in style and function.
Before we get into 2017 trends in sunglasses, we need to first talk about WHY sunglasses are important. Lenses need to block 99% to 100% of both UVA and UVB rays. UV exposure can contribute to the development of certain types of cataracts, growths on the eye and possibly macular degeneration. Scary right? Also, don’t forget the importance of protecting children’s eyes. Not only do children spend twice as much time outside as adults, they have a clearer lens which allows more UV rays to get in and cause retinal damage.
Now let’s talk about the cool factor. Our opticians are trained to ensure you get the best fit and style for you which means they are educated on all 2017 trends:
Eyewear is going back to the ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s and even ‘20s for a new take on vintage styling. Women are wearing more cat-eye shapes in earthy hues with floral or leopard prints and jewelry-inspired accents. Men’s frames are moving to round shapes in all wire or large bold shapes in chunky acetate.
New Age Athleticism.
This is sportswear redefined, think “athleisure.” These versatile frames allow men or women to wear them for pretty much any activity, for a sport or not. Bold colors in greens, yellows, pinks, purples or red stand out, especially with vibrant speckled patterns or two-toned finishes.
Get ready to embrace diverse eccentric fashion that features styles never seen before. These frames are beyond bold in color with flashy lenses, gradient colorations, rocker studs, pops of neon and wild shapes. These are for individuals with an “anything goes” attitude.
Frames feature clean designs and industrial-inspired details. “Minimal” is the key word. Feature colors include ebony, ivory, gray, nude, clear and metallic paired with basic shapes of rounds, squares and rectangles.
You want to find a pair that complements your face shape. The general rule is that the shape of your sunglasses should be opposite of your face shape.
Stop in and see us and one of our amazing opticians will assist you in finding the right fit for your style.
Below are just some of the brands we carry. Make your appointment today.
Oakley, Maui Jim, Ray-Ban, Ray-Ban Jr., Wiley X, Nike, Dragon, Bebe, Cole Haan, Lily Pulitzer, Penguin, Coach, Michael Kors, Persol, Prada, Tiffany, Tory Burch, Vogue, Chloe, ck, DVF, Ralph, Columbia, Flexon, Nautica, Nine West and Oliver Peoples.