RX Optical Blog Image The Past is Back 06.18.18

The Past is Back: Old Meets New Sunglasses Trends

Don’t worry, it’s not just déjà vu; 80’s sunglass trends are making a reappearance!

2018 fashion in sunglasses is stealing many styles and shapes from the past, and these are just a few of the fashionable frames that we are excited to see on the shelf again:


Both men and women are rocking the brow bar shades right now! Metal and plastic styles of brow bar frames are dominating the sunglasses scene, and this is a total resurgence of 80’s eye-catching fashion.

Rx Optical sells Ray Ban polarized sunglasses
Ray Ban Polarized with Brow Bar Sunglasses


What goes around comes around, and these round shades are making a return. From large circles that give the bug eye effect, to tiny spectacle circles, round sunglasses are hot on the market in an array of sizes.

Round Paul Smith Danbury sunglasses feature green lenses and a black frame.
Paul Smith Danbury 53mm Round Sunglasses


Ladies, can we agree that a cat eye never goes out of style? This sophisticated look can be dressed up and dressed down. It pairs with any outfit, complements any face shape, and evidently can withstand the test of time.

Tiffany & Co.'s cat eye sunglasses feature pink lenses.
Tiffany & Co. Cat Eye Sunglasses



If you look closely, you might see your reflection. Mirrored sunglass lenses are back! This eye-catching material can be found in almost every shape and style, and makes for an eye-catching accessory.

Frogskin Matte Black Violet Iridium Oakley Sunglasses feature a black frame and violet lenses.
Frogskin Matte Black Violet Iridium Oakley Sunglasses

Finally, don’t be surprised if you see a blend of these styles! Many brands and designers are doubling down on 80’s trends, like these cat eye brow bar sunnies pictured below.

Miu Miu Mirrored Heart Sunglasses show off gold frames and peach colored lenses.
Miu Miu Mirrored Heart Sunglasses

Anything goes with 80’s style, and the bolder the better!

Stop by one of our locations and refresh your sunglasses to a trendy look with one of these popular new (or should we say old?) styles.


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No two people are alike. Which means, no two pairs of glasses should be alike either! Depending on your lifestyle, your personality, your fashion preferences and your vision, you may need (or want) different glasses for different aspects of your life. We make the process simple by providing all styles of glasses in one location, the hard part will be picking just one pair.

Whatever your style, we have a wide selection of frames to meet your needs.

The Fashionista

At Rx Optical we think your glasses and frames should not only enhance your face but should fit every part of you.

No matter your tastes, sensible or on the outer edge of fashion, you’ll find a large curated selection of glasses that are not only fun and functional but also embrace your inner fashionista.

Fashionistas will love the following brands:

Kensie – Kensie is a world of trends with a feminine, yet raw spin and a dose of playful positive charisma.

Michael Kors – Michael Kors’ eyewear collections capture the glamor and effortless sophistication

Ray-Ban – Thanks to investments and the launch of new collections and styles, Ray−Ban has become one of the world’s most iconic brands.

Sports Junkie

Do you play a different sport every season? Do you live an active lifestyle thaty our glasses can’t keep up with? Your vision is precious, prevent unnecessary injury by making sure proper eye protection is worn during practices and games.Even on-the-job industrial safety glasses don’t provide the right eye protection during sports. Our sports goggles form unique shapes and mold to fit your head to stay in place during intense activity. Different frames fit different sports, and your sports frames should match your current prescription so make sure to stop in or give us a call before you hit the court (or field,or track).

The Sports Junkie will score with these brands:

Nike – Products are developed for each category of sport within Nike, which are sport inspired and for the athlete in everyone, from lifestyle sunglasses to ophthalmic frames.

Oakley – Oakley is one of the leading product design and sport performance brands in the world with products that world-class athletes depend on to compete at the highest level possible.

Youth Force – Wiley X brings its legendary protective eyewear technology to a line of RX-able eyewear for youth sports participants.


We have lenses and frames for the whole family! Did you know that an estimated 10 million children age 10 and younger have vision problems? If your child struggles to see across classrooms or read the book in front of them, bring them in. The earlier a problem is detected, the better. And, we have the frames to fit their individual personalities.

For kids, we have your favorite brands available for our young counterparts! Look for:

Ray-Ban Jr.

Lacoste Kids/Youth

Nike Flexon Kids

No matter what frames you choose, you’re uniquely you. Stop by or call Rx Optical (800)RX-CARES) and experience the Rx Difference.