An Eye Exam Every Year Might Save You from Going Blind

If it’s been more than a year since you had an examination by an eye care professional, here are reasons why you need to make an appointment now.

How many doctors do you see on a regular basis? Many of us probably go to the doctor for an annual physical and see a specialist regularly as well, but what about an eye doctor? If you haven’t seen an eyecare professional in the last year, now is a great time because August is Eye Exam Awareness Month. More importantly, a comprehensive eye exam is a good way to get a glimpse of your overall health. An eye doctor can look into your eyes and see the signs of chronic diseases, so it’s not just about making sure you can see—it’s how you see and how you want to keep seeing.

How often should you see an eye doctor?

Acknowledging your eyes truly are a window to your overall health, adults should get a thorough eye exam every year. During a routine exam, your eye care professional doesn’t just check to see if you need glasses or contact lenses. He or she also checks for eye diseases and is often the first one to spot a number of other chronic diseases, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, brain abnormalities, and even certain cancers.

A regular eye exam is especially important if you’re considered at risk for eye and vision problems. At-risk people are usually those with diabetes and high blood pressure, or who have a family history of eye disease like glaucoma or macular degeneration. But you might be surprised to know that “at risk” also includes contact lens wearers and people whose jobs are highly demanding visually. If you stare at a computer screen all day, you may also be considered at risk so you’ll want to be sure to get a thorough eye exam every year.

So how do you know if you’re experiencing an eye issue? Many eye diseases have no symptoms until the disease process is well advanced. Typically, vision issues manifest with blurred vision while driving or reading. You may also find yourself squinting at the television, feeling visual fatigue by the end of the day, or getting frequent headaches. If it’s been more than a year since your last visit to your eye doctor, it’s possible your prescription may be out of date.

Is an online exam good enough?

You may come across websites or smartphone apps that offer online eye exams. These services are definitely tempting. You can get your eyes checked from the comfort of your home instead of making an appointment with your eyecare professional, but you shouldn’t rely on an online test to give you a complete picture of your eye health. Here’s why:

  • An online exam can only show what vision correction you may need. In fact, the American Optometric Association has warned against online exams specifically because they aren’t thorough enough. For example, your phone or computer can’t do an eye pressure test to check for glaucoma, which means key indicators of potential health problems could be missed.
  • A comprehensive eye exam should include several different tests—many of which, today, have to be done face-to-face with the proper equipment.

Let’s talk eye tests: What type of tests are included in a comprehensive exam?

In addition to the routine eye pressure test, a comprehensive eye exam should include several different tests—many of which must be done face-to-face with the appropriate equipment. These include a slit lamp exam, which uses a unique microscope to review the structures of your eye, as well as pupil dilation, which can help detect conditions like a retinal detachment, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and glaucoma.

During your comprehensive exam, your doctor will also review your medical history to identify any risk factors for eye disease. He or she will then determine the appropriate tests for you. For instance, glaucoma, a group of eye diseases where damage to the optic nerve can cause blindness, is hereditary. So if you have a family member with glaucoma, chances are good your doctor will test you for it as well.

Patients living with diabetes may develop retinopathy, a complication of diabetes that is a result of leakage from blood vessels. It can cause blindness. Diabetics may also be at higher risk of developing cataracts, a gradual clouding of the eye’s lens. Older individuals may be at risk of experiencing AMD, an eye disease that causes damage to the macula, which is a tiny spot near the center of the eye that is responsible for seeing objects straight ahead.

Additionally, during your exam, your doctor will give you tests for vision sharpness, color-blindness, eye movement testing, depth perception, and, potentially, a peripheral vision test. All of these tests are helpful in diagnosing potential vision issues and determining the best method to address them. Based on your results, your doctor might also suggest additional testing.

What should I know about children’s eyes?

While you’re making your eye exam appointment, don’t forget about your kids. The American Optometric Association recommends children receive at least 3 eye exams by age 6; before they start school, starting as early as 6 months old. After that, they should be examined every 1 to 2 years, depending on whether they need vision correction and whether they are at risk for development of eye and vision problems. Your child should also see an eye care professional if you suspect a problem with their vision. Keep an eye out for these symptoms or behaviors:

  • Avoiding or disliking reading
  • Short attention span
  • Difficulty throwing or catching a ball, copying from a chalkboard, or tying their shoes
  • Pulling a book in close to their face or sitting too close to a TV
  • Lots of blinking or eye rubbing

Another reason to ensure your kids get regular eye exams is that nearly 80% of a child’s learning happens visually. Too often, a child who can’t see well is misdiagnosed with a totally unrelated behavioral problem like ADHD when they may only need a pair of glasses.

What should I tell my eye doctor during an exam?

Just like any other doctor appointment, an eye exam should include a robust dialogue with your doctor, with full transparency on the amount of time you spend staring at screens and tablets and whether you follow guidelines for things like sleeping with your contact lenses in. Sharing your lifestyle and habits with your eye doctor will allow him or her to provide guidance on optimal eye health for you. Some questions you may want to ask your eye doctor include:

  • Does my vision seem stable?
  • Are prescription sunglasses a good option for me?
  • How do I address tired eyes?
  • What kind of eye drops do you recommend?

If it’s been awhile since you or your kids had an eye exam, don’t put it off any longer. Make an appointment with an eye care professional today to help ensure good vision for life.

Essilor See Change

The latest updates from Essilor See Change, FramesDirect.com’s parent company’s initiative to bring good vision to everyone, everywhere.

  • An estimated 500 million people living in Africa need vision correction but do not have the glasses they need. To reach these new customers, Essilor continues to expand its inclusive business models in the region. To meet some of our Vision Ambassadors in Kenya, click here
  • Last month, Vision For Life™ organized a screening event in an emergency shelter for displaced people in the suburbs of Paris. With the help of 50 Essilor volunteers, close to 200 adults got their eyes tested. Those who could not see clearly, about 40%, received a comprehensive eye exam from an ophthalmologist and glasses, if needed.
  •  Last year broadcasters across the U.S. premiered “SIGHT – The Story of Vision”, a one-hour documentary directed by Kris Koenig and narrated by Sir Elton John. It traces the progress in eye care over the past 800 years, as well as the growing worldwide vision crisis and efforts undertaken by individuals and organizations to resolve it. Read an interview with the director here.
  • Good vision is a basic human right everyone should have access to.  Seeing well improves everything in life, from an individual’s health, education and work opportunities, to the sustainable development of local communities and economies. Learn more in our latest infographic here.
  • To help make India’s streets safer, 2.5 New Vision Generation (2.5 NVG) partnered with the foundation of one of the world’s leading tyres manufacturers, Apollo. Thanks to this partnership 12,000 truckers received eye tests in one of 25 health centres run by Apollo’s foundation. 1500 drivers couldn’t see clearly and purchased a pair of affordable 2.5 NVG glasses. Learn more about NVG here.
  • Essilor Vision Foundation Australia has just launched its brand new website, Essilorvisionfoundation.org.au. In Australia EVF focuses on supporting the most disadvantaged members of local communities such as indigenous people and refugees. Since May 2016, the foundation has screened 2,283 children and equipped 181 with a free pair of glasses. Check out their new site here

Share Your Style Contest WINNER

To celebrate National Sunglasses Day, which is coming up on June 27th, FramesDirect.com decided to hold a contest for our customers to see who could submit a sunglasses photo with the most Summer Style.

Thanks to everyone who entered, but our team had to declare the winner was Kristy with this amazing shot!

Kristy will get any pair of sunglasses she’d like from FramesDirect.com! Congrats.

But we’d also like to shout out all the entries that we loved, but didn’t quite make the cut. Here are some of our favorites…

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Something to Talk About; Media Shout Outs

At FramesDirect.com we LOVE when influencers, writers, and vloggers connect with our brand and our product. Here’s a rundown of recent mentions from across the web:

 

Blogger and style connoisseur Franko Dean is passionate about fashion, and that’s no secret to his 116K Instagram followers. They look to him for inspiration for clothes, accessories, travel tips, and more. Franko Dean knows that the secret to a great look is in the details. That’s why he chose classic Ray-Ban Wayfarers to go with his patterned tee and white distressed denim. But then again, classic Wayfarers go with just about anything!

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Dr. Andrew G. Carr, aka inn8chiro on Instagram, is a practicing chiropractor and men’s style buff.  He has mastered not only the art form of having a great sense of fashion but also of being  able to capture his looks perfectly in photographs. We love the way he styled the Ray-Ban Clubmaster Wood sunglasses  with a rugged pair of boots and a smart indigo shirt, all the way buttoned up.

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Tommy Lei has made a name for himself as much more than an Instagram darling. His passion for aesthetics, art, beauty, and technology have led to work with major brands on their digital strategies and creative vision. Under the moniker mybelonging, Tommy showcases his unique worldview through fashion and photography.  He reminds us to appreciate the small things in life (like these round folding Ray-Ban sunglasses!)

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Changing direction from fashion to health, FramesDirect.com got a mention on MedicalDaily.com, a website dedicated to covering the health and science news that matters most. Since 75% of Americans need glasses, we thought an infographic that breaks down the science behind How Glasses Work would be of interest to a wide audience. In short, the lenses bend light to compensate for vision deficiencies in the eye, but if you want to know more check out the infographic!

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Next up, we got an awesome mention on MarieFranceAsia.com, the sister site of marie france magazine and mariefrance.fr, which caters to women across South East Asia. The article gives great recommendations regarding what glasses will flatter different face shapes. The slideshow features a Michael Kors  pair of eyeglasses that would be perfect on Demi Moore, or really anyone with a strong jawline!

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One of our favorite shout-outs comes from a handsome young man that modeled for our most recent FramesDirect.com photo shoot. Doesn’t dade_horton look amazing in these classic Ray-Ban Large Metal Aviators with blue mirrored lenses?

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We also received a very educational shout-out from FramesDirect.com’s favorite sneakerhead vlogger T-Blake. He shared how to use Flexible Spending Account money on eyeglasses. FSA money is tax free! You can also use Health Spending Account (HSA) funds to pay for prescription eyeglasses, sunglasses, and contact lenses. T Blake lets everyone know they don’t have to skimp on eyewear to gain this benefit, any prescription eyewear is eligible, whether its Ray-Ban, Prada, or a less expensive brand.

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The MSN Money site also referenced FramesDirect.com recently when they quoted one of our articles about where Ray-Ban sunglasses are made. Even though Ray-Ban is an iconic American brand, they are often manufactured in Italy or China, depending on the style. If you want to learn about more “American” products made overseas, check out the slideshow.

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Last but certainly not least, you can see an awesome pair of Prada sunglasses being featured all over HelloMrsBlog.com. This adorable bohemian beauty gives lots of actionable advice on lifestyle and fashion, and best of all she shops in ways that are more attainable and affordable than many other bloggers. Steal her look or just get inspired here.

DRIVEWEAR® : Lenses that Change for Driving

You may have seen the TV commercials about Transitions lenses and how they can adjust colors and darken automatically when you step into the sun. Transitions protect your eyes from bright light and you never have to worry about changing into your sunglasses.

They’re brilliant and convenient, but the original Transitions don’t work too well when you are behind the wheel of a vehicle. Modern windshields do a great job of blocking UV rays, which means the light necessary to activate photochromic lenses is being blocked as well. If you were counting on your Transitions this could leave you slightly blinded by the bright highway ahead.

One solution is simply swap to your trusty polarized prescription sunglasses, but they don’t vary under different light conditions. If they’re dark, they’re just dark.

To solve this problem, Transitions invented DriveWear lenses. DriveWear combines the two technologies – polarized and photochromatic.  They can sense and adapt to the light conditions both inside and outside your vehicle, so you get protection from glare and custom tinting in a single lens. The difference is that DriveWear lenses are specifically designed for driving, created to protect you even as the light condition changes as you drive.

Check out the Drivewear demo or watch the video below:

If you have any questions about DriveWear lenses or about your sunglasses in general, one of our FramesDirect.com opticians will be happy to help!

DriveWear lenses can be selected as a lens option when ordering prescription glasses online at FramesDirect.com.

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Top 12 Hipster Eyewear Choices

The term “hipster” was first coined in the Jazz era of the 1940s, but it has come to mean something a bit different in the twenty-tens. Hipsters are on the cutting-edge of modern trends, yet tend to favor fashion that is influenced by vintage designs.  This paradoxical take on culture makes it hard to pin down hipster style. But when you mix a funky, retro sensibility with unmistakably bold design, you get statement-making glasses that seem progressive – even when they’ve already been around the block a few times.

Top 6 Hipster Sunglasses

The Original Wayfarer: Ray-Ban RB2140

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The Original Ray-Ban Wayfarers have been around since the 1950’s when they were the ultimate in rebellious cool. Although Wayfarers are now a fashion staple, they can still add a little edginess to your look. Ray-Ban Wayfarers are the no-brainers of hipster style, you will see them in every variation at your favorite music festival. But don’t go for the cheap knock-offs with the fluorescent temples; show your hipster cred with the genuine article.

Randolf Engineering P-3 Submariner

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Round shaped lenses are a must for any dedicated follower of fashion. Whether you go full flower-child or prefer a more geek-chic take on the trend, you cannot go wrong with this Randolph Engineering pair. Randolph sunglasses are made in the USA from high quality materials. A timeless look that is currently having its moment in the sun.

Carrera Hot/S Sunglasses

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If you’re on the sportier end of the hipster spectrum, you may fall in love with these big 70’s inspired aviators. A bold, acetate shield-style front and metal temples create unique contrast. And you can personalize your look with many color choices for both frame and lens. This Palladium Green lens is eye-catching, but if you’re really wild try the white frames with grey gradient lens for a head-turning look.

Persol PO3105S Sunglassespersol sunglasses

These Persol sunglasses feature a prominent acetate browline finished off with metal at the bottom edge. This is a classier look than the Wayfarer, but equally timeless. For the hipster that takes a little more time with his appearance, these Clubmaster-inspired shades will elevate your look (so you’re not just another bearded guy on a bike.)

Oakley Holbrook Sunglasses oakley sunglasses

Let’s say you love the Wayfarer, but you don’t want to look like every other hipster on the block. This 80’s style from Oakley is perfect for the next generation who love fluorescent colors and mirrored lenses. Oakley Holbrook are a little more unexpected and off-the-cuff, adding a casual vibe to any outfit. They are also incredibly lightweight and comfortable – perfect for long brunch lines.

Miu Miu MU54RS Sunglasses miu miu glasses

Miu Miu is like the trendy younger sister of Prada and they have their finger on the pulse of what young people will be wearing next. These heart-shaped shades may seem juvenile, but a tongue-in-cheek love of kitsch of one of the tenets of hipsterdom. Whether you want to go full Valentine’s Day with a red pair, or more understated in these black ones, there’s no doubt you’ll feel the love while looking like a heart-eyes emoji.

Top 6 Hipster Eyeglasses

The Ray-Ban Clubmaster RX5154

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Pretty much a necessary part of the hipster uniform, a pair of Ray-Ban Clubmaster eyeglasses will show the world that you’re a deep thinker and a difference maker. These flattering frames will perfectly off-set any style from rockabilly to rock climber. Full of character, Clubmasters have that “nerdy” quality that will add some dimension to your look.

Polo PH2083 Eyeglasses

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Well hello Professor! These Polo eyeglasses are perfect for the more preppy-leaning hipster. With a classic keyhole bridge and round lenses, they will complete your throwback look. Pair them with some tartan trousers and a waxed mustache and be the envy of your homebrew co-op. Also, these small frames will work well with higher prescriptions.

Kate Spade Analena Eyeglasses

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Cat-eye shaped eyeglasses are the quintessential fun and flirty way to express your individuality. Many hipsters are fond of the “sexy librarian” look and these Kate Spade Analena glasses are the perfect choice to pair with your vintage cardigan and chunky Mary-Janes. Go for classic black or really embrace your inner grandma with a flowery pair.

Shuron Ronstrong Eyeglassesshuron glasses

John Lennon? Harry Potter? Round wire-rimmed eyeglasses are back in style and being seen more and more on young celebrities and taste makers. Shuron is a great brand for timeless shapes and high quality materials. The choice of metal finish is up to you, but whether you prefer silver, gold, or black you’ll be serving American Gothic realness with these Made in America Shuron frames.

Cazal 7053 Eyeglasses cazal

Cazal glasses have been popular for decades in the Hip Hop community for their impeccable quality and flashy styling. The double bridge is definitely back in for eyeglasses, so this pair is on point trend-wise. But you need confidence in your personal style to make these work if you’re not a founding member of Run D.M.C. However, risks come with rewards so you may just end up being the coolest guy in the room.

Caviar Goliath II Eyeglasses caviar glasses

Last but not least are these statement making Goliath II eyeglasses from Caviar. These remind me of an old school Hollywood agent or an eccentric art collector. The unique shaped lenses and oversized scale will be sure to get you attention. These super unique glasses are for the hipster that really does want to stray from the mainstream.

 

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Twelve Style Experts Who Love Sunglasses As Much As We Do

by Sarah Hall Weaver

We want to share the love with a little shout out to some of our favorite Instagrammers, vloggers, and lifestyle experts. Each of these style gurus has their own unique sense of fashion and found their own clever way of rocking our favorite accessories – sunglasses, of course! Check out these trending looks as we enjoy the last hurrah with our winter wear and start to gear up for spring.

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Kathleen Post from Lemon Blonde aces her brunch game with a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses…in fact, it looks like the whole squad got the memo! Kathleen is wearing the RB3447’s, a metal sunglasses design that’s at the top of the trends right now. The round shape is everything and the thin, sleek metal frame allows a minimalist look that goes with just about anything (yes, even an early afternoon of bottomless mimosas).

 

Kelechi Kalu is a singer, actor and man about town…and considering his expert-level fashion sense, it’s safe to say he does it all. We love this cool, collected, street-style look he finished off with a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses. He’s wearing the RB3517 which are actually folding sunglasses that fit easily into your shirt pocket, perfect if you’re a jet-setter on the go like Kelechi.

 

Steph Weber, aka Trendy In Indy, is a fashion blogger that works as a buyer and brand manager by day. Steph gave this cute, casual look an edgy upgrade by topping it off with a pair of timeless Ray-Ban aviators. She’s wearing the RB3025 sunglasses, the most classic pair of metal aviators around. This unisex style has a long-standing history of being a simple solution for any ensemble in need of something definitively cool.

 

Dylan Benjamin, the blogger behind Life By Dylan, is an entrepreneur, health nut and proud papa of one cute little dude. He’s also a recent transplant to our hometown of Austin! He rocks a pair of Oakley Tailpin sunglasses and we just love this style on Dylan. It has a slim, sophisticated frame and unique temple line that looks totally fresh with casual wear like you see here, but balances nicely when it’s time to suit up too.

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Lauren Wells is a travel and lifestyle writer that brought along her sunnies to the best place you can go—the beach! A fly pair of sunglasses, super soft sand and warm emerald waters…what else could you need? Lauren is wearing classic Ray-Ban aviators, a versatile look that can be as bold or as fun-loving as you need it to be.

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Dr. Andrew G. Carr, aka inn8chiro on Instagram, is a practicing chiropractor and men’s style buff. He has a cool, eclectic air to his look and is a top notch expert in the elusive art of layering. We love the way he uses different texturesdenims, wools, flannels, leathers, etc. Here Dr. Carr wears a sleek pair of Oakley Twoface sunglasses for another element of contrast. The sharp lines along the temples and ultra-smooth finish give these shades a nice pop against his knits.

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Our friends at Hungry Hipsters have a knack for putting a rumble in our tummies and making us completely second guess the level of fun we incorporate into our day-to-day ensembles. This style super-team particularly reigns supreme when it comes to accessorizing. From funky cell phone cases to the wildest of handbags, expect lots of color and quirky, playful shapes in each of their looks. Here they pulled some perfectly pink sunnies for a sugar-sweet Valentine’s post. These RB4253 Ray-Ban sunglasses feature a trending design in a shiny fuxia frame that will have you seeing hearts…even if Feb. 14 is long out of sight.

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Breann Bowman is an indisputable master of all things neutral. This ultra-chic, lifestyle bloggin’ mama claims to “never wear color” and she more than pulls it off. Here she sports a pair of RB4253F Ray-Ban sunglasses in shiny opal beigesomething to stray away from grayscale but a sophisticated, striking neutral nonetheless. We especially love the sense of depth and texture she gets from the translucent frames.

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Alex Young is the lifestyle blogger behind Eat Style Dallas. We love Alex’s clean-cut, well-kempt yet totally chill sense of style. Ok, ok, we love drooling over all the delicious noms he posts too! His simple, uncluttered approach to fashion is a great way to let the quality of a wardrobe piece shine a little more brightly. Here he’s rocking a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses with wood frames. The handsome walnut finish gives this accessory a special, sophisticated pop, as evident even when clipped along his T-shirt collar as an indoor style statement.

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Josh McBride, lifestyle expert extraordinaire, visited CBS LA to share some Valentine’s Day gift ideas for your special guy. He brought along a pair of Oakley sunglasses and a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses to show off. Josh describes these popular brands as “trendy” and “in”, and we think he was right on the nose. We love the idea of designer sunglasses as gifts for your SO because they are perfectly practical and universally liked, making them an easy win for even the most difficult-to-shop-for guy.

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Amy and Nathan of Two Drifters are travel-minded lovebirds with an adventurous sense of style. As they travel the world arm-in-arm, they keep it cool and classic with little pops of smart, trendy detail. Being the experienced travelers that they are, they know to keep a pair of sunnies on hand at all times—even while enjoying beautiful Vermont in the heart of winter (all that snow catches a mean glare!). Here Amy’s rocking the CATS 1000, super chic, oversized Ray-Ban sunglasses. Paired with a satin bomber jacket, she has a hip look that’s well-suited to exploring the neat streets of Manchester Center.

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Last but not least, Riann Star, a fashion and lifestyle vlogger, includes one of the most in-demand designs in her current trend reportRay-Ban’s Gatsby sunglasses. We love her fun, flirty sense of style, but especially her ongoing focus on minimalism. She has a talent for picking sharp, key pieces rather than over cluttering a look with too many elements and competing details. Riann groups these sleek, double bridge sunglasses opposite faux furs and velvet accessories. Altogether, she a locked in a great selection of textures that will really work well with each other when paired into full ensembles.

2017 Pantone Color Report: Shop Sunglasses in Spring Hues

source: https://www.pantone.com/fashion-color-report-spring-2017

The Pantone Color Institute provides inspiration each season by choosing a range of colors that speak to the moment we’re in, reflecting the zeitgeist of fashion and design. The 2017 spring colors are a palette of vibrant yet cooling colors, full of optimism and hearkening back to the natural world.

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A wonderful way to incorporate this seasonal collection of colors into your wardrobe is a new pair of sunglasses. We’ve searched through our collection for shades that echo the spring Pantone palette to help you embrace the Spring in style.

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The first four sunglasses are for women and the last three are men’s. Versace VE4317 sunglasses kick off our list with a gorgeous take on Pale Dogwood, a gentle blushing pink that is both innocent and warm.

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The transparent stripes and classic Medusa head logo on the temple are toned down by the sweet coloring. The next lovely shade we’re featuring is the confident and bold Lapis Blue. This is not the cooling gentle blue of baby showers – its a striking blue that works equally well for the unisex Ray-ban Wayfarers  and the uber-feminine Coach HC8169 sunglasses  with the side cut-outs. michael kors sunglasses

Another tone that works equally well for women and men’s shades is the easy, neutral Hazelnut. Hazelnut looks gorgeous on this Michael Kors pair (MK1012) as well as on the super sporty Bolle Tempest. Both of these pairs, although completely different styles, take the beige Hazelnut color to the next level by adding impressive sparkle and sheen.
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Swinging now wildly from that versatile neutral to Pink Yarrow, a tropical and stimulating shade that will not be ignored. If the hot pink/fuchsia family is your thing, then these Juicy Couture Juicy 572/S sunglasses are just the ticket.
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Finally we have the green color that is the perfect, natural, earthy background for these brighter hues. It’s named after a vegetable that has become a buzzword for health: kale! Although it is less vibrant, Kale is rich and calm – perfect for a relaxing spring day. These Polo PH4110 sunglasses are an understated way to bring color to your spring wardrobe.

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Latest from Carrera, Hilfiger, and McQueen + NEW Brand: Carlos Santana

At FramesDirect.com we’re constantly updating our site with the latest eyewear styles to keep the selection fresh and exciting. And it’s not all about Ray-Ban and Oakley. Check out a few new frames from some slightly more under-the-radar designers. Carrera has a cult following and McQueen is known for goth inspired luxury. And if you’re not curious about the most recent Tommy Hilfiger sunglasses, maybe you would like the newest brand on our site, Carlos Santata. Oye como va!

Carrera sunglasses

These teardrop shaped Carrera shades are aviator-inspired, but with a twist. Known for their super sporty 70s influenced designs, Carrera brings us promptly up to 2017 with this fashion-forward look. Gold detailing keeps things classy and adjustable nose pads will guarantee an no-slip fit. Try them in tortoise for a softer look.

alexander mcQueen glasses

Alexander McQueen eyeglasses are known for being on the cutting edge of trends. With this pair, you get not only a bold and modern look, but well thought-out construction that will ensure the frames sit comfortably. With an eye size of 50 these are perfect for smaller faces and people with strong prescriptions

ommy Hilfiger sunglasses

Round lenses are everywhere these days, and so are throwback double bridges. This pair of Tommy Hilfiger sunglasses brings two trends together with major impact. Reflective lenses will keep your identity under wraps. All anyone will know is how cool that mystery man (or woman) is behind the shades. Check out the lovely rose gold version as well.

Carlos Santana eyeglasses

This pair of creamy, turquoise frames are sure to garner many compliments. From the new brand on the block, Carlos Santana, who brings the same style savvy he’s known for with his shoe line to eyewear. The square shape is modern yet flattering and the silver detailing at the temple will bring some light to your face.

Smith sunglasses

And finally, Smith Optics carries out their tradition of crafting durable, stylish eyewear for active lifestyles with this amazing pair of shield sunglasses – in sparkling gold. Yes these are great for the slopes, but we think you could make these work as a fashion statement on the pavement as well.

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Golden Globes 2017 Eyewear Edition: Glasses of the Stars

The stars came out in droves for the 2017 Golden Globes awards ceremony last night. All eyes were on the red carpet, checking which celebrities brought their A-game. While La La Land was the clear winner, the film Moonlight and the television show Atlanta were on everyone’s lips as they collected the accolades. The audience was also filled with excitement when Brad Pitt took the stage to present.

But the big moment of the night went to Meryl Streep, the recipient of this year’s Cecil B. DeMille Award. Streep is regarded as one of the finest actresses in the film industry. She used her platform of recognition last night to address political concerns and issue a call-to-action for artists and journalists. Always the epitome of class, Streep looked regal in a black gown with bejeweled applique and, of course, a pair of glasses.

Lulu Guinness L750 Eyeglasses

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If you’re in the market for a coppery, semi-rimless, cat-eye frame like Meryl’s we’ve come up with a few options that fit the bill. The Lulu Guinness L750 eyeglasses are comparable. And this Vera Wang pair (Caitlin) are also similar. But you can take this look to the next level, with Lafont Indigo frames, a true style statement.

Billy Bob Thorton accepted the trophy for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series (Drama) for his performance in the Amazon Original Series Goliath wearing sunglasses that look a lot like the Ray-Ban Clubround.

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And Steve Carell, along with Kristen Wiig, introduced the films nominated for best animated feature film. While handing out the award to Zootopia, Carell wore some interesting two-tone acetate frames that gave his look a retro twist. You too can be quirky-cool like Steve in these Shuron Sidewinder eyeglasses. Choose the “Black Fade” option or the popular “Crystal” clear version to take part in this throwback trend.

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