Adult Styles in Kid Friendly Sizes: Changes in Kids Eyewear

2015-07-21_11-20-49The eyewear pictured below isn’t for adults, it’s for kids! Today, large eyewear companies like Lilly Pulitzer, Penguin, and Ray-Ban have begun creating kids eyewear. These new eyeglasses and sunglasses are not traditional kid glasses, but smaller version of adult bestsellers to ensure that your kids will love them, and more importantly, wear them.

Symptoms from not wearing glasses are headaches, blurry vision, and fatigue. This affects grades in school and confidence levels in extracurricular activities. Its important to pick out a pair of glasses that your kids will love and will want to wear everyday. A pair that is comfortable, durable, and trendy.

bannerMore and more children, preteens, and teens are demanding more “adult” looking frames that remind them of what they see on their parents, and what they see on TV. Traditionally, kids glasses were styled as, well, “kids” glasses. They featured cartoon characters with over the top patterns and colors. But, as more teens and preteens start wearing glasses, demand for more fashion forward options has emerged.

Today, tops brands are simply creating kid-sized versions of their most popular, adult glasses. Now, teens and preteens can wear the same frames as their favorite TV stars and musicians (which means they will actually wear their glasses). This school year, make sure you get your child their annual eye exam, and make sure to get them a pair of frames they’ll love!

Here are some awesome, trendy children’s eyewear options you can find on FramesDirect.com

 

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Why Do I Need Reading Glasses?

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Reading glasses are an inevitability for most people, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for the $10 pair from the drug store with cheap lenses and little beads hanging off the temples…

It’s going to happen to everyone and you can’t fight it but that doesn’t mean that you have to get a boring pair from the drugstore down the street! Reading glasses (or readers) are a pair of glasses that help with close vision for activities like reading. Today many different, designer brands have been making stylish reading glasses that are cost effective, and for those who are not ready for bifocals.

Who needs reading glasses?

Deteriorating close vision is a symptom of an extremely common condition called Presbyopia. There is no treatment for Presbyopia because it is a natural phenomena that happens to our eyes as we get older. When we reach our forties, the lenses in our eyes start becoming less malleable, and it becomes more difficult for them to easily bend into the correct shape for up close vision. That means that activities like reading and driving can become more difficult. This is when adults in their forties begin to hold up books and menus at arms length to read them!

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Why don’t I just get bifocals?

Bifocal lenses are for people who need help with both far and near vision. The line on bifocal lenses can also be difficult to get used to. Bifocals can cost up to double what reading glasses do. Progressive lenses (which are like bifocals, but without an annoying line) can cost even more. If you are looking for a solution for just close vision, reading glasses are your best bet! Reading glasses come in six, generic powers that fit a majority of people (+1.00, +1.50, +1.75, +2.00, +2.25, +2.50, +3.00).

But reading glasses are ugly!

But they don’t have to be! Certain brands such as Private Eyes Readers and Corinne McCormack make beautiful readers that are fashion forward, professional, and not too expensive. If you need sunglasses, well-known sunglasses brands like Costa and Maui Jim make Costa C-Mates and Maui Jim Readers, which still have the style and innovation that is associated with the Costa and Maui Jim names, but at a more affordable cost!
More questions about reading glasses? Check out these awesome reading glasses below and our reading glasses page at FramesDirect.com!!

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Lens Color Guide: Which Color is Right for You?

Sporty Sunglasses Lenses come in a variety of colors and options from vermillian to bright blue. FramesDirect.com knows that it can be confusing when choosing the right lens color for your needs.

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If you are still trying to figure out what kind of sunglasses fit well with your sport of choice, visit our handy Sunglasses Infographic, but if you have the frames and are not sure which color lenses you need, here is a short explanation of which colors are meant for what activities.

Dark Colors (Brown, Black, Grey, Green)

Dark colored lenses are your typical, sunglasses lenses. They are used for everyday activities like hiking, driving, and swimming. These colors tend to cut down on glare, and are good for outdoor activities that, without sunglasses, would require a lot of squinting. If you are looking for a color that is fashion forward and can be used for a variety of outside activities green is the color for you! For a more toned down, classic look, stick with staple colors like black, grey, and brown.

Light Colors

Most light colored lenses make your environment appear lighter. This does not mean, however, that they cannot provide 100% UV protection. Light colored lenses are normally specialty lenses. For example, yellow lenses filter blue light from computer screens, and are also good for cutting through fog and other low-light situations. Other colors like pink or red lenses reduce eye strain, and provide contrast for low-light activities such as hiking in the evening. For more information on specific colors, check out our Lens Color Guide, or take a look below at this nifty chart!

Color Lense Guide

 

We known that choosing the right lens color can be overwhelming, but once you have the perfect lens and frame combo, you can turn your sunglasses into a customized fashion statement!