Sunglasses and prescription eyewear are two accessories that some of us can’t live without. Fortunately you have the choice of doing them all in one or separately.As an eyeglass wearer for life I search for the best.
Trends in eyewear now are so big and there are so many choices Over the past few months I’ve come across some unique brands that have a lot to offer.
Prescription Eyes for those who know what they want
For those of you looking for a great deal look no further. I recently discovered BonTon look during Fashion week in NYC and was literally floored by the choices. I can’t think of another word but Hipster..because well they are soooo cool.
BonLook.com is high end eyewear made from traditional Italian crafting. The owner actually took what she learned in Italy and created affordable stylish prescription eyewear you can purchase without ever leaving you home. There is even a section on the site to try on each frame by uploading your photo . Traditionals, vintage , and nerdy chic all can be found here. A perfect fit is determined by entering in your current fram dimensions. Choose frames by shape ,color , mens or womens add your prescription and viola. One prices gets you great thin lenses and frames with free delivery to your door.What’s not to love?
In Store Experience
SEE Eyewear Shops
The latest NYC store opened in Soho a few months back. SEE is an amazing assortment of frames to choose from. What I love about their frames is that you can’t find them anywhere else and some are limited editions. In addition when you buy a frame it’s a package deal the lenses come with it for one price ! This is unheard of for the quality and the in store experience. something we don’t get enough of anymore .Try on as many frames as you like I promise you will leave with something . Here is video from my friends at Style Music TV SEE Soho opening
Specialized frames for the Ethnic features
Asians , Blacks and Hispanics all have features unique to each race. Speaking as one of them I know how challenging it can be to find frames that fit just right. Most eyewear frames are designed with a Caucasian face in mind which present a challenge when fitting. During 360 Style’s accessories lounge at Fashion Week I found TC Charton frames, geared towards Asian faces that have a certain type of nose bridge. The owner of the brand is of Chinese descent and she noticed how glasses “just don’t fit us the same way” designer Alexandra Peng Charton said. After working in the industry designing frames for more than 15 years she created a line that would stay on to avoid the constant push back. Personally I find myself doing this all the time and was relieved to know there is solution.
What a lot of people may not realize is that Oakley actually has a line of sunglasses and prescription glasses. In fact you can get your prescription lenses fitted for a pair of Oakleys. This is what I found out when I went to a preview. If you love big frames from Oakley these are a must have
GANT is primarily know for their men’s wear frames but they have a line of women’s eyewear as well. This springs sunnies are accessorized with animal print and charms .
What ever your eyewear situation one of these will fit you vision.