Glasses As An Accessory: What You Need To Know In 2018 & Beyond

Glasses As An Accessory: What You Need To Know In 2018 & Beyond

Phonetic Eyewear makes blue light blocking glasses.“Hey, four eyes!”

When was the last time you heard someone use that insult? Yeah, it’s been a while for us, too. In the last decade, glasses have quietly transformed from a fashion eyesore to a stylish accessory.

A Look At Eyewear’s Popularity

Designer frame collections are now available alongside the most recognizable big-name bags and shoes. And glasses are no longer just made to provide clear vision. They’re made to help the wearer look and feel good about themselves and are even available to people with 20/20 vision who just want to make a statement. With eyewear becoming hotter and hotter, it’s predicted that by 2022 the global eyewear market will reach $165 billion, with opticals accounting for 70 percent of that value.

Keeping Your Eyewear Fresh 

The downside of glasses being an accessory? “Hip” eyewear designs change constantly. It’s hard enough to shop for the latest clothes – now you have to keep up with current eyewear trends, too!

For shoppers, this makes it difficult to find frames that match their personality while also staying current. Many buy more than one pair – one for a more professional and timeless look, and a trendy pair that helps to show off their personality. So, if you’re unsure about the style level of your own glasses, we recommend considering:

  • Why You May Want Oval Frames: Oval frames are universally beloved, as they are able to frame almost any face. If you’d rather step up your shopping game, though, you can use our very own guide to frame shapes to determine which frames are the perfect complementary shape for you.
  • Why You May Want Semi-Rimless Frames: Semi-rimless frames are very popular among both men and women. These frames are recognizable for having a visible rim on the top of the glasses, and no visible rim on the bottom. They’re definitely subtle, but also stylish for all!
  • Why You May Want Rimless Frames: Completely rimless glasses are very popular in the business world. They help us see clearly without being overly distracting and bold. If this describes your preference, then you can search for this type of frame with confidence that it’ll look good.

Knowing What To Buy

Still worried that you’ll buy out-of-style glasses? The last bit of advice we can offer is to hit the Internet! Health magazines and fashion bloggers alike make it a point to highlight the latest trends in eyewear as accessories. From the best shapes to the most popular colors, you can find all the info you need (and more!) to look and see your best.

Don’t Settle For Style Alone

In our professional opinion, while finding glasses that look good is an important part of the shopping process, it’s not the only one! You can also shop for glasses that help you feel your best. Blue light blocking glasses are becoming particularly popular as our society becomes more and more addicted to screens. We’ve talked about the pervasive effects of blue light in the past – and to combat those effects, we make it a point to offer glasses that help you look and feel good.

Ready to start shopping? Remember: our prescription and standard computer eyewear is designed to protect your eyes from the effects of Digital Eye Strain, helping you look and feel your best. Take a look at Phonetic’s computer eyewear collections today!