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Old 03-18-2017, 02:51 PM
 
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What is the trend for fashion in eyeglass frames? I'm seeing larger frames around here. What do you think is the fashion trend in frames? Plastic, metal, smaller, larger, shape, etc.
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Old 03-18-2017, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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My glasses this year are really interesting. I have thinner plastic than in recent years - yellow that transitions to grey. They are a mid-sized square subtle cat eye shape And the sides are a copper metal. I have been getting loads of compliments. They are the right amount of edgy.

These in color 2!
http://www.williammorris.co.uk/willi...product_id=843
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Old 03-18-2017, 04:02 PM
 
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Big, heavy, lots of thick plastic in the frames, bright colours. Either that or lightweight titanium...
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Old 03-18-2017, 04:03 PM
 
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My glasses this year are really interesting. I have thinner plastic than in recent years - yellow that transitions to grey. They are a mid-sized square subtle cat eye shape And the sides are a copper metal. I have been getting loads of compliments. They are the right amount of edgy.

These in color 2!
London : WL6977
Those are nice. More subtle than some of the frames I've seen. The shape is just slightly retro... the colour makes them look more contemporary....
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Old 03-19-2017, 08:24 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I really don't care what is "in style" as look as they are flattering. I don't wish to make a statement as much as I want my glasses to be practically unnoticeable.
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Old 03-19-2017, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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My glasses this year are really interesting. I have thinner plastic than in recent years - yellow that transitions to grey. They are a mid-sized square subtle cat eye shape And the sides are a copper metal. I have been getting loads of compliments. They are the right amount of edgy.

These in color 2!
London : WL6977
Those are very pretty frames. However, I can't believe that website calls the sides of the frame "arms" The correct term for them is "temples." Our optical has had the same style for a while now: large black plastic. Patients want the black plastic, and if not in black, some other large plastic frame in another solid color. I have encouraged my patients to be open to different styles because in our hot climate, huge plastic frames can become a slip and fall risk People with small faces usually look better in metal frames. But patients often shy away from metal. I have heard many complaints about how uncomfortable nosepads are. This issue can be solved with softer nosepads or a simple adjustment. Although plastic works great for many patients, metal has an advantage of being more adjustable than plastic and is usually lighter.

Many patients are unaware that their glasses need to be adjusted periodically. Taking them on and off repeatedly over the course of a year or two changes the alignment of the frame, and an optician can set things right again and improve comfort. You should not be charged for this service, even if you did not buy the frames there. If you are, I suggest you try another optical. This is the frame I got this year. My face is very small so metal works better for me.

Westgroupe.com
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Old 03-19-2017, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Those are nice. More subtle than some of the frames I've seen. The shape is just slightly retro... the colour makes them look more contemporary....
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Those are very pretty frames. However, I can't believe that website calls the sides of the frame "arms" The correct term for them is "temples." Our optical has had the same style for a while now: large black plastic. Patients want the black plastic, and if not in black, some other large plastic frame in another solid color. I have encouraged my patients to be open to different styles because in our hot climate, huge plastic frames can become a slip and fall risk People with small faces usually look better in metal frames. But patients often shy away from metal. I have heard many complaints about how uncomfortable nosepads are. This issue can be solved with softer nosepads or a simple adjustment. Although plastic works great for many patients, metal has an advantage of being more adjustable than plastic and is usually lighter.

Many patients are unaware that their glasses need to be adjusted periodically. Taking them on and off repeatedly over the course of a year or two changes the alignment of the frame, and an optician can set things right again and improve comfort. You should not be charged for this service, even if you did not buy the frames there. If you are, I suggest you try another optical. This is the frame I got this year. My face is very small so metal works better for me.

Westgroupe.com
I haven't found a metal frame I liked in a while so my last 5 pairs have been plastic. They also keep their shape better it seems. I wear contacts most of the time and glasses at home. Finding the right fit is hard, I have a small face and nose bridge. But I like the trend of bigger frames. I don't want mine to disappear, I want them to make a statement.
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Old 03-19-2017, 03:14 PM
 
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The only thing I care about is being able to find frames that allow larger lenses. I have had to go to frames that are actually too large for me in order to get a reasonably large lens - because the "fashion" seems to be for teensy tiny lenses that you can barely see anything through because they are so freakin' small. My generations called them "granny glasses". I have no idea what current generations call them. I call them freakin' USELESS.

I really really want Ben Franklin glasses - where the "bifocal" portion is the entire lower half of the lens. Those tiny little "D" insets are - again - virtually useless for anything practical. I have to constantly turn my head from side to side just to be able to read text across the width of my screen. Forget doing anything like reading a book, or crochet or other fine work while wearing bifocals.

I have to have FOUR pairs of glasses because of this nonsense - one for reading, one for driving, one for the computer, and a pair of bifocals for those times when switching from one pair to the other really isn't practical.

So give me bigger lenses. Those tiny lenses are a literal pain in the neck.
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Old 03-19-2017, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Larger, plastic frames have been on trend for several years. Occasionally I see someone with round old-fashioned glasses, and this style suits some people.

I've worn Silhouette frames for the past decade or so. These are frameless and are very light with the separate nose piece that keeps them from slipping down my nose. I am on my third or fourth pair of Silhouette brand glasses. I wish they weren't so expensive though.

Silhouette eyewear
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Old 03-19-2017, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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I saw a kid with Harry Potter glasses that was real big and round. He looked real strange.
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