Eyewear Trends for 2020

Eyewear Trends for 2020

Eyewear trends are continually changing, and we love staying in style and trying out the newest frames, here’s the latest on eyewear trends for 2020.

Rimless Glasses: Rimless glasses are great for minimalists. The glasses come in various shapes, from rectangles to circle. They are lightweight, match every outfit, and don’t obstruct or take away from your facial features.

Aviators: Aviators are timeless; I swear they never go out of style. The aviator is a style that almost anyone can pull off, and they come in a variety of colors; gold and silver being the most popular.

Eyewear trends are constantly changing and we love staying in style and trying out the newest frames, here's the latest on eyewear trends for 2020.

Clear Frames: I’ve seen the transparent clear frames everywhere, and I’ve got to admit, I love them. If you think this style might not be for you, try a pair on, you might be surprised. They look stylish, match every outfit, and complement almost any complexion or hair color.

Eyewear trends are constantly changing and we love staying in style and trying out the newest frames, here's the latest on eyewear trends for 2020.

Round Frames: Syles come full circle, and that includes oversized round frames. Round frames are back in style; they are trendy, with a retro look. I think they make your face more petite and highlight your eyes, and round sunglasses offer more surface area, which provides more protection from the sun.

Eyewear trends are constantly changing and we love staying in style and trying out the newest frames, here's the latest on eyewear trends for 2020.

Whatever frames you choose, we are sure they will look fantastic on you! We’re even here to help you decide which look and frame are best for you. Stop on into The Sunglass Shoppe in Petoskey, Traverse City, or Charlevoix, Michigan.

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Ways to Take Care of Your Eyes

Ways to Take Care of Your Eyes

Preventative eye care is important. There are many ways to take care of your eyes, some that you might already be doing. If not, it may be time to start.

Eat Healthy Food: Your eyes need vitamins and nutrients to stay healthy. Including lutein, zeaxanthin, vitamins A, C, and E, beta-carotene, omega-3 fatty acids, and zinc. A good way to get these nutrients are protein, vegetables, fruits, and dairy.

Wear Safety Glasses: If you’re mowing the lawn, working on a job with hazardous materials, or playing a sport, you should wear safety glasses to protect your eyes from any eye injury.

Regular Eye Exams: Regular eye exams can detect eye problems at an early stage, especially if you keep up on them.

Wear Sunglasses: UV protection means blocking the ultraviolet rays from reaching your eyes. UV rays aren’t just out in the summer or on a bright sunny day; they can reflect off sand, water, ice, and snow, even on an overcast day, so make sure to wear your sunglasses.

Limit Screen Time: Too much screen time can cause eye strain. If you can’t limit your time on a computer or in front of a screen, make sure to keep your eyes moist with eye drops. Stop in and ask us about our blue light prescription glasses.

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Tips for Selecting New Eyewear

Tips for Selecting New Eyewear

Picking out a new pair of glasses isn’t always easy. Whether you are in the market for eyeglasses or sunglasses, here are some tips for selecting new eyewear.

What is your face shape?

Oval: You should choose frames that are as wide as the broadest part of your face. Rectangular and square frames seem to look the best on oval face shapes, but it is a personal preference.

Square: Thicker frames are very flattering on square faces, choosing a thicker frame will help bring out your features. Round and oval frames tend to look the best on square face shapes.

Heart: Heart-shaped faces are wider at the forehead and smaller at the chin. You’ll want to avoid oversized and thick frames and go for something a little thinner with a round or oval shape.

Round: A round face shape means the height and width of your face are pretty much the same lengths. To elongate your round face, try a square or regular shape frame. Even a pop of color would look great.

Diamond: Diamond face shapes are the rarest face shape. Most frames look good on a diamond-shaped face, but for your best look, try a rimless or oval frame. 

What’s your skin, eye, and hair color?

Your skin, eyes, and hair color play an important role in figuring out which frames you should buy.

Skin Tone:

Cool: Cool skin tones are known to have pink undertones. Look for frames with cool undertones as well, like grey, green, and silver.

Neutral: A neutral skin tone means having pink and golden undertones. Having a neutral skin tone is great for your search on frames, choose an all-black frame, try a tortoise, or add a pop of color.

Warm: A warm skin tone means having golden undertones. Look for frames with golden undertones as well, like tortoise, brown, or gold.

Eye Color:

Blue: Tortoise and navy complement blue eyes and make them stand out a bit more.

Green: Brown and caramel colors showcase green eyes well, or chose any warm tone to bring out those green eyes.

Hazel: Amber colored glasses bring out those hazel eyes, along with metallic and grey.

Brown: Black and brown frames look great with brown eyes, but if you want to be adventurous, try an olive or bronze frame.

Hair Color:

Black: Black frames, along with frames with a tortoise color look sleek when pairing with your black hair.

Brown: Your brown hair will look wonderful with an earthy toned frame like tortoiseshell. If you have highlighted brown hair, try a toned glass or clear glass with a clear frame. This is a fashionable look that is coming back in style. 

Blonde: Tortoise, brown, and other warm color frames complement blonde hair.

Red: Red hair looks great with a darker frame like black or brown, but if you love color, try a jeweled blue color.

Grey/white: Grey and white, natural or not, grey hair looks great with neutral-colored frames like brown, black, or even a mix. You could also try frames with a little color.

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Parts of an Eyeglass Frame

Parts of an Eyeglass Frame

Have you ever wondered about your glasses? Learn more about the parts of your eyeglass frames to find out some neat facts.

1. Temple Tips help keep your glasses in place and make them more comfortable to wear.

2. The temples, on the side of the glasses, are also known as arms. They connect the frames to the temple tips and can vary in size to fit your face.

3. The bridge is the small bar that connects the frame of the glasses and sits on your nose.

4. The clear material that fits inside the frame is called the lens; this is where your unique prescription is placed.

5. The hinges on the frame have tiny springs and screws that allow the temples to move.

6. The end pieces extend from each side of the frame allowing an area where the temples can connect to the frame.

7. Screws hold the temples onto the frame.

8. Most plastic frames like the picture above have plastic nose pads, but metal frames have a clear plastic nose pad that is added on to the frame. These help your glasses stay on your face.

9. Frames are the front part of your glasses, they hold in the lenses, come in many styles, and are connected to the temples.

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Lens Color Options and What They Mean

Lens Color Options and What They Mean

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Sunglass Color Guide:

Grey: Grey is a neutral tint. The grey tint lets you see colors in their purest form, which means they are great for driving and outdoor sports like hiking and golf. Grey is one of the most popular color selections because it can be good for cloudy and sunny days. Grey also offers overall protection from the glare from snow and water.

Green: Green tints offer high contrast and visual sharpness. The shade is great for sunny and low-light environments. Green tinted glasses are an excellent option for boating, outdoor sports, or daily use. Green lenses are perfect for everyday wear.

Yellow and orange: Yellow lenses filter out blue light, which can cause eye strain. A lot of outdoorsmen (and women), baseball players, skiers, and target shooters prefer yellow lenses because it provides clarity and visual sharpness.

Amber and brown: Although not recommended on cloudy days or in low light, the amber and brown tint is excellent for sunny days and improves your depth perception. 

Rose and red: Comforting to the eye, sunglasses with a red tint can reduce eye strain by blocking blue light, similar to yellow and orange lenses. Red lenses work well in the snow and most other weather conditions.

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Are Sunglasses Really That Important?

Are Sunglasses Really That Important?

Wearing sunglasses allows you to represent your flair, your personality, and are a fun accessory, but are sunglasses really that important?

Sunglasses are a summer (and winter) staple for me; I wear them all of the time. I love how they protect my eyes, and that I have so many super fun options to choose from. There are so many different lens options and colors to choose from; you can’t go wrong. But let’s talk about the benefits:

Why Are Sunglasses Important?

There's no question that when you wear sunglasses, you feel like you have more confidence. But are sunglasses really that important?
  • UV Protection: UV protection means blocking the ultraviolet rays from reaching your eyes. UV rays aren’t just out in the summer or on a bright sunny day; they can reflect off sand, water, ice, and snow, even on an overcast day.
  • Sunglasses in the Winter: You may not see as many people wearing sunglasses in the winter as you do in the summer, but sunglasses protect your eyes year-round. Don’t forget, the sun reflects off the snow and ice too.
  • Better Vision in the Sun: Wearing sunglasses will help you see better in bright light. Sunglasses help cut down on reflective glare and can help improve the colors and contrast of your outside view.
  • Eye Protection: When you are outside, the wind is blowing, and depending on the season, there is sand, snow, allergens, etc. in the air. Instead of letting the wind, sand, and snow irritate your eyes, you can protect them with your favorite sunglasses or eyewear.
  • Add an Rx: The great thing about sunglasses is when you have an optical prescription, you can combine the two and have prescription sunglasses. Prescription sunglasses are one of my favorite accessories, and they come in so many frame options.

You can check out some of our favorite sunglass brands, like Ray-Ban, Maui Jim, Zeal, and many more at the Sunglass Shoppe-Unique Optics. Stop in and visit one of our many locations:

Petoskey Location: 325 East Lake Street

Traverse City location: 137 East Front Street

Charlevoix location: 415 Bridge Street (Closed for the Season)

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