1. From Geeky Thick Frames to their Slimmer Sister
Thin metal frames aren’t just for your favorite 90’s sitcom; they’re also one of the hottest eyewear style trends for 2019. Slimmed down to perfection with definite sculpted lines, thin metal frames are tailored, sleek and light on the face.
If you’ve been donning thick eyeglasses frames for the last couple of years, it’s time to refresh your look with 2019’s 70s-inspired metal frames. Choose thin metal-framed round glasses to a slightly larger aviator style frame. This eyewear trend is the perfect look for the playful minimalist that likes to have fun with their style.
2. Retro Minimalism
While eyeglasses frames today are considerably smaller than their oversized frame cousins of years gone by, retro eyeglasses styles are still prevalent, especially when it comes to women’s glasses.
Retro is overtaking every runway around the world in all aspects of fashion. However, these frames are not in the oversized styles we once loved. Cat eye and aviators are bang on trend, but tailored to perfection in a clean minimalistic look.
Retro eyewear in 2019 is all about material combos, with metal and acetate being the most popular pairing. The double bridge, once popular in the 70s and 80s, has also made a massive comeback.
3. Wooden – A Natural Eyeglasses Style Trend
An emerging eyewear trend and still strong in 2019 is the wooden effect, or actual wooden frames.
Earthly colors in olive, khaki, teak, pine and sandalwood are getting people excited about wooden framed eyeglasses. These natural tones complement any attire, and genuine wooden eyeglasses are also incredibly eco-friendly thanks to their raw material makeup.
4. Colorful Transparent Hues
Acetate frames are still a favorite, but again bold thick-rimmed glasses are out and thin are in. Practical and very in vogue, thin acetate frames are durable, lightweight and wearable all day opposed to their heavier counterparts.
Acetate frames come in all shapes and sizes, and this is your opportunity to add the runway’s favorite colors to your everyday style.
5. Blue Light Blockers for Digital Eye Strain
With more and more people spending countless hours in front of their screens, it’s really no surprise that blue light blocking lenses are becoming more and more widespread. Staring at a screen all day, whether it’s a computer or phone, can affect your vision and sleep. It’s now a well-known fact that protecting your eyes from computer eyestrain will impact eye health in the long run.
Blue light is considered to be a natural aspect of the visible light spectrum, and believe it or not it’s not only electronic screens that emit it. Blue light makes up about a quarter of all sunlight and much of the harmful wavelength, therefore, you should be protecting your retinas from potential blue light damage.
Also known as computer reading glasses, these eyeglass lenses help protect your vision and reduce eye strain during computer and digital device use. For prescription lenses, it’s imperative to have blue light blocking lenses fitted by an optician. A person’s typical reading distance is far different to that of a computer distance, therefore they need to be customized to the individual. Look for a brand that offers blue light anti-reflective filters. You do not need the “yellow” tinted lenses, but only the blue light filtering anti-reflective coating which looks very similar to normal anti-reflective coatings.