Archive for September, 2010
Considering that one of the hot new trends in eyewear and reading glasses is vintage, there’s a site (and possibly others) that are interested in buying your older glasses (not beat up old…antique old ) One site in particular http://www.oldeyeglasses.com/ is interested in everything from frames to spare parts. So try your luck on this site and get a quote! Nice way to recycle and refresh your look!
Our fall collection of reading glasses is almost complete! We’ve added a ton of funky new shapes in great colors just in time for the season! We are steadfast in our commitment of quality, and guarantee your fashionable accessories are created with aspheric lenses, thin coating for scratch resistance, and spring hinges. In addition, each pair of Peepers reading glasses is accompanied by a fashionable case. We hope you enjoy the new collection!
If you’re in the mood to change up your wardrobe, accessories are a great and affordable way to update. Ran across an article on what’s hot in the eyeglass world/reading glasses and came upon 4 fun trends; Geek-Chic, Military, New Neutrals, and Gem Stones. Dr. Kerry Pearson, Optometrist with Pearson Eyecare Group , says glasses are an accessory and you need to make sure the frame styles also accentuate your face. Below is a link to the full article:
“Reading glasses and walking sticks can’t be disguised or hidden, so they might as well be flaunted.”
Great article on the “boomers” and how we see ourselves. Grab your coffee , your favorite pair of Peepers reading glasses and enjoy.
The generation that vowed to stay forever young is coming up on a major milestone. But for the 3.4 million Americans who were born in 1946, retirement is a distant prospect, and life still holds plenty of promise and surprises. They’ve been hippies and yuppies; and now it’s the time of the ‘abbies’: aging baby boomers.
Love the new colors Pantone released in their 2010 Fall Fashion Color Report. Great pallete to consider when updating your wardrobe and when chosing fun reading glasses. Below are the colors of the season:
I’ve put together some recommendations for cool specs to go with each color below:
Endive Consider 177 Stainless and Leather Men’s Reading Glasses
Consider 341 Golden Tapestry Reading Glasses
Consider 294 Stained Glasses Women’s Reading Glasses
Consider 498 Redwood Women’s Reading Glasses
Consider 488 Call of the Wild Women’s Reading Glasses
Consider 372 Twinkle Taupe Rhinestone Reading Glasses
Consider 344 Tahitian Lagoon Women’s Reading Glasses
Consider 330 Hummingbird Women’s Reading Glasses
Consider 314 Venetian Copper Men’s Reading Glasses
Consider 381 Ombre Cheer Women’s Reading Glasses
To view the entire Pantone Fashion Color Report Click Here
I keep hearing about ”Computer Vision Syndrome” and its affects on eyes. I came across an article that goes in depth on the condition and what you can do to alleviate the symptoms. Reading glasses can help, but it’s best to see your optometrist for professional treatment and diagnosis.
An excerpt from the article ”Tired Eyes Need a Break. How to beat computer vision syndrome ” by By Dr. Melanie Amarasooriya, is below
“Computer vision syndrome is the name given to a collection of signs and symptoms related to eyes and vision that occur due to use of computers. This is commonly found among those who use computers more than two hours per day. Statistics in the U.S. suggest that 1 out of every 6 people needing eye examinations have symptoms of Computer vision syndrome.
Symptoms of Computer vision syndrome:
1. Eye strain
2. Blurring of vision
3. Double vision
4. Difficulty looking at light
5. Burning sensation and irritation of eye
6. Headache (This could also be associated with neck pain, back pain and shoulder pain)”
Bifocals are dual-vision glasses that allow the patient to see two different vision prescriptions through the same lens. Bifocals can often be identified because they look like a normal glasses lens with a portion of another lens resting on top, either in a circular or sliver shape. Newer bifocals blend the two lens prescriptions together so bifocal lenses are less detectable. Patients who need bifocal lenses are usually nearsighted and also have presbyopia, an inability to focus on nearby objects that often occurs during middle age.
I came across an article interviewing designer Troy Costa on what staples men should have in their wardrobes for fall. One of the staples was wayfarer shaped glasses that can double as reading glasses. Below are a few examples of what we have that can give you that look! Click on any image below to get a larger view of glasses.
Smart Sparkle Wayfarer in Black
Smart Sparkle Wayfarer in Tortoise
To read more on trend musings from the article”What men (should) wear” by Rochelle Pinto please click here.