Feel like shaking up your look? Then let your glasses do the talking. It’s estimated that 74% of people in the UK either wear prescriptive eyewear or have had surgery to improve their eyesight. If you’re part of this demographic, then perhaps you’re looking for some inspiration when it comes to updating your look and trends to consider trying out. Here are just some of the biggest eyewear trends in 2020 to consider.
Prescription designer glasses
More and more people are leaning towards designer specs as they have become much more affordable over time. A pair of Ray Ban prescription glasses can be ordered online for people looking to protect their eyes from UV rays and maintain their sight, while the likes of Emporio Armani and Ralph Lauren can be purchased with prescription lenses for day to day wear.
The trend for barely-there frames continues in 2020, with many opting for near-transparent frames in warm brown and soft pink hues. The shape is similar to a wayfarer style, with rounded frames and a straight line across the lenses at the top. Expect to see pretty pastel shades available for a neutral base while still tapping into this trend.
metal Many recall giggling at their Dad’s oversized spectacles in old photos from the 70s to the 90s but now there seems to be a penchant once again for oversized, vintage look eyewear. Think gold and silver-rimmed specs in larger than life, square shapes that wouldn’t have looked out of place in the era of Deirdre Barlow on Coronation Street.
Glasses on chains
Once synonymous with stern librarians and Grandmas that had a habit of losing their glasses, chains are all the rage in 2020. Multicoloured bead styles look great with bright prints and barely there glasses, while oversized pearls are striking with those vintage metal shaped specs that we’re growing to love again. Look to a selling site such as Etsy where the craft inclined sellers are whipping up incredible, luxe designs by hand and some may even take a commission to create the perfect chain that complements your style perfectly.
Blue light glasses
Those who don’t need glasses to improve their vision are also snapping up pairs of specs that have no magnification but instead come with a coating on the lenses that reduces blue light. This light is emitted from our screens, from our phone to our work computer, and can have a negative effect on our ability to fall asleep and general energy levels.
For those of us that stare at screens all day, these glasses can be really helpful in reducing eye strain and minimising headaches and pains that are associated with it. Dr Michael J Breus, also known as The Sleep Doctor, notes that these glasses can benefit everyone and opting for a design with amber lenses will improve your experience.
Ready to try out some of these eyewear trends that are rising in popularity in 2020? Feel inspired and find the perfect pair of glasses that tap into one of these trends.