New Trends in Frames Offer More Options Than Ever

Trends in eyewear frames

Current trends in ophthalmic frames make it easier than ever for you to select a frame that reflects your personal style. This year's optical trends can be summed up as a modern take on classic styles. When shopping for eyeglasses, you'll likely see:


This new style of frames refers to a combining of colors, materials, textures and details in sometimes unexpected ways. Examples include metal frames with plastic temples and traditional styling in conjunction with bold prints and embellishments.

Retro Looks

The decade of choice for retro styles is the 1980s. From boldly colored plastic frames to lavish gold with crystal-studded logos, the Decade of Decadence is popular right now. You'll also see the return of Ray-Ban WayfarersTM and chain link accents.


Frame designers are finding new ways to infuse fun and fashion into eyeglasses with pinstripes, herringbone, colorful abstract patterns and even woodgrain treatments. The traditional tortoise print is modernized with bolder patterns and striking contrasts. You'll also find "peek a boo" patterns that are visible from the inside of the frame.

Frame Sizes and Shapes

Oversize, rounded frames are once again popular, including Jackie Onassis-style frames with square instead of rounded shapes. Aviator glasses have made a comeback with sleeker styles and more colors to choose from than in the past.


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