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The Ray Ban eyeglasses line is relatively new, compared to the Ray Ban Sunglasses collection, having been introduced in the last 10 years. Most of the eyeglasses line follows the same classic lines as the sunglasses collection, with Wayfarer, Ronsir, and even aviator styles like the Ray Ban RX6049 eyeglasses frame, and the Ray Ban RX8403 eyeglasses frame.
The Ray Ban eyeglasses collection includes a variety of styles in plastics and metals. Most frames have a rectangular shape variation. The most popular Ray Ban glasses frame by far is the RX5121 Wayfarer glasses frame. It has the same shape as the famous Wayfarer Sunglasses, but without the lenses, and so it is less expensive and will accomodate all types of lenses and prescriptions.
RayBan's philosophy of 'Never Hide' was in full swing for the 2012 collection. With three notable updated takes on the classic Wayfarer eyeglasses, RayBan springs into high gear with their latest designer sunglasses.
RayBan Sunglasses unleashed the loud and proud Rare Prints series of Wayfarer sunglasses. There is definitely no hiding in these eyeglass frames! This very special collection combines colorful new patterns with the classic Wayfarer aesthetic. The frames in this limited edition printed series are considered collector's items, so a pair while you can.
Anyone who has ever tried on a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses will have fond memories of the classic Wayfarer. RayBan RB2151 Sunglasses. Available in tortoise or the infamous black frame color, the RB2151 is proof once again that the Wayfarer never goes out of style. Whether dressed up with a mens suit or dressed down with jeans and sneakers, this frame was truly made for everyday wear and all occasions. Following the same benchmarks of quality and comfort, the RayBan RB2151 provides the craftsmanship you've come to expect from the brand with the same classic look that you remember.
The classic Wayfarer design gets a modern twist with this limited edition folding eyeglass frame. This incarnation of the classic RayBan Wayfarer folds up into a compact shape perfect for front shirt pockets or small clutch purses. The Ray Ban Folding Wayfarer also comes with a leather carry case to prevent scratches and smudges on the lenses. Available in brown, black, tortoise, and variations on each, the folding Wayfarer is the next step in the evolution of this classic eyeglass frame.
It's hard to imagine that a company specializing in aviator sunglasses for aircraft pilots could turn out a sunglass frame as colorful and audacious as the sunglasses found in the Rare Prints collection. But it's exactly this brand of tenacity and reinvention that has kept Ray Ban relevant for over 70 years. Along with the aviator sunglasses, the Wayfarer continues to be the most popular eyeglass frame for Ray Ban year after year. The iconic frame continues to not only make an appearance every season, but contribute to each new eyewear collection put out by the designer giant.
Ray Bans are well-known for appearing on famous faces throughout history. Whether it be Tom Cruise in Risky Business and Top Gun, or General McArthur during World War II, the Ray Ban reputation definitely precedes itself. This reputation for style and quality easily transforms into the current line of prescription eyewear. Whichever pair of eyeglasses you choose, as long as they are authentic Ray Bans, you will not be disappointed. Just ensure that you order from an authorized reseller and you will be more than satisfied with your piece of history.
Prescription sunglasses are important for everyday use. Not only do these sunglasses block out sun glare when walking or driving, sunglass lenses also protect your eyes from UV rays. Whether you decide to purchase designer sunglasses or eyeglasses with Transitions lenses, any type of sun protection will prove beneficial.
Having a eyeglass prescription no longer equals a limited range of sunglass frames. There are many different types of sunglass frames available for use with your prescription including polarized sunglasses, designer and vintage sunglasses. Sport specific sunglasses are also available for fishing, golfing, boating, and driving. You can also find these sunglasses in children's sizes since their eyes need to be protected as well.
When determining the type of sunglasses that would like to purchase, you need to ask yourself for what purpose they are going to be used for. Do you only want them for the style that they give, the function of protecting your eyes, or the simple fact that you just feel comfortable not allowing people to see your eyes?
There are many different types of lenses available for your prescription sunglasses. For anyone interested in a light shade from the sun may want to choose a light gray gradient polycarbonate lens. These lenses help to shade the eyes but yet others to be able to see the person's eyes. You will find that there are different grades of darkness that can be applied to your sunglasses. You might also consider the type of material that your frames will be made of. Active people who are on the go constantly or may have jobs that are very physical, may want to purchase frames that are lightweight and more flexible such as the Gucci 2908/S Sunglasses. You can choose from plastic or metal types of materials.
You also have to think about the actual shape of the frame when it pertains to your glasses. You can find several different websites on the Internet that will take into consideration the shape of your face and actually tell you what shape of frame would best compliment your look. The many shapes that are available include oval, round, rectangular, cat eye, and aviator. You can also decide on exactly how much frame you want to cover the glasses. You can choose from a full frame, half frame, or a rimless frame which is becoming very popular.
The most important factor about purchasing any eyewear whether they are prescription sunglasses or everyday eyeglasses is the way they fit and how you feel in them. Consider you next pair of glasses as an investment since you will wear them on a daily basis. Make sure that you find a frame that feels good and will stand up to your lifestyle. Regardless of how expensive a pair of glasses is, if you are not comfortable in them or they do not frame your face the way you had hoped, you will know right away these glasses are not for you. Once you find a quality sunglass frame that looks and feels good to you, be sure to have prescription lenses put in. It is definitely money well spent.
In part 1, we discussed the first two ways to improve and maintain your overall eye health. First we discussed the impact of environmental factors on the eyes such as florescent lighting and airborne allergens. Some environmental influences were unavoidable such as UV rays, others such as cigarettes were self imposed. We provided tips to reduce the impact of these factors on your eyes. We also discussed the importance of getting enough sleep at night and getting rest throughout the day. Simply closing your eyes and putting your head back for three minutes a few times a day will alleviate eye stress and give you eyes some well needed relief. Now on to the third tip for improving eye health:
Tip #3- Exercise those eyes!
There are very simple exercises that will enable you to maintain optimal eye health. These straightforward exercises should be done first thing in the morning, before bedtime, or any time your eyes feel fatigued. Commit to daily practice and you may just see better results within one month.
Begin by making sure that your hands are clean. Then do your best to relax your face and body muscles. Warm your eyes by rubbing your palms together to create heat, then place them against your eyes for five seconds, and repeat this three times.
Eye rolls are another good ocular workout. Start by looking straight up, then slowly circle your eyes ten times clockwise and ten times counterclockwise. Practice your focusing skills by holding a pen at arm's length, focusing your eyes on it, and slowly bring the pen closer until it's about six inches away from your nose. Then slowly move it back, keeping your eyes focused on the pen at all times. Do this ten times in a row and practice once or twice a day.
Even massaging your temples can be good for the eyes by relaxing facial muscles to relieve stress. Use your thumbs to massage your temples in small circles, 20 times clockwise, 20 counterclockwise. Repeat this motion above the mid-point of the eyebrows at the forehead, then below the eyes on both sides of the bridge of the nose.
Protecting your eyes from the environment, exercising and resting your eyes (and relaxing your body) are definitely healthy habits worth maintaining for optimal eye health and your overall well-being. And don't forget to check in with your eye doctor regularly to track your progress.
Eye health deterioration occurs for several reasons. The most obvious cause of eye health decline is aging. Aging is natural and unavoidable. Stress and strain from computer monitors is increasingly common in today's society. Working on a computer all day causes unnatural eye movements that make your eyes feel dry, exhausted, and can even cause headaches. So as we get older and our eyes naturally become weaker, environmental factors and our own bad habits contribute to our ever worsening eyesight.
And while poor eyesight is inevitable with old age, there are three tips that you can follow to stave off decline, sharpen your vision, and improve your overall eye health.
Tip #1- Reduce environmental influences
There are many environmental factors that can contribute to the decline of your eyesight. Fluorescent lights, computer monitors, allergens in the air, chlorine in swimming pools, heating and air conditioning, and other factors that lead to constant eye rubbing or eye strain encourage deterioration. Even cigarettes and exposure to cigarette smoke can increase optic pressure which puts you at risk for glaucoma and other optic malignancies.
Do your best to limit exposure to these elements by wearing sunglasses to protect your eyes from ultraviolet rays, use lubricating eye drops when your eyes feel dry due to allergens or cigarette smoke, use proper lighting when reading and performing tasks, and give your eyes an occasional break from the computer screen.
Tip #2- Rest and relaxation are required
Besides getting enough sleep at night, resting your eyes throughout the day is also imperative for healthy eyes. Providing your body with proper rest not only relaxes your muscles, it also helps to boost your immune system which can help keep you healthier. When your body is not given the proper time during sleep to rest and repair, your immune system is compromised, body weakened, and stress levels are heightened- all of which contribute to weakened vision.
The numbers of hours needed for a good night sleep differs from person to person so just be sure to sleep soundly at night. Also, give your eyes a break throughout your workday; especially if you write or work in front of a computer all day. A good rule to follow is to rest your eyes 10 minutes for every 50 minutes spent reading or in front of the computer. If you are at work, put your head back, close your eyes, and relax for three minutes. If you are at home and feeling overly tired, lie down and lay something light and cool over your eyelids. This could be anything from a cool hand towel to cucumber slices.
Take time and find ways to incorporate the first two tips into your daily routine. Next up in part 2, you will learn the third way to improve and maintain your eye health.
Coveted designer eyeglasses purchased strictly as collectibles proves the old adage that art is subjective. Whether collecting vintage eyeglass frames from the 1950s or new limited edition designer frames, collectible designer eyeglasses are the latest art commodity. Interestingly enough, the same proportions, bejeweling, and shapes that were popular during the 1950s and 1960s are among today's hottest trends in fashion accessories. But, for those on the hunt for the real deal in vintage eyeglasses and art collectibles, there are three coffee table books that will steer you in the right direction.
The first book 'Collectible Eyeglasses' by Frederique Crestin-Billet is a considered great read for eyewear enthusiasts. This collector's bible can also be appreciated by the everyday fashionista or accessories hound. 'Collectible Eyeglasses' takes you on a historic journey of classic, most notable, and collectible eyeglass frames throughout time. Whether referencing sports goggles or opera glasses, basic or extravagant, the images of antique, classic, and contemporary designs will inspire while informing on the most recognized and collectible eyeglass frames to date.
Specs Appeal: Extravagant 1950s & 1960s Eyewear
Highlighting vintage eyeglasses from the 1950s and 1960s, 'Specs Appeal' provides a colorful and outrageous narrative fashion by way of cat-eye styles, polka dots, and rose-colored glasses. With more than 450 photos and vintage ads, you can't help but be taken back in time to the ladylike and fashion-forward eyewear that has been reinvented and reused at some point in every decade since then. The jaunty, informative text includes identifying information, historical notes, and hints on how to adapt frames from the past for modern use, not to mention a current price guide for avid of collectors and curious fashion mavens alike.
Eyewear: A Visual History
New York City-based eyewear designer and collector Moss Lipow provides a detailed account of the history of eyewear and its progression from a thing of function to one of a multi-billion dollar industry where medical necessity rivals fashionable accessory. Lipow scoured eBay, flea markets, and similar venues to gather an extensive collection of classic and outrageous examples, from prehistoric whalebone eye guards used by Eskimos to today’s frames, as well as a number of styles from Lipow’s own collections. The book features more than 1,000 images covering almost 500 years of eyewear design.
Blending the fun of fashion with history, these books prove to be entertaining and educational. Curious collectors come for the information while fashionistas stay for the beautifully taken shots of amazing one of a kind pieces. Both demographics receive a lesson about the evolution of optics while reveling in the space where art and eyewear collide. And although this cult sector of the population is small and unnoticeable for now, as the lines blur between form and function, art and necessity, you will see the recurrence of designer eyeglasses as one of a kind art pieces becoming more prevalent in the future.
With eyeglass frames towing the line between function and fashion, it’s no surprise that the shape of eyeglass frames is changing in some dramatic ways. Some of the new options have vintage qualities to them with rounded, cat-eye, aviator and wayfarer shapes; while others have a more ultramodern approach with spikes, curves, and shapes that are more avant-garde than everyday. Round eyeglasses are scaling up in size and offering more complex shapes such as hexagons and octagons. This new strain of oversized eyeglasses and sunglasses are great for anonymity, and are on trend with celebrity style eyewar. However, these larger scale eyeglass frames can be quite tricky to wear as this style doesn’t necessarily work with most facial shapes. Be sure to carefully select a frame that does not engulf your entire face.
Even square frames make an appearance this season alongside oval and 70s glam rock throwbacks. But on a whole, the current availability of eyeglass and sunglass frames range from retro to futuristic.
Speaking of futuristic eyeglasses, Oakley and Google are both working on glasses that will project information directly on to the lenses. Oakley with it's Smart Glasses, and Google with Project Glass. The smart glasses use a technology called augmented reality which gives users information about real life objects or places. Oakley is targeting athletes for its line of "smart glasses". The company is also looking to incorporate augmented reality in its military subsidiary, Eye Safety Systems. These latest developments in eyewear technology have truly turned wearing eyeglasses into a multimedia experience.
And while Oakley and Google look towards the future, Lafont Eyewear harkens back to the past with the classic shapes and colors of Lafont Babel glasses with horned rim, cateye, and other retro styles.
For those interested in serious vintage eyeglasses, as opposed to retro eyeglasses that just appear to be vintage, there is always unique vintage eyewear available online and in excellent condition. Many vintage frames provide the perfect touch of old Hollywood glamour. An elegant pair of Schiaparelli catseye frame with rhinestones and flower design may just be the frame for you. However, if rhinestones piqued your interest or you prefer a more modern, urban chic pair of glasses, then you'll love the Swarovski crystals collection. Swarovski designer sunglasses feature an assortment of frames in metal and acetate with their signature color and clear crystal accents. Other stylish models come in black, gold and blush and include a strong silhouette that is softened by the Swanflower motif on the temple arms. Delicate frames, pinks and pastels, amber and honey hues, and frosted tortoise frames breathe new life into these classic eyeglass frame styles.
This season, designer eyewear collection range fancy to futuristic, rock 'n' roll to demur, and everything in between. No matter if you decide to go vintage or retro, you'll love what the designer collections have in store for you this season.