According to The Vision Council, approximately 164 million Americans use glasses to see clearly. This number is expected to increase, making spectacles a crucial accessory by 2022. A recent survey by Eyemart Express, a national optical retailer, found that 74% of respondents felt their vision has been affected by more computer screen time and stress from the pandemic. Eyemart Express found that vintage-inspired fashion and athleisure are the top choices for those looking to buy their first glasses.
Katy Hanson (Eyemart Express chief marketing officer) stated that glasses are “the finishing touch to an outfit for anyone needing corrective lenses.” “The top trends for 2022 reflect what we see on the high-fashion runways, and there are a lot throwback looks due to the rise in thrifting. With over 2000 frames, shoppers can find the right glasses for them.”
Champion frames and Sean John are popular for athleisure style. They’re great for working out and can be worn on action-packed days. With the rise of thrifting, vintage-inspired styles are back in fashion. Burberry and Musa Eyewear Collection offer modern interpretations of classic, masculine-inspired metal frames that date back to the ’80s or ’90s. Retro cat-eye, bold colors, and large squares are all popular styles. Longchamp and Christian Siriano have reimagined retro cat eye styles using tortoiseshell plastic and durable plastic to flatter nearly all facial features. PeaceLove and Dolce & Gabbana offers vibrant frames in bold colors to match monochromatic outfits. Halston also backed large squares in bold colors with frames from the 1970s and minimalist metals to make them light.