The fashion realm is always one step ahead it seems, and that stands true for the fall 2018 readers trends. As we all look forward to sunshine and summertime, they’re already dreaming of autumnal hues and next season’s must-have silhouettes for readers and sun readers. For those who aren’t familiar, reading glasses – also referred to as readers – are frames made ready-to-wear with lenses meant for up-close viewing. They’re typically offered with lens powers or magnifications ranging from +1.00 to +4.00 to help augment text to relieve strain on the eyes. Although reading glasses are available over-the-counter, The Vision Council recommends having an annual eye exam with an eyecare provider to determine what lens power or magnification is right for you before making a purchase.
Choosing a great pair of readers is an important lifestyle improvement for anyone having trouble seeing the small print that seems to be everywhere from books, to newspapers and magazines, to menus and more. But don’t worry – wearing readers doesn’t mean your fashion has to suffer. In fact, there are an abundance of stylin’ frames for guys and gals alike to choose from this season. Take a peek at the sought-after readers and sun readers, below, and make sure to keep these key tips in mind when purchasing your next pair:
- Fit matters! Keep your readers in proportion to your face, and remember opposites attract in terms of frame and face shapes. The silhouette of the eyewear should contrast with the shape of the face.
- Starting a collection is key. Why have just one pair? Having multiple pairs will not only allow you to switch up your style, but will make stashing frames in numerous, easy-to-reach spots a breeze so you’ll never have to go without.
- Know your vision needs. Visit your eyecare provider for an annual eye exam and to find out what lens strength your eyes require.
- Stay in tune to your style. Everyone naturally gravitates toward a specific style and shops accordingly. Maintain that mindset when it comes to snagging readers to ensure your new pairs fall in line with your unique look.
Women’s Colors: An array of purple hues like lilacs, violets and magentas, plus pops of fiery reds, citrus oranges, aqua-inspired blues and unexpected color-infused tortoise prints
Men’s Colors: Splashes of blue tones, soft mint and brazen grassy greens, color-blocked reds and oranges, plus sophisticated maroons and blacks, all mixed with classic tortoises
Women’s Shapes: Smart, vintage and mod rounds, ‘90s-like cat-eyes, flattering ovals, contemporary squares and unexpected geometric profiles
Men’s Shapes: Slim rectangles, easygoing modified and quintessential aviators, throwback rounds and Clubmaster-inspired silhouettes
Women’s Details: Glittery brow-bars, chic translucents, gradient effects, double bridges, pops of florals, classy marbled effects and all-over prints
Men’s Details: Unique bridges, subtle metal accents, textural details, cool tinted lenses, futuristic cut-outs, nature-inspired prints and marbled patterns