Why do people wear transparent glasses?

Lensmart 2024-01-12 16:05:04

Eyeglass frames come in all manner of colors and patterns – solid blacks, tortoiseshells, metallic gold, and so on. Recently, a lot of people have been leaning towards transparent glasses. There have been several sightings of famous actors, athletes and even politicians donning clear frames. Taking their cue from these celebrities, ordinary people have grown an affinity for transparent glasses as well.

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The popularity of transparent glasses

Transparent glasses had a notable rise in popularity back in the 1980s, with many people choosing them as the perfect balanced finish to a brightly colored ensemble. They did not really disappear after that but they stayed somewhat in the background in the eyewear fashion scene. It was only in the previous year that transparent glasses regained their place in the spotlight in the eyeglasses industry, and it’s about time. After all, these clear frames offer a multitude of benefits to the wearer, both in terms of practicality and aesthetics.


Do transparent glasses make people look younger?

There are plenty of things that transparent glasses can do and yes, one of these is to make people look younger. Since the frames are mostly or entirely clear, these glasses do not obscure your face, presenting an open look as compared to other types of glasses. Overall, clear frames make your face appear fresh and bright, and ultimately shed years from your age.


In addition, transparent glasses are also wonderful because they work with any skin tone, eye color, or hair color. They also do not conceal your eye so much, so your gorgeous eye makeup won’t go unnoticed. With the wide range of styles available, it would also be very easy to find a pair or two that perfectly matches your style.


How to buy the best transparent glasses in 2024

When buying transparent glasses, one of the most important factors to consider is the shape of your face. Certain eyeglasses frames are more flattering on some facial shapes than on others. For example, if you have a round face, square or rectangular clear glasses would give you some angles to balance your features. On the other hand, if you have an angular face, like a pointed chin or a square facial appearance, then oval and round frames would be your best bet.


Another important consideration is the size of the lenses. Oversized frames are currently very much in fashion these days but you don’t want them to be so big that they overwhelm your entire face. You also want to get an adequate frame size for when you have a prescription for bifocals or trifocals.


While there is no shortage of gorgeous designs to choose from, you must also know that glasses now are more than meets the eye. Many of them are equipped with valuable features that can aid in eye protection and vision enhancement. It would also be a good idea to look for these features when you go shopping for your new pair of transparent glasses.


Trendy transparent glasses for 2024


Cat-eye Transparent Glasses for Women

First on our list of our favorite transparent glasses for women in 2024 is the Abyssinia cat eye glasses. This pair projects a chic and sophisticated look, and is comparable to the designer pair famously worn by Gigi Hadid, down to the dainty accents on the corners. The cat eye frame uplifts the face and the TR90 material is extremely lightweight, making it very comfortable for all-day wear.



Rectangle Transparent Glasses for Men and Women

For the men, we take inspiration from the rectangular clear glasses often worn by Hollywood legend Tom Hanks. Thus our top pick is the Bryce rectangle glasses, which is surprisingly affordable, considering that wearing it will immediately make you look like a star. Both the color and the shape of the frame are timeless, ensuring that this eyewear will last through the years and transcend the changes in eyewear fashion.



Aviator Clear-Gold Glasses for Women and Men

Finally, we love the unisex style of the Harrison aviator glasses. This pair of eyeglasses is not entirely transparent because it has a gold metallic embellishment along the top of the frame, although the bottom half is made of completely clear TR90 material. The large lens size of the frame also gives considerable coverage, making it ideal to use for specialized lenses such as for bifocals or blue light protection.

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