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The New Fashion for Eyewear is Vintage

As many of you have probably noticed lately, whether you see it on TV, in Hollywood, within the music industry and even in professional sports; there is a definite trend towards the vintage look in eyewear today.  Common place 60’s styles like the aviator, cat eye and wayfarer are reborn again for the modern fashion market made in vivid colors, given cleaner lines or made chunky for the ever popular “Geek Chic” look. Whether you are a Baby Boomer who loves them for the nostalgia of our youth, Gen X, or Gen Y who want that cool, new, bold fashion statement for their wardrobe. All age groups seem to find something appealing about vintage!

While it might seem logical to blame the deteriorating eyesight of the aging baby boomer or the ever increasing computer and smartphone induced strain on our eyes, consumer behavior statistics don’t show a jump in the number of people who need prescriptions. What they do show is an increase in the number of people who wear glasses without prescription lenses — presumably to look cool.

As we look forward to the fall and winter, fashion trends continue to model chunky, color blocked, bolder, “look at me” styles. Everything from rich tortoise shell to colorful patterned eyewear, fun and flirty, and attention getting. The colour trends for fall 2012 aren’t all cloudy greys or cheerless blues. If the colour trend predictions are anything to go by, our wardrobes will be filled with traditional fall tones punctuated by optimistic pops of bright colour.  Hot colors for this fall and winter in clothing and accessories will be; honey gold, pink flambe, tangerine, ultramarine green, chartreuse, olympian blue, titanium, rose smoke, french roast brown according to Pantone.



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DriveWear Lenses, are they the right fit for you?

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DriveWear lenses in an Oakley frame

DriveWear is a wonderful sun lens technology that not many people know about. As part of the Transitions family of products, it is a little different than Transitions; it is polarized to provide the wearer with the appropriate visual solution!  DriveWear lenses are capable of sensing and reacting to varying light conditions both outside and also behind the windshield of your car. From bright sunlight accompanied by intense, blinding glare, to overcast inclement weather conditions.   Theses lens provide amazing glare protection through polarization and enhanced to protect your vision through photochromatics, which respond to both visible and UV light. By combining the strengths of two of the most important technologies in eyewear today, DriveWear has developed the lens of tomorrow.  In overcast and low light conditions the lens is a soft green color which is designed to maximize useful light and cut through fog and haze. In daylight or behind the steering wheel of your car the lenses turn amber brown which is designed to remove excess light and provide great traffic signal recognition highlighting the reds and greens, it also allows the wearer great depth perception when looking down the road. Outside in the bright sunlight conditions  the lens will saturate to a dark brown giving maximum filtration of excess light,  providing high contrast color to provide maximum comfort in high light conditions while protecting your eyes from the harmful UV rays.

If you have any question about DriveWear please contact us.

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