Europa Scott Harris SH-336
Symmetry Soda Monster 8015
BOLD AND BLUE
Silver Dollar Kids Central KC1660
Soft and flattering, translucent frames are a must-have for any frame board.
Translucent eyewear lets diffused light pass through it, creating a radiance you can’t get with other frame treatments. With finishes that come in matte, shiny, opalescent, and everything between, translucent frames offer something for just about every eyeglass wearer.
SWIRLS AND LACE
Cote d’Azur Boutique-186 from Europa International is a feminine three-piece rimless with wide translucent TR-90 temples that have a circle-on-circle pattern. The swirls float on top of each other and allow light to come through. Its contemporary rectangle cat-eye shape will flatter many faces. The company’s Scott Harris SH-336 has a lace pattern weaving throughout its shiny finished front and temples. A generous B measurement gives this feminine, pennant shape a modern look.
Symmetry Eyewear comes out of Hawaii and each of their collections has a bit of the islands in them. From the Soda Monster line, 8015 is a softly cornered square shape that is so popular right now. The frosted translucent front with higher placed contrasting black temples gives this unisex frame a clean finished look.
SHADES OF BLUE
With an acetate translucent front and metal temples, Safilo USA’s SA 1024 has nosepads for a more universal fit. The soft brown complements just about any man, and it also comes in a bright blue for your more adventuresome patients. The medium shiny finish gives the frame a unique look. Women’s SA 6021, a contemporary take on the classic cat-eye shape, is offered in a vibrant violet color as well as turquoise and more subtle gray-ruthenium and brown-gold colors. The matte finish of this ultra-lightweight model keeps the look soft.
GLITTER AND GLIMMER
Silver Dollar Optical’s Café Lunette 3184 is a delicate soft modified cat eye in a fashionable soft translucent gray. The temples are adorned with three rhinestones at the hinge and use a faceted look down the temple shaft with three more rhinestones placed on them. KC1660 from Silver Dollar’s Kids Central collection offers two colors that glimmer as diffused light through these adorable soft square-shaped frames.
When you put sunglass lenses into a translucent frame, you create an adventurous look that is fashionable and luxurious. KARL LAGERFELD KL866S from Marchon Eyewear offers three wonderful gradient translucent colored frame fronts that surround solid tinted lenses. The highly placed, wide temples have a wave pattern running down the side, complementing the clean look of the front. Nautica N6175S is a perfect look for being on the water. The frosted crystal frame in a rectangular shape has blue mirrored lenses.
With so many variations being offered today in translucent eyewear, it’ll be easy to find ones your patients will love.
Kat Leek-Tedeschi is the owner of Kat’s Eyes Optical in Phoenix, AZ
WHERE TO FIND IT:
Europa International 800-621-4108 • europaeye.com
Marchon Eyewear 800-645-1300 • marchon.com
Safilo USA 800-631-1188 • safilo.com
Silver Dollar Optical 800-962-3200 • silverdollaroptical.com
Symmetry Eyewear 877-869-3937 • symmetryeyewear.com