ROUND IT UP

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Cole Haan Style No. 237 from Clear Vision is designed for innovative and creative males.
The Saddle Round style from Berkshire Chase uses a completely round frame shape made with 14-karat rolled-gold frame material.
GANT Style No. GR Reed within the GANT Rugger collection by Marcolin USA/Viva has the trendy look today that takes us back in time.
Oliver Peoples’ Colline is an oversized, yet not overdone, semi-rimless sunglass.

Not just for Harry Potter wannabes, rounds are a prevalent force in today’s eyewear.

Round and round and round we go and where we stop, nobody knows. This merry-go-round reference signifies a vogue that’s so popular today. We’re talking about eye- and sunwear that is round and circular shapes that include really round, large round, and the classic P3 shape.

REALLY ROUND
Circular-shaped eyewear has a look all its own. It’s classic, timeless, and is a standout among all other eyeshapes. Just imagine icons like John Lennon and Woody Allen. And smaller rounded shapes are great for your patients who require a strong Rx. The end result is a comfortable and cosmetically appealing experience for the wearer, who also dares to be different.

ClearVision Optical’s Cole Haan eyewear truly embraces this fashion statement. Cole Haan Style No. 237, for example, is designed for innovative and creative males. Its round shape, rich titanium materials, and classic colors like hunter green and cordovan complete the vintage look.

VOLUPTUOUS
Larger circular eyewear is different in look than its smaller cousin. We see sizable shapely styles that are feminine and fashionable too. This trend is for the womanly female who desires robust and full-bodied style.

Oliver Peoples’ Colline is an oversized, yet not overdone, semi-rimless design. Oliver Peoples defines Colline as a sunglass uniquely juxtaposing bohemian chic with a futuristic, fashion-forward vibe. This distinctive, larger style is indeed glamorous.

Another example is the Vicky 2 style by Face à Face. This attractive women’s metal is sleek in design, contemporary in look, and voluminous in appearance. The Vicky 2 is for the person who bursts with personality and likes to stand out in a crowd.

PERFECT P3
The P3 vintage shape is over 75 years old, its name derived from the eyewear that the U.S. military provided its soldiers during World War II. For our less-seasoned readers, the P3 is almost round with a hint of a flattened top. This shape has been popular with the Ivy League set and is part of the preppy look.

GANT Style No. GR Reed within the GANT Rugger collection by Marcolin USA/Viva has the trendy look today that takes us back in time. This classic handcrafted acetate style is timeless and masculine. Crystal/amber and olive colors create a warm and translucent look while the polar opposite matte black generates a bolder look for the wearer.

TOTALLY RETRO
Want a frame that is totally retro? Try the Saddle Round style from Berkshire Chase. This model uses a completely round frame shape made with 14-karat rolled-gold frame material. To enhance the retro look, the frame is fitted with a metal strap bridge, the kind that Ben Franklin used to wear. Want other options? You can choose plastic temples in several colors, have plastic eyewires, or combine them both. There are plenty of selections in this collection.

Flattering to many faces, round eyewear comes in a wide range of designs for the retro-minded patients in your practice.

Jackie O’Keefe is a licensed optician, and a writer, speaker, course preparer, and optical consultant in the Tidewater area of Virginia.

WHERE TO FIND IT:

Berkshire Chase
717-299-6377 • berkshirechase.com

ClearVision Optical
800-645-3733 • cvoptical.com

Face à Face
888-388-3223 • faceaface-paris.com

Marcolin USA/Viva
800-345-VIVA • vivagroup.com

Oliver Peoples
888-568-1655 • oliverpeoples.com

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