2014 Trends in Eyewear

2014 Trends in Eyewear

With new technology and advances in eyewear, there are going to be a number of trends that we will see in 2014 and some of them are very exciting. In the past decade or so, there have been many major advances in eye care, not just with new technologies, like Lasik, but also with advances in the tools and methods used. There have also been some changes in glasses themselves with advances like transition lenses and rimless frames, as well as some new looks for old designs.

Here are some of the trends in eyewear in Jacksonville FL as well as other places around the country for the coming year.

Everyone is Going Rimless: One of the trends that is going to be carried over from 2013 into this year's style is rimless eyeglasses. Although the trends are leaning one way – toward big, bold and colorful eyeglasses, there is also the polar opposite that is still quite popular: rimless and custom designed, unobtrusive frames are going to be extremely popular this year.

Retro But With Brighter Colors: Eyeglasses frame styles from the 70s and 80s are very popular this year, but the colors have changed considerably. People are favoring bright colors, like neon shades, and that isn't just for the frames. On sunglasses, even lenses are coming in unusual colors. Glasses from decades past are now coming back into style.

Internet Inspired Eyeglasses: The Internet has inspired the look and design of eyeglasses in more ways than one. However, there is one trend that is rising to the top and that is the Instagram look of eyewear in Jacksonville, FL and elsewhere. These glasses are inspired by the filters that you can use whenever you post an Instagram photo. Brands like O'Neill, Ferragamo and Lanvin offer glasses that are tinted for Instagram effects and filters. It's like seeing the world in an Instagram filter whenever you look through your glasses.

High-Definition Eyeglasses: Our televisions, laptop computers, monitors and even tablets are in high definition. Everyone wants to watch in HD. But what about seeing life that way? That's the idea behind HD glasses, and they are going to be one of the most interesting trends to watch in 2014. HD glasses are born from some of the most recent advancements in the technology used in manufacturing lenses, and even those with 20/20 vision may be able to see more clearly. HD glasses are designed to improve good or perfect vision, as well as reduce glare for driving at night.

Eyeglasses With Technology: The wave of the future, when it comes to eyeglasses, is actually already being tested. The new Google Glass is a pair of glasses that basically give you a Heads-Up-Display (HUD) so that you can watch videos, follow GPS directions while you are walking, and much more. Although the technology is still in its infancy, expect to see much more in the future. Even in 2014, technology that is integrated into your eyeglasses is a real possibility, and, in the coming years, it will likely become standard, possibly as a medical monitoring device or for other purposes.

When it comes to eyewear in Jacksonville, FL, there are a number of trends to watch. It will be interesting to see how technology and hardware marry in order to form brand new trends in 2014 and in the coming years.

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