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Summer Eyewear Trends: Are You Ready for the Sun?

woman and man wearing fashionable eyewear for the summer

When it comes to summer, it seems that almost everyone has eyewear on, whether they have a prescription or not. And why not? Sunglasses are both essential and fun accessories that can change not only the way you see the world but also how the world sees you. Here are the sunglasses trends you need this summer to be ready for sunny weather.

Trending Sunglasses Styles for Summer

A summer eyewear trends list is not complete without a look at the hottest sunglasses styles at the moment. Here are five sunglasses frames that are popular this summer:


1. Thin metal frames

Steel, sleek frames with sunglass lenses have given rise to a minimal yet signature look. People keep rocking these frames even while oversized and wraparound sunglasses are popular.


2. 90’s sunglasses

Fashion has no expiry date, as we can see from the return of various sunglasses from the past such as rimless wraparounds, black mavericks, cycling sunglasses, and small round lenses with straight wire frames.


3. Aviators

The original Top Gun movie made aviator sunglasses popular in recent decades, and they’ve never really gone away.  There are new variations that make these sunglasses chic and exciting, such as swapping the gold frame for a dark gunmetal tone, removing the brow reinforcement bar, and playing with the shape of the lenses.


4. Technical Sunglasses

The newest of our list of summer eyewear trends is sporty, wraparound technical sunglasses that are worn with any variety of coloured, mirrored shield-style lenses in a variety of lenses. These sunglasses are usually oversized but have a streamlined shape that creates a conceptual and tech aesthetic.


5. Angular frames

Angular frame sunglasses are another lingering trend that gets reinvented with new geometrical and unconventional shapes and angles, colours and materials. 


Eyewear Lenses for Fashion & Function to Face the Sun

Whether you require prescription lenses or not, the following lenses and coatings can protect your eyes from the harmful elements of the sun while letting you express yourself through eyewear.

  • Polycarbonate lenses and photochromic (colour-changing) lenses have UV protection. Transitions™ lenses are clear until they are exposed to unfiltered sunlight then they change to your choice of colour and intensity.

  • Polarized lenses block reflection off water, which helps at the beach, on the boat or driving in the rain.

  • Tinted translucent lenses are gaining in popularity both for their function – they reduce glare, increase contrast, and offer UV protection – and their fashion. They come in a variety of colours and are worn indoors and out.

  • Driving lenses have a yellow tint, and, as the name suggests, they are good for night driving because they reduce the glare from oncoming headlights.


Get Your Summer Eyewear at solis optics

Whichever lenses and frames you go for, be sure to opt for UV protection to protect your eyes and the skin around them from ultraviolet radiation that can cause short- and long-term damage to your eyes. Your summer sunglasses don’t need to be dark to offer UV protection, but they do need a protective lenses.


Visit your local solis optics store in Vancouver, Surrey, Burlington or Dundas or a local partner throughout B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario to find the perfect mix of function and fashion for your summer eyewear.




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