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Elevating Your Look: Eyewear Trends at Fashion Week 2023

By News, Sunglasses, The Collection

Fashion Week is the ultimate playground for style enthusiasts, where top designers showcase their latest creations and set the tone for the upcoming seasons. Amidst the whirlwind of haute couture and glamorous runway shows, one accessory has been increasingly in the spotlight: eyewear. In Fashion Week 2023, eyeglasses and sunglasses have once again taken center stage, with innovative designs and trends that promise to redefine the future of eyewear.

The Latest Eyewear Trends at Fashion Week 2023

Oversized Frames: Oversized eyeglasses and sunglasses are making a bold comeback. Whether they are square, round, or cat-eye frames, the bigger, the better. This trend not only adds a touch of drama to your look but also provides extra sun protection.

Crystal Clear Frames: Transparent frames are all the rage this year. These nearly invisible frames are versatile and complement any outfit, making them a favorite among fashion-forward individuals.

Retro Revival: Nostalgia; a powerful force in fashion. Classic retro styles like aviators and round frames continue to be popular, especially when they come with modern twists.

Geometric Shapes: Unconventional geometric shapes, such as hexagons and octagons, are adding an edgy and futuristic element to eyewear. These frames are perfect for those who want to stand out.

Colorful Lenses: Colored lenses are not just for fun in the sun. They’re making their way into everyday eyewear. Tinted lenses in shades like pastel pink, blue, and yellow are elevating eyeglasses to a new level of chic.

Embellishments: Sparkling crystals, pearls, and intricate detailing are adorning frames, creating eyewear that’s truly a work of art. These embellishments turn glasses into statement pieces.

The Future of Eyewear: What’s Being Talked About

Customization: The future of eyewear may involve tailor-made glasses designed to perfectly suit an individual’s face shape, style, and vision needs.

Augmented Reality (AR): AR capabilities in eyewear are under exploration. Imagine trying on different frames virtually before making a purchase decision.

Health Monitoring: Eyewear that can monitor health metrics like blood pressure, blood glucose levels, or even detect early signs of diseases is on the horizon.

Fashion Week 2023 isn’t just about the here and now; it’s also about peering into the future of eyewear. Here’s what’s being discussed:

Smart Eyewear: The integration of technology into eyewear is a hot topic. Smart glasses that can display information, take photos, or even serve as fitness trackers are becoming more sophisticated and stylish.

Sustainability: The fashion industry, including eyewear, is increasingly focusing on sustainability. Eco-friendly materials, recycling programs, and ethical practices are at the forefront of eyewear discussions.

What to Expect in the Future of Eyewear

As an optician, staying ahead of the curve is essential. In the future, we can anticipate:

Enhanced Personalization: Eyewear that’s uniquely tailored to each individual’s preferences, including style and fit.

Sustainable Choices: Increasing demand for eco-friendly materials and manufacturing processes.

Technological Integration: The need to assist customers with smart eyewear options and provide guidance on their functionalities.

Health-Centric Eyewear: Keeping up with the latest advancements in eyewear technology for health monitoring and wellness.

Fashion Week 2023 has once again proven that eyewear is an integral part of personal style and self-expression. Embrace these trends and anticipate the exciting future of eyewear. Here at Mac Nally Opticians, we’re committed to offering you the latest in eyewear fashion and technology, ensuring you always see the world in style. Stay visionary! 👓🌟


Eyewear and Face Shapes: A Guide to Finding the Perfect Pair of Glasses

By News, Prescriptions, The Collection

When it comes to eyewear, finding a pair of glasses that not only correct your vision but also suit your face shape can be a daunting task. With a variety of styles and shapes to choose from, it’s important to consider the proportions of your face in order to achieve a balanced, flattering look.

First, let’s identify the different face shapes:

  • Round: Characterized by full, round cheeks and a circular hairline.
  • Oval: Considered the “ideal” face shape, with balanced proportions and a slightly narrower jawline than the forehead.
  • Square: Prominent jawline and square hairline, with a forehead and jawline that are roughly the same width.
  • Diamond: Narrow forehead and jawline, with prominent cheekbones.
  • Heart: Wide forehead and narrow chin, with the chin often pointed.
  • Triangle: Narrow forehead and wide jawline, with the jawline being the widest part of the face.

Now that you’ve identified your face shape, let’s discuss which eyewear styles will flatter your features:

  • Round face: To elongate a round face, opt for angular frames that have a wider top than bottom. Avoid round frames, as they can make your face appear even rounder.
  • Oval face: As an “ideal” face shape, oval faces can pull off a variety of frame shapes. However, it’s best to avoid frames that are wider than the broadest part of your face, as they can throw off the balance of your features.
  • Square face: Soft, round frames can help balance out a square face and soften angular features. Avoid frames that are too square, as they can emphasize your strong jawline.
  • Diamond face: Frames that are wider at the bottom can help balance out prominent cheekbones, while rimless or semi-rimless frames can also be flattering. Avoid frames that are too narrow, as they can make your face appear even longer.
  • Heart face: To balance out a wide forehead, look for frames with a bottom-heavy or narrow top design. Avoid frames that are too wide, as they can make your forehead appear even wider.
  • Triangle face: To add width to the top half of your face, choose frames that are wider at the top. Rimless frames can also be a good choice, as they draw attention to the eyes and away from the jawline. Avoid frames that are too narrow, as they can make your face appear even longer.

In addition to face shape, it’s also important to consider skin tone, hair color, and personal style when selecting eyewear. With these tips in mind, you should be well on your way to finding the perfect pair of glasses that not only correct your vision, but also compliment your features.

Transitions™ Lenses: Popular Pick for 2023

By News, Prescriptions, The Collection

Transitions™ lenses, also known as photochromic lenses, are a type of eyeglass lens that automatically adjusts to the level of light around you. In bright sunlight, the lenses darken to reduce glare and provide more protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays. In lower light conditions, the lenses become clear again, making them ideal for indoor or night-time use.

Another benefit of Transitions™ lenses is that they provide enhanced protection from the sun’s UV rays. UV radiation is known to cause damage to the eyes, including cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Transitions™ lenses block 100% of UVB rays and up to 90% of UVA rays, providing a higher level of protection than regular clear lenses.

One of the biggest benefits of Transitions™ lenses is that they eliminate the need for multiple pairs of glasses. With traditional glasses, you would need a separate pair for indoor and outdoor use. Transitions™ lenses can be worn all day, regardless of the lighting conditions, which can be a great convenience and cost-saving.

Polarized Transitions™ lenses are designed to reduce glare from surfaces such as water, snow, and pavements. They can be especially beneficial for outdoor activities such as fishing, skiing, and cycling.

There are different types of Transitions™ lenses available, including generation 8 Transitions™ lenses, Xtractive Transitions™, polarized Transitions™ lenses, and the latest Style-Colour Transitions™ lenses. With each generation, the technology keeps getting better and the choices available now suit everyone. They also provide enhanced protection from the sun’s UV rays and can improve visual comfort.

Overall, Transitions™ lenses are a great option for anyone who wants the convenience of one pair of glasses that can be worn in any lighting condition, especially when you’re on the move or want to travel light. Transitions™ lenses should always be considered in addition to all your existing glasses to enhance your eyewear wardrobe. Let us steer you in the right direction on your choice of Transitions™ colour options, depending on your frame choice and your natural colouring. We can make the whole package suit your style.

To choose the right Transitions™ lens, simply schedule your appointment with us at Mac Nally Opticians and we can advise you on the best options for your needs.

Gift Them Eyewear this Valentines Day

By Designer Frames, News, Sunglasses, The Collection

Valentine’s Day is a special occasion for expressing your love and affection to your significant other. If you’re looking for a unique and thoughtful gift for your partner, eyewear can be a great option.

Gifting eyewear shows that you care about your partner’s health and style. It’s a practical gift that they can use on a daily basis and appreciate for a long time.

If your partner already has a pair of eyeglasses that they love, you can still surprise them with a thoughtful gift by adding some accessories, we provide a range of Eyekeeps which prevents you from losing your eyewear. There are many options available, such as eyeglass cases, cleaning cloths, and an like we previously mentioned an EyeKeep which is worn around your neck holding your pair. You can also consider getting them a Mac Nally gift voucher for an eye exam or a new pair of glasses.

There are a variety of eyewear options to choose from, including prescription glasses, sunglasses, and non-prescription glasses. You can choose a style that matches your partner’s personal taste and lifestyle, we at Mac Nally Opticians are here to guide you and help you. For example, if they are into outdoor activities, a pair of sporty sunglasses might be a good choice. Or, if they have a more classic and sophisticated style, a pair of designer eyeglasses might be the perfect fit.

Gifting eyewear can be a meaningful and useful way to show your love on Valentine’s Day. Take some time to consider your partner’s personal style and needs, and you’ll be sure to find a gift that they will love and appreciate.