4 Fabulous Future Eyewear Trends

Looking for the latest eyewear trends? Here are a few that should be taking the world by storm! From innovative materials to tech-forward features, these glasses offer improved functionality and heightened style. OptiExpress offers comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings, a gallery of designer frames, and a one-hour onsite lab.

Fashions and trends are dynamic, so eyewear styles change and evolve constantly. As technological innovations become more accessible, greater variations in designs and features will begin to appear in all types of eyewear. The following features will certainly start to change the eyewear landscape in the coming seasons.

Blue Light-Blocking Lenses

We’re spending the majority of our waking hours staring at some kind of digital screen. This constant exposure is leading to increases in migraines, disordered sleep, dry eyes, and other discomforts that range from minor to significant. Blue light-blocking lenses offer relief from the barrage of blue light waves from LED screens that can trigger adverse physical responses. These lenses aren’t just for wearing in front of a laptop, TV, or smartphone – they’re designed to be worn everywhere, so you don’t have to switch glasses for different activities.

Activity-Specific Eyewear

Hikers, climbers, bike-riders all have individual eyewear needs, and the eyewear design industry is taking those needs seriously. New technology allows for eyewear design that accommodates a diverse assortment of lifestyles and pursuits. These might include glow-in-the-dark frames, highly resilient shades for rugged terrain activity or contact sports, or eyewear that can float during water activities.

Custom 3D Printed Glasses

We might shortly see a trend of ordering specific, unique eyewear styles that can be produced via 3D printer. Some designers offer 3D design templates that allow customers to print their own eyeglasses and install prescription lenses or sunglass lenses themselves. While this is not yet a widely available feature, as 3D printing technology and materials become more affordable and commonplace, we can expect 3D printed eyewear to become increasingly accessible.

Clip-On Lenses

Clip-on eyeglass lenses are a nostalgic trend for people who enjoy a retro eyewear style. While transition lenses are the 21st century equivalent of clip-on lenses, not everyone can necessarily afford this feature, as the price of transition lenses can range from $100 to $400 in addition to the prescription price. Clip-on lenses are a budget-friendly and fashion-forward alternative.

OptiExpress offers a full gallery of designer eyewear brands that can suit any style. Visit our Cape Coral or Ft/ Myers showrooms and select the best pair for your needs and lifestyle today!

OptiExpress founder Dr. J. Michael Witherington has been one of Ft. Myers’s leading eye care specialists for more than two decades. To schedule an eye exam at our Ft. Myers or Cape Coral location, please visit our contact page.