|As more and more trends make their presence felt in the world of prescription glasses, it has become increasingly difficult to understand the various jargons used by designers to explain various pairs of designer glasses. Some of the most common terms and styles are explained in this article.
Aviator-style prescription glasses are those which reflect the kind of glasses pilots used to wear. These frames are usually crafted out of metal and the lenses are larger than the usual, and often tinted. Many recent designs have given a nod to the vintage aviator look. The upswept shape of the lenses is the hallmark of the cat-eyed glasses which are making a comeback, thanks to the renewed interest in the retro fashion. The temple of these prescription glasses is placed high and it is very common to see them peppered with shiny designs and embellishments. ‘Gradients’ is a term used to describe the look of the lenses when a colour tinge on the lenses slowly fades way, as one moves from the top of the lenses to the bottom. When there is more than one colour involved and they are placed on top of each other, the delightful visual effect is known as ‘laminate’.