Retro Reading Glasses

Written by Patricia Skinner
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There is a wide range of different styles available when it comes to reading glasses. We're all different and our tastes and styles are diverse, to say the least. Some of us love styles that take us back to days gone by. For this reason, retro reading glasses are very popular.

You'll find dozens of different examples of reading glasses in retro style. From studious-looking masculine examples, to glamorous rhinestone-studded examples fit for a diva. After an initial fling with lots of thin, wiry eyeglass frames, and the ever-popular frameless eyeglasses, there is a definite movement towards eyeglass frames that were fashionable decades ago.

Retro Style

Any style of reading glasses that features a tortoise shell frame can be considered retro. As can those that feature small, round eye frames, reminiscent of old an schoolmaster's specs. Old Money has some good examples here, as do Eye Bobs.

You'd be surprised to know that the retro style of "pince nez," or nose pinchers, is now back in fashion. As a matter of fact, many people actually favor this style for reading glasses, particularly if they don't do much close work and only need them occasionally. Alternatively, they can be useful if you only need reading glasses for some print, but not all. You can whip them out in a jiffy whenever you need to get a better focus on very fine print.


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