Invented in the 1930s, cat-eye glasses were all the rage in the 1950s and 1960s, when stars Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor wore them on-screen and on magazine covers.
Today’s feline-inspired frames are timeless and stylish. Whether you’re looking for a new pair of everyday frames or something for special occasions, here are some tips when shopping for cat-eye glasses.
At Dr. Chinn's Vision Care in San Diego we offer a wide range of glasses to suit every face and personal style.
Choose the Right Pair for Your Face
Cat-eyes, which have a bold, angular shape, can be flattering on a variety of face shapes, but it's still important to find a pair that fits your specific features.
You may want to consider a pair with a thicker frame if you have a rounder face, or a pair with a more delicate frame if your face is more oval.
Look for frames that balance out the proportions of your face and sit comfortably on your nose and ears.
Pick a Material
Most cat-eye frames are made from plastic because it’s lightweight and affordable, and comes in every imaginable color.
But it’s also possible to find metal cat-eye frames, which offer a more sophisticated look.
If you're looking for a high-end option, consider acetate or titanium frames, which are extremely durable and comfortable.
Consider the Lens Type
Though cat-eye glasses may seem whimsical, their prescription lenses need to be high quality, and true to your prescription. Your eye doctor will perform an eye exam, to ensure that your prescription is accurate.
If you're looking for non-prescription glasses, lenses with special coatings like anti-reflective or scratch-resistant coatings are still recommended to protect your eyes and improve your vision clarity.
What’s Your Style?
In the mood for some vintage glamour? Or are you looking for a more modern vibe? Whatever your personal style, there are endless options to choose from when it comes to cat- eye glasses.
From classic black frames to wildly colorful options — there's a pair of cat-eye glasses to suit every taste.
Book An Eye Exam for Cat-Eye Glasses in San Diego
The first step toward finding the right eyewear is by having an eye exam. At Dr. Chinn's Vision Care in San Diego, we’ll evaluate your vision, eye health and help you find the right glasses for your features and lifestyle.