Round Eyeglasses Circle Back at Eyeglass.com

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Round eyeglasses are not only available, but popular at eyeglass.com - the site that specializes in hard to find eye wear.

Made exclusively for eyeglass.com, the Wright is classic style reborn.

The Wright - A True Round Eyeglass Frame

"I've been looking all over for round glasses and eyeglass.com has a whole page of them!"

What do John Lennon and Mahtma Ghandi have in common besides world peace? Round eyeglasses. Characters of classic style tend to wear glasses of distinction and no eyeglass design says classic like round frames. Since the early days of Eyeglass.com in 1999, round eyeglasses have been a popular style, much to the surprise of industry experts. When Jim Morrison, founder of eyeglass.com, attends a trade show displaying thousands of eyeglass frames, he rarely sees the styles that online customers most ask for - round frames.

Until the early 20th century, all eyeglasses dating back to the 1500s were round. But when cutting lenses into shapes became available, round glasses fell out of favor. Today, a round frame symbolizes simplicity, vintage design and sophisticated fashion. The findings in a recent survey conducted by eyeglass.com revealed that many round glasses wearers are artists and professionals, such as architects, professors and teachers. Men and women eyeglass wearers state that they love the look and the symbolism of round glasses. Responding to consumer demand, Eyeglass.com designed and manufactured a truly round frame called The Wright.

Unlike other optical styles, round glasses look better in smaller frames. There are plastic round glasses, metal round eyeglasses, and rimless round frames as well. Under the round style category, there are perfect circle styles and semi-round styles. The perfect circle frame, if not perfectly sized, has a tendency to either reach above the eye brow or below the eye and bump one's cheek. Semi-round frames are an alternative to perfectly round glasses, that give the same retro look with an easier fit.

So what exactly are semi-round eyeglasses? Semi-round eyeglass frames are defined by the top curve of the frame being slightly flatter and following the lines of the eyebrows. This 'round-ish' style is often called polo style eyeglasses or preppy design frames. The partially round style is particularly popular among lawyers and has even been referred to as "lawyer's eyeglasses". The most popular style of semi-round frames are plastic models known as tortoise shell glasses or horn rimmed frames. The Brunswick frame, designed and made by eyeglass.com, is a best selling example of a professional, semi-round frame. Similar to round spectacles, the scholarly semi-round eyeglasses also come in regular metal, as well as 14k gold frames. Iconic style starts with round eyeglasses - a statement of character.

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