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Latest Sunglasses Trends for the Summer

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Upgrade Your Stylish Sight at Overland Optical Family Eye Care

The sun is glaring, and you need to keep your summer sight clear! Sunglasses sharpen your outdoor vision and the face you show to the world. At Overland Optical Family Eye Care, we’ve put together a striking collection of stylish sunglasses in our Overland, Missouri, optical store. Take a look at what’s trending this year!

There’s a range of innovative sunglasses frames on the runways and display shelves – in classic, creative, and sporty designs. Look through our, sunglasses selection to pick your pairs from the most popular sunglasses silhouettes for 2019, such as:

Shield Protection

Shield frames, which first made an appearance last summer, are still in full force. Shield sunglasses are constructed from one large piece of transparent UV-blocking material that covers the bridge of your nose and both eyes. They are not bi-framed like most eyeglasses designs, and flat-topped versions are common. The benefits? Not only do these large, futuristic sunglasses make a bold statement, the expansive shapes also maximize protection for your eye health. To see some fabulous examples, check out the new fashion lines of shield sunglasses developed by Gigi Hadid with Vogue, and Kim Kardashian West with Carolina Lemke.

The cat’s meow

Classic cat-eye sunglasses have been revamped for this summer, with attractive cut-outs, wing-shapes, and bright patterns. As demonstrated by Miranda Kerr, these feminine feline frames add sophisticated elegance to every look.

Micro and ultra-skinny frames

Although the majority of 2019 sunglasses styles tend towards oversized, the other extreme of pint-sized is also taking the spotlight – as seen on Bella Hadid, queen of micro eyewear. Horizontally slim lenses, which have a sophisticated, futuristic effect, are available in rectangular and triangular designs. Tiny sunglasses come in a variety of creative shapes, from double-wings to miniature diamonds.

Circles and squares

Elementary shapes never go out of style. Simple, yet sleek squares remain all the rage, along with timeless round shades made from a mix of contemporary materials and colors to coordinate with every outfit.

Heart-shaped eyes

Designers all over the world have fallen in love with supremely feminine heart-shaped lenses. You can find them in pretty palettes to enhance the aesthetics of every expression.

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Oversize retro – in new shapes

Eyewear designers have updated oversized sunglasses with inventive contours and colors. Matte and gradient acetates are a favorite, as well as bold new color tones. Large transparent frames fit with translucent lenses are also featured in all the hues of the rainbow. Look to Olivia Palermo for a fabulous image of how oversized sunglasses can enlarge and maximize your style.

Sparkle and glam

Many high-end sunglasses for summer 2019 are adorned with extra bling. Jewel-encrusted sunglasses and gleaming gold frames have made an appearance, along with glittering chains hanging down from the lower frames, and pearls and jewels on the temples.

Patterns and colors that pop

Funky patterns and prints are showing up on all shapes and sizes of sunglasses, from Moschino’s scribble patterns to Fendi’s black and whitle polka dotted frames. Another blazing addition to this summer’s hottest sunwear styles is the color red – for the frames and the lenses. Versace released bright red triangular sunglasses, and Salvatore Ferragamo attracted attention by pairing black lenses with cherry-red shapes.  And of course, one of the boldest and beautiful non-color of all time is white, a sunglasses favorite of Beyonce.

Sunglasses at Overland Optical Family Eye Care – Summer Style in Overland, Missouri

We handpick every pair of sunglasses for our outstanding optical collection. Pop in anytime to try on the latest sunglasses trends for Summer 2019!

Top 4 Eyecare Tips for Summer Vacation

This summer, whether you’re headed across state lines on a family road trip, flying off to Europe, grabbing a quick weekend getaway, or taking a vacation in your own backyard, don’t forget to protect your eyes!

Summer Eye Care Near You

Check out our top 4 tips for ensuring healthy eyes this summer, and remember, your eye doctor is here to help make the most out of your vision. Dr. Sara Schmitz, O.D. sees patients from all over the Overland, Missouri area. Let us give you the top-quality eye care you and your family deserve, not only during the summer, but all year long.

  1. Don’t Leave Home Without It

If you have a chronic illness and need to head out of town for a few days, you would never leave home without your medications, right? That’s because you know that if something happens and your meds aren’t with you, you could suffer discomfort or complications to your health.

The same is true for your vision. If you suffer from dry eyes, make sure to take artificial tears or medicated eye drops with you when you travel. Preservative-free eye drops are a traveler’s friend. They’re also available as individual strips, which are recommended since there’s less risk of contamination.

Running low on disposable contact lenses? Include an extra pair in your carry-on suitcase and stock up on new lenses ahead of time. If you wear eyeglasses, bring a spare set and a copy of your prescription along with you, just in case they get lost or broken.

We recommend speaking to Dr. Sara Schmitz, O.D. before you leave for vacation to make sure your vision needs are all set.

  1. It’s Getting Hot Outside

Usually, most people think of protecting their skin from sunburns when they’re at the beach, by the pool, or just spending time outdoors.

Did you know that your eyes can get sunburned, too?

This happens when the cornea is exposed to excessive UV rays. When the sclera (the white part of your eye) looks red, that’s a sign that you’ve got sunburned eyes. You might also notice symptoms like a sudden sensitivity to light, or your eyes may feel like something is stuck in them, or they could feel sore.

The best way to prevent sunburned eyes? Always wear sunglasses with 100% of UVA and UVB light blocking protection.

  1. Watch Out for the Pool

Swimming is one of summer’s greatest pastimes. There’s nothing quite like a dip in a pool or ocean to cool off from the sweltering summer heat. While you’re slicing through the water, remember to protect your eyes.

Remove contacts before going swimming, wear goggles while underwater, and rinse your eyes with cold water when you get out of the pool (it helps get the chlorine or salt out). If your eyes feel dry or scratchy after a swim, use some moisturizing eye drops to lubricate your eyes.

  1. Back to School is Sooner Than You Think

Your kids will be back in school before you know it. Help them prepare for the upcoming school year by scheduling an eye exam now. If they need new glasses because their prescription has changed or your teen simply wants a new look for the new school year, come in to Overland Optical Family Eye Care for a consultation and take a look at the newest selection of frames and contact lenses.

Have you had a sudden eye injury or emergency while on vacation? Don’t wait until you’re back home to handle it — seek immediate care today. Certain eye injuries can damage your vision or lead to ulcers, so if you notice symptoms like redness, eye pain, changes to your vision, or flashing light, contact your eye doctor right away.

At Overland Optical Family Eye Care, we put your family’s needs first. Talk to us about how we can help you maintain healthy vision this summer and throughout the year.

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