- Designers have taken cool and classic designs that work for adults and scaled them down for kids. Don’t be surprised if your child wants eyeglasses that look a lot like yours.
- Lilly Pulitzer is a brand designed specifically for girls that have an eye for colors and patterns. For sporty children, Flexon offers a sleek design with a bendable frame that won’t break.
- Spring hinges, strong and flexible frame materials and impact-resistant polycarbonate all help protect your child’s eyes — as well as your financial investment in his/her eyewear.
- Don’t forget about sun glasses for kids. Wearing sunglasses will protect your child from the sun’s harmful UV rays, and lower the risk of vision problems as an adult.
- For the child who is fast becoming a teenager, eyewear fashion is increasingly important. Designer Eyewear from Ray Ban is one of the most popular brands of frames on the market.
Because people generally recognize you by your face, the eyeglasses you choose to wear are a very real part of your identity. Whether you want to appear sophisticated, fun-loving, youthful, conservative or style-conscious, the right eyewear can help you shape how you are perceived. And if you choose to wear only one pair of eyeglasses for everything you do, that says something about you, too! The first step, according to eyewear styling experts, is to consider the different aspects of your life. What do you really want your eyewear for? What are the different activities you participate in? What type of work do you do?
Eyeglasses for Serious Business
To help instill trust and confidence among a wide variety of your business clients and colleagues, it’s usually best to stay with conservative frame shapes and colors. Consider these choices to enhance your professional image:
- Classic shapes such as ovals, rectangles and almonds.
- Traditional colors of gold, silver, brown, gray and black.
One way to show your creative, fashionista side is with modern shapes, such as geometric designs in thicker and larger plastic frames. Many modern metal frames also can be creative in appearance. Today’s more fashionable, larger-sized eyeglasses also are an option, as are more unusual colors — such as blue, green and purple. Multi-colored laminates are another possibility, as are flower patterns and animal prints.
Glasses for the Modern Baby Boomer or Senior
Just because you’re eligible for an AARP card doesn’t mean you have to wear stodgy, old-fashioned glasses. And men: get rid of those giant metal frames that dominate your face! Certain colors also can make you look younger. We suggest gunmetal, deep browns and burgundy for men and lighter, shinier hues for women.
Eyeglasses for Students
Whether you’re studying engineering or art, business or French literature, college is a time to develop your own identity — and show off your style. Unusual shapes, bright colors, larger sizes and interesting details such as color laminations, all are readily available in a variety of prices and brand names.
Eyewear for the Busy Mom or Dad
For the busy mom (or dad) on-the-go with little time to worry about the latest trends in eyewear, a basic yet stylish pair of glasses might work best. Ovals, upswept rectangles and soft cat-eye shapes are very functional and still look great.
Glasses for the Weekend Warrior
Most adults live dual lives — their “normal” 9-to-5 weekday life and their (usually) more active life on the weekends. For the best comfort, performance and safety during “weekend warrior” hours, choose at least one pair of sport sunglasses, sport eyeglasses or even just a more casual, sports-suggestive eyeglass frame. Styling can range from wraparounds to more conventionally shaped eyeglasses and sunglasses. Sporty looks can include bright or neon colors, stripes and modern combinations of metal and plastic materials.
If you are having trouble finding a style that suits you, please stop in to Good Looks Eyewear for assistance. Our ABO certified opticians will gladly help you find a look that fits your unique personality. Good Looks Eyewear has locations in Cranberry Twp. and in Pittsburgh. Contact us if you have any questions. Good Looks Eyewear carries a variety of brands. Browse through our designer collection and our exclusive collection to find a brand that may suit you best.
Good Looks Eyewear has added the Persol line to our already impressive selection of high end eyewear. The Persol ophthalmic glasses and Persol sunglasses are part of our Exclusive Collection. With unique design and timeless style, Persol’s incredible line of frames have stood the test of time since 1917 and continue to grow as a company, as well as premier eyewear brand.
Click here for more information about Persol ophthalmic glasses and Persol sunglasses: PERSOL
Good Looks Eyewear has also added Hackett eyewear to our designer brands collection. The men’s ophthalmic collection deems itself as classy and sophisticated. The design and look of their unique frames concede to timeless and fully embrace the classic aesthetic.
Click here for more information on Hackett ophthalmic glasses: HACKETT
Vera Wang Salon
Contact Good Looks Eyewear Pittsburgh or Good Looks Eyewear Cranberry for more information on how you can purchase your Hackett glasses, Persol glasses, Persol sunglasses, Vera Wang Salon glasses, or Vera Wang Salon sunglasses.
Good Looks Eyewear has featured products for our consumers every month of the year! Our featured products for the months of February and March are Prada and Dolce & Gabbana. If you purchase either of these high quality products, you will receive a FREE $25 gift card after purchase and automatically entered in a chance to win a FREE pair of sunglasses! Each of our Good Looks Eyewear locations (Fox Chapel and Cranberry) will have a winner. The featured products promotion will end on March 31st, 2016. Stop down to one of our two locations and our ABO certified opticians will be more than happy to assist you!
Contact us at either our Pittsburgh or Cranberry locations if you have any questions.
Driving at night can be challenging under the best of circumstance, but battling the glare from oncoming headlights can make a stressful situation even worse. Nowadays, you can beat the glare by opting for anti-reflective (AR) lenses.
Technological advances in anti-glare coatings virtually eliminate glare by allowing 99.5 percent of available light to pass through your lenses. That means fewer visual distractions when you’re sitting behind the wheel, and less eyestrain when you’re sitting in front of a computer (or any) screen for hours.
There’s another advantage to going anti-glare—you’ll look better. Your lenses will appear clearer, practically invisible, allowing people to focus on your eyes and not the reflection in your glasses.
By the way, the AR coating is applied in our full-service eyewear lab, allowing for personalized, hands-on production of your glasses.
Visit our Good Looks Eyewear stores in either Pittsburgh or Cranberry and ask our ABO certified Opticians about AR lenses.
Contact us at the Pittsburgh location or the Cranberry location if you have any question about Anti-Reflective Lenses.
Setting your sights on spring styles and colors? Here’s a look at seven 2016 Spring fashion trends that are sure to turn a few heads:
- Round and Round
The shape of things to come this spring is definitely round, particularly when donning sunglasses. Round frames are retro and contemporary, funky and sophisticated—in other words, just right.
- Crazy Contours
Strange, futuristic shapes abound. Let’s just say if you’re looking to keep a low profile, this is not for you. Spring promises a potpourri of octagons, stars, hearts and super-sized squares and circles, not to mention a few silhouettes that truly defy description.
- Nine Lives
First introduced in the ’50s as the essence of femininity, the cat’s eye frame has never really gone out of style. The 2016 variation on this theme takes us from house cat to wildcat with bold, dramatic designs. Understatement is not this cat’s meow.
- Saluting Aviators
As the name suggests, aviator frames were once the exclusive domain of World War II fighter pilots. For those looking to land a pair this spring, consider modern updates like round lenses, metal bridges and translucent plastic frames.
- Pretty in Pink
When Pantone, the purveyor of all things color related, announced that Rose Quartz was its 2016 color of the year, the fashion world took notice. Not surprisingly, frames featuring the kinder, gentler shades of rosy pinks, pale blues, dusty greys and misty taupes are making their debut this spring.
- Focus on Lenses
From clear to very (very) dark and just about every color of the rainbow in between, lenses are asserting themselves as both fashionable and functional. Just look at the ombre lens: it’s dark at the top and lighter at the bottom, giving you stylish practicality.
- When Bling is the Thing
Sometimes frames are about the embellishments and adornments. This spring anything goes, including animal-print patterns, jewels, colorful gemstones and crystals.
The Pittsburgh and Cranberry locations of Good Looks Eyewear has all of your Spring fashion trends. Please stop in to either location to find your look for Spring. Contact us at either store for any and all inquiries.
Currently, more than 3 million people in the United States have glaucoma, approximately 120,000 are blind from glaucoma, accounting for 9% to 12% of all cases of blindness. Glaucoma is called “the sneak thief of sight” since there are no symptoms and once vision is lost, it’s permanent. As much as 40% of vision can be lost without a person noticing. Those at higher risk include people of African, Asian, and Hispanic descent. Other high-risk groups include: people over 60, family members of those already diagnosed, diabetics, and people who are severely nearsighted. Regular eye exams are especially important for those at higher risk for glaucoma, and may help to prevent unnecessary vision loss. Talk to friends and family about glaucoma. If you have glaucoma, don’t keep it a secret. Let your family members know.
Glaucoma patients, did you know that your eye pressure can be safely controlled without complex eye drop regimens? At Scott and Christie Eyecare Associates, we offer an alternative to eye drops and their side effects for glaucoma treatment: laser surgery that can greatly lessen or virtually eliminate your dependence on eye medications. Covered by insurance plans, this FDA-approved laser procedure is fast, safe and effective. . If you are interested in freeing yourself from the inconvenience of your current eye drop regimen and expensive monthly trips to the pharmacy, please contact Scott & Christie Eyecare Associates to see if laser surgery is right for you.
NIKE X KEVIN DURANT COLLABORATION
Nike has collaborated with basketball superstar Kevin Durant to create 6 exclusive eyewear pieces that take the vision from Durant’s shoe line and bring it to the eyeglass world. With 3 children and 3 adult style’s, these new fashionable, sporty, and trendsetting glasses set them apart from any other brand or style on the market. The eyeglasses will contain the KD logo as well as the infamous Nike swoosh on the frame. These frames are not just made to look good, they are made with the highest quality materials; either acetate or a metal/zyl combination, depending on the style purchased. Good Looks Eyewear is proud to showcase these frames. These are a Slam-Dunk of glasses that are made for any sports lover. Stop in to Good Looks Eyewear to purchase these one of a kind, head turning frames. Our AMO certified Opticians will be more than happy to ASSIST you.
Good Looks Eyewear has featured products for our consumers every month of the year! Our featured products for the months of December and January are Tiffany and Co., Bvlgari, and Giorgio Armani. If you purchase any one of these three high quality products, you will receive a FREE $25 gift card after purchase and automatically entered in a chance to win a FREE pair of sunglasses! Each of our Good Looks Eyewear locations (Fox Chapel and Cranberry) will have a winner. The winners of the contest will receive a FREE pair of sunglasses from one of the featured brands (Tiffany and Co., Bvlgari, and Giorgio Armani). The featured products promotion will end on January 31st, 2016. Stop down to one of our two locations and our ABO certified opticians will be more than happy to assist you!
FSA AND HSA INFORMATION
With the New Year upon us, an opportunity exists for customers who maintain either an HSA (Health Savings Account) or a FSA (Flex Savings Account). With our company being able to accept these funds, our employees can help you understand the opportunity to use these funds to benefit your life and well-being.
Under these programs, customers and patients alike can use the pre-tax benefits that are provided to pay deductibles, co-payments, refractive options and prescription eyewear. What an opportunity to invest in your own health, while benefitting from tax savings.
Flex Spending Accounts (FSA)
Flex spending becomes available on January 1st and will usually expire on December 31st, however depending on your provider and their policies, it may expire on March 15th.
You want to be sure to take advantage of the flex spending, because in most cases the funds in the account will not carry over into the New Year. If you do not use your flex spending funds within the allotted period, you can lose the funds. Talk to your employer about your specifics for their flex spending account policies, some let you carry up to $500 of unused funds into the New Year.
Health Spending Accounts (HSA)
Health savings is a little different from flex spending, but they are basically the same. For health savings, the money that you don’t use will roll over to the next year and never expire until they are used. You are also able to constantly gain more health savings funds throughout the year. Talk to your employer about how you are able to increase your funds.
You want to be sure to use all of those flex spending funds before they run out at the end of the year. We look forward to seeing you!