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Classic Cat Eye Glasses
- Oct 24, 2018 -

Eyeglasses and sunglasses in the modern eyewear market come in plenty of styles. While eyewear manufacturers and designers continue to create new styles and models, some of the old styles remain popular over the years. Historical eyewear includes scissors glasses and classic styles include aviator and wayfarer. Some of these classic styles are mainly for women and some others for men. People with certain experience and knowledge of the eyewear market may have seen cat eye glasses. They are a form of eyewear designed for female wearers. We all know that each style of eyewear has their unique and meaningful name which partly indicates its appearance. Aviator glasses and sunglasses originally developed by Ran Ban come in large frames and two times the eye’s socket can be shielded. Cat-eye eyewear has also its particular feature or appearance. Generally speaking, they refer spectacles that are thick-rimmed and have arms joining the lenses at the very top corners. This classic design makes wearers of these glasses appear like cat’s eyes.

The name of cat eye glasses is quite indicating that an effect of cat’s eye can be achieved. Due to this particular effect, these eyeglasses were extremely popular in the 1950s and 1960s. They could be seen in some of the most favored movies. Celebrities who have ever used spectacles of this style include Audrey, Marilyn Monroe, and Buddy Holly and so on. People in their middles ages now may remember that cat-eye eyewear just preceded the large bug-eye glasses which appeared widely in 1970s and 1980s. Currently, these eyewear products are still widely available in large optical stores and antique shops. This proves its vitality and classic design. A slight difference of these eyeglasses is that they are called vintage or retro eyewear in modern times. And both sunglasses and regular prescription eyeglasses can take use of this vintage design.

To some extent, cat eye glasses are regaining its popularity which reached a summit fifty years ago. For most eyewear users born in 1980s and even 1990s, it can be a completely different experience of wearing a pair of vintage eyeglasses which might be favored by their parents. This is partly the reason why retro styles of eyeglasses still retain their proportion in the eyewear market. Making the eyes look like a cat eye will probably maintain as a long-term pursuit.