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    • The future is Retro! These styles never date. At EyeBuyDirect we offer the very best in vintage and retro glasses from the 1950s & 60s, funky frames from the 1970s and bold, chunky, gloriously over the top frames from the 1980's.

      Check out iconic styles such as our perfectly round 60s-style frames made famous by the likes of Ghandi and John Lennon no less, or our Wayfarer-style glasses, as worn by such luminaries as Audrey Hepburn, Buddy Holly and The Blues Brothers. These prescription lenses and frames are sure-fire hits, add to that their functionality and sheer feel good factor and it’s no mystery why they’ve stayed in style down the decades.

    • Round Lensed Frames

      Nothing says ‘classically retro’ like a pair sophisticated round lensed eyeglasses. This style of frame makes a great pair of men’s retro glasses, great for giving you a refined look and work really well for women too.

    • Oversized Retro Glasses Frames

      Have you noticed that the eyewear seen in old photographs often seems really huge? The oversized style of frame is perfect for creating a quirky look while also providing great coverage for your vision correction. This eyeglasses style is extra trendy and has just the right amount of hipster energy.

    • Retro Cat-Eye Frames

      You can’t talk about old-school glasses without mentioning cat-eye or horn-rim styles. These shapes have a classically feminine aesthetic that looks effortlessly chic.

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Style Tips for Retro Eyeglasses

The best retro glasses styles can be paired with almost any outfit. A pair of classy gold-toned frames look effortlessly cool when contrasted with a casual look (denim, white tee, etc.) while a chunky browline frame has an unmistakably eclectic vibe, perfect for pairing with loud looks. Most importantly, pick a style that you feel defines who you are! Retro glasses are full of character, and should make getting dressed and expressing yourself, fun!

FAQ

Are vintage retro glasses in style?

Vintage style glasses are absolutely in style. A range of frame styles that can be considered retro are practically timeless; cat-eye frames and aviator-style eyeglasses seem to be permanent fashion staples, so don’t hold back on trying these styles if you’re interested.

Where can I buy retro glasses?

You can buy great value retro eyeglasses online at EyeBuyDirect. These styles have all the appeal of vintage-style glasses but are made with lightweight modern materials for up-to-date durability and comfort.

Do round retro glasses suit every type of face?

Round retro glasses are more suited to more angular face shapes, like square or rectangular. Old-school round eyeglasses tend to be more circular than modern oval-shaped frames, so taking your face shape into consideration is a smart idea.

Where can I buy retro reading glasses?

EyeBuyDirect is a great place to get low-cost, high-quality retro reading glasses. Retro styles are perfect for reading glasses; something like a round, wire-frame style is lightweight, comfortable and can give you a sophisticated, studious vibe.

Which eyeglass styles are retro?

Many different styles of eyeglasses can be considered retro. Round metallic frames have an unmistakably vintage vibe, and cat-eye frames are ideal for a bold-but-sophisticated touch. There are many more retro styles, so take the time and browse our full selection of retro glasses.

Can you get non-prescription retro glasses?

If you want a pair of retro glasses purely for the style, EyeBuyDirect offers non-prescription lenses with any frame. Retro styles are undeniably fashionable and can improve practically any outfit, so just select the non-prescription option when choosing lenses if you don’t need them for vision correction.