Trendy Accessories: 9 Prescription Glasses Under $100 So Stylish You'll Wear Them Everyday

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With a pair of glasses usually running between $200 and $800 or more - it’s difficult to afford multiple pairs. But, as usual, we came to the rescue with a list of 9 affordable stylish glasses. Photo: Courtesy

Buying prescription glasses over the internet doesn’t sound like the smartest idea. You probably are asking yourself why would you take the risk, and invest money and time on something you haven’t seen in person, but what if we tell you that this is the newest, safest, fastest way to shop for glasses these days.

You will save hundreds of dollars shopping for quality glasses online while not compromising on quality and service. Here are a few good reasons why.

REASON #1: You save up to 70% prescription glasses compared to 
brick-and-mortar stores

Leading online glasses retailers now offer you the same exact frames, lenses and treatment you receive at a brick and mortar store, at up to 70% less the cost. Why?

Online stores don’t pay retail rent, so you don’t have to pay for it, either.

REASON #2: Online retailers offer quality product with outstanding service

The variety found in leading online glasses stores is unmatched by brick and mortar stores. Being online means you may have over 1500 frames to choose from on a single website, from classic styles, to top designer brands, so you can find your perfect style.

REASON #3: Shopping for glasses online is safe & secure

The leading online stores know today, that consumers have come to expect, for example - a safe and secure checkout process, 365 day warranty, a lowest price guarantee, and free returns - not to mention fast shipping.

With Glasses USA you can actually try the glasses on the site easily, with a virtual mirror application allowing you to see how the glasses look on you before you purchase. Some sites allow you to consult a virtual stylist and try on different looks before you decide.

Glasses ship within days thanks to in-house laboratories, so you usually end up receiving your glasses faster than you would at your local store. In many cases shipping is even free.

Unconventional frames are more widely accepted in both optical and sunglasses, signifying a braver consumer ready to use eyewear as a true fashion accessory.

1990s styles are re-emerging with a nostalgic feel; lenses become smaller and more streamlined, tapping into the sporty mood prevalent in 1990s eyewear.

During the F/W 17/18 season, styles walk the line between femininity and masculinity, genderless direction. Cool and nude-toned pinks inject color into the winter. Clear frames offer an update for minimalist-inspired shapes. Clearly defined and contrasting gradations are key for directional styles.

For the materials, fine, thin metals provide a lighter and more timeless choice, in contrast with heavier styles for the season. Tortoiseshell effects and opaque black acetates work for retro-inspired styles, while transparent plastics create a lighter, barely-there look.

Find below 9 affordable stylish glasses that will make you want multiple pairs:

Fall /Winter 17/18 - EYEWEAR TRENDS REPORT

  • Lightweight metals

In contrast to the heavier, more retro frames of the season, fine wire frames add a light, flattering option for the unisex eyewear market. These lightweight metals work in a number of frame shapes, with round frames and D-shape styles looking timeless and classic. Pair with the more minimalist apparel.

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  • Round Frames

Round frames remain a commercial favorite, driven by fine wire frames or polar opposite chunky retro frames

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  • Chunky retro frame

Vintage oversized square and D-shape frames make a strong impact this season. Solid black frames amplify this bold look, or a lighter look can be achieved by incorporating the season’s milky and clear or soft tinted frames.

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  • The round Aviator

Both aviators and round frames have enjoyed a strong presence in recent seasons. This item merges these two popular items.

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  • The brow focus

Top bars are a key update to a number of different styles, from round frames through to aviators and the teardrop shapes. And also gives round metal frames an added aviator-style feel.

Curved top bars give a soft statement, while straight iterations have a more directional feel.

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  • Oversized Aviator / Retro aviator

The classic Retro-inspired Aviator is making a big impact for the A/W season, as a statement accessory. With a focus the season's essential color-tinted lenses offering a modern feel on archive styles.

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  • Half-Frame Feline

A key update for women’s styles can be found in the half-frame feline silhouette, inspired by vintage 1950s and 1960s styles. A feature top line in brown or black gives way to a clear or thin wire bottoms half, creating a flattering and feminine style. Narrower, more oval-shaped lenses look most retro, while a squarer lens shape creates a strong Modernist-inspired silhouette.

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  • Cat’s eye

The cat's eye remains an essential profile for yet another season, with pointed, angular profiles and blackout lenses as updates appealing to the subversive. Pale-hued and oversized opaque acrylic frames with soft rounded wings give way to a kitsch aesthetic while tortoiseshell evokes vintage sophistication.

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  • Crystal clear

Glassy transparent and lightly frosted no-color frames update both modern and vintage-inspired frames for the season, adding a minimalist look to a range of unisex styles.

Cool-toned pinks and barely there peach shades offer an unexpected color direction for the season. Milky acetates give a refined finish, while clear plastics and brushed metals make a stronger color statement.

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Shirley Gomez has been exposed to many aspects of the art world. Besides being a Fashion Journalist, she studied Fashion Styling and Fashion Styling for Men at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Interior Design at UNIBE and Fashion Design at ITSMJ Fashion School in the Dominican Republic. She worked as a Fashion Journalist, Fashion Stylist and Social Media Manager at one of the most recognized magazines in the Dominican Republic, Oh! Magazine, as an occasional Entertainment Journalist, of the prestigious newspaper “Listín Diario”, as well as a fashion collaborator of a radio show aired in 100.9 FM SuperQ. When Shirley is not writing you can find her listening Demi Lovato or Beyonce's songs, decorating her apartment or watching Family Feud.

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