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Celebrity Specs Inspire Our Eyewear Choices

At Glimpse Eye Care, You're the Star

Not only do people want to step into the shoes of their favorite Hollywood stars, they want to “step into” their eyewear too. Think of James Dean’s bad-boy good looks contrasted with the classic, black frames he often wore off screen; the stoic, professorly vibe of Harrison Ford’s wire frames in the original Indiana Jones film; or the allure and sophistication of the cat-eye sunglasses worn by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The eyewear of our favorite stars provides inspiration for our own style choices, rejuvenating the way we feel about how we present ourselves to the world. 

“New eyewear is an instant makeover. It enhances everything else—clothing, makeup, hairstyle. It’s your eyewear that makes the first impression,” said Dr. Warren Chen, Texas board-certified therapeutic optometrist at Glimpse Eye Care in Creekside Park West, The Woodlands.

Trending right now are the untinted and lightly tinted frames recently spotted on celebrities like Matthew McConaughey and Johnny Depp, in clear neutrals and translucent blue, green, rose and coral colors. Metal frames, in gold and silver, smooth and brushed patinas, also abound, from the classic aviators sported by Tom Cruise in the movie Top Gun (whose sequel is out in November) to the vintage round shape, à la John Lennon, that stars such as Beyoncé and Gigi Hadid are rocking right now. Also making an appearance are bold, “statement” frames in deep square and other angular shapes, as worn by the likes of Robert Downey, Jr. and Gwen Stefani. 

Now more than ever, glasses can empower the wearer. “We’re in a very diverse style moment, when people are finding inspiration by following their favorite celebrities at the movies and on social media, then creating their own, unique looks with eyewear,” said Dr. Chen. 

At Glimpse the focus is on comprehensive eyecare to maintain your vision and overall eye health while at the same time offering sleek, stylish, expertly-fitted eyewear that looks great and feels effortless. Glimpse makes it easy and convenient with online scheduling, or just give them a call. 

The team at Glimpse knows how to help patients focus on the qualities that are most important to them, so that the frames they ultimately choose are perfect for their vision of who they are as well as their vision health. After taking facial measurements and meeting prescription requirements, it all comes down to what feels right. “We tell our patients they should follow their hearts, said Dr. Chen. “When you look in the mirror and feel terrific, you know you’ve made the right frame choice.” After all, the ultimate movie is the life you’re living, and baby, you’re the star!