What's New in Eyeglasses for
Kids and Teens
Three New Floral Frames for Girls, by Vera Bradley Kids
May 2013 Flowery fashion is big this spring and summer, and three new frames by Vera Bradley Kids feature floral patterns that will look sweet on any young girl.
The styles include spring hinges for a comfortable fit, along with a hot-stamped flower on temple tips.
Rylan, shown here in the "midnight blues" color, is a full-rim metal frame with an oval eye shape.
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Dawn is a combination metal/plastic oval frame, while Misty has a two-tone flat metal front in a more retro shape.
All have temples featuring iconic Vera Bradley patterns, and all come with patterned cases. Please click here for closeup photos of some of the new Vera Bradley Kids frames.
Vanilla Chip: New Sunglass Inspired by the First Lady
December 2012 If your children haven't been wearing sunglasses outdoors, start them off right for the new year, with high-quality sunwear from Eyes Cream Shades.
Shown here is a new model, called Vanilla Chip. It features a shiny white frame with black polka dots. The design was inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama, who is well known for her love of polka dot patterns in her apparel.
More importantly, Vanilla Chip has impact-resistant polycarbonate lenses that provide 100 percent UVA/UVB protection for your children's eyes. The manufacturer also says the frame is highly durable, unlike frames in many kids' novelty sunglasses.
Eyes Cream Shades come in many styles and colors, for boys and girls of all ages, including infants and teens.
Dilli Dalli Children's Frames Have Features That Help
Prevent Breakage and Loss
September 2012 This cute girls' frame is one of the six styles in the new Dilli Dalli eyewear collection for kids. The line has fun temple motifs such as cars and butterflies, in soft colors such as lilac, denim, pink and brown.
But it's not just cute, it's functional, with an eye shape deep enough to accommodate multifocal lenses and cable temples (like the ones shown here) that keep the eyewear secure.
The IntelliFlex spring hinge at each temple can flex both horizontally and vertically, springing back to its original shape. This means the eyewear is less likely to need adjustment over time which is great for boisterous kids.
With rounded edges and made of hypoallergenic PVC materials, the nose pads are designed for comfort, and they are placed low on the bridge so the lenses stay centered on the eyes.
Does Your Teen or Tween Need a Better Fitting Frame?
June 2012 TC Charton specializes in eyewear that fits Asian faces, and now the brand has introduced the Asian Fit collection for teens and tweens.
The frames are designed for high cheekbones and lower nose bridges, and the sizing addresses both wider and narrower faces.
The designs are modern and richly colored, ranging from fun polka dot patterns to subtle textures, and are meant for fashion-conscious teens who like to express their personality in their eyewear.
Bright New Frame Option by Converse Kids
June 2012 If your child needs more motivation to wear his or her glasses, take a look at the fun new glow-in-the-dark frames by Converse Kids Eyewear.
Shown here is "Flutter" for girls; it comes in fruit punch pink with star-scattered temples. During the day, the frame soaks up light, and when nighttime comes or the lights go out, it glows.
"Zoom" is the boys' version, in bold blue with tartan-patterned temples.
All Converse Kids frames come with the Kid's Promise Guarantee, which provides 100 percent unconditional protection against loss or breakage for one year.
New Frames from Lucky Kid Eyewear Feature Cool Temple Details
May 2012 Lucky Kid Eyewear just released five new frames for kids, in cool styles with temple details usually found only on adult frames.
Shown here is "Zipper," for boys. It has a metal core temple stamped with a signature Lucky pattern, all within translucent acetate.
Also for guys is "Stitch," with contrasting colors in acetate. For girls, "Favorite" features pretty colors, "Gypsy" has temples with translucent flora on a matte metallic frame and "Groovy" has a batik pattern on its temples.
New Kids' Eyewear Features Preppy Tommy Hilfiger Style
April 2012 These new eyewear styles for kids 8 to 12 offer fresh yet classic design, in a variety of color combinations.
The TH 1148/s sunglass shown here is a sporty wraparound in multi-layer acetate with the signature Tommy Hilfiger flag on the temples.
In addition to the red/white/blue color combination shown here, the sunglasses also come in purple/white/pink, blue/white/yellow and blue/red/white.
The rounded, ultra-slim metal frame (TH 1146) has two-tone rubber tips for comfort on the ears. Frame colors include gloss red with white/blue tips, blue with white/red tips, honey with white/pink tips and brown with orange/blue tips.
And the vintage-style acetate frame (TH 1144) with flex hinges comes in transparent red/blue, blue/red, transparent light brown/white and cyclamen/fuchsia. All the eyewear comes with a soft, protective case featuring the signature Tommy Hilfiger ribbon. Please click here for closeup photos of these styles.
[Page updated May 9, 2013]
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