Optic Topic by Steven A. Queenan at Regional Eye Optical – Week of December 11, 2016
While aviator-style eyeglass frames were first developed for sunglasses, they soon became a long-lived classic style that also extends to prescription glasses. Originally developed by the Army Air Corp for their pilots, the glasses’ iconic teardrop shape was preferred for its ability to provide the eyes with more complete protection from the sun that extends over the entire eye socket.
By the late 1930s, aviator frames became a desirable luxury style for hunters and fishermen, but it was not until World Ware II that they really took off as a fashion item. After the war, the frames achieved iconic status and subsequently went through many transformations that have catered to prevailing tastes without ever changing their fundamental form. Aviator frames also come in a squared off shape that truncates the lower part of the lens.
At REGIONAL EYE OPTICAL, we are happy to work with you in selecting frames that complement your features. Our experienced optometry professionals work closely with you to select the proper frames to fit your budget as well as your cosmetic, lifestyle, and vision needs.
To learn more, please call 320-587-6309. We are located just inside Regional Eye Center at 1455 Montreal Street, SE in Hutchinson, MN. Our business hours are:
Mon. & Thurs. 8:00am – 7:30pm
Tues. & Wed. 8:00am – 5:30pm
Fri. 8:00am – 4:00pm
Sat. 8:30am to Noon