Optic Topic

Eyeglasses frames

Optic Topic by Steven A. Queenan at Regional Eye Optical – Week of October 27, 2020

As their name implies, “browline” eyeglass frames place a great deal of emphasis on the wearer’s brows by making the upper portion of the frames thicker than the lower section. By simulating thick brows, browline frames either draw attention to or augment the wearer’s brows.

To enhance the effect, the upper portion of the frames and temples (arms) are constructed of thick plastic, while the bridge and eye wires are made of thinner, less obvious metal. Browline glasses originated in 1947 and became increasingly popular in the 1950’s.

By the mid-1980’s, their popularity soared when Bruce Willis wore a pair on television’s Moonlighting. The series Mad Men prompted renewed interest in 2013. Today, browlines best exemplify the “nerdy” look. Browline eyeglasses and sunglasses are among the most iconic retro designs created. “Clubmaster” frames are a traditional browline frame with sun glass lenses.

Stop by REGIONAL EYE OPTICAL and check out our browline glasses in a wide range of hip colors and bold styles. 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 – 1:00pm
Sat. Closed