If you’re anything like us, you’re already amping up for summer by stock-piling shorts, flops, and sunscreen. Yes, it might be a bit early, but there’s a reason we’re so excited about summer – sunglasses! Below are some of our faves that are floating around this season.
One more thing before you start browsing. Did you know VSP members get an extra $20 toward a featured frame brand? You heard that right. Some plans don’t cover sunwear though, so log in to vsp.com and check your frame benefits to see if this offer applies to you. Even if it doesn’t, all VSP members can use that offer toward optical frames – hurrah!
AK7014: The newest additions to the Wild Eyes collection, these acetate frames feature an iconic animal print design on temples. Set against tonal colorations, the Anne Klein block logo is emblazoned in gold. AK7014 pays tribute to Anne Klein’s style heritage: modified school boy round frames are offered in translucent colors of black, sand, and olive. Find a doctor who carries this brand.
H20 Floatable Collection – The Jam: The H20 Floatable Collection is made with a specially formulated injected frame designed to stay afloat in the ocean, pool or lake. All of the H20 Floatable Collection shades come standard with Dragon’s exclusive Performance Polar®, a premium injected polar lens with hydrophobic and oleophobic lens coatings that repel water, dirt, and smearing. Find a doctor who carries this brand.
DVF824S – Zoe: The Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2014 Eyewear Collection draws inspiration from DVF ready-to-wear and accessories. Many different iterations of the iconic DVF chain link are seen this season. New template treatments feature temples made up of metal chain link. Color blocking, elegant logo plaques and DVF’s signature hardware each find their way into the collection through sleek and subtle details. Find a doctor who carries this brand.
KL828S: The Karl Lagerfeld Spring 2014 Eyewear Collection is comprised of sleek, runway inspired styles. High end and high quality, subtle metal accents and temple details are fresh on classic silhouettes and cool, neutral color ways. Shown here is the modern aviator in a bold combo frame. Metal detail wraps from the zyl frame front and into the temple, creating a sleek, gilded look. Find a doctor who carries this brand.
L734S: The Spring/Summer 2014 Eyewear collection continues to take inspiration from the key codes of the brand, such as pique, stripes, piping, and color block. Each code is an expression of the Lacoste heritage, and allows everyone with a quick glance to unmistakably identify a Lacoste item. Updated pique detailing on zyl temple adds a bit of texture to an understated style. Find a doctor who carries this brand.
Tessa M2904S: The Michael Kors spring 2014 Eyewear Collection offers sleek, trend-right styles for male and female customers alike. Tessa, from the Signature Collection, uses high-octane colorations throughout the frame. Modified rectangular lenses are accented by a Michael Kors foil logo on both the temple and temple tip. Find a doctor who carries this brand.
Run x2 EV0799: Designed for running, these lightweight, nylon frames offer comfort, flexibility, and durability. They boast a nose bridge that’s both adjustable and ventilated, as well as adjustable silicone secure-wrap temples that allow for maximum grip and stability. These lenses have Nike Max Optics, Volt tinted lenses for low-light visibility and protection, and RiPel Coating that repels liquids, oil, and dirt. Find a doctor who carries this brand.
SF705S: The Salvatore Ferragamo Eyewear Spring/Summer 2014 Collection is characterised by designs full of elegance and personality. The women’s range features creative reinterpretations of the Gancino, Vara and other iconic details, both in terms of materials and color. These butterfly frames in acetate stand out thanks to their desirable tone-on-tone coloring and metallic detailing with the Ferragamo logo on the temple. Find a doctor who carries this brand.
TB6041: The demands of an Easy Going Man are simple: a great profile and high quality materials. Matte plastic temples smoothly transition from polished metal frame fronts. Contrasting colors amplify the Tommy Bahama logo and the curvatures of paddle temple tips. This classic rectangular sunglass is available in Brown or Light Gunmetal. Find a doctor who carries this brand.
Find some shades you love or want to try some on in person? Take note of the style number, and take it with you to your next eye exam. Be sure to check vsp.com before you go to see if your plan covers sunwear.
Here’s to a summer filled with stylish shades – cheers!
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