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They’re one of the most successful companies in the world, and one of the ‘Big Two’ sportswear manufacturers. Everyone’s heard of them. However, Adidas took a slightly unconventional route to the top. Keep reading to find out more and our top eyewear picks from the famous brand! History of Adidas In...
Ray-Ban Justin sunglasses are some of the most fashionable sunglasses on the market right now. They’ve got that killer mix of high-quality design and pared-back simplicity that hits that sweet spot in eyewear design. What the Justin range represents is a step away from the classic horn-rimmed Wayfarer outline...
Horn-rimmed glasses are some of the most iconic silhouettes in the eyewear world. It’s been a while since their invention, and now the term ‘horn rimmed glasses’ encompasses a large variety of different glasses frames styles. Ray-Ban is probably the best-known manufacturer of horn-rim glasses frames with their wayfarers,...
Wire frame glasses have been flitting in and out of the trend spotlight since glasses were really invented. Due to their remarkably simple aesthetic and relative ease of manufacture, people have been wearing these kinds of glasses since the 13th century. When you look at the models below, it’s...
It’s September. You know what that entails: universities, colleges and schools will be opening back up (whether virtually or in real life). Some students will be going back for the first time since COVID. Some will be finishing off their final year. If you’re a student, you might be...
Shopping for the perfect father’s day gifts isn’t always easy. Luckily, Vision Direct has you covered with this unique eyewear gift guide. Discover the top specs they think Dad will love, based on what their customers have virtually tried on!  VisionDirect’s virtual try-on (VTO) technology allows you to try on...
The History of Persol 714 on Screen There’s a reason actor Steve McQueen was known as the “king of cool” in the ‘60’s and ‘70’s. It wasn’t just his talent that made McQueen so sought after in the film industry; it was his style that was the backbone of his...
Prada is one of the oldest luxury fashion houses in the world. While it’s now one of the most recognisable brands out there (and the home of the amazing Prada glasses listed below), it was founded in 1913 by Mario and Martino Prada as a small leather goods shop, Fratelli...
Versace is one of the undisputed big hitters when it comes to fashion. The 1978 brainchild of Gianni Versace has risen to global fame; the iconic Medusa logo, inspired by Roman ruins, is now synonymous with one of the true world leaders in luxury. While the Italian fashion house...
Wondering if oversized designer sunglasses are still in fashion? They sure are! This season, large sunglasses are a must-have accessory for those aiming to look classy with that certain hint of movie star allure. Women’s oversized sunglasses are (pardon the pun) huge right now. However, there are some really...
Quay was born on the Australian festival circuit, making stylish shades for partygoers down under. Now one of the world’s biggest and best sunglasses brands, Quay continues to make cool, affordable sunnies that stand out from the crowd. Known for everything from affordable sunglasses to high-fashion, the Quay sunglasses...
Dior is one of the premier fashion houses in the world. Founded in post-war Paris by Christian Dior, the label quickly rose to prominence in both high fashion and popular retail circles. While Dior is most well-known for their clothing and fragrances, their sunglasses are also highly coveted. In...
Persol is one of the world’s oldest eyewear makers. The brand began as a specialised firm known for their craftsmanship, making sunglasses for pilots and racing drivers in Italy who required comfort, protection and optimum vision. Steve McQueen famously wore Persol sunglasses. The brand came to the USA in...
Love your eyes this National Sunglasses Day with a fresh new pair of designer shades! National Sunglasses Day, a campaign by The Vision Council, is celebrated annually on the 27th of June. The campaign aims to raise awareness about the importance of wearing UV protective eyewear. While sunglasses are...
When it comes to clear frame glasses, one style really does fit all. If you’re considering buying new eyewear, clear eyeglasses frames are a great way to go. With clear eyeglasses frames, you can focus more on shape and material. You won’t have to find a colour that looks...
Elton John (Reginald Kenneth Dwight) claims to own over 250,000 pairs of sunglasses! The singer, songwriter, and composer changed the world in the ’70s with his music and his unapologetic style. Elton John’s eccentric style and performances inspired young people to embrace what makes them unique and stand out....
  By now you’re probably used to wearing face masks to protect against the spread of COVID-19, but what about face shields? Before this year, safety face shield visors were mainly used by professions like construction work, electrical work, and auto repair, to name but a few. This is because...
Tom Ford style is sophisticated and refined, offering some of the best designer glasses in the world of luxurious eyewear. There are so many iconic Tom Ford eyeglasses to choose from, sometimes it can be hard to decide! If you’re thinking about getting a new pair of Tom Ford...
After being stuck inside all Spring, kids (just like adults!) are more than ready to get back outside and enjoy their favorite sports. Though sports are great fun, it’s important to make sure kids have the right protective gear- and this includes eyewear. You can shop for kids’ prescription...
A quality pair of UV protection sunglasses will protect your eyes against harmful UVA and UVB rays. Check out our picks for the best UV protection sunglasses now! Plus, we'll show you how to test if your current sunnies have UV protection. Our Top 5 Picks for UV Protection Sunglasses: 1....
Tony Stark has some of the coolest gadgets in the Marvel universe, and this also goes for his eyewear. In many different Marvel movies, Tony Stark glasses make noticeable appearances, such as in Iron Man, Avengers, and Spider-Man. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to hook you up with all...
Burberry Eyewear  This British luxury brand is one of the oldest fashion houses in the world. You might know them for their iconic trench coat designs of the mid-19th century. However, Burberry has increased its market to include high fashion Burberry shoes and designer Burberry eyewear. While keeping true to...
While not everyone will be able to spend physical time together this Mother’s Day due to social distancing regulations, there are still plenty of ways to make your mom feel special and let her know you’re thinking of her.  Spend quality time together via your preferred video chatting app while...
Do you want to add Nike glasses for men to your collection but not sure where to start? In this article, SmartBuyGlasses shows you the best Nike glasses for men. Read on to discover the most fashionable Nike glasses for you.  All About Nike Nike is known worldwide as a leading...
Did you know it’s totally possible to binge an entire series on Netflix in just 5 days? Maybe even less! With many businesses and schools forced to close all around the globe because of coronavirus, we are spending more time at home than ever before and searching for more...