Optical Prism May 2017 - Page 32

Round of Applause By Denis Langlois Many eyewear companies and trend-watchers are saying the same thing: round frames are among the hottest styles of the season. Popularized in the 1960s – think John Lennon and Elton John or even Gregory Peck in To Kill a Mockingbird – round glasses are back in a big way on runways, A-list celebrities and at music events. Pop star Katy Perry wore a pair of rose-coloured round glasses during a performance of her hit Chained to the Rhythm at the 2017 Grammys; cementing the specs as a must-have item.Optician Rachel Hill, an eyewear fash- ionista and owner of Personal Optical in St. Catharines, says round glasses can work for just about anyone. “Round frames come in different scales. Meaning some are egg- shaped and some are definitely rounder. You just need to find the right diametre. Smaller faces definitely suit round but you don't want to look like a bug. It is about comfort and attitude with your own style. Be bold!” she says. And we couldn’t agree more. Here is a small sample of stylish round specs. 32 Optical Prism | May 2017