Know your glasses list Part 1

June 20, 2019

If you own an eyewear business or happen to be a lover of sunglasses and specs, you are most certainly familiar with the terms we are about to list. But for some people, doing a Google search or trying to describe  those beautiful shades they have seen on TV to the person behind the counter may be a bit tricky. We have put down a list of common terms in the eyewear business that will help you find your favourite sunglasses in a tick.


Developed to protect pilot’s eyes. Include a variety of styles such as the famous aviators.


aviator-sunglasses-wholesaleTriangular oval lenses originally developed by Bausch and Lomb and popularised by Ray Ban.


Cat Eye

cat-eye-sunglasses-wholesaleMarilyn Monroe’s favourite, these sunglasses have pointed up top outer edges with a rounded bottom.


wayfarer-sunglasses-wholesalePlastic frames, medium squared, popularised by Bob Dylan and Andy Warhol.



50’s and 60’s masculine eyewear with keyhole bridge and thick acetate rim.


Also called brownies because the upper part of the frames frame the lenses the same way eyebrows frame the eyes.


Big wide lenses that wrap around the face.


Wrap variation, specially designed for bikers who face high speed winds.


Another variation of Wrap. Extremely wide monolenses.

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