Know your glasses list Part 2

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.


The name says it all: oval shaped.

Round Eye

round-sunglasses-lennon-wholesaleRemember John Lennon? These are glasses with circular shaped lenses and frames.


Squared lenses. Come in different sizes, the oversized acetate framed style Jackie O. being the most iconic.



Generally oversized with plastic frames, the lenses have a distinct butterfly wing shape.


Popularised by Kubrick’s film classic Lolita, are believed to have started as a Valentine’s gadget.


polarized sunglasses

Refers to the lenses properties. These sunglasses enable a glare free vision even in bright sun light.


Used in extreme sports such as skiing, snowboarding and skydiving.


With a mirror coating on the surface of the lenses.

Ful Vue

Partially or totally rimless glasses.

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