Taunts of “four eyes” and old sayings such as “guys don’t make passes at girls who wear glasses,” gave eyeglasses a bad name for decades. However, it seems that the general public has wised-up to just how good glasses can look and begun to don their spectacles with pride.

“Eyeglasses are more popular today than ever, despite the availability of contact lenses and vision correction surgery,” said Dr. Loretta De Koster told PioneerLocal.com.

“Eyeglasses have also become quite popular as fashion accessories, with different colors and styles available to match their wardrobes,” she continued. “Multi-colored inlays, composite materials, designer emblems, and enhancements such as insets of precious stones may also be found in popular frame styles.”

The 39DollarGlasses Santa Barbara frames with inset rhinestones, or the Sofia frames with a floral pattern on the stems could be just the sparkle you need!

The news source also highlights the technological advances that have been made in the field, which offer consumers more comfortable and effective eyewear, such as aspheric lenses and polycarbonate lenses. Progressives and Varilux lenses are also great innovations.

If you’re looking for a way to shake up your look, sporting a new pair of specs can add flavor to your style. But, before you search for a new pair of glasses, make sure that your prescription is up to date.

The American Optometric Association suggests that individuals who require prescription lenses have their eye health evaluated by an eye care professional annually.