2013 Eyewear Trends


This year the trend for eyewear is classic yet bold. You will see a movement towards darker lenses and square frames.

Nerd glasses are being replaced with military style glasses.

Cat eye glasses are all the rage for ladies. Many of these frames will feature bright colors or patterns.

For the men you will see strong metals and vintage styling- think James Dean in the 1950s.

Classic aviators sunglasses are hot for both men and women this year.


See our top picks for 2013 below:

  • Gucci’s Metal Aviators
  • Oliver Peoples Parsons
  • Acentanium Glasses by Lindberg

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What Your Perscription Level Means For Choosing Eyeglasses & Frames

Fashion over function?

Sometimes this can work when wearing a nice pair of shoes out for a formal evening, but not when it comes to choosing the right vision correcting frames. Choosing inappropriate, but fashionable frames can often lead to reduced visual clarity over time.

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Here sre some tips for choosing appropriate frames for YOU.

First, make sure the style frames you choose are able to handle the thickness of the lens required for proper vision correction. A very heavy perscription may make wearing wireframed glasses more difficult because they cannot handle the weight of the lens.

Second, consider your Pupillary Distance (The distance between the center of the pupils of each eye.) If the frames so not allow your eyes to be at the center of each lens, you may be in for slow, hard to pinpoint pain and increased vision problems.


New Designer Glasses Cases Available at BTO

Come in and see our new line of designer cases this holiday!

Fort Worth Optical Store Delivers Luxury Eyewear for Decades

Since 1981, Ben Taylor Optical has been providing the Metroplex with high-quality products and personal service. The high-end fashionable brand catalog of over 1200 frames is only outmatched by the quality of the finished products themselves. Second-generation owner Paul Taylor hand-finishes each pairing of lens and frame. “We thrive on repeat business and referrals. Our customers tend to come back to us for many years, and best of all… they recommend us to their friends.”

The Fort Worth luxury eyewear & optical store carries high-end brands like italee 2.5, Prada, and Oliver Peoples.