The Eyewear landscape is changing rapidly and sometimes it’s hard to keep up with all the latest trends in technology that goes into the production of some of the world’s finest eyewear, but also all the current eyewear fashion trends that change from year to year. That’s why we like to read these fantastic eyewear blogs on a regular basis that cover everything from the fashion of eyewear to the various health aspects of wearing glasses, sunglasses and contact lenses.
Optical Vision Resources - http://opticalvisionresources.com/ is run by two optical industry experts, Cathy Platzer-Stocks and Shirley Ives, the Optical Vision Resources site is the sister blog to another optical blog, the OpticalVisionSite.com. Covering the optical industry’s news, product releases and offering various resources for opticians, eyewear vendors and end consumers, Optical Vision Resources is a daily visit for us and is easily amongst the top eyewear sites on the web.
The Eyecessorize Blog - http://eyecessorizeblog.com/ - This blog is basically the Eyewear industry’s mouthpiece through the Vision Council which represents manufacturers and suppliers of the optical industry. We’ll give them a shout out though because we think they do a terrific job of spotlighting the latest in eyewear trends, advances in technology and advice from eyewear experts. Plus they do a lot of celebrity eyewear spotting which is always a good thing.
The Spectacled - http://thespectacled.com/ - The Spectacled is an eyewear blog in the truest sense. It’s almost entirely focused on the fashion of eyewear and their respectable Instagram account is proof of that. Presented in a clean bold format with a focus on big photography, you’ll easily lose yourself going through the countless pages of featured stylish eyewear.
EyeSpectacle - http://www.eyespectacle.com/ - Written by Sandra Battistel, a London based product designer in the eyewear industry, the EyeSpectacle is a great mix of industry news but with a heavy focus on the design aspects of eyewear. Sandra often features some truly funky and out of this world eyewear. When she writes about the process of designing eyewear, that’s when things start to get really interesting, like in this post about Tokyo’s Masahiro Maruyama who takes an incredibly novel approach to designing glasses.
Girls with Glasses - http://girlswithglasses.com/ - I think it’s safe to say that, having started in 1997 (probably before the term “weblog” was even coined from which the word “blog” comes from on December 17 1997 by Jorn Barger), is not only the oldest eyewear blog but one of the longest running blogs on the web. Run by Darren and Dani, the site focuses on media reviews, tech tips, but also a heaping amount of fashionable four-eyed femmes. If you want to know how awesome women look in all kinds of eyewear, Girls with Glasses is the blog you’ve been looking for.
MGAM (My Glasses and Me) - http://www.myglassesandme.co.uk/ - Self described lover of fashion and a good pair of glasses, Siu X says she started the site back in July 2011. Since then she’s gone on to turn MGAM into a powerful force in the eyewear blogging scene. Covering important events at the intersection of the eyewear and fashion industries as well as conducting interviews with important industry insiders.
Eye Wear Glasses - http://www.eye-wear-glasses.com/ - We’re hoping that their recent radio silence as of March 2015 isn’t a sign of things to come because this blog was also on our daily reading list with their fabulous large photos and knack for finding distinctive and stylish frames of all shapes and sizes. Even if they never update again, you can dig into their archives that span over 600 posts and go back to 2009.
We’re on the lookout for more great eyewear blogs, do you know of any? Share them with us in the comments below or shout at us on twitter.