In case you’ve been living under a rock these past few months, you may have noticed a new trend in the world of Optics – everything’s gone round!

During my 14 years in practice, every now and then you would encounter somebody looking for a “John Lennon” – the round frame is synonymous with the icon, who was rarely seen without them.


However, I wouldn’t exactly have said they were an en vogue choice? Until now. Sunglasses, Ophthalmic frames, you name it, round is in and here is the proof…

Back in December, Tatler published this article, confirming my suspicions that a new trend was about to hit:



Cue, the ‘big brands’ jumping aboard the round frame train in their glossy advertisements:



And follow suit a plethora of celebrities rockin’ the round frame:



One of the biggest drivers of this new trend has been Dior’s “So Real”, the “new Wayfarer” according to March’s Glamour magazine (they’re featured twice in the edition!):


And since Rihanna featured in their ad campaign...



…the A-listers have certainly been clamouring to be seen in its multitude of colour combinations:



You know a trend is firmly cemented when they are used in non-Optical related ad campaigns:


My favourite wearer of the round spectacle frame has to be McFly’s Tom Fletcher, who has the style in several colours and isn’t afraid to bear them all over his Instagram. ❤️ you Tom!



If you read my blog post “The Significance of Face Shape when Choosing Glasses”, you’ll know that this trend is perfect, as round spectacles tend to suit most face shapes (oval/long/square/heart), possibly with the exception of those who have a more rounded face shape, which can serve to emphasise ithe fact. However, as I always say never be afraid to try them on, because you never know, you might just look awesome in them!?


If you have succumbed to the round trend please send me a picture (preferably of you wearing them!) as I’d love to see them! Share them on my Facebook or Twitter page using the hashtag #roundframes – thank you!