I don’t actually need glasses. I’ve always had above 20/20. And I also don’t condone the wearing of glasses for purely fashion / aesthetic reasons. I mean, why not walk around with fake crutches too, while you’re at it? All that said, I can still appreciate a good pair, and, if my parents’ eyesight is any indication, that appreciation will most likely turn into need in the next 10 to 15 years. So, consider this post me planning ahead. England’s Anglo American Optical (not to be confused with America’s American Optical), have been churning out top quality eyeglass frames for over 120 years. Using either natural cellulose acetate (a cotton derivative that is both hypo-allergenic and biodegradable) or metal alloy, the company produces every pair by hand in the UK. Styles range from classic prep, to classic mod, to classic hot damn I want those, and the pricing – relatively speaking – is pretty decent (roughly $150 per). Almost makes me excited for the inevitable slip in my vision… almost.
For price and purchase info, visit Eyeglasses.com.