THE ERA OF EYE­GLASSES

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ONCE UPON A TIME, SPECTACLES WERE LIT­TLE MORE THAN THE NERDY COUSIN OF THE UL­TRA-GLAM­OROUS SUN­GLASSES. THOSE WHO HAD TO WEAR THEM SIGHED AT THEIR MIS­FOR­TUNE, WHILE THOSE WITHOUT THEM EI­THER SILENTLY THANKED THEIR LUCKY STARS OR LOUDLY PRO­CLAIMED THEIR SU­PE­RIOR VI­SION US­ING SUCH (UN)CRE­ATIVE METHODS AS MOCK­ERY AND CRUEL JIBES. IT WAS HARD WEAR­ING SPECS BACK THEN, BUT OH, HOW THE TABLES HAVE TURNED.

This is thanks to a com­bi­na­tion of el­e­ments, such as so­ci­etal shifts in at­ti­tudes towards eye­glasses, or per­haps towards bul­ly­ing. Out­ra­geously pop­u­lar and be­spec­ta­cled celebs? Witty mar­ket­ing strate­gies that have helped to push at the bound­aries of fash­ion?

What­ever it is that spurred this change, spectacles have re­ally come into their own.They’ve made it through the awk­ward teenage years, not re­ally cer­tain who they were: Did they be­long in the clin­i­cal en­vi­ron­ment of an op­to­met­ric prac­tice that looked and felt just like the lo­cal GP’s, or were they were meant for some­thing else?

New con­cept re­tail­ers like Ex­e­cus­pecs have been paving the way in defin­ing what that “some­thing else” could look like with an ex­cit­ing col­lab­o­ra­tion of clin­i­cal ex­per­tise, tech­nol­ogy, and some se­ri­ous vogue. So much so that non-pre­scrip­tion spectacles are now a thing for peo­ple who don’t need to wear specs, but want to.Who would’ve thought?

Yet also, how could we not have seen this com­ing, right? The po­ten­tial has been there all along, star­ing us in the face. Lit­er­ally.

Specs have such a huge im­pact on the way we look, and each dif­fer­ent style adds some­thing new. Want to high­light your se­ri­ous, am­bi­tious side? Specs can do that for you.Want to soften an an­gu­lar face, or add some solid lines to a softer face? There’s a pair of specs that’ll do that too.Your specs can make an ironic pop-cul­ture ref­er­ence, re­claim a bang­ing retro style, or com­mu­ni­cate any num­ber of things about who you are.

As it turns out, specs are a fash­ion ac­ces­sory par ex­cel­lence. One you can’t miss, that has the power to subtly or sig­nif­i­cantly al­ter the most no­tice­able por­tion of your anatomy. And let’s not for­get that they also frame the win­dows to your soul.

So, find your way to your near­est Ex­e­cus­pecs store and you’ll be in ex­actly the right space to ex­plore the pos­si­bil­i­ties of that po­ten­tial for your par­tic­u­lar vis­age.You’ll love the vibe of these stores, and the way time slows down as you de­cide on the look you’d like to present to the world. And with staff ded­i­cated to help­ing you find just the right specs to suit your style, you’re cer­tain to find a pair – or three – to en­hance not only your vi­sion, but also your whole self.

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