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The Most Iconic Eyewear in History

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The Chart of Famous Eyewear made by Pop Chart Lab

How many of these iconic eyewear do you recognize? Zoom in on the picture to see if you figured out who wore each of those unique glasses or sunglasses. In case you’re having trouble seeing it, we’ve also listed it out for you here:

  • Jackie Kennedy
  • Buddy holly
  • Malcolm X
  • Elton John
  • Holly Golightly
  • Hunter Thompson
  • Darryl “D.M.C” McDaniels
  • John Lennon
  • Steve McQueen
  • Andy Warhol
  • Karl Lagerfield
  • Kurt Cobain
  • Spike Lee
  • Kanye West
  • MC Hammer
  • Thelma
  • Lady Gaga
  • Pete “Maverick” Mitchell
  • Ferris Bueller
  • Steve Jobs
  • Bootsy Collins
  • Groucho Marx
  • Annie Hall
  • Alan Garner
  • Steven Spielberg
  • Rachel Zoe
  • Dolores “Lolita” Haze
  • Bono
  • Victoria Beckham
  • Harry Potter
  • Randy “Macho Man” Savage
  • Johnny Depp
  • Silvio
  • Teddy Roosevelt
  • Harry Caray
  • Joel Goodson
  • Dilbert
  • Lelaina Pierce
  • Morpheus
  • Wyatt “Captain America”
  • Larry King
  • Cyclops
  • Lisa Loeb
  • Geordi La Forge
  • Truman Capote
  • Michael Caine
  • Elvis Presley
  • Clark Kent
  • Mahatma Gandhi
  • Tina Fey
  • Waldo
  • Napoleon Dynamoite
  • Elvis Costello
  • Terry Richardson
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • The Blues Brothers
  • Isaac Hayes
  • Woody Allen
  • Kareen Abdul-Jabbar
  • Humpty Hump
  • Stevie Wonder
  • David Hockney
  • Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen
  • Le Corbusier
  • Steve Urkel
  • Ozzy Osbourne
  • Ralphie Parker
  • Mr. Peanut
  • The Terminator
  • Milhouse Van Houten
  • Yves Saint Laurent
  • Bret “The Hitman” Hart
  • Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn

So what’s your eyewear look that your friends and family know you by? If you don’t have one, schedule an eye exam at Optical Illusions so our expert team can help you find your own iconic glasses.

Exploring the World of Eyewear

Are you ready to have fun with your eyewear? At Optical Illusions, we have a large selection of eyewear brands to choose from. We believe that your glasses can be more than just a vision-correcting tool; they can also be an exciting accessory to express your personality and style.

Colorful Frames to Match Your Personality

One of the simplest ways to add a touch of fun to your eyewear collection is by choosing frames in vibrant, eye-catching colors. Whether you opt for a pair of bright red cat-eye frames or electric blue square glasses, colorful frames can instantly lift your mood and make your eyewear a statement piece. Coordinate your eyewear with your outfit, or mix and match to create a striking contrast.

Explore Shapes as Unique as You

Eyewear comes in all shapes and sizes, so why not have some fun with it? Experiment with unconventional frame shapes like hexagons, octagons, or even heart-shaped glasses. These unique shapes can bring a playful and whimsical touch to your look. Plus, they’re perfect for special occasions or themed parties.

Glasses that are rimless are customizable in size and shape since there is no frame to restrict it.

Accessorize Your Eyewear

Have you considered supplementing your glasses with eyewear accessories? Add a touch of fun with clip-on charms, decorative chains, or even temporary decals to your frames. These small additions can completely transform your glasses and let you express your style in new and exciting ways.

Different Lenses for a Variety of Purposes

Don’t limit yourself to a single lens type. Just like shoes, you should have a pair of eyeglasses for different occasions and purposes. You want to be able to easily switch between distance driving glasses, anti-fatigue glasses, computer glasses, polarized sunglasses, photochromic mirrored lenses, and even sports glasses for when you’re playing pickleball. Have fun with different looks that addresses your different needs.

Show Your Creative Side with Customization

Want to take your eyewear fun to the next level? Consider customizing your frames. Frame brands like Cartier and Lindberg allow personal customization. You can add your name, a meaningful phrase, or your high school jersey number to the temple or lenses of your glasses. Not only will this make your eyewear one-of-a-kind, but it’ll also be a conversation starter wherever you go.

Themed Eyewear for Special Occasions

Make the most of special occasions by donning themed eyewear. From holiday-inspired frames to quirky shapes that match a costume, themed eyewear allows you to get into the spirit of the moment and create lasting memories.

Elton John sitting in front of his large collection of eyewear

Your Next Pair of Glasses are Waiting for You

Remember, your eyewear is a reflection of your personality, a fun accessory, and a tool to express yourself. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different styles, colors, and accessories to infuse some joy and excitement into your eyewear collection. At Optical Illusions, we’re here to help you find the perfect eyewear to match your unique style and have fun along the way. Explore our wide range of eyewear options and let your creativity shine through your glasses.

Give us a call at Optical Illusions you find your next pair of glasses. Our experienced optometrists can discuss your vision needs with you and our expert opticians will help you choose the right pair of glasses. Book your appointment today.

Written by Dr. Will To

Dr. William To has multiple years of healthcare experience providing design-based ocular care, with an optometric emphasis in Pediatrics, Dry Eye Therapy, and Ocular Surface Disease.

He graduated from UC San Diego with a Bachelor’s in Human Biology and a minor in Psychology and earned his Doctorate in Optometry from Western University of Health Sciences. Dr. Will is regularly invited to several Optometric Conferences and Colleges of Optometry each year to lecture to his colleagues and students, having given over 100 lectures and written several published editorials.

When he’s not caring for his amazing patients, Dr. Will enjoys traveling every chance he gets. As a Bay Area native, he has taken on leadership roles both in the local community and beyond, serving as the President of the Santa Clara County Optometric Society and on several California Optometric Association and American Optometric Association committees. He is actively involved with a variety of community outreach and social programs.

Dr. Will is an avid Golden State Warriors and 49ers fan.

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