Eyewear Trends at Tokyo Optical

Faces come in many different shapes and sizes. So, when it comes to eyeglasses, one size does not fit all.

Yes, their main purpose is to help you see, but the right pair of spectacles also can be a very stylish fashion accessory.

“The trend is plastic frames with retro shapes,” says Hitoshi Otsuka, vice president at Tokyo Optical. “Also, black and two-tone colors (such as frames where the top of the rim is darker than the bottom) are popular. And vivid color frames, such as red and green, are popular, too.”


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Located inside Shirokiya at Ala Moana Center since 1985, Tokyo Optical offers more than 50 brands of frames, including luxury names Tiffany & Co., Bvlgari and Cazal from Germany, as well as popular brands Quiksilver, Roxy and Nike. It also recently received a collection of 999.9 eyewear from Japan, available exclusively at Tokyo Optical. A full-service optical shop, optician Karen Matsumoto and optometrist Paul Chin, O.D. are available for added service and convenience.

“When shopping for new glasses, try it,” says Otsuka. “Check what color makes you look younger or more intelligent or active, and how it changes your look. Also, the shape of the rim is very important. I look for a balance between the customer’s jaw line and the frame shape, making your glasses sit better on your face.

“Also, we have Asian-fit eyeglasses specially made for Asians who do not have a high nose bridge or have high cheekbones. There are many different types of frames and lenses on the market. Make sure you get the best lens type and material suitable for you. Shop many places – each shop has a different selection of frames.”

Featured here are some of the latest styles available at Tokyo Optical. For more information, call 949-7028.