Much like Green Day, the
juvenile rock band formed in
1987 as part of the punk rock
scene in Berkeley, Calif. and
still hot today, the color green
has staying power. It’s a fashion
mainstay. A little bit retro. A lot
modern. And very now in its
political correctness, green has
long been a favorite of top
Photographed by KAREN SCHULD
Clockwise from far left:
LUCKY BRAND Anthem
from Rem Eyewear;
VAHINE from Lafont;
RALPH LAUREN 8022 from
THE GREENING EFFECT OF LENSES
Green provides contrast in low light and reduces eye
strain in bright light.
Green is a standard multi-use color for everyday wear.
Green can slightly skew how color is perceived. The
amount of change varies depending on whether
the lens is more gray/green or green/gray.
Dark green makes an excellent all-around
outdoor base tint.
Over the past 20 years, I’ve seen some pretty interesting things during clinic time. I recently had the amazing experience of meeting a young man with albinism. In the United States and Europe, there are only one in 18,000 to 20,000 people who have some type of albinism. He was only the second patient I have had the opportunity to work with, and the first Caucasian male. I decided to research the condition.
There’s an internet eyewear retailer whose advertising claims to dispel the “myths” of internet eyewear purchases. Here’s one. “Myth: Online glasses compromise on quality. While there are certain online retailers that sell less-than-quality products, there are plenty of low quality products at retailers that sell at brick and mortar locations. All you need to do is make sure you do your research.” Was that supposed to be reassuring?