20/20 INSIGHT: Here at 20/20, the month of May is dedicated to some of our favorite Independent Eyewear vendors and retailers. Each frame selected below greatly defines this forever growing eyewear category with unique patterns and high-quality design details that set themselves apart through unparalleled creativity.

–Victoria Garcia


DIVA Aria 003    ESE International

This optical style offers a bold, beveled acetate shape with a supporting metal bar and strong accented decor on the temples. The Swarovski crystals seamlessly blend with the gold metal accent to further enhance its intricate design.

Pricing: $$$$$

(800) 645-3710

OWP    OWP 2219  

Constructed with OWP’s signature acetate, this women’s style features inlays that give the frame a special three-dimensional look and elaborately embossed temples made of round profiles.

Pricing: $$$$$


MOREL 30303L

Constructed of surgical-grade stainless steel, this men’s optical style is defined by its minimalist look with a brush of color on the temples and its modern shape.

Pricing: $$$$

(800) 526-8838

YORKSHIRE C1142    Colors in Optics

Not for the faint of heart, this women’s optical style offers a bright fuchsia frame front and tortoise temples for a unique pairing.

Pricing: $$$

(212) 465-1200

MODZ SUNZ Bathsheba   Modern Optical International

The beloved CatEye shape is accentuated with chic angles, handmade zyl, a metal trim and polarized lenses in a tortoise pattern.

Pricing: $$$

(800) 323-2409