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Our Top 10 Autumnal Frames

Posted On 28 September 2016

 top 10 autumnal frames

With the weather on the turn, why not freshen up last year’s autumn/winter wardrobe with new glasses for the new season?

Why not freshen up last year’s autumn/winter wardrobe with a new pair of glasses to suit the season? We’ve chosen our favourite five men’s and women’s autumnal frames.

Summer Sunglasses Trends 2016

Posted On 12 July 2016

Summer Trends

Sunglasses are an essential part of every holiday wardrobe. Not only are they the coolest fashion accessory out there, they’re also extremely important for protecting your eyes from the sun’s UV rays. 

If your sunglasses are looking a bit outdated, or you fancy a new look this summer, you can find all of the most up-to-the-minute trends in sunglasses here at

We’ve looked to the catwalks and celebrity fashionistas from around the world to help us bring you our top 4 men’s and women’s sunglasses trends of Spring/Summer 2016.

Glastonbury Festival Eyewear Style Stealer

Posted On 05 July 2016

 Glastonbury Headliners Style Stealer

Whether you were jostling to get as close to the Pyramid Stage as possible, or wearing your pyjamas and watching from the comfort of your sofa; you’d be hard pushed to have not seen at least a snippet of the coverage from the mighty Glastonbury festival last week. 

Father's Day Glasses: Celebrity Dads Style Stealer

Posted On 17 June 2016

 Father's Day Style Stealer

 With Father’s Day falling later this week we’ve taken a look at glasses fashion as worn by some of the most fashionable A-list dads on the planet.

Festival Frame Fashion

Posted On 15 June 2016

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With Glastonbury festival kicking off the festival season next week, we’ve been busy picking out our festival glad rags for a summer full of music and dancing.

Mother's Day Glasses: Celebrity Mums Style Stealer

Posted On 02 March 2016

Celebrity Glasses Style Stealer

Wearing glasses has never been as fashionable as it is today, as proved by the A-listers featured in this blog. Looking for some new frames for yourself, or to give as a unique Mother’s Day gift to your mum this year? Why not steal style inspiration from some of the most glamorous mothers out there!

Floral Design Day: Our Top 5 Floral Female Frames

Posted On 25 February 2016

 Floral Design Day Glasses
 Did you know that there is an official day for you to mark on your calendar to celebrate all things floral?

Floral Design Day falls on the 28th of February every year and celebrates one of the world’s favourite art forms.  Some of our favourite artists and designers have made their names through floral design, including the likes of Georgia O’Keeffe, Cath Kidston and Orla Kiely.

Back to University Frame Fashion

Posted On 19 January 2016

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 University is the time for experimenting with fashion and finding your own, unique style, so finding the right frames when you’re a fashion-conscious student on a budget can be a challenge. 

To help you discover which style is right for you we’ve rounded up our top 4 women’s and men’s frames for university students in 2016.

Choosing Frames to suit the Dress Code this New Year’s Eve

Posted On 18 December 2015

With so many people to visit and events to attend during the festive period it’s easy to exhaust your wardrobe by Christmas day. That’s why we recommend planning your NYE outfit now!
Whilst shoes, ties and handbags are all very important aspects of an outfit, don’t forget to consider which frames you’re going to be wearing on the big night; after all, people will be speaking to your face not your feet!
We’ve put together a brief guide to help you choose frames to suit the dress code.

6 Sunglasses for Ravers, Rockers and Indie-Kids

Posted On 26 August 2015


The end of August sees Reading and Leeds festivals, the last big shindigs of summer. So, we thought we’d do a last roundup of our favourite sunglasses to add the cherry to the top of your festival outfits.

Here we go..

Fun with Colours! Try our updated Ray-Ban sunglasses range

Posted On 10 August 2015


 How can you update your look this summer and stand out from the crowd? Here are some of our favourite Ray-Bans in our expanded colourful collection.

The Michael Kors collection at Tesco Opticians

Posted On 03 August 2015


We’re excited to introduce our designer collection of prescription glasses by Michael Kors at Tesco Opticians.

Three Wimbledon Style Icons

Posted On 01 July 2015

Wimbledon starts this week so allow us to present you with our favourite three tennis style icons. 


Seven makeup tips for glasses wearers

Posted On 07 April 2015




This month we'll be posting plenty of tips for makeup and glasses wearers. Here are seven to get you started.

The Ray-Ban Aviator - can it survive in 2015?

Posted On 30 March 2015


Sunglasses trends are evolving quickly, with New York Fashion Week seeing daringly geometric frames and plenty of shades with exquisite detailing.

However, the cat eye shape, popular since retro’s wider comeback around 2012, is still in demand as are oversized round frames. Bright colours, too, are big in 2015.

So, what of the trusty aviator?

Tesco Opticians: Party Eyes range

Posted On 08 December 2014

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With tinsel on the walls and Christmas trees erected throughout the land, it’s clear the big day is almost upon us – that’s right, the Christmas party is right around the corner!

A red-letter-day in the working calendar, the office party is a time to celebrate the year’s successes and socialize with workmates...not to mention a great excuse to glam it up! With a year’s hard work behind you, it’s time to give your work clothes a rest and show your colleagues what you’re made of!

Can you look designer with prescription glasses?

Posted On 14 November 2014

Iceberg And Brink Glasses

Can you get that designer look with prescription glasses?

Yes you can. Here’s why.

With countless designer glasses on offer, the fashionistas of the world are wearing glasses whether prescribed or not.

It is not uncommon to see glasses without prescription lenses, worn purely to look fantastic. So, to all those who worry about their glasses fitting their chic style, we say you’re the envy of some of the most fashion conscious people around.

Here at Tesco we love the designer look. We have on offer over 40 brands, each with a different look to their collection. Filter your search further by this seasons’ must have brands and keep up to date with the latest eyewear trends.

Shiny Thoughts recommends Lipsy 41

Posted On 14 November 2014

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Fave Frames – New Two-tone Glasses!

Any of you lucky be-spectacled readers will likely nod in agreement with the following statement: Hearing that your glasses prescription has increased is the best news you’ve heard all week.

Or the best news you’ve heard since you last placed your chin on one of those funny plastic Iron Man mask-esque pupil checking devices…

You know, your heart does an extra little pump and your pupils dilate at the thought of choosing a new shiny pair of glasses. Of course, you try to conceal it, heaven forbid the optician may judge you for your enthusiasm. Anyway, to the glasses!

Turn back the vintage clock with Retro 54!

Posted On 21 October 2014


Retro 54 are turning back the clock again with their latest collection of vintage style glasses.

Where Retro 54’s previous designs looked back on the iconic styles of the 1960s, their latest collection lives up to the Retro 54 brand name by taking a purist approach to 1950s eyewear style.

Fashioned in the traditional horn rim style with opulent gold trim, Retro 54 model 26 look like the kind of vintage style gem you might find after a good rummage through Marilyn Monroe’s sideboard.

Given the difficulty of accessing that particular vintage treasure trove, Retro 54 model 26 will be warmly received by fifties fashionistas looking for a piece of Marilyn’s unmistakable style. (Available for £95 online and in store)

Lipsy's Autumn glasses collection is here!

Posted On 24 September 2014


Lipsy launch new glasses for autumn/winter 2014!

Stop press! Fashion world favourites Lipsy London have released four new frames that give a flavour of what’s to come from this rapidly growing brand.

Swapping vibrant colour for darker autumnal shades, Lipsy’s new prescription glasses range finds inspiration in nature, reflecting seasonal change to further develop the modern feminine style that has come to define the Lipsy brand.

Oscar de la Renta - top flight fashion

Posted On 01 September 2014

Oscar de la Renta

Responsible for Jackie Kennedy’s iconic early 1960s attire, Oscar de la Renta has spent five decades in fashion’s top flight.

Born in the Dominican Republic- 'off the map’ in fashion terms- de la Renta was quick to decide on his vocation and had established his own fashion house by the mid 1960s.

Fifty years on and Oscar de la Renta remains one of the biggest names in fashion and a firm favourite amongst the celebrity vanguard, with Penelope Cruz, Emily Blunt, Jessica Alba and Anne Hathaway donning de la Renta dresses at recent appearances.

Beauty & The Tomboy: eyewear & beauty tips

Posted On 25 July 2014


Gone are the days when glasses were considered un-cool or geeky.

These days there's no better way to express individualism than by rocking a pair of funky frames. I’ve worn glasses for well over 10 years and I’m also a huge beauty lover.

One of the biggest challenges for me when it comes to choosing glasses, is how choose glasses that compliment my favourite makeup looks?

Celebs Celebrate Lipsy Eyewear

Posted On 17 July 2014

With ringing endorsements for Lipsy eyewear from fashion insiders and stars such as The Saturdays and Pixie Lott singing the praises of Lipsy’s London’s clothing range, Lipsy London has become one of fashion’s key players

Live From London Fashion Week

Posted On 13 June 2014

Siu-Yin Shing, mastermind of the UK's foremost glasses-dedicated publication, was Tesco Opticians' eyewear correspondent from London Fashion Week - a red letter day in the fashion industry calendar. Read up on all the action from London Fashion Week here!

Fashion Fade Rate Retro 54

Posted On 11 June 2014

Fashion designer, world traveller, style blogger and self confessed ‘space age princess’, Penelope from Fashion-Fade lets us in to her style secrets and top tips for embracing eyewear as an accessory whatever your personal style.

My Glasses And Me at London's '100% Optical' eyewear show

Posted On 11 June 2014

After covering street style for Tesco Opticians at London Fashion Week, I hopped it straight over to London’s first ever optical only show – the aptly named 100% Optical. Hosted at ExCeL London, 100% Optical launched with a fabulous party, with The Libertines’ drummer Gary Powell taking to the decks. I was privileged to be 100% Optical and Tesco Opticians official event blogger and here I bring you my exclusive run down of the three days.

A Golden Age of Style - Ray-Ban Optical Glasses

Posted On 04 June 2014

It isn’t an overstatement to describe Ray-Ban’s influence on eyewear as revolutionary – after all, not only did Ray-Ban pioneer the idea that glasses could be cool, they went one further in making glasses a necessary requirement of cool! Today, mention of the name ‘Ray-Ban’ immediately conjures up images of famous faces from stage and screen...

High Speed Style from Carrera

Posted On 20 May 2014

As Carrera founder Wilhelm Anger recalls, the idea of naming his brand of sports eyewear occurred to him whilst driving at 150kph around the Italian countryside which, given the Carrera Panamericana’s tales of drivers careering round mountainside tracks, definitely makes sense! Read all about Carrera's high-speed style...

Summer Style Tips from Megs, author of 'Wonderful You' blog!

Posted On 15 May 2014

We talk glasses and summer style with fashion blogger and trend-setter, Megs, whose vintage style blog 'Wonderful You' has recently featured Tesco Opticians' exclusive Retro 54 glasses.

Virtual Outfits from Top Fashion Blog 'Dolls Are United'

Posted On 13 May 2014

Amy He, author of top fashion blog Dolls Are United has pulled together some stylish summer outfits based on her favourite frames available at!

The Godfather of Style - Giorgio Armani Glasses

Posted On 08 May 2014

Like Ferrari, Moët and Chandon, and Harrods, everyone recognizes the Armani brand. Established in 1975, the Armani brand quickly rose to prominence with Giorgio Armani becoming tailor to the stars dressing everyone from David Beckham, Princess Diana, Lady Gaga and even Batman (he designed suits for Christian Bale’s Batman alter-ego Bruce Wayne)...

Fendi - Get a Fifties Fix!

Posted On 06 May 2014

As one fashion season changes into the next, word on the catwalk is that 1950s style is back! In fashion houses across the world, designers are harking back to the golden age when fashion as we know it today first emerged from a newly affluent and restless culture.