Wearing spectacles, says Mr Edwin Tay, 39, business manager of Mimeo The Optical Shop at Singapore Management University, is no longer viewed as nerdy compared with a decade ago.
The trend is likely to stick.
The bespectacled Mr James Fong, deputy manager of programmes at the Singapore Institute of Retail Studies, says: "With the pursuit of individualism, consumers who need to wear glasses will turn it to their advantage and see it as a chance to make a personal statement.
"I've been wearing spectacles since I was a child and over the years, it has become a part of me. What I wear affects how I look and what people think of me, so naturally, I wear spectacles that make me look more attractive."
Three hot eyewear trends
1. Round frames
The style took off last year, thanks to South Korean celebrities such as actor Park Bo Gum, 23, who often wears a pair of round-frame glasses as a fashion accessory. Since then, wearing round frames and looking like a geek has never been more chic.
Mr Edwin Tay, 39, business manager at Mimeo The Optical Shop, says that unlike rectangular frames, round frames will not obstruct one's line of sight.
As a general rule, one should go for frames that are the opposite of their face shape, says Mr Eddie Tan, 26, co-founder of local eyewear brand Visual Mass. Round frames complement angular face shapes. However, those with round face shapes should avoid this style as it will accentuate the roundness of their face.
What to get: Kita frames (above), $70 (price excludes lenses), Oblique Eyewear; and AIR Ultem black and green framed spectacles (model AU2007-F, below), $198, Owndays
2. Transparent frames
Drop those thick black frames that were on trend a decade ago. In vogue now are discreet frames such as these transparent ones.
Transparent frames ensure that the spectacles do not steal the limelight from one's outfit or stand out too much in stark contrast.
They are usually made of acetate (a plant-based plastic) and come in clear or tinted variations.
What to get: Translucent frames (model OR2014E-N, above), $98 (price includes high-index aspheric lenses), Owndays; and Brody frames (below), $145 (price inclusive of Rx lens), Visual Mass
3. Metal frames
Although made of metal, such frames are lightweight and comfortable for long periods of wear. As the current style of metal frames is quite thin, it is a fashionable yet discreet option for those who prefer a more subtle frame.
What to get: Densen gold-metal frames (above), $70 (price excludes lenses), Oblique Eyewear; and gold-metal frames with contrasting tortoise shell-look temples (model ZT72003_B-1, below), $138, available at Zoff from next week