The Dipple & Conway Archive Collection: 1962

9th May 2016


The 1960’s saw the start of eye wear styles being popularised by celebrities. This pair of sunglasses with tinted lenses dates back to around 1962.These thick plastic frames were an iconic style during the mid to late sixties.

Made famous by Hollywood stars such as Buddy Holly, this 1960s style of sunglasses has the whole lens bounded in solid plastic with two arms made of plastic and a set nose piece. The frames were common in square, octagonal and round shape.

Popular colours included black, tortoise and smoke shell and worn by both men and women alike.

These frames can currently be seen on display in the window of our Castle Street practice.

with regards

the Dipple & Conway team

Posted by Dipple Conway

"I’m very impressed by the friendly and helpful attitude of the staff at Dipple and Conway, and by the very competent and professional service my optometrist provided. It really is a pleasure to ones eyes tested there."

Mike Lindsay
Optician Awards Finalist Investor in People The College of Optometrists British Contact Lens Association Association of Dispensing Opticians Best Family Business 2020

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