BUSINESS: The Independent Eye: Inspirations Crystal Frames Feel Fresh for the Summer By Gwendolyn Plummer Thursday, June 24, 2021 8:20 AM NEW YORK—Summer has officially descended on the Northern Hemisphere, bringing hot and humid weather with it. When the weather gets overwhelmingly warm, we feel the need to cool down on every level—both physically, of course, and in how we look and dress ourselves. In this case, there’s nothing quite like a fresh, light new pair of frames to update your look for the summer—and nothing feels fresh and cool quite like crystal, translucent frames. This week, we’re taking a look at some of the translucent frames that are trending going into summer—from what independent designers are seeing fly off the shelves to how independent ECPs are promoting the trend on social media. Feel free to get inspired, and stay cool.The team at Caroline Abram Paris have found that their Flava frame in a crystal pink color is a super fresh summer crush for many customers. Image via carolineabram.paris on Instagram. Morel has also seen crystal frames trend for the summer—especially ones that combine crystal finishes and pastel colorations. Image via moreleyewear on Instagram.The team at Eyes on Trade in Winston-Salem, North Carolina hopped on the crystal trend by inviting patients to come in and try some pairs on for themselves. Image via eyesontrade on Instagram.In Beacon, New York, the Luxe Optique team showed off a gorgeous new crystal arrival and invited patients in to take a look. Image via luxeoptique on Instagram. In Dundee, Scotland, a patient at Celleand and Boyd chose a fresh, light pair of crystal frames. The Celleand and Boyd team shared the patient and her new frames on Instagram. Image via clellandboyd on Instagram.Sorella Optique and Eyecare in Paoli, Pennsylvania celebrated the summer solstice by showing off a fresh, light pair of crystal frames—a perfect match for warm weather. Image via sorellaoptique on Instagram.