/EINPresswire.com/ Some of the coolest people on the planet wear glasses, and these days glasses can be as much of a fashion statement as the clothes you wear. That’s why one of the global leaders in the world’s eye health care market, Optical Express, has frames to suit everyone.

Optical Express has an extensive range of designer glasses and sunglasses, featuring over 1,000 frames from popular brands, including Armani, Bvlgari, Chloe, Oakley, Police, Prada and Ray-Ban.

As if that isn’t enough, they also offers designer glasses by Jimmy Choo, Lacoste and Maui Jim, giving patients an even bigger choice of frames.

Stylish glasses have become an important fashion accessory and there’s been no shortage of celebrities over the years who have become renowned for their specs appeal.

Who could forget Elton John’s outrageously gimmicky stage glasses, champion snooker player Dennis Taylor’s outsize “windows”, Bono from U2’s trademark shades or John Lennon’s round, no-lens specs. The list is endless.

A new survey done by the College of Optometrists has revealed that the Top Ten celebrity glasses wearers are: 1. Gok Wan; 2. Johnny Depp; 3. Alan Carr; 4. David Tennant; 5. Chris Evans; 6. Harry Hill; 7. Phillip Schofield; 8. Anne Robinson; 9. Jude Law and 10. Paul O’Grady.

Interestingly, Anne Robinson was the only woman in the list, but it’s certainly not true that men don’t make passes at girls who wear glasses!

Powerful women throughout the world have become synonymous with wearing glasses, such as Jackie Onassis, who was rarely seen without her large, dark shades, and today, of course, Victoria Beckham is regularly seen pouting below her sunglasses.

American politician Sarah Palin is often photographed sporting specs that match her outfits, and those glasses have become part of her overall look.

Stefano Gabbana, of legendary design duo Dolce and Gabbana, once famously commented: “Constantly we see people wearing glasses even when they don’t need them. They add elegance.”

Aside from being a fashion statement, glasses are the most common means of helping the visually impaired, and Optical Express can prescribe lenses to suit every condition – including single vision, bifocal or varifocal.

There are free eye examinations in Scotland and free examinations with a purchase in the rest of the UK and Ireland, so there is no excuse not to come for a regular check. It may save your eyesight and identify the early signs of eye disease and serious conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure.

The World Health Organisation states that around 153 million people worldwide are visually impaired in some way because of uncorrected vision errors (near and far sightedness or astigmatism – corneal irregularity) as a result of failing to notice, or ignoring, the changes in their eyes.

Laser surgery and Natural Lens Replacement are both simple, fast and painless processes that have literally changed the lives of millions of people worldwide since being introduced. As the UK’s No. 1 provider of laser eye surgery, Optical Express has gained a reputation as a pioneer in the global market.

So make your mark and treat yourself to a fabulous pair of glasses from Optical Express, or opt for world-class eye corrective treatment – it will make your world a much brighter place.