Rx Optical Blog Image Best Gifts for People with Glasses 12.12.19

The Best Gifts for People with Glasses

There’s more to the holiday season than gifts, presents, and shiny boxes with bows. Still, it’s fun to share a small token of your appreciation with the people you hold near and dear to your heart, especially when the gift is meaningful.

For us, a good present isn’t about the cost, the glitz or the glam. It’s about how thoughtful and practical it is.

This holiday season, we encourage you to put a little planning behind your gift giving. Luckily for you, if you’re buying for someone who wears glasses, we’ve got you covered.

Keep ‘Em Clean

If you don’t wear glasses, you will never understand the frustration that comes from a dirty lens. Still, we’ll try to put it in perspective.

Think about driving with an extremely dirty windshield. There is nothing more frustrating, right? Well, the same goes for lenses! Having smudges, fingerprints and dirt in front of your eyes is extremely irritating, and it makes it difficult to see clearly.

Keep your friends seeing clearly this holiday with a cleaning cloth, wipe or kit! There are many options, but if you’re looking for the perfect stocking stuffer, our suggestion is a microfiber cloth. If you’re interested in something bigger, come in and grab one of our PHD-50 Lens Cleaning Kits. They include a 6-ounce cleaner spray bottle, 30 pre-moistened lens cloths, and a microfiber cloth, so your glasses-wearing loved one will be prepared for anything.

Show Off Style

Protecting your glasses from scratches can be hard if you don’t have a protective coating on your lenses. Give the gift of safety with a fun and decorative glasses case.

Not only are protective cases practical, but they’re available in many different colors and patterns. Start by choosing between a hardshell case, a patterned case, or even a fuzzy one. Next, select a pattern. Finding the perfect glasses case is a great way to show how well you know your loved one. They will thank you, and so will their glasses!

Be Prepared

We know life gets messy, accidents happen, and things can break. For your accident-prone loved one, we recommend the gift of repairs! Many eyeglass repair kits include all the essential tools for a minor fix, including screws, a magnifying glass, a microfiber cloth and a carrying case.

While a kit can help with minor damage, you’ll need a professional for big accidents. Include our contact information with your gift so your loved one will be prepared. We offer a Worry-Free Warranty to all of our clients, which is a sure way to save money and time.

Still stuck? Come see us. We have gifts cards that are great for when you’re in a pinch. Plus, we’d love to talk with you about your best gift ideas. Happy shopping!

Rx Optical Blog Image Best Glasses for Your Face Shape 11.18.19

The Best Glasses for Your Face Shape

Getting the perfect prescription lens is simple; all you need to do is schedule an appointment with us, and we take care of the rest! We can also help you choose the right type of frame, but finding ones that match your style is completely up to you.

We offer a lot of frame options, so we know that sometimes, people can get a little overwhelmed. That’s why we’re putting together some tips to help you find the perfect frame to flatter your face.

Do you know your face shape? There are frames to compliment every type of face. People have different face shapes, which are classified into six different types: oval, round, square, diamond, pear and heart. Keep reading to figure out which frames will make your features shine.

Oval Face Shape

Those with proportionally balanced and slightly curved jawlines fall in the oval face category, which is the most versatile face shape for glasses. Almost all frame shapes will flatter your features. Still, we recommend a rectangular frame, like these frames from bebe, which will help add structure to your curved features.


Round Face Shape

People with round faces have wide and long faces that lack prominent cheekbones. Our recommendation for a round face shape is an oversized, square or rectangular frame, like these frames from Burberry. By adding dimension with a large frame, you can draw others’ gaze to your eyes and give your face a slimmer appearance.


Square Face Shape

Those with square faces typically have wide and angular jawlines and foreheads. Because of the sharp features, we recommend that those with this face shape opt for a round-edged or soft-edged frame. Shapes like a cat-eye, brow-line or classic round frames, like these frames from Flexon, will help to add a soft dimension to your angular face.


Diamond Face Shape

Just like the shape, a diamond face has a narrow forehead and jawline, and it features prominent cheekbones. Our frame recommendation is similar to that for people with square faces, since a round frame will help to add softness and curves to your striking features. Avoid square frames and try an oval or round frame, like these frames from Original Penguin.


Pear Face Shape

A pear face shape is defined by a broad jawline and chin with a narrower forehead and smaller cheekbones. For those with this face shape, we recommend a browline shaped frame, which will help to even out the face’s proportions. Try these ÖGA frames, which have an open bottom and thin, sleek top.


Heart Face Shape

Last but not least, there are heart shaped faces! Those who have broader foreheads, prominent cheekbones and narrower chins fall into this category. We recommend either round or rectangular frames, depending on where you fall on the heart-shaped spectrum. A round frame will help add softness for those with a more angular chin, while a rectangular frame can help add shape for those who fall on the rounder end of the spectrum. Regardless, we think these frames from Lafont are a good fit, no matter the shape.


We can give advice and recommendations, but at the end of the day, we want you to find some frames that fit your style. Schedule an appointment and try on a few pairs. You never know what you might find.

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2019 Summer Sunglasses Trends

The sun is returning to Michigan! An increase in sun exposure means that the harm from UV rays is raised, so it’s important to protect your eyes. While you’re shielding your vision from the sun, you might as well do it in style. Our trendsetting team has handpicked the latest and greatest sunglasses for summer 2019.

Hollywood Glam

A photo of hollywood glam style sunglasses.

Do you want to feel like a movie star anywhere you go this summer? You’re in luck! Hollywood glam is in for summer 2019 and sunglasses

are not left out of mix. Look for over-sized, round frames with decorative embellishments. We can’t get enough of Chloé, a designer brand that has perfected the Hollywood glam style. Stop in to try on this pair today!

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Not feeling the over-sized round frames? Don’t worry. The sharp and bold style is also hot this summer! Geometric-style frames like angular, square, or rectangle frames have never been more popular. We like these Polo frames that have a double bar in between the lenses for added geometric effect.


A photo of floral style sunglasses.

Last summer, we kicked floral prints to the curb, but they are back and better than ever. Mix a floral print with an edgier style frame and you’ll be the talk of the beach! Check out these Coach frames for inspiration. Better yet, try them on for yourself by visiting on of our 54 locations.

UV Protection

No matter what current design is calling your name, there is one trend that will never go out of style: UV protection. Please make sure that you are choosing a lens with 100-percent UV protection, lenses that are impact resistant, and lenses that are wide enough to shield your eyes from the sun from most angles.

Not sure where to begin? We get it. With over 40 designer brands, it can be overwhelming to find your perfect pair of sunglasses. Our knowledgeable (and stylish) team of eye doctors and opticians are up to date on the latest trends and have the expertise you value when it comes to finding a comfortable fit. Stop in and try a few pairs on. With over 50 locations statewide, we’re never too far away.

Dr.Mike Murphy talks on the news while font over him reads, "In the past year, the media has turned to our expert team of doctors and opticians to share our knowledge, resources, and tips with viewers and readers across the state of Michigan."

Rx Optical in the News

At Rx Optical, we understand the importance of educating both our current patient base and the general public on best practices surrounding eye care and your overall health. In the past year, the media has turned to our expert team of doctors and opticians to share our knowledge, resources, and tips with viewers and readers across the state of Michigan.

In addition to being experts in all things related to eye care and eye health, our team is also well versed in the latest eye wear tips and trends. Check out a few of our favorite media highlights, featuring our wonderful team members, from 2018:

A Guide to Glasses

Rose Denney, Optician and Office Manager at the Grandville Rx Optical location, sat down with West Michigan Woman in April 2018 to share insight into how she helps patients pick out the perfect frames that fit their face shape and overall style. Rose’s training and education make her an expert in both eye care and personal eye wear styling. Check out the full piece here.


National Sunglasses Day

National Sunglasses Day, celebrated annually on June 27, is, unsurprisingly, one of our favorite days of the season. Anthony McConer, Office Manager at Rx Optical Breton Village, stopped by the FOX 17 studios to chat about why it is vital that you wear sunglasses with proper UV protection. He also covered different style trends and discussed how to pick the right frame size and shape.

Check out Anthony’s interview here. We can’t wait for National Sunglasses Day this year!

Rx Optical discusses the importance of sunglasses.

Back-to-School Tips

Getting ready to send your kids back to school in August can seem like a daunting task. From gathering new school supplies to learning how to fall back into a normal routine, there is a lot to take care of. One very important item that tends to be overlooked: a comprehensive eye exam for children. Dr. Sherah Eavey sat down with WOOD-TV to share a few of the red flags to be aware of when it comes to children’s eye health issues.

Check out the must-see, back-to-school segment here.

Rx Optical's Dr. Sherah Eavey talks about back to school tips for kids and their eyes.

Halloween Horrors

Our doctors always keep an eye out for potential eye health threats based on the season. Dressing up for Halloween in the fall is always a fun tradition, however, the trend of unregulated cosmetic lenses are posing serious threats to users. Dr. Mike Murphy shared the dangers of cosmetic contact lenses with the team at WXYZ-TV in Detroit.

Check out the vision-saving interview here.

Dr. Mike Murphy discusses the dangers of cosmetic contact lenses.

At Rx Optical, we are committed to educating and informing patients and the general public about the latest eye care news, tips or threats. We also love being the go-to experts for eye wear fashion trends. No matter the season, and no matter the topic, our team at Rx Optical has you covered.

Keep your eyes peeled for more of our doctors and opticians being featured in the media in 2019. Want to meet our talented team of media stars? Find a location near you or schedule your appointment online today.

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Falling in Love with Your Glasses

Whether you’ve been wearing glasses your entire life, or just got your first pair, it is important that you feel comfortable in your frames and love wearing them. Why? Glasses are an important part of your everyday wardrobe and something that you should be able to have a little fun with. Once you find a perfect pair of glasses that make you swoon, be sure to treat them with extra care.

Ready to fall in love with your glasses? Our team of experts are here to help you find the perfect match.

Finding the Perfect Pair

Just because glasses may be a necessity, or something you depend on, doesn’t mean they can’t also be seen as a fun accessory. With endless style options available, there is no doubt that every person can find a pair of glasses that perfectly suits them.

A great place to start is looking at frames that will complement your face shape, and lucky for you, we have created a guide to help you do just that.

If you’re unsure of what type of frame you are looking for, let our expert team of opticians, who have a great sense of style and knowledge of the latest eyewear trends, help you. By taking many different style factors into account, our team will be able to find you a pair of glasses that you not only love, but that will leave you with a renewed sense of confidence.

Our experienced opticians are dedicated to providing Rx Optical patients with the best experience possible and can help you pick from the more than 40 designer brands that we carry. Try on as many as you need, as we know finding the perfect match takes a little time!

Take Care

After you’ve fallen in love with your glasses, you’ll want to keep them safe and clean. It doesn’t matter if you’re a long-time glasses wearer, or just picked up your first pair yesterday, bad habits surrounding your glasses care can develop quickly.

When taking care of your glasses, don’t forget to:

  • Use both hands when putting them on or taking them off, as this will keep frames from becoming misaligned.
  • Keep them on your nose, not on top of your head.
  • Store them in a safe place at night. Whether it is on a level night stand, or in a case, make sure the arms are gently folded in and they are resting on the arms, never the lenses.
  • Clean your lenses regularly.

Keeping your lenses clean is important when it comes to ensuring you are getting the clearest view possible. We carry an effective lens cleaning kit at all of our locations. The Rx Optical PHD-50 Lens Cleaning Kit, which is included with our Worry-Free Warranty, contains a 6-ounce cleaner spray bottle, 30 pre-moistened lens cloths, and a microfiber cloth. Our cleaning solution is safe for all lenses and coatings, and was developed to work fast. The kit is available for $12.95 when purchased separately from our Worry-Free Warranty.

Speaking of our Worry-Free Warranty, it is always better to be safe than sorry. We offer a comprehensive 25-month warranty that will help ease your mind and keep your glasses safe. Our warranty covers scratched, broken, or lost eyeglasses.

Because we want you to love your glasses each and every day, our team at Rx Optical is dedicated to helping you find your perfect match! Not loving your current glasses or think you might need a change? Stop by and see us soon!

RX Optical Blog Image The Past is Back 06.18.18

The Past is Back: Old Meets New Sunglasses Trends

Don’t worry, it’s not just déjà vu; 80’s sunglass trends are making a reappearance!

2018 fashion in sunglasses is stealing many styles and shapes from the past, and these are just a few of the fashionable frames that we are excited to see on the shelf again:


Both men and women are rocking the brow bar shades right now! Metal and plastic styles of brow bar frames are dominating the sunglasses scene, and this is a total resurgence of 80’s eye-catching fashion.

Rx Optical sells Ray Ban polarized sunglasses
Ray Ban Polarized with Brow Bar Sunglasses


What goes around comes around, and these round shades are making a return. From large circles that give the bug eye effect, to tiny spectacle circles, round sunglasses are hot on the market in an array of sizes.

Round Paul Smith Danbury sunglasses feature green lenses and a black frame.
Paul Smith Danbury 53mm Round Sunglasses


Ladies, can we agree that a cat eye never goes out of style? This sophisticated look can be dressed up and dressed down. It pairs with any outfit, complements any face shape, and evidently can withstand the test of time.

Tiffany & Co.'s cat eye sunglasses feature pink lenses.
Tiffany & Co. Cat Eye Sunglasses



If you look closely, you might see your reflection. Mirrored sunglass lenses are back! This eye-catching material can be found in almost every shape and style, and makes for an eye-catching accessory.

Frogskin Matte Black Violet Iridium Oakley Sunglasses feature a black frame and violet lenses.
Frogskin Matte Black Violet Iridium Oakley Sunglasses

Finally, don’t be surprised if you see a blend of these styles! Many brands and designers are doubling down on 80’s trends, like these cat eye brow bar sunnies pictured below.

Miu Miu Mirrored Heart Sunglasses show off gold frames and peach colored lenses.
Miu Miu Mirrored Heart Sunglasses

Anything goes with 80’s style, and the bolder the better!

Stop by one of our locations and refresh your sunglasses to a trendy look with one of these popular new (or should we say old?) styles.


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We all want to look cool in our sunglasses as well as protect our eyes against harmful UV rays (obviously). Our patients see our qualified opticians to find the latest in style and function.

Before we get into 2017 trends in sunglasses, we need to first talk about WHY sunglasses are important. Lenses need to block 99% to 100% of both UVA and UVB rays. UV exposure can contribute to the development of certain types of cataracts, growths on the eye and possibly macular degeneration. Scary right? Also, don’t forget the importance of protecting children’s eyes. Not only do children spend twice as much time outside as adults, they have a clearer lens which allows more UV rays to get in and cause retinal damage.

Now let’s talk about the cool factor. Our opticians are trained to ensure you get the best fit and style for you which means they are educated on all 2017 trends:

Eras Recollected.

Eyewear is going back to the ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s and even ‘20s for a new take on vintage styling. Women are wearing more cat-eye shapes in earthy hues with floral or leopard prints and jewelry-inspired accents. Men’s frames are moving to round shapes in all wire or large bold shapes in chunky acetate.

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New Age Athleticism.

This is sportswear redefined, think “athleisure.” These versatile frames allow men or women to wear them for pretty much any activity, for a sport or not. Bold colors in greens, yellows, pinks, purples or red stand out, especially with vibrant speckled patterns or two-toned finishes.

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Posh Peculiarity.
Get ready to embrace diverse eccentric fashion that features styles never seen before. These frames are beyond bold in color with flashy lenses, gradient colorations, rocker studs, pops of neon and wild shapes. These are for individuals with an “anything goes” attitude.

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Stark Sophistication.

Frames feature clean designs and industrial-inspired details. “Minimal” is the key word. Feature colors include ebony, ivory, gray, nude, clear and metallic paired with basic shapes of rounds, squares and rectangles.

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You want to find a pair that complements your face shape. The general rule is that the shape of your sunglasses should be opposite of your face shape.

Stop in and see us and one of our amazing opticians will assist you in finding the right fit for your style.

Below are just some of the brands we carry. Make your appointment today.

Oakley, Maui Jim, Ray-Ban, Ray-Ban Jr., Wiley X, Nike, Dragon, Bebe, Cole Haan, Lily Pulitzer, Penguin, Coach, Michael Kors, Persol, Prada, Tiffany, Tory Burch, Vogue, Chloe, ck, DVF, Ralph, Columbia, Flexon, Nautica, Nine West and Oliver Peoples.

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