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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!

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Fashion Glasses: Necessity and Accessory

From geek to chic, glasses have become a fashion statement, whether they are prescription or not. Glasses have come a long way from big, circular lenses to tons of fun modern designs. Today, glasses are no longer seen as just an aid for vision, instead, glasses are now a fashion statement.

Still, a large majority of the population need glasses to see. In fact, did you know that 3 out of 4 American adults use a form of vision correction?

Whether you need them or not, glasses are a fun addition to any outfit!

Necessity and Accessory

Flashback 20 years ago and think about being told you needed glasses. Your options for choosing a frame that compliments your face and style were slim to none.

Now, the options are endless. As designers have recognized that glasses are not just a medical aid, but also a fashion statement, they have created fun designs and styles that keep up with seasons, trends, and culture.  A surge of styles, fits, and colors are now available to try on and experiment with.

Think Fashion

Fashion changes with the seasons; why limit your glasses to one look? The pastel colors of spring and bright colors of summer call for all kinds of fun frames.

A neutral frame looks classic in the fall, and a fun pop of red is exciting during the winter season.

Don’t be afraid to try trends: circular wire rimmed frames are incredibly popular now.

Our opticians are style-savvy and know what glasses are trending. Not sure where to start? Our trained staff can help you find your style.

Switching up your look with glasses will not only be a conversation starter, but will get you excited about the way you look. Choosing a pair of glasses to go with your outfit in the morning should be like choosing the right jewelry, belts, and shoes.

Wide Range

Since glasses have moved from necessity to accessory, the options for frames have multiplied. There is a plethora of options for whatever look you are going for; in fact, we offer more than 40 designer brands to choose from. Our trained team can help you choose the right frame for your face and the style that fits your personality. Try on as many frames as you need to in order to get the perfect pair.

Find Your Fit

Trying on glasses can be like trying on a pair of jeans. It does not always sound like the most fun way to spend your time, but with the wide selections to choose from, the whole experience has changed.

Ready to get started but you’re not sure where to begin? Check out our blog all about finding the right frame for your face: part one and two. Then head over to your closest Rx location to have an optician help you find your fit.

Looking for glasses regardless of if you need a prescription? Stop into one of our 54 locations to meet with our experienced and friendly staff. We would be happy to help you find the perfect fashion-forward frames for your face and personality!

National Sunglasses Day: Rx Optical’s 2018 Summertime Shade Trends

Our friends at Rx Optical are at it again for #NationalSunglassesDay (June 27) and they are showcasing summertime shade trends perfect for walking the boardwalk or exploring Grand Rapids on a beautiful sunny day.

Rx Optical has 53 office locations throughout Michigan, and our team stopped by the Breton Village office to check out their large variety of sunglasses options in order to get ready for National Sunglasses Day. With hundreds of shapes, colors and lenses designs, you are bound to find something perfect for YOU. A few of the hottest trends for summer 2018 are…

 

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May the Fourth Be with You

Show them what America the Beautiful means with patriotic fashions in red, white and blue.

A pontoon cruise or all-day boating requires statement sunnies. Go hard on that Fourth of July theme with the Lilly Pulitzer Bedford style’s navy and tortoise color combination, featuring the signature gold Lilly Pulitzer logo on the temples. Achieve sparkler status when you style them with a large white straw beach hat, red swimsuit, and anything stars and stripes. $79, available at Rx Optical locations

 

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National Sunglasses Day

“Tuesday, June 27 is National Sunglasses Day!

To celebrate, Rx Optical is encouraging the community to share their sunglass selfie using the hashtag #SunglassSelfie.

The campaign was launched by The Vision Council to educate on the importance of wearing shades to protect the eyes from the sun’s harsh ultraviolet (UV) rays.”

-WZZM, Celebrating National Eyeglasses Day, 6/27/17

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LOOKING COOL AND STAYING SAFE: 2017 SUNGLASS TRENDS

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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Nike Vision at Rx Optical

This year Rx Optical has brought in Reps from Nike to train employees on products and brand images. The training sessions were designed to help Rx Optical opticians and managers become aware of the brands, trends, and benefits of Nike Vision to better serve patients.

The Nike training, which took place April 21-24, was held at the Rx Optical Corporate Offices in Kalamazoo. Rx Optical is one of the select Nike distributors in Michigan. Nike reps trained Rx Optical employees on Nike Vision.

Nike has combined the science of vision with their expertise in sports to make premium products for adults, teens, and children. Nike has created frames with bold styling and performance for even the toughest athletes. Active Tech is a group of frames for ages 20-65 looking for a product with technical benefits and high quality materials. Active Core frames are made from premium materials and are super durable and light weight. Nike Express is for teens and young adults with very modern and colorful designs. Nike is the number one brand for consumers ages 5-16 as kids are trying to find their place in sports and searching for their identities. Parents trust the brand and Nike offers durable product choices.

Nike Vision also specializes in sunglasses for athletes. The Compete frames are adjustable, are made from the best materials, and have optimum features for specific sports. They are feather light for running, provide maximum peripheral vision for baseball, and special tinted lenses for golfers. The Train frames have fewer adjustable features than Compete frames, but they are still designed for sport usage with rubber nose pads and temple inserts. Express frames are all about style with a touch of sportiness.

Nike Vision offers many different choices for many different athletes. It is a trusted brand among adults, teens, and children of all ages. Rx Optical opticians are trained in all areas of Nike Vision and are able to dispense the best possible glasses to their patients.

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