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BOUTIQUE FRAMES WE LOVE

Every once in a while, it feels good to enjoy the finer things in life. That’s why we carry several lines of specialty boutique frames, offering our patients a chance to invest in something extra distinctive.You get what you pay for with optimal quality and expert manufacturing behind each specialty frame, and we have a variety of styles to suit a range of personalities. Here are a few of our personal favorites:

Miu Miu

This spunky line of eye wear is known worldwide for its design, but what many people don’t know is that it was born in the Prada fashion house. In 1993 Miu Miu was established as a high-fashion women’s clothing and accessory brand stemming from Prada. Miu Miu was a family nickname for Miuccia Prada, who became the head of the Miu Miu brand.

Today, the Miu Miu frames are part of the well-known and revered brand, and we are proud to offer these iconic glasses and sunglasses in our offices. With infinite color, texture, and pattern possibilities, our fashionista customers thoroughly enjoy these sophisticated looks.

Miu Miu
Miu Miu Glasses

OGA Wood

For all of our outdoorsmen, we offer the Öga Wood line. This line of eye wear boasts exceptional craftsmanship and feature natural tones with hints of the great outdoors in every detail. These frames are developed in collaboration with cabinetmakers, so the artistry is unparalleled. As if that’s not enough, the crafters use a combination of wood and aluminum, which constitutes a huge technical feat in the development of eye wear. The handiwork and dexterity behind each frame is undeniable, and customers are guaranteed a top-quality product with great durability every time.

OGA Wood
OGA Wood

Airlock

Don’t identify as a fashionista or an outdoorsman?Not to worry, the Airlock line has something for everyone with it’s fun mix-and-match capabilities. introduced the Airlock Drill Mount Collection in 2001, and during the past 17 years Airlock has remained ahead of the times with the latest features and styles.

Focusing on minimalistic and modern aesthetics,the Airlock Collection has a rimless look with innovative details. Their frames are crafted from super light materials that provide ultimate comfort and durability.

Every Airlock style is unique, and this collection features a wide array of shapes, colors and materials for both men and women. With dozens of styles to choose from and endless mix-and-match opportunities, there’s an Airlock style to compliment every face and personality. It is truly a crowd pleaser.

Airlock

These are just three of the many specialty boutique frames we offer. Stop in at your local Rx Optical to see what other brands we carry and find the perfect, luxurious match for you. #treatyoself

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HOW TO PICK THE RIGHT FRAMES FOR YOUR FACE (PART 2)

In our last blog, we shared frames for any face shape as well as the best frames for a square face. As promised, we are going to explore round, oval and heart face shapes.

Not sure what shape your face is? Use this guide to determine your shape and then use the tips below to choose your perfect frame from Rx Optical.

FACE SHAPE: OVAL
An oval face has balanced features with a slightly narrower forehead and jaw. Oval faces work with a wide variety of frames so if this is you, go crazy!

Frames:
Rectangle
Square
Cateye
oval frames example
Dolce and Gabana frames are known for having contrasting yet complementary features. The contrast of square against an oval face is a sophisticated way to accent your features.

FACE SHAPE: ROUND
Those with round faces are known for having full cheeks and a rounded chin. Most likely, your forehead and jaw will be the same width.

If you have a round face,you should choose frames that are wider than they are tall, and have hard angles to complement the soft curves of your face. The cateye is a fun frame that looks great on a round face.

Frames:
Cateye
Rectangle
Square
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While not as an exaggerated of a cateye as some frames, our Tiffany & Co collection is perfect for those seeking glamour and uniqueness.Inspired by Tiffany’s exclusive diamond collection and recognized icons and logos, these frames represent modern luxury and timeless elegance.

FACE SHAPE: HEART
Heart-shaped faces are broadest at the forehead and taper through the jawline to a narrow chin. Otherwise known as an upside down triangle, frames that are slightly wider than the forehead will fit this shape best.

Frames:

Cateye
Rectangle
heart frames example

These frames from Ogi Eyewear are distinct in that they are bold, yet wearable. The rectangle frames on the left are the perfect complement to a heart-shaped face.

No matter your face shape, our American Board-Certified Opticians will consult with you and assist in finding eyewear most appropriate for your face, tastes, and prescription.

We would love to hear from you! Share with us your favorite frames in the comment section below.

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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.

lilly pullitzer flynn example

original penguin merlin example
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.

nike essential venture example

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ralph example

ray ban Jr example

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.

prada example

cazal example

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.

cole haan example

oliver peoples remick exmaple

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.

Source: eyecessorize.com/trend/