Monthly Archives: June 2012

Wonderful Wednesdays at Vizio Optic

Wonderful Wednesdays at Vizio Optic

It’s summer, a time of free-spirited fun. While you’re enjoying the beautiful weather of the season, we’re working hard to bring to you some of the top styles from the hottest designers around the world. We also want to make sure you keep your eyes protected from the sun’s harmful rays with a pair of designer sunglasses! Every week through the end of summer, we will be giving away a pair of FREE Ray Ban sunglasses to one lucky winner!

All you have to do to enter is visit our shop (11 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA) on a Wednesday to enter in person. We’ll draw a name the next day and will announce the winner on our Facebook page! Winners will get to choose their free pair of Ray Ban sunglasses from our selection at the store, which includes all of the latest styles and most popular styles

We’ve already had some winners throughout the last month! Congratulations to Katherine C., David, Jakub, Lee H., and Adam C.!

The last drawing will be held on August 29, 2012. Come on by and enter on Wonderful Wednesday, we can’t wait to see you!

Focus On: Face a Face NAOKO1 Eyeglasses

You wear your glasses every day, so you want them to embody your style and taste, right? Well for those with an artistic sense of style and a need to incorporate uniqueness and creativity into their every day look, there is a brand new frame from Face a Face eyewear that you must check out!Face a Face NAOKO1 Eyeglasses

Face a Face NAOKO1 eyeglasses are a great style that will make you stand out. They are definitely a conversation piece, with a slight cat-eye shape to the lenses that have a rectangular bottom shape. The top half of this two-toned frame features a strip of sloping color, beginning from the outer edges of the bridge and extending over the rims. NAOKO1 is available in several colors, including black and white, and black and red.

Face a Face NAOKO1 eyeglassesAbove are the same pair in color 903. This style features a front black rim topped with gold, with marching arm pieces in a beautiful spotted tortoise pattern. Face a Face eyeglasses are known for their eye-popping designs and beautiful colors, and NAOKO1 is the perfect frame to reflect your fashion-forward sense of style.

Face a Face NAOKO1 eyeglassesFor more information on how to purchase a pair of Face a Face NAOKO1 glasses, please give us a call at 866-411-9428. Make sure to visit our website to explore hundreds of additional styles from Face a Face eyewear, along with our vast selection of other designer eyeglasses and designer sunglasses as well.

Electric Sunglasses For A Bright Summer

Neon shades are HOT this summer, and we’re not just talking sunglasses. Electric hues have special reign over the usual color choices of the season, allowing you to amp up your outfit with a chartreuse dress here, a hot pink heel there, and a psychedelic rainbow of colors when it comes to your sunwear. Don’t know where to start? Take a look at three of the hottest neon designer sunglasses below:

CHANEL 5227H SunglassesCHANEL 5227H sunglasses are brand new from the French fashion house. This elegant and feminine style is a great way to ease into wearing neons if you’re a bit too timid to start off bold. These CHANEL sunglasses are black with squared gray lenses, accented by an electric blue trim. The colored rim is transparent, letting its beautiful color glow in the sunlight. The signature CC logo appears in colored mother of pearl on the temples.

MYKITA Tim sunglasses

For fashionable men, there are MYKITA sunglasses in Tim, a pair of neon orange shades that will stop traffic, and not just because of its HAZMAT color! This modern aviator is made of flat metal, with a closed bridge and geometric lenses in gray. The nose pads and ears are accented with white plastic for the ultimate comfort.

Beausoleil CS12 sunglasses

Last, but not least, are Beausoleil CS12 sunglasses. With color combinations in purple/pink and blue/yellow, there’s no way you won’t be a total knockout in these neon frames. This three-toned frame features U-shaped lenses with a blue rim, mounted atop a silver frame with yellow trim. The metal arms of these Beausoleil sunglasses are capped with comfortable blue-and-yellow plastic as well.



Focus On: Oliver Goldsmith Sophia Sunglasses

We love retro style at Vizio Optic, and Oliver Goldsmith sunglasses are the epitome of cool, vintage-inspired fashion. Perfect for any season, the London brand’s glamorous frames are sexy and timeless. Take Oliver Goldsmith Sophia sunglasses, for instance, from the OG Icons collection.

Oliver Goldsmith Sophia sunglasses

This beautiful pair of designer sunglasses was created in 1958, inspired by the legendary actress Sophia Loren. She was one of Goldsmith’s favorites and, as per usual with his favorite people and places, he produced a flawless frame to evoke her style and grace. The popularity and iconic status of this model is due in part to another Old Hollywood actress – Grace Kelly – who donned these cat-eye sunglasses in the early sixties.

Oliver Goldsmith Sophia sunglasses

These stunning Oliver Goldsmith sunglasses have a chunky plastic front rim in black, with gray ovular lenses and a thick bridge inside the feline silhouette. The upper corners are accented with two silver dots, a signature look from the brand. For a little mod flair, there are ivory-colored arms that are slightly translucent and complement the front very nicely.

Oliver Goldsmith Sophia sunglasses are also available in Black Aqua, Electric Tortoise, Gray Raspberry, Leopard, and Matt Black. Visit our website to see additional colors and the rest of the OG Icons collection today!

Do The Math: Geometric Sunglasses are IN

Whether you’re a mathlete or completely clueless when it comes to mathematics, the hot trend of using geometric shapes in designer sunglasses is popping up everywhere. Polygons galore can be found in brands like Oliver Goldsmith and MYKITA, making for a unique look that will stand out in your everyday wardrobe. Here are the top geometric sunglasses for 2012.

Oliver Goldsmith Kendal sunglasses


Oliver Goldsmith Kendal sunglasses are the perfect example of a geometric design. Touted as an “aviator with a difference,” this frame from the brand’s Icons collection was designed in 1970 to show the fashion world that aviators were not required to be made in a certain shape or with metal. Kendal features a matte black quartz frame with beautiful gradient lenses, and is also available in Coulis Sandwich, Electric Tortoise, Grey Aqua, and Black Truffle.

MYKITA Ethan Sunglasses

MYKITA Ethan sunglasses stick closer to the classic aviator shape, keeping the basic design and adding a few extra angles. Rather than going for rounded lenses, the brand opts for a pentagonal shape, with the upper right corner providing a side for the trapezoidal bridge. The black frame features black gradient lenses, as well as matching nose pads and plastic ear tips.

Oliver Goldsmith Fuz sunglasses


When you search for a pair of square sunglasses, you come up with a whole lot of styles whose designers clearly are unaware of the definition of “square.” Not with Oliver Goldsmith. Once again, the London brand knows just what it takes to create a cool geometric frame. Rather than going for a structured rectangular look (which is what you’ll find in most of the styles that are supposed to be “square”) Oliver Goldsmith Fuz sunglasses are exactly what you expect. The shape stands out, especially with its stunning tortoise-colored frame and rosy lenses.

Win a FREE Pair of Designer Sunglasses From Vizio Optic!


designer sunglasses

One of the most heartbreaking moments in the material world is when you lose a cherished item. Even the smallest item can put a damper on your day, especially accessories like designer sunglasses. These items can carry a special meaning, and whether its sentimental or purely financial, having a valuable frame taken away from you can hurt.

Have you ever lost a pair of sunglasses? We feel your pain, which is why Vizio Optic is holding a contest where you can win a FREE pair of designer shades!

How to enter:

1. Like Vizio Optic on Facebook.
2. Post your story on our wall of how you lost your favorite pair of designer sunglasses.
3. Share with your friends and tell them to Like your post!

The contest will end on Tuesday, June 19th. Make sure you spread the word because the top three people with the most Facebook Likes on their story will be entered to win the free pair of shades! Stay tuned, the winner will be announced on our page on Thursday, June 21st.

We’ve already received a few great sob stories, like Erik O., whose favorite pair of LINDBERG sunglasses were stolen from him twice! Tragic! Get over to our Facebook page now and let us know why YOU should be the winner!


White Hot American Summer

The huge trend this season is vibrant, bright colors in every aspect of your wardrobe, but you don’t want to overdo it. The best way to accessorize neon clothing is with a simple pair of white sunglasses – keeping the bold look without risking looking like someone colored your whole outfit in with a giant highlighter! Try these four favorites:

MYKITA Audrey sunglasses

1. MYKITA Audrey sunglasses – These frames have a classic silhouette that flatters just about every face shape. With a rectangular top and rounded bottom rim, Audrey takes on a Wayfarer-inspired look with wider upper corners as well as wide arm pieces. As always, MYKITA sunglasses are finished with interlocking hinges that eliminate the need for any screws.
Maui Jim Rainbow Falls sunglasses

2. Maui Jim Rainbow Falls sunglasses – These frames from Maui Jim are great for women who want an elegant look with the oversized silhouette that a diva would absolutely adore. The large oval lenses are surrounded by a cinnamon matching thin arm pieces that are adorned with the Maui Jim signature logo in gold.

Face a Face Fifty 2 sunglasses

3. Face a Face Fifty 2 sunglasses – Slightly retro and totally chic, these white Face a Face sunglasses are flared in the upper corners, and have matching white arm pieces accented with a silver dot. Gray gradient lenses complete the sophisticated look and will have you looking white hot all summer long.

MYKITA Joanie sunglasses

4. MYKITA Joanie sunglasses – You can find an even more vintage-inspired look with these designer sunglasses from MYKITA, which have an extreme cat-eye shape that is softened by the rounded corners. This sensual silhouette is complemented by bright cream white frames and brown gradient lenses, with thin arm pieces attached by the patented screw-less hinge.

Oakley Team USA Collection for the Summer 2012 Olympic Games

Who said sports and fashion don’t mix? Adding some designer flair to a season of speedos and leotards is Oakley eyewear, the official supplier of designer sunglasses for Team USA during the Summer Olympics in London. The limited edition line features four men’s and two women’s renditions of already-popular styles, made to include the team’s logo and colors for an exclusive collector’s item that wearers will love and cherish for years to come!

Oakley Team USA Jawbone SunglassesAbove are Oakley Team USA Jawbone sunglasses, incorporating our country’s colors into one patriotic pair of shades. This style features Switchlock technology, which allows you to change up the lenses when you need to accommodate varying lighting and weather conditions.

Oakley Team USA Fuel Cell sunglasses

Oakley Team USA Fuel Cell sunglasses are a little more subtle in representing the team colors, but provide the same high-performance features that Olympic athletes require to succeed this summer. From the stress-resistent frame material and comfortable three-point fit to high-definition optics with precision and clarity, these are one of the best frames you can find as an athlete. But you certainly don’t need to be a professional to enjoy all of the perks that Oakley sunglasses have to offer.

Oakley Team USA Miss Conduct SunglassesFor the ladies, Oakley Team USA Miss Conduct frames will serve you on the field or in the stands. With polarized lenses that can also be customized with your prescription (same goes for other Oakley sunglasses), these lightweight O Matter frames are designed to provide the ultimate clarity and comfort in a stylish way.

A portion of the proceeds from the Team USA collection by Oakley eyewear will help the United States Olympic Committee train future Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

For more information on how to purchase an exclusive pair of these designer sunglasses by Oakley, please call 866-411-9428.