Monthly Archives: October 2012

What’s One Must-Have Winter Accessory?

Gearing up for winter sports? If you’re the type who likes to brave the elements during your seasonal endeavors then you should be equipped with the proper accessories, and that includes a pair of designer sunglasses that are crafted specifically for performance. Not only do you need to shield your eyes from the sun’s rays, but from snow, rain, and any other form of precipitation that can impair your vision, so it’s best to find a larger frame that wraps around your head and keeps your eyes safe from harm.

Maui Jim Nine Palms H255 sunglasses

Maui Jim Nine Palms H255 sunglasses are a good place to start. This unisex style is rectangular and wide enough to cover most of your eye area from top to bottom, with the wide arms protecting you further. Be safe in style in the above Root Beer shade, dark gray, or matte black – all embellished with the brand’s signature logo on the temples and etched in the corner of the HCL lenses.

Mosley Tribes Hensley sunglasses

You can find similar coverage with Mosley Tribes Hensley sunglasses – a more retro style in the Wayfarer family that has large lenses and wide arms. This simple frame’s only embellishment is the brand’s logo etched into the temples. Hensley is also equipped with polarized lenses for the utmost protection.

Polarized lenses are a must during winter outdoor activities. The sun doesn’t feel as strong, but the rays are almost double their usual strength when reflecting off of fresh snow. According to, “fresh snow can reflect as much as 80% of UV radiation.”

Make it a point to stay safe this winter with a pair of protective designer sunglasses. You’ll be caring for your eye health and looking great all at the same time!

Focus On: Mosley Tribes Enforcer Sunglasses

The Mosley Tribes sunglasses collection is stylish, modern, and unique. Its designers use artistic inspiration of particular place and pair it with state-of-the-art materials to make classic styles that are perfected and refined. The Mosley Tribes Enforcer is a prime example. More than a traditional aviator frame, Enforcer sunglasses are sleek and streamlined, providing optimal eyewear performance colored in fashionable tints and hues.

The advanced technology of Mosley Tribes’ VFX technology provides polarized, photochromic lenses fashioned from mineral glass. Oleophobic and anti-reflective coatings prevent buildup and distractions from marring a picture-perfect view of the world. Mosley Tribes sunglasses are constructed of lenses with transitional properties that change with surrounding light conditions to provide maximum eye protection under the harshest desert sun while adjusting to let in the soft, rosy tones of a sunrise over the mesas or dusk over an adobe skyline.
Mosley Tribes Enforcer Sunglasses Enforcer sunglasses come in a range of lens colors. The lenses change from silver or gold in low light to midnight, java, chrome amber, or chrome sapphire over the course of the day. Whether out in the wild or in the bustling city, the Mosley Tribes Enforcer is a sturdy and functional piece of technical eyewear that exceeds expectations while being stylish in the extreme.

Crafted to exacting standards of style and function, the Mosley Tribes Enforcer is comfortable and lightweight.  Having sunglasses that adjust their tint thanks to Mosley Tribes’ unique VFX lenses means every color remains true and no detail is missed. Life in all its vibrancy and detail can be enjoyed in full, in the round, comfortably and in impeccable fashion. These sunglasses are perfect for a discerning clientele.

Nelly Furtado Loves Robert Marc Glasses

Robert Marc glasses make a magnificent fashion statement as demonstrated by Nelly Furtado, famous for her voice and her latest album, The Spirit Indestructible. She proudly wears her geek-chic black frames that perfectly flatter her facial features.

Robert Marc is a visionary in the world of eyewear. It was over 20 years ago that his first boutique was opened and since then, his reputation for personalized attention and service to his clients has become his defining element. Making his debut in 1999, the designer was quickly noted on the fashion forefront, with Vogue magazine announcing that “Robert made his Marc.” From the first boutique, demand has grown so that there are now nine Robert Marc boutiques in New York City and Boston.

As you can see in the photo, she is wearing Robert Marc 206sm glasses, which are characteristic of the menswear trend. This style makes a bold statement of strength and femininity. Robert Marc glasses are definitely among the top choices for those with a taste for flair, quality and a fashion statement.

Powerful Masculinity: ProDesign Denmark 4th Dimension Eyeglasses

This all-male 4th Dimension collection from ProDesign eyewear has a uniquely designed hinge, milled from a block of aluminum. This innovative solution adds an industrial feel to the urban, modern collection.

The aluminum temple has been carved away to reduce weight and form a pattern that expresses power and energy. It is repeated in the plastic end tip to obtain perfect balance in the frame.

– Four shapes
– Three to four colors each

What Do Celebs Think Is The Hottest Eyewear Brand?

Fashion is important year-round, but fall tends to bring out great style in everyone, and this month we’ve noticed a definite trend among the Hollywood elite. Persol sunglasses seem to be the running favorite this month – they’re a subtle way to add a luxurious item to your everyday wardrobe. Timeless silhouettes and classic colors give these shades the perfect combination for a elegant and chic look this season.


Persol 0649 Sunglasses

Both Jay-Z and Zac Efron are fans of Persol 0649 sunglasses, a retro frame that seems to be based off modern aviators. The teardrop shaped polarized lenses come in brown, surrounded by a tortoiseshell frame that has a vintage-inspired keyhole bridge, textured templs, and the brand’s signature arrow motif on the hinges.

Persol 2977S sunglasses

Julia Roberts look sleek and chic in her Persol 2977S sunglasses in black. These rectangular shades have a slight cat-eye shape, with the brand’s famous Meflecto hinge accenting the arms in silver. This style also features the arrow motif that allow people to spot Persol sunglasses in an instant. It is also offered in brown.

Persol 2747S sunglasses

Lastly, we have Katie Holmes in a pair of Persol 2747S sunglasses, a rectangular frame that is beautifully flattering on her square face. It keeps everything in balance and doesn’t overwhelm her facial features. The 2747S, also available in black, is embellished with the arrow motif in silver on the hinges.

Vizio Optic’s Greatest Hits: The Top-Selling Designer Eyeglasses and Sunglasses

Every great musical artist has an extensive catalog from which their greatest hits are drawn from, put into a commemorative collection that honors their best work. Everyone should be afforded the same opportunity, and at Vizio Optic, our vast selection of designer eyewear is a breeding ground for massively popular styles! Take a look at some of our top five Greatest Hits:

ProDesign 4359 c.6531 eyeglasses

5. Prodesign 4359 c.6531 eyeglasses – Keeping in line with the sophistication and sleek design expected of Danish designers, Prodesign’s 4359 style is contemporary and versatile. With a masculine straight-top silhouette, this semi-rimless frame features gunmetal titanium with a matte black inlay on the arms and ear tips, perfect for emanating a suave and professional vibe.

Mosley Tribes Aviatrix 56 (S) Polarized Sunglasses

4. Mosley Tribes Aviatrix 56 (S) Polarized Sunglasses – These modern aviators feature a rectangular butterfly-shaped silhouette, perfectly sized for small to medium faces. Its frame is made of silver titanium, surrounding gray polarized lenses for the ultimate protection from the sun. Equally as popular is the same Aviatrix style in Gold Amber with photochromic lenses, meaning they subtly darken when in contact with ultraviolet rays. Take a look at them here.

Mosley Tribes Hagen G Polarized Sunglasses

3. Mosley Tribes Hagen G Polarized Sunglasses – Our third most-popular frame is a softened version of the aviator, with teardrop-shaped lenses that are more rounded on the bottoms than the original silhouette. Framed by glossy gold titanium, this style features java-colored polarized lenses, a thin double bridge with a straight top and curved bottom, and white accents on the ear tips.

 Oliver Goldsmith Manhattan c.Dark Tortoiseshell Sunglasses

2. Oliver Goldsmith Manhattan c. Dark Tortoiseshell sunglasses – When it comes to film icons, lasting impressions aren’t solely at the hands of the actors. Their accessories are equally as important, as evidenced with the famed frames from the beloved Breakfast at Tiffany’s starring Audrey Hepburn. It is an immensely popular style all over the world thanks to the fashion icon behind the oversized, glamorous lenses, and each frame is handmade in England so you can enjoy the highest quality with your Old Hollywood shades.

MYKITA & Bernard Willhelm Franz c.Gold sunglasses

1. MYKITA & Bernard Willhelm Franz c.Gold sunglasses – Making its way to being an icon of the 2000s is the result of a collaborations between MYKITA and Bernard Willhelm. The stunning, glossy gold Franz aviators are our number one most popular frame, thanks in part to their prominence in Sex and the City 2. Everyone’s favorite fashion inspiration, Sarah Jessica Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw, wore them on the promotional poster for the film and helped them skyrocket to fame. Because of the high demand, this limited edition style has had an extended release and was recently made available in multiple colors.

Those are our greatest hits! Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments.

RECAP: LINDBERG Trunk Show 2012

LINBDERG eyewear

This past weekend we celebrated our second trunk show of the season with the annual LINDBERG Eyewear event. Many of our friends and neighbors visited to explore the Danish brand’s extensive 2012 and permanent collections, ranging from rimless and plastic to funky kids glasses. We had a great time and are so excited we had such a great turnout! Here are some photos from Saturday’s show.

LINBDERG glasses

Yesterday we talked about how popular brow-line glasses are this season – on TV, on the runways, and in our very own store. LINDBERG makes this style in a wide range of colors so you can opt for a classic black or a standout red frame. The top is made out of high-quality, transparent acetate so when you go for a bold shade, know that it will be even more beautifully emphasized when light shines through the material.

LINDBERG Sunglasses

Round, vintage-inspired frames are another must-have look this season, seen in the fall collections of Louis Vuitton, Karen Walker, Illesteva, and Miu Miu. We love the transparency of the frames that will pop in the sunlight, as well as their totally retro monochromatic look. You can also see the inner workings of the LINDBERG sunglasses, a display of the brand’s most famous characteristic – fashionable innovation.

LINDBERG kids glasses

Little ones are not left out here! LINDBERG kids glasses are fun, colorful, and most importantly, lightweight – an important feature for new and young wearers to lessen distractions. They are made with the brand’s patented screw-less hinge design, reassuring parents that the frames will not loosen or come apart.

See more photos from the LINDBERG Trunk Show on our Facebook page!

Our Multicolored Friends From Prodesign Eyewear

We all have those days where we just want to be invisible, but many of us have moments where all we want to do is shine. Our favorite way to stand out in the crowd is with a bold pair of specs that doubles as a cool accessory and a great conversation piece. We hope you’ll love these Prodesign eyeglasses as much as we do. Today we were in the mood for blue and pink styles. And here they are!

Prodesign 4627 eyeglasses:

Prodesign 4628 C. 3022 Eyeglasses
These frames are modern and unique with their subtle geometric design, a trend that is very popular this season. Made of high-quality plastic, the material is transparent so that the colors can shine bright when light beams through them. Their narrow silhouette is great for those with round or oval faces, balancing facial features and bringing harmony to your entire look.

How to Make a Perfect First Impression

Did you ever consider that your designer eyeglasses may be the first thing someone would notice when they meet you for the first time?

You might think people would look at your new shoes or your tie, your dress or clothes or hair or other more things first.But it’s almost impossible not to look at someone’s face or eyes when you see them. And if you wear glasses, your specs are going to be a big part of that first impression.

That means that when you’re designer glasses, you should be thinking about not only what frames look good on you, but also the impression your frames will give people who are meeting you for the first time. When people come to Vizio Optic to learn more about buying glasses, we like to recommend that they think of eyewear in terms of creating a signature look.

Vue dc LEA eyeglasses

What’s a signature look? It’s the sum of your style, your accessories, and the way you carry yourself that says to the world “I am me! I am X, Y, or Z!” How do glasses fit into a signature look? Think about the chunky frames worn by designer Yves Saint Laurent – what did his glasses say about him? Or if you meet someone wearing glammed-up cat’s eye frames, how does that change your first impression of them?

Because your glasses play such a large role in that first impression people form, it pays to choose frames carefully. To give you a more concrete idea of what we mean, here are four designer frames along with the first impression they might convey:

Alain Mikli Al0322 C. 0102 Eyeglasses The person wearing these Alain Mikli glasses is most definitely fun and fashionable. She or he probably has a vibrant and outgoing personality.

Giorgio Armani 895 eyeglasses

Anyone who chooses these Giorgio Armani glasses has got to be smart, secure, and responsible because it’s such a mature, intelligent style.

Vue DC Art C. 850 Eyeglasses

If you’re wearing Vue dc ART glasses, people will regard you as being geek chic – in other words fashionably intelligent, not a slave to fashion. You may even be taken for an Andy Warhol devotee.

Prodesign -1224-C.5031- Eyeglasses Now ProDesign glasses are some of our favorites in the first-impressions department because from the front they say “responsible adult” but from the side they say “I’m still one of the cool kids!”  That definitely keeps people guessing!

What first impression do your glasses convey?

Stay Classy, Beausoleil Eyewear!

Beausoleil M700 Rou Eyeglasses

Lately we’re loving Beausoleil M700 eyeglasses.This frame comes in plenty of colors including the above red, as well as black, silver, gunmetal, brown, and metallic cream.Which ones do you like?

Here is the black:

Beausoleil M700 Rou Eyeglasses - BlackSilver:

Beausoleil M700 Rou Eyeglasses - SilverGunmetal, a similar shade to the silver but slightly darker:

Beausoleil M700 Rou Eyeglasses - GunmetalBrown:

Beausoleil M700 Rou Eyeglasses - BrownMetallic Cream, not quite a gold:

Beausoleil M700 Rou Eyeglasses - Metallic Cream
These designer glasses are totally retro, with little modern detailing that keeps them looking vintage and timeless. The round lenses give the frame a petite silhouette, great for small to medium faces, and looks best on those with sharper angles in their features to provide balance. The M700’s rims are thin, light metal, with thin arms to match that are capped with plastic to sit comfortably over your ears. As for the bridge, it’s quite an interesting design. Rather than connecting directly to the front rims, the bridge hangs from a slightly curved top line and extends downward to hug the curves of the nose.
Are you a fan of retro glasses like this? What’s your favorite color?