Category Archives: Designer Eyeglasses

What glasses did Steve Jobs wear?

steve jobs eyewear

Steve Jobs had one of the most iconic looks in our culture. We remember him with his signature mock turtleneck shirts in black with a pair of casual jeans, and only one other accessory. The master of simplicity chose rimless Robert Marc eyeglasses as his frame of choice, an intelligent design with a wonderfully minimal sense of style, just like our favorite Apple products.

Jobs wore a rimless pair from the Lunor collection known as the Classic Round, which Ashton Kutcher also wore in the recent biopic of the Apple founder. According to the brand, Jobs chose the frame in 1998 with custom round lenses, and wore it til the very end.

“Jobs was a long term customer of Robert Marc, and over the years he wore the Lunor frames in both antiqued silver and custom 18K white gold with the now famous round lenses,” says the brand.

At Vizio Optic, we have several styles that mimic the highly desired look that the tech industry hero wore, including LINDBERG Spirit Titanium 2111 eyeglasses, a round, rimless frame made of super lightweight material and featuring screw-less hinges.

LINDBERG Spirit Titanium 2111 eyeglasses

This style also features an additional tortoise accent along the arms and is customizable to your desired size of lens, bridge, temple and more.

Steve Jobs is just one of many eyewear icons from the last few decades. Who are your favorites?

Photo: Flickr

Frame of the Week: ProDesign 7906 Eyeglasses

Last year we talked about our love for glasses with a strong brow line, worn by actors like Zachary Quinto and Nick Kroll and highlighted in the The New York Times’ T Style Magazine’s Fall Fashion issue with a gorgeous frame from Tom Ford. While that model had a price tag up in the thousands, we have plenty of similar styles at a much more affordable price. This week, we’re highlighting a pair of ProDesign glasses worn by our friend Chris.

ProDesign 7906 eyeglasses

Chris chose ProDesign 7906 eyeglasses in color 6011, which feature strong brows in black that widen along the outer edge. The bottom half of the lenses are surrounded by a thinner strip of black, while the top-set bridge in the center stands out in complementary gray. Adjustable nose pads give Christ customized comfort as well. The acetate arms are matching in black, but the inner surface adds a little more character with its striped pattern.

ProDesign 7906 eyeglasses

We love how this frame has a retro sense of style mixed with modern details. ProDesign is an award-winning brand that is regularly honored for its design chops, so blending the past and present makes this particular frame very interesting. The 7906 model is also available in brown and gold. For more information on how to purchase these frames, email us at or call 866-411-9428 to speak to a member of our customer service team.

What Glasses Does ‘Don Jon’ Star Joseph Gordon-Levitt Wear?

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has long been on our radar, from his gig as the long-haired Tommy Solomon on “3rd Rock From the Sun” and Cameron in 10 Things I Hate About You, to his awesome roles in the  more recent 500 Days of Summer and InceptionNext up for him is the film Don Jon, out this week, giving us another reason to pay close attention to our favorite actor. We recently spotted him off duty wearing a T-shirt from his own production company HitRecord, and a pair of designer glasses that give him the great geek-chic look we all know and love. Check out the photo on Facebook.

Ray Ban RB5244 eyeglasses

So what’s he wearing? JGL is sporting a pair of Ray Ban eyeglasses in style 5244. This two-tone frame is split horizontally, with the top in black and the bottom in tortoise (Gradient Havana). The silhouette is adapted from the iconic Ray Ban Wayfarer sunglasses, which are also available in an optical version. The 5244 sports the familiar flared shape, with a wide keyhole bridge and silver accents in each corner.

Ray Ban RB5244 eyeglasses

This Ray Ban frame is also available in light tortoise (Havana) and gradient black/clear.

Are there any other celebrities whose eyewear you covet? Let us know in the comments and we’ll find out what they’re wearing for you!


What Glasses Does Mary McDonnell Wear on Major Crimes?

Fun fact: Mary McDonnell, star of TNT’s Major Crimes TV show, wears a pair of designer glasses you can find right here at Vizio Optic! Her role as LAPD Captain Sharon Raydor requires a strong and intelligent look, so they dressed her up in a flattering suit and finished the look with a pair executive-style glasses. By request, we did a little research and determined she’s wearing ProDesign 1687 eyeglasses in Havana! Check out this photo at for a better look.

prodesign 1687 eyeglasses

Seen above in black, these ProDesign glasses are clearly a great choice for a woman in a powerful role. The rectangular lenses and dark frame add a sense of strength and structure, while laser-cut temples in champagne gold soften the overall look for good balance.


The 1687 is also available in green, with a brown-and-green acetate front rim and olive-colored arms. As we’ve mentioned before, ProDesign is one of the only brands out there that offer optional, adjustable nose pads with plastic frames, so if you love this particular style but are worried about them staying on well, let us know whether you’d like to add the nose pads to the frame when you order.

Are there any other television characters out there whose eyewear you admire? Let us know in the comments and we’ll try to find out what they’re wearing!

Frame of the Week: CHANEL 3255 Eyeglasses

Summer may be coming to an end, but we don’t let go that easily. We’re the kind of people who will make our favorite trends work all year round if we have to, and that’s what we plan on doing with all our trusty cobalt accessories that have kept us looking fabulous and on-trend all season long. Take a look at our friend Dusica’s new frames, a pair of CHANEL 3255 eyeglasses in that rich shade of blue (color 1320) that brightens up her look and adds a creative edge.

CHANEL 3255 eyeglasses

The oversized rectangular lenses are a great fit with Dusica’s soft features, adding some angles to her face shape’s round silhouette. Blue is a great color to wear throughout the year, for obvious reasons in spring and summer, and also to make a bold statement during the colder months in fall and winter when we often find ourselves wearing dark and neutral colors. Wearing all black? These designer glasses give that much-needed pop of color and can be all you need to pull together your whole look.

CHANEL 3255 eyeglasses

This acetate frame is rectangular, but with curved edges for a more feminine look, the brow hugging the lines of the lenses and dipping in the center for the bridge. Top-set arms are embellished with CHANEL’s signature camellia flower, with the written across the temple.

To purchase these CHANEL glasses, you must call us at 866-411-9428, as authorized retailers such as Vizio Optic are not permitted to sell CHANEL frames online. Want to know more info? Leave us a comment below and we’ll be happy to help.

Customize Your ProDesign Glasses for Total Comfort

Fashion and flattering style are pretty high up on our list of priorities when helping customers select the perfect frames, but our number one concern is your comfort. Glasses that look fabulous don’t always feel that way, so it’s important that brands offer ways to customize the fit. ProDesign Eyewear is one brand of designer glasses that keeps this in mind, with its nose pads that are an optional feature of virtually any frame.

prodesign eyeglasses

Many frames have nose pads, but not all exist where you want them. Most plastic styles aren’t available with them and they can be hard to find, but ProDesign allows you to order with or without the nose pads to suit your specific needs.

The addition of nose pads on plastic frames is particularly popular with the Asian market, as they help glasses to sit securely on flatter bridges. This material is more popular than every in the eyewear industry, yet only a few designers offer options for nose pads. LINDBERG eyeglasses have this feature as well, although those frames come with the nose pads by default and do not have the option to come without.

prodesign eyeglasses

The ProDesign glasses above are from the acetate collection, with nose pads that are comfortable and adjustable to provide a personalized fit. Almost all frames from this brand have this option.

Feel free to explore our selection of eyewear from the Danish designer and let us know which style is your favorite in the comments below!

Frame of the Week: Face a Face Kazan 3 Eyeglasses

There’s a time and a place for subtle glasses and executive-style frames – but our most fashion-forward customers like to “go for the bold,” if you will. Bold doesn’t have to mean bright colors or funky patterns, it can be all about the shape and size of a frame as well. Katrina from The Demure Muse is a big fan of this type of frame, and she recently took a pair of Face a Face glasses for a spin and fell in love with the French designer.

Katrina of The Demure Muse in Face a Face Kazan 3 eyeglasses

Head over to her blog for her detailed review of her shopping experience with Vizio Optic! After much debate about which style to choose, she narrowed it down to Face a Face Kazan 3 eyeglasses, an oversized pair of specs with a rounded silhouette and flared tips. Don’t they look great on her?

Face a Face Kazan 3 eyeglasses

The large silhouette makes this a standout frame, but the slim, glossy black rims keep the glasses from overwhelming Katrina’s face. Highlighting the shape are red accents behind the front rims and a light-tortoise pattern along the top-set arms.

Kazan 3 is no longer available in black, but is available in Medium Tortoise, Strawberry Pink and White, Ink Blue and White, and Shadow with Lagoon Blue. To purchase Kazan 3, please contact Hilary at

We also have Kazan 2 available, which is a more rectangular version of Katrina’s frame. Check it out and let us know what you think!

Vizio Optic Featured on STYLE’N

We love the excitement that people have over fashion bloggers (ourselves included), they help keep fashion fresh and exciting and have transformed the industry into a more democratic environment. Thus, it is always a fun opportunity to work with these influencers. This week, we wrote a guest post for STYLE’N, an awesome blog by Naina Singla – a former Boston resident! Now in Washington, D.C., Naina is a stylist who knows what looks great on different body types, so we worked together to show off which frames look great for face shapes as well. Take a look!

Vizio Optic on STYLE'N by Naina Singla

If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to your face shape, try to find a celebrity whose features resemble yours. We have included some celebrities with each shape in the STYLE’N blog, but if none of them are similar to yours, simply just Google their name and “face shape,” there is sure to be some discussion out there.

The blog also includes descriptions of facial features under each shape, so if celebrities aren’t doing it for you, get out a mirror and take a look at your beautiful self. Determine whether you have sharp or soft angles and assess the symmetry of your face. If there is an imbalance, such as a triangle in which the forehead is narrower than the jawline, then the pair of designer glasses you select should help remedy that and create a harmonized look. For triangles, we suggest top-heavy frames that focus the eye upwards to create balance.

Head on over to STYLE’N for more suggestions on the best frames for your face shape. Let us know what you choose!

Lookbook Preview Part 2: Outtakes!

Last week we gave you a behind-the-scenes look at our very first Lookbook photo shoot featuring some of Boston’s best fashion bloggers. Today we have another teaser: There were plenty of photos from last weekend, it was so hard to choose which ones would make the cut! Alas, we made our decisions, and here are the outtakes for you to enjoy. Get inspired!

The weather was beautiful and we were able to take so many photos around Brookline Village. Do you recognize any of the locations?

Stay tuned to our blog and our Twitter page to see more outtakes from the shoot, and the Lookbook itself when it arrives next week. You’ll see Lindsey of L’s Fashion Dish, Kristen from The Boston Fashionista, Lei Ann from Lei Ann…Off Duty, Kelsey from Tickle Me Pink, and Holly from Holly Dolly in all of these frames and more. In the meantime, head over to their blogs for their latest outfits and input on what’s hot this summer. You might also catch a glimpse of someone famous

Lei Ann Off Duty

Frame of the Week: Alain Mikli 1120 Eyeglasses

Update from Vizio Optic:  We no longer carry the Mikli par Mikli or Alain Mikli brands.  Please browse our currently available designer brands and call, chat or email us for personalized assistance.  We are an authorized dealer of authentic European and US brands, shipping world-wide!

Thank you from all of us at Vizio Optic!


Every day we should be working on ways to be true to ourselves, whether it’s honing a new skill, strengthening weaknesses or finding a way to express the real you. Many designer glasses give you a great opportunity to show others a piece of your personality. Some designers make art, not just frames; they make you feel a certain way, are crafted with so much care and help you understand a little more about the owner.

Alain Mikli 1120 eyeglasses

In this edition of Frame of the Week, we highlight Alain Mikli 1120 eyeglasses, a pair of specs that says so much with its colors and design. The butterfly-shaped frame is semi-rimless, with a strip of blue over one brow and purple along the other, teal extending down the sides of each lens. The vibrant hues stand out against our friend Diana’s dark brown hair, and its flared upper rims complement her features. Glasses make an important first impression, and it’s clear to us that she appreciates art and creativity just by her choice of frame.

Alain Mikli 1120 eyeglasses

This particular color is discontinued, but there are four others still available (we just had to show you this gorgeous photo of Diana). Each frame is handmade, some with patterned arms that are made multicolored by placing each square of color individually into the clear acetate mold. That takes a lot of work and patience, resulting in an expertly handcrafted frame that is completely unique.

Alain Mikli 1120 eyeglasses