Category Archives: Designer Sunglasses

Eye Spy: Tara Savelo in Oliver Goldsmith Moosh Sunglasses

Tara Savelo may not be a household name, but her boss certainly is. She just happens to be the best friend and makeup artist of the one and only Lady Gaga, and the two seem to share an affinity for unique designer eyewear. As we’ve mentioned before, Gaga is a huge fan of Oliver Goldsmith sunglasses, and it seems her penchant for bold shades is rubbing off on Tara.

Oliver Goldsmith Moosh sunglasses

Seen wearing Oliver Goldsmith Moosh sunglasses, Tara looks absolutely fab pairing them with a fur coat and a red lip. The square lenses are surrounded by an acetate frame in Blue Opal, with two silver dot accents embellished each corner. You’ve heard us say it a thousand times, the frame’s extreme silhouette, geometric to stay in line with current trends of course, works with her oval face shape because of the balance – the center-set arms give the frame symmetry, and the large lenses don’t overwhelm either half of her face because they have the same proportions with their length and width.

A unique frame deserves an even better name. So where does Moosh come from? According to the Oliver Goldsmith website:

The Moosh is called so due to the design of the frame – its spells Moosh! The M starts from the right to left of the frame, the OO are the lenses, the S is taken from the top right hand corner, to the left bottom corner and the H is in the middle – and there you have it!

Moosh is also available in black and gold, black and silver, matte black claret, matte English summer, and wakame. If you would like to purchase this frame or would like more information, please call us at 866-411-9428 or email

Vizio Optic and Lafont in This Week’s Star

Star magazine with lafont sunglasses

We are so excited to share with you yet another feature in a national magazine with Lafont eyewear! In this week’s Star, the celebrity magazine’s fashion experts shared Lafont Hampton sunglasses in purple for one of its “6 Lucite Looks!” Transparent accessories are the style of the season!

Alongside Stuart Weitzman heels and Solange Knowles’ cool CC Skye lucite clutch, this standout accessory gives your outfit a stylish edge this spring. Especially since, like the clutch, Hampton has vibrant color, so when light shines through it, the purple is illuminated and bright.

Vizio Optic is thrilled to once again be listed as the choice retailer for Lafont sunglasses, we work hard to provide a wonderful service to you and are excited for the many more faces we can brighten up with a bold pair of high-end glasses.


Lafont Hampton sunglasses in star magazine with solange knowles

Lafont Hampton c.725 purple transparent lucite sunglasses

We’ve seen the clear hats in CHANEL’s latest eyewear campaign and have given you plenty of suggestions for cool transparent glasses – but springtime is more about color than anything, and we love that Hampton keeps up with the trends but adds its own little twist, making this frame one unique and fabulous item. Pair it with an all-white ensemble to let the color truly show, or complement the colors of a floral dress with this purple frame. How would you style these shades?

Press photos provided by Lafont.

Vizio Optic and Lafont Eyewear Featured in the Market Editor

We have some more exciting news for you! Vizio Optic was once again featured alongside Lafont eyewear, this time in The Market Editor, a blog about style by Charles Philippe. ME focused on Leo and Gatsby frames in celebration of the upcoming Baz Luhrmann adaptation of “The Great Gatsby,” starring none other than Leonardo DiCaprio.

Lafont sunglasses in The Market Editor

Photo: The Market Editor 

“I found it fitting to feature Lafont for their optical wears that pay homage to one of the greatest American classic novels as well as to one of the most memorable fictional characters of literature,” wrote Philippe.

Lafont Leo sunglasses, seen above, do have a vintage-inspired feel to them, with rounded lenses that sit inside a flared acetate frame, a keyhole bridge separating them in the center. It is available in the above red, tortoise, and green with shiny silver hinges. Just like the handsome actor, Leo goes to show that a good-looking accessory never goes out of style.

Lafont Gatsby eyeglasses

Lafont Gatsby eyeglasses are quite retro as well, with its circular silhouette that brings back the sophisticated styles of yore. A slightly arched bridge adds more curves, while two silver dot accents embellish the slim frame on each side. It is the perfect choice for those who have a minimalist sense of style. Gatsby is offered in the above gray and in classic dark brown.

Bridal Shower at Tiffany’s With Oliver Goldsmith Sunglasses

Breakfast at Tiffanys Oliver Goldsmith Manhattan sunglasses

We have a special place in our hearts for Audrey Hepburn at Vizio Optic, for all of the obvious reasons that we share with everyone else in the world, and because she has inspired so many to wear such chic and fashionable designer eyewear! As you know, Oliver Goldsmith designed the iconic frames she wore in Breakfast at Tiffany’s – The Manhattan – and it has been a customer favorite for many years. And not just a favorite – for Kayla Klotz, they were the perfect accessory to complete her outfit for her very special Tiffany’s-themed bridal shower.

Bridal shower photos: Carey Shaw

Oliver Goldsmith sunglasses come in dark tortoiseshell (as seen above, which is the original color worn by Hepburn), black, and caramel split. Get yours here.

Frame of the Week: Persol 3017S Sunglasses

Persol 3017s sunglasses

Who: Lee Rachel Jurman

Wear: Persol 3017S sunglasses in color 945/32

Persol 3017S sunglasses c.945/32

Why: These Persol sunglasses are so flattering on Lee Rachel! The flared tips bring width to the upper half of her face, while the rounded, teardrop-shaped lenses are a nice complement to her angular features, especially because they fit so well beneath her brows and aren’t overwhelmingly large.

This frame is light gray with very subtle detail in the plastic rim. Persol’s famous arrow motif is seen on the sides in silver, making these shades an instantly recognizable and luxurious accessory. Those two silver lines on each temple are the patented Meflecto hinge, a patented design that alleviates pressure on your head that the arms of sunglasses and glasses may cause. Persol shades aim to provide the utmost style and comfort.

And just wait til Lee Rachel heads outside! The translucent color of the 3017S will become illuminated in the sunlight, emphasizing the cool smokey tone of its frame. We also love how she went for a color that’s not always so typical of peoples’ designer sunglasses choice. Many view these frames like a classic handbag and go for black, brown, or tortoise shades – but this gray is a nice alternative that’s still neutral and quite timeless as well.

Get a pair of Persol 3017S sunglasses for yourself here.

Everything You Need to Know About Oakley Sunglasses

Oakley Pit Bull sunglasses

When one brand is a top choice for athletes all over the world, you have to wonder what makes them so special. Oakley sunglasses are the number-one maker of high-end performance eyewear thanks to its numerous innovations over the years. A simple product description just isn’t enough to tell you all about what goes into producing a pair, so use this as your guide to picking out your next pair of Oakley shades.


Many Oakley sunglasses are made with O Matter (R), a lightweight, plastic material that is made specifically for strength and durability, with shock absorption and the ability to weather the elements making them perfect for outdoor sports. Metal frames are constructed with either titanium or C-5 alloy, both extremely lightweight materials that are equally as as strong. You may notice that the nosepieces and “ear socks” are made of what Oakley calls Unobtainium, named for the curious way in which the material used increases grip in the face of moisture, so the frames will stay on during a sweaty game of football, an exciting day water skiing, or any other situation that leads to wetness behind the ears.

Oakley Jawbone sunglasses


Oakley offers a variety of lens colors not just for aesthetics, but each shade serves its own purpose for varying weather conditions, sunlight levels, and activities. This is the main reason the brand developed Switchlock interchangeable lens technology, which allows wearers to change up their lenses easily and securely according to their visual needs. Each color provides optimal vision in the appropriate lighting conditions, while iridium coating reduces glare. Visit Oakley’s site for an easy-to-navigate list of each option and its ideal use.


The performance eyewear brand’s three-point fit is yet another reason Oakley is the top choice for athletes everywhere. This design provides the utmost stability so you can get physical without having to worry about where your designer sunglasses are going to fly. This precise fit also gives you the perfect optical alignment for more precise vision and extended peripheral view.

Any other questions? Let us know in the comments and we’ll be happy to answer them!

Laetitia Casta is the New Face of CHANEL Eyewear

Laetitia Casta wearing CHANEL 6038H sunglasses

CHANEL 6038H sunglasses

Just in time for our CHANEL private fitting event this weekend (you’re invited, RSVP here), the fashion house has announced the new face of its 2013 designer eyewear collection, French actress and model Laetitia Casta. Karl Lagerfeld himself photographed the brunette beauty for the campaign, where she is seen modeling the latest frames with clear hats, leather jewelry and floral accessories.

Laetitia Casta wearing CHANEL 2171 eyeglasses

CHANEL 2171 eyeglasses

Laetitia Casta wearing CHANEL 6041 sunglasses

CHANEL 6041 sunglasses

Laetitia Casta wearing CHANEL A40966 sunglasses

CHANEL A40966 sunglasses

Laetitia Casta wearing CHANEL 1506T eyeglasses

CHANEL 1506T eyeglasses

Laetitia Casta wearing CHANEL 3252 eyeglasses

CHANEL 3252 eyeglasses

Laetitia Casta wearing CHANEL 4203 sunglasses

CHANEL 4203 sunglasses

We’ve seen transparency rule the runways lately with Charlotte Olympia’s heels, Valentino’s clutches and more, and now Karl seems to be jumping on the bandwagon – with more than just clear headgear. Check out these two CHANEL sunglasses in the new collection:

CHANEL A40988 and A40990 clear sunglasses

CHANEL A40988 and A40990 sunglasses

If you’re planning to attend the event this weekend, we’ll be showing off CHANEL’s full 2013 designer eyeglasses and sunglasses collection and providing free consultations from 11AM to 4PM. Come by for wine, cupcakes, music, and an afternoon filled with eyewear lovers like yourself! We hope to see you there :)

Photos: Fashion Gone Rogue

Recap: Vizio Optic Goes to VisionExpo

On a recent trip to New York, Vizio Optic owner Galina Rabkin headed to Vision Expo to check out the 2013 collections from our favorite brands. Not only did she discover the new and exciting WOOW eyewear from Face a Face, but she got to meet the masterminds behind the most creative and beautiful frames in fashion.

Galina Rabkin Vizio Optic with Thomas Lafont eyewear at VisionExpo New York City

Here she is with Thomas Lafont, chief designer of Lafont eyewear. Color is one of the defining characteristics of this French brand, as you can easily tell with the bright and bold setup of their VisionExpo booth.

“Essentially people’s wardrobes consist of navy blue, black or dark brown. My job as a designer is to escort both the optician and the consumer to a new idea of color and offer them a new story,” Lafont recently told 20/20 Magazine.

Galina Rabkin Vizio Optic VisionExpo 2013 New York City with Robert Marc eyewear

You may notice the background of this booth looks a little familiar, just another stunning photo that’s part of the Robert Marc City Garden Collection. Photographed here with Mr. Marc himself, Galina loved the juxtaposition of urban life with natural scenery that is the inspiration of his 2013 line. Check out more photos of the Robert Marc booth at VisionExpo on Facebook, where you can see his Spring Show in full bloom.

One more thing, we know you wanted to ask… Galina is wearing Face a Face Smoke 3 eyeglasses in color 9329.

NEW ARRIVALS: Etnia Sunglasses

Etnia Barcelona Paris Tokyo sunglasses collection 2013

Spring is in bloom and so is our 2013 selection of designer eyewear! We have plenty of new styles coming your way this season, and today Vizio Optic is excited to show you new arrivals from Etnia eyewear, including some fabulous styles from its Paris-Tokyo sunwear collection!

Etnia Barcelona Paris Tokyo JL406 hipster rock star sunglasses

Featuring three new models of Etnia sunglasses, each style in this new collection comes in an astonishing 46 color combinations, as seen above with a pretty accent shade along the brow. AF280 takes cues from the 1960s, with a large inspiration drawn from the style of Yoko Ono; NH206 takes us back to the 1980s, with its futuristic style fashioned after the decade’s “screen” models; and the JL406 (above) has a modern rock star vibe.
Etnia Barcelona Paris Tokyo sunglasses collection 2013
As for new eyeglasses, we have nearly 30 new styles coming to very soo. Be on the lookout for new and colorful frames with transparent hues, subtle checkers, bold stripes, sometimes all in the same frame! Always bold, never overwhelming, Etnia eyewear has frames that suit the style of just about anyone. Check out our current selection of Etnia frames here.
For more info on how to purchase one of the new Paris-Tokyo styles, please email or call 866-411-9428.

See the World in a New Light With Maui Jim Sunglasses

Forget rose-colored lenses, we have a much better way to see the world in all of its natural beauty. Maui Jim sunglasses are the perfect choice for the summer, with their special lens technology that makes the ocean waves and the bright blue sky as crisp and clear as can be, enhancing the scenery around you to let you truly appreciate your surroundings. Here, see for yourself!

Maui Jim sunglasses lens technology

Photo: Maui Jim Facebook page

Your view has never been so beautiful! “Welcome to Color,” says Maui Jim.

Using PolarizedPlus®2 lens technology, the lenses in these designer sunglasses reduce glare and offer you total protection from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, providing contrast as well to make colors stand out as brilliantly as they should.

There are many different lens options available, and each pair of shades from Maui Jim can be fitted with any style of lens you like. What are your treatment options?

  • Regular lenses – Basic, high-quality lenses.
  • Waterproof and oleophobic treatment – Repels water and helps reduce fingerprint smudges.
  • Anti-reflective treatment – Reduces glare to help avoid eye fatigue.
  • CLEARSHELL® scratch-resistant treatment – Adds durability.
  • PolarizedPlus®2 lenses – Protects from UV rays, blocks reflected light allowing you to see beneath the water’s surface, as seen above.
  • Bi-gradient mirror lenses – Mirror coating placed on the top and bottom of lenses do the “squinting” in the sun for you.
  • MauiGradient – Dark coating on the top of the lens that gradually allows light in towards the bottom.

Maui Jim sunglasses can be fitted with your prescription as well, so you’ll have the perfect pair of shades that are totally customized to your needs.

Feel free to explore our wide selection of styles from the Hawaiian brand over at and let us know which one’s your favorite!