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Our Favorite Executive Eyewear for Your Professional Side

MYKITA Jana eyeglassesMYKITA Jana eyeglasses 

Helping you look and feel great is our biggest focus, and lately we’ve been getting a lot of questions about professional eyewear. Our selection includes plenty of brightly colored and unique designer glasses, but sometimes what you need is a streamlined look that emits a powerful and intelligent vibe, and we’ve got that for you, too!

While there are plenty of creative industries that embrace colors and patterns in your eyewear, those who work in a corporate atmosphere may want a minimal design. For us, that means an executive-style, sleek and modern look that bleeds professionalism without being too stuffy. Here are a few of our favorites:

LINDBERG 7355 eyeglassesLINDBERG 7355 eyeglasses

ProDesign 1646 c.9032 eyeglassesProDesign 1646 eyeglasses

MYKITA Kenji eyeglasses

MYKITA Kenji eyeglasses

Face a Face Terry 1 eyeglasses

Face a Face Terry 1 eyeglasses

Hollywood Trend Alert: Celebrities Wearing Face a Face Glasses

Face a Face glasses have long been a top choice of the fashion elite, seen on everyone from Sarah Jessica Parker and Chris Noth to Jude Law and more. And since, this week, temperatures are spiraling downward to the single digits, we thought it’d be the perfect opportunity cozy up on the couch, log on to Netflix, and watch some films whose stars look fabulous in Face a Face.

First thing’s first – did you get to see Ted this summer? Even if you did, the hilarious comedy is worth a second watch, especially if you want to catch Mila Kunis in a pair of Face a Face Level 2 eyeglasses in color 915.

Face a Face Level 2 eyeglasses

This two-toned frame complements Mila’s dark hair perfectly and gives her a warm, sexy appearance. We love the chocolate front rims, complemented by black along the brow line and arms – it keeps her looking professional and sleek without overemphasizing the strong angles of the silhouette.

Next up is Larry Crowne, another fun rom-com starring America’s Sweethearts Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks. Julia looks totally glamorous in her Face a Face Aloha 1 sunglasses, oversized and opaque black, providing all the privacy an A-lister like her needs. One other character wears sunglasses from the brand in this film, too. Can you spot her?

Face a Face Axess 1 eyeglasses

Last, we have Think Like a Man. Don’t you just love Gabrielle Union? While she and her friends follow the words of Steve Harvey in his book “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man,” Gabrielle looks beautiful in her Face a Face Axess 1 eyeglasses. Sexy and smart, this tortoise-colored frame is flattering on just about anyone!

If you love what you see, stay warm under that Snuggie and keep surfing to see more of our high end glasses selection from Face a Face and nearly 30 more internationally loved brands!


Catching Up on Instagram

If you haven’t heard by now, you’re totally missing out – we’re on Instagram! Behind eyewear fashion, our second love is photography, so Instagram gives us a way to enjoy both at the same time. You’ll see some pictures of Vizio Optic behind the scenes, sneak peeks at new arrivals, and a look at some of our favorite frames in the store. So what are you waiting for? Follow us at @vizio_optic. Here’s a look at what’s been going on the last few months:

BOZ eyeglasses for breast cancer awareness monthIn October, we sold limited edition pairs of BOZ eyeglasses designed to help raise money for breast cancer awareness. These special pink frames went towards helping BOZ reach its goal of $70,000!

Etnia New Rochelle eyeglassesThat same month, we also got in new Etnia glasses in “New Rochelle.” Don’t you love this style’s colors and subtle pattens? We sure do.

Lafont eyeglasses keychainLook at this adorable keychain we got from Lafont eyewear. How cute is this?

Face a Face Naoko 1 eyeglassesIn November, Face a Face Naoko 1 eyeglasses arrived! This awesome frame has cool metallic detail along the brow line that adds a bold pop of color. Such a unique frame that became an instant favorite as soon as we saw it in person!

Robert Marc sunglassesAt our December fitting event, we got to show off the entire selection of Robert Marc sunglasses and eyeglasses to the Boston area, and these vintage inspired round frames were a hit!

LINDBERG eyewear Christmas ornamentJust before Christmas, LINDBERG sent us a fun ornament we couldn’t wait to add to our tree!

Face a Face Bocca 3 eyeglassesThis month, we received Face a Face Bocca 3 eyeglasses in three colors that quite literally helped us kick off the new year! Isn’t this style brilliant?

Lafont trunk showAnd last, but not least, the promotional cards for our Lafont Trunk Show!!! Come in and see the famed anniversary sunglasses Lady Gaga wore in Rolling Stone, as well as the full eye and sun collection of the French brand on January 19th! RSVP here. We hope to see you at the show, and on Instagram!

Put Your Face Between These Legs

Face a Face Bocca 3 eyeglasses

If you follow us on Instagram, you’ve probably wondering what these glasses were all about. This is an enormously clever new style from Face a Face Eyewear called Bocca 3 – a glossy plastic cat-eye that gives the inherently sensual silhouette a big and bold punch of major sex appeal.

While the front of the frame is voluptuous as it is, with its oval lenses surrounded by flared rims along the brow line, Bocca 3 gives this feminine style a quirky touch with its curvaceous arms (or legs, really) that are capped with a pair of come-hither heels in fire-engine red and pretty purple. You’ll definitely be turning heads wherever you go with these glasses sitting on your face.

Face a Face Bocca 3 eyeglasses

Face a Face Bocca 3 eyeglasses

Although they’re a bit funkier than they are sexy, these Face a Face glasses are undeniably brilliant. They’re actually a play on the original Bocca frame, which the French designer modeled after the famous Mae West couch by Salvador Dali. This style is all about glamour and femininity, with a special touch of wit that you won’t find in any other frame.

Face a Face Bocca 3 eyeglasses

What do you think? Are you bold enough to wear this style?

Top Eyewear Trends for 2013

It’s that time of year when our minds are focused on new beginnings, and while we have a pile of resolutions to get moving on, our biggest focus is watching the top eyewear trends for 2013! From retro floral designs and odd shapes to extreme cat eyes and oversized round lenses, this year’s hottest looks are about standing out and being your bold, bad self. Check out our top picks, inspired by this season’s runway themes.


Face a Face Reina 2 c.025 sunglasses
Face a Face Reina 2 c.499 sunglasses

A theme of nature ran throughout the spring runway shows at New York Fashion Week, from the daisies on Prada and Mulberry’s dresses and handbags to the pops of floral colors on Raf Simons’ first collection for Christian Dior. The inherently retro look is made fresh by the flowers that signal new life, like our favorite Face a Face Reina 2 sunglasses in two neutral shades. Both feature glossy black front rims, with the 025 accented by a silver bloom and white arms, and the 499 with gold.


Roger Linda eyeglasses
Roger Bola eyeglasses

Unconventional silhouettes are everywhere this season. From the catwalks of Fendi, Versace, and Marni and on the models for Prabal Gurung and Alberta Ferretti, 2013 is definitely not a year for the fashion timid. Let your freak flag fly and embrace the multi-faceted and multi-colored styles of the season from Roger Eyewear. Unlike anything you’ve seen before, Roger Linda eyeglasses have egg-shaped lenses surrounded by a gray and black rim, with an exaggerated arc in the center that helps give this look its unique appearance. Another great choice from the Dutch brand is a pair of Roger Bola eyeglasses, a two-toned rectangular style with a delightfully capricious shape.


Oliver Goldsmith Orbison sunglasses
Oliver Goldsmith Orbison sunglasses

A little bit of feline flair in your look can boost your confidence and style, thanks to its sensual shape that has its own brand of sex appeal. Models strutted their stuff at Erdem, Jason Wu, and Alice + Olivia’s spring shows wearing oversized cat-eye sunglasses in styles everywhere from sleek and classic to otherwordly and futuristic. We think Oliver Goldsmith Orbison sunglasses are a great choice for the exaggerated look, which also works well with the oddly shaped trend. It can be difficult to find frames that blend popular looks without becoming overwhelming, but the English designer does it expertly.


MYKITA Teiti sunglasses
Oliver Goldsmith Casper sunglasses

Louis Vuitton, Jil Sander, and Holly Fulton are just a few of the many designer who donned their models with round sunglasses for the spring. We’re not talking round-“ish” – this trend is all about making a statement. Perfectly circular silhouettes like a pair of MYKITA Teiti sunglasses do the trick, which let you see the world through rose-colored lenses all season long. Want to go even brighter? Oliver Goldsmith Casper sunglasses in Claret have a transparent frame that shines bright in the sun.

What are your favorite looks of the season? Let us know in the comments below!

The Majorelle Gardens of Marrakesh Give Face a Face Bold Inspiration

Majorelle GardensPhoto: Flickr

With such creative designer eyewear in its line-up, we were always curious where Face a Face got its inspiration for the shades and shapes we see season after season. Now we know! The brand has released two new styles inspired by the beautiful colors of the splendid Majorelle Gardens in Marrakesh, Morocco. Face a Face Madam sunglasses and Jodie eyeglasses both feature a “unique color [that] has a very special touch, being both very intense and soft, thanks to a slight tone of purple that gives the blue a tender and velvety aspect.”

Face a Face Madam sunglasses

This pair of Face a Face sunglasses in Madam has a bold silhouette, with a plastic rim that thickens along the brow line and flares in the corners for a vintage feel. The designer aimed for absolute femininity with this style, adding slender, glossy black arms with a slight curve and a silver dot embellishment to round out the look.

Face a Face Jodie eyeglasses

Face a Face eyeglasses in Jodie have a cat-eye shape with “ribbon of seduction” in purple along the brow line. The bottom rims feature a black and clear striped pattern, while the remainder of the frame is colored in the stunning Majorelle Garden purple.

These styles are perfect for the woman who likes to stand out, embracing art and color in her daily life. For more information on how to purchase these Marrakesh-inspired frames, please email or call 866-411-9428.

The French Brand Seen Around The World

You know how much we love Face a Face eyewear at Vizio Optic, thanks to its huge range of beautiful frames suitable for everyone’s tastes, but did you know that the brand is quite an international hit? Check out some coverage of the French designer from around the world, and then explore our vast selection to see why people from all over the globe are raving over Face a Face.

Face a Face eyeglasses

ENGLAND British journalist Clodagh Norton’s optical trends blog Eyestylist recently covered the Parisian designer’s Jodie frame (to purchase, please call 866-411-9428), a transparent cat-eye with a pastel pink and white top rim that adds a feminine elegance to the arched look.

Face a Face Tartan collection eyeglasses

AUSTRIA In the women’s magazine Wienerin, the Face a Face Tartan collection is a featured trend this season. The small range features six of the brand’s best selling styles in all their plaid-patterned glory. The red and black Scottish-style design will go great with any of your holiday outfits, too!

Face a Face Calas eyeglasses

BELGIUM Over in “Europe’s Capital,” Face a Face Calas eyeglasses are beautifully displayed on a model in Obos magazine. Also available in tortoise at, this style is oversized, with a thick plastic frame that contrasts well with those who have petite faces. Strong arms give this style a weighted look, great for ones who want to make a bold fashion statement.

Now that you see a few styles that are loved across the world, why not check out our selection of Face a Face eyeglasses for yourself? Let us know which ones are your favorite in the comments below!

Photos provided by Face a Face.

Transparent Glasses Do the Opposite of Blending In!

Are you looking for great retro eyeglasses with an upscale feel? It was actually Geoffrey Zakarian of Food Network fame who reminded us how amazing glasses with clear frames can be. Clear glasses offer great visibility paired with the comfort of a sturdy plastic body for eyeglasses wearers who aren’t in the market for a rimless style, but want their own features to get noticed first.

Transparent frames look great on almost everyone, but they reach their full potential on those with smaller features, blondes, and anyone who can wear retro glasses well. The only thing we’d caution is that people with pale complexions might want to try on clear glasses frames before buying because the lack of color can make very light skin look washed out.

Some of our favorite transparent glasses frames are:

Beausoleil 012-500 Eyeglasses

These lightweight transparent frames from Beausoleil, which are definitely hip and fun.

Lafont Theoreme glasses

The Lafont Theoreme glasses in color 001 from their Reedition collection, which is great for anyone who wants eyewear that looks and feels like mint condition vintage glasses.

Face a Face Allen glasses

And Face a Face Allen frames, which are transparent – but with a hint of yellow – and have a classic intellectual sophistication.

Aren’t they great? We’re not surprised that we’ve had a lot of customers asking for glasses with clear frames recently. We anticipate that transparent glasses frames are going to be one of the new must-have retro glasses frames this season.

Have you tried on a pair of glasses with clear frames? What did you think?

Vizio Optic Holiday Gift Guide: Ladies Sunglasses

Most people don’t know this, but even in the cool weather of winter, you still need to protect your eyes! Fresh snow can reflect the sun more strongly than you think, thus the holiday season is the perfect time to give your loved ones the gift of safety AND style! Here are our picks for designer sunglasses your mom, wife, sister, daughter, and best friend will love!

For your mom:

Face a Face Divas 3 sunglasses

Face a Face Divas 3 sunglasses help her look fashionable and fun, with a curvy rectangular silhouette in purple that flatters and gives her youthful flair. She’ll also stand out among the rest with the complementary white arms, embellished with the brand’s signature silver dot on each temple.

For your wife:

Beausoleil S753 sunglasses

Beausoleil S753 sunglasses are elegant and chic, letting your lady feel glamorous like a Tinseltown starlet. This semi-rimless style in tortoise would be ordinary, but its silver accent along the brow-line takes it up a fabulous notch and gives it that extra shine that will make her beautiful.

For your sister:

MYKITA Ornella sunglasses

Everyone wants to be the most fashionable family member, and with your discerning tastes, you and your sister can be the dream team of kindred style. MYKITA Ornella sunglasses are oversized and totally retro, with its large round frame that demands attention. The tortoise pattern and gradient brown lenses keep the rest of the look classic, beautifully pairing a bold fashion statement with a little subtlety.

For your daughter:

Ray Ban Junior Wayfarer sunglasses

Kids sunglasses are all about protection, but you might as well give her some style guidance, too! Ray Ban 9035s Junior Wayfarer sunglasses introduce her to a whole new world of cool, with its iconic style and bold color that will have her being the envy of the neighborhood.

For your best friend:

Oliver Goldsmith Lord sunglasses

You can’t go wrong with a pair of Oliver Goldsmith Lord sunglasses. A classic brand worn by the Hollywood elite in decades of yore, this style has a vintage-inspired look from the Sixties. It is in the Icons collection for good reason! This style has been popular ever since its debut, with a rectangular shape accented by flared corners and a two-toned Caramel Split design. Two silver dots accent the front corners and temples.

Vizio Optic Holiday Gift Guide: Ladies Eyeglasses

Not sure what to get the leading ladies in your life? Whether you’re buying for your mom, wife, sister, daughter, or friend, we’ve got you covered! (Look out for a men’s gift guide coming up soon!)

For your mom:

Kamuro Lare eyeglasses

Kamuro Lare eyeglasses have got the elegance and sophistication Mom will love, with beautiful details accenting the temples that will have her turning heads. The flattering oval lenses are encompassed in a matte rose titanium frame, with a pink and periwinkle floral design all along the temple. She’ll appreciate Lare’s beauty and chic style.

For your wife:

LINDBERG 7345 eyeglasses

Let her stand out and feel beautiful with LINDBERG 7345 glasses. She’ll be glowing in the light with its golden semi-rimless design. The rectangular lenses are flattering on just about anyone and she’ll love how this style brightens up her look.

For your sister:

Face a Face Cocco 3 eyeglasses

Be the sibling who gifts the coolest gifts and get her Face a Face Cocco 3 eyeglasses! The bright pink frame is eclipsed only by the red tortoise accents on the flared corners that give an unexpected textural look that is totally chic. Silver dots accent each side for a little delicate touch.

For your daughter:

Etnia Valyria kids eyeglasses

With the same great quality you’d expect from their line of adult eyewear, these Etnia Valyria glasses for kids are bright, durable, and pretty awesome. She’ll be able to express her cool personal style with the transparent purple frame, topped with a pop of lime green for an eclectic look that’ll make her the envy of all her friends.

For your friend:

MYKITA Elsa eyeglasses

If you’re a fan of Vizio Optic, you obviously have great judgement in selecting high-quality products 🙂 – and we suspect you have the same standards when it comes to friends, which is why you’ll both love MYKITA Elsa eyeglasses! This topaz frame has a beautiful flared silhouette that flatters a women’s best features and will make her feel confident and sexy.

Still stuck? Feel free to email us at and we’ll be happy to find a frame that suits her personal style!