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Frame Yourself: Diamond Face Shapes

This week, we have another installment of Frame Yourself, a helpful guide to choosing the right style of designer eyeglasses or sunglasses for your face shape. Diamond-shaped faces have a narrow width to their forehead and jawline, with a wider mid-line that helps accentuate cheekbones.

Seen on celebs like Madonna, cat-eye frames are very flattering on faces with diamond silhouettes, because the upswept lines of this shape emphasizes the cheekbones. For a similar model of eyeglasses, try on a pair of MYKITA eyeglasses in the Elsa style, a modern version of the feline frame in a thin, transparent plastic. As with all MYKITA eyewear, Elsa features a screw-less hinge that eliminates any worry of the frame loosening or coming apart.

MYKITA Elsa eyeglasses

Stick to larger frames when shopping for eyewear as well, because smaller ones typically have a narrow eye line, making this part of your face look smaller than it is. We want to play up your features, not diminish them! Try on a pair of Ray Ban Wayfarer eyeglasses, the optical version of the brand’s most iconic frame. In this photo, Madonna dons a pair of geek-chic glasses that perfectly flatter her diamond-shaped face.


Ray Ban Wayfarer eyeglasses


Lastly, rimless eyeglasses are a great style for your face shape because they allow the cheekbones to shine. There is no rim to distract anyone from your wonderful features! One of the best known brands for this style of eyewear is LINDBERG. LINDBERG eyewear lets you customize the glasses’ shape, size, color, and more. You have total reign over the design!

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!

Get Ready for Summer With Mirrored Lens Sunglasses

If you’re gearing up for summer and looking for the perfect pair of aviator sunglasses, consider purchasing a pair with mirrored lenses. Not only do these shades offer the ultimate optical precision and protection, but the full mirror treatment gives you the utmost privacy, as it is virtually impossible to see your eyes from the other side.

Mosley Tribes Dorset mirror sunglasses

Mosley Tribes Dorset sunglasses are a great unisex pair. These designer sunglasses are butterfly shaped to flatter square faces, as its angles help balance out wider facial features. If you’re opting for these mirrored lenses, an anti-reflective treatment on the inner surface is recommended to reduce glare and provide the best sight.

CHANEL 4179 sunglasses are another great option. These frames feature a classic aviator shape, with flat metal arms that are embellished with the brand’s signature logo. The mirror layer on the lenses also helps to avoid scratches, such as when you clean them without a microfiber cloth.

Ray Ban Large Metal Aviator RB3025 mirror sunglasses


Another excellent choice is a pair of Ray Ban Large Metal Aviator 3025 sunglasses, just one of the many Ray Ban sunglasses that come with the mirrored treatment. The dark lenses help absorb light and reduce glare, which is best for those who plan on spending plenty of time outdoors this summer, especially those who are heading out on the water. Boaters, water sport enthusiasts and others planning on being near the water will benefit greatly from this treatment.

For more information on mirrored lens treatments, email us at

Top 3 ’80s Sunglasses for 2012

The 1980s were an interesting decade, to say the least. The runways were often decked out in vibrant colors and eye-popping patterns, and today’s designers are pulling inspiration from these retro trends. This season, go for some funky shades, like these top 3 80s sunglasses for 2012.

Ray Ban Original Wayfarer RB2140 sunglasses

We all know how legendary Ray Ban Wayfarer sunglasses are. From the big screen to your closet, these plastic shades are an extremely accessible accessory that has been seen just about everywhere. This spring, try out a bold color like orange, or turn heads with a funky pattern – or do both! Ray Ban Wayfarer 2140 sunglasses are an excellent mix of both trends.

ic! berlin dr. ihab sunglasses

These days, shutter shades conjure up images of Kanye West’s custom-made Alain Mikli sunglasses, a style that was seen everywhere after he brought it back into the limelight during his “Glow in the Dark” tour. While his name may be synonymous with this style now, they were seen in plenty of music videos back in the 80s. ic! berlin eyewear has recognized that the slats aren’t entirely practical, so they’ve upgraded with their Dr. Ihab sunglasses to include a snap-on shutter made of lightweight titanium, providing maximum style when and where you want it.

Face a Face Largo 1 sunglasses

Face a Face Largo 1 sunglasses do a great job blending the classic aviator style with the plastic look that was very popular in the 80s. This design is top-heavy, with a straight top line and a thick bridge – a great masculine look. Color 155 is an eye-catching blue with black temples and a solid silver hinge.

Add vintage flair to your style with round sunglasses

As seen in the latest fashion shows, retro eyewear is still the mode this season. Round sunglasses in particular are a great way to add a bit of vintage flair in your style, and Vizio Optic has plenty to choose from.

Ray Ban RB4141 Rounded Wayfarer sunglasses


One of the most popular styles is a pair of Ray Ban Rounded Wayfarer 4141 sunglasses, a twist on the original Ray Ban Wayfarer sunglasses style. The rounded version, which comes in Light Havana and Black, features circular lenses inside the iconic frame, with flared outer tips and silver accents in the corner. The brand’s signature embellishes the temples.

Face a Face Roses 3 sunglasses
For an ultra-feminine version of this look, there are Face a Face Roses 3 sunglasses. Drawing from the mod looks of the past, the large round lenses are locked into a glossy plastic frame with a recessed trim. The front rim is a beautiful shiny black, complemented by the stark white temples that slope into curved ear pieces. The voluptuous arms of Roses 3 are accented with one silver dot that subtly completes the statement frames.

Oliver Goldsmith Koko sunglasses

Those who are going for a more authentic look without the modern tweaks may like Oliver Goldsmith Koko sunglasses, a distinctly retro style. The thick, round rims and gray lenses are inspired by the oversized sunwear of the 1960s. Koko also features a laser-etched OG symbol in the lens corner, two silver circle accents on the temples, and straight paddle arm pieces that sit comfortably over the ears.

NEW ARRIVALS: Limited Edition Ray Ban Color Block Collection

In pop culture, the art of remaining relevant lies in the ability to constantly reinvent one’s self, something stars like Madonna and have done throughout their whole careers. In the fashion department, perhaps one of the most long-lasting accessories are Ray Ban Wayfarer sunglasses, which get a vintage-inspired update this season with the limited edition Color Block collection.

Ray Ban Wayfarer sunglasses

The face of the exclusive new line is Ray Ban RB2140 sunglasses, a multicolored grid-like pattern that takes its inspiration from De Stijl painter Piet Mondrian. With blue, red, yellow, orange and clear colors filling the grid, the stained glass-esque pattern looks absolutely stunning when the sunlight hits the frame, running through the translucent plastic and creating a truly illuminated look.

With the Mondrian look as a basis for inspiration, Ray Ban sunglasses reinvent the pattern over and over again with several color combinations. Seen above is the red and beige design (color 1083), which brings out the rose-colored strands in strawberry blonde hair. Brunettes may want to check out color 1086, which features a complementary brown and light-blue pattern.

Ray Ban Wayfarer sunglasses
For a more subtle way to look funky and chic, the varying shades of gray in color 1084 will do the trick.

Vizio Optic carries a vast selection of Ray Ban sunglasses, including limited edition styles not pictured on the website. Please email us at or call 866-411-9428 for more information on how you can own a pair of these exclusive Rare Prints sunglass frames.

Ray Ban sunglasses: Limited edition Ultra collection

Looking for last-minute ideas for your holiday gifts? Ray Ban sunglasses are an excellent choice for the family or friend with a fashionable sense of style. The brand has released its latest Limited Edition line just in time for you to finish up the last few loved ones on your list.

Ray Ban’s Limited Edition Ultra collection takes the Aviator and Caravan styles to a luxurious new level. Both models are made of titanium and plated with 18-karat yellow or white gold.

Ray Ban Ultra Aviator Sunglasses
Ray Ban Ultra Aviator sunglasses feature the classic aviator shape, with a double bridge and adjustable nose pads for the best fit. There are also plastic tortoise ear pieces for supreme comfort.

Ray Ban Ultra Caravan Sunglasses
Ray Ban Ultra Caravan sunglasses are similar to the previous style, but have a squared off lens shape for a more retro vibe. A thinner double bridge sets this model apart from the traditional aviator, and features an engraved Ray Ban logo on the frame’s temples.

Both pairs of sunglasses in the Ultra collection have P3 polarized lenses that are treated with anti-reflective and hydro-oleophobic coatings. The latter treatment essentially makes the lenses waterproof, so that you have optimal vision in various weather conditions.

Ray Ban glasses are a wonderful idea for gifts this holiday season. Not only are they a staple of the fashion elite’s wardrobe, but the Ultra line is a collector’s item that your friends and family will always love and enjoy.

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Fall/Winter Trend: Boyfriend Glasses

One of the most popular trends in eyewear this season for women is “boyfriend glasses.” It’s a retro geek-chic look that has been seen all along the fashion spectrum, from Chanel eyeglasses to Ray-Ban to many other brands.

This style is an ode to fashions of both the 1950s and 1980s – while the look was popularized for men in the fifties by singer Buddy Holly, the oversized frames came back in vogue in the decade of excess in a variety of styles. One of the trendiest models today is the Ray Ban Wayfarer, an optical version of the iconic sunglasses that skyrocketed to fame following their appearance in “Risky Business.”

Ray Ban Wayfarer eyeglasses

The Original Ray Ban Wayfarer is the exact optical counterpart to the famous sunglasses. The thick black frames are intelligent, chic and down-to-earth, and are a statement to your bold personality.

Chanel 3123 Eyeglasses

Another great model is the Chanel 3213, which are extra large frames with rounded lenses. These are thinner than the Ray Bans, offering an alternative for those who are looking for a more delicate and ladylike style. The logo on the temple features the famous CC logo in colored varnish.

Beausoleil 260 eyeglasses

Boyfriend glasses are a bit of a novelty, so it’s important to have a little fun with them. These Beausoleil 260 frames are the perfect style for the hipster who wants to make a big statement with big glasses. These oversized, double-bridged frames are an old-school style that gives a nod to the early eighties, making the perfect retro accessory for your wardrobe.

Spotlight on Ray Ban Wayfarer

There are people who become icons for their style. There are styles that become icons for their people. And then there are Ray Ban Wayfarers.

Tom Cruise was wearing them when he shimmied in his skivvies in “Risky Business.” Billy Joel donned them in concert. They were Michael Jackson’s shades of choice at the zenith of the “Thriller” era. And Don Henley made them symbols of all things hot, cool and unapproachable in “The Boys of Summer.”

Sunglasses weren’t always wardrobe essentials; they were once associated with weak eyes. If any one accessory can claim credit for turning a medical must into a fashion must-have, it’s the Ray Ban Wayfarer. Eclipsing decades of ephemeral fads, this emblematic style has now been rediscovered by a new generation.

Ray Ban Original Wayfarer 2140 C. 902 SunglassesRay Ban Original Wayfarer 2140 C. 902 Sunglasses

Rise of an icon

First sold in the early 1950s, the Ray Ban Wayfarer was a dramatic departure from familiar eyewear. Suddenly, plastic was in, and metal was out. Wayfarers found favor throughout the 1950s and 60s, but never did the design see a greater resurgence than in the 1980s. Featured in pop-culture classics like “The Breakfast Club” and “Miami Vice,” Wayfarers became symbolic of what it meant to be cool, imperturbable, skating on the fringe of mainstream society.

If it’s true that imitation is the best form of flattery, Wayfarer Sunglasses enjoyed heightened appeal based on the sheer numbers of similar looks flying off the shelves. Their design spawned an influx of lookalike styles sported by luminaries such as Andy Warhol, Jack Nicholson and Roy Orbison.

Ray Ban Original Wayfarer 2140 C. 1016 SunglassesRay Ban Original Wayfarer 2140 C. 1016 Sunglasses

Return of the inimitable

By the 1990s, new wrap-around sunglasses threatened to unseat Wayfarers from the eyewear throne. As it happened, it was the wrap-around that was marked for extinction; by the 2000s, Wayfarers were back.

“Antique” versions are the darlings of eBay, but the original design has also given way to many fashionable descendants. Unlike their predecessors, Wayfarers now come in more than one color and style, in keeping with the pace, tastes and preferences of a new age.

Ten years ago, it seemed that Wayfarer Sunglasses had passed their halcyon days. Today, nothing is further from the truth. Don Henley didn’t describe imitations in “The Boys of Summer.” Corey Hart didn’t wear fakes when he performed “Sunglasses at Night.” Neither song is new, but both are classics.

Ray Ban Wayfarers have always been star-makers. And like the icons they accessorize, their ageless style is anything but a has-been.

The Most Famous Sunglasses In The World – Ray Ban 3025 Aviator Sunglasses

Celebrities have expressed great interest in Ray Ban sunglasses over the years and in particular the Ray Ban 3025 sunglasses have been the most popular. Model 3025 is a classical and signature pair of Aviator Sunglasses. They have been extremely popular for celebrities to wear for years. It is likely that more celebrities have purchased and worn Ray Ban 3025 sunglasses than any other type of sunglasses in history.

Ray Ban 3025 Sunglasses

These sunglasses have even made appearances in movies by celebrities. Both male actors and female actresses wear these sunglasses because these aviators have unisex frames.

Here is a short list of celebrities who are known to have worn these Ray Ban 3025 sunglasses:

•    Tom Cruise in Top Gun
•    Russell Crowe in The Next Three Days
•    Bradley Cooper in The Hangover
•    Zak Efron in 17 Again
•    Nicholas Cage in Bangkok Dangerous
•    Kevin Spacey wears them in Casino Jack
•    Hugh Jackman in Real Steel
•    Will Forte in MacGruber
•    David Duchovny in The Joneses
•    Lamman Rucker in Why Did I Get Married Too?
•    Tom Cruise in Knight and Day
•    Aaron Stanford in How I Got Lost
•    Danny Glover in Shooter
•    Rob Lowe in the series Brothers and Sisters

In addition to this, female actresses have been spotted wearing these aviators in movie scenes too.

•    Sarah Jessica Parker wears them in Sex and the City 2
•    Julia Roberts wears them in Eat, Pray, Love

Musician Michael Jackson also wore Ray Ban 3025 Sunglasses to his announcement of his last shows in London and has been wearing them many times in the past too.

Ray Ban Sunglasses have been sighted all over Hollywood throughout history. Because they are comfortable and fashionable, these celebrities enjoyed wearing them and also influenced movie viewers. The lenses are also available in different tints. Some are tinted light and some are tinted dark, and each pair comes with its own case. Because of their comfort, style, and great features, these Ray Ban Sunglasses are forever in style and yet legendary. It is likely that they have been chosen and worn by more celebrities than any other pair of sunglasses throughout history.