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I thought I’d do a year end wrap up of our most popular frames for 2016.  2016 saw the resurgence of the round frame and I think we’ll see more of that in 2017.  We also saw more matte frames as well.  Though of course, classic frames likes aviators always do well.  So, in no particular order…

1.   Silhouette

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This is Kevin, our wacky optician.  He lives in these frames and you can just barely even see them on his face. These frames are so light you’ll hardly feel them on your face.  There’s a reason that half my family wears these.

2.  Ray Ban Aviators

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These classic suns will just never go out of style.

 

 

3.  Red Tomato

These are new kids frames that we just started carrying in 2016.  I noticed a patient of mine had them on and they were so cute and just had a great built up nose bridge for little ones.  They don’t smash on to the face the way Miraflex does.  They are very well made and come in cute colors.

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Red Tomato glasses on the bottom. An adult sized frame on top of the blocks for reference to judge how small these glasses can get!

4.  Tom Ford

We started carrying these back in 2015 and they have continued to gain in popularity.  I love the beautiful, neutral colors that complement any skin color.  Plus, James Bond wore them, so what’s not to love about Daniel Craig?

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5. Maui Jim

We live in Hawaii, so it’s no surprise that Maui Jim frames are some of our best sellers. Their polarized lenses are excellent.

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6.  Crocs

These are also new kid frames and they are just so cute and well made and come in a variety of fun colors.

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7.  Roberto Cavalli

For those of you who like bling, bling, these frames are for you!  I love that the sides are AMAZING, but they don’t look ostentations from the front.

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8.  Dragon Vantage

These frames are truly perfect for the Hawaii lifestyle.  It’s a FLOATABLE frame built for “aquatic action”.  The lenses are made of polycarbonate, so if your surfboard tips up when you’re catching a wave, your eyes are protected.  So, all you surfers our there who say you can’t wear sunglasses, these are perfect.

 

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9.  Zenka

One of my patients was actually wearing these frames and I complimented her on them and her friend happened to be the rep. I love them.  They are French and incredibly boutique.  If you want something different than what everyone else buys from Costco, Lenscrafters, then these are your frames.  These really awesome part about these frames is that you can buy these clips that attach to the front, to change up the look.

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And, here I am modeling three different clips that go on the clear frame.

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And, here’s Ronnie, my clinic manager, selfie-taker expert, who is teaching me what I need to do.  She had me cracking up!

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10.  Oakley

Another kind of no-brainer for Hawaii.  Well made, well-constructed.  Nothing more needs to be said.  They make specialty frames for each and every different kind of sport.  I love my hot pink ones for running.

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red aloha rupa sig

 
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Have you ever wondered what you would look like wearing new model frames you see online? If you are interested in Silhouette frames, well, you can after with Silhouette iMirror, you can experience how Silhouette eyewear would look on your face- anywhere and any time you like. Due to the advanced Augmented Reality video technology you are free to move around like you are in front of a real mirror, while wearing a pair of Silhouette frames, hence, the name “Silhouette iMirror.” If you are using a mobile device such as phone or tablet with a front facing camera, it is the perfect tool for this task.  There is a large selection of rimless and sunglass frames to choose from.  Sihouette frames are one of our most popular frames in our Optical shop.  Several of my relatives wear them and love their lightweight comfort.  My brother-in-law even told me that he settled in for an 18 hour flight and took a nap with his Silhouette glasses on and they were so light, when he woke up, he forgot he even had them on and wondered why he could see!

 

Here is how to use the app:

  1. You can find the app in your app store such as iTunes under Silhouette iMirror. Download the app.  It should be free.

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  1. Take a picture of your face.

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  1. Three labels with appear, match your right, left eye and ear with the crosses.

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  1. A default frame will appear, click change frame on the bottom of the screen

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  1. A board of frames will appear on the right side of the screen; from there you can select any frame you like to try on. Also on the side of the screen, there is a menu of colors and various lens shapes.

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After you are done trying on the different styles, you can save your picture in your album or share on social media.

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It’s the best way to preselect a frame before going to an optician to order them. As soon as you find the perfect Silhouette frame with the app, come on down to our optical and our opticians will  help you find the matching shape of the picture.

Pictures source: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/silhouette-imirror/id337239568?mt=8

 

 

 

 

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