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Optician’s Picks

This is Liz M – she is an Apprentice Optician.

“I chose this Scott Harris frame because it is very lightweight and comfortable. I barely feel them in my face. I love the shiny green front combined with the red temples. I feel it’s a good color combination for my skin and hair tones. Not only are they lightweight but they are sturdy and flexible. Scott Harris 568 in color 2 olive/poppy.

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Hailey, Optical Technician

Adin Thomas 426 by Europa Eyewear C2 Black Gold, 52 eye size

I chose this frame because I think they make me look sophisticated and professional but have a chic edginess to them. This frame also feels great and works well with my strong prescription.

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Time for our next Staff Frame Pick!

Here is Tammy, our Marketing consultant, and her frame of choice.

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“I chose this Cinzia frame, from Europa Eyewear, style 5084 for the blue tortoise color. I like the combination of the acetate with the metal and the blue tortoise color is very unique. It is a very classic, yet sophisticated style”. This frame is also available in 2 other colors.

Cinzia – style 5084, color C1, size 51

Great choice Tammy!

Meet Katie, one of our Pretest Technicians at our Woodman Drive office in Kettering. For our next Optician’s Pick, Katie is wearing the Glacee model, 6882, in the color Red.

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Katie’s says “I love my new Glacee frame! They add a fun pop of color to any outfit. They are a sturdy metal frame without being bulky or too heavy”.

You look great Katie, we think this is a great choice for her. If you are interested in this frame for yourself, please contact our office.

Time for our next Optician’s Picks!

Here is Stephanie, one of our Licensed Opticians, and her frame of choice.

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“I chose this Scott Harris, from Europa Eyewear, style 636 for the shape. I feel the shape compliments my facial features and I like that the neutral colors match just about everything I wear. This frame is lightweight and super comfortable and comes in great colors”.

Scott Harris – style 636, color C2, size 52

Great choice Stephanie!

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I have always been drawn to retro-style frames. I love the new Paradigm line from Kenmark Eyewear. My favorite style is the Paradigm 19-06 in rose gold. The color is so soft and the frame is very lightweight. It gives me the retro look I love with a modern twist on a classic style.

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Since I do have a long, thin face, I went with this rounded square frame. I knew I wanted something bigger than my last glasses which were smaller but I kept gravitating towards the oversize style. I knew I wanted some color to it also since it will complement and help me look put together no matter what I wear!

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A Student's Perspective - Landon

This month we will have a student's perspective for our Optician's Picks in honor of all our student patients going back to school this fall. Landon has chosen a Tommy Hilfiger model frame, TH1473.

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Manufacturer: Safilo
Size: 50/22
Color: matte brown. Also available matte black, matte blue, matte dark ruthenium

He says that he chose this frame because they are lightweight and he also likes the Tommy logo that is on the side.

Here is Betty's Top Frame Pick!

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Optician: Betty M.

Frame Pick: Motivate by Kensie

Color: Clear

Size: 51/16 and 53/16

What Betty says about the Motivate by Kensie…

“I chose the Motivate because of the clear color that allows more play with my wardrobe. I’m currently letting my hair go gray and it doesn’t look as stark with my hair and skin tone. The pop of color on the temples keeps the frame from completely disappearing. This frame is very comfortable and fits my bridge perfectly. It is available in two additional colors, brown and blue.”

Here is Jess' Top Frame Pick!

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Optician: Jess S.

Frame Pick: Fossil 6091

Color: Transparent black

Size: 53/16

What Jess says about the Fossil 6091...

“I love this frame for its chic, yet versatile, qualities. While technically categorized as being a man’s frame, this certainly could be worn by any woman. Many ladies on the market for a new set of frames don’t realize just how many options they have at their disposal. If she so chooses, a woman could opt for a man’s frame without issue, and many certainly do–the men’s section is one of my favorite places in the store to shop for frames to fit my specific tastes. The frame’s transparency is bold yet stylish, certainly meeting today’s current trends, and because of its neutral color, it could be worn confidently with almost any outfit and by any man or woman brave enough to sport a larger, more up-to-the-minute frame!”

Here is Alice’s Top Frame pick!

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Optician: Alice C.

Frame Pick: Zac Posen, style Irina

Color: Tortoise

Size: 53/17

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What Alice says about the Zac Posen Irina...

“I chose the Zac Posen style, Irina, because of it’s classic tortoise shell style with an eye catching gold accent across the top. It has an understated style that is modern, wearable and comfortable.”

Here is Jessica’s Top Frame Pick!

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Optician: Jess S.

Frame Pick: Wildflower, style name Flax

Color: Burgundy

Size: 52/16

Jess is Pittsburgh's senior optician and has been with VisionMakers for over 4 years.

What Jess says about the Flax Wildflower...

“I think the Wildflower Flax is a great frame option. Its trendy color along with flattering design makes this frame a very desirable option for most face shapes.

You get the best of both worlds; the advantage of a plastic frame for comfort and thin temples for an overall lightweight feel. The neutral color will match anything and also add a little fun to the frame. With its unique style, I think it is the perfect balance of comfort and class.”