This stylish soft cat-eye Burberry frame is this week’s frame of the week. It features a semi-transparent temple with Burberry’s designer logo. Stop in to see this frame and the rest of our Burberry collection today!
Burberry was founded by 21-year-old dressmaker Thomas Burberry in England in 1856 when he opened his first store in Basingstoke, England. Burberry soon made a name for itself in outerwear and a number of famous explorers, aviators, and winter athletes wore Burberry. Some explorers even used tents made by Burberry.
Burberry is known for its trench coats which were originally designed by Thomas Burberry for officers to use in World War I. After the war, trench coats became popular with civilians. In 1920, the iconic Burberry check was created and used as lining in their trench coats. Today, Burberry is known for its conservative style and sells clothing, accessories, eyewear, fragrances, and cosmetics.
To learn more about Burberry, visit their site: https://ca.burberry.com/
We are excited to offer a new product to our patients: Bausch + Lomb THERA-PEARL eye masks! These affordable eye masks are doctor-designed and use both hot and cold therapy to relieve dry eyes, styes, headaches, and allergy symptoms just to name a few! Come by to purchase your pair today!
This week’s frame of the week is this stylish, black unisex Lacoste frame with white accents on the temples. Come by to try on these frames and check out the rest of our Lacoste collection!
It was 1927 when René Lacoste made a batch of shirts with a mesh material which completely absorbed perspiration. Lacoste’s shirt allowed freedom of movement while remaining gracefully elegant. The shirt had redefined men’s sportswear, replacing the popular long-sleeved, starched, woven shirts. Because it had a collar, it looked equally as graceful and refined on the tennis court as it did under tennis blazers and sweaters.
Lacoste continued to work on his inventions and designs until shortly before he died in 1996 at the age of 92. Today, the legacy of this great man is a huge collection of sports and active wear for men, women, and children, as well as fragrance, eyewear, footwear, watches, and technical products for tennis and golf which all display the famous crocodile. Lacoste is a universal brand and appeals to a very wide range of fans. To own a piece of Lacoste is to truly own a piece of a legend!
To learn more about Lacoste go to:http://www.devanlay.fr/public/hr/History.aspx
This week’s frame of the week is Toni’s round, tortoise Ralph Lauren frame! If you look closely, you can also see the blue-blocking coating she has on her Hoya lenses. A blue-blocking coating helps protects the eyes from harmful blue light that is emitted from devices such as cell phones and laptops. Come in today to see our collection of Ralph Lauren sunglasses and frames!
Ralph Lauren was born in the Bronx, New York City, on October 14, 1939. In 1967, Lauren began designing men’s neckties, branded them under the name “Polo”, and sold them at large department stores like Bloomingdale’s. Lauren then expanded his designs to a full menswear line.
In 1970, he was awarded the Coty Award for his menswear designs. Following this, he released a line of women’s suits. In 1972, Lauren released a short-sleeve cotton shirt in 24 different colors. This design, marked with the Polo logo, became the brand’s signature look. Lauren widened his brand to include a luxury clothing line called Ralph Lauren Purple, a home-furnishing collection called Ralph Lauren Home, and a collection of fragrances. Lauren has also designed Olympic uniforms for Team USA.
Polo expanded rapidly in the 1980s and 1990s, opening boutiques across the United States and around the world.
To learn more about Ralph Lauren check out this link: http://www.biography.com/people/ralph-lauren-9374814#synopsis&awesm=~oBriV3AyzC2uN5
Did you know that 80% of what a child learns in school is presented to them visually? In order to reach their optimal potential in school, good vision is a necessity. Children that are having difficulty reading boards or books in class may need glasses or contact lenses. However, they can also have learning-related vision problems. For example, difficulty reading can be associated with eye function and how the brain processes visual information. Read more about learning-related vision problems here: http://www.allaboutvision.com/parents/learning.htm
Eye exams are an important part of making sure your child is ready for school. Children 19 and under are covered for annual eye exams with a valid health card. Call us today to book appointments for your children and enter to win a $40 gift card to Cineplex Movie Theatres! You will get one entry for every child that comes in for an eye exam before October 1. Read more about the importance of annual eye exams here: https://www.oakridgefamilyeyecare.ca/annual-comprehensive-eye-exams/
We are excited to welcome Ioulia to our team! Read more about her here.
This week’s frame of the week are these blue men’s Emporio Armani sunglasses. Come by to check out this and the rest of our Emporio Armani collection today!
Designer Giorgio Armani was born on July 11, 1934, in Piacenza, Italy. He has become one of the most popular names in fashion. He first launched his business empire in the mid-1970s, and it has grown substantially over the years. The Armani brand now includes makeup, housewares, books and hotels.
After completing his military service, Armani dropped out of university and went to work at La Rinascente, a famous Milan department store. He then joined the staff of Nino Cerruti as a designer. With the encouragement of his friend Sergio Galeotti, Armani started to do freelance design work for other companies as well.
Armani and Galeotti became business partners, founding Giorgio Armani S.p.A. in July 1975. The company’s first collection—a men’s clothing line—debuted that year. Armani launched a women’s collection the following year, which received a warm reception. His clothes were revolutionary at the time, introducing a more natural fit and using a subtle color palette.
To learn more about Armani check out this link: http://www.biography.com/people/giorgio-armani-9188652#early-designs
This week’s frame of the week is this stylish, semi-translucent women’s Superflex frame with eye-catching temples. Come by to try these frames on and check out the rest of our Superflex collection!
Although almost all of our frames are designer, we made sure that we have frames in a range of prices that will suit anyone’s budget. Superflex frames offer great value – they are high quality (so you still get a two year warranty) and come in a great selection of styles for men, women, and children.
To learn about Superflex, visit http://blog.westgroupe.com/brand/superflex/
This week’s frame of the week is this OGI kid’s metallic blue frame with ribbed temples! Come in today to see this and the rest of our OGI collection.
Ogi brand started simply with a hole in the market and one man’s desire to fill it. While running a Minneapolis retail optical shop, David Spencer felt a growing demand for small frames that were not only finely crafted but also affordable. With nothing more than a concept and a pad of paper, David began sketching out frames and shopping the idea around to every factory he could find. David launched Ogi’s first eyewear collection in 1997 with 15 unique styles in 5 colors. The first Ogi collection debuted at Vision Expo East in 1997 to a feeding frenzy of hungry buyers. David instantly found a niche for his small frames. As Ogi’s business continued to expand, so did the size of frames and the number of styles being released each year. “One of Ogi’s key philosophies from day one is a constant release of new products. Everyone is always looking for something new; Ogi never disappoints them.” Today, David’s philosophies of design continue to shine through with each new release. As the company moves forward so do David’s designs.
To learn more about OGI check out this link:https://ogieyewear.com/