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Frame Friday – FYSH 3607 – May 25th

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Wow, here we are again….another Friday.  But this isn’t any ordinary Friday, it’s the Friday before Memorial Day!  I am definitely looking forward to a long weekend.  It has been a busy couple of weeks.  Today’s frame is another FYSH frame.  I normally wouldn’t select a frame from a company I have highlighted so recently, but this is a brand new frame and I love it!  The picture doesn’t really do it justice.  It is the FYSH 3607.  It is available in three colors.  Rose Shimmer, Storm Shimmer, and Gold Shimmer.  It is a 53-16-140 so it should fit an assortment of face sizes and shapes.  One of the things I noticed immediately is how it appears to almost have a matte finish on in, yet also has a shimmer!  You get the best of both worlds.  Matte finish frames are very popular right now, but adding the touch of shimmer makes this frame very appealing.

FYSH 3607 Storm Shimmer
FYSH 3607 Storm Shimmer Photo Credit: Westgroupe

Another thing I really like about this frame is the actual shape.  Because it has a slight taper along the outer (temporal) side, it will flatter a lot more faces.  If you have really round or high cheekbones, it will help accent them.  If you have a rounder face in general, it will compliment it.

FYSH 3607 Gold Shimmer
FYSH 3607 Gold Shimmer Photo Credit: Westgroupe

I have said it before, but it’s worth saying.  FYSH make really nice frames.  They have great colors, the frames hold up well over time, and they fit a variety of faces, including larger heads like mine.  The collection is definetly worth looking at when you are in the market for a new frame.  You can find a FYSH retailer near you by clicking here.

Hope everyone has a wonderful, and safe, weekend / holiday for those in the USA! 🤓

Frame Friday – SW06E – May 18

Today’s Frame Friday is more about the package I’ve put together than it is about the frame itself.  As the weather is getting nicer, a lot of us start working on our projects or our  “to-do” lists. Maybe it’s keeping the yard nice or building a swing set.  Every day we put ourselves into situations where we could, potentially, harm our eyes.  A stick or stone could fly out and hit your eye, a piece of wood could fly out and embed itself into it.  So many things could happen, it is important to remember to wear the correct eyewear to protect ourselves.

My yard lighting changes drastically from the front yard to the back depending on what time of the day I am cutting.  Or the trees cause a lot more shade in some parts than others.  Because of this, wearing sunglasses just isn’t always feasible.  I almost ran over a family of baby bunnies one year and it traumatized me so I am constantly on the look out now for things in my yard.  My dogs also have a habit of leaving their toys outside so I sometimes have to stop and pick something up. Having a pair of safety glasses that adjusts to the lighting outside is helpful.

I paired the safey frame Uvex by Honeywell SW06E with the Transitions Vantage Lenses so I would still have the polarized feature when I was outside in the sun and then used a private anti-reflective coating our lab offers to keep the cost down a little since they are just safety glasses.  Depending on the work you’re going to be doing, you could even skip the anti-reflective coating and just do a good scratch resistant coating to give you a good two year warranty.

SW06E Safety Frame in Black/Yellow
SW06E Safety Frame in Black/Yellow

The nice think about the SW06E is that it fits a variety of face sizes, it has different size nosepads to help it fit better, and comes with a replaceable sweat / brow bar to help absorb the sweat when you’re working in warmer conditions.

SW06E Frame with the different nosepads.
SW06E Frame with the different nosepads. Photo Credit: Honeywell

The frame also comes in Orange / Black as well as an all black frame with smoke colored lenses already in it.  You can buy these frames just as they are and use them.  The frames are Z87.1 Frames which means they can be used in any area where OSHA requires safety eyewear to be worn.

SW06 in Orange Black
SW06 in Orange Black Photo Credit: Honeywell

Overall, these are a great pair of safety glasses to be worn and will last me for a few years.  As I mentioned, there are a few tweaks I could do to make them a little less expensive so a good optician will always help you find a pair of safety or sports glasses that will keep your eyes, and face, protected while also remembering to stay within your budget as best as they can.

Have a great weekend everyone! 🤓

Frame Friday – Lightec 7386L – May 11

I feel as if I neglect the men in the frames I feature on Frame Friday.  It is not intentional, let me assure you.  It’s probably because men’s frames aren’t….well dare I say it…..as much FUN!  For today’s frame, I’m featuring a Lightec frame.  It is the 7386L.  One of the nice things about this frame is the fact it is made of Stainless Steel.  Stainless Steel helps keep the weight down as well as being hypoallergenic.  While the frame may appear thin, it is also durable.  With a unique spring hinge and only two screws, used to insert the lenses, this frame is stylish and lightweight.

Morel 7386L Dark Grey
Morel 7386L Dark Grey Photo Credit: Morel Eyewear

The frame is thin.  So if someone is looking for a very thin frame, but they cannot do a semi rimless or rimless frame because of their prescription or just because of their preference in having a full frame.

The 7386L comes in three colors.  Black, Ruthenium, and Dark Grey.  The dark grey is nice if you want just a hint of a unique color while the other two are more traditional in color.

The other nice think about this frame is it comes in two sizes, the 55 and the 60mm.  A thin profile, sleek frame available up to 60mm (considered large) size is not common.

This is a frame definitely worth taking a look at.

Have a great weekend everyone! 🤓

Frame Friday – May Fourth – Seraphin Niles

It’s Friday!  Yay!  For all you Star Wars fans….its a holiday for you.  May the Fourth…..

I decided to go a little retro today in honor of May Fourth.  I figured I’d select a couple of  frame(s) that might possibly have been worn by someone the FIRST time they went to see Star Wars.

Seraphin Niles is a true retro frame, complete with NO nosepads, the bridge just sits directly on the bridge of your nose and CABLE TEMPLES! Now, as an optician, I’ll be the first to say I’m not always crazy about cable temples.  They can, sometimes, lose their shape and not be any better than an ill fitting frame.  Let’s face it though, this frame is just cute.

Seraphin Niles Frame Antique Gold with Cable Temples
Seraphin Niles Frame Antique Gold with Cable Temples Photo Credit: OGI Eyewear

It is available in Antique Gold and Antique Silver.

The second frame does a nice twist on the retro look.  It is the Seraphin Duval.  It comes in Antique Bronze and Black. Be aware the nosepads are metal so you would not want to leave them in a hot car (not that you should anyway) but with this pair, it is even more important.  You might just end up putting a nosepad brand mark on your nose!

Seraphin Duval Frame Antique Bronze
Seraphin Duval Frame Antique Bronze Photo Credit: OGI Eyewear

Have a GREAT weekend everyone! 🤓

Frame Friday – L.A.M.B. 046 – April 27

It’s Friday!  Spring is finally starting to show it’s face here in Kansas City and I found some fun frames to show you today.  I have selected three styles from Gwen Stefani’s L.A.M.B. collection.  All three frames look cute for everyday wear or you could easily customize it with a fun polarized lens and they make adorable sunglasses.

The L.A.M.B. collection is well made and hold up well,  I don’t have to do a lot of adjustments to them normally,  I don’t see patients coming back a lot to have them readjusted as well.

Gwen Stefani also has another collection called Gx which is just a little less expensive and still very much a reflection of her personality. It would be easy to find a frame you like in both collections! 🤓

Frame Friday – Kliik 540 – April 20

Hey everyone….today’s frame is from the petite collection.  I chose the Kliik 540.  It is available in 4 colors.  Tortoise Tribal, Black Tribal, Purple Tribal, and Grape Tribal.

Kliik does a great job designing beautiful frames for both men and women with a narrower face.  If you are someone who normally finds yourself shopping in the youth section for glasses, then you should definetly check out the Kliik collection. The styles vary from very sharp and sophisticated to some a little more whimsical.  The frames are very good quality and will look just as nice two years from now as they do today.  The colors stay vivid and they usually hold their shapes very well so you aren’t having to come in for multiple adjustments throughout the year.

I know I’ve talked about FYSH frames for the average to oversized (aka larger) heads like mine.  Kliik is distributed by the same company.   As the frame buyer, I try to remember I’m purchasing for a variety of people so I’m proud to say I have a large assortment of frames in both petite sizes as well as the larger sizes.

I did a BONUS frame today as well.  This frame just came into our office yesterday and I know it won’t be for everyone but it is so cute and so fun, I had to throw it into today’s Frame Friday.  It is the CK 18701S. It is available as a regular frame as well as a sunglasses. As an optician concerned about your eyes, I have to say I always recommend polarized lenses over non polarized for your sunglasses but I could help anyone customize the lenses to be safe for your eyes and still look amazing.

Happy Friday! 🤓

Frame Friday – Maui Jim Breezeway – April 13

Today’s Frame Friday frame is my Maui Jim Breezeway Sunglass.  This frame is stylish and fit’s well.  It is lightweight so I always enjoy wearing it on a warm day.

The frame I wear is the Rose Gold frame with the HCL Bronze bi-gradient lenses.  I used the MyMaui option to configure it how I wanted it.  The Rose Gold frame normally comes with the Maui Rose Gradient lens.  I almost always prefer the bi-gradient lens because then the lens is doing the “squinting” for me in the sunglight.

I like the frame because it’s comfortable to wear at any time but has a dressy look to it as well.

PaulaTheOptician with Maui Breezeway Frame
Wearing my Maui Jim Breezeway Frame

It is available in three colors, Rose Gold, like I’m wearing, Silver, and Gold.  To see it and any other Maui Jim sunglasses, visit their website.  MauiJim.com

Maui Jim BREEZEWAY Gold
Maui Jim Breezeway Gold

Have a great weekend everyone!

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