Archive for May 2015

Granville’s Pick: Uber Cool Shades

Granville’s Pick: Uber Cool Shades

granvillepick_300Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Today’s pick if from Granville, and its perfect for Memorial Day weekend celebrations, especially uber cool hispter Memorial Day weekend celebrations.

This week’s pick is a frame that Granville selected at the International Vision Expo back in February.

These uber cool frames are lightweight metal and feature a matte finish. Matte finishes are a super hot trend in eyewear right now, they offer a modern look in a classic shape.

Granville feels like “even hipsters have to have fun in the sun”!

We’re open this weekend, stop in and snag a pair before your Memorial Day celebrations!

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Why We Local: Apprenticeship Council Recognition

Why We Local: Apprenticeship Council Recognition

We thought we would take a moment to thank to Virginia Apprenticeship Council for their recognition earlier this year. We’ve been recognized for five years of commitment to the training and certification of apprentices, for working with the American Board of Opticianry to continually train and certify our talented opticians.

While we appreciate this recognition, we wanted to use the opportunity to reflect on why its so important to us to participate in programs like these.

We believe in giving back to our community by participating in and maintaining this program for new and existing employees to begin an apprenticeship to become licensed opticians.

We believe programs like this set our opticians a bar above the rest. Our opticians participate in rigorous course study and must pass required exams. They experience practical hands-on training in optical laboratories; learning to fabricate lenses properly, and are required to acquire a minimum number of work hours prior to being allowed to take the exam for licensure.

By employing licensed and trained opticians, we ensure your glasses are ordered and made correctly. Without our exceptionally trained and certified staff, you could end up paying for an inferior product that hasn’t been properly produced. There are many eyewear companies that hire only frame stylists, not certified opticians. That approach is not at the core of our mission.

We care deeply about our community, and creating a program like this locally allows us to ensure that jobs stay local in Alexandria. Our patients and customers will interact with properly trained professionals, and future generations will have the ability to participate in an apprenticeship program as a career path.

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Memorial Day Sunglasses

Memorial Day Sunglasses

Making your Memorial Day plans? They probably include some outdoor fun like BBQs, hiking, camping, water sports or beach time. You should be wearing sun protection during all these activities. Extended exposure to the sun’s UV rays has been linked to eye damage, including cataracts, macular degeneration, pingueculae and pterygia and photokeratitis that can cause temporary vision loss. It can also cause premature aging around your eye area!

That’s where we come in. We have a huge selection of sunglasses for men, women, teens and kids too! Sunglasses for the whole family! Come by and snag a pair before this long holiday weekend, so the only thing you have to worry about is how much fun you’re having.

We have sunglasses from these great brands:
Ray-Ban
Kate Spade
Prada
Bevel
Rudy Project
Coach
Zero G
Carrera
Face a Face
Bevel
Alexander Daas
And many more!

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Elizabeth’s Picks: Classic Prada Tortoise

Elizabeth’s Picks: Classic Prada Tortoise

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In this week’s edition of Elizabeth’s Picks – she shares a favorite classic frame, Prada’s tortoise shell frame with a slight cat eye.

 

This Prada frame is one of Elizabeth’s favorites for many reasons. Mainly because you just cannot go wrong with a classic tortoise shell frame. It is elegant, versatile, you can dress it up or dress it down and it looks fantastic paired with professional attire or a casual weekend look.

 

Elizabeth also loves this frame because the shape is soft, pretty and feminine. The cat eye shape of this frame is flattering on many face shapes and skin tones. Making it a go-to for everyday use.

 

Come try on this fabulous frame – Elizabeth is an expert at fitting frames for your face and she can help you pick out a fab pair of sunglasses that will partner perfectly with your new tortoise-shell glasses.

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Mother’s Day Giveaway WINNER

Mother’s Day Giveaway WINNER

Drum roll please!

Without further ado – we’d like to announce the winner of our Mother’s Day Giveaway. Winner takes home a FAB pair of Tory Burch sunglasses.

Please email us at myeye2eye@gmail.com to set up a time to pick up your brand new sunglasses!

And Happy Mother’s Day to all you Moms out there – you make the world go round!

WENDY BROWN MAINES – You are the WINNER of a pair of Tory Burch sunglasses.

 

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