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SUPER EYEWEAR

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This week in optical inspiration, we’re looking at the every day disguises of iconic 70s era superheros. First off, who other than Clark Kent? Isis here as her alter-ego Andrea Thomas in this ultra-wide metal aviator. That pin-straight hair makes this an unmistakably 70s look. You may think that only Diana Price could get away […]


LATEST GOODIES

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This week in new stock, we’ve got beauties in all shapes, sizes, and sun-protecting capabilities. From trendy ovals to slick double-bridges, Oliver Peoples, Paul Smith and Lindberg are sure to have your inspired for your next pair. We’ve got plenty more on the way, so be sure to check back and/or follow us on Instagram […]


MONOCLE INTERVIEW WITH JORDAN PAUL

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In this recent interview with Monocle magazine, shop owner Jordan Paul shares his insights, inspirations, and unique perspective on owning an optical shop. With an approach to eyewear that encapsulates both the style and technical aspects of the industry, Jordan’s passion for opticianry is evident in every shop detail and every pair of glasses we […]


NEW STOCK AT OPTICIANADO

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Lots of new goodies lining our shelves from both contemporary designers and unique vintage deadstock! From Victory, we’ve got sassy cat eyes and thick statement masculine shapes! Sweet metals like these are perfect for petite faces. And for the optical lover who loves to stand out, new shapes from Cazal Eyewear for a look that […]


AH LEE SEE AH

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What attracted you to the optical industry? It sort of happened by accident, honestly. I started at the shop when I first moved to Toronto and quickly found that I loved the team, shop environment, and working one-on-one with people as a stylist. My colleagues all (very strongly) encouraged me to pursue opticianry and since […]


ALL THE SHAPES OF THE RAINBOW

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Multi-coloured acetates are a fabulous example of the passion and artistry that goes into frame design. With no two exactly alike, these picks are the perfect inspiration for unique eyewear lovers and those looking to branch out as they expand their personal collection. LA Eyeworks is known for taking risks with their shapes and colours […]


EYE SPY AT THE 90th OSCARS

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Watching everyone walk the red carpet last night before the 90th Oscars, we couldn’t help but spot all the different styles of frames on famous faces! Here are some of our faves and their Opticianado equivalents, for those of you looking to incorporate some celebrity style into your next pair of glasses. So elegant yet […]


GROOVER SPECTACLES

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It’s always exciting for us to expand our inventory, but we are especially thrilled and proud to be the very first optical shop in North America to carry Groover Spectacles! Handcrafted in Japan with a beautiful sense of playfulness and artistry, each pair has thoughtful twists on classic shapes. The superior quality of materials is […]


PRIMARIES

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Primary colour-blocking is shaping up to be a major trend for 2018. A bright and unconventional take on going back to basics, eyewear in one of these 3 hues can offer just the right amount of pop to frame your face. Even if you normally wear a lot of neutral shades, a red, blue or […]


LOOKIN’ LIKE THE 60s

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With its big, bold, and colourful shapes, the 60s were a distinctive decade for fashion in their outright rejection of  50s traditional values, mirroring the changing social landscape of the time. Many designers still draw influences from this decade’s Mod aesthetics, and today so have we! Check out these groovy picks from myself and glamorous […]