Category Archives: design

LA EYE-CONS

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Known for their bold contemporary shapes and daring colours, LA Eyeworks remains one of our go-to brands for anyone looking to stand out. Every year we’re in awe of their new shapes and new iterations of classic looks. We’re lucky enough to also have a handful of iconic vintage LA Eyeworks frames, many of which […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


EYEWEAR TREND ALERT 2018: 90s FUTURISTIC VIBES

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Though often referred to as the worst decade for fashion, the 90’s revival has remained a pervasive trend over the last five years, with modern iterations of this decade’s looks visible on the runway every season. We may have barely made our way into the new year, but the trend forecast shows that 2018 is […]


NEW THIS WEEK AT OPTICIANADO

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Calling all eyewear enthusiasts and collectors everywhere! We are beyond excited to now have these extremely rare Bausch & Lomb Ray-Ban aviator frames in their original packaging at the shop. With fine details from the pre-Luxottica era of Ray-Ban, these make a beautiful pair ophthalmic glasses and a exude a timeless sense of good taste. […]


NEW FROM THE OPTICIANADO BRAND!

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While our inventory has been steadily expanding in the last few months, shop owner Jordan has also been hard at work on the Opticianado house line. Favourites such as the 002 are now available in brand new palette of gorgeous colours, meaning this classic boxy shape can now be worn with both subtlety and trendy […]


LA EYEWORKS TRUNK SHOW!

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Oh hello! If you’ve been hunting down the perfect colourful, bold, unique set of frames for your beautiful eyes, look no further than Opticianado this Saturday December 16th when we will have the entire collection from LA Eyeworks! Distinctive craftsmanship and a clever sense of colour combine to create looks that are eye-catching and iconic. […]