Category Archives: the junction

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 […]


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. […]


FRESH FROM OLIVER PEOPLES

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With distinctive styles exquisitely handcrafted in Italy, Oliver Peoples has remained one of the most recognizable brand names in the industry for years. For the lover of classic eyewear, Oliver Peoples frames add a beautiful focal point to individual style with thoughtful detailing and an air of timelessness. We recently received a ton of new […]


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 […]


NEW JAPANESE-MADE FRAMES!

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In the last couple, of weeks, we’ve expanded our collection of contemporary eyewear to include a handful of pieces from handmade Japanese brand Ricestone. With a range of metals, combinations, and full acetate frames, they’ve got a little something for all tastes. Ricestone frames are a fantastic, lightweight option that perfectly on a shallow bridge.


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. […]


NOVEMBER SALE CONTINUES!

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Halfway through the month of November and there’s still plenty of time to come by the store and take advantage of our annual November sale! We’ve got sweet discounts from 10 – 50% off on a variety of new and vintage frames, so whether your tastes are funky or conservative there’s a treasure to be […]