Tag Archives: vintage

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 […]


EYEWEAR HOROSCOPES

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ARIES It’s important for the first sign of the zodiac to face the world with a frame that conveys their inner self-confidence. As a Mars-ruled fire sign, you are (disturbingly?) goal oriented and need a pair of glasses that is sleek and comfortable as it is risk-taking. The Lindberg Acetanium cat-eye or dark Strip frame, […]


STYLING STATEMENT SUNNIES

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With a focus on vintage pieces spanning decades from the 50s through to the late 90s, we’re proud to line our shelves with a thoughtfully curated collection of one-of-a-kind frames in all shapes, sizes and colours. While these pieces are no doubt intruiging, some may be intimidated and unsure of how to incorporate such unique […]


THOMAS ELLIS

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There’s a new face at Opticianado! We’re thrilled to welcome Thomas Ellis to our full-time staff. With 26 years of experience in the optical industry at Karir Eyewear, he has a wealth of knowledge that we’re certain will help the shop to grow in new and exciting ways. While choosing a frame can be an […]


DAD GLASSES

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There are a few phrases that we hear all the time at Opticianado: ‘I had these in eighth grade!’ ‘I look like Harry Potter!’ (you don’t.) …and one of our faves ‘I look like my dad’. Upon scrolling through Instagram, ‘dad’ trends seem to be all over the place. Slouchy jeans and t-shirts, baseball caps, […]


SUNGLASS SALE APPROACHING!

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Our annual sunglass sale is just around the corner, starting Thursday July 27th and ending August 30th. This year, we expanded our collection in some pretty amazing ways and have got drawers and drawers full of brand new vintage and contemporary sunglasses reduced from 10 – 50 % off! These one-of-a-kind treasures and more will […]


CANADIAN MADE FRAMES

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Happy 150 years of Canada to all! Here are some of our favourite Canadian-made frames! These Woodys are hand-crafted right here in Toronto! For a closer look at our Canadian frames, be sure to drop by the shop and chat with our opticians.


SOLSTICE WINDOW!

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It’s such a joy for us here at Opticianado to witness and be a part of the growth that’s happening in the Junction. Summer Solstice, which celebrates the first and longest days of summer, is also a perfect occasion to explore and experience all that the neighborhood has to offer with food, shopping, art, and […]


DO!’S LIVE MUSIC EVENT AT OPTICIANADO!

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At Opticianado, our love for music and the Junction community goes hand-in-hand with our passion for eyewear. We are therefore proud to host monthly live music events featuring a variety of rad Toronto musicians, and welcome everyone from existing clients to anyone spending a Sunday afternoon in our vibrant and ever-growing neighborhood. This month we […]


NICOLE!

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What attracted you to the optical industry?      I accidentally fell into it. I answered an ad for a receptionist at an optometrist’s office, and by the end of the first week I was pre-testing patients, and then by the end of my first year I had started to work in the lab edging […]