Tag Archives: vintage

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 […]


NEW VINTAGE PERSOLS

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With the temperatures climbing slowly but surely higher, we’re filled with the cautious optimism that only the first signs of spring can bring. In preparation for the warmer weather we’ve been adding to our impressive collection of new and vintage sunglasses. We’ve got quite a few contemporary pieces from Persol, but this past week shop […]


SAMANTHA

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  Wonderfully talented optician Samantha has the ability to make any customer who walks into our shop feel comfortable and supported as they make an investment in a new frame. This swan-y beauty has been endlessly helpful to me since I started working at Opticianado and in my decision to become an optician myself. I took […]


HOLIDAY GIFT CERTIFICATES!

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Do you have an eyewear enthusiast on your gift list this season? If so, treat them to an Opticianado gift certificate! We’ve got $100 gift certificates available for $75 until December 31st to help your special someone find the perfect pair of frames.* *Please note that one may redeem a maximum of 2 gift certificates […]


WHY YOU DON’T LOOK LIKE HARRY POTTER

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Round frames have become quite the hot commodity recently, and we’ve got a large selection of everything from true round to panto, as well as rounded square for those of you looking for a shape that’s a little more in the middle. Yet we find that a lot of people perusing our shop are hesitant […]


ARE THE EARLY 00s VINTAGE YET?

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I remember being a young teenager in the early 2000s, and some of the truly regrettable stylistic choices I made (rhinestones and low-rise jeans everywhere). So imagine the astonishment I feel looking around me and seeing the trends of that era slowly but surely creeping back into style. At least scrolling through Instagram. I don’t […]


NARCO EYEWEAR AESTHETIC

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If I’m not at the shop helping people choose a frame, there’s a fairly good chance that I’m sushi-rolled in blankets in front of my laptop binge watching one show or another. Especially with autumn now fully upon us and wetting my appetite for coziness. I’ve been hooked on Narcos since season 1, and this […]


BLOG TO: OPTICIANADO VOTED BEST EYEGLASSES STORE!

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We are thrilled to share with you that BlogTo has announced the best of what Toronto eyewear has to offer, with Opticianado topping the list at #1! With an array of options in both style and price point, we pride ourselves in not only helping your vision be the best it can be, but in […]


WE LOVE FRENCH EYEWEAR

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There’s an elusive je-ne-sais-quoi that has made French style and fashion a beacon of excellence for decades, and the same can be said of their eyewear. While there are plenty of neutrals to choose from that would fit the chic-est of any Parisian wardrobe, we also carry funky colours that are balanced out by clean, […]


NEW VINTAGE FRAMES!

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The Opticianado staff takes great pride in being able to offer our customers a unique inventory to choose from. While we offer a selection of fine, handcrafted brands from around the world, we are of course best known for our vintage frames that make up about 50% of what we have in the shop. Owner […]