Subscribing to one of Coco Chanel’s credos, “fashion is not something that exists in dresses only,” the ocular experts in charge of Eyestar Optical outfit their display racks with glasses that aren’t just functional, but also stylish. While available brands vary by location, many frames come from high-end designers such as Gucci, Prada, and Tom Ford, which can subtly complement elegant outfits or add dramatic flair to overall looks. In addition to boosting fashion cred, select locations offer eye exams to suss out any current or impending eye-related maladies, as well as contact-lens fittings for those uninterested in wearing glasses or welding together two monocles.
Midgate Optical's team of licensed opticians helps adults and children view the world with 20/20 clarity. They perform sight tests that re-calibrate prescriptions up to four years old, and assemble prescription eyeglasses with a variety of lens options and frames from brands such as Coach, Guess, and Versace. Those who prefer the au naturale look can opt for contacts, including Ciba Vision daily lenses. In Midgate Optical's display cases, visitors will also find Ray-Ban sunglasses that protect peepers against the sun's UV rays and stooge-like eye pokes.
I-Concept Optical's brand-new studio equips eyeballs with a wide range of designer frames from brands such as Dior, Toonich, and Prada. Friendly staff helps customers choose frames perfect for their facial shapes, while on-site optometrists fashion new glasses in as little as one hour. In addition to traditional eyewear and sunglasses, I-Concept keeps shelves stocked with contacts from brands such as Biofinity and Harmony, presenting patients with a full range of unobstructed peripheral and frontal vision, allowing for masterful parallel-parking jobs and mantelpieces full of I Spy championship trophies.
At Skeye Optical, those in need of glasses or a fresh disguise can peruse a wide range of stylish frames from high-end brands including Calvin Klein, Guess, Michael Kors, True Religion, Hugo Boss, and LaCoste. Knowledgeable staff members are on hand to steer patrons toward the right prescription and look.
Dedicated to outfitting eyes in fashionable specs, Como Lake Optical’s owner Jeff Steinkey has kept his display cases stocked with frames from chic brands such as Kio Yamato and O&X since selling his first pair of glasses 27 years ago. Jeff’s attentive crew of knowledgeable staff helps patrons seek out flattering eye embellishments while answering pressing questions about prescriptions. Como Lake Optical staff also conducts in-store sight testing to evaluate patrons’ abilities to read letters from a distance, recruiting the most eagle-eyed for a spot on their intramural distance-reading team.
At Rumi Optical, registered opticians evaluate vision and staff members help customers choose the eyewear that best fits their lifestyles and eye sockets. In addition to its own collection, the clinic carries eyeglasses and sunglasses by designers that include Burberry, D&G, Oakley, Ray-Ban, and Gucci. Fashionable frames can be fitted with single-vision or specialty lenses or ignored entirely in favour of contacts.