The Eyewear Boutique helps patrons manage their face fashions with clarifying advice from a team of optical pros. Give orphaned lenses a home in new Gucci frames ($350), or let an onsite lab of lens-grinder elves construct new single-vision ($87) or progressive bifocal lenses ($252). A selection of upscale lens-huggers includes such recognizable monomonikers as Dior frames ($365) and Ray-Ban shade casings ($175). Polarized lenses for sunglasses ($175) also leap into the lab, where they are customized to prescriptions and released to a life of UV decimation within an average of two to four days.
Full service optical and optometrist available for examinations, glasses, contacts, repairs, emergencies. Friendly staff & comfortable atmosphere. Established in 2003, located in the business plaza at the corner of Kent St & Sowams Rd in Barrington
Providence Optical beautifies the shelves of its optical boutique with a wide selection of vintage and contemporary frames from hard-to-find local and overseas brands. After detecting the font-size inconsistencies on the optometrist's chart during an eye exam ($60), customers can peruse the vision center's collection of fashions from popular international designers including Bruno Chaussignand, Strada Del Sole, and Swissflex. The experienced staff at Providence Optical can work with customers to customize frames while thwarting attempts to make squinting fashionable.
Since graduating from the New England College of Optometry in 1981, Dr. Hendrick Krosschell's thirst for knowledge hasn't diminished. He has completed hundreds of hours of training in everything from clinical eye care to the treatment of ocular conditions. The training pays off at his eponymous clinic, where he and his staff schedule eye exams, contact-lens fittings, and other optometry services. Krosschell's office also has a large selection of frames from designers such as Kate Spade, Ted Baker, and Ralph Lauren.
Now in their 10th year of dueling instruction, U.S. Fencing Association–certified coaches Michael and Anne Olson invite local squires to apprentice under the blade at their 3,500-square-foot sword school. At Blackstone Valley Fencing Academy, students ranked amateur through Arthurian clash in a safe and controlled environment over the course of six weekly classes. Beginning swordspersons are required to take the intro to fencing class, while experienced participants can wield their choice of foil, épée, or slashing saber as they parry and riposte across the academy’s four regulation-length electric-fencing strips. Sessions are divided by age for jousters as young as 7, and you can check the class schedule here. Participants should wear an embroidered gambeson and burnished chain mail, or at least court shoes and comfortable long pants.
Everyone is treated like family at Duquette Family Eye Care. We provide professional, quality eye care to patients of all ages. Call to schedule an appointment and/or to see if we accept your medical insurance. Our office hours are Monday and Wednesday 8:30 - 6:00; Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 - 5:00; Friday 8:00 - 3:00.