It was Scott Catton?s father who opened the first two-for-one optical store in Ontario in 1989. It was called Wholesale Vision, and the glasses sold there were crafted at the lens-manufacturing facility onsite. The company may have changed its name to iVision in 2000, and it may have a new president?Scott?but it still offers two-for-one specs, perfect for those who misplace things or for for people like Superman, who need to completely change their identity in a hurry. iVision also still manufactures all of its lenses in-house. These lenses go on to fill regular frames as well as frames from designer brands such as Ray-Ban, Hugo Boss, Prada, and Gucci.
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.
Murtaza Janmohamed, a registered optician out of the College of Opticians in Ontario, utilizes more than 20 years of experience to lead a team of licensed optometrists, ophthalmologists, and physicians. As a fellow of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians, Murtaza specializes in fitting multifocal lenses and possesses oodles of knowledge in eyeglass and contact-lens products. The keen eyes at the eyewear shop also know how to accessorize head orbs with a vast variety of frames from brands including Gucci, Hugo Boss, Ray-Ban, and Serengeti, and are always ready to assist with suggestions and fittings of Groucho glasses. Crystalline Eyewear's guarantee of optical excellence includes promises such as 60-day guarantees on prescriptions, one-year warranties on frames, and free eyeglass adjustments whether or not the specs were purchased from the shop.