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Choosing the right sunglasses for your face shape

Summer 2017 is approaching, and I for one, can’t wait! I’m such a summer lover. The mere hint of a bit of sunshine is enough to put a smile on my face, and gives me a fab excuse to wear my lovely sunnies! I have a bit of a collection of sunglasses now. I think it is a hold over from when I wore prescription glasses before I had laser eye surgery about 12 years ago. I never used to be able to buy eyewear ‘off the shelf’, and couldn’t get the lovely designer frames that my friends had. Once I...

10 Tips For Buying Kids' Eyewear

By Liz DeFranco, ABOC, NCLC, with review and updates by master optician Mark Mattison-ShupnickLike This Page? Please Share!If you're a parent in search of the right pair of eyeglasses for your child, you probably know that walking into an optical store can be confusing. There is no shortage of children's eyeglass frames. The problem is: how do you figure out which ones: a) your child will be willing to wear; and b) will last longer than the ride home?To begin with, most children who need...

Cool Glasses for Cool Kids

It’s not just a business for Ben and Laura Harrison, founders and owners of Jonas Paul Eyewear in Grand Rapids. It’s personal. When their son, for whom the company is named, was born four years ago, it was discovered while they were still in the hospital that his sight was severely impaired.Laura says, “It was a normal pregnancy with no indication that there was anything out of the ordinary. The morning after the delivery, the pediatrician came to tell us that there was something just not...