Saturday, October 23, 2010

Optical Illusion





Let me preface this by saying, I’ve worn glasses since High School and really have never had that much desire to get contacts or Lasik. I believe glasses are the ultimate accessory. They have the ability to walk between the worlds of jewelry and make up and have the potential to transform with minimal to no maintenance.

So, I’m ALWAYS on the look out for sweet frames and sweet deals. And I think I found both and more in this little place in Austin. It’s called Gene Rogers Optical, and they have vintage lenses falling off the walls. They are this tiny family owned and operated store, and a lot of their vintage glasses are actually left over stock from their store from earlier decades. Their selection is incredible and the owners are some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. I ended up getting two pairs for my birthday. And then a few days later I came back with two frames I had bought at a yard sale, and had them put lenses in them for me. They do that even! So legit. Almost worth moving to Austin for… Almost.

I just need to find one more excuse…

1 comment:

Noël said...

I thought any eyeglass place would put in lenses for glasses you bring in. James told me a while ago that many people do that with vintage designer frames.