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Laurrine McGowan, ABOC
Dr. Matthew Kent, OD, PA
Dr. Balamurali Ambati, MD
Mariana Springs, ABOC, NCLE
Katrina Boelsma, ABOC
Gigi Groff


Monday - Saturday
10am to 6pm

Sunday (Seasonal)
12pm to 5pm 



Dillon Optics: The Mystery Man


Every girl loves a little mystery and Dillon Optics provide both a hint of mystery and a dash of cool. Dillon Optics frames are outfitted with special lenses that include NIR technology that appeals to the geek in all of us. NIR technology is a polarized diffuse reflector that reduces internal reflections within the lens allowing for noticeably sharper clarity - we like to call it "HD vision". Not only is your vision crisper, you can't see your eyes through the lens, so the guys across the poker table and girls on the street won't know where you're looking. Add a little mystery to your look with Dillon Optics - and garner a little attention while you're at it.


Dillon Optics frames available at Armstrong-Root Opticians $240-270.


Ray Ban Juniors: That's Cool, Baby!

And you thought Robert Pattinson looked cute in his Ray Bans...

Everything looks cuter miniaturized and Ray Ban Juniors offers up both wayfarer and aviator style shades for the little ones in your life that are really mini and really cute! In a mini wayfarer or aviator, your little one will definitely be the coolest kid on the playground. Not to mention, it's never too early to start protecting their little eyes. You can't put a price on health...or this level of adorable. 


Ray Ban Juniors wayfarers and aviators available at Armstrong-Root Opticians $59-69.

*Thanks to our cool baby, Declan, for being such a great model. Can't tell you how nice it is to have such a cute specimen in the family tree.


The Perfect Pair: A Co-Ed Affair

  Here's one for the boys...The perfect pair this week for any male (or super cool female) is Porsche Design's P'8466 C and Porsche Design's Vintage Orfina Black Steel Chronograph Watch. The best of the best in sport frames, Porsche Design offers this full stainless steel frame in matte black with an olive lens and silver mirror. Not only is this frame durable and lightweight, it also looks hot no matter what you wear it with. Unlike most sport frames, you can pair this sunglass with something other than sweats and still look fashionable. Likewise, thirty years after it's inception, Porsche Design's timeless chronograph looks just as cool with gym shorts and a t-shirt as it does dressed up with a suit. Sporting this combination, the ladies on the trail won't be able to stop themselves from taking a second look.   


Porsche Design P'8466 C (and other colors) available at Armstrong-Root Opticians $420.

Porsche Design Original Orfina Black Steel Chronograph Watch designed by F.A. Porsche is available for purchase through Armstrong-Root Opticians (call for pricing).


Tom Ford: The Change-Up


We always talked about how fabulous Tom Ford's Nikita would look with clear lenses, but we didn't know it would look this good. We love Tom Ford's new ad campaign and how he gives new life to his frames with just the pop of a sun lens. As a sun or optical, the Nikita is hot and the model looks awesome with her red lips, matching nails and killer dress - do you think you could pull off this look?


Tom Ford, Nikita available as a sun or optical frame at Armstrong-Root Opticians.


The Perfect Pair: Cartier and Proenza Schouler


Cartier and Proenza Schouler offer instant staples for every woman's wardrobe. Cartier's Santos de Cartier aviator in gold with gorgeous wood temples paired with Proenza Schouler's instant hit, the PS1, is a perfect pair that will take you from the resort this winter to the city streets this summer. Cartier's Santos de Cartier, originally created for pioneer aviator, Santos Dumont, has the perfect amount of "Cartier" touch without overdoing it; casual or dressy you will always be set. A little Cartier is complimented by Proenza Schouler's perfect cream creation, the PS1, which is both beautiful and functional; with a top handle, removable shoulder strap, and several pockets to keep your new aviator handy, it's bound to become your new go-to bag.


Cartier, Santos de Cartier aviator sunglasses in gold with wood temples. Available through Armstrong-Root Opticians $1,690.

Proenza Schouler Large Leather PS1 available at Barney's New York and Bergdorf Goodman $1,995.


Get the Look: Barton Perreira Does Sophia Loren

When it comes to sex appeal, Sophia Loren is the ultimate. Even the nicest girls around wouldn't balk at a comparison to the one and only, Sophia. Channel her timeless and sexy look above with Barton Perreira's gorgeous Sexton frame. While we all aren't blessed with cheekbones (along with other assets) like those that are so famously "Sophia", the slight cat shape of Barton Perreira's frame gives any girl an uplift that is both flirty and sophisticated. The glossy black Sexton, pictured above, looks fabulous with an optical or sun lens and is obviously timeless. The Sexton is so close to Sophia's that we wonder if Patty Perreira had this iconic image in her mind as inspiration when she crafted this beautiful frame...and if she did, we can't blame her.


Barton Perreira, Sexton in Black (and several other colors) available at Armstrong-Root Opticians $325.