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Glasses For Mothers

We hope your Mother’s Day celebrations are happy ones whether you are already a mom or hope to become a mother, and/or have a special mother figure in your life. A mom is someone we can share our deepest thoughts with and go to for advice. She’s the one we want special recipes from and to give us a little praise for our achievements in life whether we’re 5 or 55.
Here’s our round-up of favorite glasses for mothers and women of all face shapes, skin colors and ages:


Sparkle and Shine

Zenni 233124 $12.95

Emerald Green is Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2013 and the outer edges of this frame sure do this hue justice! The look is translucent just like the emerald gemstone and this plastic, half-rim frame has a nice rectangular design that’s very fashionable. The added bonus detailing on the temple arms is perfect for today’s mom as it combines traditional floral elements with a contemporary, stylized design.


Oval Yet Square



Zenni 272825 $15.95


Sqoval anyone? Whatever you want to call the lens shape of this fashionable tortoiseshell frame, it tends to be super-flattering on a wide variety of face shapes and skin tones. There’s also no age limit as this contemporary look on a classic style of frame can equally suit a first-time mom or a great grandma.


Crystals and Flowers


Zenni 339228 $19.00


The centers of the beautifully-delicate flowers on the temple arms of this elegant, burgundy frame are sparkling, clear crystals. The frosted, translucent background of the sweeping floral pattern adds further sophistication and style appeal. Hopefully, mom will get a break and be able to wear this glamorous frame for an elegant night on the town.


The Perfect Pattern


Zenni 629825 $27.95

This new arrival tortoiseshell frame has an attractive, random pattern that’s season-spanning and stylish. The temple arms feature a triple cut-out design to add even more appeal to its geek chic, trendy styling. It’s available in bifocal and progressive prescriptions as well as single vision ones, so every mom can look her best.


Pretty in Purple


Zenni 737717 $12.95


Grandmothers as well as first-time moms tend to be flattered by this perfectly purple, acetate half-rim, fashion frame. Its color and medium size seem to adjust awesomely to a variety of eye colors, skin tones, face shapes and ages. There’s even a pretty silver accent at each temple for added glamor.


Lean and Green


Zenni 863624 $6.95


This is a compact, lightweight frame that’s ideal for Spring/Summer 2013. Available only in single vision prescriptions, the appealing green finish is metal alloy with hypoallergenic stainless steel at the temples. The nose pads help keep a busy mom’s glasses in place while the coated temple arm tips provide added comfort. At this amazing price, this is one must-have frame!


True and Blue

Zenni 222516 $15.95


With a gorgeous, deep blue front on this trendy half-rim frame, you also get dreamy lighter blues on white temple arms. All that fabulous blue and white adds up to one refreshingly- styled, contemporary frame to suit any mom, mom-to-be or grandma.  Really, this is the ideal Summer 2013 frame for women and moms of any age, as it flatters many faces while looking as fresh as a ocean breeze!


Open to Style

Zenni 629745 $29.95


This is a smokin’ look hot off the press! This frame offers great value as it will not only coordinate with a spring or summer wardrobe, but will transition nicely with fall and winter fashions. (Think slim-fitting, tailored coats!) The frame’s open temple design in eye-catching, ornamental metal will accent any mom’s unique style. The dark tortoiseshell pattern is artistically random for glamorous appeal and this new arrival frame is available in progressive or bifocal as well as single vision.

Saturday, May, 11 2013 by

Trendy 2013 Budget Women’s Eyewear Looks For Under $20

By now, it shouldn’t be a secret that awesome glasses can be had on even the strictest eye care budget. Not only that, it can be downright satisfying to find good quality, affordable eyewear that’s also trendy and stylish. Everyone loves a bargain and why pay more than you have to for eyeglasses that make you look good while helping you see better? Here’s our top Under $20 trendy glasses picks for women for 2013:

Zenni 268819


Here’s one fashionably fabulous frame that makes our heart skip a beat. The perfect shade of red and a trendy translucent look combine for a modern, medium- sized frame to punch up your wardrobe in any season. From accessorizing bright, warm weather hues to enlivening cold weather dark tones, this delicious red frame is just right as a trendy fashion accessory that you can wear anywhere. Try it on because you may be happily surprised. Many face shapes and skin tones are flattered by this frame!


Zenni 271516



We’re in love with this doubly cool frame that looks like it should cost a lot more than it does. The translucent front section is a cool pale blue just so right for Spring/Summer 2o13. It makes us think of refreshing ice in poolside drinks, but this trendy frame is also ideal for the office. Imagine wearing the Zenni 271516 with a lightweight blouse paired with business length dress shorts or a Summer suit. The arms of these glasses are cool in an arty way and are lightweight to provide well-fitting comfort. The arm pattern features contrasting warmer tones combined with blue and white to add up to one practical, wearable fashion accessory slash vision corrector!


Zenni  237823



This sophisticated, full rim frame is made of durable, two-toned plastic for a reliable “go to” pair of glasses. The transparent look is trending now and the clear center front combined with the translucent brown edges add such superb style at a very affordable price. Another plus of this Zenni 237823 fashion frame is that it tends to flatter a wide range of face shapes, skin tones and ages although it also works best on smaller faces.


Zenni    272825



Tortoiseshell is on the hot trends list for both Spring/Summer 2013 and Fall/Winter 2013. In Fashion Week in New York in February, tortoiseshell sunglasses were shown with soft grays and black in coat, pant and sweater combinations. One of Pantone’s trendy neutrals for Spring/Summer 2013 is a soft, pale, peachy-tan called “Linen” which can be worn with tortoiseshell eyewear for awesome updated looks for vacation styles or office wear. We like to accessorize tortoiseshell glasses with a big, stylish tote bag in leather or straw.



Zenni 555116



This hypoallergenic stainless steel frame is like a breath of fresh air and just as easy to wear. The trendy, rectangular style has an airy appeal plus adjustable, silicone nose pads to help prevent slipping. The half rim combined with the dark blue color makes these Zenni 555116 eyeglasses a great bargain to wear through all of the seasons. This frame looks super-flattering on many different face shapes, ages and skin colors.


Zenni 807116



What an affordable way to own the transparent eyewear trend — literally! This durable, plastic frame in cool, translucent blue offers a clean, refreshing style essence that’s ideal for the watery blues and minty greens seen in fashions for Spring/Summer 2013. Wearing this frame is a great way not only to stay on the transparent accessory trend, but also change up darker, heavier frames that you may have worn in the Winter. The short lens height and medium-narrow width bring the focus where it should be — to your eyes. Stay and look cool this Summer with this Zenni 807116 fashion frame!


Sunday, April, 21 2013 by

How To Make Eyewear-Themed Holiday Gift Baskets

Gift baskets can be fun to give and receive during the holidays. For something a little different, consider putting together eye-wear themed baskets for holiday presents for a wide range of people on your gift list. Here are a few quick ‘how to’ ideas:

For Your Loved One

Either take a sneak peek at your recipient’s prescription on the inside of his or her reading glasses and shop or your own for a fabulous pair, or instead, enclose a gift card for prescription eyewear or even non-prescription sunglasses. Place the gift card, glasses or sunglasses inside an awesome eyeglasses case. If you’re feeling crafty, you can sew, knit, crochet or quilt  the case yourself . Or purchase an eyeglasses case and just sew or glue on a thoughtful touch such an applique or button that features an animal, symbol or other motif of significance to your special recipient.

Applying his or her initials to a purchased glasses case in a favorite color is yet another way to personalize your eyewear gift. Once you have the eyeglasses case with the glasses or gift card inside, you can add this to a gel eye-soother mask and some favorite food treats and place them in an attractive container of your choice  Wrap this with cellophane  paper bunched at the top so you can add some ribbon. You may want to add a cute pun on the gift card such as “Eye love you.”

For Your Favorite Gardener

Take a trip to the garden center and you’re bound to find lots of awesome accessories any gardener would love such as books, seeds, gloves, tools and more. Think about your recipient’s personality and preferences though to personalize the gift as much as possible Safety goggles make a great gift for gardeners to help protect their eyes from ultra-violet rays as well as branches in the face or other possible hazards during pruning or other tasks.

Using an attractive plant container as the gift basket is a good idea, but you could also fill the pockets of a gardening apron with a bunch of thoughtful presents, including the gardening goggles. If it’s possible, you could give a seasonal plant along with the gift basket or apron, such as holly or a Christmas cactus.

For Workaholics

Computer glasses make a practical and thoughtful gift as they help eliminate the common effects of long hours spent working online such as headaches and irritated or red eyes. The discomfort is caused by the eyes having to work harder to focus. Add a gift card for computer glasses along with other soothing gifts such hot chocolate mix, cushioned slippers and other treats. For the gift container, a shallow basket that holds standard sized copy paper may work well.  

For Video Gamers

Online workers aren’t the only ones who can benefit by computer glasses. Video gamers who are staring at the screen for hours on end can also help avoid sore eyes and headaches by wearing them. For your favorite gamer, consider a cool style of computer glasses with yellow tinted lenses for extra contrast during game play.

At first, the color can be difficult to get used to, but many video game fans swear by yellow tinted computer glasses for eliminating eyestrain and making game images stand out on the screen. The glasses, or a gift card for the gamer to use to purchase them, along with a game and some holiday snacks make for a real treat.

For Snowboarders Or Skiers

Comfortable, anti-fogging skiing or snowboarding goggles are always going to be an appreciated gift by snow sports enthusiasts. Snow goggles do more than just keep out UV rays, as they protect the eyes from wind, flying ice particles and tree branches in the face. Look for goggles that can have the lenses changed as different lens colors are used for different light conditions such as bright, overcast or night. For the best all purpose skiing or snowboarding goggle lenses, orange is a good choice.



Tuesday, December, 18 2012 by