Cathy and I have some vintage frames that we don’t wear but don’t want to part with either. Opticote just sent us their newest color samples and it gave us the idea of a way to spice up our vintage sunglass frames with new tints and lenses.
I have an old pair of cat eye pink Ellen Tracy sunglasses, I love the color and shape of the frame but the lenses are really boring plus I need an Rx these days so I picked an Opticote Flash Gradient Silver to replace these lenses. We chose Pastel I from the Chicago Collection for Cathy’s retro blue/aqua and white Renato Balestra sunglasses. This style is totally in now but the lenses were blah! Now they will be more vibrant.
As regular readers know, Cathy is a tree hugger and she wants to recycle anything and everything. She has an ancient pair of aviator style that make her look like Amelia Earhart but they will look a lot better with a Gold Mirror for some L.A. star power or the cooler Opticote Pastel II pictured here.
We had a lot of fun trying out the different colors and treatments with our old frames.
We think it would be a fun event for summer. Ask your optical customers to bring in their favorite pair of ophthalmic quality vintage glasses for a new look! The idea is not to forsake the sale of a second complete pair but to make an extra sale by bringing new life to something old. Ahh if only someone could do that to me…….