Like designer dresses modeled on a runway, last year’s eyeglass frames are totally passé. Now, it’s time to take a fresh look at what’s new and chic in traditional eyewear for 2016. With frames going streamline, mainline, and bottom line, the stigma of being called “four eyes” is a thing of the past. So be bold, be brave, and find the look that expresses the inner you.

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Edward Beiner Purveyor Of Fine Eyewear

5817 Sunset Drive
South Miami, FL 33143
(305) 661-1205
www.edwardbeiner.com

This boutique, open since 1981, carries frames by Cartier and Dior. However, their signature eyeglasses designed by Edward Beiner ($195.00 to $1000.00) himself, may be just the look you desire. As a youngster, Beiner worked in his parent’s jewelry store in Brazil and grew to appreciate exceptional design and craftsmanship. Early on he recognized that glasses could be a fashion piece and not just a medical necessity. His “vintage-inspired eyewear with a contemporary twist” is all handmade.

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Hollywood Eyes

2011 Harrison St.
Hollywood, FL 33020
(954) 923-5367
www.hollywoodeyesflorida.com

Hollywood Eyes offers the latest in designer frames. If you’re looking for thin, light-weight eyeglasses, this is the place. The styles offered include Alain Mikli ($400.00 to $600.00), a Franco-American designer popular among European celebrities. They carry the unique Dragon Alliance ($179.00 to $259.00) brand whose line is aimed at eyeglass wearers passionate about action sports. And you’ll also find award winning Gold & Wood ($354.00 to $450.00) high-end frames, hand-crafted from precious materials.

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Elio’s Optical Vision Center

2320 W. Flagler St.
Miami, FL 33135
(305) 649-4011
www.eliosoptical.com

Founded thirty years ago in Miami, this eyewear destination not only cares about your eyesight, but offers frames to fit your lifestyle. Visit them on-line to view videos of what they offer. Whether its Dolce & Gabbana’s ($180.00 to $300.00) Almond Flowers Collection modeled in a visually stunning setting, Cartier ($800.00 to $3000.00) frames displayed to a throbbing hip-hop beat, or Dior Montaigne’s ($200.00 to $400.00) frame construction demo accompanied by a lilting piano concerto, you‘ll find many striking frames from which to choose.

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Premier Eye Center

7045 W. Broward Blvd.
Plantation, FL 33317
(954) 625-2388
www.premiereyedoctor.com

Premier Eye Center understands the eyeglasses you wear can influence how you are seen by others, and that choosing from countless styles may be overwhelming. Their staff will help you select from styles by Tiffany, Prada, Versace (all priced between $300.00 and $600.00), as well as other European and American designer eyewear in the latest fashions. With their assistance it won’t be hard to hone in on exactly the look you desire. Visit one of their three locations (including Boca Raton and West Palm Beach) to begin creating the new you.

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