Take it from me, Preview's resident half-blind mole—hunting down that perfect pair of frames is no easy task. I've been wearing specs since I was six, and with my current eye grades of 7.50-9.00 (I know, right), glasses are absolutely, positively necessary for me to function in daily life.
If they're just as necessary to you, know that there's no need to settle for unflattering eyewear. In my opinion, your glasses should be part of your overall style statement! Below, eight stylish eyeglass haunts and where to find them—you're welcome.
1. Eye Society
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What we love: It's the only boutique in the country that provides a complimentary Eye Makeover service, matching you and your specs based on your eye color, skin tone, lifestyle, and personality!
Carries brands like: Ray Ban, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Miu Miu, Theo
3/F (beside SMX Convention Center), SM Aura Premier Hall, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
2. Four Eyes
IMAGE Four Eyes
What we love: The first online optical shop in the country, Four Eyes has partnered with World Vision's Pair For A Pair movement, where for every pair of prescription glasses purchased, another will be given to visually handicapped child in need.
Order at foureyes.com.ph
3. Linda Farrow
What we love: Aside from the usual round or square shapes, at Linda Farrow you're sure to encounter something outrageous, too—Pegasus wing-shaped specs, anyone? Pineapple frames? They've got you.
UGF, The Shops at the Boulevard, City of Dreams Manila, Parañaque
What we love: Your glasses—no matter the how high the grade—will be ready to pick up in as early as 20 minutes. An actual miracle!
Carries brands like: John Dillinger, Graph Belle, Fuwa Celu, Puerta del Sol
Level 1, Shop 132, Estancia Mall, Meralco Avenue, Pasig
5. Ronnie & Joe
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What we love: Ronnie & Joe has exclusively partnered with Nikon to elevate customer experience, offering state of the art eye-examination rooms fully equipped with the latest innovation in Nikon technology.
Carries brands like: Cutler & Gross, Native Sons, Thom Browne, Karen Walker, Margiela
G/F Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Drive corner Estrella Street, Makati
6. Star Finder Optical
What we love: Expect fresh, quirky-cute eyewear styles and labels flown straight from Seoul, South Korea.
Carries brands like: SoYou, Tossi, R!, Fino, DOX Japan
Units A & B, # 31 Aguirre Avenue cor. P.Banzon Street., Phase 1 BF Homes, Parañaque
7. Sunnies Specs
What we love: You can get a complete eyewear package (lenses + frames + eye exam) for just P1999. Such a steal!
3/F, Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong
What we love: If you click on over to this online optical shop's website, you'll find not only a wide, insanely affordable range of shopping options, but an eye care blog as well!
Order at visio-rx.ph