Archive for 'KIDS!'

Filed under: Etnia Barcelona, KIDS!, Lafont, NEWS!

New Lafont and Etnia Kids Frames!!!

Written by on October 17th 2011
We just got in a new line of kids frames…designed in Spain!  Etnia Barcelona kids frames are so innovative with their vibrant colors and awesome textures.  What kid would fuss about wearing glasses with fun frames like these?

Below are some new additions to our Lafont family.  The classic shapes combined with funky patterns are bold without being overwhelming!   

Drop on in to Eye Spy Optical to see some more newcomers and stay tuned…tons of frames will be on their way in the next couple of months!!!
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Filed under: HEALTH!, KIDS!

Wednesdays with Dr. Brad Newton!

Written by on August 24th 2011
What a bummer, the Seafood Market across the street isn’t open yet :(  Oh, well…today is the perfect day for fishing and swimming and Dr. Newton is prepared with his fishing rod, swimming goggles, and a spectacular shirt to boot!
Here, at Eye Spy, we adore these swim goggles from Liberty Sport.  They have ultra-soft thermoplastic padding for a shockproof and watertight seal, and adjustable head strap and bridge.  Did we mention that they also come in super fun colors such as green, blue, and purple?   
Rock them wtih a pair of trivex, shatterproof lenses, and you are all set for a day of fun in the sun!!!
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Filed under: KIDS!, Lafont

Customer of the Week!

Written by on August 18th 2011
Our Customer of the week is Maxine!!!
Maxine looks super hip in her brand new Lafont frames.  The translucent magenta color is a refreshing hue that gives her a rosy glow.  The cat-eye shape is a modern twist of a vintage shape and we adore it on her! 
What makes this frame so great is its flexibility.  Even though it is an adult frame, it is suitable for a teenager with as much style as Maxine!
Don’t forget…now through September 30th, kids lenses are 50% off, when you purchase a complete pair with Super High Vision EX3 anti-reflective coating! EX3 anti-reflective coating is highly recommended for children because it is extremely scratch-resistant and even outperforms glass lenses. Come on in before the beginning of the school year and save!!!
Rock it, Maxine, you are our Customer of the Week!!!
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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Julbo, KIDS!

Customer of the Week!

Written by on August 7th 2011
Our Customer of the Week is Aspen!!!
Wow…6 year-old Aspen looks adorable in her new Julbo Frames!  She was visiting from Colorado when she stopped by Eye Spy and had to have these pink beauties.
Julbo frames are perfect for children because of their impact- and fall-resistant designs.  With all the fun colors to choose from…kids can’t resist putting them on =)
Now through September 30th, kids lenses are 50% off, when you purchase a complete pair with Super High Vision EX3 anti-reflective coating!  EX3 anti-reflective coating is highly recommended for children because it is extremely scratch-resistant and even outperforms glass lenses.  Come on in before the beginning of the school year and save!!!
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Filed under: KIDS!, NEWS!

Ray-Ban Wayfarers for your Lil’ ones!

Written by on June 22nd 2011
Hello, everyone…this is Patsy, the Specs Wrangler! I am so excited to be taking over the reigns from Mary, so here it goes….

Look at these sassy Ray-Bans Kid’s sunglasses we got in this morning! Protect your kids from harmful UV-A and UV-B in style.  Adorable…and functional. As we like to say, sunglasses are sunscreen for the eyes. For a sporty look, we also carry Julbo sunglasses for babies and kids :-)

Did you know that more light enters children’s eyes than adult’s eyes? As we age, the lens of our eye gets cloudy….which blocks out the light. So, it makes sense that kids have very clear lenses and all of the light passes through them and can do a lot of damage to the retina:-(  In addition, most kids spend a *ton* more time outside than adults.  By the time kids are 18 years old, they will have been exposed to 80% of their lifetime UV exposure! And while we are on the subject, it is also important to wear sunglasses when it is cloudy outside…because, as we all know, UV rays travel through clouds. 

This is why it is vital to have a pair of trusty kid’s sunglasses that your son or daughter loves and will wear all the time…..and s/he can be like mommy and daddy;-)

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Julbo, KIDS!

Customer of the Week!

Written by on June 14th 2011

Our Customer of the Week this week is KELVIN!!!!

Kelvin looks totally radical in his new Julbo Sunglass frame which offers tons of style AND UV protection for Kelvin’s eyes.

Congratulations, Kelvin, you’re our customer of the week!!!

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Filed under: KIDS!, Lafont

Lafont’s totally awesome webpage for kids!

Written by on October 14th 2010
If you’ve visited Eye Spy recently, you know that we’ve increased our selection of frames for kids. It all started when we fell head over heels for all of the new styles Lafont was creating for kids under 12 years old. We also saw a demand from our customers for more interesting and colorful kids frames.
Now, we are doing cartwheels all over the store because Lafont has created a web page where you can see several of the Lafont kids styles online! They also have coloring pages to download and games to play!

To check out the website click here!
To check out more styles for kids stop by Eye Spy and check out our kids display with frames by Lafont, ic! berlin and Italee!

When the Specs Therapist turned 12, she got a puppy. As Eye Spy turns 12, we’ll give you something almost as awesome. Stop by the store on Saturday, October 16th from 10-6 and celebrate with in-store specials, give-aways, and food and drink! We’ll not only be celebrating our anniversary, but also the awesome frames we have in stock, including new plastic Theos, cool metal Anne et Valentins, and limited edition Rapp frames! Turning 12 is soooooooo great!

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Filed under: KIDS!, Lafont

Apples, peaches, pears and plums Lafont’s kids frames are really Awesome!

Written by on May 21st 2010

If I had a jump rope, I would be 10 feet in the air with joy over these new Lafont kids frames! (aka Lafont pour les Enfants)

Our new stock of Lafonts arrived in a rainbow of colors and materials, with cool sizes and shapes for all kids to enjoy!


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Filed under: HEALTH!, Julbo, KIDS!

Don’t talk to strangers, wear your sunglasses, look both ways before crossing the street

Written by on April 24th 2010

The summer sun may not be here yet, but it is lurking right around the corner.

I know that many of us are looking forward to picnics by the lake, concerts in Millennium Park, and bike rides on a warm afternoon, that’s the joy of living in Chicago!

And, of course, many of you are preparing to stock up on sunscreen, yes?

But what about sunglasses?

According to a recent article in the Miami Herald, 78% of parents make sure their kids are wearing sunscreen (awesome!) but only 39% make sure their kids are wearing sunglasses (wha?!).

The eyes of children are extremely sensitive to the sun, making sufficient eyewear a necessity.

Check out the article here to learn more about the importance of sun protection for your child’s eyes.

At Eye Spy, we carry Julbo sunglasses for kids. Julbo‘s kids frames have shock-resistant lenses that offer 100% protection against UVA, B and C rays.

(Here’s the url for the article: )

And a reminder–for the whole month of April, Eye Spy is celebrating a GREEN SCENE. If you ride your bike or the CTA to Eye Spy, you get 10% off a pair of Rx specs. If you donate an old pair of glasses, you receive $25 off a new pair of Rx frames! So come on by and celebrate a greener earth with Eye Spy!


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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, KIDS!, Swissflex


Written by on January 10th 2010

Hooray! Our Customer of the Week this week is BILLY! Whoo!

This is Billy’s first pair of glasses and, wow, do they look cool! The best part about these Swissflex Kids frames is that Billy could choose the color and shape of the frame, it was like he was designing his own frame from scratch! That’s why so many kids love Swissflex frames!

Those glasses look good enough to eat! Chomp! Chomp!

Congratulations, Billy, your new Swissflex frames look awesome **and** you’re the Customer of the Week! Way to go!

Yes we did! It’s time for Eye Spy’s January Sale!!!! Whoo!!!

We have frames at 25% off, 50% off, and 75% off the original price! We also have some frames marked at $75!!!!! AND, we have a ton of Anne et Valentin frames and IC! Berlin frames that we received especially for the sale at 40% to 50% off their original prices…unbelievable.

We do this because we love you so much.


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