Tag Archives: Sunwear

Filed under: HEALTH!, Oliver Goldsmith, Spectacular Sunglasses, Theo

Dr. Brad Speaks…

Written by on March 7th 2012

Spring has sprung and it’s time to start those outdoor projects, but don’t forget to wear your sunglasses!  Wearing sunglasses provides benefits beyond the obvious comfort and looking even cooler than you already are.  A good pair of sunglasses blocks 100% of the sun’s UV rays.  Why is this important?  The eyelids are the second most likely spot to get skin cancer and exposure to UV rays is a proven cause of skin cancer.  Pterygin, a non-malignant but vision threatening growth on the cornea, is another harmful effect of UV exposure.

But, wait…there’s more!

The acceleration of the onset of cataracts and macular degeneration are caused by the accumulated exposure of UV throughout your life.

So now you have all the excuses you need to get yourself a fantastic pair of sunglasses!


Dr. Brad

p.s. check out the beauties below


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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Mykita, Theo, Unique Frame Lines

Customers of the Week!!!

Written by on December 31st 2011

Ooooh, we can’t take our peepers off of Theodore and Peggy’s new glasses!  They came to visit us at Eye Spy all the  way from the west suburbs with the hope of some fantastic new frames…

Theodore specified that he ideally wanted a lightweight frame, but with a large lens area.  The Mykita Till was the perfect fit!!! They are super light due to the stainless steel material and the aviator style gives him tons of room to see.  He loved them so much that he also bought a sunglass version…the Mykita Clifford.

Peggy, on the other hand, had no clue what she was looking for.  Theodore saved the day by suggesting these beauties…and she was in love!  Theo Eyewitness SE is a flattering shape on Peggy showing off her pretty blue eyes.  The asymmetrical decor gives the frame individuality and fun!!!

Congrats, Theodore and Peggy, you are our Customers of the Week!!!



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Filed under: HEALTH!, Mykita

Wednesdays with Dr. Brad Newton!!!

Written by on October 28th 2011
Wow…this Mykita frame looks so retro on Brad!  The warm yellow hue as well as the softly curved shape are super flattering.  The glasses are big enough to give him a large viewing area, but do not overwhelm his face.  His button-down shirt is awesome as usual with its western style embroidery. The turquoise bolo tie stands out against the neutral colors of Brad’s outfit…although the newly grown mustache is what completes the look!
Did you know that even when it gets cold and gray outside this winter, you will still need sunglasses to protect your eyes?  UV rays from the sun are always there…and can cause early development of cataracts and a host of other vision-hampering problems.  Sunglasses protect you from wind exposure, which is a must in Chicago!  
Check out the awesome photoshoot in Z Magazine (Switzerland Edition)…the model is wearing Mykita frames.  Stop in at Eye Spy to see them in person!!!
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Filed under: Anne et Valentin, CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Lafont

Customer of the Week!!!

Written by on September 18th 2011
Our Customer of the Week is Lisabeth!

Even thought it was raining, these Anne et Valentin frames sure brightened our day!  Lisabeth looks so happy wearing this flattering cat-eye lens shape.  You can’t beat the teal hue and unique drop temple (when the temples start lower on the frame).

Lisabeth also looks hip, but classy in her leopard-print Lafont sunglasses.  Leopard-print is a huge trend on the runways this fall!  The frame shape is timeless and can be worn for years to come. 

Congrats, Lisabeth, you are our Customer of the Week!!!

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Filed under: Anne et Valentin, HEALTH!

Wednesday with Dr. Brad Newton!!!

Written by on August 4th 2011
It’s that time of week again and Dr. Newton never ceases to amaze us.  Although his shirt is more subdued than usual, the patterns are far from average.  We love how his Anne et Valentin frames match perfectly! 
Don’t forget that the August Sunglass Sale is in effect! For the entire month of August our sunglasses are on sale from 10%-50% off! We also have select eyeglasses on sale…come on in and get that frame you’ve been dreaming of!!!
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Filed under: Anne et Valentin, CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!

Customer of the Week!

Written by on July 26th 2011
Our Customer of the Week is ALEXANDRA!
It was love at first sight when we saw these Anne et Valentin frames on Alexandra.  The bold red color compliments her complexion while the blue highlights bring out her pretty eyes.  We love the subtle angles, they keep us interested without taking away the focus from Alexandra.
Anne et Valentin is a frame line out of the Southern France known for mixing fun colors and shapes.  Come visit us and also check out their beautiful sunglasses during our SUNGLASS SALE
It’s finally here! The August Sunglass Sale is in effect! For the entire month of August most of our sunglasses are on sale from 10%-50% off! Come on in and get that frame you’ve been dreaming of!!!
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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Lafont

Customer of the Week!

Written by on June 28th 2011
Our Customer of the Week is DANA!!!

We love the chocolate brown Lafont frames on Dana, the pink accents really make them pop!  This pair is sophisticated with angles that give them a modern twist. They are made of titanium which makes them super strong with half of the weight.

Lafont’s fabulous mix of colors and patterns can also be seen in Dana’s second pair.  The sunglasses get Dana ready for a summer of great Chicago weather (fingers crossed), and really give her a glow!  These lenses are polarized to help eliminate glare and give Dana a clearer view of her surroundings.

Congrats DANA, you are our Customer of the Week!!!

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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: NEWS!, Persol, Super

New Sunglasses have Arrived!!!!!

Written by on April 5th 2011

We are SUPER excited for our new SUNGLASSES!

Hello, Sunshine!
We are welcoming to the store, for the first time, RETROSUPERFUTURE Sunglasses!
And, it’s good to have an old friend back in the shop. Say Hello to PERSOL!
Hooray for sunshine! (Now, if we can only get the temp to go above 40.)
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Filed under: Mykita, NEWS!

Hooray, new limited edition Mykita frames have arrived!!!

Written by on January 28th 2011


It’s our favorite time of the year: THE JANUARY SALE AT EYE SPY!
This year, we went all out with selected Anne et Valentin and Lafont frames at 50% off, tons of other frames at 25% off and 15% off AND Frost frames for $75!!!!!
Stop by and find an awesome new frame that you can brag about to all your friends!

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