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28 May 2021
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When it’s time for a different look, OCULA experts – like Roberta McIlraith – will ensure your eyewear is as fabulous as you are!

What are the trends coming through in frames?
The double-bridge is making a comeback! This sophisticated look has been in Europe for a couple of years now, and we’re just starting to get the buy-in in Christchurch. Finer metals are becoming more popular once again, with delicate detail and colour-infused metals, such as in our exclusive Lindberg range. Bold acetates still strike a chord with committed spectacle wearers and we just love finding a signature piece for a frame fan. The most exciting trend is… that there isn’t just one! For male clients it’s especially exciting to see the diversity from stunning one-cut titanium (Blackfin and Lindberg) to a heavy UK classic, Cutler & Gross – there are as many options as there are faces to fit!

Finding a new frame can be daunting, what is your advice?
Book a time with one of our OCULA frame stylists. Then, take a deep breath and let us guide you
through the process in our relaxed Merivale store. It’s helpful to know what you like, but if you don’t know, even better – it’s our job to walk you through the styles, shapes, colours, features and any functional requirements that best suit you. Be excited – this is a chance for change, and we won’t leave you disappointed!

How does frame styling work?
Frame styling is a complimentary service from our experienced frame stylists to clients both new and current. We start by getting to know your personal style, what your occupational and lifestyle needs are, alongside how your optical prescription fits within those requirements. We will also consider the shape and proportions of your face before trying on a selection of our quality frames sourced both locally and globally. Our frame stylists, who are also technically trained, will make sure there are no clunky Coke bottle glasses in sight!
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