Fresh Spring Looks

Mar 21, 2013 by Renee Bachner 0

Taking a cue from some of this season’s hottest trends, Samantha reading glasses for women offers a little bit of everything…smart geeky looks, animal print details and the airy seductiveness of chiffon or for a more defined look try the sultry aura of dusty mauve. Whether you dress it up or stay casual, Samantha’s geeky styling offset with the...

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High Quality Reading Glasses Are Good For the Environment...

Feb 11, 2013 by Renee Bachner 0

Today’s out with the old in with the new attitude has spawned an influx of companies that are churning out trendy, low-priced products whose planned obsolescence comes not only at the expense of the buyer but our environment. Our driven consumerism panders to our more is better mentality. There are a slew of products available that promote quant...

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Rocker Cool Reading Glasses

Dec 22, 2012 by Renee Bachner 0

When I am 69, I hope I can “move like Jagger”. I watched him performing recently, strutting his iconic dance moves with the same energy as when I saw him in concert in 1975 at MSG. He maintains the same cool sexy rocker look in spite of his noticeably aged appearance. There are some other old rockers whose stage presence today proves that they a...

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Retro Readers - Bernie's Look

Aug 15, 2012 by Renee Bachner 0

A few years ago, Bernie, an accomplished attorney, walked into my store wearing a faded light blue t-shirt with the Allman Brother’s logo on it. He wanted to know if I could repair a broken nose guard on his favorite pair of readers, an original Rimway 10k gold plated frame. This was before the retro craze caught on. As I was talking to him, th...

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YOLO

Jul 25, 2012 by Renee Bachner 0

There’s an expression my kids use…”YOLO” which means you only live once. Its recent popularity comes from a hip-hop song. This acronym, in its unabbreviated version, has been around for years. But as of lately, its use has become the trend. I have met a lot of people who somehow manage to squeeze in YOLO time even with all their responsibilitie...

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How it all got started

Jun 29, 2012 by Renee Bachner 0

Having spent so much of my life taking care of others and seeing how age and illness had affected my parents, I couldn't help but think about my life and all the things I wanted to do.

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My Inspiration...

Jun 23, 2012 by Renee Bachner 0

Designing my own line of reading glasses is something I always wanted to do. At first, raising a family was a priority as was developing my optical store business. But when my father died and my mother developed Alzheimer’s, my own mortality became more of a reality. As a devoted caregiver, I often felt emotionally drained and physically exhaust...

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My Caregiver

Apr 10, 2012 by Renee Bachner 0

I sleep with a cellphone next to my bed. It’s on vibrate so when it rings it doesn’t wake anyone up. I have teenagers and I have my mom... who has Alzheimer’s. I used to get phone calls at all hours of the night about things that didn’t make sense. There were lots of phone calls one right after another. How could I not answer them, it was my mo...

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