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  • Do you buy old frames and glasses?
    Yes, but we only purchase frames or sunglasses that are "new old stock," not used vintage. "New old stock" means it's authentic vintage but hasn't been sold at retail yet. You are the first owner. We only sell new old stock.
  • Where do you find all these frames?
    We find them all over the world, and now, sometimes they find us.
  • How do I know if my prescription will fit into the frames I want to buy?
    Please email us a copy of your prescription for our review. We have a 30-day return period on frames.
  • How do you know it's vintage?
    We look at the style, design, manufacturer, frame material, packing material, and country of origin to determine the frame's age.
  • What does "board-certified optician" mean?
    I completed additional training and testing so I can fit and dispense soft contact lenses as well. I do not offer this service just yet, however.
  • What makes you sustainable?
    We support sustainable opticianry in several ways: 1. We encourage patients to re-use their old frames, if they'd like, rather than buy a brand-new one. 2. We sell new old stock vintage frames, which means you're choosing a frame that has already been manufactured and is in circulation. It does not need to be produced again. 3. We sell a line of frames from a local frame company, Eye Q Eyewear, who is right here in Tampa Bay. That means less shipping! 4. We offer Karun Eyewear, which is a small, independent frame company in Patagonia who make their frames out of recycled fishing nets and recycled metals trash-picked from their shorelines. 5. We partner with a locally-owned, small, independent lab here in Tampa Bay to make our lenses. Again, less shipping! 6. We donate used glasses to The Lion's Club. They match the existing prescriptions to people in need of eyewear.
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