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If you didn’t already know, I’m originally from Cincinnati, OH. I’m VERY proud of my hometown. I’m a diehard local sports fan, foodie and overall lover of all things 513. Any chance I get to work together with a brand in general is exciting, but today I’m extremely excited to discuss my collaboration with Frameri, a Cincinnati-based eyewear company who’ve thrown their hats into the proverbial ring of affordable eyewear.

I’ve worn glasses and contacts since the 3rd grade, so I’m very familiar with a lot of the brands out there. Growing up, getting new glasses was always a once every couple of years thing for me. They were expensive, delicate, and took a good amount of time to be ready once I finally made the decision of which pair I wanted. Companies like Frameri have changed all of that. Handmade Italian frames delivered directly to your door at a very low cost ($99). You can give them your prescription and they create custom lens for you for an additional $50. The coolest part is that the lenses for the different styles of frame are interchangeable. For instance, with these frames, the Magellan in black, I could purchase the optical prescription lenses (as shown) but then also purchase a pair of tinted sunglass lenses that will also fit easily into the same frame. I just have to pop the lenses out and replace them with the other pair, therefore I have the option of wearing my same frame as a sunglass or an eyeglass without having to wait 30 minutes for my lenses to fade or having to carry around a second pair of glasses.

They have several different styles for men and women. No matter what shape your face is, there’s something for you. Their website offers a virtual try on, which I found to be one of the most accurate try-on’s I’d ever used.

It’s a beautiful opportunity to give yourself some options as a glasses-wearer. There’s no reason to be stricken to one pair of frames when you can get other options and colors for the same price as a new pair of shoes. I bet you have multiple shoe options, why not glasses??

Frameri’s customer service is fantastic. They’re a locally owned and operated business. Why not give them a try? After all, they were on Shark Tank and Mark Cuban loved them.

What are your thoughts on these frames??

Stay smiling, my friends!


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About the author

I'm Parker York Smith, a curious dude still very much figuring everything out. I hail from the Midwest but have been dwelling in Los Angeles for the last few years being a pretty stereotypical west coast transplant. I'm a fashion geek, I love to walk (a LOT) and I do my best to find the bright side. I'm extremely excited about this blog and hope that (with some hard work and luck) it turns into what I believe it can. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please get in touch with me via my social networks (which can be found in the sidebar) or email me at

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