Holiday Gift Guide by MK Vision Center
The Holidays are here and it’s time to get in the spirit of giving!
Are you in the spirit, but don’t know what to give?
MK Vision Center has the answer.
Located at 107-29 71st Avenue in Forest Hills, the family-run optical store has been serving the Forest Hills Community for over 15 years. Their expert Optometrist gives eye exams by appointment, and the store offers the latest designer frames & sunglasses. MK Vision Center even has two custom brands that they call their own; Mott & Bayard and Suki Eyewear.
Now, I know what you’re thinking… how will I know which frames my friend, family member, or significant other will like and look good in?
MK Vision Center suggests bringing them in for a fun ‘frame fitting experience’. “Our experienced eyewear specialists take pride in finding the right frame for each customer,” said Kaleena Ma, Owner of MK Vision Center. “Face shape, eye color, and style preference are all important factors in finding the right frame,” said Ma. “Not only is the gift of new frames exciting, but the experience of helping your loved ones look and feel great is a memorable one,” Ma added.
When MK Vision reached out to the Forest Hills Gardens Blog to try on their newest designer and custom frames, we were excited to oblige… since we’re always in the spirit of rockin’ the latest eyewear styles.
Forest Hills Times Marketing Director, John, stopped by MK Vision Center to try on some of the latest Fall and Winter eyewear styles. When he arrived, he was greeted by Sam, an MK Style Specialist, who suggested a few frames for him to try on.
For the sake of this article, John modeled in these frames… and after some persuasion, so did Sam.
- DITA 18K Gold Ash
If you want style without compromising superior workmanship, DITA is a brand that you’ll love.
DITA frames are made the way old-world watchmakers assemble the finest timepieces. Utilizing modern materials and shapes, Dita’s designs distinguish themselves with quality, look and fit.
All designs are handmade in Japan and use only the highest quality materials: titanium, 18k gold, white gold and the finest Japanese acetates.
‘Solely for those who seek the highest quality and dare to wear them, Dita will always remain an eyewear brand that is highly sought after’ – DITA Eyewear.
2. Oliver Peoples
If you’re looking for timeless, intellectual pieces with bespoke detailing, or progressive, trendsetting fashion designs, Oliver Peoples is the brand for you.
The brand was born from the unique culture of Los Angeles, and elements of fashion, film, art, and music continue to inspire the product and vibe of the brand.
Through collaborations with actors, artists, and performers, Oliver Peoples has expressed its elegant, modern chic voice as a lifestyle brand
This Cafe and Frames Campaign is one example of their unique voice.
‘Oliver Peoples lens is crafted with the most innovative technologies and digitally optimized for advanced sharpness and clarity’ – Oliver Peoples
If you’re in the market for a sleek, super comfortable frame… Lindberg has the frame for you.
Constructed from the lightest, strongest, most flexible titanium metal and bearing the hallmark screw-less hinge design, Lindberg frames are the lightest, most comfortable eyewear you will find.
Over the past decade, the brand has moved into the luxury market, working with materials such as 18-carat gold, Argyle diamonds and buffalo horn.
Here’s s side not – Lindberg refuses to supply eyewear through behind the scenes channels or internet sellers. They choose instead to supply through trusted optical partners such as MK Vision.
4. Mott & Bayard
If you’re trying to find a sleek style that embodies NYC culture, Mott & Bayard delivers.
The brand was born from the cultural and stylistic dynamism of Lower Manhattan and captures the look and feel of SoHo and Chinatown.
Each pair of Mott & Bayard frames is made with high end acetate material, and features elevated nose pads for a more accurate, comfortable fit. This brand is also on the more affordable side.
‘Mott & Bayard Eyewear makes great-looking and better fitting glasses with the finest material on the market so that people can feel both confident and comfortable wearing them’ – Mott & Bayard
5. ic! berlin
If you fashion a modern, lightweight eyewear design, you’ll love the various styles of ic! Berlin.
The German brand combines the original, no-screw hinge with stainless steel, titanium, synthetic, and natural materials.
‘When you pick up an original, finely crafted piece of eyewear from any of our hand-designed collections, you’ll experience what eyewear can truly be: robust, feather-light unibody frames with no-screw hinges and subtle, clean lines.’ – ic! Berlin
If you love brand names and high fashion, and don’t care about the price tag, you’ll love what Chanel Frames has to offer.
‘Throughout the seasons, collections are constantly reimagined to complement the CHANEL wardrobe and express a woman’s style.’ – Chanel
Here’s another stunning pair of Chanel Frames. These sunglasses feature metal & calfskin, with a removable double hanging chain.
From contemporary to iconic styles, CHANEL designs continue to demonstrate the creativity of the CHANEL brand.
Gucci has been a household name for a long time, and that’s because the brand is constantly reinventing a modern approach to fashion.
Influential, innovative and progressive, Gucci is has also stayed true to using extremely high quality materials
‘Under the new vision of creative director Alessandro Michele, the brand has redefined luxury for the 21st century, further reinforcing its position as one of the world’s most desirable fashion houses.’ – Gucci
MK Vision Center takes all major insurances and FSA, so you can look good without breaking the bank.
You can also just walk in and try on frames. It’s fast, it’s easy, it’s convenient, and you’ll enjoy your experience.