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Envision Optometry provides complete eye exams, contact lenses, eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses at our downtown Boston location in the Financial District. Optometrist Dr. Tricia Rose and her staff would love to help you choose your next pair of frames! We have fashion eyewear from great designers and take most insurance plans. 

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The Envision blog was created to connect our optometry practice with the Boston Financial District community. Please stop by to meet some of your neighbors, get updates on new eyewear, and other information about Envision Optometry.

Fall Fashion Week

Tricia Rose

New York Fashion week has inspired us to pair hot new frame designs with runway fashion. Check out our picks below!

Calvin Klein 2017 NYC Fashion Week, matched with frame Dorian in Crystal by Barton Perreira.

Calvin Klein 2017 NYC Fashion Week, matched with frame Dorian in Crystal by Barton Perreira.

Our frame selection for this urban posh look, is a hip and trendy crystal acetate cat-eye from Barton Perreira. The unique frame pairs beautifully with the pop of white throughout this chic look from Calvin Klein.

  Tom Ford 2017 NYC Fashion Week, Frame by Claire Goldsmith - Irwin in Tokyo Tortoise

  Tom Ford 2017 NYC Fashion Week, Frame by Claire Goldsmith - Irwin in Tokyo Tortoise

We feel this vibrant, yet classic tortoiseshell frame by Claire Goldsmith is a perfect compliment to her pink and blush hues. The daring cat-eyed shape in a thick acetate ties in perfectly with the contrasting tones, all while maintaining a contemporary and feminine look.

Calvin Klein 2017 NYC Fashion Week, Frame by Cutler and Gross - 1213 in Dark Tortoise.

Calvin Klein 2017 NYC Fashion Week, Frame by Cutler and Gross - 1213 in Dark Tortoise.

This retro inspired attire is best complimented with Cutler and Gross's combination of acetate and titanium. We love the bold styling and clean lines of this frame paired with this edgy men's look.

Ralph Lauren 2017 NYC Fashion week, Frame by Barton Perreira- Shulman in Black.

Ralph Lauren 2017 NYC Fashion week, Frame by Barton Perreira- Shulman in Black.

Ralph Lauren's checkered ensemble is requiring a strong, yet simplistic piece to complete the look. We have selected this modern revival of a classic shape by Barton Perreira that uses a combination of clear and black acetate to tie everything in from head to toe.

MEET VISIONARY, ELISHA DANIELS

Tricia Rose

Fashion Designer, Stylist, Author, Breast Cancer Survivor and Advocate

Visionary Portrait by Kerry Brett

Visionary Portrait by Kerry Brett

elishadaniels

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT YOUR COMMUNITY?

I love this community for being a big city but feeling very much like a small town.  A single person can execute change in others’ lives & help people.  People want to help each other & make a difference in the world.  One person with the help of a few friends can tackle a problem & administer change in the community.

HOW DO YOU HOPE TO EFFECT POSITIVE CHANGE IN OUR COMMUNITY?

I have been privileged to effect positive change in the community through various charitable ventures I've participated in. The project closest to my heart is my work with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. I am an 11-year breast cancer survivor & I credit my survival to the amazing research being provided by BCRF to medical researchers all over the world, but most importantly for me here in the Boston area.

WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

As a fashion designer & stylist I am inspired by beautifully dressed, creative people, but mostly I'm inspired by courageous people who see a need in the community & are not afraid to try to make a difference.  Dr. Tricia Rose is the best example of that in this community.  It is very easy to talk about making a difference but to actually put a plan into place & execute it for change is inspiring.

ENVISION BOSTON GIVING : JAMIE BISSONETTE

Karen Hite

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT YOUR COMMUNITY?

I love Boston because it’s both a small town and a big city; you don’t lose the sense of neighborhood.Here people know their postmen and know the people who work in their shops and restaurants.

HOW DO YOU HOPE TO EFFECT POSITIVE CHANGE IN OUR COMMUNITY?

I add positivity through P-M-A — Positive Mental Attitude. You reap what you sow. It’s about creating a sense of family and community. My staff gets together regularly to donate for a soup kitchen, but it’s also what happens daily and nightly in the actual restaurants. We create a sense of family in how we run our restaurants and that’s very important to me.

WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

I’m inspired by diversity and travel. That’s why I was excited to open this restaurant in Central Square. It’s such a mismatch of cultures. There are so many different styles of restaurants around here and each one is populated by people from think tanks, Harvard, MIT, and a vast array of cultures. Here, when you walk in, you can’t tell what kinds of people come here—who they are, where they come from and what they do. It’s truly all walks of life. That multi-cultural aspect really inspires me.

WHAT GIVES YOU HOPE?

Civilization and people have always been evolving. It’s human nature to learn from our mistakes and even when we think we’re going backward, we’re not. It’s not possible.

First several clinics have been full of surprises!

Tricia Rose

Washington Irving Middle School students are enjoying their new eyewear!

We have now had several weeks at this school in Roslindale and it's been delightful to work with these students!  The first thing I want to share is how well behaved, patient, and appreciative the children are before and during the clinics.  Throughout the testing process they are compliant and focus well on the tasks at hand.  When it comes time to select eyewear, if needed, their personalities really shine.  Some are shy and prefer one of my team members to lead the process. Others enjoy trying on various frames and are very quick to mention a favorite color or style.  The delivery of new eyewear also occurs throughout the clinics and that is a very anticipated and special time for all of us.  The students light up when they realize that they can see the clock on the far wall.  One student told me, "I can see beautifully!"  It's very exciting for me and my team to be able to send the students off with new clarity and vision.  I will be tracking the students and following up with them periodically to assess their progress, and to make any necessary adjustments to ensure long-term success. 

It's been very humbling to realize the need for vision screenings and corrective eyewear in this student population.  I wasn't sure what to expect exactly, but have found that approximately 80% need new glasses.  Roughly half of these students have worn glasses before and their current pair is either lost, broken, or out of date.  The remaining half have never worn and will hopefully experience significant benefits from wearing the new glasses!   We are testing their focusing ability and oculomotor skills at near also.  Some of the students are receiving bifocal lenses that should greatly assist in alleviating eyestrain from struggling to focus at near and allow for better comprehension and possibly less avoidance and fatigue.

We enjoy decorating the clinic with photographs throughout the room.  We have laminated images of athletes, singers, and other celebrities wearing glasses placed on a feature wall.  We also have portraits of visionaries from our campaign and sometimes we decorate the room with them as well.  We play music and try to make the clinic a fun experience!  The kids comment on the images and enjoy coming down to visit us.  

Lastly, I'd also like to comment on the faculty at the Irving School.  Principal Davis and Nurse Umeh have been been directly involved in all aspects of these clinics.  I feel there is a very strong sense of community at the Washington Irving school.  It feels more like a family.  Nurse Umeh hugs the kids all day long and treats them as if they were her own.  There is a lot of warmth and connection at this school and we are enjoying our time here!

ENVISION BOSTON GIVING

Karen Hite

Welcome to our story, our mission, and our exciting journey as we begin a new chapter with our new philanthropic campaign, Envision Boston Giving. Our mission is to provide complimentary vision screenings and eye wear to children in need. Please read Dr. Tricia Rose’s blog below to learn more details about this program.

We are also deeply grateful and excited to introduce our Visionary Campaign! Our Visionaries have graciously agreed to serve as ambassadors to our philanthropic mission. They will be introduced throughout this year and we feel their inspirational stories will inspire a wave of kindness and compassion in this beautiful city we all so proudly call home. We know that our future lies in the hands of our youth and we are committed to helping them see their world more clearly.

Portraits by Kerry Brett

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT YOUR COMMUNITY?

I love so many things about Boston. I love the rich history and cultural diversity of our city, but I would say the thing I love most is the deep sense of pride and loyalty felt in this community.

HOW DO YOU HOPE TO EFFECT POSITIVE CHANGE IN OUR COMMUNITY?

I am hoping to effect positive change in our community through my new campaign, Envision Boston Giving. The mission of this philanthropy program is to provide free vision screenings and eye wear to our city’s children with the greatest need. All services and materials will be gifted through the campaign. My team is partnering with Boston Public Schools and Mayor Walsh’s Education Cabinet to ensure the success of the program.

We will be using a very specific testing protocol that will assess the students’ acuities, eye movement, tracking, and the ability of their eyes to work together and sustain focus. We are very excited to be able to provide a fun and varied selection of frames, and all of the children will be able to pick out what glasses are best for them. The children will receive their new glasses at school just one week after undergoing our examinations.

I hope that the children and families whom we’ll be benefitting feel our support.  As an optometrist, this is a way in which I hope I can make a genuine impact.  I hope the school communities feel supported as well and appreciate the feeling that we’re all in this together. My immediate hope is that the kids themselves feel special and cared for and that it will be easier for them to focus on learning in and out of the classroom.

WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

I am inspired by the inherent goodness of people. I am inspired by the all of teachers whom I’ve had and continue to have who are teaching me to reach higher and do better. I’m also inspired by music, art, many authors, and by the Envision Boston Giving Visionaries. We will be introducing them throughout the year, and I think they can serve as inspirational role models for all of us in the Boston community. I am truly humbled by their passion to contribute their time to this important endeavor on behalf of Boston’s children.

WHAT GIVES YOU HOPE?

It gives me hope to know that the sun rises every morning, and the flowers bloom every spring, and that there is an ever-present loving force all around us. Also, it’s amazing that a glimmer of hope for an idea can so quickly lead to a magically orchestrated series of events to bring that idea to fruition. I feel that there is so much to be hopeful for and can’t wait to see what lies ahead.

Old Hollywood Glamour

Tricia Rose

It's fun to get inspired by eye-wear! Some of our favorite pieces have a luxurious Old Hollywood feel that we can't get enough of. Here's a little slice of old-school images and styles to inspire your weekend! 

Employee Frame Picks of the Month

Tricia Rose

Lunch Break Spots in Downtown Boston

Tricia Rose

We're so lucky to be located right in the center of the Financial District in Boston. Now that the weather is nice, we are soaking up our lunch breaks and visiting all of our favorite places. We've compiled a short list of  spots close by that we love to frequent! A stressful day can instantly be resolved with an iced cappuccino from Sip or a quick donut run to Kane's.

Friday's Celebrity Eyewear Round-up...

Envision Staff

Here's a look at some of our favorite celebrities wearing our favorite brands. Feeling inspired? Stop by the shop to rock your own look!

What's in your bag?

Envision Staff

There's a long standing joke that if you need something, most likely, there's a woman out there who has it stuffed in her purse. So we decided to showcase just a few things some of the Envision ladies carry around with them. 

Emily, who we might consider the office's personal fitness guru, carries with her some cute gym clothes, her headphones so she go full blast at a workout with some tunes and her current good read which is titled The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. Emily also keeps handy a tub of breath mints to prepare her for close ups with our patients and her signature lip colors, CoverGirl's "Delicious" and Mac's "Peach Blossom". Our resident guru knows how to maintain fabulous while working up a sweat, especially when she tops her look off with her gorgeous Gucci sunnies. 

As for our mom of the group, Christina carries with her some practical items, bandaids and dental floss, her fab purple check book, and since being a mom usually means you're always on the go, she brings with her her fave makeup products and hair tools. Of course, being an optician, she's a fan of eyewear, and with that said, she carries with her a total of 3 different frames because, well, you just never know what kind of a mood you're gonna end up in. Who says being a mom means you lose your fabulousness? 

Envision's End of Summer 2015 Bucket List!

Envision Staff

As the summer cools and the days become noticeably shorter the crew at Envision have cobbled together a wish list of summer activities to make the most of this sylvan season. The spectrum of our bucket list ranges from the truly ambitions to utterly tranquil. What would be on your own Summer 2015 Bucket List?

*Lawn on D: Who wouldn't love to sip a cocktail on a summer evening while gliding on a glowing circle of light?

*Explore the Harbor Islands: Spectacle Island may have the humblest of beginnings but today it's a gorgeous place to set up a picnic lunch with the best view of Boston.

*Skydiving: Our charming Emily finds thrills and chills in jumping out of airplanes. The rest of us will gladly wait for her, safe and sound on the ground!

*Whitewater Rafting: Emily isn't our only daredevil. Jayci wants to brave the rapids!

*Waterfront Concerts at the ICA: Rousing music by the water is more appealing to some of us than riding whitewater waves.

*Drinks on the Rooftop: Lets grab a cocktail poolside or surrounded by lush rooftop gardens.

*Outdoor Yoga or Cardio Kickboxing: There's no shortage of adrenaline at Envision.

*Classical Italian Concerts at the Hatch Shell: Lush classical Italian music drifting over the Esplanade is about as close to whitewater rafting as Steven will ever get.

*Daytrip to Provincetown: Let's take the fast ferry to Ptown! We'll stop by the Portuguese bakery for fabulous nibbles and hit the beach or cruise down Commercial Street to browse art galleries and people watch.

*Brimfield Antique Show: We're always on the look-out for ways to complete collections...or start new ones!

*Live Music at Middle East: Amy checked off something of a Lifetime Bucket List task by meeting her favorite musician last week. Giddiness followed.

*Ride the Swan Boats: Is there a more quintessential and affordable Boston experience? 

*Fenway Park: You just can't let a summer go by without an excursion out to Fenway Park! Grab a cold beer and a Fenway Frank and settle in for an exciting game or just watch the crowds. Let's start a wave!

ENVISION: Summer Reads....

Envision Staff

As light hearted as the crew at Envision can be, summer reading has been pretty serious. Three of the girls are reading, "Luckiest Girl Alive". Amy described the novel as being very intense and a real page-turner; Jayci admitted that she's having a difficult time finishing it as it's quite disturbing. 

On the "lighter side", Emily is enjoying the classic, "How to Win Friends and Influence People". One lesson she's taken to heart is that criticism can backlash. She's excited to see what this book has in store for her and how it may change her life. Her co-workers might suggest that she could already write her own book on how being charming, thoughtful and sweet can win friends and influence people. 

Steven is reading another classic, "Commonwealth of Massachusetts Driver's Manual". It's not as fun-filled as his usual 1970s Science Fiction favorite, "Ringworld" or as dramatic as Stephen King's, "The Stand," but it's certainly more practical. 

Now Stocking REVO Sunglasses

Envision Staff

We're excited to announce that we're now stocking the iconic REVO line of sunglasses. The quality and style of this brand fits right into our lineup. Revo uses their own top-shelf lens materials and coatings developed by NASA. Their whole Rx-able line is polarized, and they have lens colors for all sorts of outdoor activities. Plus, they've partnered with Bono to donate $10 from every pair sold to the Brien Holden Vision Institute, which does amazing work to help underprivileged people receive vision care and eyeglasses. Stop in and try some on!

Envision Welcomes Dr. Mila Petkovic

Envision Staff

We’re excited to welcome a new optometrist, Dr. Mila Petkovic, to our practice. Dr. Petkovic received her B.S. in Biology from Loyola University Chicago and her O.D. from the Illinois College of Optometry. She practiced in Chicago before she and her husband moved to Boston earlier this year. Dr. Petkovic loves the interaction with patients and educating them about their eye health.

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We're Bringing Envision To You.

Envision Staff

This month we’re bringing Envision To You. Need new glasses but can’t step out for a hour? No time for shopping after your yearly eye exam? We’ll come to you! Our Master Stylist, Steven, will select frames for your face and style, and bring them to your office for you to try on. Call us for details.

November Sweepstakes : Blackfin titanium eyewear!

Envision Staff

November’s giveaway is a pair of Blackfin frames with your prescription. Blackfin is a beautifully made Italian brand of eyewear. Their looks tend to be sculptural and chiseled, very modern with a great range of color, from raw metal looks to very bright hues. We love the detailed construction and they're made of titanium which makes them light, flexible and durable. If you're looking for a frame to break out of the traditional mold, Blackfin is a great choice - you could go subtle or super bold.

Sweepstakes official rules: No purchase necessary. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Sweepstakes is open to Massachusetts residents, aged 18 and over at time of entry. Entries must be received by 12:00 pm ET on November 30, 2014. Winner will be chosen by random drawing within 5 business days of close of entry. Odds of winning depend on number of entries. Winner will be notified by email and winner’s name will be announced at www.facebook.com/envisionoptometryboston. Prizes not claimed by December 31, 2014 will become property of Envision. Prize is any one Blackfin eyewear frame with a retail value not greater than $750, either in stock or available to Envision through Envision’s regular supplier, fitted with prescription lenses. A valid prescription is required to receive prescription lenses. Prize includes single vision lenses only. 

Win a pair of Zero G eyeglasses with your Rx!

Envision Staff

Zero G is one of our most successful lines. These frames are modern, stylish and super well made. Titanium is the secret; strong, but light and flexible. You'll see a lot of celebs in Zero G's, especially sports stars taking advantage of their clean, chiseled look. We're giving away a pair this month, visit our Facebook page and fill out the entry form. If you win, you can choose from tons of styles and colors, sunglasses or clear.

 

Sweepstakes official rules: No purchase necessary. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Sweepstakes is open to Massachusetts residents, aged 18 and over at time of entry. Entries must be received by 12:00 pm ET on October 31, 2014. Winner will be chosen by random drawing within 5 business days of close of entry. Odds of winning depend on number of entries. Winner will be notified by email and winner’s name will be announced at www.facebook.com/envisionoptometryboston. Prizes not claimed by November 31, 2014 will become property of Envision. Prize is any one Zero G eyewear frame with a retail value not greater than $750, either in stock or available to Envision through Envision’s regular supplier, fitted with prescription lenses. A valid prescription is required to receive prescription lenses. Prize includes single vision lenses only. 

Win a pair of Masunaga eyeglasses from Envision

Karen Hite

We just love the Masunaga line of eyeglasses. Their classic style, beautiful colors and high level of craftsmanship is a great combination. With summer waning and Boston getting back to school and business, we thought Masunaga's would be a great giveaway for September. Whether it's Bio 421 or the shuttle to JFK, a pair of Masunaga frames will stand-out from the crowd. See our Facebook page for the entry form.

 

Sweepstakes official rules: No purchase necessary. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Sweepstakes is open to Massachusetts residents, aged 18 and over at time of entry. Entries must be received by 12:00 pm ET on September 30, 2014. Winner will be chosen by random drawing within 5 business days of close of entry. Odds of winning depend on number of entries. Winner will be notified by email and winner’s name will be announced at www.facebook.com/envisionoptometryboston. Prizes not claimed by October 31, 2014 will become property of Envision. Prize is any one Reptile eyewear frame with a retail value not greater than $500, either in stock or available to Envision through Envision’s supplier, fitted with prescription sunglass lenses. A valid MA prescription is required to receive prescription lenses. Prize includes single vision lenses only.