Optical Prism July/Aug Issue Vol. 32 No. 3 - Page 56

frame by frame Double Trouble I dentical twins, 12-year-old Katherine and Victoria spend most of their time training for dance competitions and recitals. Though active young girls, they are faced with a problem many children deal with, they simply cannot read the blackboard from their seats in the classroom. It is this problem that led the twins eyewear search to Dr. Stelios Nikolakakis & Associates office in Etobicoke. Katherine and Victoria were searching for their first pair of glasses and were unsure about what style of frame they wanted. This is where consulting optician Andres Fumagalli, whose expertise with trendy frames, was invaluable. The search for Katherine began with a pair of Ray-Ban RB5289. She did not like how the oversized style and dark colour of the frames looked on her face; and was eager to try on a more feminine style. Fumagalli then suggested a black and pink pair of Dilem TAC24 frames. Katherine preferred these compared to the Ray-Ban glasses because of the colours and thinness of the frames, but, she felt that the harsh angles of the frame failed to accentuate her blue eyes. Lastly, Katherine tried on a pair of frames by Jungle Juniors JJ3009. The deep pink and purple colours of these frames looked fantastic on her as they contrasted with her fair skin tone and blonde hair. Compared to her sister Victoria preferred more neutral, tortoise frames. The first pair Fumagalli suggested for Victoria were Kensie Girl Dazed glasses. These frames were well received by Victoria because of their simplicity and relaxed style. Despite the early success, Fumagalli wanted to find a frame she could appreciate more. Victoria tried on the Vera Bradley Mallory frame and she was simply not a fan. In true twin fashion, both of the sisters were not fond of the rectangular frames they tried on and connected more with rounded frames. Victoria ended her glasses search with a pair of Kensie Girl Flower 54 O P T I C A L P R I S M | J U LY / A U G U S T 2 0 1 4 glasses. She felt these frames fit her slightly rounded face perfectly and the tortoise shell colour complement her blonde hair. The office, as well as Fumagalli’s personal philosophy about finding the perfect frame is about the customer experience. He passionately said, “We want to make it a unique experience for each person that walks through our door, so that they can leave here feeling like they’ve had a unique experience that’s completely customized and catered to 1 them as individuals, whether you’re five or 90-years-old. – Thomas Voiadzis 2 3 1. Ray Ban RB5289 2. Jungle Juniors JJ3009 3. Dilem TAC24