In the most recent issue of in magazine (available Tuesday March 11 for free at regional businesses!), the in style column featured eyeglasses makeovers for five people. We sat with professionals as they worked with client as they tried on new frames and learned simple tips to make selecting eyeglasses an easier process.
We met Marlys Rohde, who worked in the optical field for 32 years, and team members of the Sanford Bemidji Eye Center to help find the perfect frames. We also discovered some new uses and trends, including using glasses as fashion accessories, rather than just to improve one’s vision.
Michelle Dickey, an assistant manager at Christopher and Banks, is one of those people featured. In the most recent in magazine, Michelle selected two frames during the makeover. Pictured on the left is Michelle’s business frames and on the right is her frame she selected to add bling to her look, which was featured in the magazine.
Maryls also explained that when people use frames as a fashion accessory they often purchase lenses with no prescription but they have them made into transition lens so they will lighten and darken according to the amount of light they are exposed to.
The frame that Michelle is wearing in the photo on the right is also a frame that Maryls owns. Over the years, Marlys has been able to build her own collection, which includes more than 30 pairs of glasses.