“Million Dollar Arm”: Two Thumbs up for the Eyewear

The Emerson is sophisticated, but that doesn’t mean expressionless!

Disney’s newest release, “Million Dollar Arm,” has just hit the big screen, grossing about $10.5 in its first weekend.  While the movie itself – a true life story about a down-on-his-luck sports agent  seeking new baseball pitching talent in India – gets mixed reviews, actor Aasif Mandvi, who plays the sports agent’s business partner, gets a big thumbs up for his eyewear.

What are those chic executive frames he’s wearing?  The classy “Emerson,” which is part of OGI’s Seraphin product line. Mandvi sports (pun intended) the tortoise shell color option, but this frame also comes in a sophisticated black, an elegant dark tortoise and an understated mottled gray.  “Emerson” is one of our most popular frames, which just goes to show that Providence citizens are fashion savvy.

The Emerson frame’s close cousin: OGI 7150

If you like the Emerson, but have a smaller face or want more color, consider OGI’s model 7150, which has a similar front and is available in conservative black, tortoise or mottled gray or in a beautiful upscale tortoise flecked with blue and paired with beautiful translucent blue temples.

“Niles” by OGI Seraphin is the antithesis of Emerson — for those who like curves and thin lines.


If you’re not a fan of the geek chic or executive look, OGI offers an amazing array of other shapes, including ovals, rectangles and cat eyes.  You can find both metal and plastic options and one of the industries rarest hybrids:  Plastic frames with nosepads.  OGI even makes parent-child pairs of eyewear so your little one can wear glasses just like yours.  Come explore with us!

In a Back to School “Frame” of Mind

Of course you want your kids to go back to school in style, but you also want them to be comfortable and able to perform well.  In between frantic trips to the shopping center for clothes, notebooks and other supplies, make the time for an updated eye exam and new eyeglasses to ensure that your child isn’t squinting to see the whiteboard or struggling to read the textbook.

OGI Kids Collection. Available in different colors.

In our “Fashion meets Function” back-to-school event, we’re featuring children’s frame from OGI and Swiss Flex – two leading manufacturers of children’s frames that are the most resilient in the industry.  For your soccer star, choose an OGI “spinner” frame that twists in all different directions to absorb the bumps and shocks of the game – and off the court play too.  Or, for your sophisticated little scholar, select a lightweight, trendy Swiss Flex frame to cultivate that intellectual look.  If your child wants to grow up to be just like you, try out OGI’s new “Mommy and Me” or “Daddy and I” lines, which offer the same model in adult and children’s sizes.

Our special back-to-school package is $215 and includes an OGI or Swiss Flex frame, shatterproof polycarbonate lenses and anti-reflective coating that hardens lenses to resist scratches and eliminates glare from overhead fluorescent lights in the classroom or the glaring sun on the soccer field.

Daddy and I collection

And to reward parents who are paying all those back-to-school bills, we’re giving you 20% off on your own complete pair of eyeglasses.

And yes, you can do all the family’s eye exams here too.  We accept most insurances. From September 3rd to October 3rd, the price without insurance will be $60 for adults and $40 for children. Contact lens exam not included.

Hurry in to take advantage of this limited time offer – and go to the head of the class!