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Raleigh Eyeglasses Show Features Thousands of Unique Frames

Public Invited to “Trunk Show” for Glasses with Deep Discounts


Residents are invited to search for a new spring “look” during a special Frame Show event with 40 percent off retail prices.

Thousands of frames from more than 10 designers will be on display from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 5 at The Eye Institute, 8511 Colonnade Center Dr., Raleigh. Designers include Derapage, Todd Rogers, Kio Yamoto, Blackfin and many others. The public is invited to try on and purchase frames, available at 40 percent off.

The frames are from a mixture of world renown names and impressive independent retailers making a name for themselves.

  • Todd Rogers got his start making eyewear in his basement. He was recently recognized as Optical Retailer of the Year, an enormous hornor.
  • Ørgreen Optics is an all titanium collection, known for its signature style and innovative color combinations.
  • Goldsmith is a 91-year-old company based in London. Claire Goldsmith is the great-granddaughter of Oliver Goldsmith, one of the most influential designers and creators of modern day eyewear and the man who once dressed the eyes of iconic fashionistas such as Audrey Hepburn, Michael Caine, Grace Kelly, and Sophia Loren.
  • Kio Yamato is a Japanese eyewear manufacturer located in the Fukui prefecture, an area of Japan with a 113-year legacy for producing the world’s finest eyewear.


The trunk show coincides with the opening of The Eye Institute at this location, formerly known as Good Looks.

The fun event has a Cinco de Mayo theme, with beer, Mexican finger foods, music, and more. Lassiter Distilling from Knightdale will offer a rum tasting from 3 to 6 p.m. Attendees are invited to get an eye exam during the event and The Eye Institute will offer special giveaways to those who attend.

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