What in the Sardi is Going On??

When we first introduced TR-90 models to the Dolabany collection just a few years ago, we could not have anticipated the success of these models. However, due to high-demand, the collection boasts more than fifteen TR-90 styles this year.

One model has surpassed all expectations, selling more than any other frame model in the collection – even our popular acetate models that Dolabany is usually known for – and grossing more than any other frame model in the company’s history. The bestselling frame model of 2014 from the Dolabany collection is style Sardi.

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Step Boldly with Hugo by Dolabany

Attention Gentlemen…

One of our most popular ophthalmic frames amongst our spec-fanatics this season has been the impeccably sleek Hugo from the Dolabany Eyewear collection. Just as many of our retro-styled eyeglasses, the Hugo is designed and assembled by hand, a signature feature of the brand. The character of the Hugo is displayed in a thick, two-toned marble acetate material that allows for vibrant, rich colouring.

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Mark Dolabany visits Tiltin Diner in New Hampshire

An Old-Fashioned Diner and the Independent Eye Care Provider: What’s the connection?

After a fifteen-year hiatus from working in the New England area as a result of moving the company to Miami, I have returned to visit old customers and create new ones. After all, this is where I founded Best Image Optical 25 years ago. As I headed north on a beautiful afternoon in early June on state route 93, I noticed that the number of license plates marked with the motto “Live free or die” was quickly increasing – a clear indication that I was driving farther into the great state of New Hampshire.

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Plume Paris brand site is up!

Plume ParisOur Plume Paris site is finally up. We’ve taken our time with this website as we’ve included a lot of interactive features. The site focuses on the love we have of our brand.

To celebrate that love, we are accepting pictures of you wearing Plume Paris glasses that will be featured in the “Plume Lovers Gallery” under the “Share your love page”. We also want to hear your love story. Continue reading


Best Image takes on fashion on Tumblr

TakesEvery Tuesday is Tumblr Tuesday at Best Image Optical. The eyewear… company, home of The Dolabany Collection, Mario Galbatti, and Plume Paris is strengthening its social media hold by joining Tumblr.

Through Tumblr – a blog posting site – Best Image Optical will introduce two different Tumblr sites:

  1. (eye)style : http://eyestyle.tumblr.com
  2. Vintage vs. Retro: http://vintagevsretro.tumblr.com

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How to win against the economy?

TipsTips and Guidelines for an Eye Care Professional.

Are lower per-sale revenues affecting your practice? Do what some successful practitioners do: Remain flexible to combat profit leaks. Here are some successful tips/guidelines that may improve your sales:

  • Competitive lenses: As more patients cut back on what they’re willing to spend on eyewear (especially on the higher cost of free-from lenses) many ECPs offer entry-/eve/lenses.

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(eye)’m Inspired: Ring by Plume Paris

RingA Best Image Optical eyewear designer had this to say about designing the frame:

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“Vintage inspired eyewear is such a hot look in the eyewear business. However, too many eyewear designers focus vintage/retro eyewear with acetate materials.

So, for ‘Ring’ from Plume Paris Eyewear I wanted to create a unisex stainless steel metal frame without sacrificing the vintage look.” Continue reading


Celebrating a Decade of Style

CelebratingPlume Paris Eyewear inspired by European culture, celebrates the 10th Anniversary of its popular frame: Plume Paris ‘Loop’.

Withstanding the test of time and fashion, the ‘Loop’ frame has become one of the bestselling frames for the brand. Characterized by its simplicity, elegance, and uniqueness the ‘Loop’ stands apart from frames that come and go. This spring-hinged stainless steel frame can be found in Gun/Black, Brown/Green, and Maroon/Navy.

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Dress for Success – Do clothes make the ECP?

TipsAccording to a business analyst at Image Dynamics, 55% of another… person’s perception is based on how you look. So, what is proper attire for a professional optical dispensary? The majority opinion of successful Eye Care Professionals is this:

For Men

  • A collared shirt, either a dress shirt or a polo shirt, clean and pressed.
  • Trousers and a belt or brace, clean and pressed. No shorts.
  • A clean tie on a dress shirt
  • Clean and polished shoes. If you choose to wear a polo shirt, classic athletic shoes is an option.
  • Hair should be neat and clean.

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(eye)Tips: Can merchandising really boost sales?

TipsIn a word, the answer is “Yes.” Merchandising is an invaluable… business tool for competitive optical dispensaries.

Today’s eyewear market is so competitive; therefore displays that capture the attention of the consumer are critical. They draw that consumer to your dispensary’s brands.

Solid merchandising plans can give your location even more credibility in the marketplace and help set you apart from mass market and chain retailers. Continue reading


(eye)’m inspired: Dolabany’s Gianna frame inspired by Twilight

Gianna‘Gianna’ by the Dolabany Eyewear Collection in Black & Blue… A Best Image Optical eyewear designer had this to say about designing the frame:

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“Gianna started off as a vintage inspired design one Sunday afternoon at a neighborhood terrace. It’s actually a great place to be inspired, a handful of blueberries to snack on, tall majestic trees, blue jays chirping, blue butterflies dancing in the air and the sound of a calming warm breeze all around you.

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Tumblr Tuesday: ‘The Dolabany Arnold Class’

ClashMiami, FL., May 22, 2012 – It’s Tumblr Tuesday with Best Image Optical. Hollywood elite… actors like Jeff Goldblum, Johnny Depp, Zachary Quinto, and Ty Burrell, Roberto Downey Jr., among many others have joined the Dolabany Arnold class.

These specs loving actors choose the Dolabany Arnold like frames over others for premiers and press events. Why? Our ‘Arnold’ frame, part of The Dolabany Collection is made using the best Italian Zyl material available. The rivets used to mount its hinges are not only decorative but also functional. The temple and frame front were cut at a 45 degree angle resulting in premium results. Make the Dolabany Arnold frame your retro eyewear of choice to join the Dolabany Arnold class.

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