Win FREE Ray-Ban Sunglasses! #summerofsun

Qptique Summer of Sun Giveaway 2017Are you a super-fan of summer? Do you LOVE the warm weather … relaxing days … and the chance to make a way-cool fashion statement?

Well, here at Optique we want to HELP you make that fashion statement—with a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses! Best of all, they’re FREE … and you have a chance to win a pair each and every week this summer! (One pair per lucky winner.)

2 Easy Steps to Winning Your Ray-Bans

So how do you win your FREE Ray-Bans? It’s easy! Just “Do the 2-Step”! (You don’t even have to be a cowboy or cowgirl!) Simply do these 2 easy things:


Cruise over and “Like” our Optique Eye Care / Eye Wear Facebook Page here:


Then upload to our Facebook page a photo of yourself wearing your favorite Optique eyeglass frames—or contacts!—while doing something fun this summer.

That’s it! That’s all you have to do. Once you take those 2 easy steps, you’ll be entered, each and every week this summer, for your chance to win your FREE Ray-Ban sunglasses.

So don’t delay! Hit our Facebook page NOW and start dreaming of your cooler-than-cool FREE sunglasses!

Celebrities Who Love Their Ray-Bans 

Ran-Bans at OptiqueIf you’re like me, you’ve loved Ray-Bans for a ridiculously long time. But have you ever wondered about the history of the company? Before I checked into it, I assumed they’d sprung up in the 1960s or 1970s, as an accessory to the hip fashions that dominated the world then.

But no! The company actually has a very different origin. Way back in 1929, a U.S. Army Air Corps Colonel named John A. Macready wanted to help his fellow pilots see better as they flew their missions. Colonel Macready particularly wanted to find an effective way to reduce the distractions to pilots caused by the intense blue and white hues of the sky.

After lots of hard work and experimentation, Colonel Macready went to a Rochester, New York-based medical equipment manufacturer, and created exactly the type of sunglasses he had envisioned. Little did he know what an INCREDIBLE fashion statement he’d also helped to create! Today, the list of celebrities who wear Ray-Bans includes Leonardo DiCaprio, supermodel Gisele Bündchen, Kate Moss, Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, and Johnny Depp.

Ray-Bans Come to Optique

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve been fascinated with fashion, including cool sunglasses like those made by Ray-Ban. I relentlessly purchased copies of Vogue and Cosmopolitan magazines, and—even back then—was constantly on the look-out for the newest trends and styles in clothes, eye wear, and accessories.

Even nowadays I avidly read People and US magazine. People—most notably my husband!—sometimes tease me about my reading habits, and even good-naturedly accuse me of being a celebrity-worshipper. But I always respond, “No, that’s not it! I’m working when I do this! I’m genuinely fascinated by celebrities’ fashions, and I want to be up on all the latest trends and designs for Optique!”

It’s true, right? Celebrities often start fashion trends—including in eyeglasses and sunglasses—so reading “guilty pleasure” celebrity magazines is the perfect way to keep my finger on the fashion pulse—most importantly, in eye wear.

I’ll give you a perfect example of how this helped Optique serve our customers:

Remember how, just a few years ago, “chunky” eyeglasses suddenly became all the rage? Well, we at Optique were at the front end of that fashion trend, in part because of my constant attention to cutting-edge fashion magazines. I saw what was happening in Hollywood, New York, and London, and quickly started bringing those eye-wear fashions to our store in Nashville.

The same thing can be said of movies. Now, I personally don’t have all the time in the world to see movies. But when I do, I take note of the glasses and sunglasses fashions being worn in the films. For example, the latest series of James Bond movies prompted Persol to issue a line commonly referred to as “James Bond sunglasses.”

Whether You’re Conservative . . . or Hip-Hop

One way Optique loves to serve you is by offering eyeglasses and sunglasses frames that run the entire “style gamut” from conservative-yet-stylish to out-and-out crazy hip! Because we are so close (literally across the street) from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, many of our customers are Vanderbilt professors whose taste runs to the conservative-yet-stylish. That’s also true of many of the country music stars we serve.

Then there’s the other end of the spectrum—the crazy-hip folks! One of our clients is an acclaimed rapper and hip-hop artist. She has told us, “I always want the absolute craziest look possible!” So we’re always happy to satisfy her cravings. When we get really “out-there” frames in the store, we delight in calling her up and saying, “They’re in stock now! Come and get ’em!”

A Final Thought …

Here at Optique, we’re “people people,” and we love the human side of what we do. So we’re as excited as our wonderful customers are that one of them—each and every week this summer—will win FREE Ray-Ban sunglasses.

Are you excited, too? Then cruise on over to our Facebook page right now—and enter to win!