By Dr. Nadine Shelton
The brands we showcase at our optical, like Paulino Spectacles reflect who we are. Family owned, quality, small scale, unique and inspired by travel. Ramiro Paulino is the owner, designer and third generation eyewear family member who is committed to fine craftsmanship and style. The brand had its start in the 1930’s with Bernardo Paulino Pereira, opening his first optical store in Santarem, Portugal. Ramiro tells us when he remembered growing up in the shop and making toys out of the materials he found lying around the work bench. He eventually learned his father’s techniques, secrets and acquired his passion for the craft.
Unique to this brand, is the personal touch Ramiro connects to each model. He is able to pair the places or people that have made an impact in his life in the esthetic of each frame. In the “Nazare” frame, inspired from his memory of going to the beach on Sunday’s with his family as a boy, we see his easy relaxed take on the wayfarer style frame that comes in 4 different colour combinations both in gloss and matte finishes. The strong, playful and feminine looks of the Teresa and Sara frames are an uncanny match to his sisters’ personalities and also come in 4 different colour combinations and finishes.
Personally, I love my Filipa sunglasses, I can wear it with a sweater or cardigan for an easy vintage feel or a cute leather jacket for an edgier, street look. I’m dying to wear my Filipa sunglasses in public once this home isolation is over! For now, you’ll have to see me wear them at @nvmyeyes. And I would agree, as this piece evokes a vintage Hollywood golden era look but with modern sophistication. From a style perspective, these specs have an endless range and offers a bolder statement. I can pair all of my vintage or modern outfits with any of these treasures, it all works.
Paulino Spectacles makes a natural fit with us at nv eye care and you can browse some of them at, nvmyeyes.com/shop . You can trust that these glasses will make you look and feel at your best.
Paulino has stopped its productions of new eye wear frames. Currently we have an inventory of about 30 frames on display in our optical. Come and see how these one of a kind pieces can elevate your look with style.
It’s a new year and a great time to take advantage of eye care benefits and unused health spending accounts. Many people wait too long and are scrambling to use of their benefits at the end of the year. Being proactive now means that you can take your time to shop and be happy with your eyewear purchases or get an eye exam done at your desired time. Here are nv eye care eye wear we can direct bill most insurance companies in order to make the purchase of eyewear easy for our patients.
Eye Care at nv during COVID-19
Here at nv eye care & eye wear we are open for all your routine and emergent eye care. We limit the people in our office during COVID. It is best to call ahead or email to ensure we are not busy helping someone else. Take a seat outside on our patio, until we are done helping our present patient, if you arrive at our office and the door is locked. Once our patient leaves, we then take the time to properly disinfect all surfaces that were touched by them.
Call the Misericordia Urgent Eye Care Clinic at 204-774-6581, if you have eye issues and are feeling sick, have traveled outside the province or country in the last 14 days, have been with a person who has or for afterhours care. You must call us to reschedule any appointments you have made with us, if you are feeling sick.
We are here for your eye care needs during these difficult times. Do not hesitate to call or email us at nv eye care & eye wear, if you have any questions. For more answers to your vision health questions, please contact me, Dr. Nadine Shelton at nv eye care eye wear, 204-504-6863.
Dr. NaDr. Nadine Shelton B.Sc, O.D. studied at University of Winnipeg, Canada and Indiana University, USA. She has worked abroad in Guanajuato, Mexico assisting outreach patient eye care with VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity). Her university days focused on early child eye care and low vision. Dr. Shelton has been practicing optometry for thirteen years in Winnipeg and has celebrated three years in her own practice with her partner Victor Lopes in the heart of the Corydon Village called nv. nv is a full service optical where eye exams are available and a great selection of unique to the city eye wear can be found. Learn more at nvmyeyes.com, call us at (204) 504-6863 or come see us at 100-698 Corydon Ave in Winnipeg, Canada.