• Activities in Traverse City in the Summer

    The Trails of Empire, MI

    Traverse City is one of Northern Michigan’s larger cities with a small-town vibe. Try out some of these fun activities in Traverse City in the Summer. The Little Fleet: An outdoor food court run by local entrepreneurs, you’re sure to find a type of food you’ll love in these colorful food trucks. Check out the Beaches: Traverse City is lined with miles of beautiful sandy beaches. You can swim, soak up the sun, or build a sandcastle on the shore. Sleeping Bear Dunes: Enjoy the beautiful sandy dunes, clear blue waters, and hike the many trails Sleeping Bear has to offer. Truly one of Michigan’s most beautiful places. Camp: Camp at Timber Ridge…

  • 9 Things to do Outdoors in Petoskey

    Lake Michigan in Petoskey, MI

    Are you looking for ways to get outside and enjoy the outdoors? Here are nine things to do outdoors in Petoskey. Window Shopping: Window shop in Downtown Petoskey, give the store a call and have a personal shopper shop for you and pick up your items curbside. Bike Petoskey: Take your bike, rollerblades or skateboard and cruise the 1.5-mile path along the Bear River. Fishing: Throw a line from a dock, the shore, or take your boat out to catch some Bass, Trout or Steelhead. Golf: Whether you choose Crooked Tree, Bay View Country Club, or the other 15 golf courses in the Petoskey area, you are sure to find a course you’ll…

  • Tips for Selecting New Eyewear

    Picking out a new pair of glasses is not easy. Whether you are in the market for eyeglasses or sunglasses, here are some tips from The Sunglass Shoppe for selecting new eyewear.

    Picking out a new pair of glasses isn’t always easy. Whether you are in the market for eyeglasses or sunglasses, here are some tips for selecting new eyewear. What is your face shape? Oval: You should choose frames that are as wide as the broadest part of your face. Rectangular and square frames seem to look the best on oval face shapes, but it is a personal preference. Square: Thicker frames are very flattering on square faces, choosing a thicker frame will help bring out your features. Round and oval frames tend to look the best on square face shapes. Heart: Heart-shaped faces are wider at the forehead and smaller at the chin.…

  • Parts of an Eyeglass Frame

    Parts of an Eyeglass Frame from The Sunglass Shoppe in Petoskey, Traverse City, and Charlevoix, MI

    Have you ever wondered about your glasses? Learn more about the parts of your eyeglass frames to find out some neat facts. 1. Temple Tips help keep your glasses in place and make them more comfortable to wear. 2. The temples, on the side of the glasses, are also known as arms. They connect the frames to the temple tips and can vary in size to fit your face. 3. The bridge is the small bar that connects the frame of the glasses and sits on your nose. 4. The clear material that fits inside the frame is called the lens; this is where your unique prescription is placed. 5. The hinges on…

  • Lens Color Options and What They Mean

    When sunglass shopping, it is important to know lens color options and what they mean. Find yours at the Sunglass Shoppe in Petoskey, Charlevoix and Traverse City, MI.

    When sunglass shopping, it is essential to know your lens color options and what they mean. Sunglasses have different tints for a reason, and they aren’t based on looks. You can use our color guide below to help you choose which shade is best for you. Sunglass Color Guide: Grey: Grey is a neutral tint. The grey tint lets you see colors in their purest form, which means they are great for driving and outdoor sports like hiking and golf. Grey is one of the most popular color selections because it can be good for cloudy and sunny days. Grey also offers overall protection from the glare from snow and water. Green: Green…

  • Are Sunglasses Really That Important?

    Wearing sunglasses allows you to represent your flair, your personality, and are a fun accessory, but are sunglasses really that important? Sunglasses are a summer (and winter) staple for me; I wear them all of the time. I love how they protect my eyes, and that I have so many super fun options to choose from. There are so many different lens options and colors to choose from; you can’t go wrong. But let’s talk about the benefits: Why Are Sunglasses Important? UV Protection: UV protection means blocking the ultraviolet rays from reaching your eyes. UV rays aren’t just out in the summer or on a bright sunny day; they can reflect off…

  • 5 Benefits of Eyeglasses

    There are a few ways to improve your vision, eyeglasses and contacts being the most popular of the options. Here's a few Benefits of Eyeglasses.

    If you’re having issues with your vision, no doubt, eyeglasses can help you see better, and they’ve come along way in their style and comfortability. Technology has made them lighter, sturdier, and more fashionable. If you’re on the fence between getting contacts or eyeglasses, let us help you decided. Benefits of eyeglasses: They improve your vision: With no surprise, the #1 benefit of glasses is that they improve your vision. There’s no need to squint and strain your eyes with the many beautiful, unique, and colorful frames nowadays. Glasses require little cleaning and maintenance: If you wear glasses, you probably carry a small cleaning cloth around to clean the smudges off, and every…

  • We Heart Eyewear Valentine’s Day Cards

    Sunglass Shoppe Unique Optics Valentine's Day Cards

    We’re nerds when it comes to eyewear. We geek out when someone talks rims, lenses, nose pads, and temples. Did you know the temple is the long arms on the side of the frame that fits over your ears for a snug fit? With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we thought it would be fun to share our love for eyewear and create complimentary Valentine’s Day cards for our readers and fans to download. The cards are 4″ x 4″, you can print four to a page, with the option of color or black and white. Sign up for our email newsletter, and we’ll send you the link to download these eight cards…

  • Your Eyewear Reflects Your Personal Style

    The Sunglass Shoppe Unique Optics in downtown Petoskey, Charlevoix, and Traverse City. The Sunglass Shoppe offers world class brands, exceptional service and the latest in optical technology.

    People will stare, make it worth their while. We people-watch consciously and subconsciously. Some people enjoy observing people and their interactions. We all communicate with body language, and we can learn a lot about someone just by watching them. We also tend to notice what people are wearing, from their clothing to their eyewear. Have you ever noticed a person’s eyewear? I can’t help myself, but the first thing I notice is an individual’s eyewear and what it says about them. When we travel to optical trade shows, we make sure we curate eyewear for all of our customer’s specific sizes, colors, and styles. When people come to our stores to shop, we…

COVID-19 UPDATE

We open on 5/22/20. Please be patient, things aren't back to "normal" yet. We'll be closely following the Governor's executive order, safety first. For hours and directions click here.
We are open for business beginning 5/22/20