About Me

Seymour + Smith Reading Glasses

Greetings Dear Reader!

The need for reading glasses was growing around me; friends, loved ones, acquaintances all reaching for a pair to read the menu at a restaurant etc. Computer work too - needing a little boost for that "mid distance" viewing range. 

The only accessible options seemed to be drug store frames (broken, plastic, covered in scratches). Otherwise the option was expensive frames from the optometrist (have you ever lost a $400+ pair of glasses? Painful).  

I've worked in the fashion and design industry for over 25 years. I know what is universally flattering on people; you are in expert, loving hands! My intention in creating this collection of chic, timeless, affordable reading glasses was to instil joy and confidence in the wearer. My mission is to help you see. Never again will your readers age you. Never!

Get ready for positive feedback; "where did you get those readers? They look great on you!". My frames will enhance and elevate your look. Try it and see!

Inspired by the people and places of the beautiful West Coast, I've incorporated a natural feel with classic design. Hyper local, every design I create is made to reflect my city and the things I love about it. Even the name - "Seymour and Smith" - is inspired by the downtown Vancouver cross streets of Seymour and Smithe. I love the energy of this intersection - the Orpheum Theatre, arts and culture - it feels like the gateway to downtown. I liked the alliteration "s" sounds. And Seymour - I want to help people to "see-more".

My readers are hand polished and made from sustainable materials. Using the highest quality optical lenses, the blue light filter features block 80% of harmful blue light. Proven to reduce eye strain from electronic devices, my designs give you quality you will notice. I minimize the use of plastics in the packaging, and strive for environmental sensitivity in all aspects of my work. 

I hope you love your new eyewear as much as I do!

Happy reading!
- Robin

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