A tried and true style stalwart at Jobson, Mario has clocked in over 40 years with the company. If anyone knows the fits and starts of optical trending it’s our resident man with panache, Mario. His suited up attire and positive flair keep us smiling as he passes through the halls surveying operations. A haberdasher in every sense of the word, he tops every ensemble with a confectionary hat to complement his tailored suits, polished shoes and squarely knotted ties, bespeckled in definitive sun specs. Here Mario pairs his vintage Cazal sunglasses from Eastern States Eyewear and Ultra Palm Optical with a striking blue velvet chapeau. Now that’s a modern dapper dandy.
Over the past 20 years, I’ve seen some pretty interesting things during clinic time. I recently had the amazing experience of meeting a young man with albinism. In the United States and Europe, there are only one in 18,000 to 20,000 people who have some type of albinism. He was only the second patient I have had the opportunity to work with, and the first Caucasian male. I decided to research the condition.
There’s an internet eyewear retailer whose advertising claims to dispel the “myths” of internet eyewear purchases. Here’s one. “Myth: Online glasses compromise on quality. While there are certain online retailers that sell less-than-quality products, there are plenty of low quality products at retailers that sell at brick and mortar locations. All you need to do is make sure you do your research.” Was that supposed to be reassuring?