Echo - Optical Frame

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The Echo optical frame highlights the awe inspiring artistry of Ojibwe artist Donald Chretien. The loon clan was given the power of chieftainship, and by working with the crane clan ensured a balanced government.

The loon is a great listener and proudly speaks for others.

How the loon got his necklace. 

One day by the shoreline Nana’b’oozoo or Nanabush was making a necklace out of shells. He heard a group of loons singing, at this time loons gathered in groups as do the Canadian geese. He called out to them to come and sing for him, but they were too afraid. Then all of a sudden a little brave loon popped up in front of the shoreline. Nana’b'oozoo asked the little loon”are you not afraid?’ “Nope” said the loon, then began to sing. So Nana’b'oozoo laid the new necklace he had made upon the back of this loon for it’s courage and song. The loon proudly displayed it’s new gift, but the others were jealous and chased after the small loon, but he was too agile. Nana’b'oozoo noticing this, called the loon over once more and as a symbol of courage for standing out from the group, made these markings permanent for him and all his descendants as well. 

 Inspired by Basil Johnston and Charlie Hebert

Available in a combination metal/acetate front in either black metal/ black crystal acetate front or a Blue metal/tortoise acetate front, this frame will set you apart from the crowd.  Echo has a spring hinge for additional flex and comfort.

Every pair of optical frames comes with an embossed hard case and microfibre cleaning cloth.

Partial proceeds from the sale of all AYA eyewear and accessory items are donated to communities in need. 

Frame Size: 51-18-140

B-Size (Vertical lens height): 39mm

We guarantee our merchandise to be free of manufacturing defects and accept any defective item for refund or exchange within 6 months of purchase. Optical frames are guaranteed for a 2 year period.
Acetate and Metal
Donald Chretien
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  • 5
    Echo optical frame

    Posted by JoAnn Holloway on 2023 Aug 4th

    This is the second Echo frame I've purchased. The first was for prescription sunglasses a few years ago. I had the current pair fit with prescription reading lenses. The frame is beautiful. I love the loon chasing dinner along the temple piece. It is as a whole quite striking. My face is on the narrow side, so I appreciate having this somewhat smaller version of the frame shape and Donald Chretien design series available. The lens quality is very good.

  • 5
    Exho - Optical Frame

    Posted by Kathy on 2021 Dec 22nd

    I LOVE these glasses. Not only are they so cool that my 14-year-old granddaughter admired them, I get compliments from strangers, and the staff where I took them to have my prescription lenses made for them loves them as well. The frames are top quality—and very comfortable . I’ve been recommending them to friends who ask where I got them. I don’t usually get excited about frames, but these are so nice, I’ve been thrilled with them from the start.

  • 5
    Echo optical frame

    Posted by Lucinda Leugers on 2021 Dec 20th

    well made and beautiful

  • 5
    Echo optical frame

    Posted by Lisa Schlenker on 2021 Sep 19th

    This frame is well made and the design is very beautiful. I highly recommend.

  • 5
    Love the frame, Love the loons on the side.

    Posted by Deva McKnight on 2021 May 21st

    I had them turned into sunglasses with my prescription plus added bifocal's

  • 5
    awesome glasses

    Posted by JoAnn Holloway on 2020 Dec 21st

    These are gorgeous glasses frame. The loon chasing the little fish is a splendid piece of art to wear on my specs, and the overall design has a nice retro touch. I had them made into sunglasses and I couldn't be more delighted.

  • 5
    I'm so in love with this Optical Wear

    Posted by Roberta Linn Clifton on 2020 Feb 6th

    I'm so in love with this Optical Wear!! The Master Naturalist in me loves all of the animal symbols and stories. I'm working on have multiple pair to switch off when the mood strikes me. Their customer service is the reason I keep coming back.

  • 5
    Beautiful design and great craftsmanship

    Posted by Turtleheart on 2019 Dec 30th

    Powerful meaningful design n beautifully made.