Turtle Island - Optical Frame - Satin Blue

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THIS STYLE IS FOR MEDIUM SIZED FACES.  If you want a larger sized frame please look at our Turtle Island in black color with has been sized up for larger faces.

This glass is rich in story and tradition. Artist Donald Chretien, masterfully incorporates the Ojibwe turtle design onto this classic style.  Vibrant and incredibly detailed in design Turtle Island is the name of North America according to some Indigenous groups.

The name Turtle Island comes from First Nations folklore. Many storytellers have different versions of the story, but they mostly agree on how the turtle is part of the creation story. Many First Nations Peoples hold special respect for the fabled turtle that, according to folklore sacrificed his life so that the Earth’s people could have a second chance.

This new frame is unisex, lightweight with adjustable nosepads and able to accommodate progressive lenses.  Available in a tasteful satin blue front (medium size) or matte black (large size).

Every pair of optical frames comes with an embossed hard case and microfibre cleaning cloth, and 2 year warranty. 

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



Satin Blue 54-19-140, B-Size (Vertical lens height): 37.8 mm

Matte Black - 57-21-145, B-Size (Vertical lens height):  39.9 mm



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 & Stainless Steel
Donald Chretien
Frame Size:
54-19-140 or 57-21-145
B - size (vertical lens height):
37.8 mm or 39.9mm


  • 5

    Posted by kenneth davidson on 2022 Aug 28th

    Love the turtle artwork. Very sturdy and comfortable frames.

  • 5
    Love these frames

    Posted by Lisa on 2022 Aug 28th

    Love the look and feel of these frames and get lots of compliments.

  • 5
    Optical Frame: Turtle Island

    Posted by NormaAlicia Pino on 2020 Dec 12th

    Beautiful and well made! My third set of frames from Claudia Alan and they all have been lovely!

  • 5
    beautiful frame

    Posted by Dagsy on 2020 Jun 30th

    color is just as great in person as it is on the website photography. I've got a very strong prescription in them so I'm straining the limits of the frame (and thus, there's a tiny bit of deformation in one bracket- but that's on me, not on the production quality of the frame itself) but the frame is light enough that the weight of my lenses is less noticeable! (my dad's going to be disappointed that the frames were accepted by my optician because if they were refused they'd go to him!)

  • 5
    gorgeous blue

    Posted by Gretchen Ochsenschlager on 2019 Sep 3rd

    Just love the frame and it is an exciting blue. Thanks to you and the artist. I will be so proud to wear these!!!!!

  • 5
    Beautifully made

    Posted by Sara Byron on 2018 Aug 18th

    Love these eye catching frames. They are a little larger than I had envisioned, but by adjusting the nose pieces, they fit perfectly.