5 Rhode Island Shops to Purchase New Sunglasses

Sun’s out, shades out!

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This article was created in collaboration with Rhode Island Commerce.


Step outside and bask in the sun with a fresh pair of shades. Here’s a list of five shops in Little Rhody to pick up a pair of sunglasses.

College Hill Eye and Optical

This place is College Hill’s most trusted locale for ethical eye care and original eye wear. They offer both comprehensive care and high quality brands to suit your needs. All of their sunglasses use Polarized technology to not only block out harmful UV rays but also enhance the colors you see already. Brands include Ray Ban, Gucci, Kate Spade and more.

The details: 295 South Main St., Providence, 401-340-2179, collegehilleye.com


OPTX Eye Wear

With expert eye wear specialists to customize your experience and find the perfect fit, you’re sure to find the perfect pair of sunnies. They showcase designer collections of sunglasses including Cartier, Tom Ford and Tiffany’s.

The details: 1277 Hartford Ave., Johnston, 401-521-6787, optxrhodeisland.com


Sol Optics

Sol Optics offers sunglasses, cases and readers galore and is the place where fashion meets function. Find the perfect pair of sunnies to fit your face, then head to the beach for a day of fun in the sun.

The details: 375 Thames St., Newport, 401-841-9503, soloptics.com


Bling Eye Wear

Bling Eye Wear, a local eye clinic, serves all of the family’s eye care needs, including sunglasses. They carry a number of designer brands to look through and they can help you achieve the best optical clarity.

The details: 2000 Chapel View Blvd., Suite 220, Cranston, 401-943-4700, blingeyewear.com


Newport Sunglass Shop

With eye wear for every occasion, Newport Sunglass Shop has the largest selection of designer, performance and everyday eye wear. Whether you’re dressing to impress with brands like Coach and Burberry, or preparing for an active summer with Bolle or Oakley, they’ve got you covered.

The details: 109 Swinburne Row, Newport, 401-846-6444, newportsunglass.com

Editor’s note: This story was previously published in June 2020.