AYA Optical, the eyewear brand best known for featuring Pacific First Nations art, announces an exciting brand expansion that will celebrate Indigenous art from coast to coast. 

AYA Optical – the coveted optical brand that celebrates Indigenous art will now feature a wider representation of artists. Expect to see must-have optical styles featuring exciting collaborations with acclaimed Indigenous artists of Ojibwe, Kwakitual, TIngit and Navajo heritage. As always, with every AYA product purchased, proceeds are donated to indigenous communities in need. Says AYA Optical creator Carla D’Angelo “AYA is a celebration of Indigenous Art, through collaborations that look to the past and future.”


This design drew from a gorgeous 3rd Phase Chief Blanket. This style is lightweight and very comfortable to wear.  The semi-rimless front allows for progressive lenses and the frame has adjustable nose pads to allow for a more customized fit.  Aspen is available in a sleek matte burgundy or a staple color matte black.  Design by Kathy Marianito

Turtle Island

This style is rich in story and tradition, masterfully incorporates an Ojibwe turtle design onto this classic frame. Vibrant and incredibly detailed in design. Turtle Island is the name of North America according to some Indigenous groups. This new frame is unisex, lightweight and able to accommodate progressive lenses.  Available in a tasteful satin navy front or matte black and also available in 2 sizes medium and large. Design by Donald Chretien


River is a classic style with very fine metal detailed two eagles, Niijh Migiziwigwanag artwork. “The soaring Eagle inspires awe. From its place high above, the Eagle can watch over us as a guardian, bear messages to and from the Creator, manifest well-being and inspire insight two eagles fly together as one spirit and one heart.” Lightweight and available in lustrous classic black front with matte metal temple detailing or beautiful striped grey and alabaster colored acetate with vibrant silver temples. Design by Donald Chretien


These AYA designer eyeglasses lend a unique look to the very popular rectangular shape.  Crafted from hand made acetate the Celeste frame is available in a very much in demand grey tortoise color as well as a rich blue tortoise.  A contemporary eagle design by Corrine Hunt adorns the temples.  Polished to perfection these glasses are a true affordable luxury. Design by Corrine Hunt

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