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29 Dec 2022

Downton Abbey Eyewear by Bonavista Optics

Bonavista Optics Inc Hall: 1 Stand: D35
Downton Abbey Eyewear by Bonavista Optics
Downton Abbey Eyewear Showcased at 100 Percent Optical



”1912 Downton” Oakwood, OH, USA, January 02, 2023- Bonavista Optics, Inc. (www.bonavistaoptics.com) is pleased to showcase our Downton Abbey®- inspired line of eyewear frames, sunglasses and optical accessories.

“Downton Abbey’s story, music, photography and talent are a feast for the senses,” says Bonnie Ashley, owner of Bonavista Optics. “This has been an exciting process, bringing some of that art and ambiance into eyewear. We are presenting an optimum product to the discerning Downton fans and are for anyone who loves sophisticated and stylish sunglasses and frames. You will see many vintage models with a ‘Downton Abbey’ ® twist, all made of the finest quality materials and workmanship.” The colour palette matches that of the series, allowing for rich textures and a variety of vibrant tones. Italian acetate, 18 Kt. Gold and titanium materials are used for both rimmed and rimless models which are reflective of the characters.

Ms. Ashley is a licensed optician, which gives the advantage of understanding form and function. In addition to her custom creations for Bonavista Optics and others, she has designed a wide variety of eyewear for DA, beginning with two Premiere Limited-Edition Sunglass models which were hand-made in London. These sunglasses and eyewear accessories such as multiple pair kits, cases and cleaning supplies are available for and from your favourite eye care providers.

All ophthalmic frames are also offered in a kit version that includes a custom clip on/flip up sunglass and cleaning supplies. We were pleased to Premiere our line at "100 Percent Optical" in 2022 in conjunction with the second film, "Downton Abbey, A New Era". We also exhibited the line to excited guests of Vision Expo East in the USA.

The eyewear is available in the US, Canada UK and European region.

About Downton Abbey 

Downton Abbey aired for six seasons on MASTERPIECE on PBS in the US and reached more than 26 million viewers in its final season, making it the highest-rated PBS drama series of all time. A Carnival Films/MASTERPIECE co-production, the series was written and created by Julian Fellowes and executive produced by Gareth Neame, Nigel Marchant, Liz Trubridge, and Fellowes. Downton Abbey is one of the largest UK drama exports of all time, seen in over 250 territories worldwide. With 15 wins and 69 nominations, it is the most nominated non-US show in the history of the Emmys. Also, the winner of three Golden Globes, a special BAFTA and four Screen Actors Guild Awards, the series has captured an extensive fan-base worldwide. Downton Abbey the movie was released in 2019 and became the highest-grossing domestic film in Focus Features’ history. The movie was a Carnival Films production, with Focus Features and Universal Pictures International distributing. Downton Abbey "A New Era" was released in 2022.

About Carnival Films 

Carnival Films is a division of NBCUniversal International Studios and one of the UK’s leading drama specialists. The company is responsible for the global television phenomenon and movie sensation Downton Abbey which topped $190m at the box office and set a new opening record for Focus Features. Carnival’s current slate also includes new drama Belgravia for ITV/EPIX, and the television adaption of Robert Harris’ novel, The Second Sleep. Other shows produced over Carnival’s history include Jamestown, Stan Lee’s Lucky Man, Poirot, Hotel Babylon, Whitechapel and Dracula, as well as award-winning mini-series such as Traffik, Any Human Heart, The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies and the Hollow Crown anthology. Carnival has received a host of national and international awards including Primetime Emmys, Golden Globes and BAFTAs, and has been recognized as the UK’s best production company at both the Bulldog Awards and Broadcast Awards. 

About Bonavista Optics 

Bonavista Optics, Inc. is an independent eyewear company currently based in the US and UK. Bonavista Optics Boutique specializes in Bespoke Fit and Custom Eyewear Solutions, whilst the parent company focuses on frame design and distribution. Company owner and eyewear designer Bonnie Ashley is a licensed and certified contact lens and spectacle optician who began working in the optical industry in 1980. For more information, visit www.bonavistaoptics.com. Press Contact: BJ Ashley optician1@bonavistaoptics.com

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