Buying Eye Nak in Eye Ran | Eye Joke and Eye Beg Pardon

upscale optician Tehran Iran | buying sunglasses in Iran. pix by Fig & Quince (Persian food culture blog)

buying prescription sunnies in Tehran, Iran

Please forgive me re the title. I simply could not help myself! And yes, this is a post about purchasing eynak that is glasses (specifically prescription sun glasses) in Tehran, Iran.

By way of prologue let me say that I wouldn’t have made my epic trip to Iran were it not for my friends Afooli and Hossein who I stayed with for the bulk of my visit. So very many good memories from this time and hopefully one day I can do it all justice. This quickie photo post is just a fun and quick little photo vignette. Here’s the back story:

One day after coming home from work, Afooli decided she needed a new pair of prescription sun glasses, and so along with Hossein, we hopped into her car and drove to a street lined on both sides from one end to another with opticians and walked into my friend’s favorite spot. All told we spent nearly an hour there during which time Afooli — I’m chuckling at the memory of how strict and picky she was with her choice of frames — finally made  her pick, choosing a super fab pair of sunglasses. Yours truly meanwhile snapped away click click click, happy as a clam. As you can see (ha, pun!) this is a story that ended productively and well. And voila: some shots for your perusal. Hope you will enjoy it and now you have an idea of what people do when they want to buy prescription sun glasses in Tehran, Iran. You also kind of sort of can get an idea of the hijab sartorial choices of women as well.

men women in optician shop, Tehran Iran 2014 - pix & story Fig & Quince (Persian food culture blog)

Inside an optician shop in Tehran, Iran 2014

Afooli pondered and checked out the selection of glasses.

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women in optician shop, Tehran Iran 2014 - pix & story Fig & Quince (Persian food culture blog)Other customers walked in and pondered the same as well.

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men women in optician shop, Tehran Iran 2014 - pix & story Fig & Quince (Persian food culture blog)Someone seems to have engaged in deep philosophical pondering as well. Talk about a thousand yard stare! Penny for your thoughts, lady with lemony scarf!

·men women in optician shop, Tehran Iran 2014 - pix & story Fig & Quince (Persian food culture blog)

Couples continued to browse and shop.

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woman w butterfly scarf in optician shop, Tehran Iran 2014 - pix & story Fig & Quince (Persian food culture blog)I continued to snap away as was my modus operandi. Click click click. BTW, I really liked this lady’s head scarf.

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selfie in optician shop, Tehran Iran 2014 - pix & story Fig & Quince (Persian food culture blog)

Selfie in Tehran

A selfie inevitably ensued. You didn’t need an eyenak to have seen that coming a mile away!

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interior shot of upscale optician shop, Tehran Iran 2014 - pix & story Fig & Quince (Persian food culture blog)An unintentional selfie ensued as well.

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optometrist and  optician shop, Tehran Iran 2014 - pix & story Fig & Quince (Persian food culture blog)

Success! A tres chic (seriously!) pair of sun glasses is found and begotten.

·Iranian husband wife posing outside optician shop in Tehran Iran

Afterwards, Afooli and Hossein humored me by posing for a celebratory commemorative shot outside the store. My camera, however, didn’t humor me with a good shot. Yes, I AM blaming the camera. It was not my fault, needless to say.

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little Persian girl and mom, tehran, Iran 2014

And let’s end on this note: this little toddler Persian girl — with her mom, waiting outside the store — who waved and smiled and I swear was the cutest sweetest little thing I ever saw.

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The End. For now! 🙂

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