To end our frame review series, I am closing out with one of the most socially responsible frame companies in the business right now. My last pair of glasses to sport was a red pair of MODO’s.
I saved these for last mostly because I was nervous to wear them because of the color. I literally own zero red things. My alma mater colors are red and white and I don’t even own as much as a keychain with my school’s logo. That being said, I’ve learned in this process to always try new styles or colors you wouldn’t normally be drawn to because you never know what might look good on you.
These frames were super lightweight, and not an obnoxious red, but more of a maroon. When I put them on the first time the first things I noticed was how light they really were. I barely felt them on my face, which was a nice change of pace from the heavier frames from past reviews.
I was also pleasantly surprised with how the red actually looked on me. I won’t lie, it wasn’t my favorite, but it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. I think MODO did a good job staying away from a super bright red and going with a darker shade that will complement skin tones.
Speaking of MODO, I ended up loving the frames even more when I read about this company. They have partnered with the Seva Foundation through Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh, as part of the World Health Organization Vision 2020 Initiative, and donate a frame to someone in need for each MODO frame purchased. How cool is that? So not only when you purchase MODO frames do you get a contemporary design, but you’re also helping provide glasses to someone less fortunate than you.
In closing, these frames fall under the “you have to try them on first rule” simply because of the color. I think my previous reviews have shown that you never know what color or shape will look good on you until you try them on. And secondly, I think this particular frame made me realize how important it is to do research on the company as well before making your purchase. Dr. Ephraim knows all about these frame vendors, but I would definitely suggest doing some research on your own. Most of the companies Dr. Ephraim works with are smaller or independent organizations that have some great stories.