Entries by Roberto

Donate your used eyeglasses!

There are over 15,000 eyeglasses that together we have donated over the past 30 years!     A heartfelt thank you to those who deposit their used eyeglasses in the special box every day and to those who devote their free time to sorting and cataloging these items, giving a smile to those who cannot afford […]

Teddy Bears and nearsightedness

We thank our lovely customer Rosarita Meneghetti for the collection of Teddy Bears that crowns the window dedicated to myopia in children and the promising ophthalmic solution to prevent its uncontrolled worsening. Read more at our page dedicated to this very timely topic: https://www.otticavascellari.it/controllo-della-miopia/ Ms. Rosarita’s love for these soft toys has turned into a […]

Once upon a time and there will always be St. Mark’s

This month’s window is dedicated to the exhibition “Once Upon a Time and There Will Always Be St. Mark’s“, on display at the Olivetti store designed by renowned Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa. Organized by FAI Fondo Ambiente Italiano with the St. Mark’s Square Association in collaboration with the Carlo Montanaro Archive / La Fabbrica del […]

Happy Easter

Easter is approaching and, like every year, we dedicate our showcase in this period to Easter. This time, however, it wants to be a slightly more thoughtful Easter, dedicated to reading and also, why not, to good company, perhaps with whom to discuss about the readings  just finished. This showcase specifically presents 4 literary works […]


Entering the world of optics in 1946 as an employee of the historic company SAFILO, Urbano Vascellari will then open near the Rialto Bridge in Venice the current activity taking the name of “L’ottico di Rialto”. 75 years after that 1946, we wanted to celebrate this milestone with a dedicated line that inside the auction […]

The Plague Doctor

  This month’s showcase, in which the mask of the Plague Doctor is well displayed, make us think about the fact that at the moment this “black” period has not yet abandoned us. But as the Doctor of the Plague “treated” or visited the plague victims and the sick, trying to heal them, we hope […]

XMas 2021

Happy holidays 2021! This year’s showcase is dedicated to the Nativity and to the release of our latest book about the history of eyewear in Japan.

Let’s fight Myopia with the Stellest ™new lenses

Playing, working, reading, discovering the world … Did you know that most of learning takes place through sight? The more a child develops myopia at a young age, the faster myopia itself progresses. Diagnosing myopia in time allows you to preserve your baby’s sight and visual health. You can try Essilor® Stellest ™ lenses, a […]

75 years of art and profession

18 October 2021. From today, our family has dedicated 75 years to this indispensable craft which in the meantime has become a profession or as they say today, a “Mission” for us! A special thanks to all our loyal customers who have allowed us to achieve this goal.


The twelfth edition, 9 to 17 October 2021, presents site specific installations, exhibitions in private galleries, hotels and museums, workshops, enhanced reality paths, face-to-face and online conferences to discover design meant as a complex process that starts from practical needs to reach the project. The theme proposed for the 2021 edition “DESIGN FOR ALL” is […]