Turtle Island - Optical Frame - Matte Black

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THIS STYLE IS SIZED UP FOR LARGER FACES.  If you want a medium sized frame please look at our Turtle Island in blue color which is not as large.

This glass is rich in story and tradition. Artist Donald Chretien, masterfully incorporates the Ojibwe turtle design onto this classic style.  Vibrant and incredibly detailed in design Turtle Island is the name of North America according to some Indigenous groups.

The name Turtle Island comes from First Nations folklore. Many storytellers have different versions of the story, but they mostly agree on how the turtle is part of the creation story. Many First Nations Peoples hold special respect for the fabled turtle that, according to folklore sacrificed his life so that the Earth’s people could have a second chance.

This new frame is unisex, lightweight with adjustable nosepads and able to accommodate progressive lenses.  Available in a tasteful satin blue front (medium size) or matte black (large size).

Every pair of optical frames comes with an embossed hard case and microfibre cleaning cloth, and 2 year warranty. 

Partial proceeds from the sale of all AYA eyewear and accessory items are donated communities in need.



Satin Blue 54-19-140, B-Size (Vertical lens height): 37.8 mm

Matte Black - 57-21-145, B-Size (Vertical lens height):  39.9 mm



We guarantee our merchandise to be free of manufacturing defects and accept any defective item for refund or exchange within 6 months of purchase. Optical frames are guaranteed for a 2 year period.
Acetate & Stainless Steel
Donald Chretien
Frame Size:
54-19-140 or 57-21-145
B - size (vertical lens height):
37.8 mm or 39.9mm


  • 5
    Beautiful product

    Posted by Joan on 12th Apr 2021

    Product is beautiful, good quality, carry case also of good quality. Love the design

  • 4
    Turtle Island Glasses

    Posted by Sharon Woodhouse on 17th Oct 2018

    I purchased the larger black framed Turtle Island glasses to put some new lenses in next week. I love the images captured on the arms of the glasses.