FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BONAVISTA OPTICS ANNOUNCES DOWNTON ABBEY® EYEWEAR
Oakwood, OH, USA, May 14, 2020- Bonavista Optics, Inc. (www.bonavistaoptics.com) is pleased to
announce it will design and launch a Downton Abbey– inspired line of eyewear.
“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
anyone who loves sophisticated and stylish eyewear”.
Ms. Ashley is designing a wide variety of eyewear, of which there will be two Premiere
Limited-Edition Sunglass models that are being hand-made in London. This will be followed by a
complete line of uniquely elegant sunglasses and an ophthalmic line of exquisite eyewear, along
with further surprises to be announced.
The eyewear will be available first in the USA and Canada, followed by the UK and European region.
“You can look forward to seeing many vintage models with a ‘Downton Abbey’® twist, all made of the
finest quality materials and workmanship. The sunglasses are all ophthalmic quality, meaning you
are also able to have prescription sun or computer lenses made for them if you so choose,”
continued Ms. Ashley.
You will find the licensed sunglasses online at bonavistaoptics.com as well as on Amazon.
Pre-sales will begin May 2020. In addition, the ophthalmic line of eyewear will be showing up
exclusively at participating optical stores or eye doctor’s offices in the USA, Canada, the United
Kingdom and EU within the year.
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
highest-grossing domestic film in Focus Features’ history. The movie was a Carnival Films
production, with Focus Features and Universal Pictures International distributing.
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 based in Oakwood, Ohio, which specializes
in Custom Eyewear Solutions for the entire family. 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.