Reading an eye chart mounted or projected on a wall is a standard part of every visit to the optometrist today, but it wasn't always that way. Centuries ago, practitioners struggled to measure vis ...View Article
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Oakley (California) All Locations
Oakley USA is dedicated to purpose beyond reason. Driven by contempt for the commonplace, the company has dedicated itself to creating products that dismiss the standard and stretch the human imagination. Proprietary lens material, Plutonite, provides startling optical clarity and protection against high-mass and high-velocity impact, exceeding the ANSI Z87.1 performance standards available with mirrored or polarized surfaces. Unobtainium ear socks and nose bombs provide a soft yet secure grip, increasing adhesion with perspiration. The super sleek frame designs are patent-protected with the flexibility of the material contributing to the impact resistance, eye protection, and comfort.
Flexon (New York ) All Locations
Flexon has changed the world of eyewear as we know it. Defying all laws of nature Flexon frames return to shape even after accidental bending occurs. Crafted with a titanium based alloy developed by the US Naval Ordinance Lab, Flexon is made from one of the most flexible metals in the world. With four exclusive patents on Flexon, Marchon is able to offer the wearer superior eyewear that provides comfort, durability and functionality that only a technologically superior product can deliver.
Nike (New York) All Locations
Nike Vision eyewear offers active lifestyle consumers the latest vision technology for both on-field and everyday performance. The optical collection features patented Flexon memory-metal technology that provides corrosion resistant strength and durability for everyday wear.
Silhouette (Austria) All Locations
Design is the expression of the complex interaction between form and function. It is supreme art, united by decades of experience, technological perfection, and special inventiveness and originality. Every step of the manufacturing process – from the designers’ first idea to high-quality end product - is characterized by Silhouette’s uncompromising commitment to quality.
Lafont (Paris, France) All Locations
Every new frame starts from a blank sheet, where inspiration and knowledge will combine. The sources of inspirations are multiple: art galleries, travel, deco expo, books, photos, etc… Each LAFONT frame has its own design, pattern, and colors. Each LAFONT frame is exclusive
Louis Lafont started Lafont Opticiens in 1923 with the opening of the first shop in Paris, France. In 1972, Philippe and Laurence Lafont, created the brand LAFONT, in order to distribute the first exclusive collection. The LAFONT concept: combination of design and technique in order to create stylish frames. It’s a daily job to look for new exclusive colors (70% of our color range is exclusive) in acetate or metal, with a refined design and a great deal of detail.
From the beginning of the brand, the collections are entirely and exclusively designed in the lafont creation studio. The studio LAFONT ensures that design & the product are the mark of the brand.
Face a Face (Paris, France) Westside
Far from standardized fashion diktats and conformist trends, each collection asserts its artistic temperament , drawing its inspiration from the sources of Modern Art, architecture and contemporary design.
Face à Face frames are developed within the design studio directed by Pascal Jaulent resembling small subtle pieces of architecture, playing with volumes, shapes, material and textures.
The frames express themselves through a unique color range which is a true FACE A FACE trademark.
FACE A FACE eyewear will reveal your individual personality and underline the boldness, the modernity, the seduction of an independent, creative object of design.
Lilly Pulitzer (Kenmark) All Locations
Lilly never wanted to produce clothing that was suited for the colder months. “It’s always summer somewhere,” she was quoted as saying. In accordance with Mrs. Pulizer’s reported preferences, the dress (and eyewear accessories) was to be worn with bare feet and was lined to give the most freedom for the wearer. With everything Lilly does she follows the motto “Everything is possible with sunshine and a little pink,” which very accurately represents her fun and vibrant designs.
Vera Wang (Kenmark) All Locations
In Vera Wang’s own words “I have a story. My very own. It shaped me, challenged me, and inspired me… it seduced me. How does one describe a lifelong love affair of …. Paris. I studied dance. LA brought me strength, precision and control. Skating freed me. The movement, the sensuality. I could never see things the same way again. And then I discovered another Paris…. youthful but sophisticated. Brave. Paris had affected me like a drug. I guess something deep down inside…. something always beckoned me… a desire to express my own vision of women. I longed for the freedom, the fear, the thrill of design. It was Paris from the start, it embraced me and ultimately saved me. Never forget your first love.”
Maui-Jim (Hawaii) Westside
Maui-Jim is now the fastest growing polarized sunglass maker in the world. The original designs in the early 1980’s proved to be no match for the Hawaiian sun’s severe glare and harmful ultraviolet rays. Since no other sunglasses on the market could meet this specialized need, the company developed their own PolarizedPlus+, a seven-layer laminate that eliminates the most irritating part of sunlight – glare. See the difference for yourself with either prescription or non-prescription sun lenses to enjoy the outdoors more than ever before!
Lunor/Robert Marc (Germany) West Side Only
Lunor frames are clean, modern unisex designs that include oval, teardrop and both a modified and traditional rectangle. Lunor develops a European, fashion-forward look with saddle bridges and as well as a double saddle for maximum comfort and style. Both metals and plastics are available; many of the metal are made with ultra-light titanium. Look for the new surgical steel designs for maximum durability with titanium nose pads.
Retrospecs (California) Westside
Authentic antique eyewear from the 1920’s and 30’s. These are actual 10 and 12 karat gold-filled frames from the period. This company has refurbished the frames, catalogued and stored thousands of pieces for each style presented, virtually every gold frame ever made between 1910 and 1973. Custom is the key word with this collection – temples come in 7 sizes, bridges (the center piece) are available in 3 sizes and the eye sizes (the lens area), come in at least three different sizes. Each piece is unique and is serial numbered for future reference. We are one of only 80 accounts in the United States.
Ray-Ban (Italy) All Locations
Timeless, authentic and imaginative, the Ray-Ban collection remains true to its classic heritage, while continuously evolving to meet today’s fashion demands,. Ray-Ban sunwear provides timeless style with models like the classic Wayfarer and Aviator while also offering exciting new styling innovations in keeping with today’s contemporary urban fashion. Nationwide, Ray-Ban is recognized as the sunglass brand that America loves.
Pro Design (Denmark) Westside
This collection is their homage to the great architects and the golden years of Danish design. It’s our interpretation of the contemporary vintage trend inspired by young urban creatives: both edgy and artisanal, it perfectly captures a downtown vibe.
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