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Customizing Your Glasses

October 28, 2016

What are custom made glasses? Why do I care? Have you ever looked at a pair of sunglasses and thought, “Man, these look great, but this ___(insert complaint here)___ is just not me. I would totally get these if they had __(insert solution here)__.” We are like little genies that can grant your optical wishes. Do you need an optical genie? Continue reading please. Part of being an independent optical shop is being able to say to you: “That’s okay,…

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Intro to Vintage Frames

January 20, 2016

When I first started collecting vintage frames, I knew the basics that every optician knows about old glasses: they’re old, they’re most likely gold and they’re super cool. But then I really dove into researching the details and discovered what I thought I knew about these vintage treasures was slightly lost in translation. So if you’re into vintage glasses, this is where you’ll find answers to all the questions you never knew you had. Enjoy!  What exactly are “Vintage Frames”?…

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Optical History

AO (American Optical) Trial Set – 40 Years Of Research

January 20, 2016

You will soon know that we are obsessed, not only with the history and design of vintage eyewear, but also the history of refraction; when and how it began.  With technology now days, walking into your Optometrist’s office, you are least likely to see one of these, a trial set. Nothing is more important to a refractionist than his trial set.  It is his means of providing his patients with accurate Rx lenses.  A trial set is a refractionist’s “court…

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