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Sunglasses have recently become a very popular accessory. As little as only fifty years ago, very few people wore sunglasses on a regular basis. One reason for this was that people did not understand how important it was to keep their eyes shielded from the dangerous effects of the sun. Many studies have proven that […]
Have you been suffering from poor vision problems for many years already? If that is the case, then for sure prescription glasses have already become a requirement for you so that you can see clearly every day. During the past years, buying prescription glasses from any local optical shop tends to become very costly. However, […]
A good mother is going to want to pay attention to kid’s eyeglasses. You are going to want to pay attention to the overall durability of the glasses out there. Many children are not going to think about the finances surrounding their cheap prescription kid’s eyeglasses. You want to be able to see them take interest […]
One of the more pleasant surprises in my readings about eyewear was a little book called “More Than Meets The Eye”. It was a privately published history commemorating the 50th anniversary of Foster Grant in 1972. I’d guess it was meant for internal consumption within Foster Grant and limited use outside the company.
Sports eyewear company Smith Optics leaves Idaho for Italy. The scramble to extract more equity from house brands has begun. The creation of Kering Eyewear has begun to produce interesting fallout. Kering owns the Gucci Group and plans to eschew licensing and produce all its eyewear in-house going forward. The largest companies in optical, of […]
Golfing glasses with adjustable swing-out lenses to help the wearer see the ball better, circa 1940s. Derek C. Davidson was a collector who wrote “Spectacles, Lorgnettes and Monocles”. From his author’s bio: “The late Derek Davidson trained as an optician. He started his own business and a workshop for custom-made fashion spectacles. He also began […]
Although the first Optyl sunglasses made for Christian Dior was a combination frame of sorts (for the record it was huge and amazing with a stamped metal paisley frontpiece) the first decade or so of the Optyl license mostly showcased the sculptural design possibilities of Wilhelm Anger’s moldable wonder plastic. In my opinion the model […]
Although various lorgnettes and quizzing glasses enjoyed flares of vogue throughout the 19th Century, eyeglasses tended to be austere and utilitarian in design regardless of the user’s class. Such was the fashion of the era.