Eyewear Talk Blog

Join the Eyewear Experts at EyewearPlanet.com and OpticsPlanet.com! We talk about sunglasses, eyeglasses frames, prescription glasses, goggles and everything else related to the wonderful and stylish world of eyewear.

24 Jul
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Hello everyone!  Are you someone who enjoys long hours in front of the screen playing video games?  If the answer is yes!  I would like to introduce you a protective eyewear for all the gamers out there.  Gunnar Opticks have created the gamers dream, our eyes are a valuable asset and we want to make sure they are protected at all time.  Gunnar Opticks has introduced the Vayper Full Rim video glasses.  It helps reduce eye fatigue for those with 20/20 vision. Eyestrain can cause visual stress, and dry eyes this can be caused by extended periods of digital screen viewing. Gunnar’s digital eyewear filters out the harsh, high-energy part of the spectrum and creates a more relaxed viewing experience to help your eyes focus more naturally. The amber lens tint, anti-glare coatings, and ultra-pure lens material help provide sharper, clearer vision. Gunnar’s i-AMP lens technology is specifically engineered to reduce digital eyestrain, enhance viewing detail and protect the eyes of the serious gamer in order to stay focused and play longer. Made of high tensile steel with …
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11 Jun
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Some people go there entire lives never to realize they are colorblind. Being color blind, which is actually not a form of blindness at all, is a deficiency in the way you see color. If you are born this way, how could you ever know there was anything different out there? Urban legend or common myths may have you thinking that people with color deficiency can only see in blacks and greys, this is not true. Most commonly people that are color blind have red-green color deficiency, but there are others like blue-yellow as well. Basically a person whom is color blind may see some of these colors but all washed out. They lack the ability to see vivid hues which often makes different colors all look the same. While it is mostly a genetic disease, some people may get color blindness at a later age due to other health problems such as Cataracts, Parkinson’s disease, Tiagabine for epilepsy or Kallman’s syndrome.

 

I, myself did not know much about Color Blindness, but I saw this amazing video on …
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02 Jun
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If you consider yourself part of the counter culture, if you like skateboarding, photography, or funky house music, Arnette Eyewear is the brand for you. We here at Optics Planet recently had the pleasure of meeting some reps all the way from California, where the Arnette brand lives and breathes. They, like their brand where very easy going and fun, surfer type of guys. Relative to the local scene with a totally urban vibe Arnette is making its way all across America at concerts, on artists, skateboarders, surfers, musicians, tattoo artists and Festival goers alike. Being a not so typical mother of three, one with tattoos and purple hair, I immediately fell in love with the new refreshed Arnette line, but it’s not just for us wild ones!

The new Arnette line is marketed toward Tween to Mid Thirties. What this means is that their eyeglass line is fitted toward the smaller face, which is awesome because there is not a bunch of eye wear lines out there made for smaller faces. Their eyeglasses range in size from a …
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16 Apr
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Spring is here and summer is on the way. After all the layer and layers of clothes and the drab colors of winter…something about the sunshine makes me feel inspired to be colorful. It’s the perfect time to get into some PRINTS!

We are all familiar with the Ray Ban Original Wayfarer. Ray Ban really does an amazing job at keeping this old model fresh. This year they introduced some jean printed RB2140’s that are just so amazing I had to share.  These new jean prints are available in green, purple (my favorite), teal, black, orange and classic blue jean color and all of them have amazing matching gradient lenses! Ray Ban has really done some amazing prints on this model such as Mickey Mouse, Subway print, Camo, and Buttons which are all to die for, but if you’re a fan of printed frame you have to get these new Jean ones!

 

Dolce and Gabbana also released some fun prints: Animal prints this year. On DD2192 you can see some animal printed temple arms on fun accent …
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25 Feb
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If you are wondering what sunglasses Bradley Cooper was wearing in “American Sniper” you need to wait no more.  He’s wearing the Wiley X Saint.  Wiley X is an industry standard in the U.S. military and they meet stringent ANSI Z87.1 High Velocity and High Mass Impact Safety Standards, providing occupational grade protection for all wearers and a wide range of activities.  They are one of the only premium sunglasses brand with this level of vision protection in every pair of glasses it make.  Almost all Wiley X eyewear styles are Rx-ready, making these glasses an ideal, no-comprise solution for people who requires prescriptions for almost any activities.  The Wiley X Saints featured in the movie have the Wiley X logo in white, which was specially made for the movie, for us non-stars, it’s a silver Wiley X logo.

The Wiley X Saint is a stylish, yet highly functional changeable series model available in a black frame with clear, grey, and light rust lenses.  It is ideal for those with small to medium head sizes, providing a secure,
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30 Oct
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Alright so maybe you don’t want to look like a Rapper, but maybe you have wanted to look like a Surfer, a cast member from Jersey Shore, or a night club DJ. There are thousands of styles of frames on the market right now. A certain style of frame paired with the perfect outfit and you’ll have no trouble duplicating any of those styles. Let’s break it down a little bit and find the perfect shape frame to create the appearance you desire for the day.

Do you want to look like a Naturalist or Tree Hugger perhaps? I’ve got two really cool brands for you: Wood U? and Earth Wood. For those of you that follow our blog Larum recently talked about the Earth Wood brand so I’m sure you already know all the beautiful details, if not go back and read it! Both of these environment friendly brands use real wood to make their frames. You can get them with lots of different lens colors and wood shades. Any of these frames paired with a fitted …
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16 Oct
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I got them. Yes, I finally got them. The Earth Wood Sunglasses came in and I love them. I am the proud owner of the fashionable Earth Wood Siesta 067e ESG067E. I want to go out on a limb and tell you how cool I think the new addition to my eyewear family is. To celebrate my new sunglasses I will try to use a copious amount of tree and wood idioms.

The Siesta is truly the most unique pair of sunglasses I have owned. Inside there is a phrase engraved “Face the sun and shadows will follow”. Very profound! I can’t believe how lightweight they are. It feels as though I have a titanium frame sitting on my face. The frame is a rich Espresso colored Bamboo wood and they smell incredible. Yeah, I smelled them only because the feel and look is so incredible that for but a second I doubted if they were real. With that notion I was barking up the wrong tree. When you look closely you see the grains and texture …
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09 Oct
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Let’s play a game of Eye-Spy. “I spy with my little eye, something that is Terra di Siena”. Today while working I found a stunning pair of sunglasses. I was distracted for but a second but I felt my heart rate quicken. I was checking my stock for a customer when I came across the Persol PO3087S Sunglasses. In stock we have the PO3087S-96-S3-58. There are four distinct features that caused me to go back to them after I had completed assisting my customer. First, the frame color name: Terra Di Siena Frame. This color is described as an earth pigment containing iron oxide and manganese oxide. In its natural state, it is yellow-brown and is called raw sienna. When heated, it becomes a reddish brown and is called burnt sienna. It takes its name from the city-state of Siena, Italy. It was one of the first pigments to be used by humans and is found in many cave paintings. Now that’s cool! Second, I immediately noticed the trademark silver arrow often referred to as the “Supreme …
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08 Sep
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Once upon a time there was this OpticsPlanet customer named Charlene. Charlene was an active person who loved travel and riding her motorcycle. I enjoy when she comes to see me because she is always prepared with questions and enough time to avoid hasty decisions. This time she needed eyewear that was versatile, reliable and could stand up to her very active lifestyle.  I immediately pointed out Wiley-X Prescription Eyewear, the leading provider of protective eyewear and ballistic products for the U.S. military. She tried on several pairs to find the perfect fit. Fit was especially important because she was planning a 2 week multiple European country motorcycle trip with her husband. It didn’t take her long to find the small to medium fit of the Wiley-X Blink just right with just the right seal from the removable Facial Cavity Seal that blocks wind, debris and peripheral light. In fact she even purchased an extra gasket in case of rain. She didn’t care for the bold black frames so Charlene went with the fun Aluminum Gloss Frame. It …
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28 Aug
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Do you cry like a baby when chopping onions? Have you ever been embarrassed when someone walks in the room and your eyes are all red and tears rolling down your cheeks? Then they ask “Oh my Gosh, what happened?” And then you say “I’m fine I’m just cutting up an onion”. Well no more. No more burning and itchy eyes. No more tears.  I have a solution.

Onions have unstable chemicals. Onions produce the chemical irritant known as syn-propanethial-S-oxide. It stimulates the eyes’ lachrymal glands so they release tears. These chemicals are released through fume which happens immediately when the onion is punctured. So, the obvious solution is to protect your eyes from these fumes.

Any glasses with a snug fit and a facial cavity or foam gasket will do wonders.  Wiley X offers a wide range of glasses with face gaskets. If you have a small face the Wiley X Blink would be great. It is available with a clear, polycarbonate safety lens which is great in case there is ever a freak accident and you accidentally …
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