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.

26 Sep
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It’s often thought that blue eyes are the most attractive. People with blue eyes often receive compliments on how beautiful their eyes are. I’ve heard more than once from people with brown eyes… I wish I had your eye color!  But are us, blue eyed, people the lucky ones? Not when it comes to eye health.

So first off, blue eyes are not a gift, it is purely a genetic mutation! All human beings are African descents, originally all humans had brown eyes. According to researchers at the University of Copenhagen, one individual 6,000 to 10,000 years ago from Europe suffered this genetic mutation and ended up with blue eyes. This mutation basically made us where our eyes don’t hold melanin. Melanin is a pigment held in the iris of the eye. A lot of this pigment, melanin, makes eyes brown. For those of us who are mutants and have iris that won’t hold melanin are eyes look blue.

Melanin is said to help protect the eye from harsh UV radiation, so technically individuals with beautiful brown eyes are …
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28 Aug
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Winter is right around the corner and our ski enthusiasts will be hitting the slope. It is important to choose the right ski goggles and I will be discussing Bolle lens options and their intended purpose.  When you are choosing the right lens tint for your Bolle ski goggles take into account the weather, terrain, and activity. All of these factors influence how effective your ski goggles will be. I will only discuss a few of the most popular lens options.  I will begin with the clear lens, this is for very low light, fog or night time skiing.  The next lens is the vermilion gun, this is a pink lens with a silver mirror coating.  It brings out contrast and maximizes color definition.  This lens is recommended for cloudy and sunny conditions.  The next lens is the green emerald, this is an amber lens with a green mirror coating.  It will help with overcast and sunny conditions and help to reduce glares.  The modulator light control is built with NXT technology for superior optical clarity.  This is …
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08 Jun
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Happy Almost Friday Eyewear World!

 

I am doing a little twist on the topic for this blog.  Most of you may not know, but I’m an avid dog lover and try to give my two shepherds the most adventurous life possible.  Of course, us humans make sure our eyes are protected against the harsh UV rays, but why not protect our animals?

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Most people don’t realize that their dog’s eyes are as sensitive, if not more sensitive as ours, and a lot of canines will be diagnosed with some sort of eye ailment within the first decade of their lives.  I own German Shepherds who are prone to Chronic Superficial Keratitis so I like to ensure they’re protected from the direct UV rays, bright light and direct heat of the sun when we’re out and about.

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There is a company called Rex Specs that are specifically designed for the protection of our canine’s eyes.  They are created to protect our sacred animals from many harsh elements such as the sun of course, debris, dirt, grass or liquids. Rex …
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27 Apr
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With summer coming, comes outdoor activities. I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about what lens color is good for what and while some brands have specific lens colors for very specific things such as the Bolle Competivision lens for Tennis, I decided to make a rough list of populate activities and the best lens colors for those.

Overall we should always keep in mind that grey and green and grey lenses are very similar in properties. Both are neutral colors so when wearing them everything in sight looks as it normally would just darker. Brown is a contrasting color so the wearing will notice a high contrast in color, like the sky looking bluer, grass looking greener and so on. All lens colors in the brown family will be contrasting lenses such as amber, copper, orange and yellow. Another thing to keep in mind is that a polarized lens will always been darker than a non-polarized lens. So if you are in a place with extreme sunlight you may want to consider a polarized lens and on …
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22 Mar
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Summer is right around the corner and I know some of my motorcycle enthusiasts would love a cool pair of wrap frames, but their prescription exceeds the frame Rx limitation.   The Wiley X Rx Rim System makes eye protection available for prescriptions up to +5.00 and -7.00. Now more people than ever can experience the ANSI safety rated protection and sleek style of Rx-ready sunglasses that are equipped for anything at any time. Available in select Climate Control Series styles. The frames will fit medium to large head size and all frames include, removable Facial Cavity Seal, black zippered clamshell case, leash cord with rubber temple grips, microfiber cleaning cloth, and instruction cards.

Wiley X has a patented, removable Facial Cavity Seals. It is a soft foam that blocks fine dust, debris, and pollen, as well as the wind and peripheral light.   The Rim System is available in the Echo, the Arrow, and the Knife.  The Rim system is available in single vision, lined bifocal and progressive Rx.  The Rim system is only available in a …
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27 Jan
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As I’m sure you’re all well aware, the winter is dwindling away and we will soon be entering spring.  To be exact, we have 51 days, 16 hours and 7 minutes, so let’s start planning ahead and get your eyewear prepped for those sunny days.  This year, this year you should splurge on yourself and get a pair of sunglasses that will not only protect those precious eyes of yours, but also last you a lifetime!

 

If that is what you’re looking for, you need to consider getting yourself a pair of Maui Jim’s!  They came out with a couple new styles for this upcoming summer, I am almost positive won’t disappoint!  Now, if you’re not familiar with Maui Jim, there are a couple things you need to know about them.

 

  1. All their lenses have a high-efficiency polarized film to reduce glare.
  2. Color enhancing features that enhance nature light to help deliver the optimal color & clarity.
  3. Backside anti-reflective coating to reduce glare reflecting from behind, below and above.
  4. Oleophobic properties to repeal water, grease and dirt.

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13 Dec
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Christmas time is upon us and I’m sure you’ve been busy gathering presents for family and friends! It’s the best part if you ask me. It’s easy to forget about eye protection when it’s so cold and gloomy out, but you’ll soon find the sun reflection off the snow can be pretty harsh. Eye wear is a perfect gift because everyone needs it. I’ve gathered a few products to help you along the way…

For women you can’t really go wrong with some aviator sunglasses. The shape looks good on almost all face types and the style is super classic so no need to worry about them not being in fashion. Ray Ban RB3025 is a very classic style. Now they offer this model with many frame colors as well as lens options. Ray Ban recently releases some rainbow mirror lenses that no woman can resist, they are simply stunning. Serengeti also makes some stunning aviators. All the Serengeti lenses will be photochtomatic which means slightly light adjusting, this makes them great for both summer and winter. And if …
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07 Nov
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Hello, everyone!  Winter is fast approaching and I know all my Ski enthusiast that wear prescription glasses are wondering how they are going to see clearly this upcoming ski season?   Don’t worry, Opticsplanet Eyewear department is here to help. The Bolle Goggle Prescription Adapter w/ Clear Rx Lenses transform models of Bolle sunglasses or Bolle goggles into high-performance prescription eyewear. The Rx Prescription Insert installation is simple and straightforward, requiring just a few simple steps.  The Bolle Rx adapter is compatible with these following Bolle goggles:

Please see our Bolle goggle Rx adapter instructions for easy to follow steps for inserting Bolle RX goggles adapters into Bolle goggle frames. Bolle Goggle Rx Adapter snaps into the frame of the Bolle Military Safety Goggles or Bolle Snowboard Goggles …
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26 Oct
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Adding accessories to your Halloween costume can do nothing but make it much more awesome!  Now, the best way to do this to add some eyewear to compliment your attire.  Now, there are always popular trends each year, so I’m going to try and offer some recommendations to spice them up properly.

#1 PokemonGo Trainer – Not to be judgmental, but we all know if you’re dressing up as a PokemonGo Trainer, you have a little nerd in your system.  I say no judgement, because I’m a total nerd.  I would definitely recommend some chunky nylon frames to set the proper trend to your nerdiness.  Some great options would be the classic Ray-Ban Wayfarer RB2140 or possible go a little more hipster with some Persol PO3019S Sunglasses.

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#2 SnapChat Filters – of course, why would this not be the #1 most popular costume, but majority of the filters add some aspect of eyewear to your face.  Let’s start with the Police Officer, a classic Ray-Ban RB3025 would work perfectly, Ray-Ban offers some great mirror coating options to fit the …
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05 Oct
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It’s getting close to my all-time favorite holiday… Halloween!!! I love making Halloween costumes and am currently in the works of making a Pikachu costume for my son, a Pichu costume for my daughter, and two troll costumes for my co-worker and myself! So, for you all, I was thinking of creating a quick costume guide for Girls that wear glasses…And here we go!

 

  • Minion. Yellow long sleeve shirt and overalls. Yellow beanie cap. Black frame
  • Marcy from the Peanuts. Black bob wig. Red T-shirt with blue jeans. White Keds tennis shoes. Circle style frames.
  • Hipster. Wife beater tank top paired with a flannel. Skinny jeans. Chuck Taylor shoes. Beanie cap. Thick black wayfarer style frames and carry a reusable tote and a bicycle tire.
  • Liberian. Low heels with a grey or brown A-line skirt. Oversized cardigan. Cat eye frames. Carry a few books around.
  • Garth from Wayne’s World. Ratty 80’s blonde wig. Tattered jeans. Old band T-shirt with a flannel. Thick black wayfarer style frames.