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.

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.
26 Sep
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Randolph Engineering, Incorporated was founded in 1972 by Polish immigrants, Jan Waszkiewicz and Stanley Zaleski. They met a decade before while working at a small tool & die company in South Boston. In pursuit of the American dream, they ventured out to start their own business in Randolph, MA.The two entrepreneurs  built tooling dies and machinery for the then thriving US optical manufacturing industry. Through determination and a tireless work, ethic Randolph Engineering became one of the leading optical tool & die companies in the country.

In the late 1970’s Randolph Engineering started manufacturing Mil-Spec Aviator sunglasses for the United States Air Force as a subcontractor producing in excess of 200,000 sunglasses annually. Led by Jan’s sons, Randolph won the government bid to become the prime contractor in 1982. By the late 1980’s Randolph had expanded into the commercial sunglass market after civilians learned about the quality of its sunglasses and prescription frames through military channels.  One of their most popular line is the Aviator.

Originally built for the U.S. Military (Mil-S-25948), Randolph flagship Aviator surpasses rigid military-spec …
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22 Aug
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Of course, you want you child to be the “cool kid” but still have the ability to see the lectures in school.  Having to purchase prescription eyewear for your child seems dreadful, but I’m here to provide some helpful tips when it comes to choosing the right eyewear for your child.

Tip #1: Choosing the right lens material.

If your kid has a more mild prescription, I would recommend choosing either a Polycarbonate or Trivex lens material.  With a mild prescription, the lenses will be nice and light along with shatter resistant.  This will prevent harm to the eyes if any accidents were to happen and the lenses were to be directly impacted.  Now that your spawn can properly see, they can rock some awesome eyeglasses to show off their unique style.

Now, if your child suffers with a stronger prescription, I would highly consider spending the extra money and splurging on a high index lens material.  This will allow for a lighter, thinner and more comfortable lens which is still considered shatter resistant.  Therefore you can prevent the …
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11 Aug
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Just to piggy back off last week’s blog post “Importance of Children’s Sunglasses” written by our wonderful staff member Jay, today let’s talk about Children’s and Teen sunglasses. We learned last week the importance of protecting those tiny eyes, but kids are kids and they all have their very own certain needs. Learn about the brands and technologies that will help keep your kids eyes safe.

School is back in session and that means sports! Bolle, Julbo, and Wiley X all make super cute, comfortable, safety sports glasses in both eye glasses and in sunglasses, prescription and non-prescription. Bolle just released a new line of protective glasses called Bolle Sport Protective. This line includes five different models of full coverage safety glasses for youths. The new Bolle line of protective frames offer New polycarbonate grade frames. All Sport Protective frames are constructed with a recently developed grade of polycarbonate, delivering flexibility for comfort combined with a very high level of impact resistance. Additional benefits include: greater adjustability and an unrivalled ergonomic fit and Easy and mechanical glazing process. …
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05 Aug
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Children tend to spend more time outdoor than adults, so it is imperative they have sunglasses to protect their eyes from the harmful effect of the sun. Long exposure to UV and high-energy visible (blue light) have been shown to increase age related eye problems.  Children are more vulnerable to retinal damage from UV rays because the lens inside a child’s eye is clearer than an adult lens, enabling more UV to penetrate deep into the eye.  It is important for all children, even infants, to wear UV- and HEV-blocking sunglasses anytime they are outdoors in daylight hours. It is also recommended during cloudy or overcast days, since UV rays are invisible and go through cloud covers.  You may be asking what sunglasses I should purchase.  Children’s sunglasses should block 99 to 100 percent of both types of ultraviolet rays: UVA and UVB.

When purchasing children sunglasses make sure they have a polycarbonate lenses.  This is recommend for children since they are impact resistant and they are lighter than glass or standard plastic lens.  Also make sure the frame …
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21 Jul
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Okay, we all know you play PokemonGo, so there is no reason to hide it.

What you do want to make sure you’re hiding, is your eyes.  As your embarking on this journey to find the rarest of the rare Moltres Pokemon, you want to make sure your eyes can handle all the strain from the prolonged hours in the sun, hunting through your neighbor’s backyard to fine those Zapdos, Mewtwo’s and Articuno’s before anyone else.  Don’t you worry, I am here to offer you some awesome options to keep you the cool kit on the block, winning battles at the gym while ensuring your eyes aren’t taking in too much UVA/B/C rays.

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Being a PokemonGo addict myself, I know my eyes rarely come off the screen of my phone unless I’m in fear of getting hit by a car, attacked by a coyote or possibly coming close to falling off a cliff.  Therefore, I highly recommend going with a non-polarized lens to ensure there is no distortion or blacking out of your screen.  I can only see the …
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