Eyewear Talk Blog
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If any of you are like me, you probably have tons of old cheap sunglasses stashed here and there. I found about twelve pair in my glove compartment. Score! A lot of them I haven’t even seen or wore in over a year, and do you know why? Because they are old and boring, and I have moved on. I took all those glasses and made them into something fresh and awesome. Here is how you can do it too:
Tools you’ll need:
- A clean work space
-A small piece of packing tape
-Some old sunglasses
-A tiny screwdriver (you can get this a local drug store in an eyeglass repair kit)
Step One: Dig around and find all your old sunglasses that you no longer wear. (If you don’t have any, go to your local thrift store and pick up a few pairs to play with.) Lay these glasses on your clean work space and have your tape ready. The tape will be useful to you but helping you not lose all the tiny …
I get to see Audrey Hepburn every day. Well not the actual Academy Award-winning actress and humanitarian but a version of her. The iconic star has been deceased since 1993 but she works with me, she’s the stranger that rides the train with me every day and she is my dearest friends. I am referring to the real Audrey’s iconic beauty and style. Her influence and timelessness is still present.
In retrospect growing up I would visit my Granny and sit with her watching the Nostalgia Channel. I fell deeply in love with the silver screen and all the studio made starlets of that time plucked eyebrows and all. This is where I first say Andrey’s movies like Sabrina, My Fair Lady and of course Breakfast at Tiffany’s. My Granny and legends like Miss Hepburn demonstrated class, poise, grace and a fair dose of moxie. With a colorful filmography including comedy and drama she left a legacy, becoming that rare movie star who men wanted to be with and women wanted to be. Audrey Hepburn assumed the role of …
Do you know a puppy super hero? There are bomb dogs. Dogs overseas serving our country. There are drug sniffing dogs. Our dogs make us laugh and feel better. Let’s face it they are members of our families! Because of this we buy them sweaters and tiny boots to protect them from the elements. But, does your Pooch have eye protection?
I was surprised to learn of a company out there called Doggles that specifically makes eye wear for animals. Mostly dogs but there were a few people putting them on Cats, although I don’t understand why a cat would need sunglasses, but to each is own. They are actually goggles for dogs, hence foreign objects, wind, and UV light. Doggles: goggles for dogs are the first and only eye protection designed and created just for dogs! They have been featured on such shows as CNN, Regis and Kelly, The Today Show, Good Morning America and many others. Doggles supplies many military and community service dogs since there lenses are made of polycarbonate material that is nearly shatterproof. Oddly …
Hello Readers, I realize it’s been way too long. Have you missed me? The Eyewear Group of OpticsPlanet has been busy preparing for our busiest season of the year. Spring is in the air and summer is quickly approaching. At my last eye exam my doctor told me that I need to give contact lenses a break. Taking her advice I have been dutifully wearing my new Versace VE3154 Eyeglass Frames. However on those few bright spring afternoons we have had so far in the Chicagoland area I found that I was now in serious need for prescription sunglasses. It hasn’t been that sunny but for those of you how are used to wearing sunglasses most of the year realize that you become pretty dependent on the protection. At home I have a drawer full of sunglasses (in their cases of course) that I would sport while wearing my contacts last year but again it’s time for change. I feel like I did this not too long ago while trying to choose my geek chic look. Well as …
Working as an Optician I hear time and time again, Heather I’m so upset, I lost my prescription glasses! It is very common for people to call me up and request for me to replace an order they placed not too long ago. This always make me feel very bad. We all know that prescription sun or eye glasses are NOT inexpensive. Because this makes me feel so bad, and I’m not going to lie: I to have lost my glasses before: I did a little research to give you some tips on how to not lose your glasses.
1.) Have a home for your glasses. Where ever you take them, have a home. When they’re in the car have one set location where you always place them. If you wear your then into your house have a designated shelf or bowl where you store them each time. This will automatically cut out those times where you can’t remember where you threw them last and you have to tear the house apart only to remember that you …
Admit it, there has been times in your life when you have pretended your ordinary lipstick shot lasers like Foxxy Cleopatra in Austin Powers, or played with pretend gadgets in the car like James Bond. Recently I have come across two pretty sweet Spy gadgets that are tons of fun to play with.
You may have heard there is a lot of buzz floating around about the new Google Glass tech toy. This piece of equipment does so much. Basically it is a very tiny computer attached to what looks like an eyeglass frame with a little clear window pane of glass above the right eye. The tiny computer projects a translucent image onto the clear window, so while you can see images such as the time, you can see still through the pane of glass in front of you. “What does it do” you ask? Well, the Google Glass does a ton of things. It will tell you the time. Give you directions. It can take photos and movies of things in front of you. …
Valentine’s is shrouded deeply in folklore and liturgical celebration (Catholic public service or duty). Several martyrdom stories stretching back to Roman persecution of Christians were attached to the various early Christian saints named Valentinus. The day was first associated with romantic love in the High Middle Ages (c. 1001–1300), when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their feelings for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards known as “valentines”. Valentine’s Day symbols that are used today include the hearts, doves, and the figure of the winged Eros. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards, E-cards and romantic dinners. Did you know that eyewear is the 2nd most popular accessory for women? Take that as a gift idea for my readers needing some help.
Today many celebrants don themselves in red or pink attire and finally find reason to pull out that “interesting” heart printed clothing. I have found something that that individual can add to their …
Whether you are beating the Bunny slopes or tackling the X Games Superpipe, you’ll need some ski Goggles this season to protect your eyes! If you’re one who loves to sled, a snowboarder, skier, snowmobile guy, or even a snowman maker this blog will help you gain knowledge about Goggles. All ski and snowboard goggles will offer some basic protection from wind and cold, but beyond the basics there are some key features to consider: lens type, lens color/tint, interchangeable lenses, frame size and fit.
Your goal is to get the tint that will provide a good combination of color definition, contrast, depth perception and eye fatigue protection, all with the right visible light transmission (VLT) for your light conditions. A low VLT number such as 15 percent means less eye fatigue on sunny days. And a high VLT number such as 70 percent means better color and depth perception on low-light days.
- In low light and fog, yellow, gold and amber lenses filter out blue light, emphasizing shadows in the snow so you can see …
Have you ever been caught in an amazing, once in a life time situation and wished so hard you had something to record it with? Sky diving? Dance recitals? Your first dance at your wedding? Now with the new Google glass you can catch all those moments with photo or on video all in first person. I have to admit at first I was skeptical when I heard about this product. Okay so you can get directions or update Facebook, I can do all that with my phone! Then I watched a few videos on the products landing page… You can do so much with this little device. You can make calls, video chat, read email, translate languages, check flight schedules, map & time your runs ALL activated by your voice. It’s pretty cool. It’s like Siri only WAY better!
This unit is mounted almost identical to an eyeglass frame . Comfortable sitting on your ears and nose to make the unit hands free with the visual screen slightly above your right eye. Being an optician I could immediately …
As a result of my profession I witness people using inappropriate methods of cleaning their lenses. They incessantly use clothing, paper towels and tissues to clean their ophthalmic or sunglass lenses. Sometimes while speaking with me right at my desk. I will be honest: This is like nails on a chalk board to me. I get numerous calls daily from customers asking me for pricing of new lenses because their lenses are so scratched. They inquire about preventing scratches advice on sustaining the quality of their lenses. Many wonder which is the best cleaning product to use that won’t damage their coatings. Well this is easier than you think. Use fresh water and the cleaning cloth provided with the eyewear. They should be included but If not you can always purchase one from us. And when the cloth no longer cleans the lenses up to your standards put them in the pockets of pants or jeans and throw them in the wash. However please avoid using fabric softener that day. If you feel that you must use a detergent …