Category Archives: EyewearTalk Messages

08 Jun

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?


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.


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 Specs recommends using their eyewear for dogs already diagnosed with Chronic Superficial Keratitis or animals at risk to try and eliminate …
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27 Apr

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 the contrary if you live in a place mostly overcast, you may not want a polarized lens.

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22 Mar

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 black frame, but it is customizable in regards to lens tints and mirror coating options. The Wiley X Rim system is …
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27 Jan

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.
  5. Patented clearshell scratch coating for the utmost protection and durability.


With all that goodness being said, let’s review some of …
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13 Dec

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 you want to get REALLY fancy Randolph Engineering offers the Pilot 23K Gold Aviator which is sure to dazzle the lady …
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07 Nov

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 and does not impede their performance.   Enjoy a safe skiing season!…
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26 Oct

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.


#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 stereotypical police officer.  We also have the summer oriented filter which made you look like a cartoon character, which is also …
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05 Oct

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.
  • Waldo. Red and white stripped long sleeve shirt with skinny blue jeans. Brown boots. Red and white stripped beanie. Thick black circle style frame. Carry binoculars.
26 Sep

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 standards. Standard issue since 1982, these are battle tested and suitable for the most rigorous and demanding use.


The unique bayonet
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22 Aug

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 future embarrassment of being called four-eyes or being told they are wearing coke bottles.  To be completely honest, I’m not sure …
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