Category Archives: Eyeglasses

Information and discussion for prescription prescription eyeglasses and eyeglass frames. Current styles from popular brand names with single-vision, bifocal or progressive Rx lenses.

02 Jun

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 47mm eye size to a 53mm eye size with a few stragglers over or under. The color palette ranges from beautiful …
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13 Mar

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 left them in the car!


2.)    Use the case!!! I’m pretty sure every single pair of prescription frames I ever …
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16 Apr

Hello to everyone who reads our blog! The weather is finally getting better here in Illinois. It is sunny and warm! Isn’t that what we were waiting for! I wanted to give you a heads up that we are now, officially, selling Burberry sunglasses and Burberry eyeglasses. I am almost positive that everyone is familiar with that brand and loves it for a very unique brand name design. I always wanted to get a pair of Burberry sunglasses, especially if I saw someone else wearing them. They just look so good, don’t you agree.

Their collection is great. It has styles for absolutely everyone. They have sunglasses with a hidden logo for those who don’t like big logos on the frames. They have glasses with big logos for those who everyone to see what glasses you are wearing. They have small and large models. The best part is that every model comes with a custom Burberry carrying case. Burberry eyewear is also available in a prescription form!…
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15 Dec

Now is a good time to check if you have any money left on your flexible spending account. Most likely if you don’t spend it by the end of the year, you will lose it. The so-called IRS “use it or lose it” rule. If you haven’t scheduled a doctor’s appointment yet, you probably won’t be able to squeeze in as everybody is booked till the end of the year. I would recommend to spend some time reading your flexible spending account expenses guide. You will definitely find something you can use your flex dollars on. For example, besides medical procedures and prescription medicine, some programs cover such things as first aid kits, band aids, cough syrup, over the counter drugs, etc. Or if you need vision correction, you might get an extra pair of prescription eyeglasses. You can get some high end Ray Ban prescription eyeglasses and Polo eyeglasses, or designer Vogue prescription eyeglasses and D&G prescription eyeglasses with your pre-tax money. If you are a fashionista and already own a few pairs of eye glasses, think about a nice pair of prescription sunglasses that you can use for driving. Ray Ban prescription sunglasses or …
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04 Dec

I am happy to announce that we have added some new brands to our eyewear collection! :) Optics Planet now has Polo eyewear available for ordering. Polo sunglasses and Polo eyeglasses are mainly made for men. However, they are few unisex models that will look good on women too. The quality of frames and lenses is phenomenal.

We also added Ralph Lauren eyewear to our collection. They have many great new styles of sunglasses and prescription eyeglasses. We all know Ralph Lauren. He makes the sophisticated, business look sunglasses that are great for any occasion.

Both, Polo and Ralph Lauren eyewear is available with prescription lenses!

 And last but not least we added Prada sunglasses to the site. They are one of my favorite designer brands. Great styles for a great price!…
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25 Nov

Cyber Monday Glasses Sale Guys, Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! We all know that after Thanks Giving there are great price deals that you can find. It is a great time to start you Christmas Shopping since the holidays are coming very soon. :) You also, might want to get ready for the winter season and buy a pair of goggles for skiing or snowboarding.

Optics Planet will have a Cyber Monday Sale this year. You will find great deals on sunglasses, eyeglasses, or goggles. Lot and lots of sales will be available to everyone. I encourage everyone to check out our best sunglasses collection!!!! Happy shopping to all of us! :)
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17 Oct

I have recently written a post in my sunglasses blog about Pupil Distance and why this measurement is a must when you order glasses on line. A lot of people found this entry useful, so I decided to talk little bit more about other facial measurements that opticians take.

When you order eyeglasses with single vision lenses, the prescription provided by your eye care professional and PD is usually all you need. If you decide to get bifocal glasses, you will also need to know Segment Height measurement for the frame you choose. This measurement determines the height of the reading area of the lens. Why is it necessary to get an accurate seg height measurement when ordering bifocal sunglasses or eyeglasses? Because if the reading segment of the lens is misplaced, you will have to bend your neck backwards or pull the eye glasses down the nose when reading.…
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15 Sep

I went camping recently. While being there I got into a fight with one of the guys there. I was wearing Vogue sunglasses with large lenses, and he said that he doesn’t like sunglasses like that since he can not see my face. So, I told him that it is a personal choice that person chooses himself. It might be true that smaller lenses look classier, but it does not mean that large lenses look bad or have no benefits.

Large lenses cover your eyes more, therefore, blocking more of the UV rays from the sun. At the same time, it does not make any face look bad just because other people can not see their face. Most people look great in sunglasses with large lenses. Others look good in sunglasses with small lenses.

Most sunglasses brands are making both styles of sunglasses nowadays. Look at one of the most popular brands like Ray Ban sunglasses. They have many models with small lenses, and for some reason it is more popular for men then women. They also have many models with large lenses they look modern and stylish. Same think with Ray Ban prescription eyeglasses. So, do not …
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30 Jul

Get sunglasses with glass lenses. Glass is known not only for its outstanding optical properties, but also for the scratch-resistance. A lot of eyewear brands offer their signature glass lenses – Serengeti and Ray Ban are some of them. If you need vision correction, some eyeglasses frames can be fitted with Rx glass lenses as well. Though I would not recommend glass if your eyeglasses prescription is high as the lenses will be thick.

tipps_zur_reinigung.jpgIf glass isn’t an option, make sure that the lenses are treated with a special coating to prevent scratches. Some lens materials like polycarbonate have scratch-resistant coating built-in, some materials like CR-39 don’t. CR-39 requires an additional anti-scratch coating to be applied on top of the lens. If you buy sunglasses, you can check with a sales rep what the lens material is and if the lenses have anti-scratch protection. When buying prescription eyeglasses, you can request an additional anti-scratch coating.

Use a cotton lens cloth to clean the lenses. Avoid rubbing them with a paper towel as it can leave micro-scratches on a lens. Also try to keep your sunglasses in a protective case when you are not using them. A good quality pair …
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16 Jul

Optics Planet Eyewear CollectionLately, I receive a lot of questions about the prices for eyewear collection. People are asking why our prices are lower than other online companies and if that means that our glasses are not authentic. I just want to assure you that absolutely all of our sunglasses and eyeglasses are 100% authentic and come directly from the manufacturer. We are an authorized dealer for all our eyewear brands. Most of our glasses come with a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty depending on the manufacturer.

We do, however, try to have the lowest prices possible for our customers. Our prices are competitive, and most of the time, they are lower than other online stores. If you will find a pair of sunglasses or eyeglasses with a lower price than ours, then we will try to price match that price for you. We, also, offer free shipping with all orders over $29.95.

Feel free to check out our sunglasses collection and don’t forget that we offer prescription sunglasses as well. :)
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