Category Archives: Glasses and Contacts

Linda Farrow Eyewear

Fine Eyewear and Eyecare offers the Linda Farrow eyewear collection in addition to many other fine collections of eyewear. Our eye doctors also provide advanced vision care to the families of Austin, Cedar Park, Leander, Georgetown, Round Rock and surrounding communities.  Visit our main website for a preview of Gotti  and read more about our eye wear collections : Fine Eyewear Collection

Gotti Eyewear

Unique Gotti Eyewear – Switzerland’s best

Fine Eyewear and Eyecare offers the Gotti eyewear collection in addition to many other fine collections of eyewear. Our eye doctors also provide advanced vision care to the families of Austin, Cedar Park, Leander, Georgetown, Round Rock and surrounding communities.  Visit our main website for a preview of Gotti  and read more about our eye wear collections : Fine Eyewear Collection

Gold and Wood débuts Vintage Inspired eyepieces

gw  Gold and Wood debuts a new Vintage Inspired line of fine eyepieces made from precious woods and plated gold.

Fine Eyewear and Eyecare offers the Gold and Wood eyewear collection in addition to many other fine collections of eyewear. Our eye doctors also provide advanced vision care to the families of Austin, Cedar Park, Leander, Georgetown, Round Rock and surrounding communities.  Visit our main website for a preview of Gold and Wood and read more about our eye wear collections : Fine Eyewear Collection

 

 

 

MyKita Sunglasses a smash hit in Milan

MYKITA MADELEINE MYKITA / Damir Doma model BRADFIELD has just been featured on the runway of the Damir Doma SS16 Women’s show in Milan. In the same layered aesthetic, MADELEINE now joins the MYKITA / Damir Doma collection.

At first glance, the perfectly round MADELEINE appears to consist of two frames, but a closer look reveals the trompe l’oeil construction as an example of particularly sophisticated handcraft. Made of one piece the frame is essentially folded in half and brought into shape in a series of meticulous steps. The result is a distinctive aesthetic in which two delicate circular lenses hover in front of more solid round rims. Contrasting colors accentuate the layered concept. A touch eccentric, very elegant and thoroughly modern.

Fine Eyewear and Eyecare offers an array of Fashion Eyewear including MyKita eyeglasses and MyKita sunglasses in addition to many other fine collections of eyewear and sunglasses . Our eye doctors also provide advanced vision care to the families of Austin, Cedar Park, Leander, Georgetown, Round Rock and surrounding communities.  Visit our main website for a preview and read more about our eyewear collections : Fine Eyewear Collection

Vision Council report – Sunglasses are a must – protect your eyes!

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—More than one in four American adults are risking serious eye damage through exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, according to a new report from The Vision Council, “Protection for the Naked Eye: Sunglasses as a Health Necessity.”The report, which is intended to educate consumers about the importance of wearing sunglasses to protect against UV, was released yesterday to 250 consumer reporters and editors. It finds that more than 25 percent of U.S. adults rarely or never wear sunglasses, and nearly two-thirds are unaware of the link between UV exposure and serious eye diseases such as cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. An abbreviated overview of the report was also shared with long-lead magazines in March of this year, promoting story ideas and supplements for their summer issues.

“Our goal at The Vision Council is to raise awareness about the risks of exposure to UV rays, and the sunglass options and other UV protective eyewear available, so that more and more Americans are protecting their eyes,” said Mike Daley, the CEO of The Vision Council. “Consumers of all ages need to be aware of these issues, and the steps that they can take to prevent damage to the eyes throughout their lifetime.”

The report also finds that more than one-third of parents report that their children 13 and under rarely or never wear sunglasses, despite the fact that children are at increased risk for UV overexposure.

“Because UV exposure happens over a lifetime and doesn’t always produce immediate symptoms, people of all ages must be aware of the negative impact sunlight can have on our eyes—without adequate protection like sunglasses,” said Justin Bazan, OD, medical adviser to The Vision Council.

The release of the report, which coincides with May as UV Awareness Month, supports The Vision Council’s many UV protection activities including an ongoing partnership with Lifetime Fitness as well as a widespread National Sunglasses Day campaign. The Lifetime Fitness partnership directly reaches 6.25 million consumers each month, promoting the importance of UV protection with indoor posters, digital signage, and multiple 30-second TV spots as well as sunglasses-related activities in 12 Lifetime Fitness locations throughout the country to celebrate National Sunglasses Day, June 27.

To view or download a copy of the report, Protection for the Naked Eye: Sunglasses as a Health Necessity, click here.

Fine Eyewear and Eyecare offers an extensive sunglasses collection that not only look great, but protect your eyes. Our eye doctors also provide advanced vision care to the families of Austin, Cedar Park, Leander, Georgetown, Round Rock and surrounding communities.  Visit our main website for a preview a few of our sunglasses : Fine Eyewear Sunglasses Collection

Sunglasses, UV Protection and What You Need to Know to Protect Your Vision

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Vision Council held a briefing on Capitol Hill last week about the impact of UV exposure on vision health. The presentation on “Sunglasses, UV Protection and What You Need to Know to Protect Your Vision” covered both long-term and short-term concerns related to exposure to ultraviolet radiation. Among the vision disorders that can occur from UV exposure that were discussed included cataracts, abnormal eye growths, cancer of the eye, and macular degeneration.Although the summer is almost over, the briefing remains topical because Americans must take appropriate measures to protect their eyes from harmful UV radiation year-round, according to a statement from The Vision Council. Although it can be easier to feel the impact of sun in the summer, UV radiation is always present and can be even more damaging during colder months when adults and children stop wearing UV protection. While the UV index is highest in the spring and summer, it can still reach moderate to very high levels in September and October. In winter months, UV rays can reflect off of snow and into the eyes, especially after a fresh snowfall or during winter sporting activities, when individuals can experience photokeratitis, or “snow blindness,” The Vision Council stated.

The Vision Council further reported: “Despite data about the dangerous effects of UV radiation, Americans are still exposing their eyes and skin to harmful UV exposure, putting them at risk for serious health problems later in life. In fact, 47.6 percent of adults do not protect their eyes simply because they forget to wear sunglasses.”

Fine Eyewear and Eyecare offers an extensive sunglasses collection that not only look great, but protect your eyes. Our eye doctors also provide advanced vision care to the families of Austin, Cedar Park, Leander, Georgetown, Round Rock and surrounding communities.  Visit our main website for a preview a few of our sunglasses : Fine Eyewear Sunglasses Collection

Prada presents “Ornate”

An innovative spirit, curiosity and a strong artisan tradition are its distinctive traits possessed by the entire production process – from the conception stage to the outlet. The three frames in the ORNATE collection are illuminated by a sequence of precious gems that makes them unique, true creations centered around the classic combination of black and white.

 

Model SPR 31P
The magnificent style of the Ornate rounded model is a succession of light and dark crystals applied individually by hand to enhance the large front and make it sinuous and feminine. The temples are enriched with a semicircular detail. The color palette is a play of classic combinations of black and white. Prada logo.

 

 

Model SPR 33P

The decoration on the rectangular version in the Ornate collection comprises a metal coil of

concentric rings interrupted at regular intervals by black crystals in three sizes. The crystal flower composition is the result of long, painstaking work by hand and the selection of very high quality materials. The color palette is a play of classic combinations of black and white. Prada logo.

Model VPR 10Q

The Ornate collection includes an elegant vision model. The lines are tapered and the flower is made slightly smaller to follow the refined profile of the temples. This charming, light and feminine eyewear is available in black, ivory and classic tortoiseshell. Prada logo.

Fine Eyewear and Eyecare offers an array of Fashion Eyewear including Prada  in addition to many other fine collections of eyewear and sunglasses . Our eye doctors also provide advanced vision care to the families of Austin, Cedar Park, Leander, Georgetown, Round Rock and surrounding communities.  Visit our main website for a preview and read more about our sunglasses collections : Fine Eyewear Collection

Steve Carell Floating with Some Maui Jim Sunglasses

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Steve Carell rose to fame after a five-year stint on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and then found greater fame playing Michael Scott on the American version of The Office. Clearly the man knows funny. He is now a bona fide movie star and his most recent film, The Way Way Back, about a shy 14-year-old who goes on summer vacation with his mother and her overbearing boyfriend, hit this past summer and will be released on DVD on Oct. 22. In the film, he and co-star, Toni Collette, both wear Maui Jim sunwear. Carell wears the Makaha sunglasses and Collette wears the Aloha Friday (not shown). Of course, anticipation is already running rampant for Carell’s next film, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, with Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd, scheduled for release on Dec. 20.
Fine Eyewear and Eyecare offers the Maui Jim sunglasses collection in addition to many other fine collections of sunglasses . Our eye doctors also provide advanced vision care to the families of Austin, Cedar Park, Leander, Georgetown, Round Rock and surrounding communities.  Visit our main website for a preview of Maui Jim and read more about our sunglasses collections : Fine Eyewear Sunglasses Collection

Michael Kors – Fun in the Sun!

Michael Kors Suns are Fun
Michael Kors Suns are Fun

 

 

 

 

 

Fine Eyewear and Eyecare offers the Michael Kors sunglasses collection in addition to many other fine collections of sunglasses . Our eye doctors also provide advanced vision care to the families of Austin, Cedar Park, Leander, Georgetown, Round Rock and surrounding communities.  Visit our main website for a preview of Maui Jim and read more about our sunglasses collections : Fine Eyewear Sunglasses Collection

THIN metal granny frames are out and cat eyes are in – the bigger, the better.

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Celebrities such as Gwen Stefani have helped make the cat eye look popular. Source: Splash News Source: Splash News Australia

Industry experts say fashion eyewear has moved towards chunky, plastic frames in bright colours – much like the look favoured by stars such as Gwen Stefani.

“When I first started out 14 years ago the majority of the time it was metal frames, but then over the years a lot of plastic frames have come into play,” Upper Mt Gravatt Specsavers manager Daniel Goodwin said.

“A big thing is the colours. There’s reds, there’s whites, there’s clear frames and they all come in different textures and styles.”

The wayfarer geek glasses made famous by Leonard in the hit TV show The Big Bang Theory were very in at the moment, he said.

Cat eye frames in different colours, styles and textures were also popular.

“Classic metal frames are still popular with the older generation, but the younger people want what they’re seeing on TV, more of a designer frame with more colours to it,” he said.

“They want it to compliment them. They see it as a fashion statement – these are my glasses and I’m making a statement with them.”

Fashion can be fickle, what’s old can be new again – and eyewear is no different.

“There’s been a lot of changes,” Sunnybank Specsavers director Peter Victorsen said.

“When I first started out the eye sizes were quite large. Then they had a distinct move away from that to a minimalist look where they’re quite small and now you can see a trend back to some of the larger styles again.

“Eyewear today is designed to be daring and bold, with strong colours and shapes.”

And it’s not just young hipsters who want to stand out, older people too are going for the bolder look.

“You do get the odd (older) person who wants something a little bit daring,” Mr Victorsen said. “It’s really across all age groups.”

While the trend appears to be moving away from the lighter and smaller look to a heavier look, the possibilities are extensive.

“It’s all dependent on you and what kind of look you want,” Mr Goodwin said.

Fine Eyewear and Eyecare offers an array of Fashion Eyewear including Chanel and Dita in addition to many other fine collections of eyewear and sunglasses . Our eye doctors also provide advanced vision care to the families of Austin, Cedar Park, Leander, Georgetown, Round Rock and surrounding communities.  Visit our main website for a preview and read more about our sunglasses collections : Fine Eyewear Collection