Archive for December, 2009
Occasionally I will come across something online that I agree with totally and completely and experienced just this while reading Goggle news related to sunglasses this morning. I have no idea who the person featured in this article is or even exactly where in NZ the town of Otago is. I do however know that I agree accessories are far more fun than clothing. You don’t need to try them on, you can wear items over and over for decades to come, and it is easy to mix and match accessories to change an outfit at a moments notice. The woman featured in this article has a sunglass collection dating back 40+ years, how I would love to see some of her shades…..
The world of prescription sunglasses used to amount to people going in to an optical store to purchase a new pair of eye glasses. Once the new pair had been selected and dispensed the old pair would be left behind with the request to tint the old lenses so they could be worn as sunglasses. Did this work? Yes, however there are now many better options when it come to prescription sunglasses.
The characteristics that make a good eyeglass frame are not necessarily one and the same to those that make a good sunglass frame. Often the lenses on eyeglasses are smaller than those on an ideal sunglass. The temples on many eyeglasses are narrower than sunglasses and unable to block the sun’s harmful rays from sneaking in this area. The durability factor may not be appropriate, meaning sunglasses are often worn while engaging in sports activity, and many eyeglasses just don’t meet appropriate safety ratings to make them a good choice for such activities. Many sunglasses now feature wrap around styles offering not only sun protection, but also protection from dust and debris, again, not a feature offered by your standard eyeglass frame. And finally, tinting old lenses on previous frames doesn’t allow you to fully express your sense of style while out in the sun.
It used to be that opthalmic sunglass frames were just few and far between and that is why people resorted to the practice of recycling their old frames in to sunglasses. That is no longer the case. Companies like Rudy Project, Maui Jim and Wiley X are just a few companies that are known as top designers in the world of performance sunglasses that now offer there styles through authentic prescription sunglass programs. This means you can finally get the style and performance of up to date over the counter sun eyewear but have them customized with your prescription with optics that will work for various designs. These programs allow you to now have sunglasses that offer proper sun protection, block dust and debris, will hold up in different activities, and will give you prefect optics while doing so.
If you find yourself looking for eyeglasses in Denver stop by one of our 4 locations. All 4 are unique in their offerings and staffed by expert opticians waiting to assist you.
The Cherry Creek location is the original flag ship store and still a favorite for many shoppers. On occasion however people experience issues with parking in the area. If simply shopping at Europtics it is very easy to park in the onsite garage and receive a sticker for validation when you leave. If you wish to explore the greater area of Cherry Creek and all of it’s offerings the city of Denver has just introduced a new pilot parking program for the area. The area extends from 1st to 3rd Ave and between Josephine and Adams. The pilot program allows you to set up an account by calling 888-480-7275 or visiting paybyphone.com. Once you set up your account all that you need to do when parking is call the number and post a payment for your desired length of time by phone, you will be asked to reference a number posted on a nearby meter or parking sign. Once this information is given you can go merrily on your way to shop. When you are within a few minutes of your paid time expiring you will receive a text message reminder as well as the option of renewing your parking(up to the 3 hour limit for the area).
This parking idea has been explored for sometime. Now that it is implemented under a pilot program it will be interesting to see how it works in real life. It certainly sounds like a good idea if you find yourself in the area a lot. It sure beats scrounging for change or walking up to the muni meter only to find it might not be working.
Maui Jim has always been known for their patented technology used in making polarized sunglasses. There has never been any question about their quality and ability to perform under bright light and glare conditions but one does occasionally hear a mutter that it sure would be nice if they had some more focus on fashion. I have to say over time they have started to offer more and more fashion forward options, the most recent of which should be arriving anyday named “Rainbow Falls”.
The frame is constructed of a nylon-acetate combination and is available in 5 stunning color combinations, my favorite and the most unique being Abalone and White with Maui Rose lenses. The sunglasses will feature Maui Evolution Lenses offering lightweight clarity and scratch and shatter resistance.
With a frame size of 63-17-125 this is the perfect fit for small to medium sized females looking for classic fashion with versatility and exceptional eye protection. You can even have it fit with authentic Maui Jim RX lenses as long as your script falls between the range of +3.00 and -3.50.
Keep your eyes open for my announcement once this beauty has arrived and is available for purchase.