Archive for April, 2010
We just picked up a new line (for us) called Gunnar or Gunnar Optiks. They make digital eyeglasses for people who don’t usually wear glasses, but spend long hours in front of a computer, or for people who like to game. They help to protect your eyes and keep you more comfortable. The have an 8-base wrap to help keep your eyes from drying out, and a comfortable yellow tint to improve visual acuity. They also have a very slight correction that helps your eyes relax when focusing on closer things (such as a tv or computer).
For those of you tied to your computers during the day, these glasses can be lifesavers. Many people have noticed they feel less fatigued at night, and some even find themselves more productive during the day.
And, for you MMO players, or X-Box Live (or the PS3 equivalent), people using Gunnars have reported less fatigue (again) and faster response times. We all know what that means…more butt-kicking!
Check these out; you’ll be happy you did.
With spring finally here, and warmer weather right around the corner (or already here, depending on your locale), it’s time to talk about what makes a good pair of sunglasses. Of course, the most important thing is to protect your eyes from ultraviolet radiation. Cataracts and early onset macular degeneration have been linked to exposure to UV rays, so it’s extremely important to take care of your eyes. All sunglasses sold in the US are supposed to fully protect you from UVA and UVB radiation.
What about polarization? What is it? Polarization was originally developed to help fishermen see beneath the surface of the water. It blocks glare along a horizontal plane. So, if you’re going to be out on the water, or near the water, it’s essential. For the rest of us, polarization is usually more comfortable for our eyes. It takes the glare off the road, if we’re driving after a rainstorm, it takes glare off chrome bumpers, and things like that.
Food for thought!
I just wanted to let you all know that our brick and mortar stores are having a trunk show this weekend, showcasing Salt Eyeglasses and Sunglasses! We’re very excited, as Salt is a wonderful company, and they make outstanding glasses. The styles are beautiful, the colors rich and brilliant, and they’re made from some of the best materials. They’re durable and very fashionable glasses.
The sunglasses hearken back to a different era, with the aviators and double bars being very popular. All of them are fully polarized, in addition to blocking 100% of UVA and UVB rays.
If you’re in the area, you should check out this great line. We’ll be showing them in our Flatirons location on Thursday from 2-7pm, in our Greenwood Village store on Friday from 2-7, in our Cherry Creek store on Saturday from 12-5, and in our Park Meadows location on Sunday from 12-5.
Make plans to stop by; you’ll be happy you did. If you can’t, we do have Salt frames up on our website here, so you can always check them out that way as well.
April’s featured frame for Rudy Project is the Helium, an eyeglass frame new to the Rudy project family. Rudy’s eyeglass collection features the same athletic styling and performance features as many of their sunglasses, only for everyday wear.
Helium Eyeglasses are crafted of stainless steel and come as either a full frame or rimless eyeglasses version. There are even two shapes of lenses available, the Helium A and Helium B.
Here’s what the folks at Rudy have to say about this sporty eyeglass option:
“The latest in the Rudy Project ophthalmic line, the Helium (both rimless and full rim) series offers adjustable temple tips and nose pads as well as flex temples to create a perfect fit. These ophthalmic frames are extremely light weight (mode of stainless steel) and designed and produced in Italy for the ultimate in comfort and style!”
Specs for Helium A and Helium B in order are:
Weight: A-.61oz / B-.57oz
Eye Size: A-51 / B-54
DBL: A-15 / B-16
Temple: A-132 / B-137
So if you’re looking for a sporty frame for your eyeglasses check out the April featured frame of the month.
I spoke with Julie at our Park Meadows location today, and her favorite frame (this week) is the Face a Face Gloss 1. She loves the way the front of the frame is designed to give uplift on a woman’s face. The metal front adds definition to the glasses, but not weight. The acetate temples contrast nicely with the front and give a little added funk to the frame.
She also likes the fact that the Gloss 1 is large enough to accommodate a progressive lens, so she can fit it on many different women. It comes in many different colors, ranging from more neutral to fun and vibrant, so it can go with many different styles, depending on your personality.
Face a Face is known for their brilliant colors, and contrasting temples and fronts. They push the edge of the envelope, with beautiful results. The frames are made to be worn, and when you do, you’ll get compliment after compliment.
Take a look; you’ll love what you find.