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You know what they say about spring: April showers bring May flowers! Well, here in Colorado, April showers also bring a lot of glare on the roads. Here at eOptics, we’ve got the perfect solution: Polarized Sunglasses! Now, you may be wondering how polarized sunglasses can help with showers. The truth is, they Read the rest of this entry »
One of the forerunners of rimless glasses has been Silhouette. They have been designing eyeglasses for many years now, and have been designing rimless eyewear for 10 years. They have designed them with one thing at the front of their minds: protect the lenses as much as possible. Of course, when you’re making frames that are essentially invisible, and fade away, there’s not so much you can do. They have done better than any manufacturer I’ve seen in that aspect, though.
They’ve designed their frames to take as much of the stress off the lenses as possible. The frames themselves take the stress from being worn, and being taken on and off. When you pull them away from your face, you can see the frame bending, and the lenses staying exactly in place.
This may not seem as big a deal to you, but when your lenses can cost upwards of $250 per lens, and the frame costs around $95 to replace a part, you can see the benefits more easily. Of course, the frame is beta titanium, and very difficult to break. It’s nice to have that peace of mind, though.
There is one line of eyeglasses we carry in our stores that fits the popular retro chic motif perfectly. Retrospecs is actually made up of vintage frames from the 20′s through the 70′s that have been refurbished. They’re all new, unworn frames that have been found in collections, or back stock from old optical stores. This is back when jewelers were making frames, and so many of them are gold-filled. This makes them easy to restore, and fairly durable, as well.
The eyeglass frames are mostly metal, with a few zyl and horn frames mixed in. The metal frames are either full rimmed, or rimless, with classic shapes. They do some truly round glasses, a lot of P3 shapes, and some classic Aviator and navigator shapes from the 70′s. Some of them have cable temples, which wrap around your ear, and hold them very securely in place.
If you’re interested in a piece of history, and want to do something authentic for your retro glasses, you can’t miss these!
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.