Oliver Peoples eyewear started with the opening of their first boutique opticians on Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles in 1987. The founders had a vision of selling eyewear frames that were designed and made in the 'machine age' of the 1920's and 1930's. They began to acquire old unused stock from a liquidated company that had bought up frames from established American manufacturers such as American Optical and Bausch & Lomb. Both of these companies were renowned in the machinery and optical market at the time and supplied many American eyewear brands with eyeglasses.Read More
In this day and age, our eyes are working overdrive. Not only are our eyes being bombarded by various environmental factors, but many of us spend hours every day working on a PC or messaging on our phones or playing video games. Whatever it is, our eyes have to work hard all the time. So, why not use some natural remedies to help your tired eyes rejuvenate and relax. This will also help the long-term health of your eyes!Read More
Sun Awareness Week is a campaign spear-headed by the British Association of Dermatologists and is a way to get people to be aware of the potential harm too much exposure to the sun can have. This also means the skin around your eyes, which is actually much more sensitive to sun than the skin on the rest of your body. Also, everyone is aware that too much sun can be harmful to skin, but too much sun can also be harmful to your eyes.Read More
Wearing glasses is no longer a stigma. In fact, young people are wearing glasses, even if they don’t need them! Glasses are now a fashion statement. So, don’t worry about having to wear glasses. Also, there is such a wide range of eyewear to choose from, you don’t have to worry about looking old or boring! Glasses are now considered a fashion accessory, so why not choose the ones that make you look younger and fashionable or choose several glasses for different occasions.Read More
June 12th kicks of National Glaucoma Awareness Week, supported by the International Glaucoma Association (IGA). The goal is to increase general awareness of Glaucoma and the need for regular eye exams. Glaucoma is known as the ‘silent thief of sight’ because it gradually damages the optic nerve and if untreated can eventually lead to vision loss.
One of the reasons the IGA wants to increase the awareness of Glaucoma as the disease has no early warning signs or symptoms, which means that main means of detection is through regular eye exams. For many, by the time they have symptoms, it is too late to reverse the vision loss. This means that early detection is the key to treating Glaucoma. There is unfortunately no cure yet for Glaucoma.Read More
Summer is quickly approaching and it’s time get those sunglasses out. Perhaps, also a time to add something new, something trendy, something elegant or something whimsical? At Designer Glasses, we have something for every taste and style. Take a look at the new line-up of designer sunglasses on offer. Whether you are just upgrading your look or creating a new lone, this is the time to do it.Read More
Summer is on it's way which means wedding season is nearly upon us. There is lots to think about if you are a bride that wears glasses or even a guest who wants to make a special impression. There are many options for eyewear for weddings so choose a pair of frames that best suits your style and outfit.Read More
Summer is of course the best time to show off your sunglasses! There's nothing like getting into the fray with a new pair of sunglasses. There are lots of fun, funky, fashionable and flash frames to be seen in this year. Some designers have come up with new colours and bold shapes, while others have upgraded classic styles. August is a great time to update your look with a new pair of sunglasses. Here are some of the hottest styles available:Read More
European sunglass and eyewear designers have created leading international brands that rank among the top in the world. We stock a wide range of designer sunglasses by European designers and one surely to both fit your fashion needs, as well as budget. Here are some of the top European designers you should consider when buying your next pair of sunglasses:Read More
Some styles simply do not go out of fashion. For sunglasses it’s the ubiquitous Aviator sunglasses. Aviators were developed by Bausch & Lomb in the 1930s for American fighter pilots, to help them handle the increased glare from the sun which was making the pilots nauseous.
Planes were flying higher and faster than before and the existing goggles were no longer viable. Bauch & Lomb created and patented the Aviator sunglasses.Read More