Raen sunglasses

 

 

Founder’s Justin Heit, Jordan Percy, and professional surfer Jeremy Heit started RAEN in 2008. Inspired by their hometown of Oceanside, California, each design is influenced by the eccentricity and uniqueness of Southern California.

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Cutler and Gross Eyewear

Cutler and Gross, the British luxury eyewear company most famous for the Kingsman frame (yes, the one in the movie), has been in the eyewear business since 1969. Graham Cutler and Tony Gross, both opticians, established their namesake brand with the help of frame maker George Smith, who made each frame by hand.

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It’s not every day we see snow in Victoria, BC (thankfully!), likewise, it’s not every day we at Oak Bay Optometry have the opportunity to grace the runway in custom clothing paired with Transition lenses. We had a blast channeling our inner Cindy Crawford, but the glitz and glam didn’t stop there, we also learned all about the newest and best Transitions technology. Click below to learn more!

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Etnia Barcelona

Etnia Barcelona is an eyewear brand with a colourful history. When the first collection was launched in 2001, it revolutionized the way frames were designed by injecting them with an array of colours. Since then, the brand and collection have grown to become synonymous with creativity and high-quality, all while remaining an independent company.

Continue reading to learn more about how three generations of expertise have helped build Etnia Barcelona into the brand it is today.

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Barton Perreira is much loved by customers, staff, and celebrities alike, so what’s all the hype about? We have gathered information on the brand inspiration, the dedication to craftsmanship (check out the video on how they Barton Perreira frames are made by hand in Japan), and the high-quality materials to help showcase what sets them apart from other eyewear brands.  Click below to learn more!

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Sunglasses

Now that spring has sprung and patio season has begun, sunglasses have become an everyday essential once again. With all the products and information out there, it’s important to know what’s what. With our Sunglasses Edit, we hope to answer any and all of your questions about sunglasses. If you have any sunglass inquiries or questions, please contact us on Instagram, Facebook, or via email.

Over the years, we have become increasingly aware of how harmful UVA and UVB rays can be to our skin, but what about our eyes?

UVA and UVB radiation can be especially harmful to your eyes and the skin surrounding them. Excessive exposure can lead to a higher risk of eye diseases (such as cataracts, macular degeneration, and snow blindness), increase the risk of skin cancer, and accelerate aging (yes, wrinkles ladies and gentlemen).

So what can we do to defend against harmful radiation and keep our eyes happy and healthy? (And look fabulous, obviously)

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We love Spring! The blossoming of fresh spring flowers, delicate cherry tree blooms, magnolias and more – Victoria has so much to offer! This spring season is all about lightweight styles that showcase your face off during the warmer months. We choose 4 lovely frames that are perfectly embody Spring 2018 – what’s your favourite?