Monthly Archives: November 2014

Randolph: Made in the USA

So many products are made out of our country these days. However, one of our favorite brands of designer eyewear is made right here in Massachusetts! Randolph Engineering was founded in Randolph, Massachusetts in 1972 and remains there to this day! The company is most well known for their aviator sunglasses US fighter pilots have been wearing for almost forty years!

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These aviator sunglasses were invented by Jan Waszkiewicz. As the current CEO of Randolph Engineering, his son, Peter Waszkiewicz, is proud to keep his company in the US. When Randolph was first founded, 90% of eyewear was made in the United States and at the moment only 3% of designer frames are currently produced here!

While most companies took their production overseas, Randolph kept their company in the US. Waszkiewicz is thrilled to have stayed right where his father built the company. “We stayed. … And we love it and we’re on the forefront of bringing optical manufacturing back to this country” he said.

Putting the “Made in the USA” stamp on their eyewear is only one of the perks of their high quality production. “We’re well-known for our quality and are so confident, we’ll guarantee our frames for life” said Waszkiewicz.

Vizio Optic now carries a wide selection of styles from Randolph Engineering and we are proud to welcome this all American brand to our designer collection!

Introducing: Lunor

We are so excited to introduce Lunor into the Vizio Optic family. Founded in 1991, Lunor has always strived to be a unique brand. The name Lunor came from the French “Lunette d’Or”, or golden spectacles. This name is a result of Lunor’s first collection of eyeglasses, which were made out of gold.

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Founder Gernot Lindner was motivated by his collection of antique eyeglasses and cases. Some of his most popular acetate frames get their inspiration from the 1930’s and 1960’s, some of his designs even get their inspiration from the 18th and 19th century! The modern twist is that they are now made from acetate but have the original retro design.

Did you know that each pair of Lunor frames goes through up to 200 steps to create the perfect frame? The many years Lunor has spent working closely with manufacturers in southern Germany, as well as the abandonment of mass production, gives strength to the designs and ensures quality products.

Lunor eyeglasses are all made with the utmost care and specificity, down to the hinges, which are hand crafted piece by piece from a metal rod and functional rivets providing durability and style.

 

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Our gorgeous Lunor frame selection contains so many well-made, stylish, and distinct frames that are a must-see!

All images from http://lunor.com/en/kollektion.html.

 

 

Best Tortoise Eyeglasses

Tortoiseshell eyeglasses have been a trend for as long as designers can remember. Whether you want to add a bit of a classic flair into your look or just want to keep up with current fashions, tortoise frames can do both.

At Vizio Optic we carry a huge selection of tortoise eyeglasses. Some of our favorite designer tortoise frames selection include the brands LINDBERG and Oliver Goldsmith.

If you are in the market for a modern style, but enjoy the classic appeal of the LINDBERG design, LINDBERG 1020 in tortoise is a great option, not to mention that it comes in 4 sizes to ensure a really great fit.

LINDBERG 1020

These frames work for both men and women and are the perfect everyday accessory to complete a look.

Oliver Goldsmith Annabel eyeglasses are a perfect example of classic tortoise frames. These Oliver Goldsmith designer spotted tortoise frames are a great option as a pair of up-to-date stylish women’s eyeglasses.

The classic pattern and modern shape of tortoise designer frames can dress up even the most boring work outfit and turn it into a chic look.

Oliver Goldsmith Annabel Eyeglasses