VISIONS offers frames, including hand-made collections, from around the world. Represented in our international smorgasbord of exciting "gourmet" eyewear are collections from Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Austria, Canada, Australia, Japan and South Africa, as well as a new quirky collection of Dutch, Danish and NYC designs.
So get comfortable and join us for a World Tour of our "visionary" collections
(no passport / visa required !) ~
USA: We'll start our journey right here in the USA with our newest, Edgy with a capital E "designed in NYC" collection from Coco & Breezy, including some plastic styles with nosepads. Then it's on to our colorful moderately priced collection ~ NorthWest 77th, which includes metal and plastic styles, many for more petite faces. And speaking of "northwest", there's un-dreary "RainCity" eyewear, designed in hip Seattle, WA.
Picture yourself in colorful French "convertible"!... By that I mean one of our new customizable frames from ZENKA of France Start with one of their deceivingly classic plastic or metal frames and then completely change the look/personality with a colorful (or not) laser-cut or printed overlay. -- The concept is amazing and the combinations are endless! Plus they have a polarized sun "clip" available.
Our favorite must-see hand-made collection from France is BOZ, with dramatic metals and colorful plastics that will take your breath away! There are also interesting new styles for men and women from JF Rey and ladies' frames from Volte Face.
Our other hand-made French collections include Yves Cogan which offer metal, plastic, and combination frames (including stunning sun styles). We continue to have frames from Alain Mikli, known for his fashion-forward edgy designs, and Traction Productions rounding out our major hand-made French collections.
Additionally, from Morel (manufacturing eyewear in France since 1880!) are OGA for men and and expanded selection of sleek LighTech designs for men (and now women too). ALso from Morel is the Koali collection, which includes lovely sun-glass styles and is for the woman who is looking to ease herself from the mundane to the modern in her eyewear.
Since we first opened, our marquee Italian collection has been hand-made Casanova, DolceVita, and Taxi frames from Studio3 Occhiali. They are art jewelry for your face, and despite their uniqueness they are timeless and will be able to be enjoyed for many years to come. Even the most delicate looking designs are hardy and durable and have been proven to withstand trauma that would have broken a lesser frame! (But beware, they can be addictive!). However, they are in limited supply.
Our newest collection is from Ultra Limited -- literally ONE-OF-A-KIND limited edition plastic frames in colorful stripes, including sun styles... Fun frames for fun people!
The beauty of nature plays a part in four collections ~~ Ete' Lunettes uses feathers in their plastic/sunglass collections; Coco Song uses feathers or subtle dried-floral elements plus interesting color-combinations and embellishments for their graceful plastic ladies' styles.
There are also a very few frames still available with beautiful wooden temples such as SeedsOfLife petite plastic women's designs, and Lumiere, more masculine elegant rimless designs plus one from CocoSong.
We're not done yet!... There are more edgy, trendy designs from L.A.Eyeworks, as well as a new small more moderately priced collection from Miyagi.
And finally, we have just two striking colorful plastic frames from Milano6769 .
You'll say "Eye Gotta Have It!" when you see our private-label collection of plastic frames direct from Germany!!! We guarantee that the amazing color combinations and shapes are like nothing you've ever seen before!...and because they're custom-made for us you're not likely to see them anywhere else but VISIONS!
(Note: As of now we have a very limited number in stock. Custom orders take approx. 8 weeks for completion/delivery)
At the other end of the spectrum, bold architectural flourishes characterize the metal hand-made Yabi Spirit collections, most of which are rimless (but definitely don't "disappear").
Spectacles Eyeworks' edgy metal frames with unique finishes come to us from Germany by way of Canada.
Yet another group is from VonBogen, primarily unisex/men's plastic frames in the lower/moderate price range.
Like round?...Prefer rectangle? Come see the sophisticated new wood/wood-trimmed frames from Robert Rudger. A limited-edition collection.
The Iberian peninsula has long been the home of adventurers, and Barcelona Spain in particular a mecca for innovative art. And now VISIONS has the embodiment of both with our Etnia Barcelona collection of subtlely sophisticated frames in plastic, metal, and inlaid combinations, as well as knock-out sun-glasses that celebrate the drama of Africa (just a short ferry-ride from the shores of the Spanish Costa del Sol).
UK: Just added to our optical itinerary is Fysh UK - moderately priced plastic and metal frames -- no translation necessary!
SOUTH AFRICA: Speaking of Africa, David Greene utilizes leaves and reeds in his collection of plastic and combination frames for men and women.
Spectacle Eyeworks and PussyGalore are our two Canadian collections. Spectacles are bold and edgy (and are made in Germany), and now include wood models; PussyGalore are, as the name implies, playful variations of the ever-flattering cat-eye shape.
We're thrilled to have back the gorgeous and bold Limited Edition Jono Hennessy plastic frames that incorporate fabulous patterned/print fabrics. Talk about a "WOW-factor"! They may be from "down-under", but they're way "above-average" in design chic.
Carter Bond uses wood/wood-grain in their Ldt. Ed. men's frames.
We've recently discovered and added a beautiful new collection ~ Ptolemy48 from Kyoto eyewear -- Really special, with lovely jewelry-like details (but no bling!). We couldn't resist and you won't be able to either!
And there are also a few Japanese-made frames in the hip contemporary collections of l.a.EYEWORKS.
And finally from Japan is Kawasaki, the modular, minimalist titanium rimless collections that we have offered since we first opened our doors. By special order.
We've recently added a limited collection of the newly introduced Coco & Breezy handmade frames, both "clear" and sun. Plus there's the hip and quirky, fun and funky moderately priced collections: ROGER (Dutch-designed) and RainCity (from Seattle).
We also offer several other moderately priced collections -- Kliik Denmark, designed for smaller faces (for men and women), as well as "PlumeParis" and "Dolabany" collections.
Some of these collections are manufactured in S.Korea or China, BUT use premium materials and construction techniques that would cost more if produced elsewhere. They are approved w/ the CE (Central Europe) designation stipulating safe and responsible materials/manufacturing methods.
We also still have a few hand-painted plastic Ronit Furst frames from Israel, but they are being phased out.
With all of our Rx collections, we carry only ONE of each style/color combination, and once it's sold, we don't bring it into the inventory again. In most cases we can do special orders of frames we don't have in stock IF it's one of the collections listed above that we carry and it's still available. So if you see something on-line that's among the collections listed above, we may be able to order it for you. (Paid in advance/no returns/ no refunds).
VISIONS' selection of sun-glass frames can be worn "as-is" without Rx or can be fitted with polarized sun-lenses in your Rx. Included are our new Etnia Barcelona "out of Africa" sunwear, as well as BOZ, Ete' and Traction Productions (very sophisticated), Faniel (very dramatic), Koali (very feminine), Evatik (sleek metal for men), Bellagio (moderately priced plastics for men and women), Jaguar (traditional men's metals) and a variety of others.
VISIONS has a small selection of pre-made readers (each w/ a slip-in case).
VISIONS offers all types of lenses, including a full range of hi-index lenses, including Seiko, (for those who are more "visually challenged"), as well as a variety of anti-reflective lens products, including Zeiss and CRIZALtm, which are all warrantied for up to two years.
In the area of progressive multi-focal lenses, we have access to a wide variety of lens designs/price points.
Our primary recommedations include traditionally engineered lenses as well as digital versions by Seiko, Shamir, Hoya, and Varilux. Also available are excellent proprietary lenses based on these well-known brands, but with more options, and often at a lower price point!
(Zeiss lenses are available on a limited basis due to distribution changes made by Zeiss.)
Available in virtually every lens design are official Transitions tm lenses in grey or brown (and in some cases grey-green), as well as CRIZAL tm anti-reflective lens products.
NEW! A new anti-reflective product is now available that offers relief from digital eye-strain. Used in conjunction with Transitions lenses you can now get ALL of the protective (and comfort) benefits in one pair of glasses!
In most cases, lenses are custom-cut to fit the frame in our in-house lab, with usual turn-around times of about a week. However, all drilled rimless designs are sent out to a specialty lab where turn-around time is generally one to two weeks. Also, because of special lens material/processing requirements, lenses prices for these rimless designs are generally higher than the same Rx in a traditional construction frame.
To help protect their eyewear investment, VISIONS also provides our customers with complimentary co-ordinating hard-cases, lens cloths, and lens spray.
In addition to a selection of lovely hand-made beaded traditional eyeglass "chains", VISONS also offers a limited collection of what we call "Speclaces" . These are necklaces with a silver ring that allows it to serve as a stylish a place to hang your glasses/sunglasses when you're out-and-about but not wearing them, or as a place to hang your ID badge, etc.
And for your desk or nite-stand, we recommend/offer eye-glass caddies to keep your glasses safe when you're not wearing them,
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