Even though glasses are a necessity for most people, we want that necessity to provide superior vision, comfort, durability and style. We use the latest lens technology to provide clear and comfortable vision. We have a wide selection of high quality frames for all shapes and sizes. We will take extra time with you to help you find eyewear that is just right for you.
Since I’m a small, independent business, I have always preferred working with small, independent frame companies. I like to know the story behind each brand of eyewear that I carry, and I plan to share those stories with you in upcoming newsletters.
By sticking to this philosophy I can offer unique eyewear that can’t be found at the big box stores around town. I want your glasses to be unique to you, and I would hate for you to run into someone on the square wearing the same exact pair of glasses you have!
Most glasses these days are made in China, even most of the “designer” frames that big box stores carry. Most frames made in China are still good quality, in fact, most of the frames I carry are manufactured there by independent, U.S. based companies. All of these frames are good quality, and do well for most of my customers.
For those of you looking for a bit more luxury, I have expanded my offerings to include several U.S., European and Japanese frame lines. These frames are handcrafted, extremely lightweight and durable. The manufacturing process takes a bit more time, and you can really feel the difference in quality when you compare them to other glasses. Two of these lines, Lindberg and iGreen are fully customizable, so you can design your own pair of glasses made just for you from start to finish. You can even have your name engraved on them!
Etnia Barcelona Glasses are crafted by partnering with the most technologically advanced manufacturers to make each component of the pair of eyeglasses of the highest quality resources and design. Through innovative strategy and an extensive knowledge of anatomy, Etnia Barcelona designs and produces each element of the eyewear to result in a pair of glasses defined by high quality and ultimate comfort.
Every detail, from the highest quality mineral lenses made by Barberini in Italy, to the design of an intelligent hinge mechanism which adapts to individual facial features, makes Etnia Barcelona eyewear feel great on any face.
With devotion to each and every detail including the subtleties of color and form, Etnia Barcelona eyewear evokes a natural elegance, similar to a work of art.
Johnny Packer Eyewear is an exclusive line sold only by Dr. Walley. This line was created by Dr. Walley and his friend John Clark Packer. John Clark suffers from a rare lung disease called cystic fibrosis. John Clark has always been into glasses worn by celebrities so he and Dr. Walley worked closely together to design these frames to match closely to those worn by stars like Johnny Depp. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these glasses will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis foundation on behalf of John Clark.
If you are interested in learning more about John Clark’s story, you can listen to this podcast recorded by Dr. Walley and John Clark. Click on this LINK.
If you are looking for something a bit higher quality, that is functional, light weight and fashionable you may really like one of our premium brands called Lindberg. Lindberg frames are made in Denmark, and are among the lightest weight frames I have ever felt.
Some people think that light weight means fragile, it doesn’t. All of these frames are made from titanium which is known for its flexibility and strength. As an example, most golf clubs are made from titanium and they are designed to hit a golf ball over and over again at a high rate of speed without breaking. I’m not saying that titanium is unbreakable, but it is pretty close to it. These frames come in a wide array of colors and are completely customizable. They retail for $650 which may seem high, but I will say that I have not had a single customer complain to me about the price after they feel the quality of these frames. In fact most people come back and buy a second pair because they love them so much.