Author: First Sight
At First Sight Eye Care, we choose to carry brands that tell a story. Allow me to introduce you to some of our favorite glasses brands.
Krewe- “Started in the Quarter, now we’re here” – The French Quarter that is. Krewe Eye Wear is a brand that was started out of a pull behind cart in New Orleans by founder Stirling Barrett in 2013. While the glasses are no longer sold out of a cart, they still carry their New Orleans inspiration with them. “The St. Louis,” named after the street in New Orleans, is the sunglass frame that put the company on the map. This iconic frame is inspired by the wrought iron balconies in the French Quarter.
Like a small batch barrel of bourbon, these frames are not mass produced, but meticulously crafted. Each frame is handmade and goes through a 100-point inspection before it is allowed to ship out. The company also gives back to their community by providing free prescription Krewe glasses to New Orleans High Schoolers in need.
Krewe has been spotted on some famous faces. They are a favorite brand of Beyonce, and have also been seen on Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, and Karlie Kloss.
Orgreen- These are eyeglasses that will stand the test of time. This frame line started in 1997 and comes to us all the way from Copenhagen Denmark. The Danish design brings about a timeless appearance, while offering bold color combinations. These impactful color combinations are executed perfectly by the work of their dedicated in-house colorist, a job that is commonly outsourced by other manufacturers. The designs are inspired by architecture, nature, and art. Orgreen frames can be loud or minimalistic, they are bold and they are confident. But one thing that all the frames have in common is the quality of their design.
Their titanium frames are handmade in Japan, and their other collections feature frames made of premium materials such as stainless steel. Why this really matters is because you won’t be coming in soon after with a broken temple or nose piece. They are strong, light weight, and they give that flawless “barely there” feeling.
Maui Jim – This brand is designed to change the way you see the world. Maui Jim started as a small company selling sunglasses on Ka’anapali beach in Maui. It is a sunglass company born with the question of how to protect eyes from intense glare and harmful UV while still displaying the brilliant colors of island life. The polarizedplus2 lens was the answer. This lens protects the eyes, while still allowing you to see vivid clarity and crisp colors. This lens is featured in every pair of Maui Jim Sunglasses.
Maui Jim is also an expert in creating prescription lenses. When you put your prescription in a Maui Jim pair of glasses, you are getting a digital lens with cutting edge technology. So, whether you are spending a day on the water, or just want to see clearly on your commute, these glasses are sure to do the trick.
These are just a few of our brands and the story behind them. Stay tuned for more information on some of our other favorites in our next blog, and make sure to come check them out at First Sight Eye Care. Book an appointment today!