winter

Emma: NEW YEAR.NEW EYEWEAR.

It’s that time again and it’s hard to believe we only have 10 days left of 2017 and what a year it has been. Working in Optics has really opened my eyes (pardon the pun!!), but seriously, it has DEFINITELY opened my eyes to how important your eye health really is. Here are 3 New Year’s resolutions that everyone should follow, whether you wear glasses or not.

1.    Look after your eyes.

After all we all get one set of eyes and they are one of the most important senses of the human body. Many people set resolutions to lose weight or exercise more but do not forget your eyes. Sight tests do not just clarify whether or not you need glasses, but can detect many problems with your health before you receive any symptoms. Get your eyes checked! Get your children’s eyes checked and make sure you rest those peepers.

2.    Be Yourself.

The most important resolution in my opinion. This doesn’t just relate to your eyes but with everything you do. For me, glasses are an everyday necessity; there isn’t anything in my wardrobe other than glasses that I keep on all day, every day. Dress and accessorise your look with a ‘who cares’ attitude and confidence and don’t be afraid to make a statement with your glasses. Spend less time worrying about cleaning your lenses (as Nikon have a dirt and grease repellent coating) and spend more time enjoying them!

My personal faves for the winter season.

Chanel Tweed

Chanel Tweed

As Tweed is one of Chanel’s key materials to use, we now have this oversized square pilot optical frame which is Chanel’s newest take on tweed, known as the ‘boyfriend tweed’. It is a look of tweed by using imprinted metal across the top of the frame on the double bridge and also made with acetate. It has the classic CC logo on the sides of the frame to keep it as minimal yet effective as possible.

3. The Power Of Sunglasses

Not only are sunglasses everyone’s number one accessory but they protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. Why are sunglasses just considered for summer? They are needed all year round, the sun comes out every day as much as we don’t notice that.. If you're not daring enough with your optical glasses, then be daring with your sunglasses! They instantly make any outfit look cooler.

Throwing it back with the DiorLia, the classic 70’s inspired aviator style with a modern twist. With the classic CD logo on the sides taking it back to Dior’s roots.  The gradient colours running through the frame making it different from all the rest, however using versatile colours such as brown, green and grey that will go with every day looks. As proven the Dior Lia will upgrade your outfit to another level as it’s bold yet with subtle colours.

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DiorGaia and DiorBianca are also from the same collection offering the gradient colours with a transparent effect but in different shapes but all being the oversized sunglass of the season.

Update your style in 2018, try new things and make statements. Life is for living so do that wearing our amazing eyewear, as it is after all... #allabouttheeyewear

Thank you

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Rhianna: F is for FENDI

Here at Eyesite we love diversity. We love everyone's different style, fashion insight and interpretations of what's on trend. Our Eyewear Stylist Rhianna gives an insight into her favourite eyewear for Autumn/Winter '17:

Fendi is world renowned for their fun and bold designs, and this autumn/winter is exactly that. This seasons campaign is called "F en Folie" which is a reference to their playful and unexpected designs which will feature - they’ve even gone as far as to create an all-new face logo which displays the circular F.

My favourite piece of the collection is The Fendi Run Away sunglasses. The design is constructed of its bold, oversized, circular lenses with very fine metal sides and a double bridge - TOP TIP: keep a look out for large metal designs because they are a key trend across the catwalks this autumn/winter. The over exaggerated round shape of the sunglasses is what gives this piece it’s Fendi identity. The use of bold shapes and bright colours are key ingredients into making a Fendi design.

FENDI Run Away

FENDI Run Away

This season we are seeing a come back of large brand logos, which was featured throughout the early 00’s. An example of this is the Dior Overshine, frequently worn by Paris Hilton paired with her pink velour Juicy Couture tracksuit – an early 2000’s staple. Fendi, Dior and Givenchy, to name a few, are heavily displaying this trend in their designs. Not forgetting the most iconic accessory of 2017: The double G Gucci belt. Every VIP has been pictured wearing it and every fashion blogger has to have it

Dior Overshine

Dior Overshine

Which brings me nicely back to the Fendi Run Away. Keeping in suit the front lenses feature a large stamped F logo covering the front entire lens. The logo is then mirrored to make the sunglasses pop even more, this has Fendi written all over it– literally.

I believe what makes these tone-on-tone sunglasses unique is how the frame extends above the surface area of the lens giving them an outline effect for extra definition, once again proving to me why I love these over-sized sunnies so much! A colour for every occasion this piece features five fun colour ways: red, brown, pink, blue and black. So the question is; which colour will we see you rocking this Autumn/Winter?

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The Skis the Limit

When you think of Eyesite you think of luxury sunglasses, glasses and phenomenal eye care, am I right? Well, I bet you didn’t know that we offer a selection of ski masks too! Brought to you just in time for the ski/snowboarding season, we have a selection of four Oakley Ski Masks for you to choose from. Oakley are renowned for making sports specific lenses to dramatically enhance contrast and visibility, which is great for when you’re in both sunny and cloudy conditions. This special technology also prevents the need to change lenses as often, giving you more time out on the slopes:

Oakley O FRAME 2.OXM SNOW MATT WHITE WITH FIRE IRIDIUM LENS

Fire iridium is the most advanced first-generation sports lens.

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Oakley O FRAME 2.OXM SNOW MATT BLACK WITH FIRE IRIDIUM LENS

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  • Dual-Vented Lenses with F2 Anti-fog coating to keep your vision crystal clear.
  •  Discreet frame notches at the masks temple to increase compatibility with prescription eyewear.
  • Triple-layer face foam fleece to wick away sweat.
  • Impact Resistant Lexan Sheet.
  • Oakley’s Flexible O Matter™ frame conforms to your face for optimised comfort and fit.

 

Oakley FLIGHT DECK PRIZM WITH SAPPHIRE IRIDIUM LENS

Prizm™ lenses provide unparalleled control of light transmission resulting in precisely tuned colours to maximise contrast and enhance visibility.

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Oakley FLIGHT DECK PRIZM WITH TORCH IRIDIUM LENS

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  • Optically correct rimless lens design with F3 Anti-fog coating.
  • Discreet frame notches at the masks temple to increase compatibility with prescription eyewear.
  • Lens sub-frame attachment for fast and easy lens changing.
  • Injection Moulded Polycarbonate under extreme pressure to create a precise contour of optically correct geometry.
  • Rigid lens carrier with Oakley’s flexible O Matter™ faceplate.
  • Fits most helmets.

 

If you fancy hitting the slopes with any of these impressive Oakley Ski Masks pop in to any of our stores to try them on!

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Enjoy the slopes!