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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Etnia Barcelona, Unique Frame Lines


Written by on November 18th 2012

Meet Elizabeth, the most adorable customer of the week! This is Elizabeth’s very first pair of glasses, even though she has wanted glasses for a long time. She is rockin’ the Etnia Barcelona Kids Sildavia frame and I think we can all agree that she looks amazing!

Congrats on being our customer of the week, Elizabeth! You look awesome!  Enjoy your first pair of glasses :-)

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Filed under: Anne et Valentin, Caroline Abram, Etnia Barcelona, Francis Klein, Lafont, Mykita, NEWS!, Oliver Goldsmith, Rapp, Spectacular Sunglasses, Super, Theo, Thierry Lasry, Unique Frame Lines

Plant-Based Glasses…What?!

Written by on October 12th 2012

We are absolutely crazy about color at Eye Spy.  That’s why we are in love with cellulose-based acetate frames!!!  Cellulose-based acetate is the highest quality plastic for making glasses; it is strong, lightweight, and flexible.  It is also natural , best for you skin, and the best material for intense bold color!

What is the difference between cellulose acetate frames and injection molded plastic frames?

Injection mold frames are made by injecting a more brittle petroleum based plastic that is liquefied, then injected into an aluminum or stainless steel mold. Colors are added through a spray application then coated and tumbled for shine. Injection mold frames are generally less expensive but considered to be lower quality and harmful to the environment:(

Unlike injection molded plastic frames, cellulose based acetate is made from natural elements.  Wood pulp and cotton fibers are used to create this advanced material and it is one of the highest rated hypoallergenics in the world!!!  It is also bio-degradable and from a renewable source.

This natural material arrives in sheet form and is subsequently hand-crafted using over 60 different processes.  It is soft and malleable and feels nice on your skin.  It takes on rich and complex color treatments and has widest range for transparency, rich colors, and finishes. More complex colorations are able to be produced by layering several colors or transparencies in layers and sandwiching them together. There are endless possibilities for these laminated acetates.  Cellulose Acetate for eye wear is made by forming layers of plastic into large blocks then carefully slicing individual parts, hand polishing and finally assembling them into a frame.

Wow, that’s a lot of info, but it is important when you are in the market for new glasses!  Look for the frames that will not only help you look your best…but are made with best quality plastic.  May we suggest you check out some new Anne et Valentin, Theo, or Rapp frames:)




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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Etnia Barcelona, Unique Frame Lines

Customer of the Week!!!

Written by on September 15th 2012

Our Customer of the Week is Nate! How could we resist??

Nate looks adorable in his new Etnia Kids frames.  He loves blue and could not resist these textured beauties for his very first pair:)

He didn’t know it, but these eyeglasses are hot off the press! We *just* received these Etnia Kids Metroville frames…and this style has not even been released yet in the US!! It is available in 9 great color combos. Yes, nine colors. Nate is lucky that he had his heart set on blue glasses before he walked into Eye Spy…’cause it would have been a tough decision!

Now until the end of October…kids’ lenses are FREE with a purchase of EX3 anti-reflective coating.  Ask us about the details…

Congrats, Nate, you are our Customer of the Week!!!

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Filed under: Etnia Barcelona, NEWS!, Unique Frame Lines

Back-To-School with Free Lenses!!!

Written by on August 8th 2012

It’s back-to-school season again, even thought it still feels like summer!  Time to head on out and find new backpacks and clothes, since the little ones grow like weeds over the summer.  Eye check-ups are important and maybe some new glasses too!!! And what could be better than frames that grow with your little one! Our new Etnia children’s frames have adjustable temples that will lengthen as your kids grow,  how awesome is that ?  You can even schedule an appointment at Eye Spy… the doctor is in on Thursdays and Sundays:)

Also, from now through the end of October, when you add Super Hi-Vision EX3 Anti-Reflective Coating to your kid’s lenses, you get FREE impact-resistant lenses, worth up to a $140!! That includes all students, even the college-level ones!  What is this EX3 coating, you ask?  While all types of anti-reflective coating reduce glare, EX3 is far superior to most because of its extreme scratch resistance and because it repels dirt and water.  Since students spend most of their time on the computer, they need an anti-reflective coating they can count on!

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Filed under: Etnia Barcelona, KIDS!, Lafont, NEWS!

New Lafont and Etnia Kids Frames!!!

Written by on October 17th 2011
We just got in a new line of kids frames…designed in Spain!  Etnia Barcelona kids frames are so innovative with their vibrant colors and awesome textures.  What kid would fuss about wearing glasses with fun frames like these?

Below are some new additions to our Lafont family.  The classic shapes combined with funky patterns are bold without being overwhelming!   

Drop on in to Eye Spy Optical to see some more newcomers and stay tuned…tons of frames will be on their way in the next couple of months!!!
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