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A Closer Look at Mykita

A Closer Look at Mykita

Mykita has long been one of our favorite lines. They are constantly searching for innovation both in design and the use of materials. At Mykita Haus, which is the headquarters for the company, they bring together expertise from all disciplines under a single roof. Mykita features many different lines and collaborations within their overall collection. The entire manufacturing process takes place in Mykita Haus in Germany.


Mykita No 1, No 2, Decades, and Lite are the most well known of the lines. All feature a different design aesthetic and different materials. No 1 is the line that laid the foundation for Mykita. Fashioned from stainless steel sheets, the frames are made into a three-dimensional structure through a series of bending and folding steps, similar to the Japanese art of origami. The modern principle behind the openly displayed spiral hinge represents the design approach that has influenced all the other Mykita collections.

 

 

The No 2 collection features acetate frames and has a unique open hinge based off of the original design of Mykita's spiral hinge. Collection No 2 is made of acetate and distinguished by an extensive color palette, including monochrome, patterned or translucent models, and everything in between.

 

 

The Decades collection interprets historical eyewear styles for the here and now. The distinctive aesthetic of the models stems from the translation of classic forms into a modern Mykita construction.

 

The Lite collection is defined by modern silhouettes and pure constructions. The Lite collection features full stainless steel frames as well as combination frames with lightweight acetate. The Lite design concept stands for supreme comfort in a refined aesthetic.


Other collections and collaborations Mykita has are the Mykita First (for kids and teens), Mykita Mylon (features 3D printed frames), Mykita Studio (the avant-garde collection for high fashion), and collaborations with designers Damir Doma, Maison Margiela, Bernhard Wilhelm. For more details on these collections, visit Mykita's Website.

Introducing...

Introducing...

We are excited to announce that we have added a new line to our collection in our store! Introducing Res Rei
RES REI means ‘the thing’ in Latin which is a nod from the Italian company to the history and language of the Roman Empire. It means an existing object, with substance and form; but it also means a concept, an idea.
 
Res Rei views frames as a multifaceted object, they are fashion accessories, but at the same time they are medical devices and used as a tool to correct poor eyesight. Res Rei views frames as an extension of the person and is all about enhancing the personality through showcasing the individuality of the person wearing them. They're a company that looks through a lens of timelessness and they define style with their own point of view.
Res Rei strives to make frames that survive in time and age gracefully. To achieve this, they focus on a few very important things.

Quality is highest among Res Rei's objectives. They work hand in hand with only Italian manufacturers and suppliers. They visit with their suppliers and manufacturers regularly to ensure that the quality of the work and design maintains a very high standard.
They also strive to be environmentally responsible. Res Rei will only produce with sustainable conscious manufacturers who are aware of consequences of industrial production. 
The third tenant is a reverence for their heritage. 
Italians are the inventors of the first piece of eyewear and have been making glasses since then, honing and constantly refining their skills. Most of the world leading brands in the optical business are located within few square kilometers, in the heart of Italy.

For more information or to look at more of the Res Rei collection, visit Res Rei's Website

 

Don't forget Premier Card runs through November 5!

Care Credit

Care Credit

We now accept Care Credit at our office! CareCredit is different from a regular credit card because it helps you pay for out-of-pocket medical expenses by extending special financing options that you can't get when using your Visa or MasterCard.  It's a way to pay for the costs of many treatments and procedures and allows you to make convenient monthly payments.

 

You can use it not only on glasses and contacts, but on many other medical expenses. Many dentists, doctors and even veterinarians take Care Credit. Over 200,000 providers are enrolled across the nation. Once you've applied, you can use it again and again at any location that accepts CareCredit.

 

Our office offers financing options of 6 or 12 months with no interest is charged on purchases of $200 or more. You have to make the minimum monthly payments and pay the full amount due by the end of the promotional period. If you do not, interest is charged from the original purchase date. If you have further questions on terms or conditions, please see the Care Credit Terms and Conditions page.

Applications can be completed in our office, online at www.carecredit.com, or by phone at 1-800-677-0718.