Summer 2019 Dolabany New Releases

Can you believe it is the middle of July already!  Where is the summer going? How is the eyewear business?

Many people are not thinking about upgrading their glasses right now because they are out enjoying their summer with family and friends.  However, now is an excellent time for your customers to be coming in and checking out our new releases!

We have added several new frames and, due to popular demand, many of our top-selling frames have new colors being released!

Kids (or Petite) TR-90

Just in time for summer vacation and the upcoming back-to-school season, Dolabany Eyewear has added three new styles to their line of Kids TR-90 frames.  Dolabany Eyewear TR-90 Kids has been a trendy extension of the brand.

The frame material syncs perfectly with the active lifestyles of our little ones. The colors and shapes are bright and eye-catching, while their style names are inspiring and playful.

Designer

These awesome rectangle frames are great for any face frame, and boys and girls alike!  With the TR-90 material, you can’t go wrong with these frames for any active child. The Dolabany Designer frames come in 4 different colors: Grey, Demi Amber, Navy, and Brown.

 

Optician

The Optician frame is a slightly oversized round frame and is great for little girls to make a statement with their glasses.  And thanks to the TR-90 material, mom’s and dad’s won’t have to worry about them getting broken in the gym or during playtime!  The Dolabany Optician frames come in 4 different colors as well: Blue, Brown, Black, and Demi Amber.

 

Surgeon

How many little kids dream of becoming doctors or surgeons when they grow up? The TR-90 is remarkably durable and flexible, which allows for the frames to withstand most “accidents” that may happen. These Surgeon frames are going to be a massive hit because of their dual colors!  The Dolabany Surgeon frames also come in 4 different colors: Black, Teal, Red, and Brown.

On a side note, all of the Dolabany Kids’ frames have proven to be successful in the petite adult category as well!

 

Men’s TR-90

Dolabany Eyewear is also adding to their adult TR-90 styles with the introduction of the Dolabany Biloxi.  

 

TR-90 allows for an extremely comfortable, all-day wear. The material is an ultra-lightweight material, more so than any acetate frame, and possesses a rubber-like texture that almost makes the glasses feel like they are not being worn. TR-90 frames have become the pair of eyeglasses that an individual can wear on an everyday basis for lengthy periods without getting those irritating aches at the temples and pain around any other pressure points.  The TR-90 material is also hypoallergenic for those that may receive a skin reaction from acetate frames. Moreover, it is a simple solution to those who love wearing glasses but do not necessarily want to feel like they are wearing a bulky pair of frames.

On the other hand, the word “lightweight” should not imply fragility. The TR-90 is remarkably durable. Its flexibility allows for the frames to withstand most “accidents” for those that have an active lifestyle. Or for those that are merely prone to misfortune when it comes to their fragile eyeglasses. These frames are hard to break or distort, which is an advantage to most opticians as they do not need adjustments. Their resilience also allows for their resistance to extreme hot and cold temperatures. Furthermore, an optician can decide for either hot or cold lens inserts, which is a bonus. 

Biloxi

These rectangular frames are sure to be a big hit amongst the active men!  No need to worry about switch out their glasses (or even go without) when they go to the gym or play tennis!  These TR-90 frames are so durable! The Dolabany Biloxi comes in 4 different color frames that the men are going to love! Black, Navy, Brown, and Demi Amber.

 

Retro-Inspired:  Limerick and Passage   

Going with our “old world” design and workmanship, Dolabany Eyewear releases the Limerick and Passage frames.  Dolabany Eyewear is known for its retro-inspired styles, and these new frames are sure to “bring you back.”  Classic, mid-century eyewear fashion is reimagined with Dolabany Eyewear’s signature colors, materials, and accent details.  

All of Dolabany’s frames are vintage recreations and are all made the old-fashioned way – using high-quality acetate, real rivets, and multi-barrel hinges.   Limerick and Passage will join the ranks of Pueblo, Arnold, Sparta, Babylon, and Baxter as Dolabany Eyewear’s staple timeless classic styles.

Dolabany Limerick

 

Dolabany Passage

Sun-Clip:  Arnold

Since introducing the Pueblo, Sardi, and Sparta sun-clips, there has been a high demand for the sun-clip in other styles, and we are here to make the supply for the demand! The black metal sun-clip with grey polarized lenses is now available for the Dolabany Arnold

 

Sun-clips for several models in the collection are also in production and will be available later this year, so be on the lookout!

 

New Colors:  Fabia, Kabelo, and Sparta

The following models have proven to be best-sellers, so much so, that Dolabany Eyewear has had to restock their inventory several times to keep up with the demands. And now to capitalize on these frames successes, new colors have been released for: and

Fabia – Ebony White

 Kabelo – Black

Sparta – Ebony Syrup

 

 

 

 

We hope that you have enjoyed our blog! We hope that you are enjoying your summer!

Here at Dolabany, want to help you stay informed and up-to-date with all of our current frames, along with our new releases.

We would love to know your thoughts on our new releases, so please email us here.

Stay up-to-date with our newest releases by following us on our social media:  TwitterInstagramFacebook, and LinkedIn.

If you are interested in becoming a distributor of the Dolabany frames, send us an email or give us a call!


What is The Difference Between Acetate and TR90 Frames?

We choose frames because we like the style and how they look on our face. Acetate and TR90 frames are close in comparison on their look, but there are a few characteristics that separate the two types of frames. We are going to share the features of the TR90 and Acetate frames to help you choose the right frame for your customers.

Acetate Frames

Acetate material was first used for eyewear in the late 1940s because of brittleness and other problems with previously used plastics and has become widely used for eyeglasses in the industry.

Cellulose acetate also has the most extensive range for transparency, vibrant colors, and finishes. More complex acetate eyewear can be produced by layering several colors or transparencies and “sandwiching” them together.

Cellulose acetate is a cotton-based plastic that is hypoallergenic. So if your customer has a known allergy to plastics or metals, acetate is more than a viable option for for them.

Here are a few of our newest and most popular Acetate frames:

Dolabany Arnold in color Tokyo Tortoise

The line’s retro-inspired models are made the old-fashioned way – using high-quality acetate, real rivets, and multi-barrel hinges.   The Dolabany model, Arnold, is a prime example of the brand’s successful retro looks for both men and women.  It has become the line’s best-seller in this category. The Arnold has recreated one of the most iconic looks of the 1950s and continues to be on-trend today. (Sun-Clip Available)

Dolabany Pueblo in color Blue Multi

The traditional, P3 shape continues to return each season due to its popularity.  Pueblo is a vintage-inspired look recreated by Dolabany, produced with premium zyl, real-rivets, multi-barrel hinges, and a keyhole bridge.  Look for this style in 24 colors and three sizes. (Sun-Clip available)

Dolabany Fabia in color Ebony/White

The Dolabany Fabia is a modified round shape also produced with premium acetate.  The bold, black and white, tortoiseshell pattern is a fun, flirty pick for summer frames.  The Fabia is also available in vibrant red, green, blue and purple

 

TR90 Frames

TR90 is a thermoplastic material that is incredibly durable, flexible, and lightweight. Frames made with TR90 are extremely comfortable. Since they are flexible, they can bend under pressure and contour your customer’s face comfortably.

Because of the TR90 frame’s flexibility, it also makes them resilient to damage. The TR90 frames are made for active adults and kids alike. Since the material is pliable, they are far less likely to break or bend from impact.

With its rubber-like texture and matte finish, it might be hard to imagine this material as the emerging superstar from the Dolabany collection. However, it is those seemingly ordinary features that have contributed to its success. The TR90 models by Dolabany offer comfort, durability, and style to the consumer.

And most remarkable of all, TR90 glasses are supremely lightweight. The TR-90 material allows for an extremely comfortable, all-day wear. Because it’s an ultra-lightweight material, more so than any acetate frame, and possesses a rubber-like texture, the consumer will feel like they aren’t even wearing glasses.

For those that have sensitive skin, the TR90 frames would also make a good alternative.  The TR-90 material is hypoallergenic for those that may receive a skin reaction from acetate or metal frames.

Here are a few of our TR90 frames:

 

Dolabany Sardi in color Brown/Blonde

Though all of Dolabany’s TR-90 models maintain similar qualities, the Dolabany Sardi seems to have trumped them all. Its success can be accredited to the design and structure of the frame. An idyllic shape and size were achieved when the model was first conceived as many different face profiles can enjoy the benefits of the Sardi. A frame that is easy to fit on many different customers is hard to find. In addition to feeling comfortable, the Sardi adds a trendy, retro look without appearing too thick or bulky. Not to mention, there are 39 colors and three sizes to choose from.

Dolabany Samantha in color Blue Fade

The Dolabany Samantha adds bright hues and feminine flair to the TR-90 line. With it’s subtle cat-eye shape to the popular, lightweight material the women are going to love the look and feel of these frames.

 

 

 

Dolabany Chef in color Hidden Forest

Dolabany Optician in color Black

The Dolabany Chef and Optician are great frames for kids or petite sizes. The features of our TR-90 material are ideal for the active lives of our children. TR-90 is flexible, durable, hypoallergenic, resistant to extreme temperatures (both hot and cold), and lightweight (ideal for pressure points at the temples and nose).  Kids want to make a statement too, and they can do that in the many colors we offer.

 

Conclusion

We hope that you have enjoyed our blog! Did you learn a little bit more about the Acetate and TR90 frames?  Here at Dolabany, want to help you stay informed and up-to-date with all of our current frames, along with our new releases.

We would love to know your thoughts on the differences between the Acetate and TR90 frames, so email us here.

Stay up-to-date with our newest releases by following us on our social media:  TwitterInstagramFacebook, and LinkedIn.

If you are interested in becoming a distributor of the Dolabany frames, send us an email or give us a call!


Happy Father’s Day! Dolabany’s Top Picks for Mens Eyewear

Happy Father’s Day, from the Dolabany Family!

 

For all the dads, fathers, stepfathers, stepdads, and grandfathers out there, we want to wish you an exceptional 2019 happy father’s day.  We know that there is a lot that goes into being a father, and we want to help you pick out the right frames.

When it comes to Father’s Day, we really don’t think about our eyewear. This is a great time to have your customers to have their eyes examed. Do they need to change their prescription, and even update their eyeglass frames?

Here at Dolabany, we have several styles for men, from the aviator look to the scholar look. There are sure to be some frames in our inventory that your customers are sure to love.  We want to share with you our top picks for the 2019 Father’s Day.

 

Dolabany Activist

 

As an ode to the original the style of the 1950s, Dolabany Eyewear has released the Activist for 2019. Cultural leaders of the time notably wore this retro, classic style. With the combination of acetate and metal, your customer will establish a distinct and fashionable look.

 

Dolabany Arizona and Seville

The ’70s have resurfaced with a resurgence of thin, oversized, metallic frames.  As we have seen not only on the runway but on the streets as well, the aviator look is coming back, and Dolabany has responded to this trend with these aviator frames.

Dolabany Arizona

The Dolabany Arizona features the old aviator frames exhibiting the thin, oversized metal frames with a double bridge.

Dolabany Seville

The Dolabany Seville also has the double bridge; however, they are made of stainless steel and offer a more rectangular shape to the Arizona round shape.

Not only do dads love this old school, chic, fashionable look, but they are trendy amongst top celebrities and trendsetters.  The best part about aviators, aside from their cool factor, is that they fit just about any face. Square, round, heart, and pear shapes can all pull off aviator frames with ease.

Dolabany Pueblo

The traditional, P3 shape continues to return each season due to its popularity.  Dolabany Pueblo is a vintage-inspired look recreated by Dolabany, produced with premium zyl, real-rivets, multi-barrel hinges, and a keyhole bridge.  (Sun Clip available)

Dolabany Vincent

The Dolabany Vincent has proven to be remarkably successful in the men’s category. The style is produced in a larger size (59 eye) while maintaining a thin, classic, rectangular shape.  Vincent has now been released in two of the line’s most popular colors: Havana and Ebony Syrup.

Dolabany Robbie

The Dolabany Robbie has sleek, thin lines to complete a contemporary eyewear look. These frames also have adjustable nose pieces to help them mold to the customers face.  These two color-tones add depth and dimension to these otherwise classic, rectangular shapes.

Dolabany Babylon

The retro-inspired model, Babylon, has been designed in a smaller eye size 49, however, by extending the bridge and the front end-pieces, the frame fits the average person.  This style helps someone with a strong prescription (Rx) and smaller PD. The Babylon is available in signature colors: Pecan, Ebony Syrup, Blue Auburn, Brown Dusk, Tiger Olive.

Dolabany Minster 

The Dolabany Minster is a classic frame shape produced with high-quality acetate and distinguished with a keyhole bridge and real rivets. The style is available in the collection’s signature colors: Blue Auburn, Ebony Syrup, Brown Dusk, as well as the popular Matte Black and Crystal.

In Closing

Dolabany has many different frames to choose from to help your male customers find the right fit for their faces.  We have only listed a few here, but be sure to check out our website to see all the different frames we carry.

Thank you for reading our blog and click here to search for a Dolabany representative in your area.  Don’t forget to like and follow us on TwitterInstagramFacebook, and LinkedIn to keep up on our new releases!  If you have any questions, feel free to email us here.

 


What Is The Acetate Material Used to Make Eyeglasses? | Acetate vs. Molded Plastic Frames | Acetate Eyeglass Frames Are Durable and Long-Lasting

What is the acetate material used to make eyeglasses? Cellulose acetate is a hypoallergenic, plant-based plastic, that first appeared in the late 1940s because of its durability. Today’s acetate frames are known for being strong, lightweight, and flexible.

Cellulose acetate is a non-petroleum based plastic made from natural cotton and wood fibers. While petroleum products can be more expensive and harmful to the environment, cellulose acetate is from renewable materials.

Acetate eyewear is made by forming layers of plastic into large blocks then carefully slicing individual parts, hand polishing, and assembling them into a frame.

The possibilities are endless for acetate eyeglasses. Cellulose acetate has the broadest range for transparency, vibrant colors, and finishes. An array of intricate colorations can be produced by layering several colors or transparencies in layers and melting them together.

Cellulose Acetate Frames vs. Injection Molded Plastic Frames

Cellulose acetate is hypoallergenic and made from renewable resources. Acetate frames are lightweight and very strong.  These frames are made from cutting, forming, and polishing sheets of plastic.

Injection mold frames are made by injecting a more brittle petroleum-based plastic that is liquified, then inserted 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; however, they are considered to be lower quality.

Acetate is stronger, flexible, and more durable than regular plastic frames, which is why we use them for eyeglasses frames. They are more resistant to pressure placed upon the frames and can bend further before breaking. Acetate is a higher quality plastic than injected molded frames.

Durable

Besides the fact that acetate frames are lightweight, they are also very durable. Acetate frames are made by forming, cutting, and polishing multiple sheets of plastic; which gives these frames their strength. Since the acetate process takes longer with the many layers coming together rather than a straightforward molding, the acetate frames are very durable.

Strength and durability are essential aspects of eyeglasses frames, especially since glasses are the lifeline for 64% of the American adult population.  Without them, some people wouldn’t be able to function, let alone read one sentence in this paragraph. Eyeglass frames are vulnerable items because an impact slightly too hard on any point on the glasses might render them obsolete. For instance, if the bridge breaks, then you have two halves which won’t stay on by themselves. If the frames surrounding the lenses break, you won’t be able to see out of one eye. In this sense, durability is essential, and acetate provides it.

Long Lasting and Affordable

Since acetate is a form of plastic, it doesn’t cost a lot to make acetate eyeglass frames. Acetate eyeglasses frames are a worthwhile investment. They provide the essentials of vision correction, but they are comfortable to wear if you need your glasses on while you are awake.

Since acetate frames are melted and molded into different eyeglass frames, the design and color of the frames won’t chip away, even after a couple of years of daily wear.

Dolabany Acetate Eyewear

Here at Dolabany, we have several frames made out of Cellulose Acetate.  We are going to share a few of our top sellers.

Dolabany Peace

The Dolabany Peace frames are modified round model eyewear produced with high-quality acetate. Note the retro stylings of a keyhole bridge and real, original rivets. The Peace frame is available in the collection’s most admired color tones: Multi Demi, Teal Demi, Amber Demi, and Brown Dusk.

Dolabany Abigail

The Dolabany Abigail frames are embedded with a hint of glitter within the acetate material that is sure to stay in place and will not fade. These two-toned frames have a subtle flare shape that adds a dramatic note to an already eye-catching style.  You can find the Abigail in a Demi Blue pattern.

 

Acetate glasses last longer and are stable, thanks to the plastic frame that huddles the lens inside. When choosing your new eyeglass frames, you want to be sure to select a pair of eyeglasses that is comfortable to wear, affordable, and flatters your face shape.


10 Most Popular Frames in Multi Demi Pattern

With so many colors and frames to choose from, how do you decide what you want?  We are here to share with you the many frame choices made in the “Demi Pattern”. The Demi pattern is softer than the solid block colors.  Demi patterns help to highlight your eyes and nailing an ultra-smart vibe.

Here at Dolabany Eyewear, we have over 35 different frames that have many different Demi patterns.  Here we are going to list our top 10 sellers.

Dolabany Pueblo

 

Pueblo is a vintage-inspired look by Dolabany, produced with real rivets, multi-barrel hinges, and a keyhole bridge. The P3 shape has been fabricated since the 1920s and visible in most classic films. The Pueblo is available in three sizes and with 4 our demi pattern frames! Green Demi, Multi Dem, Honey Demi, and Safari Demi.

Dolabany Baxter

 

Baxter also has a vintage-inspired look.  You can see that the frames are round, and with the Sand Demi pattern, these frames will really draw attention to your eyes.  

Dolabany Activist

As an ode to the original Clubmaster of the 1950s, Dolabany Eyewear has released the Activist for 2019. Cultural leaders of the time notably wore this retro, classic style. With the combination of acetate and metal, your customer will establish a distinguished and fashionable look.  You can find the Dolabany Activist eyewear frames in several colors, including Demi Chestnut (pictured above).

Dolabany Abigail

 

For those of us that wish to add a little sparkle to their eyewear selection, the Dolabany Abigail has been embedded with a hint of glitter within the acetate material that stays in place and does not fade. These two-toned frames have a subtle flare shape that adds a dramatic note to an already eye-catching style.  You can find the Abigail in a Demi Blue pattern.

Dolabany Peace

The Dolabany Peace frames are a slightly modified round model.  This eyewear is produced with high-quality acetate. Note the retro stylings of a keyhole bridge and real, original rivets. The Peace frame is available in the collection’s most admired Demi patterns, the Multi Demi, Teal Demi, and Amber Demi.

Dolabany Linus

 

The Dolabany Linus has a subtle cat-eye shape and is available in deep, rich, earthy tones. The color combinations for this retro-inspired style were carefully selected from Dolabany Eyewear’s best-selling shades and patterns.  The Linus Demi patterns include the Demi Chestnut, Demi Blue, and, Demi Lilac.

Dolabany Ishtar

 

The Dolabany Ishtar frames are a two-toned rectangular frame, which is great for those that have a round face. Since round faces have a height and width that are about equal and should have frames that make the face appear longer and thinner. The Dolabany Ishtar frames are more angular and narrow from the top to the bottom of the frame and wider from left to right like rectangular helping add features to a round face.  You can find the Ishtar in Brown Demi, Purple Demi, and Crystal Demi.

Dolabany Sardi

 

The Dolabany Sardi is one of the highest grossing styles in company history. The Sardi is a style that is easy to fit & looks great on many different face shapes. The Sardi is ultra-lightweight, flexible, extremely durable, and resistant to high & low temperatures due to its TR-90 material. It has also been a comfortable alternative to acetate frames and alleviates pressure points added by nose pads. The Sardi can be found in 40 different colors including Demi Amber, Crystal Demi, and Demi Mint.

Dolabany Tamara

 

As many of you know the current styles of the Dolabany collection, the Dolabany Tamara is a take on the popular model Odessa. Using a similar shape, this retro-inspired style is produced with high-quality acetate, real rivets, and multi-barrel hinges, which are signature features of the Dolabany Collection that are reminiscent of mid-century production. You can find the Tamara frames in Demi Lilac, Demi Blue, and, Demi Chestnut patterns.

Dolabany Chef

 

 

We don’t want to forget about our kids, the future!  At Dolabany Eyewear, we have created an extension for children called Dolabany TR-90 Kids. The features of our TR-90 material are ideal for the active lives of our children. TR-90 is flexible, durable, hypoallergenic, resistant to extreme temperatures (both hot and cold), and lightweight (ideal for pressure points at the temples and nose).  Kids want to make a statement too and they can do that in the many colors we offer, along with the Brown Demi, and Demi Mint patterns.

Click here to search for a Dolabany representative in your area.  Don’t forget to like and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn to keep up on our new releases!  If you have any questions or would like to join us, feel free to email us here.


10 Tips for Women to Protect Their Eyes | April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month. Did you know that more women suffer from visual impairments than men? Two-thirds of blindness occurs in women. Fortunately, 75% of visual impairment is preventable or at the very least, treatable.

 

More women than men have age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, and glaucoma.  It’s important for women to know the risks for eye-related diseases and vision impairment and there are some steps they can take to prevent eventual vision loss.

 

10 Tips for Women to Protect Their Eyes 

 

Here are some ways that you can help to protect your eyes and save your eyesight:

 

Get annual eye exams.

It is essential for women to undergo annual eye exams with the potential for more frequent check-ups if they are in an age bracket with a higher risk of visual impairment or eye health issues that may increase their risk of developing eye problems. Women with occupations where eye health and safety may be at risk should also get their eye health routinely inspected to help prevent the chance for injury or impairment.

 

Family History

Find out about family history of eye diseases and conditions.  Be sure to share all of this information with your optometrist.

 

Eye Protection

Protect your eyes from the sun by wearing 100% UV blocking sunglasses when outdoors.  It is also a good idea to wear a brimmed hat too to keep your eyes shaded from the sun above.

 

Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye syndrome affects an estimated 3.2 million women in America. It is classified as itching, burning, and irritation in the eyes due to a lack of tears to lubricate and nourish the eyes. Without proper moisture, dry eye can result in damage to the frontal surface of the eyes.  This can ultimately lead to impaired vision. Your best defense is to discuss dry eye with your doctor and stay informed of what your treatment options may be.

 

Don’t smoke.

As we all know, smoking is bad for your health, but did you know it was also bad for your eye health?  Smoking has been known to cause heart disease and lung cancer; however, many people don’t realize smoking can lead to vision loss too.  Studies show smoking increases the risk of age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy and Dry Eye Syndrome.

 

Health Diet

By consuming a healthy diet with proper nutrition and include special eye health supplements can also help women prevent eye diseases.  You can talk to your eye doctor, and they can recommend certain foods and supplements that can help keep your eyes healthy.

 

Contact Lenses

It is essential to adhere to contact lens hygiene and safety.  When the manufacturer and or your eye doctor suggests you don’t wear your contacts overnight or while you are sleeping, you should follow their suggestions.  If you don’t take your contacts out, your eyes can develop something called corneal neovascularization. This means that your eyes are lacking in oxygen that they need to stay healthy.

 

Cosmetic Hygiene

It is also important that women adhere to cosmetic hygiene and safety precautions.  Sleeping with your eye makeup on repeatedly may result in the clogging of the tiny hair follicles and oil glands on your eyelids.  If these areas become clogged, bacteria can build up and cause inflammation, leading to other eye issues.

 

Blue Light

All electronic devices have a “blue light.”  We need to protect our eyes against extended exposure to blue light from computers, smartphones and LED lamps.  There are specific lenses out there that you can get if you spend most of your day working on the computer. Be sure to talk to your eye doctor about these lenses.

 

Pregnant Women

If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant and have diabetes, you should see an eye doctor for a comprehensive eye exam. In women who have diabetes, diabetic retinopathy can accelerate quickly during pregnancy and can also present a risk for the baby.

 

Conclusion

We encourage women to take care of their eyes not only during April, Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month, but all year round.  The most important way to prevent vision loss is to ensure you schedule regular eye exams. Don’t wait for symptoms to appear!  Many eye issues are painless and symptomless, and sometimes by the time you notice symptoms, vision loss is untreatable.

 

Thank you for reading our blog and click here to search for a Dolabany representative in your area.  Don’t forget to like and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn to keep up on our new releases!  If you have any questions, feel free to email us here.

 


Spring into the New Season with Dolabany Eyewear | 2019 New Releases

Seasons are changing, the weather is improving, and your customers are looking to enhance their frames too. The Dolabany Eyewear collection is known for its retro-inspired designs.

Our classic, mid-century eyewear styles are re-imagined this season with Dolabany Eyewear’s signature colors, materials, and accent details. Check out our 2019 Spring new release frames.

Dolabany – Activist

     

As an ode to the original Clubmaster of the 1950s, Dolabany Eyewear has released the Activist. Cultural leaders of the time notably wore this retro, classic style. The combination of acetate and metal establishes a distinguished, fashionable look.  You can find the Dolabany Activist eyewear frames in Black, Cyrstal, and Demi Chestnut colors.

Dolabany Baxter – Crystal

For the 2019 Spring season, we are introducing the Dolabany Baxter frame in Crystal.  The Baxter frames have been a favorite of the Dolabany line. Transparent frames seem to be a mark of the time.  Crystal frames continue to trend as they appeal to those who wish to make a subtle, yet fashion-forward, statement. For Dolabany Eyewear, they have proven to be successful sellers across the line. You will now be able to order the retro favorite, the Baxter, in Crystal.

Dolabany – Karma

What goes around comes around… The Dolabany Karma is a revival of a mid-century inspired, round frame. The Karma eyewear frames are perfect for styling high-prescription Rx’s. With the two-tone colors and artistic etchings on the temple, these frames modernize this classic round shape frames. The Karma frames are made for durable wear and produced of stainless steel.

Dolabany – Leader

The Dolabany Leader is known for its combination of two materials, acetate and metal. The Leader’s frame front is produced with high-quality acetate and marked with the classic stylings of a keyhole bridge. The extended end-pieces and etched metallic accents are a sure fit for many. Its metallic temples present a matted effect with delicate, beautiful etchings.

Dolabany – Minster

The Dolabany Minster is a classic frame shape produced with high-quality acetate with our distinguished keyhole bridge and real metal rivets. The Minster is available in our signature colors: Blue Auburn, Ebony Syrup, Brown Dusk, and the popular Matte Black and Crystal.

Dolabany – Peace

The Dolabany Peace frames are modified round model eyewear produced with high-quality acetate. Note the retro stylings of a keyhole bridge and real, original rivets. The Peace frame is available in the collection’s most admired color tones: Multi Demi, Teal Demi, Amber Demi, and Brown Dusk.

Dolabany – Seville

The ’70s have resurfaced with a resurgence of thin, oversized, metallic frames exhibiting double bridges. The Dolabany Seville brings back the aviator frames joining the ranks of Arizona and Kabelo. We restocked the Arizona and Kabelo frames for the 2019 spring season, and now we have added the stainless steel Seville frames. The Seville offers a more rectangular shape to its round aviator counterparts.

Dolabany Vincent – Havana, Ebony Syrup

The Dolabany Vincent has proven to be remarkably successful in the men’s category. The style is produced in a larger size (59 eye) and maintain a thin, classic, rectangular shape.  Now the Vincent frames are being released in two of the line’s most popular colors: Havana and Ebony Syrup.

You will not find any of the Dolabany collection in the box stores or online. We believe that glasses should be fitted and sold in a professional and personalized environment by eye care professionals.  Click here to search for a Dolabany representative in your area.  Don’t forget to like and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn to keep up on our new releases!  If you have any questions, feel free to email us here.


3 Reason NOT to Buy Prescription Glasses Online | Why can’t I buy Dolabany Eyewear online?

Online shopping has many conveniences, right? You don’t have to leave your home, and you can easily find what you need in just a few clicks. Not to mention some of the great deals you can find online. However, the internet should not be the go-to solution for purchasing prescription glasses. Online shopping might seem like a brilliant idea, but it has many disadvantages.

It is incredibly difficult to get a pair of prescription glasses to fit your unique face shape and size in a store. Can you imagine what would happen if you’re ordering online? Eyeglasses that don’t fit just right are not only an annoyance, but they can also impact the accuracy of your vision as well.

We want to share with you three reason to NOT buy your prescription glasses online to save you from the hassles of returning the eyewear that you purchased online.

Choosing The Correct Lens Options Is Important

When buying eyeglasses, the frame you choose is essential to both your appearance and your comfort when wearing glasses. Without the lenses, your eyewear would be pointless. There are numerous lens decisions you will have to make before you complete your order. But the eyeglass lenses you choose influence four factors: appearance, comfort, vision, and safety.

When it comes to your lenses, there are even more factors that you will need to consider. What kind of material (polycarbonate, high-index, or plastic) is better suited for you. What level of UV protection do you require? And whether or not to add an anti-reflective coating. If you are unsure about the benefits of each and which ones are better suited for your vision, you could end up purchasing lenses that hinder your eyesight.

A common mistake people often make when buying eyeglasses online and in the store is not spending enough time considering their choices of eyeglass lens materials, designs and coatings. To help you make this decision, you should go to an independent optician and eye care provider.

Great Vision Requires Accurate PD Measurement

The optical center of your eyeglass lenses is the part that gives you the most accurate vision, and it should be directly in front of your pupils. To determine how to place the lenses in the frames the optician needs to know the exact distance between your pupils or PD. Trying to measure the distance between your own pupils can be tricky.

If you require bifocal or progressive lenses, you really need to be seen by a professional. Trying to buy bifocals or progressive lenses takes a lot of precision measuring and explaining. If you are trying to purchase bifocals or progressive lenses online, you may end up with a pair of glasses not suited for your vision.

Getting Comfortable Eyewear

When you buy eyewear online, you are not able to “try them on for size.” How do you know how they will look on you? Are they comfortable on your face?

Many times, an experienced optician is a good judge of whether the frames you love will work for you, or not. They can also determine whether they will cause you problems once the lenses are inserted. If you require a stronger prescription, a knowledgeable optician will also be able to explain why thinner, lighter lenses will make your glasses more attractive and more comfortable.

Why can’t I buy Dolabany Eyewear online?

At Dolabany Eyewear, we believe that it is imperative for you to be prescribed eyeglasses and fitted for eyewear by an eye care professional. Therefore, we don’t sell our eyewear in the “big-box” chains, and we do not allow our collections to be sold through online retailers. We believe that eyewear should be fitted and sold in a professional and personalized environment by eye care providers

Purchasing a new pair of prescription glasses doesn’t have to be a stressful event, and we want to help you make sure you are getting the right eyewear. To find an eye care provider near you, visit our website’s Store Locator. If for any reason your local eye care provider does not carry the brand you want, that is Dolabany Eyewear and Plume Paris let us know, and we’d be more than happy to contact them for you.

Click here to search for a Dolabany representative in your area. Don’t forget to like and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn to keep up on our new releases! If you have any questions, feel free to email us here.


Should Your Customer Have a Spare Pair of Glasses? | How to Sell the Second Pair of Frames

Many consumers think that having a second pair of glasses is just silly. But when it comes down to it, accidents happen, things get lost or broken, and they get forgotten. These are all good reason for customers to have a spare pair of glasses.

Here we are going to share with you four reasons your customer should have at least one spare pair of prescription glasses.

Why Have a Second Pair Of Frames

Make the Second Pair Prescription Sunglasses

Those customers that need to wear their prescription glasses at all times and don’t have prescription sunglasses are harming their eyes when they outside. The sun’s UV rays are very hard on our eyes. According to MedicineNet, UV damage that has been linked to macular degeneration, cataracts, cancer and pterygium (a growth on the white part of the eye). It is imperative that we share this information with our consumers.

Why Your Customers May Need Eyewear Dedicated to the Computer/Office

 

If your customer has progressive glasses, it might be a good idea for them to have a dedicated pair of glasses for computer work. This eyewear dedicated to the computer will be single vision glasses that they can leave at their desk, and can even have computer glare protection. Having a single vision pair of glasses for the computer allows your customer to have the crispest vision while working on their computer.

 

 

Different Looks for Different Occasions

Would your customer wear jeans and a t-shirt to a board meeting, to eat at a fancy restaurant, or to a wedding? Hopefully not. We all have different outfits for different occasions, so why shouldn’t everyone have different frames for separate occasions? Perhaps they get the crystal or clear frames to wear to the office, and the bright red frames for going out on the weekends.

Accidents Happen

 

Not everyone wants to talk about the accidents that can happen to their glasses, but they do happen. For instance, your customer left their prescription glasses laying on the coffee table, and the new puppy decided they would make a great chew toy, or has taken them out back and buried them in the dirt. Many things can happen to prescription glasses, so it is always ideal to have a back-up or second pair, for “just in case.”

 

 

How to Sell the Second Pair of Frames

Educate

The number one secret to selling the second pair of frames to your customer is not to sell. Educate them!
As a professional eye care specialist, it is imperative that we are educating our customers as to why they should have more than one pair of eyeglass frames. We are doing them a disservice if we aren’t.

We need to be sure we are educating them and not trying to sell them. They may still walk out with just the one pair, but at least you have done your part by educating them.

How do They Know if We Don’t Tell Them

Many customers don’t realize that they can have that extra pair of frames for their computer work, or get prescription sunglasses in their favorite frame and don’t have to wear those big, bulky over the frame sunglasses.

Seal the Deal

The optometrist needs to “seal the deal.” When getting ready to close out with the patient, they say, “Here is the script for your glasses and I’m also going to give you a script for a pair of glasses that are meant specifically for the computer. You said that your eyes were tired after working on the computer for 7-10 hours a day and these lenses will provide protection against the harmful blue light from your computer and help with your eye fatigue and headaches.”

No matter what you do, the key is to remember that it’s your job to educate each patient on what is best for their eye health, care, and vision. You’re helping the patient by providing them with the best and safest eyewear for everything they do. And if you don’t tell them, how will they know?

Conclusion

We are committed to helping and educating all of the independent eyewear professionals out there. Here at Dolabany Eyewear, we are also committed to not selling our products on the internet. Selling frames online takes away from the personal and professional fitting of the frames.

Every face is different, and it takes a professional, licensed optician to make sure your customers are getting the right frame to fit their face. When people purchase from the big box stores, they are not getting the professional, high-quality, handmade frames that you would get from an independent eye care professional.

We would like to see you as a Dolabany representative, so please reach out to us here so that we can talk and get our frames on your shelves.

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At Dolabany Eyewear, we design and produce frames that are not only of the highest quality but also at the forefront of fashion.  Our frames are made from materials that are flexible, resistant to extreme temperatures, lightweight, hypoallergenic, durable and ideal for all ages.  Our innovative designs encompass the latest eyewear trends.  Whatever your customers are looking for, we’ve got something for everyone. Continue reading


2019 Trending Clear Crystal Transparent Eyeglass Frames | 5 Tips on How to Pull Off Crystal Frames

It doesn’t matter what you call them; crystal, clear, or transparent framed eyewear, the trending crystal eyeglass frames is rapidly becoming the preferred choice of fashion trendsetters the world over. Although crystal frames have been around for a long time, their style and relevance have resurfaced with a bang! Continue reading


2019 Eyewear Trends | Latest Eyewear Trends | Most Popular Frames for 2019

People are looking revamp their style, and there is nothing easier than getting a new pair of spectacles to help your customers change-up 2019 eyewear trend.

2019 brings a lot of stylish specs looks and favors the bold –  but don’t worry if your customer isn’t into the bigger and colorful we carry a lot of classic shapes and styles that are trending just as much!

We will be sharing with you our top frame shapes and colors that mimic what you will see on the runways and streets in 2019 so you can share them with your customers.

2019 Eyewear trends: 4 Most popular Style & Shapes

Hipster silhouettes and thick round frames are seeing a rise in popularity.  But don’t worry, if your customer is not into that look, the thin, lightweight metal frames as well.  And there is the fashionable cat-eye look that will never go out of style. Check out these beautiful frames that will win over your customers.

Thick Round Frames

The Dolabany Valeri makes a big, bold statement with the modified shape that plays with colors and patterns to inspire a not-so-ordinary frame.  

The Dolabany Valeri has thick round frames that many are looking for these days.  These acetate frames are plant-based plastic frames which are hypoallergenic.  So if your customer has a skin sensitivity, an acetate frame is the way to go.  The acetate frames are also lightweight, flexible, and strong.

Aviator Frames

As we have seen not only on the runway but on the streets as well, the aviator look is coming back, and Dolabany has responded to this trend with these Dolabany Arizona frames.  

Not only are the millennials loving this old school, chic, fashionable look but they are very popular amongst top celebrities and trendsetters.  The best part about aviators, aside from their cool factor, is that they fit just about any face. Square, round, heart, and pear shapes can all pull off aviator frames with ease.

Thin Lightweight Metal Frames

Produced in stainless-steel, the Dolabany June (for the ladies) and Robbie (for the men) models use sleek, thin lines to complete a contemporary eyewear look.

 

These stainless steel frames are lightweight and corrosion resistant. Many people choose metal eyeglass frames because they can be more subtle. These metal frames feature some gorgeous earpieces, fantastic colors, and other features that make them a fashion win. And if your customer is on a tight budget, these frames would be a great place to start.

Be sure to check out our other lightweight metal frames here.

Vintage Cat-Eye Frames

Pretty sure these are never going to go out of style.  The cat-eye glasses are still in style and ladies’ best friend in the academic and business environment.

The Dolabany Fabia features a subtle cat-eye that is sexy yet serious and contours the image of a decisive woman who knows what she wants.  Cat-eye frames are a great fit for women with round faces.

2019 Eyewear Top 4 Color Trends

With all the trending frames your customers can pick them with transparent or clear frames for a more subtle look or with bold colored rims or embellishments for a trend-setter outfit. Your customer can go dramatic with red shades or professional with thin and lightweight colored metal frames.  Here we will share with you our top eyewear trend colors for 2019.

Clear / Transparent Frames

Clear frame glasses are one of the most popular eyewear trends of the 2019 year. Clear plastic frames have captured the imagination of fashion designers everywhere and are being transposed in an array of clothing and accessory designs.

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These frames are another “retro star.”  The Dolabany Sparta is also produced with high-quality acetate, real rivets, and keyhole bridge. The thinly designed frame makes a subtle fashion statement while maintaining a lightweight, comfortable fit.

Bold Colorful Frames

Most of our Dolabany frames come in bold, colorful frames.  Here we would like to point out our newest release, the Dolabany Africa.

The Africa eyeglasses frames tap into the uniqueness of mixed-color acetate frames, with bold patterns and color combinations.  For a strong fashion statement, your customers should look at this bold colored frame in an oversized silhouette. This style is perfect for wide faces, and it’s bound to turn heads thanks to its distinctive design and color.

Going Bold with these Frames

For your customers wanting to make a bold statement, we would suggest bold red frames for 2019.  Red acetate frames are hip and daring, and the perfect choice for a fashionista.

The Dolabany Madylan flaunts subtle butterfly shape, and with this playful, bold color, your customer is sure to turn some heads while out on the town or in the office.  If your customer’s skin color is a darker shade, the contrast with these beautiful red frames will be amazing. Red will ultimately give your customer a sexy and mysterious look.

Help your customers express themselves with Dolabany Eyewear color palettes and color combinations. As Dolabany Eyewear moves forward with new designs, we seek to create and innovate more unique styles, shapes, and colors.

 

Remember… Our brands are only available through brick & mortar locations of independent Eye Care Professionals like younot sold to Internet retailers or big-box, discount chain-stores. Partner with Dolabany Eyewear today, a truly independent frame company. Contact us toll-free at 1.800.688.7661. Or place your order at DolabanyEyewear.com.

Click here to search for a Dolabany representative in your area.  Don’t forget to like and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn to keep up on our new releases!  If you have any questions, feel free to email us here.

 


Celebrate the 2019 New Year with Dolabany New Releases

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Happy New Year from your friends at Dolabany Eyewear!

We hope that you have had a great holiday season so far.  With the new year right around the corner, we want to share with you our new releases.

The Dolabany Eyewear collection is known for its retro-inspired designs. Classic, mid-century eyewear styles are reimagined this season with Dolabany Eyewear’s signature colors, materials, and accent details.  We have 7 new releases along with some new colors for our Assus and Pueblo collections.

Valeri

Dolabany Valeri Teal Sparkle

 

We are expanding our selection of women’s styles with these colorful and theatrical designs.  The Dolabany Valeri fulfills a demand for the oversized trendy frames for the 55-eye size. Valeri’s large, modified round-shape frame steals the attention with their vibrant, translucent shades of color with an added touch of sparkle.

 

Africa

Dolabany Africa Safari OceanThe Dolabany Africa makes a big, bold statement. At eye size 55, this modified-rectangular shape plays with colors and patterns to inspire a not-so-ordinary frame.  New color combinations, safari/ocean and blue/heaven (also seen in model Valeri), use translucent acetate to showcase a gradient effect of cool to warm tones. With the many different color combos, wine/dots, and navy/dots, the Dolabany Africa carries a solid frame front and polka-dotted temples.

Joyce

Dolabany Joyce Green
The Dolabany Joyce dramatizes a subtle cat-eye shape with jewel-toned emerald green, sapphire blue, and royal purple stripes. The new color, blue demi, flaunts a mesmerizing pattern of distinctive shades of blue.

Dolabany Fabia Green

Fabia

 

The Dolabany Fabia is a modified round shape produced with premium acetate. The Fabia pairs a jewel-toned translucent frame-front in red, purple, green, blue, and black with a feline patterned temple.

Madylan

Dolabany Madylan Green Mesh

 

The Dolabany Madylan flaunts a subtle, butterfly shape with playful colors and effects. The blue, green and red frames feature a creative plaid or “mesh” effect in the acetate.  Color, brown mix, combines hints of ruby and amber for a fiery combination of warm hues.

 

June & Robbie

Dolabany Robbie Gun Red

 

Produced in stainless-steel, the Dolabany June (for the ladies) and Robbie (for the men) models use sleek, thin lines to complete a contemporary eyewear look. These frames also have adjustable nose pieces to help them mold to the customers face.  These two color-tones add depth and dimension to these otherwise classic, rectangular shapes.

 

Pueblo – New Color Releases

Dolabany Eyewear Pueblo Classic Havana

 

Dolabany Pueblo in color Blue Multi completes the model’s 24-color spectrum.  The traditional, P3 shape continues to return each season due to its popularity.  Pueblo is a vintage-inspired look recreated by Dolabany and produced with premium Zyl, real-rivets, multi-barrel hinges, and a keyhole bridge.  We also have the Sun Clip available for this model.

 

 

Assus – New Color Releases

Dolabany Eyewear Assus Pecan

 

The Dolabany Assus has become one of the most popular acetate frames in the Dolabany collection which fulfills the demand for styles in the petite category.  This new year season, because of the color’s success in other models across the collection, Dolabany adds the Assus in Multi Demi, as well as a classic Black.

 

Best wishes for a happy new year filled with health, happiness, and spectacular success in 2019!

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You will not find any of the Dolabany collection in the box stores or online because we believe that glasses should be fitted and sold in a professional and personalized environment by eye care professionals.  Click here to search for a Dolabany representative in your area.  Don’t forget to like and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn to keep up on our new releases!  If you have any questions, feel free to email us here.


Happy New Year from Dolabany Eyewear

The new year is upon us and Dolabany Eyewear would like to wish all of our independent eye care professionals a very happy new year and a great start to 2019.

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2019 is right around the corner, are you ready for the new year? As an independent eyewear company, we rely on our eye care professionals to take us to the next level.  Here are a few tips to help all of us grow in 2019.

Stay true to who you are

We all know that our customers have the opportunity to go to the big box stores for their eyewear mainly because their frames may be less expensive, but the personalized customer service and knowledge may not be there. The commercialized stores want to get as many customers in and out of their store on a daily basis so they can make ends meet.

The independent eyewear businesses, like yourselves, take pride in what we offer to our customers.  Not only are Dolabany frames fashionable, and reasonably priced, all of our representatives are independently owned stores.  We take the time to listen to our customers wants and needs, and help them find the right frames that fit their face. Another great thing about independent eyewear companies is consumers can’t buy our frames online and we make sure that every customer is satisfied before they leave the store.

Designer Eyeglass Frames

Independent eyewear brands, like Dolabany and Paris Plume, depend on their quality and creativity to keep their businesses going.  Mark Dolabany takes great pride in his designer eyeglass frames.  Dolabany has been producing high-quality designer frames for over 30 years.  Each one of Dolabany’s designer optical frames is produced with premium materials and exceptional workmanship.

New Releases

The Dolabany Eyewear collection is known for its retro-inspired designs. Classic, mid-century eyewear styles are reimagined this New Year with Dolabany Eyewear’s signature colors, materials, and accent details.  Stay tuned for our next blog to see all the new releases we have for January 2019!

 

Best wishes for a happy new year filled with health, happiness, and spectacular success in 2019!


Happy Holidays, from Dolabany Eyewear

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Eye care professionals, remember that the important thing is not what you give, or how you wrap the designer eyeglass frames. The important thing, during this very special time of year, is that you are making sure that your customers are very happy with their frames that they have purchased from you.

A World of Good Wishes. One of the real joys this holiday season is the opportunity to say thank you and wish you the very best for the new year.

From all of us at Dolabany Eyewear, Happy Holidays and have a very prosperous New Year!