How to Help Your Customer Pick the Right Frames | 3 Steps on How to Fit Eyewear According to Face Shape

Your customer is looking for the perfect pair of glasses for their face shape. Whether they have a round, square, heart, triangle, or oval-shaped face type, Dolabany has just the right frames for your customer! 

Here’s a guide to help your customers find the perfect frame according to their face shape.

Step 1: Help them define their style

Instead of considering just their face shape, here are some questions you could ask your customer instead:

A. Do you think they have sharp, angular features, or soft, rounded features?

Help your customers choose a frame that is the opposite of their facial features. For example, a square or angular faces look great in round frames, whereas round faces and softer features benefit from the contrast of square frames.

B: Is the top half of their face wider, or the bottom half?

As with soft vs. angular features, contrast is also vital when evaluating the top and bottom half of their faces. If the top half of their face is wider than the bottom, do the opposite with the frame.

C: What is the look they’re trying to create?

This guide is to help you help your customers who want to create a subtle, understated look that accentuates their face but doesn’t distract. If your customers decide to go bolder, then these rules are meant to be broken!

Step 2: Dial in the size

Now you know the general shape of glasses that will work for your customer, it’s time to help them get the proportions just right.

A: Face and frame proportions should match.

The key to finding the perfect frame is where your customer’s features are set on their face, along with the shape of their face. A longer face should have a taller frame, as opposed to the wider face, which should have a wider frame.

B: Consider the prescription

Help get the best vision possible for your customers. It is essential to keep in mind that some shapes and materials will be better than others. Not to mention the prescription type, how strong it is, and whether it’s negative or positive.

What type of prescription do they have?

  • Single Vision / Standard
    • With a standard prescription, your customers have the most free-range in choice of styles.
  • Bifocal
    • Bifocal lenses have two different prescriptions in the same lens, so you will need to ensure that each prescription has enough room within the lens for your customer.
  • Progressive
    • With progressives, there are three different areas of vision: distance, intermediate, and near. As with bifocal lenses, you must ensure the frame is tall enough to allow for all three focal points.

It is essential to make sure progressive glasses are tall enough to enable the full range of the prescription.

Step 3: Don’t Let Your Customer Settle

Shopping for the right frames can be hard work and frustrating for your customers. They mustn’t settle or compromise on a pair of frames. 

Many customers that need glasses need to wear them every day so that they can see clearly. If they settle on a pair of frames, they may end up regretting it a few months down the road, so helping your customers decide on the right frames will keep them coming back year after year when they need new frames.

Dolabany Frames For Every Face Type

Whether your customer has a round, square, heart, triangle, or oval-shaped face type, Dolabany is sure to have the right frames for your customer.

Round Face Shape

To make a round face appear a little thinner and longer, your customer should try an angular eyeglass frame; this will help to lengthen their face. Have them look at the:

Dolabany Abigail, Dolabany Beaumont, or the Dolabany Robbie.

Dolabany Robbie

Dolabany Abigail

Dolabany Beaumont

 

 

 

 

Rectangular frames break up the face structure, which will make their face appear longer and thinner. Angular and geometric frames add sharper, more distinct lines to create a balance.

Help your customers with a round face shape to draw attention to their eyes.

Square Face Shape

Square faces have bold, angular features and cut a clean, straight line from the forehead to the jaw. Your customers that have a square-shaped face should take a look at round or oval-shaped frames to soften the sharp angles of their square-shaped face. Rounded and thinner frames that are slightly wider on the side will have a harmonious and natural look on square faces.

Your female customers might want to check out the Dolabany Samantha, Dolabany Young, or even the Dolabany Akira.

 

 

Dolabany Akira

Dolabany Young

Dolabany Samantha

 

 

 

Your male customer with a square face shape should look at the Dolabany Zion, Dolabany Activist, or the Dolabany Dublin.

 

Dolabany Zion

Dolabany Activist

Dolabany Dublin

 

 

 

Your customers can help draw attention away from the angles of their square face shape with colored frames. All of the frames we have listed above have many color choices to choose from!

Heart Face Shape

Heart-shaped faces are widest at the brow, narrowing down through to the chin with high set cheekbones. This face shape gives the owner a sweet and cheerful look; therefore, they will need kind and friendly frames. 

Heart-shaped faces look great in winged-out frames that are slightly wider than your customer’s forehead, and rounded bases complement their features.

Have your customers with a heart-shaped frame look at the Dolabany Alvaro, Dolabany June, or even the Dolabany Ashanti.

Dolabany Alvaro

Dolabany June

Dolabany Ashanti

 

 

 

Light-colored or rimless frames are an unobtrusive look that will help minimize the look of glasses on their heart-shaped face.

Triangle Face Shape

Triangular faces are widest on the bottom, narrowest on top. So you want to find a mirror-opposite frame for your customer. Bold on top and light on the bottom. With a mix of round and angular shapes, aviator or cat-eye frames are an excellent fit for triangular faces.

Dolabany has many of the cat-eye frames, including the Dolabany Amelia, Dolabany Casandra, Dolabany Joyce, and Dolabany Riona, to name a few.

Dolabany Amelia

Dolabany Casandra

Dolabany Joyce

 

 

 

Dolabany also has several aviator type frames that your customer may be interested in.  The Dolabany Arizona (which is a top seller), Dolabany Dingle, Dolabany Kabelo, and the Dolabany Killarney.

Dolabany Arizona

Dolabany Dingle

Dolabany Kabelo

 

 

 

 

Dolabany Killarney

 

 

 

 

We hope this blog has helped you find your customer the right Dolabany frames for their face shape. If you have any questions, please reach out to us via email.

For more information on an eyewear company that is genuinely independent, visit dolabanyeyewear.com. If you are a consumer looking for quality eyewear, check out our website for a store near you.

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.  Help support the premium, trendy independent eyewear companies!

 


Happy Thanksgiving | Celebrating Thanksgiving with New Releases from Dolabany

As the year winds down and the holiday a quickly approaching, we would like to wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving.

To celebrate the 2019 holiday season, we would like to introduce to you and your customers our new releases!

Acetate

Get ready to play with color this winter season with our Acetate frames. Dolabany Eyewear uses high-quality acetate to produce vibrant shades of cool blues and greens as well as fiery reds and orange.  Classically styled frames are elevated with effervescent colors, modern patterns, and translucent details. 

Dolabany Caspian

A marble effect on the Caspian frame highlights the individuality of multicolored frames with bold patterns and color combinations. The distinct marbling technique is visible in the acetate and made more notable with contrasting color schemes. The Caspian introduces this season’s line up of styles fulfilling the petite category. The model is available in colors Blue Swirl, Red Swirl, Multi Demi, Teal Demi, Beige Crystal. Size 46-18-145

Dolabany Bailey

Clear, translucent frames are still trending this year.  The Bailey rame is kicking it up a notch with a hint of cool blue to match the season’s chill. The Bailey frame offers a bold, oversized look with a thick-rimmed frame that pays homage to the retro trend.  Bailey is available in three translucent colors (Green, Blue, Crystal) along with three traditional color schemes (Brown Dusk, Ebony Syrup, Teal Demi). Size 51-18-145

Dolabany Vartan

Natural and nude colors are prevalent in the fashion industry during the Thanksgiving season, and eyewear is undoubtedly a critical extension. Eyeglasses with neutral tones have a certain air of elegance and unassuming beauty. Look for the Beige Crystal in the Vartan model and throughout Dolabany collection.  The Vartan frames are available in translucent Beige Crystal, opaque colors Blue, Green, along with our traditional colors Ebony Syrup, Brown Dusk. Size 49-20-145

 

Dolabany Zabel

For the ultimate, eye-catching look, the petite Zabel frame offers a stunning, cherry red, cat-eye shape. The solid red with a unique, speckled-pink pattern is sure to catch the eyes of passerby’s. The Zabel frames are also available in other fun and striking color schemes: Red, Green, Multi Demi, Ebony White, Teal Demi. Size 49-15-138

Dolabany Allen

The demand for retro-inspired, round frames continues to grow and continues to be proven by our best-seller, the Pueblo. The petite Allen model is a classic, round style only available in Dolabany Eyewear’s signature color schemes: Black Crystal, Brown Dusk, Crystal, Ebony Syrup. Size 47-21-145

TR-90

With those five new acetate releases, we also want to introduce you to our newest TR-90 frame. TR-90 is an ultra-lightweight material, more so than any acetate frame, that possesses a rubber-like texture that almost makes the glasses feel like they are not even on your face. 

The TR-90 frames are 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 or metal frames.

 TR-90 is remarkably durable, and its flexibility allows for the frames to withstand most “accidents” for those that inhibit an active lifestyle. TR-90 frames are also great for those that are prone to misfortune when it comes to 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. 

Let us introduce you to the newest TR-90 eyeglass frame:

Dolabany Abilene

This new and unique adult-sized Dolabany Abilene frame is being released this season to diversify the selection of frames made in the popular TR-90 material. The Abilene has been added to the line of TR-90 styles to incorporate a more profound, square frame shape.  The oversized profile portrays the coveted “hipster” look using lightweight material. Abilene is available in colors: Navy, Brown Beige, Crystal, Matte Black. Size 51-19-138

 

If you’re a doctor looking for a supportive, quality line to partner your independent eyewear business with, please reach out to us via email. For more information on an eyewear company that is genuinely independent, visit dolabanyeyewear.com. If you are a consumer looking for quality eyewear, check out our website for a store near you.

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.  Help support the premium, trendy independent eyewear companies!

From our family here at Dolabany, we want to wish you and yours a very Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!

 

 


5 Benefits of Buying From an Independent Eyewear Company

Don’t pay for the name! When buying eyewear from a “box” store, you are purchasing mass-produced eyewear, and you are paying for the logo and licensing, not the quality of the frames. When you buy frames from an independent eyewear company, rest assured, you are getting quality frames! Along with supporting smaller, sometimes family-owned businesses.

Independent eyewear developed by independent companies is not mass-produced, so you know that you are getting quality eyewear.

Here are the top five reasons you should buy from an independent eyewear company.

Help Independent Eyewear Companies Grow Their Business

Purchasing your frames from an independent eyewear company helps them grow their business. Many of them don’t sell their eyewear online because they believe that customer service is vital when someone is looking to purchase eyewear.

Just because independent eyewear companies don’t sell “name brand” frames doesn’t mean they are not quality frames. Dolanbany takes great pride in providing quality frames with real rivets and high-quality materials.

Independent eyewear companies need to educate their staff and make sure that your patients appreciate the attention to detail when it comes to quality. As a doctor or optician, you’ll also need to educate your patients on why you sell or don’t sell the frames you do.

Customer Service is King!

It’s so difficult to find excellent customer service when patients go to a box store. As independent practices, we usually can’t compete on cost, so we must excel in service. We need things resolved quickly and efficiently, and independent frame companies make this happen. Independent frame companies are like independent doctors, their reputation is essential, and service always reigns supreme.

Like private practice, most independent eyewear companies are small. Their reputation and acceptance by independent practices are vital to their success. You need to be sure that your customer service stands out against the crowd!

Sell Your Brand!

It’s much easier to sell your brand when the products you sell share the same mission statement as your practice. Branding includes your target audience, their desires, and how your service is different than your competitors. Independent frame lines can help you to build this individuality.

As a small business owner, your practice should have a brand. You’ve developed a logo, mission statement, and a goal for each patient you encounter. You want the products in your optical to align with all of that. Are you big on customer service? Your vendors should be prominent in customer service. Do you want the best vision possible for your patients? Your frames should be the best in the market. Most importantly, you are the owner of an independent practice, and you have earned that with hard work and dedication.

High-Quality Eyewear Materials

Frame materials used by independents are superior to those that have been mass-produced, the frames that you would find in a box store or online. Our retro models are made the old-fashioned way – using high-quality acetate, real rivets, and multi-barrel hinges.

Certain materials affect how a frame fits, and it’s durability. Finding eyewear with the qualities that are important to your customer is as simple as choosing the right frame material. Each type of frame has its unique strengths.

The quality of independent frame lines is superior to big manufacturers. As with any other item, mass production usually decreases quality.

Independent Frames are Unique

Mass-produced frames are similar, and have the same shape and same color, that if they didn’t have the different logo’s on the frames, you wouldn’t be able to tell who the manufacturer is. Customers that go into box stores find similar or copy shaped frames. The only difference would be the brand name varying due to licensing agreements.

The best thing about Independent lines is they have character, charm, and stories. They are not familiar to all people, but decide who they are, and carry that distinction well. The best quality eyewear is so distinctive; one can look at a piece and know instantly which line they are from.

Independent eyewear companies continually innovate and reinvent themselves. They push the envelope and deliver unique eyewear shapes and combine different mediums.

Buy Independent Frames

 

 

If you’re a doctor looking for a supportive, quality line to partner your independent eyewear business with, please reach out to us via email. For more information on an eyewear company that is genuinely independent, visit dolabanyeyewear.com. If you are a consumer looking for quality eyewear, check out our website for a store near you.

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.  Help support the premium, trendy independent eyewear companies!

 


Retro Style Eyewear is Trending | Vintage Frame Glasses | Dolabany’s Top 4 Retro Frames That are Here to Stay

Trending this year is the Retro Style Frames, and let’s face it, vintage-inspired glasses rock! Anyone who wears them is merely giving out the catchphrase that they are in touch with the current fashion trends.

Vintage or Retro frames make a statement. Vintage-inspired eyeglass frames help your customers tell the world who they are and a little bit about their personality — hip, trendy, stylish, and out of the ordinary.

It may be difficult for your customer to choose the right retro style glasses that suits them best, and that is where you come in.  You can help them consider their facial appearance, the type of glasses they want, the kind of personality they want the frames to reflect. You’ll need to talk to them about shape, size, and color too. 

The Dolabany Eyewear collection is known for its retro-inspired designs. The classic, mid-century eyewear styles are re-imagined with Dolabany Eyewear’s signature colors, materials, and accent details.

Dolabany Pueblo

Round, retro-styled frames evoke images of our icons from the 1950’s and 60’s.  The Dolabany collection carries several interpretations of this beloved shape.  One of the most popular frames of the entire line is model Pueblo.  The Dolabany Pueblo is a P3 shape, featuring a keyhole bridge, multi-barrel hinges, and real rivets. With a color palette of twenty-four shades/patterns and three sizes available, this model has the advantage of choice for a wider range of clientele. Match a round-shaped frame with a lovely square-shaped or heart-shaped profile. Also, look for round models Baxter, Passage, Paget, Skylar.

Dolabany Arnold

Dark, thick-framed glasses are evocative and reminiscent of a different time and place.  Dolabany Eyewear uses high-quality acetate to shape and mold this midcentury reproduction.  Metal embellishments add another level of detail to this refined look. Also, see Babylon.

Dolabany Arizona

These oversized, metal frames are a huge hit this season!  As a matter of fact, not only are the millennials loving this old school, chic, fashionable look, but they are trendy amongst top celebrities too. 

The best part about the Dolabany Arizona frames, they fit just about any face shape. If your customer has a square, round, heart, and pear-shaped face, they can all pull off aviator frames with ease.

Dolabany Dingle

There are several oversized metal frames in different eclectic shapes throughout the Dolabany line this season.  Though the Dolabany Dingle is charactized by its dramatized, cat-eye contour, its thin profile makes for a subtle statement.   The critical thing to consider for vintage-inspirations is that they keep on changing their style based on fashion trends.  And vintage eyeglasses frames have actually been resurging since the 50s and 60s, and they seem to be here to stay. Also, look for Kabelo, Killarney, Seville.

Dolabany Activist

 

As an ode to the original style of the 1950s, Dolabany Eyewear has produced the Activist. This retro, classic style was notably worn by cultural leaders of the time. The combination of acetate and metal establishes a distinguished, fashionable look.

The Dolabany Activist is one of Dolabany Eyewear’s staple timeless classic styles that are here to stay.

Dolabany Karma

 

What goes around comes around… The Dolabany Karma is a revival of a mid-century inspired, metal, round frame that is perfect for styling high-prescription Rx’s. Two color tones and artistic etchings modernizes this classic shape which is produced of stainless steel for durable wear. Also, see Chatou, Jinan, Apolline, Hubert.

We hope that you have enjoyed our blog!

Here at Dolabany, we 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!

 


Fall Color Trending Frames | Dolabany Tortoise Frames | Horn-Rimmed Eyewear

The tortoise colored frames, also know as horn-rimmed glasses have been a best seller in eyewear for a while now, and their popularity shows no sign of slowing down.

Did you know that tortoise color frames first made their way frames in the early twentieth century? The original tortoise color frames were made from real tortoise shell or animal horn. In 1973, thanks to the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), the use of this material was banned worldwide.

Why Tortoise Colored Frames?

While tortoise style glasses may have waned in and out of popularity over the past century, these vibrant, multi-color frames have finally proven themselves as fool-proof standards in more recent decades. 

Your customers should really consider the tortoise pattern glasses and get out of their comfort zone. The tortoise color frames are actually the best way to build a touch of complexity to their everyday look. Most designs incorporate two or three neutral tones that compliment all eye colors and skin tones while managing to go seamlessly with their day-to-day attire. 

Whether your customers are conservative or are quick to try something new, some of our favorite tortoise color eyewear will complement any taste.

The eyeglasses frames are beautiful nuances of honey yellow and wood brown, a style that complements your facial features.

Tortoise colored glasses can be worn in any setting and with any outfit. They are a versatile eyeglasses style, which aims to boost your customer’s look and give them confidence.

Dolabany’s Tortoise Frames

The Dolabany Assus has become one of the most popular acetate frames in the Dolabany collection, fulfilling a demand for styles in the petite size category.  Dolabany Assus in Dark Tortoise is an excellent example of how a simple frame can be attractive.

 

For a more graphic, bolder tortoiseshell pattern, have a look at our Dolabany Arnold in Tokyo Tortoise. This frame is a reinterpreted version of a classic, midcentury style and is made to stand out.

Tortoise is a Best Seller Among Women

The tortoise eyewear frames have been a best seller in women’s eyewear for a while now, and their popularity shows no sign of slowing down (Dolabany Baxter shown above).  Tortoise eyeglass frames are colored in beautiful nuances of honey, yellow, and wood brown, among others, and offer a style that will complement all facial features.

 

Check out the Dolabany Sardi. They look good on almost every face shape:  round, square, oval, or heart and they are available in three sizes.

As far as eyeglasses frames for women go, there is nothing more attractive than a pair of cat-eye shaped glasses. One of our bestsellers is the the Dolabany Carina in Tiger Olive.

Blast From the Past

Check out retro-inspired, round frames:  Dolabany Passage frames in shades of Dark Tortoise and a lighter Tokyo Tortoise!

The Dolabany Pueblo is a traditional, P3 shape that continues to return each season due to its popularity in both men and women’s categories.  The Pueblo is a vintage-inspired look, produced with premium zyl, and is available in a variety of tortoiseshell patterns.

Conclusion

Tortoise eyewear will never go out of the style.  They are classic and modern at the same time.  With excellent color choices, you only have to consider the shape of your frames. Have your customers try frames that are opposite to that of their face shape.

We hope that you have enjoyed our blog!

Here at Dolabany, we 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:  Twitter, InstagramFacebook, and LinkedIn.

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


Dolabany Announces a New Line, The Firenze Occhiali – Made in Italy

Dolabany Eyewear is known for its recreations of mid-century eyewear styles that celebrate the craft and creativity of vintage designs. This fall, the independent frame company launches a new brand, Firenze Occhiali (Florence Eyewear), celebrating old world eyewear production along with fine Italian artistry.

Staying true to the Dolabany’s philosophy of partnering with family-owned enterprises, Firenze Occhiali is handmade by a multi-generational and family-owned manufacturer that is operated by an Italian manufacturer. The new collection is made 100% in Italy, using local materials such as premium acetate.

Eyeglasses by Firenze Occhiali are made the old-fashioned way, utilizing multi-barrel hinges and hand-pressed rivets. Consequently, Dolabany Eyewear invites the consumer to experience the inspiration, quality, and quality of what it means to be “Made-in-Italy.”

The Firenze Experience

The new concept for Firenze Occhiali was developed by Dolabany Eyewear’s founder, CEO, and designer, Mark Dolabany. Mark, whose love for Italian travel, culture, art, and architecture has finally converged with his passion for eyewear design and production. 

And, it is no wonder why the birthplace of the European Renaissance and the center of trade during medieval times would serve as a backdrop to the “Italian-born” eyewear brand. Florence and the surrounding Tuscan region inspire the Firenze Occhiali brand name with frame model names derived from iconic monuments, buildings, and geographic markers of the area. 

Here are the collection’s introductory models:

ACCADEMIA 

When walking the city of Florence, you will see that it is beautifully lined with cobble-stoned streets and sidewalks. Winding down to the heart of the city, the ACCADEMIA gallery is a popular destination housing the renowned statue of David by Michael Angelo. The ACCADEMIA is similar to the famous Dolabany Pueblo.  The P3 shape has been fabricated since the 1920s and visible in most classic films and is fashionable today. 

Colors: Classic Havana, Crystal, Dark Tortoise, Honey Demi, Sunrise Demi, Tokyo Tortoise

Size: 47-21-145

 

DUOMO

The DUOMO Making up the iconic skyline of the Italian city is the world’s first dome, or DUOMO, a gothic cathedral. Notice the retro stylings of a keyhole bridge and real rivets which is similar to the Dolabany Peace. 

Colors: Classic Havana, Crystal, Dark Tortoise, Honey Demi, Sunrise Demi, Tokyo Tortoise

Size: 50-18-145

 

ARNO

The ARNO River glides through Florence’s idyllic neighborhoods. At its most narrow point, the river passes under the Ponte Vecchio, a romantic bridge lined with gold and silver shops. Similar to the Dolabany Arnold, the ARNO is a prime example of the retro look for both men and women. 

Colors: Crystal, Dark Tortoise, Honey Demi, Sunrise Demi, Tokyo Tortoise 

Size: 48-21-145

MONTISI 

The Tuscan countryside is mosaiced with hilltop villages with hundreds of years of farming tradition, revolving around family, food and hard work. Every hill has its own unique soil which adds to the uniqueness and verity of wines and olive oils. At the heart of Tuscany, you will find the enchanting village of MONTISI. Similar to the Dolabany Sparta, the MONTISI has a unique look and is sure to make your customers smile.

Colors: Crystal, Dark Tortoise, Honey Demi, Sunrise Demi, Tokyo Tortoise 

Size: 48-21-145

SIENA 

The medieval city of SIENA is located in central Tuscany and boasts beautiful, gothic architecture. The SIENA is comparable to the Dolabany Karubi. These frames are plastic, which makes them lightweight, and have metal accents. The SIENA frame is great for round face shapes. SIENA frames are a little bit thicker than the Karubi and come in beautiful colors.

Colors: Dark Tortoise, Navy, Sunrise Demi, Tokyo Tortoise 

Size: 49-21-145

PIENZA 

Located in the southern part of the region, PIENZA is surrounded by beautiful landscapes with rolling hills, cypress trees, and winding country roads. Resembling the Dolabany Passage, these beautiful small round frames are sure to catch a lot of attention. These classic, mid-century fashion frames are sure to “bring you back.”

Colors: Beige, Crystal, Dark Tortoise, Navy, Tokyo Tortoise 

Size: 44-22-145

 

To view the new Firenzi Occhiali collection, visit www.dolabanyeyewear.com.

Dolabany Eyewear was founded over twenty-five years ago by Massachusetts-licensed optician Mark Dolabany. Dolabany Eyewear is an independent optical wholesale company that designs house brands Dolabany, Plume Paris and, now, Firenze Occhiali collections. 

 

With flashback styling, these brands are a perfect balance of quality and design. Dolabany Eyewear’s three brands are exclusively available through independent eyecare providers and will not be sold through internet retailers or big-box chain stores. For more information, contact Dolabany Eyewear by calling (800) 688-7661, emailing info@dolabanyeyewear.com or by visiting www.dolabanyeyewear.com


Dolabany Eyewear 2019 Fall New Releases

The weather is cooling, the leaves are changing, and we are adding more frames and colors to our Dolabany Eyewear line-up!

Trending this Fall

Trending now is the thin, shiny, metal frames, similar to the Aviator. 

Dolabany Killarney

Just like the Arizona, Kabelo, Seville frames our  Dolabany Killarney frame encompasses a new geometric shape that is more notable than the classic round, rectangle or aviator shapes.  With an almost octagon shape, these frames are sure to catch some looks!

Dolabany Dingle

The Dolabany Dingle frame demonstrates a very pronounced cat-eye shape in the same thin, metal frame. We are introducing this frame in the of color Rose Gold. Famous across many industries, such as clothing, jewelry, and interior design, the Rose Gold color is classic, delicate, and pretty. This trend has made its mark throughout the world and looks like it is here to stay.

 

TR-90

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. These frames are great for long periods without getting those irritating aches on the bridge of their nose, at the temples, and pain around other pressure points that are on our heads.  Another great thing about the TR-90 material is that it’s hypoallergenic for those that may receive a skin reaction from acetate frames.

 TR-90 is remarkably durable, and its flexibility allows for the frames to withstand most “accidents” for those that live an active lifestyle. The TR-90 frames are also great 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!

We have added a couple more models to our most popular TR-90 frames for adults.

Dolabany Zion 

New adult TR-90 styles are released this season to diversify the selection of frames made in the favored material. Model Zion has been added to the line of TR-90 styles to incorporate a retro-round shape produced in the lightweight material.  

Dolabany Beaumont

The Beaumont is a classical-shaped rectangular frame with a slight cat-eye,  adding a bit of sass and style to function. 

 

Acetate

Dolabany Dublin

The square is a timeless, classic shape. While the Dolabany Dublin has a modified square frame, the model exhibits a keyhole bridge and deep eye that embodies a refined “hipster” look. 

 

Dolabany Galway

Do you remember Albert model? It was designed with a narrow eye and produced with high-quality acetate. Our new and improved Galway model is the reproduction of the Albert, which is still receiving requests today. We have released the Galway in updated color combinations that your customers are sure to love!

 

New Colors in our All-Time Favorites

Dolabany Activist

As an ode to the original style of the 1950s, Dolabany Eyewear has released the Activist in new colors. Cultural leaders of our time have notably worn these retro-style frames. The combination of acetate and metal establishes a distinguished, fashionable look, and has proven to be a best-seller in its category. Look for the new colors: Ebony/White, Wine, Blue Demi. Your customers are sure to love them!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dolabany Arnold

The line’s retro-inspired models are made the old-fashioned way – using high-quality acetate, real rivets, and multi-barrel hinges. The Arnold is Dolabany Eyewear’s best-selling model in this category and continues to be a staple in the brand with new colors released every year. This season, the collection adds Brown Fade, Smoke, and Wine. You have to check them out!

Dolabany Baxter

Dolabany Eyewear continues to expand on this retro-inspired model. The Baxter frame is being re-released with the new color combo: Matte Ebony/Demi. Customers favorited the color in a model called Marrakech, which was similar in size and shape.

 

Dolabany Juliana

The Dolabany Juliana flaunts a subtle butterfly shape with a mesmerizing, feline pattern in autumnal colors: amber, wine, and teal and indigo. 

This fall, three new colors have been released in color combinations that have proven to be successful in other models. Hints of sparkle have been added to select colors producing a slight shimmer effect. You can see them here! 

Dolabany Madylan

The Dolabany Madylan is a modified round shape with playful colors and effects. The blue, green and red, 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. This season, Dolabany adds a new color, the Multi Demi. Multi Demi is a prominent color combination now seen throughout the collection due to its growing popularity.

Conclusion

We hope that you have enjoyed our blog!

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!

 


2019 Dolabany Back to School Frames

It’s back to school time!  How was your summer! Our summer, here at Dolabany, has been very busy. Man, the summertime sure does fly by!  

With the kids heading back to school, we wanted to share with you several of our kid, or petite, sized frames. We have five different TR90 frames to choose from for the kiddos:

 

Durable, Flexible, & Lightweight

 

TR90 is a thermoplastic material that is incredibly durable, flexible, and lightweight. Frames made with TR90 are extremely comfortable and are excellent for kids! 

Resilient to Damage

 

 

 

Due to the TR90 frame’s flexibility, it 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, especially in gym class or out on the playground. 

Hypoallergenic

Hypoallergenic

 

 

Our TR90 frames are also hypoallergenic for those kiddos with sensitive skin, and are resistant to extreme high/low temperatures so no need to worry about our Dolabany Chef frames for kids while they are outside playing in the different weather elements!

So Many Choices

We have these TR90 frames in a wide variety of colors the kids will love! The Dolabany Chef frames are the most popular, and we have 23 different color combinations for the kiddos to choose from!  The Dolabany Designer, Detective, Optician, and the Surgeon all of 4 different colors to choose from.  We want the kiddos to have options, and we have given them plenty of options here at Dolabany!

Conclusion

We hope that you have enjoyed our blog! Are you ready to help your little customers find just the right frames for school?  Here at Dolabany, want to help you stay informed and up-to-date with all of our current frames, along with our new releases.

Which TR90 kid frames do your customers like the best?  We want to know, 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!


End of Summer 2019 Eyewear Trending Round Frames

Another summer has come and gone.  Summer’s come and go so fast, but we are now approaching the beautiful and colorful fall season, are you ready for it? The trending frames for Fall 2019 are the round frames.

For those looking to make a statement with their look in the Fall of 2019, fashionable eyewear is always a great option to consider. There’s nothing that says “New You” quite like a fresh pair of designer frames to complement the style you’re customers are going for.

 

From Geek to Chic

Circle round frames have become very popular this year, especially among the “geek” community. If your customer feels like wearing a head-turning, geeky type of frame, the round eyeglass frames should be their number one pick.

If your customer has a square shape face, oversized round frames would be an excellent pick for the Fall 2019 season. They’re very chic and will -up any outfit you choose to wear.

 

Dolabany Kabelo 

What I love about these oversized round frames is they have a thin wire frame that makes a subtle, but bold statement. 

 

Dolabany Taegan

Not a fan of the wireframes?  Go bold with the Dolabany Taegan!

Simmer Down with Smaller Round Frames

Need to simmer it down with smaller frames?  No worries, Dolabany’s got you covered! Not only do we have the large round frames, but we have the ever-so-popular small round spectacles too!

Dolabany Skylar

These are not the smallest round frames we have.  They are right in the middle of the over-sized round frames and the smaller round frames.

The colors on the Dolabany Skylar are sure to help make a bold statement for your customers.  If they don’t want to be too bright, they can tone it down with the Beige Crystal frame.

 

Dolabany Passage

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

 

Dolabany Paget

The Dolabany Paget. These frames bring back old-school vibes with the oval-shaped, double-bridged frame.  Paget combines a colorful, demi-patterned acetate with stainless steel, composing a classic look with a modern twist.  These frames come in Blue, Red, and Black.

 

Dolabany Karma

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.

All of Dolabany’s frames are vintage recreations and are all made the old-fashioned way. We use only high-quality acetate or high-quality metals, real rivets, and multi-barrel hinges.

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 TwitterInstagramFacebook, and LinkedIn to keep up on our new releases!  If you have any questions, feel free to email us here.


The Vision Council’s New Research on Digital Eye Strain

Digital Eye Strain, also known as, Computer Vision Syndrome, is eye and vision-related problems that result from prolonged computer, tablet, e-reader, and cell phone use. With an increase in digital technology today, more than half of American adults suffer from physical discomfort after only two hours of screen time. Research shows that the level of pain appears to increase with prolonged use time as well.

The average American worker spends seven hours a day on the computer either in the office or working from home. The most common symptoms associated with Digital Eye Strain are listed below, along with the percentage of people affected:

  • 32.4% report Eyestrain
  • 27.7% report Headaches
  • 27.9% report blurred vision
  • 27.2% report dry eyes
  • 35% report neck and shoulder pain

What Causes Digital Eye Strain?

Viewing a computer or digital screen makes the eyes work harder because of the “blue light.” As a result, the unique characteristics and high visual demands of computer and digital screen device viewing make people susceptible to the development of vision-related issues.

Uncorrected vision problems can increase the severity of Computer Vision Syndrome or Digital Eye Strain symptoms.

Viewing a computer or digital screen is different than reading a printed page. The letters on the computer are not as precise or sharply defined, the level of contrast of the letters to the background is reduced, and the presence of glare and reflections on the screen make viewing difficult.

Viewing distances and angles used for this type of work are also often different from those commonly used for other reading or writing tasks. As a result, the eye focusing and eye movement requirements for digital screen viewing can place additional demands on the visual system.

Uncorrected Minor Vision Problems

The presence of even minor vision problems can often significantly affect comfort and performance while using digital screen devices. Uncorrected or under corrected vision problems can be major contributing factors to computer-related eyestrain.

Even people who have an eyeglass or contact lens prescription may find it’s not suitable for the specific viewing distances of their computer screen. Some people tilt their heads at odd angles because their glasses aren’t designed for looking at a computer. Or they bend toward the screen to see it more clearly. Their posture begins to fail and can result in muscle spasms or pain in the neck, shoulder, or back.

Are You at Risk?

In most cases, symptoms of Digital Eye Strain occur because the visual demands of the task exceed the visual abilities of the individual to perform them comfortably. At most considerable risk for developing Digital Eye Strain are those who spend two or more continuous hours at a computer or using a digital screen device every day. According to a 2015 survey by The Vision Council, 65% of American adults reported having symptoms of digital eye strain. 

Justin Bazan, optometrist and medical adviser to The Vision Council, believes consumers and eyecare professionals have reason to be concerned about this growing trend.

“Based on my experience and research, the light emitted from screens may be linked to issues with sleep, not to mention recurrent headaches, issues seeing content on a screen, and red, itchy and dry eyes,” said Dr. Bazan. “Regardless of whether my patients are experiencing these problems associated with prolonged digital device usage, it’s important for individuals to make their eye health—especially as it relates to digital eye strain—a priority. Our eyes weren’t designed to look at digital devices, let alone as much as we all do in this era. So, it’s key to be proactive about mitigating the effects of digital devices on our eyes.”

How is Digital Eye Strain treated?

Many symptoms can be alleviated by obtaining regular eye care and making changes in how people view digital screens. For those individuals who do not require the use of eyeglasses daily may benefit from glasses prescribed specifically for computer use. 

Individuals already wearing glasses may find their current prescription does not provide optimal vision for viewing a computer. Therefore they need specific lenses that can be prescribed to meet the visual demands of computer viewing.  There are special lenses that are designed to help block out the blue light, or they can get lenses that are lightly tinted.

In Closing

It is essential for us all to get regular eye check-ups, especially those that work on computers all day.  Make sure your customers are talking to their optomotrist about getting the right lenses if they work on a digital screen for more than 2 hours a day.

Dolabany Eyewear has the frames that will fit any style for your customers. We take eyewear seriously and don’t cut any corners on the manufacturing of our frames.  Be sure to check out the many different frames we have to offer.

Thank you for reading our blog!

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:  Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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August is National Children’s Eye Health & Safety Month

Along with getting the kids’ school supplies and physicals, it essential that you let your customers know that now is an excellent time for them also to have their children’s eyes examed.

August is National Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month. One of the essential ways to ensure a successful school year is to make your child’s sight a priority.

A good rule of thumb is to have your children’s eyes examined during well-child visits, beginning around age three. Your child’s eye doctor can help detect refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. They will also be able to identify the following diseases:

  • Amblyopia (lazy eye)
  • Strabismus (crossed eyes)
  • Ptosis (drooping of the eyelid)
  • Color deficiency (color blindness)

Amblyopia

Also known as Lazy Eye is decreased vision that results from abnormal visual development in infancy and early childhood.

Experts say that Amblyopia is the leading cause of decreased vision among children. This condition develops when nerve pathways between the brain and the eye aren’t stimulated correctly. As a result, the brain favors one eye, usually due to poor vision in the other eye causing the brain to ignore signals from the other eye. Treatment includes eye patches, eye drops, and glasses or contacts, or sometimes surgical treatment. 

 

Strabismus

Crossed eyes is a condition in which the eyes do not line up correctly. If your child has this disorder, his or her eyes will look in different directions, and each eye focuses on a different object.

Strabismus is very common, affecting four percent of children age 6 and younger. Nobody knows why some children are born with this condition, but it does tend to be hereditary. Crossed eyes can usually be corrected with eyeglasses and sometimes surgery.

 

Ptosis

Ptosis describes drooping of one or both eyelids and can be congenital (present at birth) or acquired. Ptosis can cause amblyopia, astigmatism, or permanent disfigurement if left untreated.

Some known causes of droopy eyelids are due to weak eyelid muscles, cranial nerve palsies, recurring infections, tumors of the eyelid or orbit, or even thyroid disease. If a virus causes the Ptosis, your doctor may prescribe antibiotics. And if Ptosis is more severe, the child may require surgery to correct the eyelid position.

 

Color Blindness

Color blindness is inherited caused by abnormal photopigments. These color-detecting molecules are located in cone-shaped cells within the retina, called cone cells. In humans, several genes are needed for the body to make photopigments, and defects in these genes can lead to color blindness.

There are three main kinds of color blindness, based on photopigment defects in the three different types of cones that respond to blue, green, and red light. Red-green color blindness is the most common, followed by blue-yellow color blindness. A complete absence of color vision, know as total color blindness, is rare.

Unfortunately, there is no “cure” for color blindness. Contact lenses and glasses are available with filters to help color deficiencies if the child and parents agree that it is best for the child.

 

Dolabany Children’s Eyewear

Dolabany has several frames made specifically for children: the Chef, Designer, Surgeon, and the Optician. All of these frames are made of TR-90. 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).

 

The Dolabany Chef

 

Sizes: 45-17-135, B29, ED46

Colors:  Matte Navy/Sky, M.Demi/Mint, Matte Brown, Plum Orange, S. Blush Stripe, Ebony Stripe, Purple, Red, Brown, Black, Navy, Pink, Blue Stripe, Sienna Stripe, Violet Stripe, S. Brown Demi, Burgundy Black, Cobalt Fade, S. Olive Stripe, Wine Fade, Hidden Forest, Desert Storm, Matte Black

 

The Dolabany Designer

 

Sizes:  48-15-135, B33 mm, ED50 mm

Colors:  Grey, Demi Amber, Navy, Brown

 

The Dolabany Surgeon

 

Sizes:  48-17-135, B35 mm, ED47 mm

Colors:  Black, Teal, Red, Brown

 

The Dolabany Optician

 

Sizes:  45-18-135. B40 mm, ED46 mm

Colors:  Blue, Brown, Black, Demi Amber

 

We hope that you have enjoyed our blog and learned a little bit more about National Children’s Eye Health and Safety! Are you ready for the kids to go back to school?

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!


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!


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.


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.

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