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Vuarnet: Choosing your sunglasses!

Vuarnet has been designing sunglasses since 1957. Handmade in France in Meaux, their lenses are 100% mineral. Each Vuarnet glass is engraved with the "V" which guarantees its authenticity. Vuarnet sunglasses are equipped with polarized or Lynx® technologies that assure you the highest levels of precision protection and durability. For the most part, each Vuarnet sunglass is suitable for all uses, but some will provide you with particular benefits. It's up to you to choose the one that will make you see life in Vuarnet! There are four key lenses that Vuarnet uses that we will go over.

Blue Lenses:

Thanks to the polarized technology, Vuarnet blue lenses are particularly suitable for the sea and nautical activities. They prevent glare and reverberation on the water. They are also perfect for driving by removing unwanted reflections. The Vuarnet blue lens can come as Blue Polar or Blue Polarlynx. Blue polar lenses are 100% UV proctected, have a 90% Infa red filtration. Filtration of visible light is 87% and it even protects from blue light with 86%. 

Vuarnet Blue Polarlynx:

Vuarnet blue polarlynx lenses have a bigradient silver mirror. This is a staple for Vuarnet. Blue Polarlynx lenses have similar lens protections are the blue polar: 

  • INFRA RED FILTRATION: 90%
  • VISIBLE LIGHT FILTRATION: 89%
  • FILTRATION OF HARMFUL BLUE LIGHT: 89%

 

Vuarnet Brown lenses:

Vuarnet brown lenses are suitable for all types of uses ie sports, golf, extreme conditions. They offer a very warm color perception and enhanced depth perception. If you have sensitive eyes, we recommend our category 4 brown lenses, the Eclipse. There are seven types of brown lenses, three of them with mirrored lenses.

 

 

Vuarnet Grey Lens:

Vuarnet grey lenses are ideal for all activities, call it a universal lens. These multi-use lenses are protective, provide high-resolution precision and allow you to view the natural colors around you with crisp optical clarity. Vuarnet has a total of 12 grey based lenses, 9 of which are polarized.

 

Vuarnet Yellow Lenses:

The Vuarnet Skilynx lenses are designed for skiing and golfing, they offer high contrasted vision and deliver enhanced depth perception even on snowy days. The new Vuarnet yellow Nightlynx lenses are specifically designed for driving at night and in foggy weather.

 

 

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100% of Vintage Vuarnet in your prescription

We are proud to service you with Vuarnet and in YOUR prescription! Every model with the exclusion of Glacier XL can be customized with your prescription! Whether you prefer a Vuarnet style suited for sport, a more urban model or one of our iconic sunglasses, we offer over 200 styles for you to choose from. Once you have made your choice, the Vuarnet production facility in Meaux France will custom make it for you and have it ready within a few weeks. What are you waiting for? Visit us today to get your Vuarnet sunglasses customized in your prescription! Wink Optics is a Gold RX member for Vuarnet, which means we are able to answer any question you have regarding Vuarnet and which lens suits you best.

623 San Anselmo Avenue
San Anselmo CA 94960 
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70 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley CA 94941

 

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Vintage Vuarnet in your Favorite Films

 

Halloween is fast approaching, and with that are all the Google searches for costumes that need an essential prop to bring a character alive.  For those who love films, what is the best way to replicate Jeff Bridges in The Big Lebowski?  You would need: a bathrobe, flip-flops and the iconic Vuarnet sunglass, the 03.  The Vuarnet sunglass, 03, now nick named as “The Dude” is what makes the costume come to life.  Once the holiday passes you are left with the best mineral lens in the market and quality craftsmanship from France.  The Vuarnet 03 has also made an appearance in Wes Anderson’s The Royal Tenenbaum’s as worn by Richie Tenenbaum.
Vuarnet Glacier sunglasses have also been in Spectre worn by Daniel Craig and The Everest by Jake Gylenhaal. The Vuarnet Glacier is not only a movie blockbuster piece, but also is the part of the Vuarnet DNA. The Vuarnet Glacier, originally designed in the 70s, has unique and high-tech design with its removable leather side shields have made them an iconic style. Vuarnet Glacier sunglasses are available in 13 colors, with polarized or non polarized lenses.

 

 

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Vuarnet for kids available now!

Did you know that up to 80% of the UV damage to your children’s eyes happen before the age of 18?  How can you help reduce that?  Well, now at our brick and mortar location we offer Vuarnet Kids!  Vuarnet kids sunglasses come equipped with 100% UVA/UVB polycarbonate lenses.  Polycarbonate lenses in the Vuarnet kids have the highest degree of protection to keep your child's eyes out of harm's way while providing clear, comfortable vision.  Polycarbonate lenses in the Vuarnet kids sunglasses are 10 times more impact-resistant than glass or regular plastic lenses, and they exceed the FDA's impact resistance requirements by more than 40 times!

For these reasons, you can rest easy knowing your child's eyes are safe behind Vuarnet kid's polycarbonate lenses.   Vuarnet Kids sunglasses come in three catagories.  Ages 0-3 years, 3-6 years, 6-12 years, the models are specially designed to fit the faces of children or petite faces.  Vuarnet kid's sunglasses are flexible, comfortable and equipped with an adjustable removable headband that allows support in all circumstances, so there’s no excuse to protect those developing eyes!  Find the full collection in top selling colors at our San Anselmo location today!

 

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Vuarnet Vintage 03

 

Created in the 60s, the 03 model became a legend with the film, “The Big Lebowski” from the Coen brothers. They were worn by Jeff Bridges in the movie, as he played the character “The Dude.”
The Vuarnet 03 was inspired by the style of US air force pilots, with its straight lines and Xl squared shape! Change up how you style your Vuarnet 03 with it's easy to remove insert! It features the Vuarnet Logo that will turn heads of sunglass connoisseurs. 
Fully customize your Vuarnet 03 by by adding your prescription! Authentic Vuarnet sunglasses lenses are available in your prescription. The Vuarnet 03 collection is available in both single vision or progressive lenses. Vuarnet prescription sunglasses are all produced using mineral glass. Each Vuarnet lens, including prescription, is engraved with the V on ski symbol. Thanks to the exclusive treatments applied to it's mineral glass lenses, Vuarnet corrective sunglasses offer you the best vision, highest clarity and the best protection! Vuarnet's mineral glass lenses in your prescription are handmade in France, their factory located in Meaux close to Paris.
 
KEY FEATURES:
  • Model for men suitable for large faces
  • Frame made in nylon is exclusive to VUARNET. It’s extremely resistant and supple, with shape memory for optimal comfort
  • Moveable insert in the bridge
  • Integrated monobloc hinges
  • Made in France
  • Shape: Rectangular
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Lindberg's N.O.W Collection Has a New Color!

Lindberg's N.O.W Titanium collection is a unique combination of remarkably thin composite material and ultra-lightweight titanium, but never it never strays from their minimalist, architectural ethos. This collection is highly customizable, with more than 20 exclusive translucent colors for frame fronts, as well as many options for temple styles and colors, creating a totally bespoke eyeglass experience. 

They have recently come out with a new frame front color, color 21. Color 21 is a beautiful, peachy-toned champagne. It is a subtle, warm translucent shade that perfectly compliments the minimalism of the frame styles. Come in to Wink Optics in Mill Valley and San Anselmo to try on Lindberg's N.O.W Titanium collection in their new champagne tone, as well their many other gorgeous polished transparent colors.

 

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Barton Perreira's New Absinthe Color

Absinthe is an anise-flavored spirit with a very high alcohol content, typically 45-74%. Absinthe was immensely popular in Europe, and is known best for its vibrant green color, and its supposed hallucinogenic properties. Absinthe was illegal in the United States for nearly 100 years, until 2007. It was the drink of choice for many famous artists and writers such as Pablo Picasso, Oscar Wilde, Ernest Hemingway, Vincent van Gogh, Lord Byron, Edgar Allen Poe and many others. Barcelona's Bar Marsella opened in 1820, and served absinthe to many of the city's famous residents, including Gaudí, van Gogh, Picasso, and Hemingway.

Absinthe's association with the bohemian lifestyle and with many legendary creatives inspired Barton Perreira's designer Patty Perreira to create their new absinthe color in both a shiny and a matte finish. Barton Perreira's classic Americana styles look incredible in this translucent green hue. Check out of few of the styles from Barton Perreira in this amazing absinthe color below.

Barton Perreira Coltrane Sun in Absinthe

Barton Perreira Blake (46) in Absinthe

Barton Perreira Redding in Matte Absinthe

Barton Perreira Huncke in Matte Absinthe

 

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VUARNET VINTAGE GLACIER

Nothing says Vuarnet like the Vuarnet Glacier and Vuarnet Glacier XL. These two easy-to-recognize and characteristically Vuarnet sunglasses feature their signature leather side shields meant to surround the user’s eyes in complete sun protection. Although designed for daylong downhill French Alpines skiing, the Vuarnet Glacier make a great lifestyle sunglass as well. Thanks to their complete protection from the sun, from both the sky and reflections off the ground (as nearly all Vuarnet Glaciers come with a Vuarnet Lynx lens featuring a mirror both above and below for that exact purpose), they make a great pair to wear while walking around town for all occasions especially driving.
 
Our favorite part about the Vuarnet Glacier is their unique style and unrivaled build quality that now features a mix of high quality acetate and titanium in the latest models. The side shields are crafted out of genuine leather as well. This comes as no surprise considering the Vuarnet Glacier has been around since Vuarnet started in 1957, being designed specifically for Jean Vuarnet the Olympic skier himself.
Vuarnet Glaciers are seen as an iconic piece to the start of the brand and are still worn till this day! Men and women enjoy the clarity from the Vuarnet Glacier.
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Barton Perreira's 10th Anniversary

Barton Perreira was founded in 2007 by Patty Perreira and Bill Barton, the former designer and president of Oliver Peoples respectively. Barton Perreira is known for their classic, but edgy and unique design. Barton Perreira have maintained their independence since their inception, wanting full creative control and oversight over the quality of materials and manufacturing processes. 

For their tenth anniversary, Barton Perreira has created a collection of stunning sunglass and optical frame styles in a variety of colors and patterns. All of the styles are engraved with "BPX" to honor their decade as Barton Perreira.

Check out a few of Barton Perreira's anniversary styles below. In order: Fortuna, Chevalier, Blake (46), Nina

 

 

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VUARNET VINTAGE 02

Jean Vuarnet won the Olympic Winter Games in 1960 with the 02, the first creation of Vuarnet! Did you know that they now come in new colors? Vuarnet offers the iconic sunglasses in a refreshing crystal version combined with our different flash lenses. Update the classic Vuarnet sunglass with a modern twist! Vuarnet is happy to offer it’s renowned mineral glass lens which was been worn by sunglass lovers across the globe. Get your new Vuarnet in all colors!

 

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