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Our friends over at the Destination: Sama boutique in West Beverly Hills just sent us a picture they snapped of NBA basketball star Danny Granger in his new Badgley Mischka “Steve” aviator sunglasses.
Granger is pictured below wearing the “Steve” in gold with 24K gold lenses. We’re still waiting for confirmation from Sama on other color variations, but we do know it will also be available in Clove with special triple gradient-lenses.
If you are interested in pre-ordering the Badgley Mischka “Steve” please give us a call at 248-347-9090 or email us at: email@example.com and we’ll put you on the V.I.P priority list for this hot new model.
Well, Sama is simply producing some of the most amazing, contemporary couture eyewear on the planet. Forget about Chanel, D&G, Dior, Burberry and Coach. Anyone can buy that at Sunglass Shack or Lenscrafters. If you want something truly unique, you’ll want Sama.
If you don’t believe us, check out this great video filmed at the Angiolucci Lunettes Boutique in Catania, Italy. Not only does it feature some of Sama’s hottest sunglasses, but it also includes some great clips from Sama founder and lead designer Sheila Vance.
It speaks for itself.
Enjoy and Grazie! to Angiolucci for sharing this with us all:
That’s exactly what happened when we first set our eyes on the Chloé “Tilia” sunglasses.
When our Chloé rep pulled out the Tilias, the first word out of all our mouths was: “Beach!”
From the oversized, 50s-inspired cat-eye shape to the muted, earth-tone pastels and adorable little metallic star in the corner of the lens, the Tilia just seemed to evoke images of toes-in-the-sand or lounging poolside with a mojito in your hand.
It turns out, though, that the Chloé Tilia is a remarkably versatile sunglass. Combine it with a pair of vintage jeans and billowing peasant blouse and it takes on a decidedly Boho vibe. Not bad for a single pair of shades. continue
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Thanks to a little known benefit from VSP, VSP vision insurance members who have undergone Lasik vision correction surgery can use their bi-yearly eyeglass benefit toward a pair of non-prescription sunglasses.
Yes, we said that right: If you’ve had Lasik and you have VSP, you can get your non-prescription sunglasses completely or partially paid for.
Normally, the frame benefit can only be applied to prescription sunglasses (for non-Lasik patients.) But if you’ve had Lasik surgery, VSP wants you to still protect your eyes from damaging UV rays and is willing to let you apply your usual frame benefit toward a pair of fantastic suns.
Depending on your particular VSP plan, this benefit can save you up to $150 dollars on non-prescription sunglasses. That will pretty much cover a brand new pair of Ray Bans or get you into a pair of fab Badgley Mischka, Prada, Sama, Tag Heuer, or Chloe suns at a savings of up to 50% off the retail price (or better, depending on brand and model.)
One of the things that excites me the most about owning Urban Optiques is our Pre-Optometry Internship Program.
At any given time, you’ll typically find 1-3 smart, highly-talented (and always energetic) pre-optometry students interning at Urban Optiques. As someone who was able to experience an internship myself earlier in my career, I know how invaluable it can be to get some real-world, hands-on experience working within a bustling practice BEFORE you enter the optometry doctoral program.
So I’m thrilled to introduce and welcome our latest Pre-Optometry Intern at Urban Optiques, Ellie Rose.
Ellie joins our existing rockstar Intern Claire Steensma who has been with us since January. Claire will be doing some traveling this summer as well as switching around some of her hours, so we’re thrilled to have Ellie jump in and help cover, as well as bring her own delightful personality, energy and intelligence to the practice.
So a little bit more about Ellie:
Ellie is currently a Junior at the University of Michigan (which as a Spartan, I will not hold against her) and is doing her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience. She’s extremely active in the Alpha Phi Omega (Gamm Pi Chapter) service fraternity at U of M (so you know she has a heart); loves photography and art; music and planning parties and events (good skills to have around Urban Optiques!)
Earlier this week, VSP® Vision Care announced new, expanded coverage for members who have diabetes.
The Diabetic Eyecare Plus Program is an extension of VSP’s current coverage for members with diabetes, and the program offers specialized services for members with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, including diabetic eye exams, diagnostic tests, and digital retinal imaging.
Services included in the Diabetic Eyecare Plus Program play an important role in the prevention, early detection, and management of diabetic eye disease. Through comprehensive eye exams, eye doctors can detect signs of chronic conditions including diabetes, high cholesterol and hypertension.
“Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness among adults and can lead to other serious health conditions such as kidney damage and cardiovascular disease,” said Gary Brooks, VSP Vision Care President. “This program reinforces VSP’s commitment to not only eye health, but overall health and wellness, and by adding on this new program, employers can offer a unique and valuable benefit to their employees with diabetes for a very affordable cost.”