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Clip On Sunglasses | What Are They?

September 21st, 2018 | Posted in Guide | No Comments
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Clip on sunglasses were considered neither cool nor stylish a couple of years ago because of the limited choices available for lens color and frame style. Clip on sunglasses were also heavily criticized because of their 90’s antique look. Interestingly, with the ever-changing fashion trend, clip on sunglasses have been resurrected back to life. Pictures of clip on sunglasses have started to pop all over Instagram and Pinterest, and with everyone including big celebrities wearing them, we have to admit that the rise of clip on sunglasses has started to pique our interests. And I’m sure you’ve already asked yourself “Clip on sunglasses? What are they?” Before we dig into the details, let us first take a step back to learn the birth of this one-of-a-kind fashion accessory.

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The Clip-On Sunglasses Renaissance

Interestingly, clip on sunglasses made their debut in the US during the 1940’s and were used as a practical accessory rather than a fashion statement. It was a decade later when they became popular after heartthrob James Dean started to wear them in the 1950’s. And just like that, clip on sunglasses were suddenly a cool accessory. But along with the changing trend in the fashion industry, the popularity of clip on sunglasses also went downhill as time passed until recently when it started to see the light of day again. Thanks to social media and the influence of fashion trendsetters and celebrities alike.

Clip On Sunglasses? What Are They?

Clip-on sunglasses are glasses that are used to clip onto frames of regular or prescription glasses. Clip-on sunglasses provide a lot of benefits that you cannot get from regular prescription glasses. Clip ons can either have polarized or non-polarized lenses. Polarized clip-on sunglasses are mostly preferred by many because of their ability to filter and block glare from reflected light. Most sunglasses have no premade clip ons. However, there are designer brands that have premade clip ons available to several of their styles like the following:

clip on sunglasses Alexander Daas
clip on sunglasses Alexander Daas
clip on sunglasses Alexander Daas

Benefits of Clip on Sunglasses

One of the most common health problems around the world is related to eye damage. Millions and millions of people suffer from presbyopia, myopia, cataracts, and more. To cope up with these problems and correct their vision, people turn to use prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. But one common problem they encounter especially with prescription glasses is whenever they engage in different outdoor activities that require the use of sunglasses for eye protection against the sun. Hence, the need for clip on sunglasses. People who wear prescription glasses can comfortably turn to clip on sunglasses because of their double purpose benefits. They use them without the need to remove their prescription glasses.

Custom Made Clip On Sunglasses

Most sunglasses don’t have premade clip ons. But there are clip ons that you can buy elsewhere, however, they will most likely not match your frame because there is no such thing as one size fits all when it comes to eyewear. The best way is to have your own custom made clip ons that precisely fit the frame and size of your eyeglasses. You can have your own custom made clip on sunglasses at optical shops like Alexander Daas where you bring your glasses (or ship them!) and they work their magic. They can make a clip on that perfectly matches the curvature and lens of your frame in any color and patterns like camouflage, leopard, and more. They can even custom make polarized clip-on sunglasses for you. They can make it fit so well that it would look like you’re just wearing sunglasses and not clipon sunglasses!

clip on sunglasses Alexander Daas
clip on sunglasses Alexander Daas

The titanium clips come in variations such as a bar across the top and hidden bridge styles where the bridge runs along the bridge of the frame so it is “hidden.” There are several designs available for clip on sunglasses. One is a rimless clip on design where the clip on is almost “invisible”, as well as a flip clip design where you can flip the lenses up.

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Types of Clip-On Sunglasses

There are three types of clip-on sunglasses that are commonly available used widely. The perfect type of clipon sunglasses for you vary depending on several factors such as your lifestyle, and your budget. These clip on sunglasses are available in different colors, styles, and sizes.

 

  • Standard Clip-On Sunglasses

 

Standard clip-on sunglasses are one of the least expensive types but are they are probably the most noticeable and difficult to attach and remove from the glasses. Standard clip-on sunglasses are clipped to the middle of the bridge on regular or prescription sunglasses. They are rubber coated and they do not damage the lense or the frame.

 

  • Flip Clip-On Sunglasses

 

Flip clip-on sunglasses are less likely to be damaged and are the easiest type to use since they do not need to be constantly removed and put back on. They simply clip over the glasses which you can flip up or down depending on the lighting conditions. The clips used on flip clip-on sunglasses are not as noticeable as standard clip on sunglasses because of their relatively smaller clips. They can remain clipped on the frame so they are less likely to get lost or damaged.

 

  • Magnetic Clip-On Sunglasses

 

Last but not the least, are the Magnetic clip-on sunglasses. Magnetic clip-on sunglasses are the most expensive type. However, the magnetic clip on sunglasses have no clips and are barely noticeable. They are attached to the frame using only clear magnets and so they can only be used on magnetic frames.

Clip on sunglasses are undoubtedly stylish, functional, and economical. They provide a great deal if you wanna save some cash since you won’t need to buy a prescription glasses and sunglasses at the same time. You can always enjoy the benefits of wearing prescription glasses and sunglasses with only a single eyewear. Small bag lover? Clip-on frames can save so much space and avoid additional weight in your bag or pocket! For custom made clip on sunglasses, you may personally visit or ship your glasses at Alexander Daas! Contact us at 323.466.4396.

How to Use Blue Light Filter for Your Pc, Mac or Phone?

September 20th, 2018 | Posted in Guide | No Comments
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Have you ever felt tired and watery eyed after facing your computer screen for long hours? Blue light from any device or gadget can impact and disrupt your cardian rhythm causing tiredness, eye strain, and overall health problems. Let’s take a deeper look at blue light to understand it’s challenges and opportunities to help protect your eyes.

The problem with Blue Light

Blue light from your PC, Mac, or phone is part of the light spectrum that penetrates deep into the eyes. Its cumulative effects can cause serious damage to the retina of your eyes, promote age-related macular degeneration, and disrupt sleeping patterns. Sleep is part of the body’s natural biological cycle that is regulated by the amount of light our body is exposed to. Our retinas associate blue light with daytime and can sense the sun when it rises and sets as it gets dark, inducing our body’s hypothalamus to signal the production of sleep hormones called melatonin that aids with our sleeping. Being exposed to blue light at night by facing your mobile phone, Mac, or PC right before you sleep confuses our body’s internal clock causing our body to be alert and therefore can produce less melatonin, making it harder for us to sleep at night and wake up early in the morning.

Ideally, the best way to avoid the effects of blue light is to lessen your exposure to it. But in the real world, avoiding blue light–especially at night–is hard to follow. Not only do many have 9-5 work hours that involves the use of a computer, but we also spend several hours watching our favorite shows on television or Netflix, and use our mobile phones to check and update our social media profiles. Avoiding blue light simply means avoiding work and sacrificing our leisure, which is not realistic. As such, making use of the blue light filter is very important.

 

How to use blue light filters

If you can’t avoid blue light, one of the best approaches to remedy overexposure to blue light from your PC, Mac, or phone is to use a blue light filter to alter your screen’s color display.

Blue Light Filter for PC

Blue light filter for PC is an easy find since most of the monitors sold already have a built-in blue light filter. If you have Windows 10 installed, you’re in luck since it also has a blue light filter feature which means you do not need to buy another monitor for your PC. Microsoft added a new feature for Windows 10 in April 2017 called “Night Light,” which is Microsoft’s built-in blue light filter for PC’s. Windows 10 Night Light allows the user to reduce the amount of blue light emission by adjusting the color display to a warmer temperature. All you have to do is activate the blue light filter for PC, and you can even set a schedule for the night light to automatically turn on with your set time. Simply follow these easy steps to activate Microsoft’s blue light filter for PC.

  1. Press the Windows key and click settings.
  2. Click “System”
  3. Select “Display” option
  4. Turn on “Night Light”
  5. Click “Night light settings” if you want to configure the color temperature or set an automatic activation schedule.

Your eyes will have to adjust a while on your first try when using Microsoft’s blue light for pc feature. You’ll immediately notice the color shift if you turn on night light but your eyes will eventually adjust to the color change and it will likely become less intrusive. With the reduced amount of blue light exposure to your eyes when using Night Light at night, you’ll find your eyes less strained, which may lead to a more restful, good night’s sleep.

Blue Light Filter for MAC

Apple brought its blue light filter feature called Night Shift to MacOS in MacOS Seirra in March of 2017. Similar to Microsoft’s Night Light, MacOS’ Night shift is also very easy to turn on and configure.

  1. Simply open System Preferences
  2. Select “Displays”
  3. Click the “Night Shift” tab

On the Night Shift tab, you can customize how you want the Night Shift feature to work. You’ll have the option to automatically turn it on during your desired time or based on your location, and set the color temperature however you like. Like Microsoft’s blue light filter for PC called “Night Light’, MacOS’ Night shift will also set your screen color warmer to reduce the blue light emission.

Blue Light Filters for your Phone

If you’re one of the millions of people who constantly use their mobile phones to search, watch videos, update social media accounts, and other activities for several hours before going to bed, you’ve probably already experienced the effects of blue light at some point. To battle the effects of blue light from your phone, you might want to consider installing applications from Google Play or iOS App stores that have blue screen filter options.

Eyeglasses and sunglasses with blue light filter lenses

Aside from turning on blue light filter options, another way to block blue light is by wearing eyeglasses or sunglasses with blue light filter lenses during screen time, whether on a PC, Mac, phone, watching TV or being around artificial lights like LED bulbs which have been getting popular as room lights. 

Today, blue light filter lenses can be applied to modern eyewear frames to provide both style and eye protection. For example, these lenses can be applied to prescription glasses like the Alexander Daas St. Margherita

Blue Light filter Alexander Daas

Alexander Daas St. Margherita

Interested in exploring blue light filter lenses? Come into our store at 161 N Larchmont Blvd in Los Angeles, or give us a quick call at 323.466.4396, and you’ll be one step closer to an optimal sleeping pattern and proper eye health.

KBL Eyewear: The Perfect Eyewear for a Bohemian Lifestyle

September 7th, 2018 | Posted in Brands | No Comments
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A great pair of eyewear can make a huge difference, not only accentuating your look, but it can also help you see the world better (literally) than you ever have before. There are many brands available designed for specific styles and made from different materials and qualities, and sold at different prices. That can be a bit frustrating, deciding which one truly fits your personality, style, quality standards, and budget.

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If you’re looking for a style that will fit your free-spirited, wanderlust, then KBL Eyewear (which stands for Kind of Bohemian Lifestyle) would be the perfect choice for you. KBL was founded in New York in 2009, and has continuously created and designed boho and urban, yet elegant inspired eyewear with a variety of models.

KBL Eyewear proudly manufactures all of their products using special laser technology to ensure quality and durability. They take pride with using only the best materials and pay special attention to the lenses they use making sure that they give extra protection, comfort, clarity, and a lightweight feel to the user. All KBL lenses are impact resistant and have both anti-reflection and anti-UV coating against harmful UV rays. KBL Eyewear only uses top Japanese Titanium making their eyewear corrosion and chemical resistant. And, a fun fact: pure and beta Titanium is one of the hardest yet lightest materials used in manufacturing eyewear. KBL  also uses the famous Japanese “patch” technique to solder the titanium which only a few manufacturers use in the world because of its complex and time-consuming method. As for their handmade frames, KBL uses cellulose acetate from natural materials like cotton and wood pulp produced from very few Italian and Japanese companies.

Today, KBL Eyewear has successfully established their brand as a “culturally defined luxury brand for people on the move”. The collection perfectly embodies the bohemian lifestyle of ambitious and passionate people who love to wander and travel with their Metropolis, architectural, and endless artistic inspired designs. A few of their famous architectural inspired pieces are Liberty Island, Gotham City, and The Hamptons. Similar to how the brand rapidly grew in many cities and spread to Europe, KBL Eyewear aims to bring their customers along their marvelous journey as they travel from place to place taking inspirations to translate the city’s nature, architecture, and arts & culture to the eyewear they create. Let’s take a look at a few of their most popular pieces:

KBL Eyewear Alexander Daas
Classy, stylish, and sleek, you can’t go wrong with KBL eyeglasses like Wish List in Havana. This frame is a great fit for the round or oblong shaped faces with its rectangular look. Featuring a unique print that subtly resembles the luminous city lights, this is definitely a statement to add whether you’re looking for an on-the-go look, or more formal attire. Check more chic KBL eyeglasses at Alexander Daas. 

KBL Eyewear Alexander Daas
This tinted beauty is one of the famous KBL sunglasses, Five to Get Ready in Vintage Orange. The warm orange, black, and brown neutral colors and tinted lens makes this a great frame for all skin tones. With its impact and scratch free feature, plus 100% UV protection, it’s durable enough for constant travel and even for busy music festivals like Coachella. Shop yours here.

KBL Eyewear Alexander Daas
Featuring a retro vintage vibe, KBL sunglasses in Dream Rush will help you achieve that celebrity-like look. Whether to the beach or even just for a simple ladies’ brunch, this transparent nude frame will perfectly complement your outfit of the day. Staying true to its model name, Dream Rush also features a cool gradient tinted lens closely resembling a dreamy misty look. Get yours now.

Other eyewear brands like New York city based Warby Parker, known for their “Buy a pair, Give a pair” features cheap

 

If you are looking for the perfect glasses for a bohemian lifestyle, then you might wanna check out these brands. If you are on a budget, then Warby Parker is probably your best choice. If you are looking for a long-lasting and guaranteed high-quality pair of glasses, KBL is your best pick and one of the very few luxury brands that offer top quality eyewear at a fairly competitive price. Shop your favorite KBL eyewear here.

Celebrities in Alexander Daas Eyewear

September 7th, 2018 | Posted in Celebrity Sightings | No Comments
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Holding a big dream, Alexander Daas has always wanted to create his own eyewear brand with the vision of creating designs with the real wearers in mind. Using only the finest materials from Japan and Italy, he started his label with the aim of bringing old-school optical principles in creating his sunglasses and eyeglasses thoughtfully and precisely by hand. With Alexander’s philosophy and fresh perspective came a brand born out of love for the wearer. Alexander Daas named his brand after himself and has since continued to live up his dream and vision, and inspire other people. As a brand, we at Alexander Daas encourage a culture of giving and selflessness by giving a portion of our sale to a charity chosen by our authorized dealers. We’ve never felt this grateful and fulfilled!

 

Our collections have been greatly inspired by our giving and consumer-oriented philosophy. We have created eyeglasses and sunglasses with emphasis to design, fit, quality, and functionality in mind. Our timeless and unique spin on classic styles have attracted us with loyal clients who keep coming back for our top-notched quality and excellent service. Some of which includes big names in Hollywood. Here’s a recap of celebrities in Alexander Daas eyewear.

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One of our favorite clients, the famous singer-actress, Zendaya came to get styled at Daas Optique in Los Angeles. Zendaya in her new Alexander Daas ‘Victory’ looks so fab! Her new aviator sunglasses perfectly complimented her cool personality and style!

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American actress Emily Wickersham wearing St Margherita in her famous show, NCIS. The star best known in her role in NCIS as Eleanor Bishop, an NCIS Special Agent was always spotted wearing Alexander Daas St Margherita on the show. The audience always looked forward to her character as she brightly showed her acting prowess in NCIS. Adding so much to her character, St Margherita eyeglasses by Alexander Daas became a must-have among the audience.

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Michael Keaton has the need for speed in Alexander Daas sunglasses. Starring Aaron Paul, Michael Keaton, and Dominic Cooper, the movie grossed over $203 million worldwide. The box-office hit movie revolves around a street racer as he sets of to race avenging the death of his friend from the hands of his rival racer. Michael Keaton playing as the Monarch in the movie gained much attention with his eye-catching Power sunglasses by Alexander Daas. The actor was also spotted wearing the sunglasses even off screen. He absolutely adores his Power sunglasses!

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Check out the American-Canadian actress Lauren Holly out and about, enjoying a good day while looking gorgeous in her Alexander Daas sunglasses ‘Majesty’. Famous in her notable roles in Picket Fences, NCIS, Motive, Dumb and Dumber, Dragon, Beautiful girls, What Women Want, and more, the actress is also known for her adoration with sunglasses. We are very honored that we are one of the labels that she loves to wear. And among her favorites is our very own Majesty sunglasses!

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Alexander Daas Eyewear
Youtube star Justine spotted running an errand with her Alexander Daas frames. She’s been seen wearing our Wisdom X on her coffee run, random selfies, and on her trips! The famous Youtuber with over 5 million followers surely knows where to get the right glasses!

The award-winning television host, actress, and model Jenny McCarthy is probably one of Alexander Daas Eyewear’s best fans. She was frequently seen styling herself with our awesome specs not only once nor twice, but she was spotted wearing our designs a lot in her television shows and even award shows.

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Here’s Jenny McCarthy confidently wearing Alexander Daas Hayes as she co-hosted on the American TV show ‘The View’. Pretty in orange, the actress stunned everyone with her amazing hosting skills and incredible style. She absolutely nailed her look with our very own Hayes!

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Here’s another snap of Jenny McCarthy on The View still rocking our Alexander Daas Hayes. She once again co-hosted on the show alongside Barbara Walters, Sherri Shepherd Joy Behar, and more. She surely can’t get enough of her Alexander Daas eyeglasses!

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Another TV show where we spotted Jenny McCarthy wearing her favorite pair of Alexander Daas Eyewear – Hayes. And we can’t get enough of her straight hair look!

Alexander Daas Eyewear
Jenny McCarthy absolutely looked stunning on her purple dress during the American Music Awards in 2011. She looked fabulous as ever but more especially with her favorite Alexander Daas Eyewear in Wisdom X on.

Indeed, celebrities have fallen in love with our eyewear collection. That’s not even half of it. We got a lot more celebrities in Alexander Daas eyewear on our list but it’ll take more than a day to blog about them one by one. For now, let us know what you think. Which one was your favorite? 🙂

If you’re looking for the perfect eyewear, you can check us out at the Alexander Daas Eyewear Showroom located at 431 J St., San Diego, CA 92101 or visit https://alexanderdaas.com/store-locator to find an authorized optician near you.

You Own 20 Pairs of Shoes and Only 1 Pair of Glasses? What Do People Look At First, Your Feet or Your Face?

August 31st, 2018 | Posted in Blog | No Comments
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Fifteen to twenty years ago, we launched a campaign for our store in San Francisco (San Francisco Optics), running ads with it in local San Francisco newspapers and publications like San Francisco Bay Guardian, SF Weekly and the San Francisco Chronicle.

You Own 20 Pairs of Shoes and Only 1 Pair of Glasses?
What Do People Look At First, Your Feet or Your Face?
I mean, it makes sense, right??!!

About two years ago, we relaunched this campaign:

You Own 20 Pairs of Shoes and Only 1 Pair of Glasses? What Do People Look At First, Your Feet or Your Face?
Photo: Wearing ALEXANDER DAAS sunglass style Portofino

Now, in the age of social media with platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, we were pleasantly surprised to see our creative work go viral, being shared all over the place with tons of comments and likes. Many of the shared versions had our ALEXANDER DAAS logo and #StyledByDaas hashtag cropped or edited out, but we were still happy to see the message going around.

It seems our ad has resurfaced and we are excited to see it go viral again with it’s 3rd act. A special thank you to one of our ALEXANDER DAAS authorized dealers in Juno Beach, Florida – Juno Beach Optical – and their amazing Licensed Optician, Micki Lorelli, for sharing this blurb about the ad.

Our ad focuses on the fact that the first thing people notice is your face – which is approximately eye level to anyone looking at you. So if people invest so much into their shoe selection, why wouldn’t they put as much consideration into their eyewear selection and make a good lasting impression with their eyes using an awesome pair of glasses. Because sometimes, all it takes to turn people off is a single look. The first glance, maybe the first three seconds, can make or break relationships that follow since first impressions are often nearly impossible to undo. And in most cases, people make their first impression just by looking at the face and more particularly the eyes. As an eyewear company, we couldn’t emphasize enough the importance of glasses, not only because of sight, but also because they can completely change the image you create for yourself.

They say our eyes are the windows to our soul. Our eyes don’t lie, they always reveal truth, and they show hints of our personality. Hence, there is no better way to impress someone than to direct their attention to your eyes. And what more perfect way to show your personality? A good pair of eyewear that fits your vision needs, personality, and face shape is all you need to create a fantastic first impression.

It’s not the feet but it’s the face that we see first thing when we meet a person. Next would be clothes, then shoes, and lastly, scent. It’s not a luxurious pair of shoes or newly pedicured feet that makes a person stand out at first glance, it’s the glasses. When a person is perfectly styled with an awesome pair of eyewear, the glasses can give them the confidence to meet people face to face maintaining good eye contact and making a great impression.

So what do you think? What Do People Look At First, Your Feet or Your Face?

A Walking Tour of Larchmont Village

August 30th, 2018 | Posted in Guide | No Comments
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Located within a quaint neighborhood in Los Angeles, Alexander Daas is one of the many famous shops you’ll find perched among the well-known Larchmont Village. This adorable town is surprisingly surrounded by LA landmarks – Hollywood, Paramount, Korea Town, Hancock Park and Windsor Square. Considered LA’s smallest neighborhood, Larchmont is also one of the most well-regarded towns in L.A famous for its unique stores, wide sidewalks, boutiques, coffee shops, and restaurants that cascade along the strip of Larchmont Boulevard. Let’s take a tour down the city’s most charming block and the hub of many activities and long-time favorite shops.

Larchmont Village Alexander Daas
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Who says no one walks in LA? That’s practically true, but on the contrary, residents in Larchmont Village still enjoy walking and strolling along Larchmont Boulevard going to their favorite coffee shops, bookstore, and restaurants. Enjoy this glimpse of what Larchmont Village’s charming neighborhood has to offer.

Let’s start our tour at one of the most popular coffee shops in Larchmont LA. At Go Get Em Tiger you can find one of the finest coffee drinks in the country as named by the New York Times in 2014. They are especially famous for their delicious espresso milkshake and addicting iced almond-macadamia milk lattes crafted from their house-made almond and macadamia milk. Customers also line up for their tasty pastries which they make in limited quantities. Make sure to go early to get the best selection.

For lunch, stop by one of the best restaurants on the street, Larchmont Village Wine, Spirits & Cheese for a scrumptious Italian deli-style meal. You’ll find everything you need for a delicious meal with their selection of quality cheese, gourmet sandwiches, baguettes, and bread freshly baked every day. Make sure to order one of their famous sandwiches, their homemade tuna with tomato, cheese, olive oil, deliciously cured meats, and balsamic vinegar. Pair with one of their wines from France, Europe, and Italy, for a complete lunch in heaven, Make sure to also stock up on hard-to-find European candy, gourmet foods, and old-fashioned sodas, perfect for an at-home cocktail evening. Larchmont Village Wine, Spirits & Cheese is also one of the last restaurants you can go to get Dublin Original Dr. Pepper.

Another famous lunch option and one of the most popular Larchmont Village restaurants is the neighborhood’s Cafe Gratitude. Serving a wide variety of gourmet plant-based cuisine, Cafe Gratitude is always jam-packed with vegetarians, vegans, and raw foodists. Celebrity sightings are also common as famous stars frequent the cafe for their deliciously cooked 100% organic plant-based menu. The popular cafe is also well known for having cheerful staff and their famous question “What are you grateful for today?” when taking your order. Surely, you’ll feel as grateful as ever everytime you visit the cafe.

If you are craving a delicious slice of classic New York pizza for lunch, the famous Larchmont pizza stop in the neighborhood is the Village Pizzeria Larchmont. While there’s pizza just about anywhere, Village Pizzeria is the go-to spot known for its fresh toppings, Wisconsin cheese, and crunchy crust.

Larchmont Village Alexander Daas
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Sam’s Bagels is also a must-visit in Larchmont Village. If you’re looking for a pre-shopping bite, be sure to come early to try their delicious baked bagels.

Erin McKennas Bakery NYC is another must-visit if you’re looking for light snacks or sweets, with gluten-free and vegan baked donuts and pastry options.

Pressed Juicery Larchmont is the go-to place for thirsty health enthusiasts. Since its opening in 2013, this place has been a local favorite stop for cold-pressed juices.

Next stop? On Sundays, stop at the Larchmont Farmers Market to shop for fresh produce from local farmers.

You can also stop by the famous Larchmont florist shop, Larchmont Village Florist.

Larchmont is home to one of L.A.’s last standing independent bookstores, Chevalier’s Books. Since 1940, the legendary bookstore has been the go-to space for generations of families who pick up the latest story books, fiction, and educational reading materials.

Larchmont Boulevard is also one of the best shopping areas in Los Angeles. Make sure to get the chance to visit Larchmont Beauty Center for all things beauty, from Voluspa candles to every hair product under the sun. This  beauty hub carries a wide choice of brands from Sally Hansen, Essie polish, Stila, and Dermologica to Kérastase.

We’ll end our tour by picking up a gift at Landis Gifts & Stationery and Village Heights packed with beautifully personalized stationery, photo albums, hostess gifts, trinkets, and souvenirs. Stop by our Alexander Daas LA store located in the heart of Larchmont, just right beside Pressed Juicery to get styled by an optician with high-quality eyewear for your loved ones or for yourself! Equipped with the latest Smart Vision Lab Technology, getting the perfect eyewear for your eye needs has never been more easy. Visit us or schedule an appointment by calling us at 323.466.4396.

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Eye Care For You: Take Your Refraction Eye Exam from The Best Opticians in LA

August 23rd, 2018 | Posted in Guide | No Comments
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Our eyes are greatly affected by certain health conditions and the lifestyle we live by. In most cases, we often take our eyes for granted not knowing that when you are working on a computer, traveling, or simply taking a nice sunbath, your eyes are working non-stop and can be damaged from these activities. The most common eye problems include blurry vision, blind spots, halos, and floaters. These problems can be caused by various factors which include health conditions like diabetes, body aging, damage to the eye itself, or by a medicine you’re taking. Protecting your sense of sight is a very crucial thing you have to do to maintain your quality of life. And one way is to take a refraction eye exam from the best Opticians in LA.

 

Get Your Eyes Checked Regularly

As they always say, prevention is better than cure. According to the American Optometric Association or AOA, everyone needs to get their eyes checked every year or two especially after the age of 60. Don’t wait far too long before deciding to get an eye exam such as refraction eye exam. We often don’t notice the little changes in our eyes until conditions have progressed. Get your eyes checked regularly to detect abnormalities early enough to treat and to avoid serious eye damage. Especially if you notice any changes in your vision, you have to have it checked by an eye care professional immediately. Only an eye care professional can detect and identify eye problems like diabetic retinopathy or glaucoma. Have a regular physical exam as well to check diseases that can cause eye problems like diabetes and high blood pressure. If left untreated, these diseases may cause severe problems to your eyesight.

 

Symptoms to Watch

The following are the most common symptoms that one should be totally aware of. Even if they are temporary, you should always see your eye doctor immediately if you experience any of these:

  • Double vision
  • Partial vision loss
  • Total vision loss
  • Red and painful eye
  • If you have a shade in your field of vision
  • Blind spots or halos in your vision
  • Any injury to the eyes
  • Trouble seeing objects in your vision
  • Trouble seeing when reading or during at night
  • Blurry sight of objects that are far away
  • Itchy eyes
  • Fluid in the eyes
  • Trouble identifying colors

 

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Optometrist or Ophthalmologist?

Having your eyes checked regularly is simply the best way to prevent, detect or treat any of these symptoms at an early stage. When you decide that it’s time to get your eyes checked, make sure you are seeing the right eye care professional to cater to your needs.

Do you ever wonder what is an Optometrist? What is an Optician? Or whether to go to an Optometrist or Ophthalmologist? Non-medical practitioners commonly don’t know these terms. If you’re as curious too, we’ll break down the difference between the three.

What is an Optometrist? Optometrists are healthcare professionals who examine your eyes and diagnose diseases. They are the ones who will prescribe your glasses, contact lenses, and medicine for your eye disease.

Opticians, on the other hand, are technical practitioners who design and fits corrective lenses to correct a patient’s vision. They dispense and distribute eyeglasses but they do not diagnose eye problems. An optician is the lens and frame expert, keeping up with continuing education on the latest technologies and lens designs, as well as new frame materials, and having the training in fashion and styling for proper eyewear shape and fit. They are kind of like the pharmacist of the vision world… while an optometrist creates your prescription, the optician is the specialist to fill your lenses – to craft the perfect lenses into the perfect frame.

Lastly, Ophthalmologists are medical doctors who diagnose, treat, and perform surgeries related to eye problems. They are who optometrists will refer you to if they see signs of serious eye conditions. Ophthalmologists can also perform routine comprehensive eye exams, like optometrists, to provide you with a prescription for your spectacle lenses.

 

Refraction Eye Exam

A refraction eye exam is the portion of a comprehensive eye exam that is specific to figuring out the proper eyeglass prescription to be prescribed. A refraction eye exam usually includes an eye test where you look at a chart 20 feet away through a tool called a phoropter. Doctors use this test to obtain your eyeglass prescription where they move lenses varying in strengths in front of your eyes. This test helps the doctor detect eye problems such as myopia, astigmatism and presbyopia.

 

Smart Vision Lab Technology

Technology has indeed changed our lives in many aspects and optometry is not an exemption. As technology advances, medicine has kept up and used these resources to improve medical practice providing a more efficient and higher standard of care. Gone are the days where you have to go out of your way to an optometry and go through eye tests which could take up to an hour to complete just to get a new pair of glasses. Now, with the help of technology and telemedicine, you can get a refraction within 5 minutes.

Unlike going to an Optometrist, with Smart Vision Lab Technology, patients can obtain an eyewear prescription within 5 minutes with this telemedicine exam without a need for an on-site doctor. While this is convenient to quickly update your prescription and get new spectacles, it is only the refraction portion of a comprehensive eye exam – it does not include the health portion of the eye exam such as glaucoma check, dilation, etc. This exam aims to increase access to a more convenient, less complicated, and inexpensive vision care leveraged by technology and innovation. But it does not replace the very important benefits of a comprehensive eye exam by an optometrist or ophthalmologist for health purposes.

 

Where to Get Examined?

There are numerous optical clinics making use of the Smart Vision Lab technology. Alexander Daas Optique, located in the heart of Larchmont Village, is the top eyewear destination in Los Angeles. Trained opticians and eyewear stylists pair luxurious eyewear designs and adopt the latest Smart Vision Lab Technology to provide the most simple, pleasant experience for customers. At Alexander Daas, you can get examined within 5 minutes and get styled in a frame that fits your face shape.

Refraction Eye Exam Alexander DaasThe Alexander Daas Optique store location in Larchmont Village, Los Angeles, California, down the street from Paramount Studios.

Using the SVOne, an ultraportable autorefractor device powered by Smart Vision Lab Technology, opticians at Alexander Daas can capture the wavefront map of the eyes determining a patient’s refractive error. SVOne is unmatched with its superior technology called wavefront aberrometry that allows the device to measure more accurate refractive errors comprehensively with 40% more precision, while getting results twice as fast, compared to traditional corneal autorefractors. Compared to a traditional approach, this technological advantage with SVOne produces more accurate and instant result for patients. Because of its cloud capabilities, customer feedback is also much easier to utilize to begin the prescription fulfillment process. All of the data is sent to a team of off-site Ophthalmologists and Optometrists that review the data and finalize a prescription. The result – an accurate prescription with a quick smooth process allowing you to get your new glasses faster with less effort on your part.

 

Tips for Healthy Eyesight

Between routine visits, it is important to take initiative and take the essential steps to help maintain or improve your vision:

  • Regular Exercise. According to studies and as suggested by the AOA (American Optometric Association), regular exercise like a simple walk in the park or even at home can reduce the risk of age-related eye degeneration by up to a shocking 70 percent.
  • Protect your eyes from the harmful UV light. Always bring your sunglasses outdoors and wear them during the daytime. Choose sunglasses that can give 100% protection to your eyes from the sun’s harmful UV rays. This can help reduce the risk of having cataracts, pinguecula and other eye problems.
  • Take regular breaks when facing the computer. Whether it is work, social media, watching movies online, or other tasks that mostly involve your eyes, always have a moment to take a break by closing your eyes. Wear your glasses if you have anti-reflection specs. Do not just keep your eyeglasses inside your pocket and most especially, do not just forget and leave them at home. Many people develop low to moderate loss of vision because of forgetfulness. You can also purchase an eyewear necklace to remember your glasses and keep them in their best shape (goodbye to the days of resting your eyeglasses or sunglasses on your head and stretching your eyewear and their temples).
  • Most importantly, eat a balanced and healthy diet. Studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids from eating fish and antioxidants obtained from eating a healthy diet consisting of at least 5 servings of fruits and green vegetables can help reduce the risk of having cataracts, macular degeneration, and other eye-related problems. Getting adequate nutrients by supplementing your diet with eye vitamins may also help keep your eyes healthy.

All in all, achieving healthy eyesight simply requires a proactive approach. Make use of these tips and you’ll likely be one step ahead to having healthy and clear vision. And don’t forget to get your eyes checked. Take your refraction eye exam from the best opticians in Los Angeles. Choose an optical clinic that uses the latest Smart Vision Lab Technology like Alexander Daas in Los Angeles for convenience and to make sure your prescription is up to date. They can provide you with an on-site vision exam within about 5 minutes and update your prescription glasses, contact lenses, or sunglasses. But remember, this is only to supplement your once-a-year or every-two-year comprehensive eye exam with an Optometrist or Ophthalmologist where your full eye health is checked. Interested in a fun fact? This is the same technology used for LASIK surgeries and many NASA partnered telescopes!

 

Call 323.466.4396 and schedule an appointment today!

 

 

Michael Keaton has the Need for Speed in Alexander Daas Sunglasses

March 16th, 2014 | Posted in Celebrity Sightings | No Comments
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Need for Speed (the movie), starring Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper and Michael Keaton, just hit theaters. The Monarch (the organizer of the high-stakes underground car race in the movie), played by Michael Keaton, wears Alexander Daas sunglasses model Power.

 

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Press Release: Daas Luxury Optics Named USA Agent of Distribution for TAVAT Eyewear

November 10th, 2013 | Posted in Press | No Comments
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Independent and luxury Italian eyewear line, TAVAT, announces DAAS LUXURY OPTICS, the house of Alexander Daas Eyewear, as new agent for US distribution.

DAAS LUXURY OPTICS and TAVAT Eyewear announced today that they have partnered for the exclusive distributorship of TAVAT eyewear across the United States.

Hand crafted among the foothills of the Dolomites in Northern Italy, TAVATfeatures unique technologies with the Tactile and Ex-Cam hinges, and state of the art melanin lenses.

“We are eager to deepen TAVAT‘s presence across the USA, bringing unique Italian elements to the marketplace which are not only fashionable and functional, but provide superior, unparalleled protection with unique hinges and Melanin technology,” says Alex Feldman, CEO of Daas Luxury Optics.

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The Tactical hinge represents luxury – traditional quality, refined workmanship, and honors authentic Italian style, characterized by minimal design, magnificent beauty, and most importantly, originality.

Nominated for it’s innovative technology in Silmo d’Or awards in Paris, 2010, frames developed with the iconic EX-CAM patented and trademarked hinge guarantee a high-tech mechanical precision in the opening-closing action.  Collections featuring these hinges alongside TAVAT Lens Technology (TLT) melanin + polar lenses include TAVAT’s Airman line, made from medical stainless steel.

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Melanin Lenses in TAVAT Sunglasses

TAVAT Lens Technology (TLT) features Melanin lenses to improve visual performance and long-term eye protection. Melanin, a naturally occurring pigment found throughout the human body serves to protect against sunlight damage, by filtering Ultraviolet (UV) and High Energy Visible (HEV) light, better known as “Violet-Blue light”. According to research coming out of leading institute for eye research, over the last 40 years, blue rays seem to quicken the development of AMD more than other rays of solar spectrum, and recommends that sunglasses protect against both blue/violet and UV light.

TAVAT’s sunglass lenses are infused with a synthetic melanin to provide the ultimate in eye protection, improving clarity and enhancing contrast, without any color distortion. Inspired by the natural defenses of the human body against the sun, the synthetic melanin acts in the same way as natural melanin, as a shield against UV rays and harmful violet-blue light (HEV), providing higher protection and enhanced performance.

DAAS LUXURY OPTICS also distributes ALEXANDER DAAS EYEWEAR.

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Jenny McCarthy joins The View as new Co-Host wearing Alexander Daas Glasses

July 16th, 2013 | Posted in Celebrity Sightings | No Comments
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Jenny McCarthy has been officially announced as the new Co-Host of ‘The View’ and we couldn’t be more excited about it! She will be a great addition to the show and it will be quite a ‘spectacle’ to watch!

Here’s the announcement from Barbara Walters on The View which is spreading all over the news with images of Jenny McCarthy wearing Alexander Daas eyeglasses ‘Hayes’ in dark tortoise / blue (dtbb).


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