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Glass Lenses. Whats old is new again!

  • Time:Wednesday, 17 January 2018 00:00
Some of you may remember wearing glass prescription lenses years ago. In fact at one time you could only buy glass lenses. Nothing else was available! Several decades ago different forms of plastic lenses became available and with advances in technology such as Cr-39, Polycarbonate, and high index lenses like 1.60, 1.67, 1.70 and 1.74 are now the norm. In fact we have the opposite problem, prescription glass lenses are much harder to find. Some offices do not even use them! These new advances have allowed an amazing amount of excellent solutions for patients. Thinner, flatter, lighter and impact resistance allow for a huge array of solutions for frames and eyewear needs. The issue tho is these lenses in some ways are much better and in others not as good as glass. Glass Lens offer the absolute best optics of any material. Ray-Ban, Persol, and many premium sunglass companies still use glass lenses because it offers the clearest vision possible with amazing scratch resistance. The downside is they are a bit heavier and can break or crack if dropped.

Theo Trunk Show 2017 on Thursday 01/17/2018

  • Time:Wednesday, 17 January 2018 00:00

Join us for some beverages and see the entire collection in all the fantastic colors and shapes of Belgian eyewear company Theo! Theo eyewear & The Eye Bar. As close to perfection as possible!

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Same Day Single Vision Service!

  • Time:Sunday, 05 November 2017 00:00

We can offer same day service for most single vision lens prescriptions! At our CWE location we have an in-house optical lab and stock 1000's of lenses with premium anti-reflective coatings like Kodak Clean & Clear, Crizal Avance and Hoya EX3. Our opticians can have your lenses done in an hour or 2! So no 2 week wait for most single vision prescriptions!

High Power Prescriptions, Progressive lenses, bifocals and specialized lenses will need to order surfaced from our different labs. We utilize Essilor lenses like the Varilux X and EyeZen+, Hoya digital lenses, Shamir Digital lenses, and Zeiss Digital lenses. Our expert opticians will help pick out the best design for your individual prescription. The final finishing part, edging the lenses into our unique eyeglass frames and assembled is usually done by us for the finest fit and finish.

Check out this video from Hoya to see how your personalized digital lenses are produced!

Oliver Peoples 30th Anniversary!

  • Time:Tuesday, 20 June 2017 00:00
Oliver Peoples 30th Anniversary! Amazing! This company helped launch the independent movement for luxury eyewear. No labels and excellent craftsmanship. Oliver Peoples is still great after all these years. Oliver Peoples has launched a release of some original designs for its anniversary. Great Images and even better eyewear.

The 30th Anniversary campaign’s narrative follows four friends as they discover an abandoned diner on the back roads of the Mojave Desert. Fashion icon Amber Valetta leads an all-star cast of models who represent both the notable legacy of Oliver Peoples and the brand’s aspiring future; including 90’s male model de jour, Alex Lundqvist, current editorial staple, Jac, and newcomer Levi Dylan — son of Jakob Dylan and grandson to Bob Dylan. Valetta is no stranger to Lindbergh’s gaze. The supermodel has posed for his lens countless times over her career and the intimacy the two share is palpable through the images they create.

The landscape’s picturesque Joshua Trees, striking mountain ridges, and cloud-speckled sky add cinematic depth to the black-and-white editorial. As the band of travelers explore the forgotten desert oasis, the viewer is invited to speculate on their journey: Where are they going? Where have they been? Desert Stories encapsulates a Californian’s tendency to follow their curiosities, stray from the beaten path and create unforgettable moments in the most remarkable places. These characteristics are echoed in the codes of Oliver Peoples: Never a trend. Always in style.

Lester Holt wears Lunor and Robert Marc

  • Time:Saturday, 21 January 2017 00:00
We have lots of people come in wondering what glasses Lester Holt is wearing. Just the other day, we had one happy client picking up his "Lester Holt glasses" and the same time a new client asking "Do you know what glasses I see Lester Holt in?" Lester Holt wears both Lunor Eyewear and Robert Marc eyewear! We have Lunor Eyewear ($495) and Robert Marc Eyewear ($425) exclusively in the St Louis area at both of our locations. We can show you these exact frames or something similar from Garrett Leight ($285) or Salt Optics ($340).

2016 Glennon Card Trunk Show Schedule

  • Time:Thursday, 20 October 2016 00:00
Join us for drinks, snacks and see the latest releases from our collections. 20% off with Glennon Card. We have them if you need them! See us either at the The Eye Bar CWE or Clayton locations.

Meet Kate Gettinger OD at The Eye Bar!

  • Time:Thursday, 21 April 2016 00:00
Kate Gettinger

Kate Gettinger is a practicing optometrist in St. Louis, Missouri at The Eye Bar in the Central West End and the new location opening soon in Clayton. She grew up in Macomb, Illinois and completed her undergraduate education at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri and Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic.

In her spare time, she enjoys attending weekly trivia nights, exploring the St. Louis restaurant scene, running, and spending time with her black labrador retriever.

Dr Kate is a fantastic optometrist and we are so happy to have her on our team at The Eye Bar. She is crazy smart and comes from a family of artists. So yeah, she's really a cool cat and you will love working with her like we do.

Kate Gettinger OD

Garrett Leight weighs in with GQ on how to style glasses

  • Time:Sunday, 15 November 2015 00:00
Garrett Leight shows how to style someone in glasses. Garrett Leight is son of Larry Leight, owner of Oliver Peoples and has grown up surrounded by the finest eyewear. Great pointers here in the video. Come see our Eyewear Gurus at The Eye Bar to find the best glasses to go with your individual style.

Annual Trunk Shows 2015 - Save 20% with Glennon Card

  • Time:Thursday, 15 October 2015 00:00
Annual Trunk Shows 2015 - Save 20% with Glennon Card Our Trunk Show Schedule for this year! 10/23 Theo 10/24 Robert Marc & Lunor 10/27 Mykita 10/28 Salt Optics 10/29 L.A Eyeworks 10/30 Sama Eyewear 10/31 Anne et Valentin Join us for beverages, see the entire collections and with a $50 donation to Cardinal Glennon gets you 20% off from us and is good at almost 320 other stores in St Louis. Get details here http://www.glennon.org/programs/glennon-card/ Trunk Show 2015 Glennon Card

EnChroma gives more color to the Colorblind!

  • Time:Friday, 04 September 2015 00:00
The Eye Bar can now help those men and women who are colorblind! Hi my name is Jared. I am colorblind. My whole life I have not seen color the way you do. The average person sees about 1,000,000 colors. The average color blind person sees somewhere around 100,000 colors. 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women are color blind (or color deficient). I have been ecstatic for sometime hoping that these glasses work from Enchroma. We got them today and let me tell you its amazing. I can see purple and pink like I have never seen before. The color literally explodes to me now, where before it was dull. I mean I could sort of tell it was pink or purple. However, now wearing the glasses, Wow thats purple and its freaking beautiful.