Since 2003, Mykita frames have been pushing the envelope for innovative frames. In terms of durability, ingenuity, and style, the Mykita collection is at the forefront of eyewear design.
Handmade in Berlin, the designers Harald Gottschling, Daniel Haffmans, Phillip Haffmans and Moritz Krueger created a collection consisting of laser-cut stainless steel. Each frame utilizes a hinge that makes screws redundant, using a folded design that makes the frames a lesson in functional design. For the average consumer, most people will find the Mykita frames to be the lightest, cleanest look around. Each frame in the collection is incredibly durable, and can be worn in a professional setting with suits or in more casual settings, playing sports on the weekends
Anne et valentin
In the world of spectacles, the models created by Anne et Valentin distinguish themselves from others at first glance. Far from the norms fixed by the optical universe, Anne et Valentin has conceived playful, brightly hued models that are whimsical, yet crafted with all the care imaginable. From Paris to New York, and from Tokyo to Amsterdam, the roguish Anne et Valentin look has won the hearts of such well known personalities as the Spanish actress Victoria Abril and the Japanese couturier Yohji Yamamoto.
Theo eyewear calls its creations “glasses for human beings.” The quote reflects the company’s belief in emphasizing the identity of the people who wear their frames, from cheerful, positive people to serene, introverted types. Quirky, humorous with outrageous shapes and in the rainbow palette, theo eyewear from Wim Somers and Patrick Hoet of Antwerp in Belgium, surprises with a collection of truly dazzling blinkers. Twisted, edgy and shaped like pretzels, these are the form of this amazing collection handmade from titanium in Belgium. theo is modern frame technology on the edge between outstanding and amusing, reflecting a positive and confident personality.
Larry Leight’s designs and unique philosophy have changed the course of eyewear and influenced designers throughout the world. In 1987, Leight’s premiere collection of retro-inspired spectacles gained him international exposure and transformed the perception of glasses in the 20th century. We carry a wide variety of Oliver Peoples frames and sunglasses, as well as exclusively carrying several mini-collections, including vintage Oliver Peoples from 1987 and 1988, and Oliver Peoples Vintage (Reissued 2011).
Founded in 1847, Cartier has been provided high-quality jewelry to the world for over a century. The current Cartier eyewear collection features precious metals such as platinum and gold, bold wood frames in traditional brown, taupe, and blue, and exotic horn frames in black and white horn.
Both our Georgetown and Tyson’s Galleria Boutiques are prepared to help you select and customize your Cartier eyewear to truly compliment your style. Our Georgetown lab can also fully restore and refurbish existing Cartier’s.
Garrett Leight, the son of legendary eyewear designer Larry Leight, launched his eponymous line in 2010. Using the highest quality materials and hardware sourced from Japan, Italy, and Germany, the brand features an easygoing West Coast vibe with richly colored frames and classic shapes. Each pair of glasses is hand-stamped with the numbers 90291, the zip code for the company’s hometown of Venice, California. Praised for their casual-cool look, Garrett Leight shades can be spotted courtside and on red carpets around the world.
Creating a single DITA frame can take as many as 320 separate productions steps over 8 months. Their manufacturing process delicately balances traditional and modern production techniques and technologies carefully selected at each stage to generate the best result. A perfect example of DITA’s uncompromising production philosophy is the way in which they polish their acetate frames.
Thom Browne has been honored the CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year Award in 2016, 2013 and 2006, the GQ Designer of the Year in 2008 and the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in 2012. He began his business with five suits and with a small by-appointment-only shop in 2001 and introduced his ready-to-wear collection in 2003. His traditionally based hand-made suits have evolved into collections recognized by museums around the world including the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Fashion Museum in Bath. Browne’s innovations in tailoring have been identified with impacting the paradigm of men's and women’s fashion.
The eyewear collection, manufactured in Japan by Dita, is uncompromising in their design and quality. Signature Thom Browne details can be seen on every frame in the temple tips, as well as the custom hardware and hinges utilized in every frame.
Dedicated to pure luxury, Barton Perreira’s approach to fashion redefinesstyle and elegance. Patty Perreira’s language of inspired design focuses on the evolution process and continues to challenge the industry by unveiling the “next new thing”. Created five years ago, the Barton Perreira collection has quickly become a classic in terms of well-fitting styles, bold,yet sophisticated color combinations, and above all else, high quality manufacturing.
Lindberg Eyewear is one of our lightest weight options, featuring high-tech titanium and acetate rimless frames. Hailing from Denmark, we stock the Lindberg Spirit colleciton, featuring a full selection of wire rimless, flat titanium rimiless frames, and acetate rimless. Each face is unique, and our opticians are able to custom size a frame to the patient, offering an unlimited selection of shapes and sizes. We also work with Lindberg to offer a unique, worldwide exclusive collection of Buffalo Horn frames.
After designing and consulting on many of the world’s most successful premier eyewear collections, Robert Marc launched his own signature collection of luxury eyewear in 1999 — for which Vogue magazine announced, “Robert makes his Marc.” This collection represents his vision towards the modern, classic and instantly recognizable. Each Robert Marc frame is handcrafted and is subtly branded with the trademarked Robert Marc signature hinge. From his sunglasses that feature a variety of styles that fit both the petit woman’s face and the larger man’s face, to the eyewear that’s styled to fit both round and more angular faces, the collection of plastic frames from Robert Marc offers a diverse selection. The ophthalmic collection is featured at all our stores, and also includes a great collection of rimless frames in brown and black colored frames, as well as more sophisticated colorings of navy blue, burgundy, and soft gold and beige.
Carried exclusively in the Washington, DC area by Georgetown Optician, Inc. Rolf Eyewear represents the highest quality, hand crafted wooden eyewear. The collection is available in several classic shapes in various woods including maple, bog oak, Macassar ebony, walnut and more. Made using 8-10 layers of wood, as well as optional buffalo horn temple tips, Rolf Eyewear showcases Austrian craftsmanship at its best.
Created in 1981, the Lunor eyewear brand represents elegance, clean lines, and timeless design. From classic plastic styles including the P-3 shape, to more modern interpretations such as the rimless collection, the entire Lunor catalogue is available at Georgetown Optician.
Chrome Hearts was established in 1988. What began as an appreciation for leather riding gear, making pants and jackets for friends and their extended families, has grown into the company it is today. Throughout the years of tremendous growth, the one thing that has not changed is Chrome Hearts’ concept of integrating classic designs with the best possible quality. With a multitude of exotic materials and innovative design, this luxury lifestyle brand rivals anything on the market today. Materials used include Madagascar Ebony wood, hand-stitched italian leather, sterling silver, gemstones, and now Carl Zeiss lenses.
During the 1990s, Richard and Rick were colleagues at the Optical Shop of Aspen (osa). They began seeking out one anothers’ advice and relying on each other as sounding boards. Their professional friendship seemed unlikely- aside from their shared name, on the surface they appeared to have little in common. Richard, with the easy demeanor of the international traveler, is English, loves living in new york city, and enjoys independent music and film and classic literature. Rick, meanwhile, is the epitome of the All-American , still residing in suburban Kansas City, where he was born and raised. He learned the fundamentals of the eyewear business working behind the counter of his fathers optical shop.
The two recognized that their differences would be a strength in establishing a business together. Through his work with osa and alain mikli, Richard was confident that his modern and minimalist design aesthetic would appeal to a broad range of customers. Both men were determined to create a company that opticians would enjoy dealing with, as well. By establishing the headquarters in Kansas City, Rick knew he could find employees with the midwestern warmth and sensibility to ensure outstanding customer service.
Exclusively carried in our Georgetown location in the Washington DC area, Maybach eyewear features a line with luxury materials such as carbon fiber, platinum and gold, and a variety of woods. Each frame is handcrafted in Germany