GLASSES AND CONTACTS
Whether you want to look like a Hollywood star or keep it simple and boardroom professional, we have you covered. We meet one-on-one with eyewear designers monthly and hand-select the best eyewear pieces from around the world.
At Brill Eye Center, we never compromise fashion for function. We like to offer the best of both worlds by providing eyewear options that are both high in quality, and high in fashion. Our collection of designer eyewear brands feature a variety of frames from simple and chic to bold and striking designs.
We curate the finest hand-crafted eyewear brands with exceptional quality, design, and fashion. Our skilled opticians meet directly with eyewear designers every month to bring you styles from all over the globe.
- Lucas de Staël
- Götti Switzerland
- Tekā Eyewear
- TC Charton
- Dutz Eyewear
- David Kind
- Coco and Breezy
- Shauns California
- neubau eyewear
- iGreen Eyewear
Children’s Brand Eyewear
At Brill Eye Center, we know the importance of providing kids with glasses that are durable, made for comfort, and easy to wear. Not only that, but kids need glasses that fit. We have a variety of frames kids can choose from, and Tomato Glasses are always a fan favorite among parents!
- Tomato Glasses
- Dutz Kids
- Menizzi Kids
- Oakley Kids
- Ray-Ban Kids
- Bolle Kids
- Swing Eyewear
Children Need Specialized Care
We’ve always said that children’s eyewear is not just small adult glasses. Kids are proportioned differently than adults as they are still developing. Because of this, the care that they receive needs to be specialized to their specific needs. We recognize that! Find out more about our child and infant services!”
Sport sunglasses help you step up your game.
If you want to be the best professional or competitive athlete, you need practice and dedication. You also need a great pair of glasses, since all sports involve hand-eye coordination. Sometimes a fraction of a second is all it takes to win the game. Enjoy a great pair of sports sunglasses/glasses to amp up your game.
Prescription Brand Sunglasses
- Costa Del Mar
- Maui Jim
Do you need prescription sports eyewear? We make it easy.
Sports require perfect fitting eyewear for optical performance and comfort. Get fitted today from our selection of hundreds of pairs in our eyewear gallery.
Say goodbye to mass produced eyewear brands! We support small family-run eyewear brands who produce glasses with love, superior quality, and amazing style. We show approximately 2500 frames in our showroom, five to ten times what the average displays. The styles range from basic “I just need a basic pair” to “I just want something fabulous and European that no one else has.” Ever pair of glasses are handmade and tell a story of quality, craftsmanship, beauty, style, and professionalism. (see attached layout sample for styles section. use attached images for different styles)
Titanium is the highest quality metal, most lightweight, and strongest material for eyewear. The best titanium in the world comes from Japan. It can be made very thin, while still maintaining a clean look and feel. It’s hypoallergenic and will not corrode.
A Monel metal is a mixture of any of a broad range of metals. It’s commonly made up of nickel (up to 67%) and copper, with small amounts of iron, manganese, carbon, and silicon. It’s much stronger than pure nickel. It is the most widely used material for eyewear today. Though most Monel frames are hypoallergenic, it’s possible people with sensitive skin may experience irritation if Monel rests directly against their face. But, this is preventable if the right kind of plating, such as palladium or other nickel-free options, is used. Lastly, it’s malleability and corrosion resistance make it a great eyeglass choice.
Stainless steel is great for eyewear as it’s lightweight, has low toxicity, and is strong. Many stainless steel frames also are nickel-free and thus hypoallergenic. You will find stainless steel to be reasonably priced. Its technical makeup is an alloy of steel and chromium, and may also contain another element. Most stainless steels contain anywhere from 10 to 30 percent chromium, which provides excellent resistance to corrosion, abrasion and heat.
This is the cheapest quality of metal glasses. It is an alloy containing copper, zinc, and nickel. Many people are allergic to this metal and their skin will turn green as their body oils and acid interact with the metal. It is more brittle than other metals, and needs to be made thicker to be durable. This metal also scratches easy as it is soft. Most inexpensive glasses and glasses found online are made with nickel silver.
Nylon is a petroleum based plastic compared to the higher quality acetate sibling, which is natural tree pulp and cotton fibers. Nylon is great for sports eyewear due its great features of being impact and heat resistant, so it wont change shape. Lots of wraparound glasses are made with nylon. This material should only be used as sports and safety glasses. Nylon glasses are reasonably priced and used to cut costs. It lacks many of the design elements normally found with acetate plastics.
Plastic glasses are also nicknamed acetate or zyl. Plastic eyewear is made from a natural polymer coming from wood pulp from trees and/or natural cotton fibers. There’s no petroleum within the material. Plastic is hypoallergenic too. There are many different qualities of plastic available and some key features of quality versions are the color, shine, durability, adjustability, and longevity. The Italians and Japanese are known for the best and most stunning acetate designs and craftsmanship. High grade plastics can last for decades while cheap might last 6 months.
Made to Measure
Have you ever had a dress or suit fitted to you? It’s a wonderful feeling having a piece of clothing made that fits perfectly to your body and stylistic preferences. Custom eyewear can be made for you. We utilize 3D facial scanning technology and then design your frames on the computer. You will commonly see these eyewear pieces made from seashell, horn (water buffalo), carbon fiber, and wood and cork. Each material is delicately crafted into a frame using precision handmade and automated techniques and can take up to 3 weeks to custom make.
You know you can choose your frames but did you know you also have lens options?
Frames are fun to choose, but did you know there are abundant lens options as well? Every pair of lenses should be tailored to your lifestyles needs. Whether you are a computer programmer, doctor, or machinist — every lens should make your life clearer and easier to view through. It’s a fashion statement too — customize the thinness, color, and features.
THICK VS THIN LENS MATERIALS
Never worry about thick lenses. We know the tricks to make them thin.
Choosing the right frame and lens material will make lenses more thin.
REFLECTIVE VS ANTI-REFLECTIVE
The glare from lights is easily noticeable.
The glare from lights is removed for clearer vision and aesthetics.”
PHOTOCHROMIC VS CLEAR LENSES
As the UV rays and light hits the lens, it naturally changes sunglass dark.
Keep it classic and clean with crystal clear lenses.
PROGRESSIVE VS BIFOCAL
See far away and up close with a lens that has “no lines”.
A standard lens with a traditional line for near vision assistance.
GLASSES AS UNIQUE AS YOU
We offer completely custom, Bespoke glasses. Have you been dreaming of that pair that you’ve searched high and low for but have yet to ﬁnd? Share your dream with us and our optical architects can design it for you.
Repair & Refurbishments
We can fix your glasses! Trust us, we’ve seen it all.
Don’t feel bad you stepped on your glasses or let your dog chew them up. Mistakes happen, we understand. Our skilled opticians and eyewear craftspeople have the expertise to bring your glasses back to life. Whether you need a simple repair such as a screw or a complete restoration, let us be your eyewear savior.
We look at glasses as a medical device, and not just a disposable good that you throw away when it’s broken or worn out. That’s why we have skilled opticians who can do same-day repairs on-site for most types of glasses.
Glasses need a little maintenance over time, that’s part of life. If you think about it, glasses are one of the few necessities that get used 17 hours per day and 365 days per year. That’s a lot of glasses usage!
It’s natural for eyewear to loosen, become stretched out, or need parts reattached. We are here to help everyday to get your eyewear back into tip-top shape.
DID YOU KNOW GLASSES NEED REGULAR MAINTENANCE?
- Replace nosepads every 6-12 months
- Plastic frames can be reshaped for a better fit
- Hinges loosen naturally overtime and need tightening
- Plastic frames with small scratches can be buffed out
- Dirty frames can be cleaned with our special cleansers
Repairs We Perform
Same Day Repairs
Most simple repairs on glasses can be made same day. Not sure what needs fixed? Don’t worry, we’ll let you know. Here’s some repairs that can be made same day:
- Missing screws
- New nosepads
- Temple tip replacement
- Lens popped out
- Temple needing reconnected
- Glasses falling down your face
- Glasses bent or stretched out
- Crooked Glasses
- Stepped on or sat on
- And more…
Don’t ever assume your glasses can’t be fixed! Glasses are like cars, they need maintenance every now and then.
Sometimes glasses just need some tender loving care. We can repair your glasses that may seem beyond repairable. It takes a little longer, but we promise they will look good as new.
Here are the complex repairs we can help with:
- Broken hinge replacement
- Soldering, including titanium
- Broken nosepad arms and bridges
- Temples too long? We can shorten
- Frame polishing
- Turn dull plastic frames into shiny works of art
- dull glassesShiny Glasses
We always give an honest answer whether your frames can be fixed or not.
RESTORE YOUR FRAMES, RESTORE YOUR LOOK.
We are eyewear craftspeople at Brill Eye Center. Eyewear is an artistic expression of culture and personality. We can creatively fix most glasses, and design your custom frames and lens features.
We can fix most plastic frames that are broken at the bridge.
At Brill Eye Center, we’re a bit crazy about the details.
Technology is always changing. This is a good thing! It’s likely you’ve heard about 3D scanning technology by now. This is where you use special cameras to take your picture, and a computer can create a 3-dimensional version of yourself. It’s 100% realistic and is changing the way glasses are made today.
No more searching opticals for the perfect pair or trying on 100 pairs of frames before making a decision. Now, you can scan your head and create the perfect pair using an easy-to-use desktop application.
HERE’S HOW IT WORKS IN 5 EASY STEPS:
- Scan your head at Brill Eye Center
- Start by virtually trying on different shapes from our large digital library of frames
- Choose what material you want your glasses made from: horn, wood, plastic, cork, titanium, vinyl records or wood. You can even make them from a combination of materials.
- Using easy app buttons, design the perfectly shaped glasses you desire
- Customize the sizing of all aspects of the frame to achieve a “glove-like” fit
You can design any shape you want! Heart shaped glasses? No problem! Using 3DNA technology, you can create the perfect frame design you’ve been dreaming of. The glasses are custom milled to the exact specifications of your head and ready to wear in 3 weeks or less.
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