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The Most Iconic Classic Sunglass Styles

7/18/2024

Sunglasses have been a staple in fashion for decades, offering not only protection from the sun but also a means to make a bold style statement. Certain sunglass styles have transcended trends to become timeless icons. Here’s an in-depth look at some of the most iconic classic sunglass styles, their history, and common variations.

Glass Lenses: Ya...nope we don't sell those anymore!

8/19/2023

Every few months or so we get a customer walk in to TLG convinced that they need glass lenses and glass lenses only. If all you are worried about is scratch durability then sure glass is the best choice but in almost every other area? Please oh please consider the many more modern and comparable options.

A Spectrum of Choices: Polarization Colors in Sunglasses and their Effects

7/5/2023

Greetings, dear readers! Today, let's embark on a vivid journey through the world of sunglasses, specifically focusing on the different colors of polarized lenses. Guided by the wisdom of the American Board of Optometry and insights from 20/20 Magazine, we will explore how polarization works, the benefits and drawbacks of each color, and how to match the lens color to specific activities and even eye colors.

The Art of Harmony: Face Shape and Eyeglass Frame Choice

6/30/2023

Hello, dear readers! Today, we journey into the captivating world of aesthetics and vision. Specifically, we'll delve into the realm of facial shapes and eyeglass frame choices. In the pursuit of perfect spectacles, one factor often overlooked is how different frame shapes complement various facial structures. Today's post aims to shed light on this integral aspect, and with the guidance of reputable fashion authorities and the American Board of Opticianry (ABO), we shall navigate this fashion labyrinth.

A Lens's Grand Journey: Anti-Glare Coat

6/3/2023

Greeting dear readers! At TLG we often say that “An anti-glare coating is the single best upgrade available for purchase.” We see it as such an essential lens enhancement that we recommend it to almost every customer. An anti-glare coating, also known as an anti-reflective (AR) coating, is a thin layer of material applied to the surface of a lens or other optical element to reduce reflections and glare. The primary purpose of this coating is to improve the clarity, contrast, and overall quality of the optical system, whether it's eyeglasses, camera lenses, computer screens, or other surfaces.

Personalized Vision for Everyone

6/3/2020

Until I dove into the art of opticianry, I had never realized the amount of detailed work and precision that went into crafting a pair of eyeglasses. Growing up, I remember my siblings and friends jumping online for glasses, then waiting for their package. My question is, to what extent will you sacrifice your eyesight for a bargain?

The Truth About HD Lenses

3/17/2020

I'm going to get on a soap box for a minute and talk about a term that has created a huge misconception in the optical world: "HD lenses".  If you're reading this, I am sure at one point in the past few years you have either been sold or been marketed the all powerful HD lens. But, let me clear the fog for you here. There is no such thing. There is however a higher tech lens option.

Why not Insurance?

4/9/2019

I have had several people ask me lately "why don't you accept vision insurance?" or instead of asking they just sort of stand surprised with a wide-eyed look on their faces secretly thinking "Yeah, no...I'm going somewhere else for glasses." Some have told me point blank that we won't make it in business without it. So why have we as a company decided against it? Please, allow me to enlighten you on the matter...