Fashion meets Function: Change Your Eye Glasses. Change Your Look.

Proof: Changing your eye glasses can change your look! That’s one of the reason so many people have more than one pair.


Louise, a long time customer, stepped into Art and Science of Eyewear to fix a nose pad on one of her glasses today, so we did a tune-up on that pair of glasses and the one she’d worn into the shop. Then she modeled them both!

Louise says she loves both of these pairs of eye glasses- and the 3rd she has at home she loves, too!

Can you say the same?

Virtual Tour of Art and Science of Eyewear

New visitors to Art and Science of Eyewear are often surprised by how large the store really is and the extent of our inventory because you can only see a portion of it through the front window.

We thought it might be helpful to post this quick “virtual tour” of the store. Let us know what you think.

Why Art and Science of Eyewear Attends New York’s Annual Vision Expo – It’s for You!

It’s that time of year again: Art and Science of Eyewear will be attending the 2015 Vision Expo in New York later this month.

Vision Expo EastWe love Vision Expo East for many reasons, not the least of which is that it’s always fun to be in New York and absorb current New York City Street Styles! In truth, though, we’re really attending Vision Expo for you – our customer.

Eyewear: Choice Matters

When it comes to finding eyewear you’ll love to wear, we believe strongly that choice matters. So we’re constantly searching for new trends and eyewear styles.

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If you’re one of our many long-time customers, you know this and already expect to see updated styles for your favorite signature lines as well as new collections introduced throughout the year as we find something we think will inspire your eyewear style!

We love, though, that the annual Vision Expo East conference gives us a chance to pause and take in a lot of information about what’s considered new and innovative in our industry in a fun and efficient way.

Art and Science of Eyewear - Lafayette, CA - Expert Dispensing OpticiansIt’s also a great way to check in with our current vendors about the directions they’re going in terms of design, color, materials and other innovations. Often we’re also sharing our ideas and customer feedback, too.

Custom Eyewear Design Inspiration

As we continue to grow our private label and bespoke eyewear offerings, Vision Expo is also an increasingly important opportunity to absorb eyewear trends on a larger scale while inspiring our own eyewear design sensibilities. To that end, you’ll find us interacting not only with designers and experts at the various vendor exhibits, but also with other eyewear industry colleagues.

Frame Style Trends are Fun but We’re Focused on Lenses, too!

One thing we don’t speak about often enough on this blog is the importance of eyewear lens choice. If you’re a customer you already know that this is a personalized conversation we have with you each time you buy a pair of eyeglasses.

Lens customization is state-of-the-art in our industry and has always been standard practice at Art and Science of Eyewear. That means we’re always looking and learning, working hard to stay on top of the many advances in eyewear lens technologies and offerings.

As you might imagine, attending Vision Expo East is one of the many ways we do that – not only to see what’s new but to share ideas with the experts on hand.

Look for more information about our Vision Expo 2015 experience in future blog posts!

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MODO’s Paper Thin Titanium Eyewear Collection Available at Lafayette’s Art and Science of Eyewear


We are really loving our customers’ positive response to MODO’s new Paper-Thin Titanium eyeglasses frame collection, so it wasn’t a big surprise when MODO announced that one of the frames in the collection won a “Best New Spectacles Frame” award at a recent international industry gathering in Dubai. But it’s still exciting news!

MODO’s Paper Thin Titanium Eyewear

Here is how MODO describes this innovative, ultra-lightweight and stylish eyewear frame collection: “MODO’s Paper-Thin Titanium collection combines lightness, flexibility, and eye-catching colors with super-thin TR90 grilamid polymer rings. At 6.8 grams and measuring only 0.6 mm in thickness, the beta-titanium frames offer the wearer the highest level of comfort. By pairing ultra-elastic polyamide TR 90 inserts with titanium, MODO is able to offer vibrant colors that are the ultimate in thinness and proportions.”

As Giovanni Lo Faro, Managing Director for MODO, explains in this video interview, MODO has now applied for a patent for its Paper Thin Titanium design.

If you’re in the market for a lightweight and chic look, consider MODO’s Paper Thin Titanium, available at Art and Science of Eyewear.

MODO Eyewear at Art and Science of Eyewear, Lafayette CA


More about Art and Science of Eyewear:

Located in Downtown Lafayette, Art and Science of Eyewear is a popular San Francisco Bay Area designer eyewear boutique staffed by expert – and friendly! – licensed dispensing opticians.

Interior view of Art and Science of Eyewear in Lafayette, CA

We are known for a deep knowledge of state-of-the-art eyewear lens science and functionality, as well as eyewear trends and unique eyewear brands, including the many Independent, European and Japanese collections we carry.

Customers refer us to their friends because of the uniqueness of our ever changing eyewear selections as well as our attention to detail and patience in taking measurements and discussing lifestyle so we can match a frame the customer will love to wear with the state-of-the-art lens that best meets that individual’s unique optical needs.

We offer many made-to-measure and made-to-order custom eyewear options, including bespoke eyewear, as well as ready-to-wear collections. We are designers at heart so expect to see one-of-kind frames we’ve designed in the mix, too!

In addition to prescription eyewear, Art and Science of Eyewear carries a large selection of sunglasses, readers, sun readers, sports glasses, computer glasses, children’s glasses, and eyewear accessories. 925.283-2244.

Eyewear for Men: WSJ Article Weighs in on Style Risk

Eyewear can be Transformative:  Do you love your look?

A recent Wall Street Journal article, “Glass Distinctions: Which Eyewear Frames Suit Your Personal Style?” focuses on “risk” as it relates to eyewear style choices. It was directed at men who wear glasses so all the photo examples are mail. It does, though, offer tips women will likely find useful, too.


Screen shot of WSJ Journal article about Men taking fashion "risks" with Eyewear.


Where do you fall on the “risk” continuum? Before you limit yourself, we recommend you experiment. Stop into Art and Science of Eyewear in La Fiesta Square • Lafayette, CA and spend some time trying on frames – by yourself or with our help. We have a wide range of styles, colors, materials and more. Many are one-of-a-kind – like you!


Custom BeSpoke Eyewear Available at Art and Science of Eyewear in Lafayette CA



Choices Matter: When it comes to finding glasses you’ll love to wear, sometimes the best choice is the one tailor-made only for you.

Custom Eyewear Available at Art and Science of Eyewear - Red and blackStop into Art and Science of Eyewear and see why so many of our clients prefer custom – bespoke – eyewear!

Available in choice of shapes, colors, design elements and materials – and at competitive price points.

Unique, one-of–kind but ready-to-wear options are available in our boutique, too – including this one we’ve just designed.

These J.F. Rey’s are Perfect for Your Silver Fox

Do you know a Silver Fox?

“Silver Fox” is slang for an attractive older man with gray, white or silver hair. What’s the derivation for a Silver Fox who wears these gun metal gray frames by J.F. Rey. The reverse side is a green — and that green color peeks through the gun metal. Just enough.

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Extra Cool Silver Fox. Even more handsome, if that is possible. Honest.

Spread the word. Better yet, make a date to go together to Art and Science of Eyewear in Lafayette, CA and see for yourself.

Good news: We’re right off the 24 and also working distance from  Lafayette BART



Zero G’s Roosevelt Field – Love the Frame, Love the Name

We love the names Zero G gives its eyewear designs, often matching design with a clear tilt to New York lifestyles and history.

The Zero G sunglass frames pictured below are called Roosevelt Field. They’re charcoal gun colored and made of Titanium.

Roosevelt Field (Airport) Zero G Sunglasses

Roosevelt Field is a former airport, originally called Hempstead Plains Aerodrome but renamed in honor of President Theodore Roosevelt’s son, Quentin, who was killed in air combat during World War I. Lots of aviation history has happened here, including Charles Lindbergh’s 1927 solo flight take-off.

Stop by Art and Science of Eyewear in Lafayette, CA to see and other Zero G eyewear choices. You can reach us by phone at (925) 283-2244. Ask for Anna or Brian.


J.F. Rey’s Uniquely Engraved “Silk” Eyewear Designs

Designed to look great on bothboth men and women, the J.F. Rey “Silk” Concept eyewear designs are 100% stainless steel treated with J.F. Rey’s exclusive engraving technique.
J.F. Rey Silk Concept Eyewear Designs
The resulting flowing, engraved lines offer a unique and striking brushed effect. The Silk Concept frames come in a variety of colors and color-combinations. Stop into the Art and Science of Eyewear boutique in Lafayette, CA. to try on silk concept options as well as other J.F. Rey Eyewear Designs.