DRIFT Eyewear® started with a beat-up old skateboard and a Dremel tool. The first pair of eyeglasses was crooked at best and still had the grip tape for effect. The final product was far from wearable, but the spirit and concept had been formed. The business was developed out of a desire for change. The idea was to create something new and unique; something that would turn heads, but also project a sense of value and attention to detail. Our goal was to provide a sense of substance without the need for over-the-top branding. Wood was a natural choice as it is incorporated in so many aspects of our day-to-day lives. Wood is unique, durable, and sustainable. It’s taken just over a year to perfect the design: making the frames more durable, more stylish, and easier to produce. The challenge was magnified by a determination to keep in mind a sense of ecological responsibility.
Tom Davies studied Film and Television at the University of East Anglia before flying to China, aged 21, with his backpack to work for a startup eyewear factory. Cutting his teeth on the factory floor, Tom helped build production from scratch whilst designing for other brands the world over. Returning to London in 2000, Tom set up his couture business, creating spectacles and sunglasses for the Rich and Famous.Even at £5,000 a frame, Tom’s waiting list sometimes ran to 12 months. Tom then decided to set up a Ready to Wear line, which was offered through top boutique opticians across the world. In 2008, Tom opened his own factory and now offers a full bespoke service through his global network of exclusive opticians.
REVOLUTION was the first company that offered a free clip on with every frame purchased and was the first company to offer a full line of bar less clipons. REVOLUTION has continued to add exciting new lines using the bottom mounted magnetic eyewear.
August 1923, Louis Lafont opened his first optical shop in Madeleine Paris. The family story continued to the creation of the LAFONT brand in 1972. More than 30 years of creation, a constant work of design…a mix of materials and colors, represent the LAFONT know how.
“The eyewear that changes with you.” Try Change Eyewear changes with you to match the occasion or your mood. Offering different lens styles and colors that anyone can safely change themselves in three simple steps, your eyewear changes to match you with a choice of over 40 different variations and textures.
A prestigious line conveying timeless elegance for men and women. Made with craftsmanship, attention to detail and the best of Italy tradition. The brands DNA has been skillfully transferred to an eyewear collection that is destined to become a style icon. Models created by skillfully combining material and made unique by simple, linear design.
Since its launch in October of 2005, the TOM FORD eyewear collection has become one of the preeminent luxury brands in the world. TOM FORD is among the most highly respected and successful designers today. His innovative and provocative designs set the tone for an entirely new direction in the world of luxury goods.
“Sunglasses are both an accessory and the supreme alibi, they are a veritable status symbol that conceal the eyes and allow you to project the brilliant image you desire.” Galliano drew inspiration from silver screen stars, eccentric heiresses, heroes and his favorite rebels. Each pair of Galliano shades evokes a different icon adventure.
A graduate of University of Cincinnati 1979, and College of Optometry 1989, Dr Artim has served the greater Chicagoland community for over 20 years. His experience in patient care involves both primary care as well as pre and post surgical care including lasik and cataract surgery. Well respected, Dr Artim works with many of the most distinguished Ophthalmologists (MDs) in Chicago and suburbs. Always striving for the highest level of patient care, Dr Artim has the highest credentialing within the Optometry profession.
Practice scope includes: red eye urgent care, dry eye, complex contact lens fittings including keratoconus high-bred lenses, and as always the finest eyewear available.