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Style Update – Prescription sunglasses for Spring/Summer 2014

April 22, 2014
Posted by David

Not just a fashion accessory any more, prescription sunglasses are one of the most important things to help glasses wearers truly enjoy the summer sunshine. Strengths can be easily altered here at Shade Station, as the needs of the modern market require the utmost in new designs and up-to-date lens manipulation. Along with photochromic lenses, polarised coatings and a huge range of tints and accents depending on the supplier, we are almost always at the beating heart of the lens prescription market online. With this entry, we intend to show you the huge array of lenses and frames on offer, each with their own unique charms and capabilities.

First up this season, we have the revolutionary Oakley range which seem to step up to the plate and achieve incredible standards year in, year out. Stunningly rendered frames make way for truly eye-catching lenses, as almost all come with specialist Oakley patents. Take a look at our Oakley prescription range and you will see an incredible selection of strong designs with O Matter frames, Unobtainium earsocks, air-filled silicon nosepads, optional HDO and Iridium coatings, and a whole variety of tints to choose from. Oakley’s signature Holbrook frames are a classic take on the ‘Wayfarer’ style of sunglass, as well as the Frogskin. They both offer 100% protection from UV light and are adaptable for prescription lenses, with HDO and Iridium coatings available.

Ray-Ban sunglasses are the obvious choice for any style-conscious beach goer, with a huge range of designs and inspired takes on their classic frames. But did you know that here at Shade Station we offer prescription lenses for them? With classic designs such as the Wayfarer, Clubmaster and Aviator all available for the prescription treatment, the strengths of each lens can work in harmony as well as the frames. The prescription lenses on offer are unique to Shade Station, and we are as pleased to provide this service as we are to provide the sunglasses themselves.

Chanel prescription sunglasses are part of the chic, elegant range of sunglasses that we offer at Shade Station and a huge number of our frames work together beautifully with our lenses. The unmistakable Chanel brand combines form and function, but here we can provide an even longer shelf-life for your favourite pair of sunglasses with our prescription lenses and variety of tints/accents for both frames and lenses. A variety of strengths are available from us, ready to greatly benefit the frames from the powerhouse of fashion that brought you Chanel No. 5 and ‘Madamoiselle Coco’ herself. The CH5287 is a brand new example of this classic brand doing what it does best.

Tom Ford began designing for the biggest fashion houses in the world, including Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent. His own brand, launched in 2004, echoes what he learned from that time and his prescription sunglasses are no exception. Taking into mind the director’s mind that Tom Ford possesses, the frames of his signature glasses are as excitingly orchestrated as his films. The acetate frames allow for maximum durability and scope for adaptation, and at Shade Station we allow our prescription lenses to be moulded to exact specifications. The Tom Ford Saskia, Grace and Riccardo frames are great options available for prescription lenses.

Prada‘s strengths lie in the ability to make intricate, exciting ideas from what would be seen as everyday materials. Famous for her nylon parkas, Miuccia Prada became a powerhouse of fashion in her own right with an array of interesting and minimalist thought-pieces. Prada’s range of prescription sunglasses work in this same vein, with lenses available in many materials and can be utilised in lots of different ways, such as for short-distance and long-distance vision (including reading and computer use). The Prada Baroque PR33PS is a prime example of a frame done beautifully, and when combined with our lenses fuses functionality too.

Dolce and Gabbana prescription sunglasses emerge from the Italian fashion houses of the 1980s, as they take on a slightly retro but ultra-modern look throughout the collection. Combining these two exciting looks is an art form in itself, and Mssrs. Dolce and Gabbana do not fail to disappoint with their eye-catching eyewear sported by Madonna, Nicole Kidman and Isobella Rossellini among others. We also aim too to combine style and substance, with manipulated lenses done in-house by our lens grinding team.

BVLGARI prescription sunglasses follow this influential pattern in this post of Italian fashion houses and beautiful, functional designs. Incorporating oversized eyes with thin, durable frames, the BVLGARI sunglasses aim to echo the Greco-Roman influences of its former owner and founder, Sotirios Voulgaris. Loved by the likes of Angelina Jolie and Paris Hilton, BVLGARI aims to combine mythology and architecture into its fashionable designs. The  BV8131B is an eye-catching example of this trend and available for bespoke lens manipulation.

Finally, Michael Kors is probably most famous for his appearances on ‘Project Runway’ in the States, but his fashion design is almost instinctive, having grown up in New York state and attending (as well as designing) ‘trunk shows’ in private homes for years before landing his first big break. Michael Kors’ glasses take on classic styles and add exciting new twists to them, such as the Sicily Flash, a blinding take on the original Sicily. What happens with the lenses, however, is up to you; a variety of lenses and tints are on offer solely at Shade Station, with a stunning array of frames to accompany them also.








Serengeti Sunglasses: A Clear Transition

April 14, 2014
Posted by David

For sunglasses that keep their cool in the hottest temperatures, it has to be the Serengeti range of sunglasses as they’ve ruled the roost of transitional and photochromic eyewear for almost 30 years. They’re both edgy and cutting edge, with so much scientific research at Serengeti’s disposal. For the past three decades too, they’ve been crafted by the hands [...] Continue Reading…


Two out of three…..brilliance from Bubba

Posted by Josh

Oakley Sunglasses athlete; Bubba Watson from Bagdad, Florida has answered his critics by winning his second US Masters in the past three years.  Many believe luck comes into play when a player wins his first major tournament but Bubba has shown this weekend that raw natural talent mixed with strong determination proves it was no fluke.


The professional golfer was [...] Continue Reading…

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The Oakley Ferarri Collection: Harder, Faster, Stronger

Posted by David

Being official suppliers of Oakley sunglasses, we’ve a fair few sports fans among us here at Shade Station. Be it climbing, skiing, cycling, playing golf, squash, tennis or football, we at SSHQ we know what we’re looking for in sports eyewear. We know the ins and outs of professional sports sunglasses, how they work, how they look and how [...] Continue Reading…


Style Update – Spring 2014

April 11, 2014
Posted by David

Naturally, spring has sprung in true British style with April showers, icy winds and the whispered rumblings of a glorious mini-heatwave tipped to hit our shores in the coming weeks. With this jolly spiffing news in mind, it’s time to dig out the picnic baskets from the bottom of the wardrobe, pick out your best tea sets and start [...] Continue Reading…


Luxottica and Google Glass – Redefining ‘geek chic’

April 4, 2014
Posted by David

Earlier in the week it was announced that Google Glass, the computer-spectacle hybrid championed by sci-fi fans the world over, is to get a makeover from the owners of Ray-Ban and Oakley.

Luxottica, parent company of the world’s two biggest eyewear manufacturers, has confirmed that they will create ‘innovative, iconic wearable devices’ for Google and their flagship device. Considering that [...] Continue Reading…

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Sochi Closes in Style

February 27, 2014
Posted by Josh

The Winter Olympics has finally come to an end and the popular brands we see on the mountains will take a backseat from the worldwide media for another 4 years.  Brands like Bolle, Oakley, Dragon and Poc will no longer be appearing on our television sets for a while longer.

The Winter Olympics kicked off two weeks ago in magnificent [...] Continue Reading…

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The M2 Frame has arrived

February 24, 2014
Posted by Josh

Oakley Eyewear has released their latest project the M2 Frame.  The M2 Frame is an update of the ever so popular and best selling; M Frame.  The original M Frame was used by athletes and the public globally since its release in 1989.  So why change it?

Well, Oakley Eyewear has changed a number of features on the new M2 [...] Continue Reading…

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Prescription Eyewear

Posted by Josh

Shade Station offer a huge range of Designer Sunglasses which are now available in prescription versions too.  Tom Ford Prescription Sunglasses, Oakley Prescription Sunglasses, Chanel Prescription Sunglasses and Ray Ban Prescription Sunglasses are just some of the brands we are happy to glaze with your prescription.  A range of lens options and lens tints are also available so the [...] Continue Reading…


Oakley Goggles | Jake Blauvelt – Naturally

February 7, 2014
Posted by Josh

Jake Blauvelt is a professional snowboarder sponsored by Oakley Goggles and Oakley Eyewear and first became noticed in the worldwide snowboard world for winning the U.S Open event in 2004.  Since then Jake has taken hold of his own career which sets him apart from other athletes within the snowboarding community.  He is always seen out on the slopes [...] Continue Reading…

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