Optika Eyeware | Bringing stylish and funky frames to Saskatoon!

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Welcome to Optika, have a look at a few of the frame brands we carry below. We have select models from many of the top brands available today, along with a wide selection of unique frames, from vintage frames circa the twenties to the eighties.

Caroline Abram

Caroline Abram started as an optician in a family business, this is where she discovered her passion for design. Focussing on eyewear and eyewear accessories, her inspiration comes from her diverse cultural background. Offering a large variety of materials from woods and plastics to Swarovski crystal elements, she won her second award in 2008, the prestigious Silmo D'or award. Her eyewear adn accessories offer fun colour combinations, unique styling as well as comfortable fit. Caroline Abram shows a flair for the cat eye styles with a simplicity to them and yet an incredibly funky twist as well, rendering them easily wearable. She also creates new twists on the classic rectangular shapes by adding quirks of colour. Her line includes both mens, womens and unisex frames as well as sunglasses and eyewear accessories. Universal designs with fun options! Check out the Caroline Abram line today!

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Martin & Martin

Martin & Martin frames offer consumers high quality eye wear. Martin & Martin offer a full range of frame models in varying shapes, sizes and colours. The key to the success of this line is not only high quality stemming from exceptionally well made frames but also the simplicity of the designs. Each shape speaks for itself, they are a sleek and proportionate styling, the colours offered with in each model are what suits the shapes best. A wide variety of colours are offered but not all models are available in all of the colours. Martin & Martin frames are unique and some what understated, but have a voice as well. They are truly comfortable and once worn, it's hard to ever say goodbye to Martin & Martin! Many consumers become repeat Martin & Martin wearers.

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l.a. Eyeworks

l.a. Eyeworks Uncensored visions since 1979. Limited edition frames for sunglasses and prescription eyewear, designed by Barbara McReynolds and Gai Gherardi. For full freedom of expression, glasses by l.a. Eyeworks conform to no fashion sensibility but your own. Stop looking. Start seeing. Keep fishing. A face is like a work of art, it deserves a great frame. l.a. Eyeworks offer a vast selection of styles ranging from quirky to far out and with names to suit each model. Check out Tuffy from the perforated metal series, or perhaps Toluca or Tuba are more your thing. How about Rialto, a plastic front with a sheet of perforated metal secured to the front? Maybe Magpie is the one for you, cute and playful cat-eyes. Or Cattooth, notches grace the outer edges of this cheerful frame. Be as crazy as you want to be but always look yourself. Stand out from the crowd! The styles are plenty, the options are endless! Come in and check them out.

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Dilem

Dilem frames offer consumers high quality eyewear with customization for each and every person. Your style preferences, your favourite colour combinations? All options with Dilem. They are made with a specialty plastic called XP2, this hard wearing technical polymer allows the wearer to change temples out for other versions. Funky when you want to be, classic and understated when you need them to be. A variety of styles are available, and the only commitment is to the colour of the front of the frame. You want neutral? Got it, many Dliem frames are available in black, brown, soft gold, or silver. Want fun colour? We've got that option for you too! Fronts are available in reds, blues, plums, oranges etc. The styles are plenty, the options are endless! Come in and check them out.

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Prodesign Denmark

Prodesign Denmark was originally founded in 1973 but ProDesign today is a completely different company compared to back then. Design philosophy, basic values and corporate identity have changed remarkably since the entire organisation was restructured in 2000 and it is difficult to make direct comparison between then and now. Today, ProDesign is an ambitious company establishing a growing position in world markets through the ability to quickly recognize and pick up trends, supplying prompt deliveries, efficient inventory management, and support through our Danish headquarters and offices in Hamburg and San Francisco.

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Blake Kuwahara

a mashup of my colliding aesthetics with special attention paid to sculpting and tactility. They are artful but wearable. By using laborious production techniques and a lot of handwork, an inner silhouette is encased in an unexpectedly fresh outer shape. This seamless fusion of two frames and the juxtaposition of contrasting form and color create a design tension that is thoroughly modern yet comfortably familiar.

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Xavier Garcia Barcelona

This collection was named Xavier Garcia. Although at first it did not seem to me a good commercial name, later I accepted it because there were too many false Italian, French or English brands. With this assignment I started my career as a freelance and straight afterwards I designed frames for brands such as Grasset, Guy Laroche, M. Morel, Oga, Koali, Julbo, Lacoste, Kadima, Victorio & Lucchino, Gaudi or Zen.

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Barton Perreira

DEDICATED TO PURE LUXURY, BARTON PERREIRA’S APPROACH TO FASHION REDEFINES STYLE AND ELEGANCE. PATTY PERREIRA’S LANGUAGE OF INSPIRED DESIGN FOCUSES ON THE EVOLUTION PROCESS AND CONTINUES TO CHALLENGE THE INDUSTRY BY UNVEILING THE NEXT NEW THING.

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Jeremy Tarian

Traditional and Timeless: The Tarian brand is built on a foundation of passion for eyewear, artful craftsmanship, exquisite details and technical precision. Nature and the environment underscore the collection. Jeremy’s innate enthusiasm for frames is beautifully reflected in the authenticity of the materials, that include cotton-fibre acetate, and high quality metals, finely tuned hinges, and handcrafted details. Tarian designs clearly resonate the beautiful blending of eyewear and art – resulting in a personal statement of confidence and choice. All production is personally managed by Jérémy, and adds to the integrity, quality, and individuality of the designs. The Tarian Collection is available internationally in exclusive optical boutiques and speciality shops.

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Zen Barcelona

In 2005, faced with this truth, we started creating unique eyewear with different shapes and innovative colours to provide glasses that fit each individual. Finding a design that represents you as an individual and that you feel comfortable wearing inadvertently raises many questions.

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Masunaga

Fukui, Japan is one of the three largest production regions for optical frames in the world, along with China and Italy. 97% of Japanese-made optical frames are manufactured in Fukui. Masunaga Optical premiered the production of eyeglasses in Fukui in 1905. The company founder Gozaemon Masunaga brought in skilled craftsmen from Osaka and Tokyo with the ambition of setting the optical industry solidly in place in Fukui.s.

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Lamarca

Exciting, poetic, appealing, stylish, original - 5 words that sum up the LAMARCA EYEWEAR collection. Our quest is to create a unique product, to break free of narrow market diktats and follow our dream of creating a superb collection in which every model is the fruit of meticulous attention to detail, from concept through design and choice of colours to manufacture, the artisan tradition reflected in such exclusive processes as engraving, thermoforming and bonding. Behind these processes is a long history of creativity and hand-crafting, the hallmarks of the Made-in-Italy brand, so loved the world over. The idea for the Trisottica LAMARCA EYEWEAR collection sprung from the heart of the Marca Trevigiana area in Veneto, yet another product reflecting the genius of that centre of high-tech manufacturing that has lost nothing of its creative artisan tradition. The LAMARCA EYEWEAR collection, consisting of five “families”, awaits you on the next pages. Enjoy browsing!

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Etnia Barcelona

Etnia Barcelona is a brand of eyewear which was founded by David Pellicer and is dedicated exclusively to providing its customers with a greater freedom of choice, with a wide range of colours, collections and designs for anyone wishing to express him- or herself beyond the standards imposed by the world of fashion or trends of the times. Etnia currently has outlets in Portugal, France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Poland, Greece, Germany, Andorra, Ireland, The UK, Israel, South Africa, Canada, the United States, México, Argentina, Uruguay, Korea, Japan, Finland, Brazil and Australia. Since 2003, its turnover has increased 30 fold, with exports now representing 85% of its production capacity.

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J.F. Rey

J.F. Rey is a truly unique and eclectic collection of frame styles for those looking to make bold statements.

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lafont

lafont is a company and tradition which began in France in the 1930’s, embodies the same core principles now as it did way back then: extraordinary craftsmanship and timeless eye-catching design with the spirit and heart of Paris. The Lafont collection, all handmade in Paris France are truly works of art. The unique designs comprising a variety of color combinations, patterns, textures, and materials are simply like no other, each radiating with personality.

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Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith has been a family run business since 1926. Goldsmith aimed to cater to the higher end of the optical market and hired a group of crafts people who were able to make real tortoise shell spectacles from hand. After the Second World War, Oliver Goldsmith expanded the collection from tortoiseshell frames to acetate in order to create more experimental styles. With the aim of attaining greater publicity, the company offered more deliberately stylish and occasionally outlandish frame designs and courted celebrities such as Michael Caine, peter Sellers, Diana Dors, Nancy Sinatra and Audrey Hepburn to name but a few. Royalty were also clients including Princess Grace of Monaco, the Duke of Windsor, Princess Margaret and Princess Diana of Wales.

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Claire Goldsmith

First to see sunglasses as fashion accessories, first to make sunspecs, first to make 'winter sunglasses'.....first to work alongside fashion houses to create one-off pieces for the catwalks, first to appear in Vogue and Queen, and first to be endorsed by celebrities and Royals. OG pioneered a whole new concept. Eyewear. From Bamboo frames to butterflies, tennis racquets to TV Screens, all overtly striking. All signature OG.

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Orgreen Optics

Welcome to Ørgreen Optics: Premium designer eyewear in high-end materials, known for its signature style and innovative colour combinations. Founded in Copenhagen in 1997, our aim is to design strong and timeless frames for quality-conscious individuals all over the world. The Ørgreen trademark is our prescription eyewear and sunglasses, made in titanium and beta-titanium: precious metals in a superb quality designed to last. Our collections are designed and developed in Denmark and made by hand in Japan, known and respected for high standards and irrefutable quality. Individually crafted with more than 100 processes, each frame can take up to six months to achieve its penchant for perfection.

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Oliver Goldsmith sunglasses

Think 20th Century icons. Grace Kelly. Peter Sellers. Michael Caine in his signature black spectacles. Audrey Hepburn in the big white glasses that framed her elfin face. Iconic style makers - Givenchy, Dior and Vidal Sassoon. Think cult films of the fifties & sixties, The Ipcress File, Harry Palmer, Charade and Two for the Road. Theyve all got one thing in common. Oliver Goldsmith. In the second half of last century, when it came to eyewear, OG was synonymous with stars and style.

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Lindberg

Make a statement: LINDBERG eyewear tells the world you subscribe to a different way of thinking, and have a connoisseur’s appreciation of exceptional design and high-quality materials. Every frame is a statement about aesthetics, technical innovation and impeccable craftsmanship.

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Germano Gambini, Cristalli and Illegeri

The name of Germano Gambini is well known in the world of optics and among optical professionals. In the early 60s he was the first to realize the importance of glasses as a fashion accessory and to import to Italy the first collections of "designer" eyewear; this at a time when wearing glasses was regarded as a necessity and was considered to be a disadvantage.

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Benner

In a time where most of the "trendy" people are fashion victims, wearing clothes, accessoires and eyewear "designed" by a few big labels, it is almost impossible to find real orginality and independence. Benner eyewear design was founded to change that. Each style is a statement for uniqueness and originality. You can find the models only in the best optical shops worldwide. Designed in Germany and produced from the finest manufacturers in Germany. All models are made in small series and are 100% made in Germany. It's frames for the individualists, not for the masses. As a company with ethical responsibilities no animal products like leather or horn are used! Daniela and Daniel Benner, two young but already experienced opticians founded the company early 2002. After working in several optical shops before, they both realized that there's nothing new and fresh in the eyewear market. Showing their collections at the world's largest eyewear fair in Milan by just walking around and wearing them, they got great reactions both from visitors and other exhibitors. Six months later on the optical fair in Paris they realized their own stand getting their first customers around the world. Today Benner has hundreds of partners worldwide that sell their creations. The styles are sold in almost 20 countries all round the globeand the company is constantly mentionned by both national and international press.

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Charmossas

A colorful rainbow on top of the sky, a sunset from the Park Guell, the blue of the Mediterranean, a field of violets in the spring. All these images are a source of inspiration to the designer who combines colors with shapes, shaping the act of creation. This is our job and this way of life we have chosen: to create, choose, combine and start over. Because every spectacle that leaves our studio becomes unique. Textures, shapes and colors blend once a traditional way, with different permutations in each frame. Six months later the creation process starts again. The change of season drives us to apply concepts from the previous season in order to re-create something special in the new collection. Some ask for success, but we know that if we stop, we perish, so we live nonstop, evolving with the newest, applying the tradition of what we experienced already and looking for answers always with the same goal: to create the glasses dreamed by each of our customers.

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