Nix the Sweets
Tufts University found those who ate the most sweets and bad carbs were 29% more likely to have the most common type of lens-clouding cataracts than those who ate the fewest.
Eye glasses are an important element in your wardrobe. Your optometrist can improve your vision as well as your whole image. Your glasses should compliment your individual style and personality.
The Palouse Ocularium is privileged to offer unique and exclusive collections from internationally renowned designers meeting our exacting standards of quality and style.
Though the names may seem unfamiliar, these frame designers have outstanding reputations in the optical world built on their knowledge of optics, materials, technology, and physiology. They are passionate about creating consistently sound products; their name is far more than just a label (unlike the “branding” that is currently trendy with over-exposed Hollywood celebrities).
These designers are selective about the venues exhibiting their lines and we are proud to bring these fine lines to our customers:
Carefully-crafted, precision-made eyewear incorporating a lightweight, high-technology material applied for the first time to eyewear. Comfort is at the forefront of this innovative design. Common problems associated with other eyewear (slippage, pressure on the nose, and skin irritations) are eliminated with this high-performance flexible material.
Each frame is customized as an expression of your personal style. There is an extensive variety of colors, lens shapes, nosepads and temple tips to ensure an optimal distribution of pressure for individual wearing comfort.
Modern, yet timeless, proving art and technology can work together beautifully. Kazuo Kawasaki, an award winning industrial designer, has approached his signature collection with an artist’s mind for creative design and a mathematician’s mind for precision.
Using simple, yet effective technology, Kazuo Kawasaki’s screwless, three-point tension mounted frames offer distinctive designs for any occasion. Kazuo Kawasaki frames are constructed of the leading material in modern frame design, beta titanium.
Traditional eyewear craftsmanship combined with high-tech, modern French manufacturing techniques. The Lafont family has retained full control of its creative design activities and brand image since 1923 through its design studio, which is currently managed by Thomas Lafont.
Like a true optical fashion house, Lafont unveils approximately 30 new models each season. Each season’s offerings include sleek, smart and tailored frames for men, luxurious feminine pieces for women and fun whimsical styles for children.
Maui Jim got its start in 1980 as a small company selling sunglasses on Ka'anapali beach in Lahaina, Maui. Seeing a need in the market for technology that could combat intense glare and harmful UV while bringing the brilliant colors of the island to life we engineered the revolutionary PolarizedPlus2® lens.
What began as our Classic Collection of seven styles, has evolved into over 125 styles of sunglasses, all of which are polarized and protect from 100% of UVA and UVB rays.
MODO was born in 1990 in Soho, New York, under the entrepreneurial spirit of its founder, Alessandro Lanaro, and has evolved into a company that designs, manufactures, and distributes a successful portfolio of contemporary lifestyle brands – all under the common denominator of design and innovation.
Today, MODO drives the eyewear industry’s effort in sustainability and social responsibility. With initiatives such as producing frames with 95% recycled content or biobased materials (our ECO brand), planting a tree for every frame a customer purchases, or giving free spectacles to those in need, MODO is a pioneer in merging style and purpose.
The O&X eyewear collection is inspired by the richness and diversity of New York City, its people, its culture & its colors.
O&X New York is a brand by Kio Yamato. KIO YAMATO OPTICS is luxury eyewear with sophistication and foresight, dedicated to superior quality and committed to exceptional customer service. With the timeless character of our products, we lay down the foundation for brand recognition worldwide.
Beginning in Minnesota as an independent eyewear label, Ogi Eyewear has always remained true to its original philosophy—even while experiencing significant growth in recent years. By emphasizing innovation, originality, quality and value, Ogi Eyewear has refined its vision to earn worldwide recognition.
"By emphasizing innovation, originality, quality and value, Ogi Eyewear has refined its vision to earn worldwide recognition."
Prodesign Denmark is devoted to creating high synergy between face and the optical frame. Our ambition is to design eyewear that highlights the finest qualities of the face, with innovative frames, good details and best choice of materials since 1973.
″We are Eyewear Architects and we believe in creating innovative eyewear with a close-knit relationship between functionality and visual expression.″
Seraphin, a sophisticated neoclassical collection, modernizes vintage eyewear with contemporary interpretations of iconic designs in the tradition of affordable luxury. This collection from OGI distills the essence of timeless eyewear design with a modern twist.
We also offer these fine lines:
Banana Republic, Bolle, Brillen Eyes, Carrera, Fossil, Liz Claiborne, Shuron, and Silhouette.
We have a unique source for value eyewear–we can provide eyewear for every function and budget.
We do not sell eyewear online as personalized fit and customization is important, so visit us in person.