Saturday, 28 June 2008

Designer Reading Glasses in Porsche Frames



Porsche design titanium frames, Trivex anti reflecting lenses, ref. p8134


The frame.
Following inquisitive and enthusiastic emails about certain Porsche eyewear, ref p8134, we were keen to find out a little more. We were informed that, like the stylish reading tool (ref. p8801), p8134 was indeed an 'off the shelf' or 'ready to wear' pair of reading glasses, however with a little investigation we found this to be incorrect.



We were still intrigued and by now eager to get our hands on this attractive looking frame. We placed the order and duly discovered an excellent, strong yet lightweight titanium spectacle frame which when worn, sits comfortably in position, surprisingly without the need for nose pads. The frame itself is thin and, as you would expect from outstanding German design, wonderfully minimal and practical.



Designer reading glasses, black Porsche titanium frame


The lenses.
What type of reading lens would we glaze into this stylish designer frame? Well it would quite rightly have to compliment and reflect the Porsche brand quality, and like the frame would have to be strong and lightweight, as well as providing superb optical quality. We consulted with the optical lab and, after discussing several possibilities, opted for Trivex lenses, offering a triple combination of features,


  • superior optics

  • impact resistance

  • ultra light weight




These excellent optical lenses are available from the website, glazed into the frame in one of nine different dioptres providing a wider customer choice than would usually be offered in standard ready to wear reading glasses. These are as follows:-
+0.75 +1.00 +1.25 +1.50 +1.75 +2.00 +2.25 +2.50 or +3.00

We believe it necessary to offer more lens choice in designer reading glasses such as this, which is why we offer +0.75, +1.75 and +2.25, moreover it is becoming increasingly harder to source reading glasses with +1.25 lenses as most manufacturers prefer to glaze upwards of +1.00 dioptre only in increments of +0.50, so manufacturers out there please take note!



The extras.
Designer eyewear such as this needs to be protected when not in use and p8134 is accompanied by a soft printed cleaning cloth suitable (along with a recognised cleaning solution), for the gentle cleansing of the lenses. Naturally it is also provided with a hard case, embossed with the words 'Porsche Design'.


Porsche design reading glasses - Titan matt

Porsche design reading glasses - Matt black