Lenses and frames are a very necessary and personal choice. Montrose Eye Care in Houston, Texas has the experience to guide you toward eyewear selections that are comfortable and that work to complement your face. For help, schedule an appointment with Dr. Lovero and we’ll be in touch with you shortly. To read more about our featured brands, follow the links below:
SALT. SEA. AIR. LAND. TIMELESS.
Handmade in Japan. SALT. is an independent lifestyle company known for premium, handcrafted fashion eyewear. Their tagline “Simple Things Made Well” highlights the stake they have in value, form, and function over mass produced items. We absolutely love SALT for the way they fit and the clean, classic designs. SALT is just the perfect pick for those with an eye for timeless designs and an attention to detail.
Unfinished Art / 未完成のアートBeautiful Lines - A form born out of raising a question to perfection
Designer Masahiro Maruyama
Traditional technique + design / 伝統の技＋デザイン
All MASAHIROMARUYAMA frames are made in the Fukui prefecture of Japan.In Fukui prefecture, the history of eyewear manufacturing has developed over a century and our frames are manufactured at an old-established factory in Sabae City. We work with skilled craftsmen to bring each delicate asymmetrical design and detail to life, producing a product that computerized manufacturing methods simply cannot compete with.
There are several steps required to make a pair of titanium glasses, including making a mold, pressing, brazing, polishing, finishing the surface, and then assembling the individual parts. Pure titanium is lightweight but possesses excellent strength; it requires an advanced technique to process and polish the delicate design frames to ensure high quality. Plastic frames are constructed of Mazzucchelli’s acetate. Skilled craftsmen fill each piece by hand to create a comfortable fit and transition of thickness in an asymmetric design. They are then buffed and polished to a lustrous finish.
Luxury eyewear company, DITA is known for setting the quality standard for prescription glasses and sunglasses. The brand creates modern eyewear, infusing some of the latest trends with innovative construction. Made from some of the best materials, DITA eyewear is designed for comfort, style, and long-lasting wear. Whether you like bold frames with eye-catching colors and textures or something a bit more discreet, DITA delivers. Since their start in 1995, DITA has pushed the limits, earning them a prestigious reputation in the fashion space. At Montrose Eye Care, we carry an exclusive collection of DITA eyewear that you will appreciate for years on end. Try on a pair today.
Oliver Peoples Since the debut of the first collection, Oliver Peoples has maintained a passion for superior eyewear crafted of the finest materials with careful attention to detail. Each frame is inspired and created in the design studio in West Hollywood, California. Remaining true to the sophisticated, intellectual aesthetic made iconic by the brand, custom acetate colors in an array of tortoise shell hues remain at the heart of the collection.
Each Frame is meticulously handcrafted in a dedicated factory following a process that combines both technological advancements and the human touch. Throughout the production phases, the artisans who sculpt the material into the final product reference the original design drawing to ensure its integrity. Disregarding conventional processes, each step is carried out despite the length of time required. The end result is an authentic design with bespoke, handmade details that are distinctive and unique.
Garrett Leight was born in Venice in 1984 to the founders of the Oliver Peoples brand. Growing up in Los Angeles, Garrett was surrounded by eye- wear and fashion, observing firsthand the making of his father’s iconic designs.
In 2009 Garrett opened his first eyewear concept store, A. Kinney Court in Venice, offering a unique assortment of hand selected goods from all over the world. This store was the first of its kind, combining the knowledge and service of licensed opticians with the assortment and style sense of a fashion boutique. The shop saw immediate success thanks to an original and engaging environment inspired by the people, places, and culture of California in addition to great customer service and high quality products.
Garrett soon observed that there was room in the industry for premium handmade eyewear with a fresh and youthful perspective sold at an afford- able price. Over the next year he set out to cre- ate an original eyewear experience and in 2011 Garrett and his team of three launched the debut collection from Garrett Leight California Optical.
Etnia Barcelona In the same way that jeans challenged formal fashion, that the casual shoe challenged the formal shoe, that the trainer challenged the casual shoe, that Apple challenged IBM, that Ikea challenged Vitra. Etnia challenges dark glasses - it challenges the classic and the normal. Etnia couldn’t be further from your standard dark glasses and is so much more than every day colorful ones.
Etnia expresses itself through its art and its artists because it understands that art is the purest, most elevated form of expression. It is the most profound and the most personal of mans creations. Etnia understands life as a work of art. Etnia is fashion. Etnia sees the most essential part of human identity as: the look.
Etnia understands fashion to be its ultimate expression of personalty. “Impersonality kills”. Etnia is more style than tendency. Etnia is maximum quality, the latest technology. It is the definition of artisan. It is the search of singularity, the unique, it is the research, the craft.
Etnia can only be seen from one point of view, and this point of view sees Etnia as luxury: it is a primal luxury, an original luxury, it is its own unique entity. Etnia is Barcelona. They insist: it is Barcelona, not from Barcelona. For Etnia, Barcelona isn’t just palace, it’s a character, a way of being. It is cosmopolitan, mediterranean, universal and independent.
The MOSCOT optical roots were first planted in America by Great Great Grandfather and family patriarch, Hyman Moscot., who arrived from Eastern Europe via Ellis Island in 1899. Hyman began selling ready-made eyeglasses from a pushcart on Orchard Street on Manhattan's famed Lower East Side.
The MOSCOT Originals Collection, based on styles from the Moscot family archives from the 1930s-1980s, celebrates the classic good looks and timeless design born in decades past. if it's not a MOSCOT, it's not an original.
Tom Ford Eyewear
Tom Ford Eyewear Born in Austin, Texas and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Tom Ford is among the most highly respected and successful designers today. The winner of numerous design awards, his rise in fashion began in 1994, when he became creative director of Gucci. Not only did he dramatically change the image of the legendary fashion house, he also led the company to unprecedented success with his visionary insight into what the modern consumer desires. His innovative and provocative designs set the tone for an entirely new direction in the world of luxury goods. In 2000, Ford also took creative control of Yves Saint Laurent, a Gucci Group brand, reviving it with his trademark combination of sensuality and mystique.
In April 2005, one year after leaving Gucci Group, he announced the creation of the TOM FORD brand. A beauty and eyewear collection launched in 2005 and 2006. In April 2007, his first directly operated retail store opened in New York at 845 Madison Avenue to coincide with the debut of the signature TOM FORD Menswear and Accessory Collection. Several landmark fragrances were launched in succession, including TOM FORD BLACK ORCHID and TOM FORD GREY VETIVER, as well as a scent collection for perfume connoisseurs called PRIVATE BLEND.
In 2009, Ford directed, produced and co-wrote his first feature film entitled “A SINGLE MAN” through his film production company, FADE TO BLACK. The Oscar nominated film has received multiple awards including the 2009 Best Actor award for Colin Firth at the Venice Film Festival.
In February 2011, the TOM FORD Womenswear Collection was introduced to clients worldwide. A potent vision of modern, feminine glamour, its exquisitely constructed and beautifully finished suiting, daywear, and eveningwear allow women of all ages to amplify their individuality and present their most glamorous selves to the world.
In September 2011, TOM FORD introduced his first Cosmetics Collection, a complete range of Color and Skin Treatments. Presently, there are 64 freestanding stores and shop-in-shops in locations such as Beverly Hills, London, Milan, Tokyo, Las Vegas, Sydney, Dubai, Beirut, Zurich and Russia. Ford currently lives in London, Santa Fe and Los Angeles.
Since their start in 1998, Caroline Abram has become an iconic eyewear brand. Through every pair of glasses they create, they emulate their motto of creating accessories for all women who want to feel beautiful. Crafted with quality materials, all eyewear that Caroline Abrams makes pay homage to the unique femininity of women. At Montrose Eye Care, we carry many of the most popular and renowned frames by Caroline Abrams so you can look and feel your best each and every day.
TALLA EYEWEAR is an eyewear company that creates opticals and sunglasses for the modern day man. Every pair of glasses from TALLA are designed with quality in mind. With the mission to create the ultimate accessory for masculine elegance, each pair is crafted with care, only using the best, most unique materials. At Montrose Eye Care, we’re happy to help you find the right pair of TALLA eyewear for your lifestyle.
MODO MODO was born in 1990 in Soho, New York, under the entrepreneurial spirit of its founder, Alessandro Lanaro. Since its beginning, MODO has evolved into a company of designs, manufacturers, and distributes a successful portfolio of house, designer, and contemporary lifestyle brands - all under the common denominator of design and innovation. Montrose Eye Care proudly carries MODO, ECO, and Derek Lam. Today, MODO drives the eyewear industry’s effort in sustainability and social responsibility. With initiatives such as producing frames with 95% recycled content or bio based materials (ECO brand), planting a tree for every frame a patient purchases (ECO’s “One Frame - One Tree”), or giving free spectacles to those in need (MODO’s “Buy a Frame - Give a Frame”), MODO is a pioneer in merging style and purpose.
GIVE + REACH + ENABLE
MODO’s BUY A FRAME, GIVE A FRAME program is a pledge to provide free spectacles to those in need. MODO parters with Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh to reach the visually-impaired in need of help and to provide eye exams and proper care. MODO is eager to help improve the lives of children, men, and women, and to give them a chance to look toward a brighter future.
Being environmentally friendly and looking good is the best of all worlds! ECO is designed by the boutique eyewear firm MODO to be on trend and easy to wear.
ECO bio based eyewear is made form 63% plant-based materials, certified by the USDA. ECO Recycled is the only eyewear brand in the world made of 95% recycled materials. Plus, ECO is certified by UL Environment, so when patients purchase ECO, they minimize the use of new resources.
ECO plants a tree for each frame you buy. ECO has planted over one million trees in Cameroon so far!
MODO empowers patients to reuse ECO’s packaging and donate their unwanted eyewear to people in need, which provides the gift of sight to 314 million adults and children worldwide. ECO’s mission has become a game-changer in the industry.
Titanium, acetate and genuine horn - characterized by highest technical precision and aesthetic sophistication. The harmonious proportions and carefully chosen details result in timeless design.
INSPIRED BY OUR CITY
We are from Barcelona.
Barcelona has always had a great tradition with industial design, graphic design and architecture that continues to this day. We want to continue being transmitters of that tradition with our designs to continue pushing and projecting our city as a creative reference in the world.
BUILT TO LAST
Architecture inspires us.
We use “BUILT” to refer to the manufacture of glasses creating an analogy with the construction of a building. The forms and concepts of contemporary architecture inspire us to define the concepts of our collections.
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.
There are as many as 200 manual processes involved in making an optical frame. Generally, productivity is low when one company is in charge of all the processes. However, Masunaga Optical is the only company in Japan that has a factory in charge of all processes from raw materials to production and finish in an integrated way. The integrated production system improves the detail and quality. For example, when Masunaga Optical develops a new model, the molds are always built in-house. If there is a problem in the wear comfort that can be felt only after completing one pair of glasses, it will be corrected in the previous process’ promptly.
The company’s mission statement since the establishment is “We manufacture excellent eyeglasses. We want to make a profit if we can, but we don’t hesitate to take a loss. It is always in our thoughts to manufacture excellent eyeglasses.” These words are still the basis of the conduct code of employees even more than 100 years after its establishment.