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Local Eye Wear
updated: Dec 21, 2013, 2:38 PM

By Edhat Subscriber

I vacationed in SB last year and found a manufacturer of eye wear that made bamboo side stem glasses and cannot think of there name. Can u halp me find there web sight. It was family owned.

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 COMMENT 479249P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-21 02:56 PM

maybe the eyeglass factory on Milpas?


 COMMENT 479253 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-21 03:21 PM

Try googling Blue Planet eyeware in Carpenteriia and see if the images are the item you are looking for with bamboo side arms


 REXOFSB agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-21 10:07 PM

Sounds like the Eyeglass Factory to me, too. Since it's locally owned, you might want to call them. They're very locally involved, and if they aren't who you're thinking of, they could more than likely know who it is.

Dontcha just love "quests" to find things? I like challenges.


 COMMENT 479348P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-22 06:30 AM

I don't think the Eyeglass Factory makes its own frames. It is factory in name only, clever name, too. They seem to buy in bulk for their stores and then mark up tremendously. I'd do an online search....

Fwiw, I just did a very quick few-seconds-long search and came up with Blue Planet Eyewear in Carpinteria.


 COMMENT 479353P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-22 06:52 AM

Maybe Salt - terrific product - carried by Occihalli


 COMMENT 479370 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-22 08:29 AM

The Eyeglass Factory owners name if Rick. He's a very friendly, community oriented man. Hope you get to meet him, but if you don't, just know that shopping there truly benefits the community.


 COMMENT 479383 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-22 09:01 AM

The Eyeglass Factory is division of the world corporate entity that is Luxotica.

Buying sunglasses? Buying eyeglasses? Buying eye care? How about eye insurance? 90% of everything sold in this category is owned by this monopoly.

How can that be? How can you walk into a Luxotica owned Sunglass Hut and not be looking at options from different companies but instead just different versions of their own product? Rayban, Versache, Prada, G&G, Oakley.. Yep. All owned by Luxoitca.


 AQUAHOLIC agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-22 11:01 AM

My husband loves husband Salts, gotta be the one.


 COMMENT 479431P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-22 12:48 PM

Ditto nice words on Rick and his family and their community involvement. This weekend he did a free clinic including free eye exams for children in need. He does it every year.


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