5 Designer Brands You May Have Overlooked

Nov 18 2019

At Central Oregon Eyecare, you may already know that can find frames from all the top designers, including Maui Jim, Ray-Ban, and Oakley, but did you know we also feature a variety of unique brands from around the world?

If you’re looking to discover a new style, you’re in luck. Here are some lesser-known designers making truly unique frames that you can find at Central Oregon:

Bellinger Eyewear

Bellinger is a Danish eyewear company founded in 2003 by designers Malene and Claus Bellinger Diederichsen. The main focal points of their brand are “innovation and joy,” and they aim to add an extra, unique touch to their frames, leaving a lasting impression with the use of unique shapes and color combinations.

By designing and crafting their frames with an eye toward individuality, Bellinger encourages shoppers to use their eyewear to stand out and express their personality, no matter their age.

Barton Perreira

Barton Perreira was founded in 2007 by Bill Barton and Patty Perreira. The focus of this brand is not just on style, but on craftsmanship as well. Barton Perreira frames are handmade in Japan by meticulous artisans with a keen eye for detail.

Even the lenses of Barton Perreira glasses come in a range of colors and materials — made of mineral glass, polarized, and lightweight — which are hand-dipped in limited batches.

In addition, their frames are not only lightweight and durable, but every pair of plastic frames comes with metal core wiring that helps the glasses adjust to an individual’s face without losing their original shape.

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LINDBERG, another Danish designer brand, focuses on elegance and simplicity in their eyewear designs. The materials used to manufacture their frames are high-quality and ethically sourced — using components like platinum, titanium, gold, and diamonds.

Another claim to fame for LINDBERG is that they have done away with screw and rivets in their glasses and innovated a frame that needs none of these “non-essentials.” This makes LINDBERG’s eyewear light and flexible, yet incredibly strong.

Etnia Barcelona

Etnia Barcelona is a unique brand of eyewear founded in Barcelona, Spain, created as a tribute to the city’s artistic history. The company was founded by David Pellicer, the heir to a family of eyeglass-craftsmen, who grew up surrounded by glasses from an early age. This has given him three generations of experience and insight into the world of designer eyewear.

The focus of Etnia Barcelona’s brand is color and artistry, and their specialty is sunglasses. The brand boasts bold designs and colors and seeks to appeal to all people, no matter who they are or where they come from.


MASUNAGA was founded in 1905 by Gozaemon Masunaga, who sought to set the optical industry in Japan firmly in the region of Fukui by hiring craftsmen from Osaka and Tokyo to come work for him. Over a hundred years later, 97% of Japanese frames are manufactured in Fukui!

MASUNAGA’s highest priority is to craft excellent eyeglasses. Their goal is to create frames that will suit people of all ages as they move through life. They will sometimes partner with high-profile names in the fashion world — such as fashion legend Kenzo Takada — to create unique lines of specialty designer frames.

Looking For More High-Quality Designer Frames?

If any of these brands sparked your interest, we’re not surprised. Central Oregon Eyecare is known for our wide selection of unique and stylish frames. To learn more, head to your nearest Central Oregon location to check out these frames  — and many more — in person, or contact us online today!


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