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At The Koetting Associates we pride ourselves in providing patients with high quality eyewear, including the latest in lens treatments and designs. We also carry a wide selection of fashion frames, including Sama, Italee and Oliver Peoples, and much more. In addition, The Koetting Associates carries one of the area's largest inventories of the very popular Oakley and Maui Jim sunglasses. Our experienced eyewear specialists are available six days per week to meet your eyewear needs.
Sama Eyewear is the world's finest and most exclusive ultra-premium eyewear company. Founded by internationally renowned designer Sheila Vance, Sama Eyewear introduced the world to luxury fashion eyewear and remains the standard by which all others are judged. Always on the cutting edge, Sama Eyewear is proud of its many design and technology firsts including introduction of 100% Pure Titanium to the optical industry.
All Sama Eyewear collections (Sama, Loree Rodkin Eye Couture, Badgley Mischka Couture Eyewear, and Badgley Mischka Active Eyewear) are manufactured, assembled and finished by hand in Japan using only original designs, the costliest materials and most advanced production techniques.
Italee Eyewear Collections
The Italee eyewear collections offers several high fashion designer styles. Kawasaki is a beautiful titanium rimless design that features seven different frame series and a unique two piece magnetic sunclip, providing a virtually unlimited array of lens choices. "2.5 Eyephorics" is a carefully crafted, precision made eyewear concept incorporating a lightweight, high-technoloy material applied for the first time to eyewear design. Comfort and stability is at the forefront of this innovative design. Swissflex utilizes a unique lens suspension system where pins locking lenses to frame in the precise mounting position are melted. This process prevents twisting and ensures stability without the need for screws or glue.
Founded in Los Angeles in 1986 and inspired by the American Machine Age, this collection of metal and zyl (plastic) frames combines superior design and exquisite detailing to create a distinctive style. Elton John, Brad Pitt, and Meg Ryan adore Oliver Peoples.
The Fendi sun and ophthalmic collections are not to be missed - luxurious and ultra-feminine - these styles will bring out the glamour in everyone. The new Fendi sun shields and rimless styles, in the seasons's leading fashion color stories, incorporate the Fendi logo in innovative new ways and are distinctively Fendi. The plastics are rich and sensual - made even more luxurious with the additon of rhinestones. The ophthalmics appeal to both the trendy and classic Fendi consumers, with beautiful detailing, coloring, and feminine eyeshapes that enhance every wearer's features.
In 1994, Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor founded JUICY COUTURE in Los Angeles and started a fasion revoltuion. JUICY clothing fashions combine brilliant color, breeziness and a touch of "sass". Now the revolution is storming eyewear and The Koetting Associates was among the first in the St. Louis area to bring JUICY to you. Uniquely styled JUICY sunglasses are designed to appeal to a fun, trend-savvy woman looking for a bold fashion statement. These exciting designs may also be available in prescription eyewear.
Oakley prescription lenses are made of pure Plutonite and are available in 19 different colors including 7 Polarized options and 6 Iridium coating options. The Oakley Prescription lens is the best selection for consumers who like to be outdoors. While in its liquid state, color is added to the lens resulting in a dark sunglass that will not fade. The Plutonite material is also lighter, thinner, and more impact resistant then other prescription lenses on the market and provides 100% UV protection for the wearer. You can order lenses for your newest prescription frame or for any Oakley ophthalmic frame. Also, almost the entire line of Oakley sunglass frames can be processed by the Oakley lab to be custom made with your prescription. If you are a serious athlete there are also M Frame options that can be custom made to incorporate your prescription into the lens.
Island Origins: In the early 1980's, a small company began selling sunglasses on the beautiful beaches of Maui, Hawaii. However, the sunglasses quickly proved to be no match for the Hawaiian sun's severe glare and harmful ultra-violet rays. Everyone wanted sunglasses that would eliminate glare without distorting the beautiful colors of the island scenery. Since no other sunglasses on the market could meet this specialized need, the company developed their own.
One Patient, Seven Styles: With an original line of seven sunglass styles and PolarizedPlus technology, maui Jim was born. In fact, PolarizedPlus was so unique that it was soon patented. Sadly for everyone but the Maui resident and island visitor, the sunglasses were exclusively sold in maui, Hawaii.
Then -- a ray of hope for sun enthusiasts everywhere. In 1991, the company was purchased by Hester Enterprises, and in 1994 Hester enlisted RLI Vision Corporation of Peoria, Illinois to be the mainland distributor of Maui Jim Sunglasses for the ophthalmic market.
Maui Jim, Inc. was established in December 1996 when maui Jim Sunglasses acquired RLI Vsion. This provided the capital and infrastructure needed to accommodate the phenomenal sales growth of maui Jim Sunglasses within the premium sunwear business.
Now with over 50 styles and 100 SKUs, Maui Jim, Inc is the fastest growing polarized sunglass maker in the world.