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Tuesday, August 9, 2016
By Hannah

Live Scratch Free


                                                                 Tips for Scratch Free Lenses


Tip 1:  Choose a great Anti-Glare 

Choosing an anti-glare lens that is a better quality will absolutely prolong the life of your lens.  A Crizal Alize coating, for example, has easy cleaning technology, resistance to dirt/dust and great cleanability which in the long run, can prevent scratching.

Tip 2:  Know how to clean your lenses

Cleaning sprays and microfiber cloths are great and serve a wonderful purpose, but the best way to clean your glasses is extremely simple.  Soap and water.  Seriously!  No need to spend money on pre-moisened wipes from a big optical chain or CVS, when the safest thing for your lenses (and your frames) are every day household items.

Tip 3:  Use your case

We have a saying here at L’optique.  If they aren’t on your face, put them in the case.  We know that carrying a case around can be a bit of a hastle sometimes but utilizing your case is extremely important in extending the life of your lenses and frames.


Not only are glasses here to make you look great, but you’ve got to see out of them too.  ;)

Friday, July 15, 2016
By Hannah

Trunk Show




It’s about time!


Theo and Anne et Valentin are coming on Saturday July 30th from noon-7 to share with us the newest and most exciting eyewear of the season.  Expect the most unexpected colors, shapes and design.


We will be serving bites and booze.  More info to follow!

Saturday, July 2, 2016
By Hannah

4th of July Hours




We will be closed on Monday the 4th of July.  We hope you all have a wonderful weekend and will continue being your favorite optical boutique on Tuesday the 5th!

Friday, April 22, 2016
By Hannah





Leather eyewear.  Thats right, you heard me correctly.  Leather eyewear.


We are one of the first in the states to be carrying the SLAVE TO ANCESTORS high end eyewear line. 100% handcrafted in Italy, this incredible product truly is not like any other collection.  


SLAVE TO ANCESTORS combines rustic, quality products such as hide, precious metals and of course leather to give the frame an unusual look. 


Come to L’optique to stand out from the crowd.  


Tuesday, April 5, 2016
By Hannah

Spectacle Collaboration




L’optique gathered some of Asheville’s most creative and talented folks together to host our very first photoshoot!  Check out our facebook and instagram (opticaldivaz) to have a better look at these inspired photos.


Eyewear:  L’optique of Asheville NC

Photographer:  Shonie Kuykendall

Models:  Leah Shapiro & Logan Kelly

Make-up: Doll Box Productions

Hair stylist:  Sam Antaramian at Salon Intuition

Womens clothing:  Minx

Mens clothing:  Old North

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
By Hannah

Off to NYC




It’s that time of year again.  The whole crew is traveling to New York City for market!  L’optique will be closed both Friday the15th and Saturday the 16th of April returning back to regular business hours on Monday the 18th.


We apologize for any inconvenience and can’t wait to show you the amazing new styles.

Saturday, January 30, 2016
By Hannah

Once in a Decade Sale





For the first time L’optique is having a sale this coming week with over 200 frames half off!  Spring cleaning is upon us and we are making room for new inventory.



Wednesday, January 27, 2016
By Hannah

Kirk and Kirk


We are proud to announce that we are carrying the ever so beautiful Kirk and Kirk eyewear collection. 


This collection is full of cheerful and creative acrylic frames ranging from bright candy-like colors to dark matte with sterling silver and gold deatils.  Handmade in France from start to finish, every frame is truly a piece of art.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015
By Hannah

Trunk Show




We are at it again!  L’optique will be hosting Anne et Valentin & Theo Eyewear for a Trunk Show where they will bring every size, shape and color of the newest collections.  


Friday January 15th


Saturday January 16th



Join us for libations, hors d’oeuvres and of course the most exciting eyewear you can imagine.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
By Hannah

Dreamed in Berlin






“Those who wear the Kuboraum mask, come to life and accept the challenges to free their identities.”



Be different.

Tags: l'optique
Saturday, May 23, 2015
By Hannah

Antique Gold is the New Black


At L’optique, we strive to serve the unique customer.  The customer who does not want a name brand stamped on their glasses, who wants something different, who wants to stand out.  We do this with every brand and frame we carefully hand select and sell in our store, keeping our customers in mind.  As some of our customers love colorful, funky styles we also have those that love all things vintage!  For them we carry Retrospecs Eyewear.


The company was started by Jay Owens, restoring gold-filled 1940’s frames in his 18-foot recreational vehicle.   Traveling the world, he collected and restored frames all over the United States.  From American Optical, Bausch & Lomb to Shuron Optical, Owens collected these mass produced frames that were made out of 1/10 12k gold-filled wire – a material that was developed to last forever! Once the company expanded, Retrospecs starting restoring cellulose acetate and combination frames manufactured after WWI from 1940’s-1980’s.  


Stand out.

Friday, April 10, 2015
By Meghan

One of a Kind


Want a frame that is unlike any other? Something that is sophisticated, rare and above all comfortable? Hoffman Natural Eyewear has been creating beautiful, one of a kind frames since 1978. Each frame distinctly unique is made from the horn of the water buffalo. This special natural material is not only hypoallergenic, but the colors are extraordinary and never the same twice. Hoffman horn frames are luxury eyewear that sets you a part from the rest.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
By Hannah

Winter Wonderland



Although this snow and ice is very beautiful in these North Carolina mountains, they are very unsafe to drive in.  If you plan on coming in the next few days give us a call before just to be sure we are here (we have been closing a little early this week).  Stay safe, warm and fabulous Asheville!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

For the Love of Francis Klein




“Glasses should suit us as individuals with our own tastes and personalities. Starting with this premise, since 1970 we imagine, produce and decorate each frame in France, crafting an entirely handmade, individual work.” –Francis Klein


We have received some beautiful pieces by the always stunning Francis Klein. This line never disappoints with its attention detail and glamorous appeal. We are always in awe of the craftsmanship that goes into this handmade eyewear. A one of a kind line, Francis Klein is a perfect fit for the unique individual.


Monday, November 17, 2014
By Hannah

L’optique turns 14!



Today is L’optiques 14th Birthday.  We would not be here without our forever loyal customers.  We appreciate every single one of you!  


*Don’t forget about the Francis Klein Trunk Show on Wednesday*

Monday, July 21, 2014
By Hannah

Cutler and Gross





“It’s nice if glasses can be sexy and mysterious.  People who need glasses don’t have to feel separated from glamour.”
-Tony Gross



We are thrilled to have recieved our collection of Cutler and Gross spectacles and sunglasses.  This particular line is fun, adventorous and always sophisticated.  The process of producing a single frame takes 42 steps, 6 weeks and knowledgable craftsman.  Each step involves people who have been able to refine and adapt the Cutler and Gross aesthetic while still preseving traditional techniques and beautiful materials.  Since the company has been founded nearly 40 years ago, the brand has continued to develop and expand.  Cutler and Gross prides itself on creating timeless, hardworking and functional frames that are design-led.



Come into L’Optique to see for yourself!


Monday, March 17, 2014
By Hannah

Big Lights, Big City


We are so very excited to be headed to the Big Apple at the end of the month to choose the new and exciting eyewear for the year.  We will have our normal business hours on Friday of 11-6, closed Saturday and Sunday March 29th & 30th, and back to normal business hours Monday. 


We appreciate every one of our customers and thank you for being understanding!

Tags: Market, NYC
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
By Hannah

Thom Browne


“I design for a confident individual” -Thom Browne


We are proud to be carrying this new line of unique yet wearable eyewear from the Thom Browne Collection.  These sunglasses with the industrial side shields put a steam punk flare to modern looks and a comfort beyond comparison.  


It’s getting warmer and brighter outside, come see us!  We can make you look so good.

Thursday, March 6, 2014
By Hannah

Blue Light Reality


How often do you look at your phone?  Your computer, ipod, tablet, television?  Every single one of these items are projecting harmful blue light that can be damaging to the eye.  As technology is getting better, our vision suffers.


With an aging population, cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) will double in the next 30 years.  A large cause of this change is due to harmful light, both UV and blue light.  For many years lenses have been made to have a UV coating protecting your eyes from harmful rays, but there has never been a need to have protection from blue rays.  Until now.


The Crizal Prevencia lens is a revolutionary coating made for the protection of your eyes.  This lens is the first clear lens on the market that selectively deflects harmful Blue-violet light and tests have showed that this lens resulted in a decline of retinal cell death by 25%.  You only have one pair of eyes to last a lifetime, we at L’Optique feel obligated to educate and help give you the best.  Not only do we want you to look great with quality frames, we want you to see well with quality lenses.


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