Raise Your Glasses

Vinylize and Urban Optiks Optometry, San Diego’s premier source for eyecare and eyewear, have teamed up to make this year’s “Raise Your Glasses” fundraiser unforgettable. This is Urban Optiks’ second annual “Raise Your Glasses,” a Vendor Trunk Show Expo and Charitable Fundraiser, an evening of eye-popping fun, frames, and philanthropy. Vinylize is supporting the fundraiser by donating a limited edition box set from their Icons of the 20th Century collection. The Kiss Destroyer box set was released on the exact day of the auction 40 years ago (March 15th 1976). In it is a handcrafted custom frame and case made from the original record. 

The inside of the eyewear box is adorned with the original sleeve. The sunglasses and case are perfectly framed by the remains of original 1976 Destroyer album. 

On the front of the frame 4 tracks can be seen and never heard again: Detroit Rock City, King of the Night Time World, God of Thunder and Great Expectations. The set also showcases the label which is a work of art unto itself. In this application it has been transformed into the trigger for a catapult which launches the eyeglass frame free.

Only 3 Destroyer sets will be made. The first will be auctioned in San Diego on March 15th at Urban Optiks second annual signature event, “Raise Your Glasses".

Raise Awareness, Raise Funds and Raise Your Glasses one more time as award-winning Urban Optiks Optometry returns with its successful Vendor Trunk Show Expo and Charity Fundraising Event, “Raise Your Glasses” at Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage in San Diego on Tuesday, March 15 from 5:30pm-8:30pm.

Urban Optiks, named one of the Top 10 eyecare businesses in the United States in 2015 by INVISION Magazine, announced that Optometry Cares, which is administered by The American Optometric Association, is once again the beneficiary. Last year a silent auction and opportunity drawing raised over $7,000 for their programs. The 2015 celebration had over 150 attendees who participated in the event which showcased thirteen high-end frame and lens vendors in a mini trunk show experience. The evening provided a unique opportunity for attendees to see the ENTIRE frame collections from each of these vendors.

Trunk shows are usually held with one specific vendor in a single optometric practice, however Urban Optiks takes this experience to the next level by producing this event that brings a great number of vendors together in one place.

There will be thousands of frames to view, try on and purchase. Vendors include Gold & Wood Paris, Tom Davies London, Face a Face Paris, Anne et Valentin Paris, ic! berlin Germany, l.a.eyeworks USA, Claire Goldsmith London, Theo Eyewear Belgium, Oliver Goldsmith London, Traction Productions Paris, Booth & Bruce England, Vinylize Budapest, Francis Klein Paris, and Matsuda Japan. Lens vendors Shamir Optical and Carl Zeiss Vision will be on hand to explain the high-definition digital lens technology that Urban Optiks utilizes.

Vinylize at MIDO

Wrapping up this season Vinylize will be showing in Milan.

Vinylize will debut its new ICONS of the 20th Century. A limited edition series celebrating the anniversary of iconic albums. The collection can be viewed by all but reserved only by Vinylize clients.
February 16, 2016 by Bettina Gál

Vinylize at OPTI Munich

This year from January 9-11 Vinylize will be available for viewing at OPTI, the International Trade Show for optics and design.



Keep your eyes out for us, we will be debuting the new Vinylize 2015 Sun Collection, available in any color as long as it is black. 

See you there!

December 23, 2014 by Zachary Tipton