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Gold Standard Dealer: Seal Beach Eyes
This month, we feature Kaenon Gold Standard Dealer Seal Beach Eyes.
Seal Beach Eyes is a go-to eyewear boutique for all precision Kaenon prescription polarized performance products. Located in the heart of Seal Beach for over 25 years, Seal Beach Eyes is a proud Gold Standard dealer with a wide variety of Kaenon models in stock at all times. Their expert staff will assist in finding the right Kaenon model to fit your lifestyle. For the staff, it’s more than just selling product, as they all, including the doctors, proudly wear Kaenon. Dr. Randy Hill has been a long time friend of the brand and even spoke during a Kaenon sales meeting. We are proud to have Seal Beach Eyes as part of the Kaenon Gold Standard Dealer family and look forward to many more years of partnership.
Seal Beach Eyes is located at 1191 E. Pacific Coast Highway in Seal Beach, CA. Head down to their offices for your next pair of Kaenon Polarized prescription sunglasses.
Gold Standard Dealer: Neil Pryde Maui
As the first store throughout the island chain to proudly sell Kaenon Polarized sunglasses, and doing it for nearly ten years, Neil Pryde Maui is our featured Gold Standard Dealer. Established in 1998, Neil Pryde Maui is a purveyor of the finest water sport toys, eyewear and clothing, catered to those living an active lifestyle on the Islands. Neil Pryde Maui partners with some of the leading lifestyle brands to offer our customers the hottest fashion trends and quality equipment. With strong support for Kaenon Polarized both inside and out of the shop, Neil Pryde Maui is the strongest supporter of the brand in the state of Hawaii.
Located at 400 Hana Highway in Kahului, Neil Pryde Maui is open daily from 9:00am-6:00pm. Visit their website at www.neilprydemaui.com and keep up to date with any special promotions, deals and offers by following the store on Twitter (@NeilPrydeMaui) and on Facebook.
Gold Standard Dealer: Mel Cotton’s
Mel Cotton’s Sporting Goods is San Jose’s longest running specialty sporting goods retailer. They offer a variety of general sporting goods products and gear for fishing, hunting, camping, and skiing and snowboarding, featuring the South Bay’s largest selection of sunglasses. Earning Gold Standard Dealer status, they’ve enjoyed great success with Kaenon Polarized due to a strong understanding of Kaenon’s SR-91 polarized lens technology and a customer base that seeks out, and appreciates specialized, high-end products.
Visit the Mel Cotton’s online store.
Gold Standard Dealer: The Sunglass Shoppe of Abacoa
A different kind of sunglass store, The Sunglass Shoppe of Abacoa has more than 1,000 products. Customers not only select from a larger inventory then at major mall stores, they can actually walk outside to see how lenses function in all conditions. Since it is surrounded by golf courses and located minutes from the beaches in South Florida, carrying polarized sunglasses is an essential part of their business and the quality of Kaenon Polarized sunglasses has helped the company stand out.
“We are in our 4th year of business and continue to grow every year. Carrying Kaenon products has aided in our success as it provides us the ability to offer our customers products that they do not see in the major department stores. Kaenon is a great company to partner with due to their high quality product, fantastic customer support, and excellent sales team.”
Gold Standard Dealer: Sunglass and Optical Warehouse
Open for more than 25 years, Sunglass and Optical Warehouse claims the largest selection in Southern California. With four stores in San Diego, this Gold Standard dealer has been faithfully carrying Kaenon Polarized since 2002. Why did they start carrying the product so long ago, you ask? The answer lies in their all-star staff that loves both the quality of the lenses and the fit of Kaenon Polarized products. After so many years of representing Kaenon Polarized, we couldn’t be happier to have them among the ranks of our Gold Standard dealers.
More information on Sunglass and Optical Warehouse can be found on their website.
Gold Standard Dealer: Clearsight Opticians
Clearsight Opticians, family owned and located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida has specialized in prescription polarized and non-Rx polarized sunglasses since 1977. Since they themselves participate in many water sports, their experience is not only well-rounded, but it translates to service that comes from first-hand use of the product.
“We choose to carry Kaenon Polarized sunglasses in our store, because our customers demand premium products in frames and in lenses. Kaenon has the most advanced polarized lenses, offering laser- sharp clarity, impact protection, superior scratch resistance and glare-reduction all in one ultra lightweight lens. Kaenon Polarized technology is also available in most prescriptions.”
Kaenon Gold Standard Dealer; All Sports Eyewear
All Sports Eyewear is a sunglass specialty boutique right on Main Street in the heart of Park City, Utah. Owners Lynn and Marty Shattuck have been in the specialty eyewear business since 1988, and have also been Kaenon Polarized supporters since the brand’s beginning.
All Sports Eyewear opened in Park City in 1996 and over the years this unique store has become a go-to destination for those seeking premium eyewear to enhance their outdoor activities whether it be skiing, snowboarding, cycling, SUP or any variety of mountain lifestyle pursuit.
They also have a seasonally open second location on the Park City Mountain Resort Shopping Plaza just off the slopes.
Kaenon is extremely successful in their stores because both Lynn and Marty completely believe in the technology, the clarity of the lenses, the comfortable and high quality frames, and the aggressive styling of the brand. “There is really something for everyone in the Kaenon line now. Kaenon is a great example of a sunglass company truly focused on quality and technology,” says Marty.
All Sports Eyewear believes in thinking and shopping locally, and is hugely appreciative of their customers who share the same viewpoint.
Visit All Sports Eyewear, for more information.
Kaenon Gold Standard Dealer; Sunglass Plus
Sunglass Plus of Newport Beach, California has been in business for 22 years. Owners Hamid and Sherry Karamian and their staff carry a broad range of more than 50 sport, fashion and lifestyle sunglass brands to suit the needs of the fickle Orange County customer.
Carrying Kaenon since 2004, they appreciate the brand for its position as “fashionably polarized” and attribute the brand’s sales success to better frame designs, the quality lens, light weight and excellent comfort and fit. They also credit Kaenon’s quality and service that is consistently provided. Consistently when introduced to Kaenon for the first time, customers will state that they are impressed by the “quality of frame and clarity of the lens.”
“People wearing Kaenon sunglasses tell their friends,” Sunglass Plus owner Karamian says. “And customers who have worn Kaenon will often come back and buy three pairs.”
The Karamians have noticed that customers are becoming more conscious about lenses, and are more willing to pay more to protect their eyes in the long run.
Visit Sunglass Plus for more information.
An Rx Testimonial Straight from the Opticians Mouth
Kaenon often boasts about its Rx program and the elite athletes and lifestyle enthusiasts that swear by our product. However, we never tire of compliments, especially when they come from the opticians themselves! Check out the latest kind not ewe received from optician Mark Vallejo of Eyestyles in Westminster, California.
“I’ve been wearing Kaenon Polarized Rx lenses for a few years now and they are my sunglasses of choice. After wearing the Rx lenses for a few years I decided to also get a pair over my contacts simply due to the unmatched clarity throughout both the lenses and frame quality. As an optician it’s my go to sunglass. I’ve been able to show people the difference between Kaenon and other name brand sunglasses and convert them to believers too.
“Recently I went on vacation and Kaenon’s lenses performed well, whether in the rainforests of Puerto Rico or it’s sandy beaches. I try to recommend them to all my patients, either as a second pair for recreation or if they just need a stylish pair of quality
Kaenon Gold Standard Dealer; The Eye Gallery
The newest feature of the Kaenon Kronicle is the Gold Standard Dealer column. We will be highlighting some of Kaenon’s key retail partners who have earned the status of Gold Standard Dealers (GSD). As part of our program, GSDs have a custom-made extra large display showcasing a huge range of Kaenon product, and provide the ultimate in service and knowledge about the Kaenon brand to their customers. If you see a feature on a GSD in your area, please take the time to drop in and say hello.
To kickoff the Gold Standard Dealer feature, we’d like to introduce you to the Eye Gallery and the Artful Eye. With locations throughout Atlanta and the Florida Panhandle, Eye Gallery and Artful Eye owners Ivan and Sue Samuels are serious about sunwear.
Opening their first doors in 1991, the Samuels currently have ten stores across the South. Specializing in high end sunwear and opthalmic brands, Eye Gallery is known for its expertise in prescription sunglasses. Starting out selling only ophthalmic frames, they soon realized the importance and value sunwear, especially the opportunity in and need for prescription sunwear options for clients. Currently their sales break down to about 75% sunwear and 25% ophthalmic frames. 70% of all sunglasses they sell are polarized. Eye Gallery and Artful Eye have an optician onsite in every location to ensure their customers get the right product and the right prescription.
Ivan Samuels says, “We pride ourselves on offering the very best brands in sun and ophthalmic frames and lenses. We sell Kaenon because the consumer can immediately enjoy the benefits of the product via their excellent polarized lens technology.”
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