Get to know the owner! As an optician working in the corporate world, I realized that glasses are not only a necessity but also a fashion statement. I always believed that no one should pay outrageous costs for their eyewear needs. During my many years spent in this fast growing industry, I quickly observed that the materials used in manufacturing did not drive higher costs. Rather, the designer names and markups enforced by the few corporations, which dominate the eyewear market are responsible for increased prices. My honest nature and desire to provide quality eyewear led me to be dismissed from a position in one of the largest eyewear corporations in the world. I marked that day as the end of my corporate work and the beginning of my true career where I can follow my passion and use my knowledge to help others. I spent my time thoroughly researching the development and design of my own cost efficient eyewear. A few short years later, Tabulae Eyewear was born.
Our sunglasses are made in a small independent factory and we personally customize the lenses, in a New York City lab. Our vision and goal are to provide customers with unique sun wear that is affordable, stylish and satisfying to the eyes. Tabulae sunglasses combine modern day edge with vintage style. We will never say that we are in this alone. We have immeasurable support from family, friends and our generous and loyal customers. This is only the beginning and it is going to be a wonderful journey as we make our vision and dream come true with Tabulae.
Both labs service many premium lenses to optical shops in the five boroughs. All lenses are made from plastic (CR-39), provide 100% ultraviolet A and B protection and come polarized with backside anti-glare coating.
Tabulae frames are made of pure cellulose acetate. Acetate is a strong, yet durable plant-based material, making it easy to adjust for optimal fit. Each frame also includes spring or standard hinges, which provide flexibility and a comfortable fit on the face. Every Tabulae frame is single handedly inspected for optical quality and suitable for prescription use.
Tabulae lenses are manufactured in two optical labs in New York City. Both labs service many premium lenses to optical shops in the five boroughs. All lenses are made from Plastic (CR-39) material and include 100% polarization and ultra-violet A and B protection.
All Tabulae frames and lenses are fully inspected prior to cutting and insertion. We work closely with a manufacturer on our frame designs. Our polarized lenses are supplied from local laboratories based in New York. This allows for flexibility to provide a variety of lens color options for each Tabulae frame. Tabulae frames come blank (without lenses). Upon arrival, frames are inspected and adjusted for optimal fit and comfort. Following adjustments, lenses are cut to fit each frame. This process entails grinding the lens down to fit the frames and manually heating the frames in preparation for lens insertion. The final lens product is then assembled in New York. The final step is to provide one last inspection, adjustment and thorough cleaning to ensure an optimal product is being delivered to our customers.