Kame ManNen Eyeglasses loved since 1917

  • Time: Thursday, 27 January 2011 00:00

Kame ManNen Eyeglasses are an Eye Bar favorite! Heres a little background on this amazing Japanese eyewear designer.

Kame ManNen was first made in the 1917 at a time when product durability was highly regarded. The founders of Kame ManNen had a vision in mind; ” To create distinctly beautiful optical frames using the finest materials and built to last.


With passion and craftsmanship, Kame ManNen was born, given it’s name from an old Japanese proverb; “turtles live for a thousand years”. This proverb symbolises the collections’ timeless design and the meaning behind the turtle logo found on the temple tips.


Salt Optics Comes to St Louis only at The Eye Bar

  • Time: Friday, 10 December 2010 14:24

SALT. Optics Comes to St Louis only at The Eye Bar!

SALT. Optics is Coming to St Louis exclusive to us!  We met with Joe, one of the founders and owners of SALT. He told us he was waiting around for us to finally commit to SALT. as a brand and bring it to St Louis. Joe has been following The Eye Bar for some time and could tell he wanted to work with us since we seemed to share so many core values as companies.  After talking for some time, we decided to work together!

This line of fine eyewear is sophisticated, classic, timeless, and is hand-made by the finest craftsman in Japan. You may have seen it at other fine eyewear boutiques in Chicago, New York, or L.A.  We are extremely happy to bring SALT. to our store adding this fantastic, independent, and classic eyewear to collections that you can only get at The Eye Bar in St Louis. If you like Oliver Peoples, Paul Smith, Sama or Robert Marc then we have no doubt you will love SALT. Prices range from at $325 - $400. Check out a few images below and see what SALT. is all about!

from their website!

New Customized Titanium Eyewear from Sceye!

  • Time: Tuesday, 12 October 2010 17:36

We just got our first shipment of Sceye Eyewear from Sweden today! Its amazing the new technology that allows for colorful titanium with designs and multiple colors.  The frames are an amazing quality since they are 100% pure titanium and manufactured in Europe.  We have many great shapes, styles and colors in stock. To be truly unique, you can customize them from the color or colors, shape, size, rimless or regular for an additional cost. The possibilities are endless! See some samples below and stop by to take a look at whats new!

Sneak Peak at 2011 Oliver Peoples Campaign

  • Time: Sunday, 10 October 2010 00:34

Sneak Peak at Oliver Peoples new 2011 collection. Great new photos and new styles that will be at The Eye Bar as soon as they are released! Featuring Devendra Banhart and Rebecca Schwartz.

Oliver Peoples Racy

Notes by Sheila Vance, Owner/Designer of Sama Eyewear

  • Time: Wednesday, 06 October 2010 10:55

Great Article from Sheila Vance of Sama Eyewear.  Sheila truly understands luxury and is the driving force behind Sama Eyewear, Badgley Mischka Couture Eyewear and Loree Rodkin Couture.  The Eye Bar is proud to have the Sama Family of Eyewear at our boutique. Stacey has sold Sama Eyewear for over 10 years at her different stores in the past.  Sama frames may be the most well made & designed frames in the world. We could not agree more with these words on their website

"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 the 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.

Sama Eyewear is available in exclusive optical shops and boutiques in 40 countries throughout the world, as well as at “Destination: Sama” locations in the U.S., Europe and Asia.  A portion of Sama Eyewear’s annual proceeds are donated to the Sam Vance Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to prevent drug use amongst teens and young adults, and to help young addicts get on the road to recovery."

We are doing our best at The Eye Bar to bring the worlds finest eyewear to St Louis!


Some amazing drawings by artist Kelly Thompson

  • Time: Saturday, 02 October 2010 16:03

Just another example of the appeal of eyeglasses. Artist Kelly Thompson’s “Bookworms Never Go to Bed Alone”.

Why buy your Eyewear from The Eye Bar?

  • Time: Saturday, 25 September 2010 11:26

Why buy from The Eye Bar?

1. All of our frames have a one year warranty direct from the manufacture.  We have a current ongoing relationship with all the lines we carry.  Why is that so important? We never sell a frame we cant warrant or replace.  We never want to see someone spend $100-$1000 on lenses and not be able to fix a frame that something happened to (like your dog chewing up a temple).

2. Our lenses carry a 2 year warranty directly from our lab. We use the same labs that Stacey has had a relationship for 10 plus years.  This gives us great flexibility with warranty issues or problems that could possibly happen. You have 90 days to make sure the prescription from your Doctor is correct since we can remake the lenses one time at no charge.  We only offer the best lenses with the finest scratch coatings, UV protection and anti-reflective.