Thursday, 12 September 2013

Glasses That Fit Over Spectacles Are a Hit

Prescription sunglasses are an expensive investment, but if you wear glasses, at first sight it looks like a purchase you have to make. However, that isn't necessarily so.

UK based eyewear brand Rapid Eyewear have recently started to manufacture sunglasses that go over glasses - the company likes to call them overglasses. Rapid Eyewear's Managing Director John Clark explains why the company, who have been manufacturing their own brands since 2005, have chosen to make them:

"We were getting quite a lot of customers asking if we made overglasses, over a period of time" he says. "To be honest I wasn't keen at first because I thought making overglasses might simply discourage people from buying our Rx prescription eyewear, but now we've started making them I can see this isn't really the case. All we have actually done is to provide a service to a cash-strapped public who want a simple, highly cost-effective solution to their needs."

There are currently two pairs available, in matt black and tortoiseshell colours. "I have been gobsmacked by our sales of overglasses" says Clark. "On Amazon in particular they are going like hot cakes and we are having to order them in their thousands to make sure we don't run out of stock. The feedback for the products has been excellent, with customers praising the quality and look, which of course is highly satisfying because we always work hard on our designs."

The idea of making sunglasses that fit over spectacles isn't a new one of course, and quite a few other companies also make them. Despite the stiff competition, Rapid Eyewear's attractive-looking sunglasses have struck a chord with the public and their establishment in this highly competitive market has been swift. As a result, several new styles are already in manufacture, including a night-driving overglasses option, alternative colours, and slightly larger fitting frames for those with bigger glasses.

"We seem to have hit the ground running with this range of products, and so we will definitely be developing the range further to meet the large demand" says John. "It has been interesting to note that a lot of customers, mainly women, buy both styles we've produced so far because they want a fashion choice - we'll be looking to increase that choice very soon with more colours."

The new styles will become available in early October, in time for Christmas shopping. For sure, with prices set at under £15.00 per pair, Rapid Eyewear's Overglasses will make an ideal Christmas present. They are made from lightweight polycarbonate and offer 100% UVA / UVB protection, through impact-resistant lenses. Take a look at the Rapid Eyewear Overglasses range here.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

UK aerobatic ace Mike Williams is the latest high-profile RC modeller to start using Modelglasses to enhance his vision when flying. The Caterham Club member burst onto the UK aerobatics competition scene in 2000 and he hasn't looked back since, winning numerous aerobatic freestyle and F3A events. His most notable performances have come in the RCM&E British Freestyle Championships, where Mike has won both the Advanced and Unlimited Classes, and the BMFA Top Gun title at the Nationals. In 2011, Mike made his first foray into international competition and finished a highly commendable tenth in the F3A World Cup.
Recently, Mike has been causing quite a stir on the show circuit flying his impressive 41% Krill Extra 330Sc, which boasts a three-metre wingspan and a 175cc Flat Twin engine up front.

Mike is growing very attached to his Breeze Modelglasses, which give him as much versatility as he needs in different light conditions, thanks to their interchangeable lenses. As it happens, they look pretty stylish too!

Find out more about Mike by visiting his website here No Visible Horizon

To find out more about Mike's sunglasses, please go here Breeze RC Modelglasses

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Price Freeze and Free Shipping in 2013 Make Rapid Eyewear Great value for Money...

...despite rising shipping costs and a challenging weakening of the pound against the US dollar, C & M Rapid Ltd have announced a price freeze for Rapid Eyewear products in 2013. This is great news for consumers, as other companies hike their prices to cope with the challenges of a global economic crisis.

"The major shift in currency, forthcoming postal price hikes, poor weather and of course the economic crisis are all a bit of a nuisance but the business continues to thrive. I think customers really buy in to what we're trying to do for them with regard to producing sport-specific, versatile quality eyewear that offers outstanding value for money" says John Clark, Managing Director. "It helps that our eyewear is designed for use in all conditions, and not just sunshine. Dedicated sports enthusiasts will find ways to get on their bike, down to the river bank or out on the golf course even in spells of poor weather. Our eyewear can help even in poor light conditions and that is a fact that's not lost on our customers."

 The Rapid Eyewear sunglasses range continues to grow, with the new Altius sunglasses exploring new and exciting markets for the company. "Altius really excite me" says John. "The brief I gave the company was that I wanted them to produce the best quality lenses they could muster. They certainly didn't let me down." Perfect for sports and leisure, Altius are also highly fashionable, giving them a wide appeal. But the most appealing factor may well be the price. "The price point for this kind of quality in eyewear is almost unheard of. I really do believe Altius offer the best quality to price point ratio of any sunglasses of this type in the marketplace today."

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Monday, 13 August 2012

What are the best Fishing Sunglasses?

When fishing on a sunny day the haze and glare of the sun’s rays bouncing off the water can seriously affect your clarity of vision and your ability to see what’s below the surface or aberrations on the surface that can lead to you making that big catch. Rapid Eyewear have designed and created a range of sunglasses specifically suited to the needs of anglers. As experts in their field, Rapid Eyewear know that fishermen require polarised sunglasses which through the filters attached to the lenses, remove horizontal light which causes glare as it bounces off surfaces. This will help an angler to see into the water more clearly. Most fishing sunglasses only come with one lens tint which means that the keen angler will have to buy two pairs to ensure that he can get rid of glare not only on sunny days but also when the light is hazy. Rapid Eyewear's ‘Catch’ fishing sunglasses are cleverly designed with three interchangeable lenses two of which are polarised which allows anglers to change their fishing eyewear to suit different light conditions - but only one pair of sunglasses is needed. Rapid Eyewear also supply light-enhancing lenses too specifically for use on dull days, early morning or night fishing, and all their sunglasses are supplied with a superb carry case and a very handy head securing strap. For those anglers who are spectacle wearers, Rapid Eyewear Catch Pro Prescription fishing sunglasses are perfect. They include all the features of the non-prescription version of these sunglasses with the added benefit of your personal prescription added to the lenses for a small charge. Rapid Eyewear sports sunglass for fishing anglers are the choice of many champion anglers and starting at a very affordable £29.99 they are the catch of the day!

Friday, 27 July 2012

Cycling Sunglasses

Road cycling, BMX and mountain biking are demanding sports which require professional sports sunglasses to protect the riders eyes from the glare of bright sunlight and to stop eyes stinging in windy conditions. Rapid Eyewear is one of the UK's leading sports eyewear companies. They offer a great range of sunglasses designed and tested specifically for the rigours of cycling sports which are far superior to many other similar product on the market. Not only do Rapid Eyewear’s cycling sunglasses include standard interchangeable tints but most models also cleverly include a clear lens for wind resistance when a tint is not required and vented lenses to prevent fogging. Rapid Eyewear cycling sunglasses not only look stylish but are perfect for all cycling sports including as standard four sets of interchangeable lenses to suit all weather conditions - clear, light-enhancing, beige polarised and grey mirror polarised. If you require prescription sunglasses then Rapid Eyewear have his covered with the Pro Performance Plus package which includes the four standard sets of lens sets plus an Rx insert for your prescription lenses. Rapid can even add your prescription to your sunglasses for a small extra cost. If you are an extreme cycling sportsperson and enjoy mountain biking or BMX then you will require added eye protection. The Rapid Eyewear Moritz affords the ideal solution – not only a great looking pair of sunglasses, but the Moritz can be easily turned into goggles by removing the side arms and replacing them with a strap, before adding the foam insert to keep wind, dirt, debris and light from entering the sides of your vision. Rapid Eyewear sports sunglass for cyclists start at a very affordable £32.99 so if you are looking sports cyclist looking for high quality protective sunglasses, then look no further than Rapid Eyewear.

Sports Sunglasses

If you are a keen sports person you will appreciate how important it is to wear the right gear for your sport. Not only in terms of clothing and accessories but also in terms of sunglasses for eye protection in bright conditions. Sunglasses that you would normally wear for sunbathing on a beach just won’t cut it where they are required for eye protection during sporting activities. Whether you are into golf, skiing, shooting, tennis, motor biking or just general sports activities, Rapid Eyewear are one of the UK's leading sports eyewear companies. They offer a full range of high quality sunglasses at affordable prices to meet the demands of almost every sport conceivable Rapid Eyewear conceives and designs all of the sport sunglasses offered on their easy to use website, and have a very wide range of styles and colours available to suit all requirements. Their sports sunglasses are manufactured to the very highest specification to meet the particular rigours and demands of specific sports, such as sailing and running, but are also perfect for everyday leisure use and general sporting activity. All Rapid Eyewear sunglasses are compliant to EN1836 and US Z80.3 directives for sunglasses. They are lightweight and very robust with impact resistant lenses affording 100% UVA and UVB protection. Many are supplied with interchangeable lenses and all come with retainer and carry case or pouch. The company also provides a full spares back up service for their sports sunglasses. Prescription ready Rx sunglasses are also available Rapid Eyewear are so confident in their sports sunglasses that they offer a full refund if you are not fully satisfied with your purchase. So if you are looking for high quality sports sunglasses then look no further than Rapid Eyewear.

Friday, 20 April 2012

2012 Catalogue Available

the new 2012 Rapid Eyewear catalogue has just been released. packed with sunglasses for all sports and leisure use, the 24 page brochure has something for everyone.

View a copy now by joining the Rapid Eyewear Facebook group or contact us through and we'll email it to you.