Thank you for trusting us with your eye care! We are open and serving our community. For a list of how our office is evolving click here!

We are open and serving our community. For a list of how our office is evolving click here!


Great Golfer Glasses


Smiling woman wearing sunglasses for golfThe opticians at Kennedy & Perkins know golf and know that the right lenses and the right settings can improve your vision both on and off the golf course. We have lenses that will enhance terrain and reading segments for better vision from the tee box to the scorecard. Come in and let us show you the lens options that can help improve your game today!

2021-08-11T08:35:43-05:00July 30th, 2018|Sunglasses|0 Comments

Swim Season And Your Eyes

Family wearing sunglasses and goggles while swimming Now that Memorial Day Weekend has come and gone, we are all excited about jumping back into the swimming pool. Most all of us will remember to bring the sunscreen, which is a good thing, but what are you doing to protect your eyes at the pool? Did you know UV radiation increases as much as 25% when you are in or near the water? That is why we sunburn so easily poolside. That same UV radiation can be damaging to your eyesight as well, increasing your chances of acquiring cataracts, macular degeneration, or even skin cancer around the eyelids. That is why we carry a wonderful array of sunglasses that filter out those damaging UV rays. We have a complete line of sunglasses in both Rx and non-Rx to choose from. The sun isn’t the only thing your eyes need to worry about at the pool, however. Pool chemicals can do a number on your eyes. The tear film that coats your eyes is one of nature’s magical wonders in that it’s the water, protein, and lipid combine to protect your eyes and keep them from drying out too quickly. Chlorine and saline, however, wreak havoc on your tear film, leading to redness and itching. These chemicals can also lead to Dry Eye Syndrome. If you wear contact lenses swimming, you are providing a surface for bacterial growth that can lead to complications such as corneal ulcers and in rare cases, vision loss. This swim season we want to recommend you bring 3 things with you to the pool and 4 things back. The first is a good sunscreen that blocks both UVA and UVB rays. The second is a good pair of sunglasses that block 100% of UVA and UVB rays too.


The third thing is a pair of swim goggles available at any sports or convenience store. That 4th thing to bring home is a wonderful smile of a fun, safe, and memorable day in the water.
2023-02-13T03:16:37-05:00June 6th, 2017|Sunglasses|0 Comments

K&P sets our sights on Maui Jim

One of our all time favorite sunglass brand names is Maui Jim. Born on the Hawaiian islands, Maui Jim continues to be one of the most innovative designers of sunglasses in the world with something for everyone. A number of the Kennedy & Perkins staff just spent the last two days at the mainland headquarters for Maui Jim in Peoria, Illinois to see the state of the art manufacturing facilities for ourselves.  We learned a lot and are bringing back both that knowledge and some great new  styles and designs from Maui Jim to our Connecticut friends and neighbors. IMG_2212   IMG_2529b   IMG_2220   IMG_2218   IMG_2243     IMG_2248
2023-12-15T13:55:03-05:00May 5th, 2016|Fun facts, Sunglasses|0 Comments

Sunglass Tints

The warm weather is here and we are all spending more time outside. Whether you are playing golf, tennis, bike riding, swimming, sailing or just catching a few rays during lunchtime, sunglasses should be a very important part of your summer wardrobe. At Kennedy & Perkins, we have a huge selection of name brand designer sunglasses available in prescription and non-prescription. Before you come in to pick out that perfect pair of sunglasses for summer, we thought we would share this infographic about the various sunglasses tints available to help you select that perfect pair for your needs. Stop in and let us show you the different tints we can make for you based on your needs. tints info  
2023-12-15T17:12:58-05:00May 13th, 2015|Eyeglasses, Fun facts, Sunglasses|0 Comments

SALT Optics

randall Fall is an exciting time at Kennedy & Perkins. We have an amazing fresh collection of new colors, shapes, textures, and styles from some of our hottest brands including SALT Optics from California. SALT Optics is  about simple, timeless design, impeccable quality, useful technology, hand-craftsmanship and a pure fit. They are modern, yet they honor the past, and are driven by a minimalist sensibility in all things. Less is, in fact, more. SALT. Optics is The Independent Lifestyle Company that creates premium handcrafted eyewear for individuals with a unique sense of style. Stop in and see the new SALT line of eyeglasses and sunglasses at our New Haven and Guildford locations today.


2023-12-15T17:09:29-05:00October 28th, 2014|Eyeglasses, Stores, Sunglasses|0 Comments

Francis Klein comes to Kennedy & Perkins

For almost 70 years, Kennedy & Perkins has had a long tradition of bringing Connecticut the most fashionable styles in the world and the pinnacle of eyewear quality. We are proud to announce we’ve added Francis Klein to our collection of world famous eyewear.

Francis Klein is recognized worldwide for their progressive styles, unique shapes, special color combinations.  Each and every frames are 100% handmade and decorated in France. Since they are handmade, no two Francis Klein frame are exactly alike.

We are excited to bring Francis Klein eyeglasses and sunglasses to our New Haven location and we think when you see and feel these unique styles for yourself, you will be just as excited to have a pair for yourself.


2023-12-15T12:44:06-05:00July 8th, 2014|Eyeglasses, Sunglasses|0 Comments

Try Before You Buy

How many times have you tried on something at the store, been excited how it looked, bought it, brought it home, and it ends up sitting in your closet because it somehow just didn’t look as good in your mirror as it did in the store?  We understand that and years ago introduced a program that was unique in the optical industry that allows you to try them on at home before you buy them in our store. Only Kennedy & Perkins allows Connecticut eyewear shoppers to stop into any one of our six locations and pick out up to 6 pairs of eyeglasses to take home and try on in your environment, at your leisure for up to one week. Get your family, your friends, your neighbors and even your barista’s votes and comments and then before the week is up, stop back in and purchase the pair or two that looks best to you. All you need to participate in our try on at home program is a valid credit card. We take down your number and hold it until you return within 7 days with the frames you took home. Hurry in today to your nearest Kennedy & Perkins location to pick out the frames you want to try on at home. TryB4Ubuy1
2023-12-15T17:23:03-05:00July 8th, 2014|Eyeglasses, Fun facts, Sunglasses|0 Comments

Get Sun Smart

Summer is fast approaching and as the weather warms, we will all spend more time outside. This is a great time to get a new pair of sunglasses for every member of your family. The folks at eyeSmart and the American Academy of Ophthalmology have put together this infographic on being Sun Smart and educating us on the importance of sunwear to protect our eyes. EyeSmartSunSmartWebCR
2023-12-15T19:37:43-05:00May 15th, 2014|Sunglasses|0 Comments

Your Child’s Eyes

Did you know that 80% of the UV exposure you will ever receive through your eyes occurs before you are 18 years of age? Children’s eyes are much more sensitive to Ultra Violet Light from the sun as well as blue light from LCD TV’s, mobile phones, laptops, desktop computers and tablets. That’s why protecting their eyes at an early age is so important. Here is an infographic from the folks at Essilor showing the dangers of certain lights to our children’s eyes.  As we move into nice weather, now is the time to consider a good pair of sunglasses for your children and a pair for you too. Why do children eyes need extra protection
2023-12-15T11:22:15-05:00March 12th, 2014|Eyeglasses, Fun facts, People, Sunglasses|0 Comments
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