NEW! Maui Jim Optical Collection

mj-alabaster-optical-612x612-social-media-570x5701Kennedy & Perkins has been chosen as one of 35 optical shops worldwide to showcase the new Maui Jim Optical Collection. Over the years, Maui Jim has become synonymous for comfort and cutting-edge protection from the sun with some of the finest sunglasses made anywhere.

Now Maui Jim has taken those years of expertise and created a new collection of prescription eyeglass frames that are structurally designed to balance aesthetics, fit and integrity in a broad assortment of styles and materials. See them in New Haven exclusively at Kennedy & Perkins.

 

2017-05-22T10:56:39-05:00December 5th, 2016|Eyeglasses|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.

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2017-05-22T10:56:39-05:00May 13th, 2015|Eyeglasses, Fun facts, 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 how frustrating that can be. A few years ago we introduced a program that was unique in the optical industry that allows you to try eyewear 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.

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2017-05-22T10:56:39-05:00February 16th, 2015|Eyeglasses|0 Comments

A New You In 2015

Make 2015 your year with a new look and a new pair of designer eyeglasses from Kennedy & Perkins. Stop in today to any of our 6 convenient locations and we will help see a better year ahead!

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2017-05-22T10:56:39-05:00January 9th, 2015|Eyeglasses, Stores|0 Comments

SALT Optics

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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.

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2017-05-22T10:56:39-05:00October 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.

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2017-05-22T10:56:39-05:00July 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.

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2017-05-22T10:56:39-05:00July 8th, 2014|Eyeglasses, Fun facts, Sunglasses|0 Comments

Undercover LASIK Surgery Investigation

We are all about seeing better. Whether that is a regular eye exam, a new pair of eyeglasses, sunglasses, or contact lenses, Kennedy & Perkins wants to help you and your family see better. We know a lot of people who get LASIK surgery. We are not Anti-LASIK, but smart LASIK. We know a lot of good LASIK surgeons. LASIK is not the answer to all eye problems and isn’t for everyone. Nothing is 100%. Choosing the wrong surgeon can lead to disastrous consequences as this video from The Dr. Oz Show last October will highlight. Here is a YouTube copy of that video and a link to The Dr. Oz website.

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2017-05-22T10:56:40-05:00June 9th, 2014|Exams, Eyeglasses|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.

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2017-05-22T10:56:40-05:00March 12th, 2014|Eyeglasses, Fun facts, People, Sunglasses|0 Comments

Line Of Sight

We have a proud and long history here in the New Haven area. There was a University before there was a country. We love taking a look back as much as we love looking forward. Did you know that the first eyeglasses available in the US (about the time Yale was founded) cost about $200? That would be equivalent to $6,000 in today’s dollars, so keep that in mind next time you look at all the great styles in eyewear we sell in the $250 to $500 range. Here is an infographic from the folks at Unity Lenses that gives us nice short history of eyeglasses and a compelling reason for all eyeglass wearers to consider the technological advances of digital lenses available today.

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2017-05-22T10:56:40-05:00February 12th, 2014|Eyeglasses, Fun facts|0 Comments
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