Vanguard Optical 01
Reclaimed redwood: Vanguard Optical 01 features a matte black wire frame with polished black acetate temples and hypoallergenic clear nose pads. Reclaimed redwood side inlays complete the look.
Frame Color: Polished Black
Metal: Matte Black
Signature Side Inlay: Reclaimed Redwood
Nose Pads: Clear
Classic half-rim: We set out to create the perfect half-rim glasses using only the finest materials and best craftsmanship. Each frame is meticulously handmade in Japan. The Vanguard shape was designed to be comfortable and flattering on all face shapes. Its wire-core acetate temples are highly adjustable and provide a more comfortable and substantial feel than traditional all-wire temples. Its surgical-grade stainless-steel construction and smooth, high-quality hinges ensure these will be your favorite glasses for years to come.
15% of net proceeds from the sales of our Optical collection will go to support the Northern California Chapter of Vision to Learn. Vision to Learn provides free eye exams and glasses to children in low income areas. Learn more about Vision to Learn here.
Check out our social mission and charitable commitment here.
White Glove Rx Service: If ordering with prescription lenses, a member of our specially trained optical team will email once your order is received to obtain your prescription and will be on hand throughout the whole prescription process. Once your prescription is received, the order should ship within 5 business days.
All prescription lenses are made with high-quality and impact resistant polycarbonate material that blocks 100% of UV rays and includes an Anti-Reflective coating.
In March of 1958, the American satellite project Vanguard 1 launched into orbit. It still circles the Earth today as the oldest man-made satellite. In recognition of this achievement, our Vanguard frame celebrates the spirit of an era when mankind reached for the cosmos; it's our modern take on the classic half-frame shape.
All Westward Leaning sunglasses are designed to be flattering and comfortable on every face. Our handmade acetate frames are highly adjustable for the perfect fit, from very loose to very tight. Learn more about how to adjust the fit of your glasses here.
Curious about relative sizing? Compare our frames here.
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