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About CarreraCarrera is a European sports/fashion eyewear brand recognised for its sporty yet chic designs. The brand has been specialising in eyewear for 60 years and truly understands what goes into a fantastic pair of glasses. You are assured the highest quality and impeccable design.
History of the BrandThe Carrera brand was launched in Austria by Wilhelm Anger. Founded in 1956 as a sport goggles company, Anger chose to name his business after the Carrera Panamericana; arguably the longest, fastest and most dangerous car race in the world. Since then, the brand has kept a strong link to a variety of sports, adding ski goggles, cycling and sport glasses as well as sport-inspired fashion eyewear to their collections. Carrera has never been a brand to follow convention. From the beginning, Anger was dedicated to finding new ways of crafting outstanding eyewear. In 1964 he developed a new substance and called it Optyl. This patented plastic is harder wearing than acetate while weighing 20% less. It changed the way that many plastic glasses frames were made and is still a material of choice for high end glasses today. Throughout Carrera’s history they have been at the forefront of design. For example, in 1979 collaboration with Ferdinand Alexander Porsche led to the launch of the Carrera Porsche Design Collection. This included folding glasses and interchangeable lenses. Following the success of their sports eyewear, 1981 saw the launch of Carrera’s prescription frames. Their world class design and technical innovation was suddenly available for people who required vision correction in everyday life. That same year the sales network expanded to include 80 countries and they are still recognised as a top brand for sport and fashion alike.
Carrera TodayIn 1996 the brand became part of the Safilo Group and is now based in Italy. In 2010 they began selling in the US with huge success and the brand continues to build momentum. Throughout the range you’ll notice a fusion of classic design with contemporary flair. We’re sure you’ll find something that you love. The current Carrera 6000 series is made using Anger’s patented Optyl and distinctive design. It has proven to be one of the brand’s most popular models to date. You’ll find the Carrera 6000 series at Eyewear Fashions, why not have a look?
Carrera Glasses at Eyewear FashionsWe stock a great range of Carrera glasses at Eyewear Fashions. We love the iconic design and craftsmanship of their eyewear and we’re sure you will too!We only stock genuine products and back every pair of glasses we sell with our brand authenticity guarantee. Choose to buy the frames only or select plain glass, single vision, bifocal or varifocal lenses. Registered opticians will fit your prescription lenses, ensuring your new designer glasses will perform perfectly while looking great.
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