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SALT. Eyewear – Designed in California and Handcrafted in Japan
Carytown Optical: SALT. Eyewear Merchant in Richmond, Virginia

Carytown Optical is a reliable SALT. eyewear dealer in RVA, offering high-quality SALT. luxury sunglasses and eyeglasses that are bold and exciting. SALT. is an independent premium eyewear brand from coastal California that is committed to quality construction and timeless design inspired by effortless beauty. Since its founding in 2006, SALT. wants you to have the finest and most comfortable fitting glasses, that is timeless and lasts.

Designed in California by opticians, their eyewear products capture the casual elegance of California’s aspirational lifestyle. They create eyewear that reflects the Golden State’s natural beauty, drawing inspiration from the sandy beaches, snow-capped mountains, and pristine deserts.

At SALT. Their product philosophy centers around finding the delicate balance of optics, materials, and style to achieve the perfect fit. They do this by combining their extensive knowledge of optical properties, high standards of Japanese craftsmanship, and deep passion for eyewear heritage. Each piece of SALT. eyewear has its own fingerprint that will last for generations. From inspiration, to materials, to construction, SALT. believes that eyewear should do more than just look good; it should fit perfectly too.

Visit our optical shoppe in Carytown to discover the unique SALT. Eyewear collections. We accept phone orders and ship eyewear directly to your doorstep.

Salt. History and Eyewear Strategy

Founded in 2006 by David Rose and Taylor Whisenand, Salt transforms the California coastal beauty into cool upscale eye and sunglasses. Salt. Eyewear is handcrafted to the highest specifications by Japanese artisans using solely the finest materials available, from handmade cellulose acetate to Japanese aerospace grade titanium. Their acetate is produced from cotton seeds and wood pulp, which allows it to be hypoallergenic and sustainable. SALT. Aerospace grade Japanese titanium provides an impressive strength to weight ratio, giving even bold frames a featherweight feel. Our titanium is hypoallergenic and is engineered to support perfect optics.


 Each SALT. Frame utilizes functional pins, riveted hinges, and specific thickness transitions that guaranty your frames can be adjusted and repaired over time, providing the perfect fit for decades to come. The high-quality construction is not solely about beauty and luxurious finishes, it’s also about durability. It is eyewear that is made to last and will stand up to the rigors of a life well lived.

Each piece of SALT. Eyewear is designed with an understanding of prescription lens surfacing, providing the highest optical experience to the wearer. The proprietary lens offering of SALT. utilizes the most advanced coatings, filters, and optics to create an optimized viewing field. Incorporating a depth of knowledge of how the human brain interprets visual information taken in by the eye, SALT. has engineered lenses that deliver the perfect balance of color, contrast, and light transmission.

Working with the highest optical grade glass and cr-39 materials, SALT. Superior polar lenses channel reflected light, eliminating glare, and optimizing the viewing field.  Salt. Wellness anti-reflective coating greatly reduces the amount of reflected light, protecting your eyes and skin in any light condition.

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