Upon walking into the new high-end eyewear boutique The Oculus, you become aware of something truly special. Greeted by consultants who offer smart solutions and fashion forward advice, you discover you have entered a treasure trove of exclusive eyewear and accessories at this brand new addition to the trendy De Waterkant shopping district in Cape Town.
The Oculus has managed to introduce a completely new concept in eyewear shopping – a world where bespoke service meets couture fashion, and one-on-one care and attention is the order of the day. The in-house optometrist offers advanced testing technology available for the first time in South Africa, while their range of eyewear is truly unmatched. Home to many exclusive brands such as Tom Davies, Tom Ford, Cartier, DSquared, MYKITA, Tavat, CoLab and Persol, many of the lines they stock are different from any other eyewear retailer in South Africa. Providing both eyeglass frames and sunglasses straight from the runways and European trade shows, The Oculus’ collection of eyewear will make an impression on anyone looking for something different.
Optometrist and Owner, Pieter Steyn, has seen a life-long passion come to fruition at The Oculus, and has a vision for offering an intelligent, one-on-one experience that is truly unique in South Africa. Almost always on site and available, Pieter has furthermore introduced a new ‘bespoke service’, where frames can be custom made for clients, offering the world renowned Tom Davies Eyewear. As exclusive agents to Tom Davies in Southern Africa, one can completely customize the design, size, material and colour of your spectacles or shades. This is done through millimetre perfect measurements, where the shape and size are customized to fit your face and style. With a Couture and Bespoke line, and recently seen on stars such as Angelina Jolie in The Tourist, it’s no wonder the Financial Times called Tom’s frames “…the most exclusive glasses in the world”.
Another unique element to The Oculus, is their advanced in-house technology, which allows for advanced eye testing and consulting unlike anything seen before in South Africa. Amongst other things, it can assess your night vision, through their HD Eye Exam™ so that your refraction experience will be as different as night and day. Using the latest wavefront technology they can perform a Custom Wavefront Refraction™ to instantly assess your vision. Their high definition exam allows them to show you what a headlight will look like to you without correction and how they can help bring your night vision into focus. Ultimately, the team at The Oculus wants their customers to better understand the science of what is going on behind the creation of their lenses, to not only help them see better but look better too.
The Oculus makes it easy for customers who are looking for high-end designer eyewear to find their perfect shades, as their variety is by no means meek and the white-palette like displays really draw you in to pick up those frames and try them on. In addition to bespoke eyewear, The Oculus retails designer bags and accessories from Gianfranco Ferre, Mandarina Duck, and a few other labels, in order to offer a complete fashion accessory shopping experience. They also sport the biggest collection of Tom Ford glasses in South Africa, adding another reason to visit their boutique.
To view The Oculus’s exciting new boutique, please visit them at Showroom 4, The Hudson, Corner of Strand and Hudson Street, De Waterkant, Cape Town. You can contact them on 021-421 0023, or visit their website on www.theoculus.co.za