Entirely handmade in Italy, our glasses are produced by some of the world’s best eyewear manufacturers, known for their experimentation with new production techniques, finishings, materials and detailing.
Each Retrosuperfuture® product is made of two basic structural pieces: the frame, which can be made entirely of cellulose acetate, entirely of metal, or a combination of the two materials, and top quality lenses. By teaming with exclusive lens companies like ZEISS and Barberini, Retrosuperfuture® eyewear was added a layer of quality eye-protection perfect for an extended everyday use.
Sunglasses are meant to protect your eyes from UV radiation and potentially harmful glare. UV radiation is extremely dangerous both during Winter and Summer months; glare, on the other hand, reduces the clarity of vision and can cause headache and severe pain for the eyes. Sunglasses with high quality lenses can reduce the light energy that reaches your eyes, protecting you from harmful UV rays. All Retrosuperfuture® sunglasses are clearly labelled, specifying lens category rating—from 0 to 4. While eyeglasses can be worn purely for fashion purposes, their primary function is to correct the wearer’s vision. Corrective eyewear is usually used to alleviate the effects of nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hypermetropia) or astigmatism. Since the corrective eyewear needs to be worn for long periods of time, optical frames need to be comfortable, lightweight, resilient, easy to use and clean. Retrosuperfuture® optical frames are all carefully designed to be worn throughout the day, ensuring optimal comfort and wearability without sacrificing their aesthetics.
Cleaning and Maintenance
All eyewear should be frequently cleaned and upkept to preserve their original characteristics and functionality. Your eyewear should be cleaned regularly and thoroughly under running water and dried with a soft cloth, usually provided with the glasses. We do not recommend wiping the lenses with a cloth while dry, since dust can be abrasive. To preserve the lenses and the frame, never lean your glasses upside-down and keep them in their case in a dry place when not used. Never leave your glasses under direct sunlight in a non-ventilated space since it will likely cause irreparable damage.
Glasses are one of most commonly used pieces of medical equipment, and therefore should be perfectly comfortable and easy to wear throughout the day. All Retrosuperfuture® glasses can be shaped to fit your individual needs. The arms of all Retrosuperfuture® frames have a metallic core, that can be easily adjusted to fit your particular face shape. These adjustments can be made bu your nearest optometrist. For acetate frames: the cellulose acetate is a malleable material that can be modified and shaped through time to fit your size and use. If your glasses tend to slide out of place, hurt your ears or are crooked, you can take your eyeglasses to an optometrist for adjustment. For metallic frames: metallic frames can be adapted to your individual needs by tightening or widening the silicon nose pads. If your glasses tend to slide out of place, the screws on pad arms can be tightened with a small screwdriver. To find the perfect fit, the silicon pads can be pushed further apart or closer with thumb and index finger. These adjustments can be made by your nearest optometrist. Please note that Retrosuperfuture® is not liable for any damage.