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Tom Davies Horn Collection

I am so excited about our new Tom Davies buffalo horn frames that recently arrived at the store.  My favorite one is model TDH004.  It’s the color.  It is a beautiful variation of beige, brown, and caramel that flows from top to bottom on the frame front.  This design is a triple laminated front, meaning that three horn sheets were actually laminated together to produce a single piece.  That is how a lighter coloration was made on the front and the colors then become darker on the inlay portion closest to the face.  The temples are black and come from Indian water buffalo.  Most of the colors in the horn collection come from Indian horn, while the white color comes...

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Daniel Brunson



Transitions Academy

I am all about continuing my optical education, which is why this cold Oklahoma February seemed like good time for a conference. A conference somewhere warm and sunny perhaps. So today I arrived in Orlando for Transitions Academy. You know that cool technology that makes it possible for us to enjoy prescription lenses that darken in the sun? Transitions makes a nice variety of different kinds of photochromic lenses. I am here learning about those and other optical related areas of study. I have to give Transitions props for hosting this event in the beautiful Rosen Shingle Creek hotel in sunny Orlando, FL. This place is beautiful! I am looking forward to the rest of my trip, and I plan...

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HBE Photo Shoot

Earlier this year I decided to produce a ‘behind the scenes’ video for an eyewear fashion photo shoot.  My first thought was to use a scenic venue like WoodwardPark or the DresserMansion.  I then stumbled upon a photography studio in downtown Tulsa in a sixty year old building with perhaps as much history as Hicks Brunson Eyewear.  What a perfect fit. I wanted to do more than just show what happens at a fashion photo shoot.  I wanted to tell our story.  It is the story of a Tulsa tradition that began in 1929 and continues today. In 1929 my Great Grandfather Hicks G. Brunson came to Tulsa to open an optical dispensary for American Optical Co.  He chose an...

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Daniel Brunson