Synsenteret Stavanger carries both glasses and sunglasses from the Italian brand, Carrera. Carrera sunglasses have over the last fifty years established an excellent reputation for combining practicality with unique, color designs. The Italian eyewear designer draws inspiration both from classic sportscars and modern street culture. The brand offers a wide range of original sunglasses for both genders, as well as kids.
Carrera was established by Wilhelm Anger in Austria in 1956. The glasses and name were inspired by the sportscar-race, Carrera Panamerica, that was held in Mexico in the 1950s. In 1964, Anger filed a patent for a unique material called Optyl. This material weighs 20% less than the commonly used acetat, and offers a number of advantages, including being allergy-friendly. Optyl will also shape according to the user’s face, which increases the comfort. Even fifty year after being established Carrera is as popular today. Many of today’s celebrities have fallen in love with the brand, including Rihanna and Alicia Keys.