• December 2, 2014

    We modeled our octagonal readers on the Bagua, an eight-sided Feng-Shui tool. Better sight and better balance, all at once.

    Balance the eight sides of your life in these Feng Shui-inspired frames. Inspired by the eight-sided Feng Shui bagua tool these frames are unique in shape and bring a balanced blend of class and playfulness to the fresh faces that sport them. Handmade acetate available in three colorways.

     

    Eyemusement Bagua Reader. Shown in Dark Purple/Green

    Eyemusement Bagua Reader. Shown in Dark Purple/Green

  • November 5, 2014

    Clark Kent has nothing on you. Metropolis has a new super man in town!
    Large classic frames with modern angled bottom rim and teardrop lens shape. Our distinguished yet hip reincarnation of a trend that seems to transcend decades. From The Man of Steel to Woody Allen to Buddy Holly to (insert your name here!).

    Metro: Shown in Black/Black

  • October 15, 2014

    We’re adding new colors ALL. THE. TIME. And just in time for breast cancer awareness month our Pink Mirrored lenses have arrived! Now, to figure out which pair of sunnies to put these in….

    Just in time for breast cancer awareness month #BCAM

    Just in time for breast cancer awareness month #BCAM

  • September 8, 2014

    Fall is almost here!  We’re joining Fashion Group International for the Fall Style Show at Mercedes-Benz and we can’t wait!  Check out the details below, get yourself a ticket, and come join us!

    There will even be a chance to win tickets to NYC for fashion week.

    FGI of Minneapolis-St.Paul and Mercedes-Benz of Maplewood Present:

    Mercedes-Benz & Fashion: A Perfect Combination

    Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CDT)

    Join us for a delightful evening of luxury, fashion & style. The evening fashion showcase will include fashions for Men & Women from the fall collections of Allen Edmonds & Kokoon with a backdrop of luxury vehicles by Mercedes-Benz.

    6:00pm-7:30pm: Social Hour including complimentary Hors d’oeurves & Wine

    7:30pm-8:30pm: Fashion Showcase & Program

    http://www.eventbrite.com/e/fgi-mercedes-benz-of-maplewood-present-mercedes-benz-fashion-a-perfect-combination-tickets-12043752187?aff=eorg

  • May 22, 2014

    Last Saturday, Fantom Optics was involved with Serving Our Troops at St. Paul’s Xcel Center.  More than 200 National Guard are deploying but before they leave, Serving Our Troops treated them and their families to a steak lunch.

    Over 6,000 cookies were baked, 3,000 steaks were grilled and more than 2,800 heros and their families shared a meal. Since 2004, over 70,000 steaks have been served to our troops and their families. Join Fantom Optics, and help us support our troops in 2014.

    CBS has a great video you can watch here.

    Check out our photos below:

    Serving Our Troops

     

    Serving Our Troops

    Serving Our Trops

    Serving Our Troops

    Serving Our Troops

    Serving Our Troops

    Serving Our Troops

    Serving Our Troops

     

     

     

     

  • May 20, 2014
    Eyemusement Bagua Reader. Shown in Dark Purple/Green

    Eyemusement Bagua Reader. Shown in Dark Purple/Green

    We modeled our octagonal readers on the Bagua, an eight-sided Feng-Shui tool. Better sight and better balance, all at once. Eyemusement Reader available in 2 colorways. Shop Now

  • May 13, 2014

    Fantom Optics continues a tradition of “Serving Our Troops.” Since 2004 Fantom Optics has actively supported and participated in the Serving Our Troops program. The premise is simple, dinner with your family.

    As Serving Our Troops prepares to embark on its upcoming projects Fantom Optics will once again be a part of the supporting team. Beginning May 1st, 2014 Fantom Optics will offer a limited edition Support our Troops lens cleaner. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the Serving Our Troops organization.

    “Since its inception, Serving Our Troops has been about one thing only, saying thank you to the men and women who risk their lives every day to keep this country safe. It’s an amazing organization with an amazing group of volunteers. Everybody at Fantom Optics is proud to be involved with it.” - Dan Galles, Fantom Optics President

    We are asking you to Support Our Troops by purchasing this limited edition lens cleaning product and helping Fantom Optics serve it up for our troops!

    For information on Serving Our Troops please visit www.servingourtroops.com

    Limited Edition Lens Cleaner

    Limited Edition Lens Cleaner

  • May 12, 2014
    Eyemusement Business as Usual - shown in brown bark

    Eyemusement Business as Usual – shown in brown bark

    The Business as Usual frames might play it safe, but they certainly attract and unusual amount of attention. Available in 3 colorways. Shop now!

  • May 5, 2014
    Eyemusement Frame of the week: Earhart Sunglasses

    Eyemusement Frame of the week: Earhart Sunglasses

    Just as adventurous as their namesake, our take on aviator sunglasses bends expectations. Shop now!

  • May 2, 2014

     

    Eyemusement Bookmarks

    Eyemusement Bookmarks See Stars

    Did you know that every pair of Eyemusement frames comes with a fun little bookmark? They are so adorable. Be sure to check us out on Twitter for sneak peaks! More about Eyemusement:  A full collection of readers and sunglasses are offered in 15 styles and 35 colorways. The packaging is  recycled and biodegradable materials and all pairs come with their own bag that doubles as a cleaning cloth. Learn more at eyemusement.com

  • April 28, 2014
    Frame of the Week Evelyn

    Evelyn Eyemusement Reader – Shown in Merlot/Black

    Who doesn’t love the retro cat’s eye shape? We made sure our cat’s eye readers raise eyebrows. Fashion eyewear, vintage inspired, stylish readers. Available in 2 colorways. Shop now!

  • April 24, 2014

    Have you checked out our new line of stylish readers, AND sunglasses? If not, you should. You won’t be disappointed. Eyemusement joined the Fantom family this year and we are SO excited to bring you such fun, vintage-style sunnies, frames, and readers. Eyemusement was recently featured in Midwest Living Magazine! As a Minnesota-based company we’re honored to work with local designers Mary Jane Pappas and Susan Moore to continue to launch new styles and colorways.

    Minnesota-based company, Eyemusement featured in Midwest Living Magazine

    Minnesota-based company, Eyemusement featured in Midwest Living Magazine

  • April 21, 2014

    Eyemusement Monaco

    Our Monaco sunglasses remind us of the glamour of the French Riviera. Princess Grace? Brigitte Bardot? The paparazzi may get flashbacks when they spot these sunnies.  The Monaco is available in two colorways. Shop now!

  • April 8, 2014
    The Metro Frame - Eyemusement by Fantom Optics

    The Metro – Eyemusement by Fantom Optics

     

    We imagine the Metro wearer as a little bit of everything: businessman during the week, soccer stud on Saturdays, and haute chef at night.  The Metro is a reader, available in 2 colorways.  www.eyemusement.com

  • November 15, 2013

    Acculab of IL- workin hard!

  • October 7, 2013
    Fantom Optics Team

    Fantom Optics Team

  • September 30, 2013

    ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA – Fantom Optics based in St. Paul, MN is preparing for their attendance at the upcoming Vision Expo West in Las Vegas, NV. Vision Expo West is the world’s most inclusive ophthalmic conference and expo with more than 475 exhibitors, 5,000 brands and 375 hours of continuing education. Fantom sources high-quality products from markets around the world and provides products and services to traditional and on-line optical retailers.

    “The expo is a great opportunity for our team to meet with key vendor, and wholesale partners,” said Dan Galles, President of Fantom Optics. “Our entire team will travel to Las Vegas to attend the show and continue to build and strengthen both new and existing partnerships. There is a great deal of change and innovation happening within our industry and Vision Expo West is an important place to be connected to what’s happening.”

    ABOUT FANTOM OPTICS
    Fantom Optics offers Distinctive Sunwear, Exceptional Quality, and Extraordinary Value. To learn more about Fantom Optics, please visit fantomoptics.com or call 800.322.6644

    ABOUT INTERNATIONAL VISION EXPO & CONFERENCE
    “International Vision Expos, the worldwide conference and exhibition for eye care and eyewear, are trade-only events which draw more than 30,000 eye care professionals each year. Co-owned by Reed Exhibitions and The Vision Council, International Vision Expo gives back to the entire ophthalmic community. Proceeds from International Vision Expo are used by The Vision Council to educate consumers about the importance of vision care and the options in eyewear and other related products. In 2012, The Vision Council reached millions of consumers with its messages through marketing materials, public relations outreach and strategic partnerships.” For more information and to register, please visit www.visionexpowest.com.

  • September 9, 2013

    ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA – Fantom Optics announced today that Sarah Keys will be the Director of Marketing. In this role Sarah will manage PR, Social Media initiatives, and SEO strategies for the Saint Paul, MN-based optical product and marketing firm.

    “Sarah gives our team the chance to improve how we serve our existing customers,” said Dan Galles, President and CEO of Fantom Optics. “She will also help us continue to expand into new markets.  It is estimated that by 2020 as much as 30% of sunglasses and single vision glasses will be bought over Internet.  Sarah will help us make sure Fantom is positioned to serve our customers as the industry continues to evolve.”

    In addition to Sarah’s marketing role she will also support operations and business development within Fantom’s existing wholesale and retail channels. Sarah previously held a position with Fantom Optics managing the sales and operation of Fantom’s Lens cleaner; Diamond Glaze. With experience in both small business and corporate arena, Sarah’s skillset aligns with the goals and expansion opportunities for Fantom Optics.

    Sarah holds a B.S in Marketing and Management from St. Catherine’s University, St. Paul, MN. With personal ties to the community Sarah is eager to grow the local St. Paul brand and product lines.

    Fantom Optics supports traditional and online optical retail customers with distinctive lenses and optical products. To learn more about Fantom Optics, please visit fantomoptics.com

    Distinctive Sunwear, Exceptional Quality, and Extraordinary Value.

    Contact:

    Dan Galles

    dgalles@fantomoptics.com

    800.322.6644

     

  • January 2, 2013

    Fantom Optics announced today it has formed a strategic partnership with Eyemusement, a Minnesota-based company that sells unique, stylish designer reading and sunglasses.  The agreement involves both sales and operations for both companies.  Fantom will be able to bring Eyemusement’s unique frames and glasses to new customer channels while helping Eyemusement manage and expand outreach to additional online customer groups.

    Fantom Optics is excited to be able to introduce the Eyemusement Reader and Sun Reader   product lines to our existing distribution channels, said Dan Galles, President of Fantom Optics.  It continues Fantom’s ability to offer the market place new, premium quality optical accessories at a time when the market continues to expand and evolve especially via the internet.

    This deal makes sense for everyone involved because we are both like-minded companies that operate on the principles of high-quality products, fairness, honesty, and customer service, said Susan Moore, Eyemusement President.  ”Our companies complement each other and this partnership allows us both to expand into new areas.

    About Fantom Optics
    Fantom Optics is a resource for the optical industry, providing customers with access to products, services, and support.  Fantom has the proven expertise and established resources to develop customized product offerings for specific market segments while also maintaining a scale of operations to make sure its customers always have the support and product they need to be successful.  To learn more, please visit www.fantomoptics.com

    About Eyemusement
    Eyemusement’s mission is to draw inspiration from all sources–retro American looks, vintage French style, chic friends, nature, and Feng Shui, to name a few–and reinterpret these into modern reading glasses and sunglasses. Our glasses are unique in coloration and design, and are handcrafted from the finest acetates and metals. Eyemusement products appeal across cultures and generations, and our price point is such that anyone can afford a truly exceptional pair of glasses.

  • September 9, 2012

    Vision Expo West 2012

  • June 1, 2012

    ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA – Fantom Optics announced today it has named Jessica Langness to the position of customer service team leader. Langness will be responsible to developing and managing relationships with key customer groups and organizations. She will also help manage marketing for the company’s customer sunwear optical product line. Langness’ focus will be on key Fantom accounts throughout the continental United States.

    “We are very excited to be able to add Jessica to our team,” said Dan Galles, Fantom Optics President. “Her experience working with different retail customer groups will help us as we expand product lines and relationships with key customer groups. She will be a key part of our future plans to grow our company.”

    About Fantom Optics
    Fantom provides a growing list of high quality optical products and services to wholesale and other distribution channel customers. The company has been serving customers from almost four decades, starting first by helping people clear and clean lenses by using Diamond Glaze. Customer relationships developed by first selling lens cleaner and related products served as the foundation to help expand the company and its product line. For additional information, please visit fantomoptics.com or call 800-322-6644.

  • January 1, 2012

    ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA – Fantom Optics based in St. Paul introduces Fantom Rimless custom clip-on sunwear. It is the latest addition to the premium family of clip-ons which also includes the FantomClip (semi-rimless), and the UltimateClip (top bar, fits every frame).

    The Fantom Rimless is light weight, fits 98% of a frame board and offers a base curve matching system. The Fantom Rimless utilizes a patented 3 point, non-invasive, mounting system that allows for a clean, sleek look. It is a great addition to any second pair program. Dan Galles, Fantom Optics President said “We are thrilled to deliver this revolutionary product to the market. Once again Fantom Optics leads the way in custom clip-on innovation.”

    Fantom Optics offers Distinctive Sunwear, Exceptional Quality, and Extraordinary Value.
    Fantom Optics www.fantomoptics.com 800.322.6644

  • August 13, 2011

    ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA – Fantom Optics based in St. Paul, MN welcomes Jim Tooke to our independent sales team. Jim’s depth of industry knowledge and personal relationships brings Fantom Optics and its custom sunwear collection unparalleled exposure.

    Fantom Optics is excited to have Jim Tooke’s expertise with the recent release of the Fantom Rimless Custom Clip-on. Jim will be managing key Fantom accounts through out the Midwest and Southern United States.

    Dan Galles, Fantom Optics President said “We are thrilled to have Jim as a member of our team. To be able to work with someone with that level of experience is a great opportunity for Fantom Optics.”

    Fantom Optics offers Distinctive Sunwear, Exceptional Quality, and Extraordinary Value.

    For additional information contact Dan Galles
    Fantom Optics www.fantomoptics.com 800.322.6644

  • July 15, 2011

    ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA – Fantom Optics based in St. Paul, MN continues a tradition of “Serving Our Troops.” Since 2004 Fantom Optics has actively supported and participated in the Serving Our Troops program. The premise is simple, dinner with your family.

    As Serving Our Troops prepares to embark on its 11th and largest effort yet Fantom Optics will once again be a part of the supporting team. Beginning November 1st, 2011 Fantom Optics will offer a limited edition Support our Troops lens cleaner. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the Serving Our Troops organization.

    Dan Galles, Fantom Optics President said “Since its inception, Serving Our Troops has been about one thing only, saying thank you to the men and women who risk their lives every day to keep this country safe. It’s an amazing organization with an amazing group of volunteers. Everybody at Fantom Optics is proud to be involved with it.”

    We are asking you to Support Our Troops by purchasing this limited edition lens cleaning product and helping Fantom Optics serve it up for our troops!

    Fantom Optics offers Distinctive Sunwear, Exceptional Quality, and Extraordinary Value.

    For information on Serving Our Troops please visit www.servingourtroops.com

    For additional information contact Dan Galles
    Fantom Optics www.fantomoptics.com 800.322.6644