Ted lapidus

Driven by a passion for glasses, in 1980 Salvatore Longo founded the optical shop and laboratory "Ottica Longo" and since then his passion has turned into a continuous search for original and avant-garde products that met the needs and desires of all customers.


On the threshold of 40 years of activity, Ottica Longo has decided to open a vintage section on its e-commerce website to retrace the road made during these years and offer to vintage glasses lovers authentic and quality products of the 70s - 80s and 90s.


The selection we offer includes glasses of different brands and different periods but with a common aspect: each product is unique, new and unworn.


Each pair of glasses, before being photographed and published on our website, is inspected and reviewed by our specialized opticians.


Despite being new and unworn, the glasses may have small defects and marks left by the time but this accentuate their vintage character.


Unfortunately we cannot guarantee that all glasses will be delivered with their original accessories (case, microfibre cloth, certificates) because over the years some have been lost. If the original accessories are not available, the glasses will be delivered in a "Mattra" case (our brand).


It is our duty to point out that the vintage glasses (produced in the 70s - 80s and early 90s) have technical specifications that do not comply with the current regulations on CE marking (Council Decision 93/465 / EEC of 22 July 1993) but they respect the regulations in force in the years in which they were produced. As happens in all areas, developments in the eyewear sector have brought improvements in the technical characteristics, in the components and materials of the lenses and frames, but in the past many brands have distinguished themselves precisely for the high quality of their products (Ray Ban , Persol Ratti, etc.).


In addition, the frames can be customized with lenses of various colors and types. The lenses used are made of CR 39 or nylon, made in Italy, compliant with the law and offer optimal and complete protection from UV rays.


For more information about the glasses you can contact us by phone or e-mail and we will be happy to answer your questions and advise you in choosing glasses.


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