Shady Grove Eye & Vision Care
15200 Shady Grove Rd #100 Rockville MD 20850 +1 301-670-1212 $$

(301) 281-6831

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Silhouette®: An Outline of Innovative Eyewear Design

Your eyeglasses don’t just help you see better—they’re also your most prominent fashion accessory. This is why it’s essential to find a pair that reflects your personality. Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care offers a wide range of high-quality eyeglasses that can address your visual needs as well as your style preferences. Our Silhouette® selection is one of the most popular options because of its unique design and visual benefits. Read on as your reliable optometrist explains all about Silhouette.

About the Brand

Silhouette was founded in Linz, Austria, in 1964 by Arnold and Anneliese Schmied. The goal was to manufacture fashion eyewear that was slimmer and lighter, improving both comfort and style. Combining technology, innovation, and design, the Schmieds developed frames without any rims, hinges, or screws.

Silhouette’s revolutionary “frameless” design put the brand on the map. In fact, Queen Elizabeth II started using Silhouette eyeglasses in 1982. She is frequently spotted sporting the Model 1899, a handmade pair that’s composed of a unique polymer combination. The company also handles the production and design of the Adidas® Performance eyewear line.

Even the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) took interest in Silhouette’s premier craftsmanship. Since 2002, NASA has collaborated with the brand to develop lightweight eyewear that can reduce an astronaut’s risk of sustaining injuries. NASA’s optometrists combined Silhouette’s Titan Minimal Art designer model frames with dark-tinted lenses to produce an optical device weighing only 1.8 grams.

Award-Winning Design and Collection

Silhouette eyewear is typically made of titanium, making it almost weightless yet surprisingly durable. Its rimless and screw-free features make it a popular option for many individuals. We have developed different collections to suit your preferences. Our Urban Lite collection, for example, showcases an ultra-sleek look, making it the lightest and thinnest full-rim frame on the market. It even won the prestigious iF Design Award in 2015 for its excellent design and build.

Silhouette eyewear can be customized according to your needs. We’ll first perform a comprehensive eye exam to determine your specific visual acuity and frame measurements. Call us today at (301) 859-4060 or complete our form to learn more about Silhouette and our other optical device options. We serve Rockville, MD, and Alexandria, VA.

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15200 Shady Grove Road, Suite 100
Rockville, MD, 20850

Contact Information

Phone: (301) 670-1212

Shady Grove Care Hours

In addition to our office hours, we offer a 24-hour emergency answering service available to all established patients.

Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Appointment Only
Sunday: Closed

Additional Notes

We will not be open on Saturday, September 18, 2021

We will no longer be open on Saturdays starting in October until further notice.