RAEN is handmade and independent– driven by the horizons we seek. Designed in California we are undeniably influenced by the salt in the air and the lives we lead. Our search for an authentic and yet modern classic style keeps us evolving and inventive. We are passionate about every step of our process and are committed to making eyewear that makes you proud to wear.
Our process is seamless from start to finish, with meticulous attention to detail and quality from each cut and screw to every subtle nuance. Every pair of RAEN frames are designed in our California design studio and made to our exact original vision. All of our acetate is a unique and custom combination for our line, and every frame is built with hand-guided cutting, and then hand polished to finish. All of our lenses are manufactured by Carl Zeiss Vision, completing the process that makes every single frame RAEN.
All RAEN eyewear is produced from the highest grade cellulose acetate, a high quality plastic originating from the renewable resources of wood pulp and natural cotton fibers. Acetate retains its color brightness impeccably over time because its hue is embedded in the material rather than sprayed on, which also prevents any color peeling. It contains unique aging stabilizers that prevent fading, yellowing or other discoloration from UV light or skin contact. Acetate is also hypoallergenic, making it safe for those with sensitive skin.
Every pair of RAEN frames are handmade. Each front shape is cut from a single flat sheet of acetate, following the precise design set forward from our California design studio. Opticians always prefer to work with handmade acetate frames because they can be heated and molded to achieve the optimum fit. They also offer the wearer more flexibility and comfort.
These temples can be balanced and adjusted for the ideal fit to any face shape. Each temple is constructed with strong, long-lasting hardware to prevent bending and warping, keeping your ideal fit, ideal.
Wire Core & Hinges
Each temple has a wire core embedded in it. This piece of hardware is what holds the temple shape, and keeps your favorite pair of shades fitting your subtle nuances for a long time to come. Because the hinge is mounted to this wire core it gives the frame strength throughout its entire construction.
All RAEN Optics are outfitted with CR-39 lenses or CR-39 Polarized lenses manufactured by Carl Zeiss Vision. These industry leading lenses provide 100% UVA / UVB protection. All RAEN lenses can be swapped out for prescription lenses to transform your optics into customized RX optics. Visit any optician to have your RAEN optics outfitted with prescription lenses.
All RAEN Optics are outfitted with CR-39 or CR-39 Polarized lenses manufactured by Carl Zeiss Vision. CR-39 is a material highly resistant to abrasions making it a preferred choice for sunglass lenses, and the perfect complement to handmade acetate frames. It can sustain continuous use in temperatures up to 212°F and is resistant to gamma radiation, material fatigue, and aging. All RAEN sun lenses provide 100% UVA and UVB protection for optimum visual comfort and superior eye protection.
Most orders placed by 11 am PST Monday through Friday will ship the same day from Oceanside, CA. Delivery can be delayed by additional order verification, product availability, and delivery conditions. We are closed and do not ship orders out on all major U.S. holidays.
Free FedEx 2-Day Shipping
Free FedEx 2-Day Shipping is available exclusively to the U.S. on orders over $150. FedEx 2-Day packages are delivered Monday through Friday.
Free USPS Priority Mail Shipping
Free USPS Priority Mail Shipping is available exclusively to the U.S. on orders over $50.
If you are ordering from, or shipping to, outside of the United States you will be responsible for any and all local taxes, duties or other similar charges or impositions (including VAT) associated with your purchase upon receipt of package. By placing your order you agree that you will be responsible for and will pay as due all of such amounts, as applicable.
Restrictions & Exclusions
RAEN does not ship to hotels. Orders received to be shipped to hotels will be held for an alternative address or cancelled.
Free Shipping is not available with some promotions and other restrictions may apply.
RAEN accepts returns made within 30 days of purchase from raen.com. Items must be returned with the complementary accessories, all packaging, and any promotional items shipped to you. Shipping fees are not refundable. The purchaser is responsible for return shipping fees, RAEN does not offer free return shipping. Unfortunately RAEN is unable to process exchanges. To return an item, go to your Order History and select the order you would like to return an item for to begin the process. Once approved, an RMA Number and further instructions will be emailed to you directly. You can contact Customer Support for additional help.
In all instances (save returns to us as undeliverable) you should contact our customer services to request a return and the relevant return address. A refund will be issued to you following their receipt at that address within 30 days of that date. If goods are returned as undeliverable, you will be contacted by email for confirmation of the delivery address. If no reply is received within a reasonable period and in any event within 30 days of the return of the goods, then a refund will be made within 30 days of that date.
We may refuse to accept future orders from those who have made previous unsubstantiated claims for non-delivery of goods. Refunds will be limited to the maximum value of the original order, including delivery charges and will only be issued against the same credit or debit card account as supplied to pay for the goods. We reserve the right to proportionately reduce the level of the refund if only some of the original quantity of eyeglasses or related products is returned, or if it is clear that some of the products have been used. In the case of goods returned under your cooling off right, these must be returned undamaged and unused to qualify for a full refund.