Morel releases Abelia from Koali

Morel releases Abelia from Koali

The tubular flowers and variegated foliage of the Abelia bush have inspired a range of modern, colorful and light combination frames, in which the acetate blends into the stainless steel. This twin-material combination consists of two eyepieces in grooved acetate fixed to a colored stainless steel bar. This novel frame reveals a colored line (stainless steel) on top of the eyeshape, and the lower part of the acetate front is held in place by a nylon-wire fitting for greater lightness. The frames feature outstanding color work: exclusive Koali acetate made up of strands in opaque shades and embedded in a transparent colored base to produce a rich, intense look. Abelia is available in 3 lightweight models featuring generous shapes as well as a range of blended tortoiseshells and bright colors: purple, ultramarine, fuchsia, raspberry and celadon green. All combinations emphasize the transparency of the material, offering elegant and refined frames in a range of sizes (49, 49, 51). Koali Abelia
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Rev up Your Practice Social Media in 2017!

Rev up Your Practice Social Media in 2017!

2016 may have been the year of so-so social media for your practice but that ends today. In 2017 you can boost your social media marketing, creating more engagement and exposure for your practice page.    The greatest and easiest source of Facebook engagement is sitting right under your nose… your practice staff! Your staff consists of local individuals with local friends – all of whom can and should be customers.  You can use this resource to tap into this local network by making your staff the stars!   Highlight different staff members with tags and ask them to share the posts and soon your staff stars will spread your practice name throughout their personal Facebook networks.  The best news is, this can be a very quick and easy strategy. Simply create a list of “get to know you” questions and give it to each of your staff members.  Include questions of personal interest such as, “Do you have a nickname? Where/how did you get it?  Where did you grow up? Any interesting story about your hometown or your early years?  Hobbies, pets, favorite patient story…”  You can get creative and ask leading questions that will provoke interesting or funny stories...
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Havaianas expands the launch of its first eyewear collection  worldwide

Havaianas expands the launch of its first eyewear collection worldwide

In partnership with Safilo, the brand grows its portfolio by presenting more than 80 sunglasses proposals The Havaianas Eyewear collection is one of the greatest announcements from the brand. Launched in August 2016 as avant-première in Brazil – Havaianas birthplace – the collection is ready to conquer the world! The eyewear collection is full of colors on great shapes, expressing all the fun and Brazilian mood already recognized and admired around the world in an unprecedented partnership with Safilo. The glasses bring the spirit of the Brazilian summer with many colors and surprising combinations, which, as well as flip-flops, are great for wearing from sandy beaches to urban centers. The line features four best-selling shapes of sunglasses with a variety of sizes and countless color combinations, baptized with names of famous Brazilian beach destinations: Rio, Paraty, Trancoso and Noronha. The collection represents the essence of Havaianas translated into eyewear: the sunglasses feature Havaianas comfortable rubber finishing with the famous rice pattern present in the sole of the flip-flops. On top of these four styles, the collection has a special style called Brasil, the...
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MODERN OPTICAL INTERNATIONAL  Launches GB+, a New Extended-Size Women’s Collection

MODERN OPTICAL INTERNATIONAL Launches GB+, a New Extended-Size Women’s Collection

  Value eyewear leader Modern Optical International announces the launch of GB+, a new women’s collection with extended eye sizes and temple lengths. GB+ offers great-fitting eyewear for diverse market segments so she’ll always feel confident and look beautiful. Utilizing ultra-feminine contours, the initial eight styles feature sizes ranging from 55 to 59mm, and temples measuring up to 150mm. Each style is available in three colors and combines on-trend colors and silhouettes, quality materials, and distinctive design details. Value-priced, GB+ is destined to become an essential eyewear collection. Ken Weissman, President and CEO of Modern Optical International, explains the inspiration behind GB+. “Beauty is diversity, and at Modern Optical we believe in eyewear for every woman. The creation of GB+ was inspired by global-minded fashion and the success of Modern’s very popular Geneviéve Boutique collection. With GB+ we’ve combined today’s best eyewear trends and top quality materials. GB+ eyewear not only fits right but is also priced right so every woman can celebrate her unique style.” As they say, Attitude is everything and with this style she’ll hold her...
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JAGUAR EYEWEAR PREMIERES 2017 SUN COLLECTION WITH FOCUS ON  LENS TECHNOLOGY

JAGUAR EYEWEAR PREMIERES 2017 SUN COLLECTION WITH FOCUS ON LENS TECHNOLOGY

  Eastern States Eyewear has announced the release of its 2017 Jaguar Sunglass collection with 14 new styles. A wide range of premium lens options will be offered including Polarized, Blue Blocker, Mirror, Nano lenses with AR coatings. All protect against lateral glare and provide for clearer, crisper optics. The design of the collection is comprised of an array of masculine shapes ranging from sporty to classic. Nearly all possess an easy to RX construction with no greater than a base six curve. Several clever nuances can be viewed through the collection. In styles 37162 and 37163, the pantones of the metal temples have been carefully selected to match the coloration of their corresponding mirror lenses. The temples of style 37565 subtle layered stainless steel construction allows for a multi colored nuance. Model 37566’s front sports an antique finish to demonstrate a fashionably rustic look. All styles feature the Jaguar “leaping cat” logo lightly engraved upon its lenses. Jaguar_Fun37163_A4hoch “Each style portrays the feel of sport and luxury that defines the Jaguar brand,” explained ESE Managing Director Jason Shyer. “With so many basic men’s sunglasses in...
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LIFE IS GOOD LAUNCHING EYEWEAR, SUNWEAR AND READERS COLLECTION WITH THE MCGEE GROUP

LIFE IS GOOD LAUNCHING EYEWEAR, SUNWEAR AND READERS COLLECTION WITH THE MCGEE GROUP

  Framed in optimism: Life is Good and The McGee Group have partnered to help people focus on the good through a whole new lens. The collection features 16 ophthalmic, 17 sunwear, and 10 reader styles available for men, women, teens and kids, all inspired by inspirational people, places, and works of art. “We are so excited to launch the Life Is Good eyewear collection with The McGee Group as a way to spread the power of optimism to even more customers” said John Jacobs, co-founder of Life Is Good. “Through the stories behind the product, we hope to inspire customers to focus on the good and embrace the world with arms wide open.” The eyewear collection features modern and comfortable frames for the entire family in a variety of acetates and eye catching colors. Each optical frame style is named after a “hero of optimism” whose story is an everyday reminder to focus on the good. “Life is Good Eyewear is a perfect fit for The McGee Group as we were drawn to the brand because of the similarities in our stories. Both the McGee Group and Life is Good are American, family owned companies, with a desire to spread the message of positivity and optimism,” said Wayne McGee,...
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neubau eyewear celebrates its Berlin Fashion Week debut in  collaboration with Hien Le

neubau eyewear celebrates its Berlin Fashion Week debut in collaboration with Hien Le

The Austrian eyewear label neubau eyewear celebrated its debut at Berlin Fashion Week as part of renowned Berlin designer Hien Le’s catwalk show. Since 2011, Laos-born Hien Le took part in Berlin Fashion Week, showcasing his fall/winter 2017/18 collection at the “Kaufhaus Jandorf”. For 7 out of 30 looks he chose spectacles from the neubau eyewear range as accessories. Around 400 invited guests – among them TV presenter Johanna Klum, model Marie Nasemann and actor Jannik Schümann – watched the show and were inspired by the designer’s extraordinary creations. In his fall/winter 2017/18 collection Hien Le is getting back to the roots of skateboarding– the women sporting flowing midi skirts, the men dressed in chinos and button-up shorts. Evoking the elegant sportswear of the Forties and Fifties, the collection harks back to classic cuts and details, with a predominance of wool blends, cotton and silk in a color spectrum of grey, beige and midnight blue with touches of pine green and rosé. With their urban fresh appeal those glasses by neubau eyewear are a perfect fit for the designs on show, providing some extra eye candy on the runway. The featured models, some...
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SAFILO INTRODUCES ATELIER EYEWEAR  WITH ELIE SAAB COUTURE AND OXYDO

SAFILO INTRODUCES ATELIER EYEWEAR WITH ELIE SAAB COUTURE AND OXYDO

Safilo Group, the fully integrated Italian Eyewear creator and worldwide distributor of quality and trust, opens its Atelier Division with Elie Saab Couture and OXYDO, the first brands to offer exquisite and differing Atelier Eyewear expressions. Positioned above the Fashion Luxury segment, Atelier offers to the most discerning customers across the world an exclusive new eyewear selection of highly sophisticated brands. They share the most refined product, expertly crafted in Italy, outstanding quality expressing exquisite artisanship, and combine aesthetic unicity, intricate detail and superior materials of innovative compositions. Safilo’s Atelier represents a most refined eyewear concept in the context of design, art, and fashion trends. It will be available in the most exclusive specialist optical and fashion boutique stores, rigorously selected across the world. The Atelier brands will be presented in bespoke collections, designed with limited pieces in capsule collections, and exclusive Limited Editions made to order. Safilo Group designs, creates, manufactures and distributes its iconic Eyewear collections derived from a prestigious and unique portfolio of international brands...
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Join Us in New York for Vision Expo East

Join Us in New York for Vision Expo East

Watch the show floor become a stage at International Vision Expo East, where fashion shows, parties and access to over 5,000 brands and the designers who drive the trends remind visitors why Vision Expo is the destination for eyewear visionaries, and once again displays why more eyecare professionals choose International Vision Expo for their buying needs than any other conference. Through 320+ hours of education and almost 28,000 square meters of exhibit space, exhibitors and visitors are given a glimpse at the latest designer styles and cutting edge designs at the top eyecare event for the Americas at the Javits Center in New York, NY. C&E Vision members should use this custom registration link to ensure you receive your exclusive member benefits including complimentary exhibit hall registration and continuing education discounts.  
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TOMMY HILFIGER PRESENTS SPECIAL-EDITION SUNGLASSES FROM THE  TOMMYXGIGI COLLABORATIVE COLLECTION

TOMMY HILFIGER PRESENTS SPECIAL-EDITION SUNGLASSES FROM THE TOMMYXGIGI COLLABORATIVE COLLECTION

  Tommy Hilfiger, which is owned by PVH Corp. [NYSE: PVH], is pleased to launch the second special-edition sunglass style designed in collaboration with American supermodel Gigi Hadid as part of the Spring 2017 TommyXGigi collaborative collection. The exclusive sunglasses are chic and lightweight. Crafted from metal, the gold frames come in a rimless square aviator shape with a metal mono-ridge. They feature the brand’s signature logo on both temples and multi-stripe acetate tips. The sunglasses are available in two color palettes: white-blue striped temple tips with burgundy-shaded lenses, and white-beige striped temple tips with blue-shaded lenses. The TommyXGigi Spring 2017 collection celebrates 1960s love and free-spirited optimism with a modern-day twist. The collection includes women’s apparel, footwear, accessories and fragrance, and the eyewear designs will be available in select Tommy Hilfiger stores, on tommy.com and at opticians beginning Spring 2017. Friends and followers of the brand are invited to join the conversation on social media using #TommyXGigi and the handles @TommyHilfiger and @GigiHadid. About Tommy Hilfiger With a brand portfolio that includes Tommy...
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Celebrity Sightings: Bella Hadid

Celebrity Sightings: Bella Hadid

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Celebrity Sightings: Kendall Jenner

Celebrity Sightings: Kendall Jenner

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Optometrist Perspective

Optometrist Perspective

Believe it or not, I’m still in denial that it is 2017. I better quickly get off that stick as this is already spring of 2917. It’s planting time. Yes, seeds of joy to water, watch growing and then providing fresh home grown veggies for my family and friends as well. Many of my friends are great gardeners and they are always sharing their crops with us. Yummy. Nothing like organic fresh veggies. Last winter, I worked on my hillside, cleaning up the weeks. I bought a small cultivator that I could carry up the hills and do some serious ground work. My little green monster worked well until it would hit rocks and stop working. I quickly learned to wedge out the rocks and keep on churning the earth. It was a labor of love but great exercise. Some years ago, I planted a small cactus. It has grown to a huge bush that my wife asked me to trim. I took out 20 barrels of cactus. Wow. If only our practice would grow like that. I thank my readers for jogging my memory a bit. I tend to get lost in my writing and thus my readers reminded me to focus on my review. Each year for the past 32 years, I’ve written in my January newsletter on what I accomplished the previous year. I apologize for...
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Smith Signs Formula One Driver Carlos Sainz as Brand Ambassador

Smith Signs Formula One Driver Carlos Sainz as Brand Ambassador

  Drafting off a half century of athletic achievement in the action sports world, Smith, the international eyewear and helmet brand, announced today the signing of Spanish professional Formula One driver Carlos Sainz as athlete and brand ambassador. Sainz, who races for Scuderia Toro Rosso, will bring the same passion and dedication to Smith as he does to competing on the track and pursuing the 2017 FIA Formula One World ChampionshipTM calendar. “We have been providing superior vision and safety through our market leading eyewear and helmets for more than 50 years,said Thorsten Brandt, General Manager of Safilo’ssports and outdoor lifestyle brands. “It’s important for us at Smith to align ourselves with athletes that embody our core values of living life beyond walls. In Carlos, we see ourselves as members of a global community of passionate people living life to the fullest, whether on the track or through our own pursuits.” The charismatic 22‐year‐old with signature eyes and enchanting smile that makes his living as a driver on the track, is often found cycling, participating in water & snow sports, and training and competing in triathlon in the off‐season....
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L’AMY AMERICA INTRODUCES ANN TAYLOR TAILORED FIT

L’AMY AMERICA INTRODUCES ANN TAYLOR TAILORED FIT

Believe in love at first fit. The Ann Taylor Eyewear Collection is expanding its assortment to offer refined designs so every style fits just right and can be perfected to flatter with the Ann Taylor Tailored Fit Collection. The Collection will launch with four core styles and one petite style. No face is created the same. And so no frame will fit everyone the same. All-acetate frames that have fixed bridges can be extremely limiting in providing a comfortable fit; whether someone has a smaller bridge and the frame gaps, or a larger bridge where the frame could float. There is currently an underserviced segment in the market who require a tailored fit. These are individuals who need and desire adjustability, and includes certain morphologies who have more challenging fits. Adjustable nose pads offer the ability to tailor a frame for any specialty fit need. The Ann Taylor Eyewear Collection is entirely progressive-friendly. Because of the adjustments needed for patients wearing progressive bifocals, we created these styles that have adjustable nose pads. Instead of needing to induce either pantoscopic or retroscopic tilt, only the nose pad arms would need adjusting. AT400 AT401 The...
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