KENNETH COLE SPRING/SUMMER 2017 EYEWEAR COLLECTION

KENNETH COLE SPRING/SUMMER 2017 EYEWEAR COLLECTION

Kenneth Cole’s Spring/Summer 2017 eyewear collection reflects the brand’s modern, urban design heritage and echoes the spirit of the brand’s Courageous Class campaign. The collection’s wide range of versatile shapes and sizes is inspired by the urban lifestyle of the brand. The collection is stylish and sophisticated, creative and effortless, classic and modern.   Key trends in the collection include shades of translucent colors paired with muted tones and rich metal hardware.  The tones range from milky color palettes to gradient colorations. The theme of the Spring/Summer designs captures the brand’s DNA and embodies the Urban Uniform.  Never sacrificing style for functionality, the Urban Uniform is both smart and stylish.  The Urban Uniform allows one to strike the perfect balance between looking effortless and in the know. KENNETH COLE NEW YORK Women’s Sun Collection The flat metal front and temple design of KC7208 delivers a modern silhouette inspired by the brand’s urban lifestyle. The frame’s construction has an industrial, yet feminine look accented by exposed screw head detailing and a soft rounded front shape. Shiny metallic colorations, including black,...
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Bon Vivant Displays Architectural Sophistication

Bon Vivant Displays Architectural Sophistication

Bon Vivant delivers sophisticated styling with its latest spring lineup, headlined by three stunning frames: the Evonna, Leopold, and Lucille. These models represent the collection’s inclination toward architectural design, incorporating unique patterns, tactile textures, and pronounced angles—all of which combine to add depth to every customer’s look and to Bon Vivant’s roster of museum-worthy styles. Evonna This frame by Bon Vivant has been crafted in Italy with expert artistry from superior-strength stainless steel. Harmonizing durability and elegance, the Evonna jazzes up a fashionable butterfly-shape frame with texturized, visually interesting front peak accents. Slender temple arms are coated in premium acetate, while the tips are embossed with the brand’s signature emblem. The Evonna is available in four color options that catch the eye of every customer. Leopold This rectangular pair from Bon Vivant—the cosmopolitan collection known for distilling the essence of French fashion—appeals to men with a penchant for timeless style. The signature trim décor and temple tip emblems identify the Leopold as a luxury style. Cut and polished by hand, the Leopold displays...
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Styles By Clariti Eyewear

Styles By Clariti Eyewear

KF8483This Konishi is one of our best in design and craftsmanship! Take a quick tour of the strong lines along the front of KF8483; this frame is made with Flex-Titanium but has a soft hold for comfort on the temples and won’t feel heavy. Try it on in Gunmetal or Black! M8880Monalisa M8880 has a hint of cat’s eye which adds a flirty touch! This is a semi rimless frame designed with white bezel-set stones on the temples and set in a gold polish.  Try this frame on in Champagne and Grey/Black! KA5816Our Konishi Acetate KA5816 is a lightweight frame with a soft ombre polish and a playful accent on the corners of the frame. This round eye beauty will be perfect as you make your way through your day! Try it on in Mocha or Black! M8825This lovely Monalisa has bezel-set crystals on the temples which create a soft and demure look.  M8825 is designed in soft color tones and will be everything and more, try it on in Champagne and Gold with Tortoise!
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SeikoVision Launches Sensity-Light Reactive Lenses and Distortion-Free Optics

SeikoVision Launches Sensity-Light Reactive Lenses and Distortion-Free Optics

Luxury eyeglass lens producer SeikoVision announced today, through a partnership with HOYA Vision Care, the launch of two new products: Sensity, a new brand of light-reactive lenses and HOYA DF, distortion-free optics. “The only way for independent practices to overcome commoditization and price erosion is for HOYA to provide them with new technology that is not available anyplace else,” said Barney Dougher, President of HOYA Vision Care, North America. “Sensity is not a ‘me too’ product. It has distinctive technological advances in its processing and performance that will provide points of differentiation for independents that will make their patients happy.” The first product, Sensity lenses, feature StablightTM Technology, which ensure consistent performance in varying climates and temperatures. The lenses’ deep, natural colors provide excellent contrast and glare reduction as well. Attendees for Vision Expo East 2017 will have the opportunity to receive a FREE pair of Sensity lenses via stopping by the HOYA/SEIKO booth (LP4401) to demo the product. The second product, HOYA DF, is a complete eyewear that introduces true distortion-free and obstruction-free vision to...
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See & Do Good

See & Do Good

What do we mean by SEE & DO GOOD? We want to treat our environment with respect, which is why we are constantly on the look-out for new ways to incorporate eco- consciousness in the neubau eyewear universe. In short: SEE & DO GOOD stands for our efforts to respect the environment and to enjoy aesthetics at the same time. Conscious consumption and forward-looking production are the focus, and it starts with the material of our frames, but also affects the material of our spectacle case, cleaning cloths, our POS material, as well as the support of social projects empowering nature in urban surroundings. With our models Bob, Valerie and Dani we have premiered the use of a material called naturalPX. Two thirds of the raw materials used in its production are renewable and organically sourced. Apart from utilizing this eco-friendly polymer we take great care in creating as little waste as possible. We can achieve this by using ultra-modern production methods that help us mold all the different parts of a neubau eyewear frame into perfect shape. Even the accouterments of our products have been manufactured with an eye on utility and ecology. Apart from the case which is manufactured...
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It’s in the materials …

It’s in the materials …

We always want to keep improving; our aim is to make spectacles that don’t just measure up to aesthetic and practical needs, but also to ecological standards. From high labor standards to innovative manufacturing methods, there is a lot that we have accomplished already. And yet we are striving for more and looking forward to the achievements, both big and small, in the journey ahead. natural PX is a highly developed eco-friendly polymer used in the manufacture of our spectacle frames beginning in April 2017. naturalPX is made from organically sourced and renewable primary products, as 65% of our naturalPX is produced from an oil extracted from the seeds of castor oil plants, also known as “the miracle tree”. This way we are supporting our environment’s natural cycle. As the high quality of our products is of the utmost importance to us, this material also has to live up to the same renowned standards of excellence as the materials we have been using until now: light in weight, super flexible and sturdy, without any limitations in terms of coloration – allowing for the creation of deep, vibrant colors as well as those with a transparent crystal clear finish. The...
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NATURAL BEAUTIES – 3 NEW SHAPES

NATURAL BEAUTIES – 3 NEW SHAPES

In fast paced times like these, where fashion changes quickly and terms like “sustainability” are being used more freely, it is important for neubau eyewear to be consistent – consistently creative, urban and witty while respecting the environment. Since this is a great undertaking, neubau eyewear is starting the only way possible: step by step. Leading with Bob, Valerie and Dani – by launching these three new shapes, neubau eyewear is introducing the innovative material naturalPX to their collection. neubau eyewear’s rookies vary from edgy to softer shapes offering contemporary interpretations of classical designs with a clear focus on perfect fit. Bob, for instance, is the male pioneer with a strong upper contour and smooth curves that highlight the face in just the right way. Anyone looking for femininity with an urban boldness has found a reliable partner in Valerie. It’s a style with a subtle upswing and poppy two-tone color details just around the lenses. Whereas Dani is the frame that fits all, men and women alike. Contrasting a round shape with an edged nose bridge, Dani has that very special something. All of the latest additions are available in six different...
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ESE INTRODUCES DIVA TREND

ESE INTRODUCES DIVA TREND

Eastern States Eyewear and renowned designer Antonio Coffen introduce “Diva Trend”, a new concept from the Diva Eyewear collection. Focusing on combining fashion with dynamic color treatments, “Trend” differentiates itself through the insertion of multi-colored foils within its acetate temples. While the detailed intermingling of the foil and frame is subtle, the variance of color it adds to each style presents a unique enhancement. The collection additionally defines itself with bold, modern acetate colorations which skillfully compliment and contrast that of the foil pantones. Completed with youthful shapes the new collection is targeted to a woman with a dynamic, fashion forward sense of style. “Diva Trend takes a more youthful and color based approach to design than that of Diva,” explained ESE Managing Director Jason Shyer. “While it utilizes the colored foil as its chief enhancement instead of the Austrian Swarovski Crystal adornments seen on Diva frames, it still adheres to the brand’s individuality and core philosophy.” For additional information, contact Eastern States Eyewear (800) 645-3710; website: www.eseyewear.com
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New Models For Vision Expo and Show Special

New Models For Vision Expo and Show Special

UPPER December2016
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New Models For Vision Expo

New Models For Vision Expo

MOVE December2016
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Safilo “American Eyes” Photo Documentary Exhibit and Cocktail Party at VEE Celebrating the Reintroduction of Elasta and Emozioni

Safilo “American Eyes” Photo Documentary Exhibit and Cocktail Party at VEE Celebrating the Reintroduction of Elasta and Emozioni

Safilo celebrates the Spring 2017 reintroduction of its own flagship Elasta and Emozioni ophthalmic collections with a captivating exhibition in New York City called American Eyes. The exhibition is an homage to American opticians – celebrating the people, optical shops and landscapes they call home. Timed to Vision Expo East, American Eyes, by Italian artist Gianluca Vassallo, is a journey of images representing a cross-section of America. This is not the America we all know from glossy magazines, but the real one, sincere and bewitching. The thought-provoking images by the artist Gianluca Vassallo show large expanses of cultivated fields, rural villages and characteristic optical shops where opticians work with love. Vassallo’s photos are extremely evocative, telling stories and emotions in a way that words can’t. The eight Safilo accounts depicted in the exhibit are from Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York and were selected for their unique locations and high regard for the Elasta and Emozioni collections which have filled an important niche in their practices. In addition to the photographic images, the gallery exhibition encompasses eyewear from the Spring 2017...
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MODO Newsletter | MODO and Sauber F1 Team

MODO Newsletter | MODO and Sauber F1 Team

MODO is pleased to continue their partnership with the Sauber F1 Team as a Premium Partner for the new 2017 racing season. MODO is an eyewear company founded in New York, and is driven by a passion for innovation and technology. MODO adopts the latest manufacturing technology and newest materials in its products’ designs. MODO’s Paper-Thin collection is some of the lightest and strongest eyewear in the world. At 6.8 grams, Paper-Thin sunglasses are fitted with high-performance polycarbonate lenses using High Chromatic Definition (HCD) technology to merge form and function. The Premium Partnership also moves MODO’s drive for innovative and advanced design forward with new F1 high-tech products. MODO and Sauber Engineering are currently developing eyewear that will use Sauber F1 technology and materials, to be released in the upcoming year. For the Sauber F1 Team’s 25th Formula One season, MODO branding appears on the mirrors of the new Sauber C36-Ferrari, and the entire team is equipped with MODO sunglasses to represent MODO products in style. 
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The Optometrist Perspective by Harvey Yamamoto, OD

The Optometrist Perspective by Harvey Yamamoto, OD

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO ALL THE MOTHERS FROM THE ENTIRE STAFF AT C&E VISION – YOUR BUYING GROUP OF CHOICE. It was good to see so many new members joining the Premier Buying Group in the Nation. C&E has been dedicated to the vision industry since 1978. Our goal was to unite to form a buying atmosphere for the independent Eyecare practitioner to save on merchandise, lab services, etc. C&E over the years has been continually evolving into more than a Buying Service. Old and New members are encouraged to look at our website to see all the benefits of belonging. TANGIBLE HYDRA PEG COATING: GP Specialists has been offering a new technology which was introduced during late February of this year. The new technology is called Tangible Hydra-PEG. Tangible Science has dramatically improved the contact lens experience by developing a contact lens coating. I have been privileged to have our practice chosen as a beta testing sight for the past 10 weeks. Our patients love the new technology. It is a high water polymer coating that is permanently bonded to the surface of a gas perm contact lens . The coating creates a wetting surface that encapsulates the underlying lens material...
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OCuSOFT and Prevent Blindness Support April’s Women’s Eye Health & Safety Awareness Month

OCuSOFT and Prevent Blindness Support April’s Women’s Eye Health & Safety Awareness Month

More women than men have eye disease, including age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, and glaucoma. According to the Prevent Blindness study, The Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vision Problems, these numbers will only continue to increase in the years to come. Prevent Blindness has designated April as Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month in an effort to educate women about the steps they can take today to help preserve vision in the future and for the second straight year, OCuSOFT Inc., a privately-held eye and skin care company dedicated to innovation in eyelid hygiene and ocular health, has partnered with Prevent Blindness to help spread this message. OCuSOFT ® has once again agreed to donate 10 percent of all online sales during April’s Women’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month to promote the education of eye safety and wellness among women. See Jane See: Women’s Healthy Eyes Now, to provide free education and resources on everything from eye disease to cosmetic safety to vision changes during pregnancy. Valuable information and new data on a range of topics related to women’s vision health at every life stage can be found at SeeJaneSee.org....
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SAFILO GROUP AFFIRMS ITS INDEPENDENT INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP

SAFILO GROUP AFFIRMS ITS INDEPENDENT INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP

Trendsetting Design, Superior Craftsmanship and Powerful Brands For Preferred Customer Partnerships BOOTH #2749 Safilo, the fully integrated Italian eyewear creator, manufacturer and worldwide distributor of quality and trust, will be present at Vision Expo East, the largest and most prestigious eyewear trade show in the United Sates, from March 31st to April 2 nd at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City with its direction-setting booth, #2749, located on the main show floor. Show attendees are encouraged to sign up for booth tours at the Safilo reception desk where they can learn about Safilo’s industry-leading capabilities in the areas of trendsetting design, superior craftsmanship and powerful brand building – illustrated by its own core brands highlighted by Polaroid, Carrera, Safilo, Elasta, Emozioni and Smith – in addition to new launch collections, manufactured under license, for Havaianas and Fendi Mens. The company will host some powerful experiences that celebrate the independent eyewear powerhouse’s leading edge innovations in the wearable field with SAFILOX smart eyewear and celebrate the company’s historical savoir-faire with the U.S. unveiling of its new...
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