The Latest Releases - Eyewear

The collaboration between MONCLER LUNETTES and music star Pharrell Williams continues in the latest Moncler eyewear collection, featuring a feast of designs inspired by the 1950s and typical of vintage Le Corbusier, with a modern techno look for men and women. The new campaign also features images of Williams, who, according to Remo Ruffini, chairman of Moncler, “represents the very best of all that is contemporary, creative and international, the same characteristics that underpin the entire Moncler project and the Moncler Lunettes collection.”

From DANIEL SWAROVSKI comes Diva (SK0061), an acetate frame with a metal top bar and crystal fabric. Color 05B features a shiny black front, shiny palladium metal and white crystal fabric with gradient smoke lenses. The soft cat-eye shape attached to the metal top bar makes a unique sparkling statement. Produced by Marcolin.

MSRP: $250

ASPEX EYEWEAR offers a modern, sophisticated look with model TK939 in the Takumi collection for men. The semi-rimless style offers vibrant color compositions, a magnetic clip-on, plus wood and aluminium temple features.

The MARCIANO EYEWEAR Spring 2014 collection takes abstract elements and infuses them with poise and sophistication. The bold geometric satin-finished metal bezels gracing styles such as GM 681 (pictured here) and GM 693 are sleekly sexy, while the textured colored acetates and sharply faceted crystal stones express an avant-garde glamour. Available from Viva Group.

MSRP: $140

Two new MODO collections introduce fresh concepts in acetate and titanium. The titanium collection showcases thin titanium temples and a bridge with TR90 eye-rim overlay, expressed in bright, unexpected colors or soft, minimal tones. Meanwhile, the acetate designs feature a handcrafted precision tension hinge and stylish metal-on-metal detailing.

MSRP: $261(for titanium styles).


By Luzerne Optical Laboratories Ltd.

DESCRIPTION: The design of this new progressive lens provides smooth power changes from easy adaptation and increased patient comfort, plus it reportedly offers the lowest minimum fitting height in glass progressive lenses and works well with smaller frames.

TELL YOUR CLIENTS: Make your eyewear as unique as you are with progressive lenses that work with a large variety of material and color options.

By CooperVision

DESCRIPTION: This extension to CooperVision’s Biofinity (comfilcon A) silicon hydrogel technology combines high oxygen permeability with all-day comfort for people with more demanding prescriptions, such as significant hyperopia and myopia.

TELL YOUR CLIENTS: There’s now another contact lens option for those who suffer from severe near- and far-sightedness.

By Transitions

DESCRIPTION: With breakthrough molecular Chromea7 technology, Transitions’ latest adaptive lenses are fully clear indoors but more responsive to UV in indirect and reflected sunlight — and they get even darker on hot, bright days. Lenses are available in a true-to-life gray tint and contrast-enhancing brown tint.

TELL YOUR CLIENTS: The manufacturer reports that wearers prefer the Signature VII series 2-to-1 over the previous generation Signature VI line.

By Shamir Insight Inc.

DESCRIPTION: Shamir has expanded its range of InTouch lenses with the addition of SuperLite 1.74 Clear material to accommodate a greater range of patient needs.

TELL YOUR CLIENTS: See your smartphone and tablet more clearly through InTouch lenses, designed specifically as a progressive lens solution for handheld technology.

By Bausch + Lomb

DESCRIPTION: The PureVision2 Multi-Focal (balafilcon A) visibly tinted contact lens for presbyopia provides improved near and intermediate vision while still offering excellent distance clarity, as well as a quick fit for ECPs.

TELL YOUR CLIENTS: A new monthly silicon hydrogel contact lens that offers good visibility wherever you’re looking — near, intermediate and far.