Lorde took home “Song of the Year” honors and new sunwear by CARERRA from the Sàfilo USA/Solstice gift lounge at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. The 6000/S, a lightweight unisex style inspired by classic 1990s racewear, is available in many colors including crystal (pictured), Havana/soft black, soft blue gray Havana, gray beige Havana, soft black, shiny black and beige.
FORM MEETS FUNCTION
The spring/summer 2014 sun collection from TUMI is a natural reflection of this famous brand’s core values of innovation, technology and quality. Model Tatara’s rimless style is inspired by a vintage 1960s film. Its redesign features Tumi’s Ballistic pattern at the top bar and showcases an integrated flex hinge. Available in three sleek colors — black, brown, and gunmetal — from REM Eyewear.
ROUND AND ROUND AGAIN
The ever-popular round shape is a feature in the latest SERAPHIN collection, showcasing at Vision Expo East. The Wheeler is a bold, circular frame made from Seraphin’s signature tortoise acetate with a hidden dash of color on the underside in jade, Monaco blue, sherry or camel. Topped off with small silver rivets on the end pieces, this design is savvy and wise with a style all its own.
Robert Graham Eyewear by REVOLUTION EYEWEAR offers craftsmanship and sophisticated silhouettes, incorporating iconic fabric and trim designs. The look reflects the essential characteristics of the brand’s American Eclectic spirit while resonating globally. Featured here is the Robert in light brown with Robert Graham fabric infused into the temples. Other colors include black clear, cola, light brown and tortoise beige in size 42/23/140.
Creative eyewear company THEO from Belgium and Japan’s Factory 900 joined forces in 2013 to create a limited edition featuring two curvaceous, wraparound plastic optical styles. Now they’re adding new colors into the collection, which will be presented in the U.S. for the first time at Vision Expo East. The two models — Kamikaze and Samurai — are produced in smooth Japanese acetate and are suitable as opticals or fitted with sun lenses.
MSRP: FROM $565
The Archive Collection from SMITH OPTICS features exact replicas of original Smith frames from 1988, 1991 and 1993. Each of the five new styles — Cheetah, Mt. Shasta, Marvine, Delano and Cornice — is labeled with its initial launch year and offered in original color ways. The glasses are still constructed from cellulose propionate frame material, but they’ve been updated with Carbonic TLT lenses for optical precision.
MSRP: $80 non-polarized,$119 polarized
By Corrie Pelc
CADILLAC LIFE SERIES
By Bristol C&D Inc.
DESCRIPTION: Bristol C&D Inc., and Cadillac Lenses Worldwide have teamed up to launch two lines of progressive lenses — Life Series and Refined — as well as a single vision line, Sharp Vision. All three lenses mimic natural vision with five options that are 100 percent back surface optimized aspheric designs.
TELL YOUR CLIENTS: Each of the new competitively priced Cadillac lenses are laser marked with the Cadillac wreath and crest logo on the lens surface, guaranteeing a genuine Cadillac product.
VARILUX COMFORT ENHANCED FIT
By Essilor of America Inc.
DESCRIPTION: The latest member of the Varilux Comfort lenses family, this new design allows the lens to be optimized through use of personalized frame-wearing measurements.
TELL YOUR CLIENTS: Enjoy extra comfort! This lens helps minimize unnatural head movement when reading and offers comfortable transitions at all distances.
FLEXLENS ARC CUSTOM SOFT
By X-Cel Contacts
DESCRIPTION: This latest custom soft lens is all about fitting irregular corneas. The Atypical Refractive Correction lens is designed to fit like a regular toric lens easily and quickly, helping to reduce chair time.
TELL YOUR CLIENTS: A new contact lens option for those with irregular cornea conditions or corneal transplants.
By Carl Zeiss
DESCRIPTION: Help your patients cut down on digital eye strain with a new lens that is easily personalized for their preferred working distance: book (clear vision to 3 feet), desk (to 7 feet), and room (to 14 feet). Plus the lens is fully customized for prescriptions and frames
TELL YOUR CLIENTS: Give yourself better vision and comfort when working in front of the computer.
DESCRIPTION: The EnChroma Cx series of sunglass lenses helps correct color blindness through an advanced optical coating that filters out the light wavelengths that cause “color confusion.”
TELL YOUR CLIENTS: If you've got color vision deficiency, this will help you see your world more clearly while also providing additional sun protection.
NEW LENS TECHNOLOGY ON THE WAY FROM B+L
Valeant Pharmaceuticals and Bausch + Lomb recently received marketing clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a new frequent replacement silicone hydrogel contact lens made with MoistureSeal technology.