VISION EXPO WEST’S
11 MUST “SEE” ATTRACTIONS

There are many attractions for anyone visiting Las Vegas — the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign, the Fountains of Bellagio, the Eiffel Tower at the Paris and the High Roller ferris wheel are just a few — but for the thousands of eyecare professionals that descend on Sin City each fall, a few other must-sees come to mind. Vision Expo West is a virtual maze of goodies and any well-seasoned traveler knows that a thoroughly researched itinerary is the only way to make sure you see all the sights. This year, INVISION has done all the hard work for you. From new frame launches to the latest in lens and equipment offerings, if you’re looking for it, we’ll tell you where to find it.

 

IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR ...
THE LATEST
IN LENS BLOCKERS
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AIT’S WECO C.6

Using wavefront power mapping you can see a superimposed lens shape on a progressive lens design so the operator can edge progressive lenses quickly and easily. The C.6 can reproduce a demo lens shape using the Gravitech non-contact optical tracing system in less than four seconds. This machine also uses Smart Design 2.0 technology to cut customized shapes for rimless eyewear.

Booth# LP7079
P (630) 595-1005 | W aitindustries.com

 

IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR ...
A FUN, LIGHTWEIGHT KIDS' COLLECTION
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INNOTEC KIDS FROM OGI KIDS

Ogi is known for its vibrant eyewear, and Innotec is known for its innovative hightech materials. Combine the two and you get a line of stylish, durable, ultra-lightweight kid’s frames engineered to withstand active lifestyles. Model IN100 (shown here) features TR-90 surgical-grade plastic in a rainbow of fun colors — retailing for $169, they might get misplaced, but they should stay in one piece.

Booth# G23017
P (888) 560-1060 | W ogieyewear.com

 

IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR ...
A SPORT-INSPIRED, MID-PRICED
MEN’S OPTICAL LINE
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COSTA

Perfect for the sporty guy who wears glasses and spends some of his time indoors. The debut collection, available this Fall, features lightweight titanium, bio-based resin, and handcrafted acetate, and retails from $134.99 to $249.99. Model Ocean Ridge (shown here) features the same water theme and sturdy construction of its sun siblings, but is a good choice for overcast days. The initial collection of Costa Optical will offer a two-year manufacturer’s warranty against defects.

Booth #21087
P (800) 447-3700 | W costadelmar.com

 

IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR ...
AN IN-OFFICE EDGER
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MEI SYSTEM’S EZFIT NOBLOCK

It comes in a compact design to allow high-volume retail stores do their own ophthalmic lens edging without blocks. It includes a lensmeter and a blockless centering system for single vision, bifocal and progressive lenses. An operator simply positions the lens, and the machine will center it. It can work continuously or in single pairs so both lenses can be loaded and edged automatically. It’s priced at $70,000 for the standard version (without Shape Finder) and $74,000 for the advanced version with Shape Finder.

Booth# LP7103
P (630) 521-8588 | W meisystem.com

 

IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR ...
AN ELEGANT BRAND-NAME MEN’S COLLECTION
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KITON, DISTRIBUTED BY COLORS IN OPTICS

The Italian brand Kiton is known for its luxurious menswear. Its ophthalmic and sun collections embrace the same elegant, minimalist aesthetic at a $495 to $595 MSRP. Molto bene!

Booth# 16056
P (866) 393-3374 | W colorsinoptics.com

 

IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR ...
AN EXCITING, CONTEMPORARY BRAND-NAME WOMEN’S COLLECTION
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TRINA TURK BY McGEE GROUP

Fashion designer Trina Turk teams up with McGee to launch a contemporary collection of optical and sunwear infused with her bold signature prints and colors. Inspired by the multicultural mix, architecture and landscape of California, the Trina Turk collection is fashion-forward and moderately priced between $130 to $215 for the sophisticated customer.

Booth #19031
P (800) 966-2020 | W mcgeegroup.com

 

IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR ...
GROUNDBREAKING 3-D-PRINTED TECHNOLOGY
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ROGER BACON EYEWEAR

Based in the Netherlands, and available to the U.S. market through Eyenavision, Roger Bacon Eyewear offers custommade 3D-printed eyewear using an iPad-based scanning system which provides precise facial dimensions. Those dimensions are used to design and manufacture a pair of glasses on an advanced 3-D printer. Over 20 frame shapes, each available in 10 colors, are available for $445. Welcome to the future.

Booth# 21097
P (888) 321-3939 | W eyenavision.com

 

IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR ...
A MOBILE PLATFORM FOR VISION TESTING
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SMART VISION LABS’ SVONE ENTERPRISE

It is an intuitive, self-guided vision testing system that can capture a patient’s refractive error. It sends data to a remote network of eye doctors for analysis, and then they can provide updated eyeglass prescriptions within 24 hours. SVOne Enterprise pairs Smart Vision Labs’ autorefraction technology with a proprietary telemedicine platform to allow doctors to analyze vision test results without being onsite. The doctor can write a digital prescription or recommend a full eye health exam if necessary.

Booth# MS3034
P (212) 796-6124 | W smartvisionlabs.com

 

IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR ...
A VERSATILE LENS TO BLOCK NEGATIVE BLUE LIGHT
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PFO GLOBAL’S VITARIS

With single vision and free-form progressive lens options, Vitaris protects patients against HEV (high energy visible) light up to 420nm by featuring a highdefinition anti-reflective treatment or PFO’s iBlu Coat. Vitaris is available in both finished and semi-finished options and is virtually clear, with no noticeable tint. It comes in 1.60, 1.67 and 1.74 materials.

Booth# LP8104
P (817) 251-4333 | W pfoglobal.com

 

IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR ...
A DIGITAL EYESTRAIN SOLUTION
FOR YOUR CONTACT LENS PATIENTS
CHECK OUT ...
COOPERVISION’S BIOFINITY ENERGYS
WITH DIGITAL ZONE OPTICS LENS DESIGN

These contact lenses are made from advanced silicone hydrogel material and are specifically created for digital device users. They use Aquaform Technology for natural moisture and breathability to help dry eye symptoms associated with digital device use. The lenses also have a smooth, wettable surface design with a special rounded edge for all day comfort.

Booth #MS9059
P (585) 264-3279 | W coopervision.com

 

IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR ...
AN EASIER WAY TO BEND FRAMES
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OPTISOURCE’S BIONIC THUMB

It is the perfect tool for bending temples, eyewires and endpieces. Priced at $24.99, it is made from stainless steel and has durable suede bending surfaces. You can use the large radius over your thumb or index finger for heavy duty bending power and control, or you can use the smaller radius for tighter bends on thinner, more flexible frames.

Booth #LP13079
P (631) 579-5907 | W 1-800-optisource.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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