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9 Classic Designs Worth Coming Back To

Some designs are worth coming back to. These classics make the cut.

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John Varvatos

A hint of retro meets a touch of gentlemanly elegance on the John Varvatos V407. This combination frame distinguishes itself with a groove-line metal bridge and temples.
(800) 423-3023, derigo.us

$365

 

Izod

The men’s acetate model 2064 is a full-rimmed modified oval eyeshape.
(800) 645-3733, cvoptical.com
$185

 

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Väri Eyewear

With higher temples and a rectangular eyeshape, the VR-2 is made with TR-90 material and is shown here in an all-new color: demi grey with a translucent grey bottom.
(516) 570-2723, varieyewear.com

$189

 

Canali

Made in Italy, this luxury men’s line includes model CO30402 as part of its 18 optical and 15 suns styles. The acetate temple is adorned with metal décor and the Canali logo.
(800) 243-6350, lamyamerica.com

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$365

 

Bon Vivant

A classic cat eye, the Quennel from Ogi’s Bon Vivant line features crystal acetate blends and scalloped details, with darker temples.
(888) 560-1060, ogieyewear.com

$285

 

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Raen

Whether it’s for all-day wear or a special occasion, the unisex Rowan brings a refined spirit to any look.
(760) 436-7236, raen.com

$170

 

Calvin Klein

The enamel-filled brow and coordinating temple tips bring the lightweight, clubmaster-inspired CK18124-420 to true “conversation-piece” status.
(800) 645-1300, marchon.com

$248

 

Article One

The Reverse Windsor Collection is a new take on a tried-and-true style, and the R. Concord does the 1980s trend proud.
(844) 376-4669, articleoneeyewear.com

$278

 

Nomad

The flexible Sao Paolo features handmade acetate and a stainless steel core.
(800) 526-8838, morel-france.com

$175

Rachel Bozek is a contributing writer for INVISION.

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The Practical, The Functional, The Whimsical and More Business Boosters for October

Eyes that can’t see and watches you don’t need to.

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Dust in Your Eye

THE VELVET DUST is a European artist who hand embroiders and beads intricate eye brooches. Each one is made to order, packaged in vintage German book pages, cotton brown ribbons and antique handmade French lace, on a limited monthly basis. Independent eyewear, independent retail, independent artist… do you see where we’re going with this?

Prices start at $65

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Feeling Time

EONE is an inclusive, modern timepiece brand which features raised markers and two magnetized ball bearings which allow the wearer to feel the time by touch. Available in a wide range of metals and finishes with changeable straps.

$260-$350, additional straps; $25-$35

eone-time.com

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Fresh in Triplicate

ALLERGAN launched three new OTC products: Refresh RELIEVA, Refresh RELIEVA PF (preservative-free) multidose, and RefreshRELIEVA for Contacts. This new line of artificial tear formulations is specially formulated to relieve discomfort due to eye dryness and to prevent further irritation.

$14-$20

refreshbrand.com

Standing Sentry

ENNCO DISPLAY has introduced an individual locking peg system for eyeglasses called The Sentry. Available in two configurations: the peg for wall mounted panels, and the shelf, for flat surfaces (shown). Designed to fit the style of any space, The Sentry gives an unobstructed view of the frames while keeping them secure.

Prices vary

ennco.com

True Blue

COBURN TECHNOLOGIES’ new TruBlu edging pads are compatible with all types of lens materials, styles and base curves. A general-purpose blocking pad, it provides a secure bond on most AR coatings. TruBlu edging pads are made in U.S.

$51 for 1,000 count

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Free Drug Database and More of What You Need to Know for December

And scientific papers cliff notes for the busy ECP.

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Marchon Signs Lanvin

Marchon Eyewear and Lanvin, the French fashion house founded in 1889, have signed an exclusive, long-term global licensing agreement for sun and optical eyewear under the Lanvin brand name. The first men’s and women’s eyewear collections will launch globally in September 2020, with a capsule collection of four sunglass styles from the Spring 2020 runway show previewing in March 2020. Crafted in Italy, the new men’s and women’s eyewear collections will embody Lanvin’s new aesthetic and attitude under Lanvin’s Creative Director, Bruno Sialelli. marchon.com

Clinical Cliffs Notes for ECPs

ECP’s are presented hundreds of scientific papers and posters on the latest advances in optometry research but digesting and translating this information for the benefit of their own practices can be a challenge. So, CooperVision has published a series of summaries of research presented in Academy 2019 in Orlando on ECP Viewpoints, its blog for eyecare professionals.

Articles are authored with the practicing ECP in mind, distilling and translating data for application in the exam lane to benefit the ECP and patient. Topics include contact lens performance and design, materials science, patient wearing experience, and more. coopervision.com/practitioner/blog

Free Database on EyeMedsNow

Designed by eye doctors, EyeMedsNow.com is a comprehensive pharmaceutical database designed for prescribers. Covering more than 100 ophthalmic conditions, one click gains access to information on all prescribing options, including OTC products. The database is structured to be searched by condition, classification, or keyword. Each drug card includes indications, adult and pediatric dosing, how the drug is supplied, warnings, precautions, and more; as well as local pharmacies with the lowest price. Payment assistance programs are also noted where available. eyemedsnow.com

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Artificial Vision Aids Get Tech Heavy

Video projection and artificial intelligence (AI) are some of the features that differentiate devices in the low vision space.

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VIDEO PROJECTION, MAGNIFICATION and artificial intelligence are some of the features that differentiate devices in the low vision space. OrCam has introduced voice commands to its augmented reality (AR) devices, along with Bluetooth connectivity and barcode learning. Startup Ocutrx will launch an AR headset with cameras, sensors, location mapping, character recognition and audible alerts. Low vision specialists caring for patients who need additional help seeing can dispense a variety of aids that allow them to read and do many of the tasks they did before their underlying eye disease developed.

eSight

eSight 3 uses a camera to put video directly in front of a patient’s eyes.

(855) 837-4448, eSightEyewear.com

IrisVision

IrisVision headset combines hardware and software to help low vision patients see.

(855) 449-4536, irisvision.com

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Vispero

ClearView GO (branded Optelec) has a foldable design and rotating camera for near, intermediate and distance viewing.

(727) 803-8000, vispero.com

Ocutech

VES Falcon autofocus bioptic telescope.

(800) 326-6460, ocutech.com

Ocutrx Vision Technologies

Oculenz AR Wear headset, launching mid-year 2020.

(949) 216-5900, oculenz.com

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Eschenbach Optik of America

Vario Digital FHD foldable desktop video magnifier.

(800) 487-5389, eschenbach.com

OrCam

OrCam MyEye 2 reads text, recognizes faces and identifies products.

(800) 713-3741, orcam.com

Smart Ways To Sell Artificial Vision Aids

Dr. Andrew Lindell, Stoughton Eye Care & Eyewear, Stoughton, WI

During a low vision exam, I figure out a patient’s acuity, where their blind spots are, their eye dominance, color vision and contrast to figure out which device will be most successful. All new technologies coming out provide great value to patients. Microsoft has developed a free talking camera app called Seeing AI which includes great features. Eschenbach’s video magnifiers work well and are simple to use, color coded, large and tactile. I like Ocutech’s VES Falcon autofocus which is bioptic and doesn’t interfere with field of view or mobility. For low vision aids in pediatrics, children love anything iPad-based. Some devices like NuEyes and Patriot Viewpoint are wearable video magnifiers great for home use.

Dr. Walter Wittich, University of Montreal’s School of Optometry, Montreal, Quebec

We’ve spent a lot of time researching head mounted devices; they’re getting smaller, lighter and cheaper. There’s no longer a stigma attached, and the advantage for the visually impaired is they’re hands-free. For example, they are perfect for playing the piano. A single camera is mounted onto the glasses which in real-time projects a modified picture to two screens on the inside where the lenses would be. This picture can be pre-programmed to change color or enhance an image. Each device requires an OD to carry out a refraction. Prices start at $500 and there’s really no top limit since cost is connected to what the device can do. A competitive field and moving fast.

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