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Champagne Anyone? Plus More Latest Releases for March

Color and style are also invited to the party.

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Runway Ready

With a strut all its own, the GIORGIO ARMANI AR 6082 combines a geometric angle with a slightly curved browbar.

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$330

Tag! You’re It

Get the latest bar code technology, Op-Tags, custom labels and more from ARCH CROWN. At VEE, save 10% on certain Op-Tags and labels and save

$40 on Arch Crown bar code technology packages.

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Power to Elevate

If you’re looking for an alternative to the usual exam room seating options for patients, the Elevate from CHAMPION is a fully powered infusion chair with a lower seat height, easy adjustment, and a small footprint.

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Price upon request

Expanding and Enhancing

SHAMIR Glacier PLUS UV is now nationally distributed, with its recent expansion for ordering from VSP One labs. The AR coating offers UV protection and an oleophobic surface, serving as a scratch-resistant dirt repellant.

shamirlens.com

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Garden Party

One of the newest styles from ZAC POSEN, the Truvy combines metal and acetate for an unforgettable feminine design. Crystal acetate is laminated over the floral print acetate.

kenmarkeyewear.com

$156

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Good Jeans

The PEPE JEANS 3324 is a matte frame featuring new denim acetate laminations behind the logo.

mondotticausa.com

$175

On the Grid

The upswept rectangular shape of the COCO &BREEZY Clarity is overshadowed only by the textured-but-matching metal layer on the frame’s upper corners. eseyewear.com

$249

Champagne, Anyone?

The LEON MAX 6033 is a petite-fit frame that features a champagne crystal front with tort temples and wrapped metal end pieces.

zyloware.com

$79.95

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Futuristic Tech and Styles That Pull Heavily from the Past

Go back to the future with May’s latest releases.

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Jackpot

From the foiled four-leaf clover on the tip to the logo on the temple, the LUCKY BRAND D219 embodies a comfortable, vintage-inspired look. This frame is made with acetate and offers a two-tone effect on its front.

derigo.us

$175 (above)

Spin City

The Velocity 2D from COBURN TECHNOLOGIES kicks things up a notch from its first iteration, as it’s now designed with dual-coating technology, and can be paired with Coburn’s Duality lens detaper and cleaner.

coburntechnologies.com

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Double Time

The openwork temples and oversized rounded eyeshape combine with a touch of color to give the Givenchy Double Wire style (model 0107) a contemporary-meets-classic sensibility.

mysafilo.com

$380

Small Footprint, Big Impact

The Curve is an intuitive colorimeter used in treating neurological and light sensitive conditions recently launched in the U.S. by Cerium Visual Technologies.

ceriumvistech.com

$5,995

Way Uptown

One of two limited-edition styles from Eyevan x Dennis Morris, the Uptown is an oversized design from the collaboration between the brand and photographer Dennis Morris. Featuring elements of film negatives, it’s inspired by the suns Morris wore as a young man.

eyevaneyewear.com

$435

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Spacing Out

The new capsule collection from Gigi Barcelona includes the Deep Space, a titanium frame featuring two shades in the lenses. The high-range CR39 lenses offer maximum UV protection.

gigibarcelona.com

$299

Protection Connection

Demonstrating the level of protection a patient’s eyes — and eyelids — have from UV exposure, the C-UV400, a tablet-based device from ZEISS, employs a specially designed indoor UV light technology. This device also closes the gap from the industry standard of UV380 for clear lenses.

zeiss.com

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Grade-A Gradient

The KLIIK DENMARK K-648 is a subtle cat eye in handmade acetate that features double-cut grooves on the end pieces. This style brings seafoam, indigo, grey and sand together for a calming gradient that will have you thinking beach thoughts.

westgroupe.com

$215

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Move Over Acetate, These Metal Frames Are Making Moves

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Customers are mad about metal, and for good reason: metal frames are durable, comfortable, fashionable and lightweight. And as the technology develops, they keep getting more so. Modern metal moves, and it does so in full color. These innovative and artistic frames will please any metalhead.


Modzflex

Whatever life may throw at you, model MX934 rolls with the punches. (Unless they are thrown at Fight Club.) Made of memory flex titanium, these frames will always return to their original shape. (No comment on the rest of you.)

(800) 323-2409 | modernoptical.com

$180


ic! berlin

Now anyone can glitter just like Sven in model Sven H., named after an actual ic! berlin employee who prefers cats and autumn, and is binge-watching Game of Thrones.

(866) 634-8990 | ic-berlin.de 

$479


Innotec

Ultra-modern and lightweight model Concord is a cool choice for the stylish gentleman who works in tech … or just wants to look like he does.

(888) 560-1060 | ogieyewear.com

$270


Kuboraum

 Go heavy metal in model H12, double-wire metal frames with hand-hammered finishing and an interlocking crossover metal nose bridge detail. Rock on!

+49 30223675499 | kuboraum.com

$470


Orgreen

As beaming model Blush demonstrates oh so well, there is no reason to sacrifice color (or shape) when metal is your material. You can choose both.

(510) 984-0082 | orgreenoptics.com

$495


Stepper

Comfort meets color in sleek model SI 50149 in on-trend teal, made from ultra-light, 100-percent allergy-free titanium. Hazel eyes not included.

(800) 414-7656 | imagewear.com

$185


Diva

Italian-made and designed, luxury model 5467 features temples adorned with Austrian Swarovski crystals, making this jewelry-inspired frame a glamorous statement piece with a big personality.

(800) 645-3710 | eseyewear.com 

$425


This article originally appeared in the January 2017 edition of INVISION.

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ECPs Share Their Best-Selling Products For January 2017

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Any Vera Bradley sunglasses! We are an ophthalmology office and our mature lady customers love the patterns. A lot of times they match their favorite purses. Anke Andrzejewski, The Eye Specialist, Virginia Beach, VA

The temples and brow of the cat-eye Vera Bradley Ashleigh prominently display some of the brand’s signature patterns. MSRP: $138


Hot Brands

Top-selling vision brands for November*

Eyeglasses

Ray-Ban (16), Kate Spade (10), MODO (6), Oakley (6), L.A.M.B. (4), Scott Harris (4), Barton Perreira (3), gx by Gwen Stefani (3), Morel (3), STATE (3), Article One (2), Lilly Pulitzer (2), Lindberg (2), OGI (2), SALT. (2), Seraphin (2), Tory Burch (2), Vera Bradley (2), WOOW (2)

Sunglasses

Ray-Ban (26), Maui Jim (17), Oakley (12), Kate Spade (10), Coach (4), Carrera (3), Vera Bradley (2), Wiley X (2)

 

* Brands mentioned by multiple Brain Squad members when asked what had sold well in November. Join the Brain Squad at invisionmag.com/brainsquad.

Jimmy Crystal suns have been flying off our shelves. Ladies love the clean lines but still having the bling factor. Frances Ann Layton, Eye Associates of South Georgia, Valdosta, GA

We just got in Bon Vivant and it’s had a good response. Theodore Sees, OD, Rockford Family Eyecare, Rockford, MI

Jonathan Cate has awesome new styles and colors; even some sizes for us large-faced girls! Kathy Maren, Comb EyeCare & Eyewear, Western Springs, IL

Invincilites, they’re like not wearing glasses at all! XXL, there is always a demand for nicely styled, large men’s frames. David Weber, The Eye Zone, Dallas, TX

Caroline Abrams — we like frames that can’t be purchased in commercial practices. Susan Miller, Bright Eyes Vision, Hartsville, PA

Christian Siriano The Rose. Kristen Atkins, America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses, Burlington, NJ

Vinylize by Tipton. The customers love the unique shine. Scott Keating, OD, Vision Trends, Dover, OH

The Oakley breast cancer frame sold for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Teresa Davis, Dr. Bell’s Family Eyecare, Poplar Bluff, MO

The Andy Wolf 4486. Amazing fit, great colors, it’s the optician’s go-to frame. James Armstrong, Alberta Eye Care, Portland, OR

Lilly Pulitzer and Nomad by Morel are newer to our office and we tend to get excited by new products. Beth Landberg Hermann & Henry Eyecare, Pickerington, OH

The Dutz 571 in red/black, the color and shape shows well. Cindy Beauchaine, Coventry Eyecare, Crystal Lake, IL

SALT. Optics outsold everything this year! Aaron Baker, McKinney Eyeworks, McKinney, TX

Nike suns. People like to Rx the sporty shapes and utilize their full insurance benefits. Meredith Hall, Miller Family Eye, Cedar Rapids, IA

We now carry Woow and it is moving! They come in interesting colors and shapes. Angie Patteson, OD, Sunset Eye Care, Johnson City, TN

Kenzie and Vera Wang. People want complete eyewear makeovers and these have fun, stylish frames at affordable prices. Jess Gattis, Thomas Vision Clinic, Leesville, LA

KLiik. It’s stylish for smaller faces. Candy Crone, Wayne Optical, York, PA

Oliver Peoples sold really well. The Jardinette sun is great for smaller faces and also works as an Rx! Jenna Gilbertson, McCulley Optix Gallery, Fargo, ND


October is an exciting month, tons of new product from Vision Expo West! The Barton Perreira Ursula sold through! Dave Schultz, OD, Urban Optics , San Luis Obispo, CA

Move over Clark Kent. The Barton Perreira Ursula proves undercover heroines can be chic too. MSRP: $350


 

Anything TR-90. Chris Welch, Square Deal Optical Supply, Johnson City, NY

We have done well with STATE eyewear, which we just launched. Gina Stafford, Mountain View Optical, Fairbanks, AK

Jacques Marie Mage. Substantial frame with fabulous details and refreshing colors. Wendy Salle, Salle Opticians, Atlanta, GA


This article originally appeared in the January 2017 edition of INVISION.

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