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ECPs Share Their Best-Selling Collections for August 2021

OVVO seems to be the month’s sleeper hit.

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Vernon-Gantry eyeglasses
Vernon Gantry provides high quality, fairly priced eyewear exclusively to independent local opticals. The Peeler XL in Burnt Charcoal Matte in eye size 57-18-150 is an updated classic style for your harder-to-fit faces.

The Vernon Gantry Peeler XL, a larger sized frame, excellent quality and value for the price; also the Larah, a classic shape that looks great on everyone. — Larah Alami, OD, Hudson River Eye Care, Tarrytown, NY

OVVO eyewear

The Caroline (3729) is a graceful super round sunglasses feature fine details like screwless hinges and a titanium setting updating these retro-styled frames for a contemporary market. Shown here in light gold (63B).

OVVO, especially model 3942, it’s lightweight and durable and the colors of the zyl insert can easily dress it up or down. In sun, the OVVO 3729, a round shape that looks cool as a sun but also looks fun and funky in clear. — Steve Burek, Metro Eye, Milwaukee, WI

Top-selling vision brands in August
Eyeglasses

Ray-Ban (8), OVVO (7), ECO (3), Kate Spade (3), Oakley (3), Charmant (2), Elle (2), Lindberg (2), MODO (2), Silhouette (2), Stepper (2), Under Armour (2)

Sunglasses

Maui Jim (17), Ray-Ban (13), Oakley (6), Nike (4), Rudy Project (3), Costa (2), Kate Spade (2)

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

  • Lindberg, MODO, Prodesign, Face à Face, Lafont – this one is new to us and has done well from the get-go. We have Costa suns here, but we sell much more custom sun Rx than branded. — Pablo E. Mercado, Highland Eye Boutique, Atlanta, GA
  • Gucci and Silhouette glasses, Ray-Ban in both. — Vickie Silvia, The Eye Center, Pembroke Pines, FL
  • We did well with the Kate Spade for women and Carrera for men. I think these lines are well made and offer styles people are looking for at a good price. Maui Jim and Rudy Project are suns we do well with. Our patients are looking for great sun protection with visual comfort. We also have a lot of patients looking for sport sunwear. — Scott Thielen, North Country Eye Care, West Lebanon, NH
  • Ray-Ban glasses and Maui Jim suns. — Dierdre Fogle, OD, Eyetopia Eyecare, Littleton, CO
  • Etnia Barcelona. I think in our region, the onset of fall sparks ideas of color and vibrancy and Etnia offers this. In sun, Tom Ford, it’s timeless style and comfort with a touch of modern that really will hold over time. — Justin Tenczar, Berkshire Eye Center, Pittsfield, MA
  • OVVO and Kala Eyewear. TacticalRx, and SMITH in sun. Rudy Project and Oakley in both. — Emily Kincaid-Smith, Sports Optical, Denver, CO
  • Uber opticals, Ray-Ban suns. — Chris Gregg, Inver Grove Heights Family Eye Clinic, Inver Grove Heights, MI
  • The Ray-Ban 3447V — “P3” metal frame — this type of style is currently trending. The TY2084 — a women’s zyl frame available in several colors that are popular with our patient base; and the RB3362 cockpit — metal sunglass with a timeless style. — Sonja Franklin, OD, Modern Eyes, Austin, TX
  • The OVVO 3989, the brand is so lightweight and durable, and this frame comes in some great colors. In sun, the Kate Spade Amara. — Amber Fritsch, OD, Precision Eye Care, Mt. Juliet, TN
  • In optical, Under Armour and Elle; in sun, Nike. — Rick Rickgauer, Vision Associates, Girard, PA
  • Nike and Columbia did well this last month of summer. In sun, the Ray-Ban Wayfarer in Rubber Black. — William Chancellor, Eye Can See Eyewear, Forsyth, GA
  • WOOW, Tom Ford glasses, Maui Jim suns. — Melanie Jenkins, Spring Hill Eyecare, Spring Hill, TN
  • The FYSH 3662 color M206 is FABULOUS! We can’t keep it on our boards. In sun, the Maui Jim Punchbowl; it’s a classic. — Frances Ann Layton, Eye Associates of South Georgia, Valdosta, GA
  • Ray-Ban, it’s always Ray-Ban. But a new one for us that’s doing well is NW 77th. — Bart Parker, OD, Vision Source-Fox Optical, Lake Worth, FL
  • Stepper opticals and Revo suns. — Michael Davis, OD, Opti-Care, Eldersburg, MD
  • Sold a lot of Stepper drill mount frames. — Tia Douglass, Harkins Eye Clinic, Grand Island, NE
  • We did great with the Silhouette crystal SPX collection and the classic drilled silhouettes; they are all very light and people love the that and all the wonderful colors they have. We always do awesome with Maui Jim suns — we’re huge fans here and carry probably 60 pieces — but we also did very well with American Optical, especially the Saratoga. Customers really are embracing the vintage look of the glasses and like that JFK wore them also. — Julie Uram, Optical Oasis, Jupiter, FL
  • Paradigm crystal frames and Nike suns. — Janet Cole, Dr. Pattison Family Eyecare Center, Roseville, CA
  • The Ted Baker TW003 in Grey Teal, a hot, funky little frame. In sun, the Gucci GG0062S 003, an aviator with the classic red and green band around the rim. It’s such an awesome frame it looks great on men and women! — Gayle Bergthold, Bee Cave Vision Center, Bee Cave, TX
  • OVVO glasses; Maui Jim suns. — Heather LeClaire, Binyon Vision Center, Bellingham WA
  • Ray-Ban in both. — Randy McMurry, MyEyeDr, Birmingham, AL
  • Vera Wang glasses, great styling. — Richard Frankel, OD, Atlantic Cape Eyecare, Wildwood, NJ
  • Ray-Ban in both. — Danielle Doniver, Heritage Optical, Detroit, MI
  • Lilly Pulitzer glasses, and Maui Jim suns. — Angel Miller, Cynthiana Vision Center, Cynthiana, KY
  • Frames fronts in transparent or crystal, like crystal blue in optical. Maui Jim still sell well in our market. — Scott Mann, OD, INVISION, Christiansburg VA
  • 141 Eyewear and Boss in glasses, Maui Jim in sun, and Kate Spade in both. — Ann-Marie Weaver, Optimal Eye Care, Lewis Center, OH
  • We just re-vamped our OVVO display and pushed the new styles, Under Armour suns. — Heather Aites, Family Vision Center, Westminster, CO
  • Mexx by OWP glasses and Ted Baker sunglasses. — Lindsey Pulford, Insights Eyecare, Manhattan KS
  • Caviar, Cazal, Longchamp, Charmant glasses. — Valorie Davis, Big Lake Eye Care, Okeechobee, FL
  • Dolabany Eyewear are always a hit during back to school. The TR-90 material is virtually indestructible, and kids love the bright colors. — Amina Ebrahim, OD, D Vision Eyecare, Allen, TX
  • Furla from REM is nice bread and butter collection with a good combination of colors and shapes. Also COCO SONG — the styles with the gold foil — they have just the right amount of pop. In sun, Coach. — Scott Keating, OD, Vision Trends, Dover, OH
  • Francis Klein, we had a trunk show featuring the new collection and they are amazing. — Paula Hornbeck, Eye Candy & Eye Candy Kids, Delafield, WI
  • Draper James for the ladies and Penguin for the men. — Cynthia Sayers, OD, EyeShop Optical Center, Lewis Center, OH
  • Under Armor kids; new frames + back to school + recognizable brand = magic. In sun, the Costa Piper, it is just the best aviator out there for women in great colors with a great shape. — Jenna Gilbertson, McCulley Optix Gallery, Fargo, ND
  • Clip on styles like Easy Clip and Flexon were a hit! — Kim Hilgers, Akre & Clark Eyecare, New Ulm, MN
  • Raen, MODO, and Gigi Studios ophthalmics; Spy and Serengeti sunwear. — Travis LeFevre, Krystal Vision, Logan, UT
  • Minima glasses and Wiley X suns. — Dave Goodrich, Goodrich Optical, Lansing, MI
  • Betsy Johnson. It seems that people are being more adventurous these days. — Star Taylor, Richens Eye Center, St George, UT
  • Lindberg, people love to customize. — Kristina Jordan, The Eye Site, Mishawaka, IN
  • Elle from Charmant for quality, style, price and colors; all excellent attributes. INVU is great priced quality sunwear. — Chris Clark, Advanced Eye Care Optical Shoppe, Panama City, FL
  • Kate Spade has been flying off the shelves! And for some reason, I can’t talk men out of the Oakley Gascan. I’ve tried. — Kris Kittell, Torrey Highlands Optometry, San Diego, CA
  • Taylor Madison, the new models have great shapes and colors. — Dorothy Reynolds, Eyes on Fairfield, Fairfield CT
  • Morel glasses, so lightweight! — Stephanie Crowley, Sie Eyecare, Charlotte, NC

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