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The Longchamp 638S from Marchon is a full-rim plastic in a cat eye shape. The feminine silhouette gets a pop of color from its contrasting lens rim. MSRP: $175

The LONGCHAMP 638S in sage is a gorgeous frame that didn’t even make it onto the boards before it was sold. We had people fighting over it. — Frances Ann Layton, Eye Associates of South GA, Valdosta, GA

The Furla VU497 from DeRigo REM is a feminine and chic full rim cat eye in layered laminate acetate for two-tone effect on the brow and temple tips. MSRP: $235

FURLA does well for us, especially the VU497ON in black, can’t keep it in stock. — David Saxton, Kern Optical, Gulfport, MS

Top-selling vision brands in February
Eyeglasses

Ray-Ban (9), MODO (8), Kate Spade (6), Oakley (6), Morel (4), Etnia Barcelona (3), Europa (3), Tom Ford (3), Bebe (2), Cinzia (2), Coach (2), FYSH (2), Lafont (2), OGI (2), SALT. (2), Scott Harris (2), WOOW (2)

Sunglasses

Maui Jim (13), Ray-Ban (13), Oakley (7), Costa (5), Kate Spade (4), Wiley X (4), Gucci (3), Nike (3), Bolle (2), Tiffany (2), Tom Ford (2), Zeal (2)

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

  • Again, we have to say KREWE Ward Windsor in both colors is our best-selling optical frame. People love this unique shape. Plus, Krewe frames are just so comfortable! For sun, everyone loves AHLEM’s Place de la Madeleine in Champagne Turtle Windsor/Brown. This is such an easy unisex sunglass and the perfect size. — Leah Johnson, Central Texas Eye Center, San Marcos, TX
  • We did very well with VERA BRADLEY; women seem to love the new colors and styles. We also did great with BOLLE suns because it’s so nice out; a lot of people are out doors using them for sports. — Julie Uram, Optical Oasis, Jupiter, FL
  • RAY-BAN is consistently in the top 2 or 3 of all our sales month after month, year after year.
  • We brought TIFFANY & CO. in the fourth quarter of last year and they keep selling. — Josh Bladh, Dr. Bladh OD, Diamond Bar, CA
  • BLACKFIN. It’s new and exciting, and people love the lightness! OAKLEY suns; the demographic that loves the Oakley, buy the Oakley. — Jim Williams, Eye to Eye Optometry, Mexico, MO
  • MCM, it has cool ophthalmic styles. People are digging the GUCCI sun bling. — Steve Whitaker, Whitaker Eye Works, Wayne, PA
  • LIZ CLAIBORNE glasses did well for women. KATE SPADE sunglasses, as usual. — Scott Felten, Fox Valley Family Eye Care, Little Chute, WI
  • NW77 eyeglasses. — Rick Rickgauer, Vision Associates, Girard, PA
  • As always, L.A. EYEWORKS and I can’t keep LOWERCASENYC suns on the shelf! — Siobhan Burns, The Eyeglass Lass, New London, CT
  • The ETNIA BARCELONA Baton Rouge in any color. — Nytarsha Thomas, OD, Visionelle Eyecare, Zionsville, IN
  • Contacts beat all. — Leisa Lauer, Dr. H Michael Shack, Newport Beach, FL
  • IGREEN by Thema is our best-selling line. The frames are light, comfortable and colorful. — Doreen Erbe, Snyder Eye Group, Ship Bottom, NJ
  • Crystal ORIGINAL PENGUIN frames, specifically the Saul, Clyde and Seaver. Crystal is not only unisex but it’s been quite popular for us; more faces can handle crystal than a heavier or darker color. — Carissa Dunphy, Lake Stevens Vision Clinic, Lake Stevens, WA
  • VERA WANG has shown an increase in sales. In general, our designer name frames are doing very well. — Pam Housley, Texas State Optical of Nederland, Port Arthur, TX
  • NIKE and COLUMBIA suns, their price points make for a good impulse buy in conjunction with the ULTIMATE LENS PACKAGE from Essilor. — Bart Parker, Vision Source-Fox Optical, Lake Worth, FL
  • POLAROID and RAFAELLA eyeglasses sell consistently well in our area. A lot of our patients prefer value priced frames as back up since they spend most of their time in contacts; both of these lines have nice colors and styles at a low price point. — Tom Brillante, OD, Decatur Eye Care, Decatur, GA
  • SCOTT HARRIS and CINZIA for women; beautiful colors and textures. For guys, CARRERA was hot this month. OAKLEY suns for men although now that they are sold at America’s Best, they may be gone soon. — Annette Prevaux, The Visionary, Allen Park, MI
  • L.A.M.B selling like hot cakes to the women. OAKELY and the new BUFFALO to dudes. KATE SPADE sunwear is flying and Ray-Ban is in a sprint right now. — Jeff Grosekemper, Casa De Oro Eyecare, Spring Valley, CA
  • TOMATO glasses; moms are talking them up online. — Nikki Griffin, EyeStyles Optical and Boutique, Oakdale, MN
  • Acetates from ZERO G. People love how lightweight they are, but they still don’t need nosepads! These can be tougher to adjust if you need to add lots of panto, so it is good for the staff to really be aware of that when fitting the patient. TOM FORD sunglasses. People have been loving the classic styles like Leo, Alistair, and Lauren. All especially great for putting an Rx into. — Jenna Gilbertson, McCulley Optix Gallery, Fargo, ND
  • The GARRETT LEIGHT Kinney from the original collection but already an eyewear classic! — Dave Schultz, Urban Optics, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • FACE Á FACE for its unique shapes and color patterns. VINYLIZE, because we work with musicians and they love the artistic story behind the line. For sun, SHWOOD and VINYLIZE, our patients love a conversation piece. — Preet Kaur, Gary Tracy Optometry & Eyewear, New York, NY
  • FYSH, the shapes and colors are amazing! For sun, KATE SPADE, FYSH and NIKE. — Cynthia Sayers, OD, EyeShop Optical Center, Lewis Center, OH
  • MOREL and LAFONT opticals. MAUI JIM suns, we sell Rx very well and planos are showing promise. — Bob McBeath, Edina Eye, Edina, MN
  • ANNE ET VALENTIN because they always have great colorways! BARTON PERREIRA suns, beautiful on trend styles. — Paula Hornbeck, Eye Candy & Eye Candy Kids, Delafield, WI
  • The Night Call 2 from WOOW. Such an interesting frame that you must put on the face. ZEAL OPTICS suns. — Heather Harrington, Elevated Eyecare, Denver, CO
  • LINDBERG 9600 Series. — Harris Decker, Eye Designs Of Westchester, Scarsdale, NY
  • BEBE is always a top seller for us, and COLE HAAN suns. — Christine Howard, Attleboro Vision Care, Attleboro, MA
  • ETNIA BARCELONA, especially Sunset Blvd, it’s lower price point and timeless style. MAUI JIM, any style, best plano sunwear on the market bar none. — Steve Geis, Metro Eye, Milwaukee, WI
  • NOMAD for men and CINZIA for women; both offer classy but edgy style. In sun, OAKLEY for men and ELLE for women. — Jennifer Leuzzi, Mill Creek Optical, Dansville, NY
  • SALT. is always a top seller for us; we just restocked so they are doing great. VUARNET suns! — Margot Lanham, Ulla Eyewear, Madison, WI
  • SALT. and SOSPIRI opticals, TOM FORD and FACE Á FACE suns. — Steve Nelson, Eye Candy Optical, Westlake, OH
  • ESSEDUE from Fusion. Just seemed to have the right patients come in who wanted unique shaping and color. — Scott Keating, OD, Vision Trends, Dover, OH
  • ETNIA BARCELONA, both for men and women. They are just unique enough and colorful enough to be fun but still very wearable. Patients love them! MAUI JIM, best optics in a plano sun anywhere. — Kenneth D Boltz, OD, Dublin, OH
  • KLIIK, petite women and young girls love them. RAY-BAN suns. — Kimberly Riggs, OD, Ligonier, PA
  • The OGI 7170 Black Sand. It sold well by hitting two hot categories in our office: clear and round. RAY-BAN Polarized Wayfarers in Tortoise are always popular here. — Deborah Bosner, Northwest EyeCare Professionals, Columbus, OH
  • TED BAKER and STUDIO OPTYX opticals. TRINA TURK suns have some unusual color combos that make them stand out from all of the other black and tortoise sunglasses. — Barbara Bloom, Weber Vision Care, Harrisburg, PA
  • RAY-BAN, because Luxottica rules us. WILEY X because Luxottica doesn’t own us yet. — Marc Ullman, Academy Vision, Pine Beach, NJ
  • MODO did really well for us, patient love how light the frames are. COSTA sunwear has been great while we are having this perfect weather here in Florida. — Adam Ramsey, Iconic Eye Care, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  • CANALI for men’s frames, CHAMPION men’s frames and SPERRY men’s frames. MAUI JIM, across a variety of styles for men and women. — Mickey Bradley Patrick Optical, Fort Worth, TX
  • The new WOOW Spring Collection! And ZEAL OPTICS suns. — Heather Harrington, Elevated Eyecare, Denver, CO
  • EYES OF FAITH, KATE SPADE opticals, we featured them on our billboards. WILEY X suns. — Billy Isgett, Eyecare of Florence, Florence, SC
  • The MODO 6521. — Bhumika Patel, Redstone Family Vision, Indian Land, SC
  • KATE SPADE opticals and BOLLE suns. — Susan M Frick, Premier Eye Care of Eastern Idaho, Idaho Falls, ID
  • ST LAURENT eyewear and GUCCI sunwear. — Leisa Lauer, Westcliff Optometry, Newport Beach, CA
  • NIKE opticals and RAY-BAN suns. — Jason Stamper, Eye Care Pavilion, Davenport, IA
  • Did well with TURA women’s frames. — Gail Bailey, Eye Care Clinic, Grand Rapids, MN
  • TOM FORD, for our designer ophthalmic styles, OAKLEY did well in optical too. RAY-BAN did well in optical and sun and MAUI JIM in sun. — Mark Perry, OD, Vision Health Institute, Orlando, FL
  • MODO for sun and ophthalmic. — Jeff Hadyen, Cook and Hayden Vision Care Center, Brighton, MI
  • MODO, across the board Paper Thin and zyl. MAUI JIM suns was the most sold sunglasses last month in Rx and a couple regular. — Monica Tracey, Spectacle Shop Outlet, Charlottesville, VA
  • LINDBERG, new product arrived and the staff was really excited. ETNIA BARCELONA suns for the ladies, ENTOURAGE OF 7 is doing well for the men. — Kristina Swartz, The Eye Site, Mishawaka, IN
  • KATE SPADE and VERNON GANTRY. Vernon Gantry is consistently one of our best sellers because of its classic look, great quality for the price, plus it’s the only line we sell and a frame and lens package deal. MAUI JIM suns is consistently our best-selling sunglasses line for the amazing optics. — Larah Alami, OD, Hudson River Eye Care, Tarrytown and White Plains, NY
  • MODO, SCOTT HARRIS, PRODESIGN eyewear and COSTA sun. — Jill Schnurer, Village Eyecare Co., Clarkston, MI
  • MARIE CLAIRE, ENHANCE, EUROPA glasses. No suns, cloudy all month. — Rick Pascucci, Towpath Vision Care, Clinton, NY
  • KATE SPADE, CARRERA and RAY-BAN glasses, and sunglasses. — Nicole Heyduk, Eye centers of Northwest Ohio, Fremont, OH
  • MODO once again. GUCCI suns. — Amy Pelak, Proview Eyecare Optometry, Corona, CA
  • RAEN, OVVO, MODO eyewear and COSTA, WILEY X and SPY OPTICS sunwear. — Travis LeFevre, Krystal Vision, Logan, UT
  • WILLIAM MORRIS, CHARLES STONE and LUNETTES COMTOIS opticals. Suns? Talk to me in spring. — Kevin Count, Prentice Lab, Glenview, IL
  • Men’s OAKLEY frames seemed to be the best sellers for me. Especially the Currency frame. — Caitlin Wicka, San Juan Eye Center, Montrose, CO
  • FLEXON glasses and WILEY X suns. — Jen Heller, Pend Oreille Vision Care, Sandpoint, ID
  • COTE D’AZUR and OAKLEY opticals. TIFFANY sunwear. — Andrea Schall, Armstrong Eye Care, Kittanning, PA
  • OWP and MEXX for women and OGA and LIGHTEC opticals for men. MAUI JIM suns. — Susan Frein, Ames Eye Care, Ankeny, IA
  • PARADE frames. — Pauline Buck, Behavioral and Developmental Optometrists, Miami, FL
  • CHESTERFIELD XL opticals. — Fred Sirotkin, Eagle Eye Care, Columbia, MD
  • OGI and EUROPA ophthalmic lines. MAUI JIM and COSTA sunwear. — Zachary Dirks, St. Peter and Belle Plaine Eyecare Centers, Saint Peter, MN
  • KATE SPADE, we got a refresh! MAUI JIM suns. — Pam Peters, Midwest Eye, Downers Grove, IL
  • RAY-BAN, OAKLEY and ALTAIR in opticals. RAY-BAN, OAKLEY, DRAGON and NIKE suns. — Texas L. Smith, OD, Dr. Texas L. Smith & Associates, Citrus Heights, CA
  • COACH glasses and MAUI JIM suns. — Angel Miller, Cynthiana Vision Center, Cynthiana, KY
  • ARMANI EXCHANGE, TORY BURCH, RAY-BAN and OAKLEY ophthalmics and RAY-BAN and OAKLEY suns. — Pablo E Mercado, LensCrafter, Alpharetta, GA
  • MODO glasses and RAY-BAN suns. — Amina Ebrahim, OD, D Vision Eyecare, Allen, TX
  • MONET, SILHOUETTE, TITMUS SAFETY, EUROPA ophthalmics. RAY-BAN and OAKLEY suns. — BJ Chambers, Carrera Optical, McQueeney, TX
  • COACH, KATE SPADE and OAKLEY opticals and RAY-BAN sunwear. — Bob Schmittou, New Eyes Optical, Wyandotte, MI
  • DOLABANY, LAFONT, RAY-BAN, TOM FORD opticals, COSTA, MAUI, and RAY-BAN suns. — Gerald Koss, Vision Source Partners, Fernandina Beach, FL
  • Retro frames from ZIMCO and A&A JIMMY CRYSTAL suns. — Alexander Saper, Great Glasses, Houston, TX
  • ECO and GUCCI opticals. CARRERA and KATE SPADE suns. — Stephanie Crowley, Sie Eyecare, Charlotte, NC
  • RAY-BAN although it’s losing steam as people are looking for other lines. — Richard Frankel, Atlantic Cape Eyecare, Wildwood, NJ

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ECPs Share Their Best-Selling Collections for September 2019

Sun sales started heading south for the winter.

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The Last Call 2 by WOOW flies off the shelf as soon as we get it! The TORY BURCH TY 6035, we buy them three at a time. — Kris Kittell, Torrey Highlands Optometry, San Diego CA

The Thom Browne TBS416 is a full-rim pilot style in plastic specially designed for men. With a snug fit on the ears and nose the temples feature the brand’s iconic tricolor ends and four bars on the left temple. MSRP: $525

The THOM BROWNE TBS416; everyone is looking for that classic cool-guy/gal pair that’s edgy yet sophisticated and this sunglass has it all. — Yen Nguyen, Black Optical, Desoto, TX

Top-selling vision brands in September
Eyeglasses

Ray-Ban (9), Kate Spade (7), MODO (6), Etnia Barcelona (4), Oakley (4), ECO (3), L.A.M.B. (3), Nike (3), Ted Baker (3), Scott Harris (3), Barton Perreira (2), Costa (2), David Spencer (2), KLiiK (2), Lindberg (2), Maui Jim (2), New York Eye (2), OVVO (2), Prodesign (2), Theo (2)

Sunglasses

Maui Jim (12), Wiley X (9), Kate Spade (7), Oakley (6), Costa (4), Nike (3), Bollé (2), Coach (2), Gucci (2), Kaenon (2), Spy (2)

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

  • MICHAEL KORS opticals, COACH suns and KATE SPADE and RAY-BAN in both. — Nicole Heyduk, Eye centers of Northwest Ohio, Fremont, OH
  • XAVIER GARCIA, KATE SPADE and RAY-BAN glasses; MAUI JIM suns. — Bob McBeath, Edina Eye, Edina, MN
  • LILLY PULITZER glasses, KAENON sunglasses. — Joyce Paton, Village Eye Care, Raleigh, NC
  • FURLA opticals, BOLLÉ suns. — Rick Rickgauer, Vision Associates, Girard, PA
  • MODO, great optical styles and the give back is a great selling point. SPY suns, they are a favorite in our area. — Amy Pelak, Proview Eyecare Optometry, Corona, CA
  • SCOTT HARRIS eyeglasses because we had a product refresh. INVU sunglasses. — Pam Peters, Midwest Eye, Downers Grove, IL
  • The three Ms: MIZYAKI, MOREL 1880s, MATISSE. They are unique frames for unique customers! Price point sells RAY-BAN and GUESS suns and ETNIA BARCELONA’s fashion-forward sun styles. — Deb Jaeger, Eye Center of the Dakotas, Bismarck, ND
  • LINDBERG because the staff loves it. MAUI JIM sunwear; we just got a new store in a store from them and added inventory as well. — Kristina Swartz, The Eye Site, Mishawaka, IN
  • NW77 and OVVO glasses. TACTICALRX and RANDOLPH sunglasses. — Bret Hunter, Sports Optical, Denver, CO
  • RAY-BAN in sun and optical because of product awareness. — Pam Neagle, Austin Eyeworks, Austin, TX
  • TED BAKER eyewear and KATE SPADE sunwear. — Theodore Sees, OD, Rockford Family Eyecare, Rockford, MI
  • The THEO Millie capsule collection and BOCCA sunglasses. — Sabina Krasnov, i2ioptique, Scottsdale, AZ
  • RAY-BAN opticals because of name recognition and WILEY X suns because of word of mouth from other patients. — Tammy Warmouth, OD, Main Optical, Luzerne, PA
  • MARCIANO and GUESS were both big sellers in ophthalmics. Both lines have fun frames that draw people’s attention. Heck, I wear the GUESS3042 in pink and LOVE it. The MAUI JIM Ho’okipa is always a big seller. — Frances Ann Layton, Eye Associates of South GA, Valdosta, GA
  • NAUTICA glasses, BEBE suns. — Christine Howard, Attleboro Vision Care, Attleboro, MA
  • MAUI JIM sunglasses. — Judith Whitelaw, Dr. Gregory Char, OD, Orange, OR
  • It was a mixed bag for optical frames: L.A.M.B., DOLABANY and DRAGON. It was a difficult month due too many hurricanes, especially Dorian. MAUI JIM is always a best-selling sun line for us and we did well with KAENON. — Julie Uram, Optical Oasis, Jupiter, FL
  • The MODO 4235; one of their new fall releases, a sharp semi-rimless frame. Never thought I would say that the semi-rimless frames are coming back into style and I actually dig it! — Heather Harrington, Elevated Eyecare, Denver, CO
  • FABULOUS FANNIES because they are new to my peeps, and vintage is moving well. Tura’s Gwen Stefani L.A.M.B. and GX continue to do so well with my ladies and we just updated. For sun, ESE’s COCO AND BREEZY and Tura’s L.A.M.B, our clientele loves these lines and wait for the newest releases, which we stay up to date on. — Dianna Finisecy, Wagner Opticians, Washington, DC
  • ARISTAR may have had it by a nose in optical but suns were down. Everyone’s bringing in firewood… nobody’s playing outside anymore! — Jen Heller, Pend Oreille Vision Care, Sandpoint, ID
  • L.A. EYEWORKS! It was their 40th anniversary and we’ve carried them for the last 30 years. We had a big promotion with a 40th Anniversary window display. The Twill XL was the winner, it’s an update of a popular rectangular plastic frame but big! You always need one for The Big Head Club. — Dave Schultz, OD, Urban Optics, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • COSTA optical was big last month, especially the Ocean Ridge. In sun, the MAUI JIM Nautilus. — Nicole Leonard, Custom Eye Care, San Antonio, TX
  • MODO, RAEN and GIGI BARCELONA opticals. RAEN, SPY and WILEY X sunglasses. — Travis LeFevre, Krystal Vision, Logan, UT
  • DAVID SPENCER, as it was a new line for us. For sun, MAUI JIM and RAY-BAN … I can pretty much copy and paste this every month. — Zachary Dirks, OD, St. Peter and Belle Plaine Eyecare Centers, Saint Peter, MN
  • ANNE & VALENTIN, great fit, such wearable optical shapes and colors. BARTON PERREIRA suns; classic shapes in great colors. — Paula Hornbeck, Eye Candy & Eye Candy Kids, Delafield, WI
  • KLIIK, SERAPHIN and DAVID SPENCER; simple yet trendy glasses, and INVU polarized plano suns. — Laura Trudeau, Cornea and Contact Lens Institute, Edina, MN
  • MAUI JIM had an incentive for selling and we just received a new batch of fresh NIKE frames for the board. No major trend in sun but WILEY X had the top spot. It is always good for active people/motorcyclists. — Kim Hilgers, Monson Eyecare Center, Owatonna, MN
  • ASPIRE from ClearVision glasses and CELINE suns for women. — Leisa Lauer, Dr. H Michael Shack, Newport Beach, FL
  • MARCHON and ALTAIR eyeglasses, NIKE and DRAGON suns, and RAY-BAN (always) and OAKLEY in both. — Texas L. Smith, OD, Dr. Texas L. Smith & Associates, Citrus Heights, CA
  • RAY-BAN, Europa and PRODESIGN opticals. — Erika Tydor, OD, Shoreline Eyecare, Shoreline, WA
  • Anything Tura: LAURA SPENCER, TITANFLEX, TED BAKER and L.A.M.B. Great price point and my go-to brand for uplifting shapes. I-DEALOPTICS for suns. Again price point and makes that second pair seem more reasonable to people. Also great for our contact lens wearers who need sunglasses. — Lindsey Pulford, Insights Eyecare, Manhattan, KS
  • OWP and CHARMANT TITANIUM ophthtalmics and BROOKS BROTHERS and OAKLEY suns. — Jennifer Leuzzi, Mill Creek Optical, Dansville, NY
  • PRODESIGN and SERAPHIN glasses, OAKLEY and KATE SPADE suns and RAY-BAN in both. — Andrew Romeril, OD, Torrey Highlands Optometry, San Diego, CA
  • ETNIA BARCELONA glasses for both men and women are hot sellers. MAUI JIM suns are consistently our best sellers; we always say that once you’ve owned a pair, nothing else will ever compare. — Kenneth D. Boltz, OD, Dublin, OH
  • NIKE, FLEXO and ORIGINAL PENGUIN opticals. — Ann Gallagher, OD, Professional Vision, Ellicott, MD
  • MINIMA glasses and WILEY X suns. — Dave Goodrich, Goodrich Optical, Lansing, MI
  • MODO, lightweight and beautiful colors. — Annette Prevaux, The Visionary Inc, Allen Park, MI
  • MODO/ECO glasses and MAUI JIM suns. — Elizabeth Hawkins, The Eye Station, Lees Summit, MO
  • LUNOR and THEO glasses and MAUI JIM suns. — Phil Harris, Eyes on Fifth, San Diego, CA
  • LONGCHAMP, KATE SPADE, COSTA and NIKE frames. COSTA and WILEY X suns. — Jessica Mitchell, Mitchell Eye Care, Starkville, MS
  • ADENSCO ophthalmics and RAY-BAN sunglasses. — Scott Felten, Fox Valley Family Eye Care, Little Chute, WI
  • MAUI JIM ophthalmics. We expanded our collection that included a nice display. Definitely shows off the line better. MAUI JIM suns too; the more you have, the easier it is to show off. — Tim Gray, Visual Eyes, Huntingdon Valley, PA
  • ETNIA BARCELONA glasses, OAKLEY suns. — Scott Keating, OD, Vision Trends, Dover, OH
  • ETNIA BARCELONA glasses and our ECO with polarized sun clips did the best last month. They are versatile for our patients and they love how the new shapes contrast from the frame. — Selena Jachens, Urban Eyecare & Eyewear, West Des Moines, IA
  • REAL TREE frames and POLAROID suns … doesn’t hurt that Lady Gaga was seen wearing a pair. — Angel Miller, Cynthiana Vision Center, Cynthiana, KY
  • CARRERA opticals, NIKE suns and KATE SPADE in both. — Betty Aretz, The Eyecare Boutique, Wexford, PA
  • ECO with clips and KATE SPADE LaDonna frames; ANN TAYLOR suns. — Stephanie Crowley, Sie Eyecare, Charlotte, NC
  • OVVO, people love the sleek styling, along with the light weight and durability. SCOTT HARRIS because it has great style and price point. SMITH suns, they have great sporty styles with good polarized lenses. WILEY X has also been flying off our shelves. We have a lot of requests for motorcycle glasses and these have been a great option. — Nichole Montavon, Oskaloosa Vision Center, Oskaloosa, LA
  • COLUMBIA suns. — Annie Thompson, Lawrence Eye Care Associates, Lawrence, KS
  • COLE HAAN in both. — Todd M. Clark, OD, Image Optical, Westerville, OH
  • The ECO model Flint. We sell several every month in all of the colors. It’s lightweight, durable, and affordable. MAUI JIM suns always! The optics can’t be beat. — Larah Alami, OD, Hudson River Eye Care, Tarrytown, NY
  • TED BAKER eyeglasses and WILEY X sunglasses. — Fred Sirotkin, OD, Eagle Eye Care, Columbia, MD
  • BLACKFIN, people rave about the lightness and the colors. WILEY X suns because of the great price point and the fact that they are safety rated. — Jim Williams, Eye to Eye, Mexico, MO
  • KLIIK and FYSH; for their style. SALT LIFE suns for the price point. — Amy M. Farrall, OD, Vision Center of Delaware, Newark, DE
  • People are asking for thin metals. Popular with that feature in our shop is GÖTTI and LINDBERG. — Julie Kubsch, Specs Around Town, Bloomington, IL
  • KATE SPADE is a new line for us. It has great colors and styles, plus name recognition. Men just want OAKLEY suns! — Heidi Hipsher, Northland Eye Care, Flagstaff, AZ
  • DRAPPER JAMES glasses. Sunglasses are a hard item for us to move. — Jess Gattis, Thomas Vision Clinic, Leesville, LA
  • GUCCI opticals because they had good looking styles. Suns don’t really sell in our office. — Minh Ta, OD, Specs Appeal, Decatur, GA
  • OAKLEY in both. — Susie Phillips, Dr. Brendon Johnson, O.D., Pekin, IL
  • KATE SPADE glasses, great new styles; SMITH suns. — Ann-Marie Weaver, Optimal Eye Care, Lewis Center, OH
  • VERA BRADLEY because we had just gotten new ones in. MAUI JIM suns. — Adam Doyle, Pearle Vision, Madison, AL
  • SILHOUETTE rimless, customers are wanting a lightweight frame. The fave: Titan Next Generation 5521. For sun, Ultimate Vision’s CHRIS CRAFT collection. — Mickey Bradley, Patrick Optical, Fort Worth, TX
  • The NEW YORK EYE line; very affordable and helps with insurance plans. COSTA suns because they sell themselves. — Becki Martin, Harrington Vision Center II, Florence, SC
  • The new SCOTT AND ZELDA line by NEW YORK EYE is doing well. — Angie Patteson, OD, Sunset Eye Care, Johnson City, TN
  • TOM FORD glasses and GUCCI suns. — Danielle Doniver, Heritage Optical, Detroit, MI
  • CHANEL because it’s exclusive and beautiful. ETNIA BARCELONA because it is fun, funky and well made and OAKLEY always has great turns and a loyal brand following. For sun, GUCCI … because it’s GUCCI, KATE SPADE and COACH because they are less expensive classics, and CARRERA for its sporty, great fit. — Susan L. Spencer, Council Eye Care, Williamsville, NY
  • BRILLENEYES, they are great quality frames that are extremely reliable. They also come in fun colors. In sun, the RAY-BAN Daddy-O. — Judy Scheuerell, Fox Valley Family Eye Care, Little Chute, WI
  • The frames we couldn’t manage to keep on the boards this month were definitely MODO. We brought in MODO as our first independent line and because we are all so impressed with the handmade quality and the brand story, we find that we choose these frames more when styling patients. MAUI JIM suns because it’s MAUI JIM! — Tiffany Firer, Lifetime Eyecare, Jenison, MI
  • The OAKLEY Currency frame for men. WILEY X frames were big sunglass sellers. — Caitlin Wicka, San Juan Eye Center, Montrose, CO

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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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Big Style and Petite Tech Perfectly Describe the Latest Product Releases

Click through for frames that make a statement and diagnostics with a small footprint.

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Fab Fashion

Designed with petite women in mind, the 10×256, from Modern Optical’s FASHIONTABULOUS collection, has a tortoise front, stainless steel temples, and temple tips of handmade zyl.

modernoptical.com

$150

New Perspective

With a design based on the Perspective collection’s Rimless and Bold, the Loop, from GÖTTI, offers a new twist on minimalism while using the same patented connecting system for combining colors.

gotti.ch

$490

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Captured!

Screening and detection of retinal pathologies just got easier, with the introduction of RETINA800, from ESSILOR INSTRUMENTS. This space-efficient, tablet-driven device offers a fully automatic, high quality retinal image capture.

essilorinstrumentsusa.com

$16,500

Four in Five

Capable of performing four non-invasive tests in five minutes, the IDRA Ocular Surface Analyzer from COBURN TECHNOLOGIES has a user-friendly grading scale that makes sharing results with patients easy and manageable. The fully automated, delegable, comprehensive dry-eye diagnostic system is made by SBM Sistemi.

coburntechnologies.com

Price upon request

Screentime Boost

The classic round eyeshape of the Attaché from GUNNAR raises the design bar for computer glasses. This blue light blocking style, made with a nylon frame material and flexible hinges, offers 100% protection from UV light.

gunnar.com

Starts at $79.99

Slim Fast

The styles in Thema’s IGREEN Hi-Tech 4.0 collection, including the iGreenV04_89, feature the collection’s signature polymer and metal temples, now in slimmer designs.

thema-optical.com

$289

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Architecturally Inspired

Inspired by architect and engineer Luis Barragán, TARIAN model G103, from the Graphic collection, is made with acetate and stainless steel, and features hard flex hinges.

jeremytarian.com

$460

Color Their World

The new, improved kids’ color blindness test from ENCHROMA makes it easier to test kids ages 5 and up for color blindness. And when a young patient is found to have color blindness, the Kid’s Kit offers a convenient trialing and fitting kit that includes four complete pairs of the company’s eyewear for kids.

enchroma.com

$269 per pair

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