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The Vuarnet Cap Pilot visored sunglasses (style 1813) feature balanced and fluid design lines for a clean, modern look and a unique metal “visor” that helps to provide protection against glare. MSRP: $330

VUARNET 1813. I hate aviators, but this one is just damned sexy. Nikki Griffin, EyeStyles Optical and Boutique, Oakdale, MN

The Candie’s CA0155 095 is a women’s full rim plastic frame with rounded edges in a marbled light green color with metal temples bearing the classic Candie’s logo. MSRP: $164

REALTREE Girl G313 Tortoise and CANDIE’S CA0155 in 095. Classics that look great on any lady. Deanna Phillips, Clemmons Family Eye Care, Clemmons, NC

Top-selling vision brands in January
Eyeglasses

Ray-Ban (8), Europa (6), MODO (5), Kate Spade (4), Oakley (4), FYSH (3), OGI (3), Anne & Valentin (2), Coach (2), Dolabany (2), OVVO (2), ProDesign (2), Realtree (2), Tom Ford (2)

Sunglasses

Ray-Ban (17), Costa (9), Maui Jim (9), Oakley (4), Kate Spade (3), Gucci (2), Jimmy Choo (2), SALT. (2)

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

  • Calvin Klein, Gucci and Ray-Ban in ophthalmic. Gucci and Vera Wang in sun. — James Masser, Rocky Mountain Eye Center, Pueblo, CO
  • OVVO opticals; we love them and everyone gets shown them. For sun, Polaroid. It’s a great price point. — Cassandra Brackmann, Danville Family Eye Care, Danville, IN
  • Nothing in particular. Ray-Bans in general in sun … nothing in particular, though. — Susie Phillips, Dr. Brendon Johnson, OD, Pekin, IL
  • The OGI and Europa ophthalmic lines and Maui Jim and Ray-Ban sunglasses. — Zachary Dirks, OD, St. Peter and Belle Plaine Eyecare Centers, Belle Plaine, MN
  • Etnia Barcelona, OGI, and Nine West eyeglasses. Costa suns always do well for us! — Gail Bailey, Eye Care Clinic, Grand Rapids, MN
  • L.A.M.B. in ophthalmic and Ray-Ban in sun. — Chani Miller, OD, Park Eye Center, Highland Park, NJ
  • MODO, Raen, OVVO glasses; Costa and Raen in sun. — Travis LeFevre, Krystal Vision, Logan, UT
  • Kirk & Kirk led the way with the Lez. In sun, we sell a lot of Marcolin brands (Guess, Kenneth Cole, etc.) because of their price point… 95% are prescription. — Jim Williams, Eye to Eye, Mexico, MO
  • Steppers in optical, Maui Jim in sun and Ray-Ban in both. — Jessica Brundidge, Clarity Vision, Clayton, NC
  • Ted Baker opticals. — Haley Menge, Hi-Line Eye Care, Glasgow, MT
  • Coach glasses, Ray-Ban suns. — Steven Gouveia, Target Optical, Seekonk, MA
  • Tiffany & Co., that “Tiffany Blue” is a woman’s best friend. We just signed a deal with Luxottica to install a Ray-Ban display and the suns have been selling like crazy. — Josh Bladh, Dr. Bladh OD, Diamond Bar, CA
  • William Morris and Lunette Comtois ophthalmics. It’s winter in Chicago… sunglasses? What are those? — Kevin Count, Prentice Lab, Glenview, IL
  • Best-selling frame lines are Marchon products. We have a large volume of patients with VSP. They love the extra frame allowance when using their vision plan. Costa Sun out performs any other sunglass that we carry. They are requested by name. — Pam Housley, Texas State Optical of Nederland, Port Arthur, TX
  • Cote D’Azur from Europa and Coach and Oakley from Luxottica. Only sold one sun and it was a Tiffany. Andrea Schall, Armstrong Eye Care, Kittanning, PA
  • Anne & Valentin in optical. Thierry Lasry suns, fabulous fit and fabulous style! — Paula Hornbeck, Eye Candy & Eye Candy Kids, Delafield, WI
  • Anne & Valentin and Theo opticals. SALT in sun and optical. — Steve Nelson, Eye Candy Optical, Westlake, OH
  • ProDesign and MODO opticals, Jimmy Choo suns. — Greg Kyser, Gallery of Eyewear, Marysville, WA
  • We just got in Vera Bradley by the McGee Group, and the women are in love! The styles are very updated and they look great on every age! — Jade Kowalick, Ryczek Eye, St Petersburg, FL
  • Our kids, and their parents, are loving our Zoobug frames!! The kids love the colors and the parents the durability. The Ho’okipa from Maui Jim is a constant sunwear best seller. — Frances Ann Layton, Eye Associates of South Georgia, Valdosta, GA
  • Gucci ophthalmic and Burberry sunglasses. — Michelle Wright, DePoe Eye Center, Sharpsburg, GA
  • SHO Eyeworks Private Label Kent. A classic frame that works seamlessly for men and women. Plus, with SHO’s new loyalty partnership program, our office has an even greater incentive to encourage our patients to check them out. — James Armstrong, Alberta Eye Care, Portland, OR
  • ProDesign 5650 in the Nude or Opaque Nude. They just launched these colors in a cat eye in their Spring Collection and boy, I am excited! Yes. ProDesign really did it for their new collection. Tons of new and exciting pieces! The WOOW Super Sunny in sun. Pairing it with all different color mirror coatings! — Heather Harrington, Elevated Eyecare, Denver, CO
  • Taylor Madison opticals and Costa suns. — Dorothy Reynolds, Optical Alternatives, Milford, CT
  • We’ve been doing really well with MODO. Smart looking collection with clean lines and classic silhouettes. Maui Jim sunglasses. — Vlad Cordero, Focus Eye Care, Hackensack, NJ
  • Europa and Ray-Ban glasses. No suns, it was cloudy and dreary all month. — Rick Pascucci, Towpath Vision Care, Clinton, NY
  • Elle and Flexon eyeglasses and Smith and Wiley X suns. — Jen Heller, Pend Oreille Vision Care, Sandpoint, ID
  • Lafont opticals, Maui Jim suns and Kate Spade in both. — Bob McBeath, Edina Eye, Edina, MN
  • Some of the recently released Scott Harris styles. We love the SH-624 in Red/Pool! For sun, Columbia, we recently added the line. — Annie Thompson, Lawrence Eye Care Optical, Lawrence, KS
  • We’re having a hard time keeping up with the demand for Realtree large sized ophthalmic frames! Maui Jim anything! — Angel Miller, Cynthiana Vision Center, Cynthiana, KY
  • iGreen 4.0 collection. The colors are fun, the frames lightweight and comfortable and additional temples are available in many different colors. Tory Burch suns. — Doreen Erbe, Snyder Eye Group, Ship Bottom, NJ
  • Monet and Tura opticals. Ray-Ban and Costa suns. — BJ Chambers, Carrera Optical, McQueeney, TX
  • Vince Camuto opticals and Revlon sunglasses. — Jill Sweig, OD, Oyster Bay Optics, Oyster Bay, NY
  • Dolabany, customers love the styles and lots of color choices. Several people bought more than one in different colors. Got to love those multi sales. I hate to sound like a broken record but we’re Maui Jim fans here so they’re always our hot sunglass. — Julie Uram, Optical Oasis, Jupiter, FL
  • Altair, Marchon, Ray-Ban and Oakley in ophthalmic. Ray-Ban, Dragon, Nike and always Oakley in suns. — Texas L. Smith, OD, Dr. Texas L. Smith & Associates, Citrus Heights, CA
  • St. Laurent women plastic ophthalmics and Gucci runway line sunglasses. — Leisa Lauer, Dr. H Michael Shack, Newport Beach, FL
  • Oakley ophthalmics have been big movers in several styles like the Clubface and the Tin Cup. The Corbina sunglasses from Costa. — William Chancellor, Eye Can See Eyewear, McDonough, GA
  • Ray-Ban, Oakley, Polo Ralph Lauren. People go for the names. — Pablo E. Mercado, LensCrafters, Alpharetta, GA
  • Vera Wang, Kate Spade, Carrera opticals. In sun, Ray-Ban. — Nicole Heyduk, Eye Centers of Northwest Ohio, Fremont, OH
  • Europa eyewear and INVU and Jose Feliciano sunwear. — Pam Peters, Midwest Eye, Downers Grove, IL
  • Dutz by BrillenEyes. High grade stainless steel, awesome shapes and colors. Kate Spade and Ray-Ban suns. — Scott Felten, Fox Valley Family Eye Care, Little Chute, WI
  • Bebe ophthalmics. — Gigette Collazo Harfst, OD, Advanced Eyecare of Washington, Washington, NJ
  • In eyewear, Nomad, FYSH and OWP. Fossil and Oakley in sunwear. — Jennifer Leuzzi, Mill Creek Optical, Dansville, NY
  • MODO, patients really love the give back aspect of the company as well as the comfort of the frames. Spy suns. — Amy Pelak, Proview Eyecare Optometry, Corona, CA
  • Anne Klein in ophthalmic and sun, Bebe suns. — Christine Howard, Attleboro Vision Care, Attleboro, MA
  • Kate Spade and Nike. — Rick Rickgauer, Vision Associates, Girard, PA
  • FYSH in ophthalmic, Ray-Ban in sun and Kate Spade in both. — Cynthia Sayers, OD, EyeShop Optical Center, Lewis Center, OH
  • Jimmy Choo for both. Any style that has the crystal or jeweled temples. They just give the frames the extra wow. — Scott Keating, OD, Vision Trends, Dover, OH
  • Isaac Mizrahi eyeglasses from Charmant; Costa sunglasses. — Vicki Thompson, Grandville Optical, Grandville, MI
  • MODO and Ray-Bans. — Amina Ebrahim, OD, D Vision Eyecare, Allen, TX
  • Kate Spade from Safilo and Ray-Ban from Luxottica. — Betty Aretz, The Eyecare Boutique, Wexford, PA
  • The new Vari styles and colors are doing well. Ray-Ban sunglasses. — Kimberly Riggs, OD, Ligonier, PA
  • FYSH, and Nine West sunglasses. — Katie Rutledge, Arnold Family Eyecare, Imperial, MO
  • The Lindberg N.O.W. series and Res Rei opticals, SALT suns. — Harris Decker, Eye Designs of Westchester, Scarsdale, NY
  • Eyeglasses: Tom Ford, Dolabany, Lafont and John Varvatos. Sunglasses: Costa and Ray-Ban. — Gerald Koss, OD, Vision Source Partners, Fernandina Beach, FL
  • Twelve84 eyeglasses and Maui Jim suns. — Bethany Cassar, OD, Complete Eye Health, Holland, MI
  • ECO frames with sun clips and Costa sunglasses. — Stephanie Crowley, Sie Eyecare, Charlotte, NC
  • For women, Cinzia; everyone wanted color. For men, Penguin; classic styles and rich colors. In sunwear, Ray-Ban and Oakley again. — Annette Prevaux, The Visionary, Allen Park, MI
  • Ray-Ban, it’s just the nature of the mix. We’ve asked people to hold off on sunglasses pending the new Hoya products. — Richard Frankel, Atlantic Cape Eyecare, Wildwood, NJ

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ECPs Share Their Best-Selling Collections for September 2019

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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

What’s the Brain Squad?

If you’re the owner or top manager of a U.S. eyecare business serving the public, you’re invited to join the INVISION Brain Squad. By taking one five-minute quiz a month, you can get a free t-shirt, be featured prominently in this magazine, and make your voice heard on key issues affecting eyecare professionals. Good deal, right? Sign up here.

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

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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

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Big Style and Petite Tech Perfectly Describe the Latest Product Releases

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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.

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Four in Five

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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.

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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.

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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.

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$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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