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Sunwear sales are on the rise for summer.

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The Wiley X Rebel sunglasses are a perfect reflection of true rebel style with the same military grade Rx lenses Wiley is known for. Available in matte black with grey lenses, matte layered tortoise with polarized bronze lenses and Real Tree Xtra Camo with polarized green lenses (shown). MSRP: $130

RANDOLPH ENGINEERING ’s Aviator was popular with both men and women. The Rebel (shown) and Valor models from WILEY X were also popular. — Barbara Bloom, OD, Weber Vision Care, Harrisburg, PA

The OVVO 2880 is constructed from military grade surgical steel and titanium composite. Extremely durable and weighing in at only 0.6 ounces, the 2880 comes in five colors, graphite tangerine shown. MSRP: $360

OVVO , specifically the 2880 frame, we can’t keep it on the shelf! — Caitlin Bruno, Binyon Vision Center, Bellingham, WA

Top-selling vision brands in May
Eyeglasses

CO (6), Kate Spade (5), Scott Harris (5), Silhouette (4), OVVO (3), Bebe (2), Dolabany (2), Esprit (2), Etnia Barcelona (2), Europa (2), Guess (2), Lightec (2), Morel (2), Vera Bradley (2)

Sunglasses

Ray-Ban (17), Maui Jim (14), Costa (8), Oakley (7), Kate Spade (5), Gucci (3), INVU (3), Nike (3), Wiley X (3)

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

  • SCOTT HARRIS by EUROPA for both men and women. They have all the current styles with great color choices. SMITH sunglasses are our top sellers at the moment. It’s boating as fishing season and everyone needs the wrapped sporty glasses. — Jade Kowalick, Ryczek Eye, St. Petersburg, FL
  • WOOW eyewear with all of their colors. But honestly, not a certain sun style but I have been putting mirror coatings after mirror coatings on sunglasses and everyone is LOVING them, from lavender, to rose gold, to black, etc. — Heather Harrington, Elevated Eyecare, Denver, CO
  • RAY-BAN continues to outsell all the others. However, the ANNE KLEIN for ladies sells through very quickly. We primarily sell COSTA suns because of our fresh and salt water fisherman. — Pam Housley, Texas State Optical of Nederland, Port Arthur, TX
  • TURA glasses, they are good quality at a good value. OAKLEY sunglasses due to name recognition. — Ron Hansen, Southwind Eyecare, Hutchinson, KS
  • We did great with the SWISSFLEX line so many colors and options that people can do they love it. In sun, we’ve been doing very well with MAUI JIMs. People love the options of new colors in frames in the different near colors also. — Julie Uram, Optical Oasis, Jupiter, FL
  • MODO and ECO, patients love the fact they get a polarized clip with the ECO and that they are giving back just by purchasing eyewear. Patients are loving the GUCCI suns. — Amy Pelak, Proview Eyecare Optometry, Corona, CA
  • EUROPA and MOREL glasses. Invu suns, the price point and that it works with insurance. — Pam Peters, Midwest Eye, Downers Grove, IL
  • TED BAKER glasses. Sunnies did poorly. — Diana Sims, La Vida Eyewear, Chicago, IL
  • MODO glasses, RAY-BAN suns. — Jeff Hayden, Vision Care Center, Brighton, MI
  • SILHOUETTE glasses and COSTA suns. — Tabitha Fuller, Thomas Eye, Palmetto, GA
  • KATE SPADE glasses and MAUI JIM suns. — Angel Miller, Cynthiana Vision Center, Cynthiana, KY
  • MOREL glasses and COSTA suns. — Robert M. Easton, Jr., OD, Oakland Park, FL
  • People really gravitate towards the simple elegance of GARRET LEIGHT. — Selina McGee, OD, Precision Vision, Edmond, OK
  • Our new brand, TACTICALRX safety frames, is on fire. For sun, the RUDY PROJECT Rydon has a great fit. — Bret Hunter, Sports Optical, Denver, CO
  • OVVO and KATE SPADE ophthalmics; OAKLEY and RAY-BAN sunglasses. — Amy Kraemer, Optometric Eye Care Centers, Maplewood, MN
  • Classic style frames with the great price point have been moving very well. It’s not always the big names that move best! For sun, the OAKLEY Splitshot has had a strong month. — William Chancellor, Eye Can See Eyewear, McDonough, GA
  • Marchon installed a CALVIN KLEIN display and we’ve been selling more than we anticipated. RAY-BAN suns sells the most… because it’s RAY-BAN. Luxottica installed a RAY-BAN display and we sell even more … something we didn’t think was possible. — Josh Bladh, Dr. Bladh OD, Diamond Bar, CA
  • TIFFANY, MICHAEL KORS, VOGUE, and ARMANI EXCHANGE opticals, OAKLEY suns and RAY-BAN for both. — Pablo E. Mercado, LensCrafters, Alpharetta, GA
  • The MINIMA Contour Series glasses and WILEY X sunglasses. — Dave Goodrich, Goodrich Optical, Lansing, MI
  • OVVO continues to be our top seller, specifically the 2880 frame, we can’t keep it on the shelf! We just started working with ETNIA BARCELONA last month and already sold a few of their beautiful sunglasses! — Caitlin Bruno, Binyon Vision Center, Bellingham, WA
  • We couldn’t keep RAEN in stock this month. MODO‘s lightweight acetates also sold well and OVVO moved really well. RAEN‘s suns also flew out the door. We also brought in TIFOSI as a budget sunwear option for our customers and they’ve sold great! — Travis LeFevre, Krystal Vision, Logan, UT
  • CAROLINA HERRERA and POLICE opticals. OAKLEY and RAY-BAN suns. — Bob Schmittou, New Eyes Optical, Wyandotte, MI
  • We just started carrying VERA BRADLEY and they have been selling well. NIKE has had some great sun releases recently that have sold well. — Jason Stamper, Eye Care Pavilion, Davenport, IA
  • BRILLENEYES core product and their DUTZ line. They are high quality and fashionable frames at a fair price. KATE SPADE suns; they have great styles that look good on a lot of people. They are also very durable. — Judy Scheuerell, Fox Valley Family Eye Care, Little Chute, WI
  • BEBE and COLE HAAN glasses and NINE WEST sunglasses. — Christine Howard, Attleboro Vision Care, Attleboro, MA
  • NIKE and LIZ CLAIBORNE opticals; BOLLE suns. — Rick Rickgauer, Vision Associates, Girard, PA
  • Our best-selling frames were VERA BRADLEY‘s Chandler, RED ROSE Acerra and LULU GUINNESS L777. EUROPA’s INVU 150 sold well for our value-conscious ladies who were looking for a pretty sunglass. RANDOLPH ENGINEERING‘s Aviator model was popular with both men and women. The Rebel and Valor models from WILEY X were also popular. — Barbara Bloom, OD, Weber Vision Care, Harrisburg, PA
  • The new VARI colors are great. — Kimberly Riggs OD, Ligonier, PA
  • YOU’S eyeglasses and INVU suns. — Chris Mark, OptiMark, Des Moines, WA
  • ALTAIR, COACH and SILHOUETTE eyeglasses, NIKE and MARCHON sunglasses. RAY-BAN and OAKLEY in both. — Texas L. Smith, OD, Dr. Texas L. Smith & Associates, Citrus Heights, CA
  • MODO eyewear has been a hot line lately. The frames are very light weight and durable. RAG & BONE’s RNB1007S has been very popular. The shape is trendy and flatters many faces. — Doreen Erbe, Snyder Eye Group, Ship Bottom, NJ
  • CZONE and LIGHTEC glasses. FYSH sunglasses for ladies and OAKLEY for men. — Jennifer Leuzzi, Mill Creek Optical, Dansville, NY
  • MCM sold really well. The big frames with bold colors really caught people’s eye. We just got INVU sunglasses in and they are flying off the shelf. They are so lightweight! — Frances Ann Layton, Eye Associates of South Georgia, Valdosta, GA
  • FERRAGAMO SALVATORE ladies glasses and KATE SPADE sunglasses; women love them. — Betty Aretz, The Eyecare Boutique, Wexford, PA
  • MODO sold well. Patients enjoyed the lightweight designs. In sunglasses, prints sold well; polka dots, cheetah and stripes. — Annette Prevaux, The Visionary, Allen Park, MI
  • SALT., we recently added the brand and had a show in April to celebrate the addition. In sun, MAUI JIM and RAY-BAN are always popular brands. WILEY X is keeping up as well, great safety frame options. — Deb Jaeger, Eye Center of the Dakotas, Bismarck, ND
  • LAURENT women zyl eyeglasses and GUCCI suns. — Leisa Lauer, Dr. H Michael Shack, Newport Beach, FL
  • TAYLOR MADISON‘s Allie; I can’t keep that girl in stock. It’s the perfect frame for so many faces, not too funky or conservative. It’s now available in three sizes with an array of colors to choose from. I love it! — Colleen Galanti, Pascarella Eye Care & Contact Lenses, Newtown, PA
  • GUESS MARCIANO frames with crystals on the temples. All colors fly off the shelf. COSTA’s Tuna Alley style with green mirror in suns. — Scott Keating, OD, Vision Trends, Dover, OH
  • SCOTT HARRIS, ESPRIT, and FLEXON in a near three-way tie. Cannot keep SMITH’s Langley sunglasses in stock! Beautiful, simple aviator at a great price point. Sleek and fits a ton of faces. — Jen Heller, Pend Oreille Vision Care, Sandpoint, ID
  • GUESS glasses and COSTA suns. — Marc Ullman, OD, Academy Vision, Pine Beach, NJ
  • FRANCIS KLEIN glasses are beautiful! JACQUES MARIE MAGE suns too. — Paula Hornbeck, Eye Candy & Eye Candy Kids, Delafield, WI
  • EUROPA lines sold well because of the wide selection of styles and price points. MAUI JIM and RAY-BAN suns. — Zachary Dirks, OD, St. Peter and Belle Plaine Eyecare Centers, Saint Peter, MN
  • LIGHTEC and RAY-BAN kids’ glasses; MAUI JIMs sunglasses. — Bob McBeath, Edina Eye, Edina, MN
  • COUNT EYEWEAR, it’s also the most unique and profitable. — Kevin Count, Prentice Lab, Glenview, IL
  • MARC JACOBS glasses, KATE SPADE suns and RAY-BAN in both. — Andrew Romeril, Torrey Highlands Optometry, San Diego, CA
  • LINDBERG frames, MAUI JIM sunglasses.— Kate Giroux, MacPhjerson Opticians, Arlington, VA
  • The DOLABANY Pueblo frame and the RAY-BAN 2132 and NIKE sunglasses. KATE SPADE sold well in both. — Todd Lapointe, VIP EYES, Portland, ME
  • PIERO MASSARO, THEO TRUFO, and SABINE BE Be Crazy eyeglasses. THIERRY LASRY, SHO EYEWORK and ANNE ET VALENTIN sunglasses. — Harris Decker, Eye Designs of Westchester, Scarsdale, NY
  • NEW YORK EYE because it was more affordable but still stylish. RAY-BAN frames are timeless and aviator and wayfarer sun styles are classic and timeless. — Kelsey Ruminer, Kavanaugh Eye Care, Little Rock, AR
  • CARRERA, TOMMY HILFIGER and CASINO. Tom Brillante, Decatur Eye Care, Decatur, GA
  • GUESS eyeglasses sold well and KATE SPADE suns. — Scott Felten, Fox Valley Family Eye Care, Little Chute, WI
  • ECO, we brought it in last month and it flew off the shelves; COSTA suns. — Jill Schnurer, Village Eyecare Co., Clarkston, MI
  • ETNIA BARCELONA is great for women and men, colorful but in a very wearable way. Once patients try them on, they love them. We love the support of Etnia too. MAUI JIM sunglasses have long been our #1 seller but the addition of their blue, pink and green mirrors convinces even long term wearers to pick up a new pair. — Kenneth D. Boltz, OD, Dublin, OH
  • TOM FORD, LAFONT, DOLABANY and SILHOUETTE glasses; COSTA, MAUI JIM and RAY-BAN suns. — Gerald Koss, Vision Source Partners, Fernandina Beach, FL
  • NANO VISTA, ETNIA BARCELONA, BEBE, and SCOTT HARRIS glasses. MAUI JIM and GUCCI suns. RAY-BAN sold well in both. — Jocelyn Mylott, D’Ambrosio Eye Care, Lancaster, MA
  • MODO eyewear and RAY-BAN sunglasses. — Bhumika Patel, OD, Redstone Family Vision, Indian Land, SC
  • ECO with sun clips and the KATE SPADE Ladonna; we’ve sold it 13 times in rose gold glitter. — Stephanie Crowley, Sie Eyecare, Charlotte, NC
  • ECO acetate metal combo in glasses and MODO in sun, they’re thin and light. — Adam Ramsey, OD, Iconic Eye Care, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  • ROMEO GIGLI. — Mitchell Kaufman, Marine Park Family Vision, Brooklyn, NY
  • KREWE is new to our office, great optical and sunglass options, especially the Laveau. You can’t beat the price point of VERNON GANTRY for the quality. BARTON PERREIRA, and the ECO Finlay, it’s modern and lightweight option that’s consistently a seller! — Larah Alami, OD, Hudson River Eye Care, Tarrytown and White Plains, NY
  • The COVER GIRL line’s new selection and COSTA suns, they’re good stuff. — Susie Phillips, Dr. Brendon Johnson, O.D., Pekin, IL
  • SILHOUETTE, STATE, SCOTT HARRIS and HACKETT eyeglasses; MAUI JIM and SPINE sunglasses. — Katie Gillenwalters, Clifton Park Eye Care Associates, Halfmoon, NY
  • Anything with a double bar is moving very well this month. Specifically, the TOMS Artie and Carmella are very popular. — Angie Patteson, OD, Sunset Eye Care, Johnson City, TN
  • ZENKA EYEWEAR is one of our best sellers! Zenka is unique because they have interchangeable clips for the front of the glasses. You can change the shape, color, pattern or even paint a clip of your own. TOM FORD sunglasses also sold well. — Maggie Ryan, Optical Arts, Toledo, OH
  • RAG & BONE eyewear and MAUI JIM sunglasses. — Melissa A. Williams-Tauriac, OD, Identity Eyecare, Irving, TX
  • ECO, SCOTT HARRIS, CINZIA and LASCALA eyewear. — Tom Hicks, Oxford Opticians, Oxford, OH
  • KATE SPADE has been hot for us for the last quarter. I can’t keep them on the frame boards, they sell quick. I think the variety of shape, color, and quality makes them an easy sale. With summer here in the desert we sell a lot of shades; for men, RAY-BAN, and women, surprisingly, last month, BEBE. — Rigo Lopez, Gilman & Vorster Optometry, Indio, CA
  • RAY-BAN and MODO, they are always our top two best sellers month after month. — Pam Neagle, Austin Eyeworks, Austin, TX

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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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