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ECPs Share Their Best Selling Frames for April 2018

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The KREWE Calhoun in the color Plume. Everyone loves this spotted frame. Leah Johnson, Central Texas Eye Center, San Marcos, TX

The Calhoun’s petite, rounded silhouette is a great choice for everyday wear and is available in several offbeat acetate patterns. $255

Doing well with — of all things — BOLLE, especially the wraps! Elizabeth Reid, Vision Associates, Hayes, VA

The Cary is perfect for water and snow sports. The ultra-wraparound frame optimizes comfort and protection, especially from the side. $120

Top-selling vision brands in April*
Eyeglasses

Ray-Ban (15), Kate Spade (6), MODO (6), Kliik (5), Tom Ford (4), Etnia Barcelona (3), FYSH (3), Lafont (3), Lindberg (3), Maui Jim (3), Oakley (3), Silhouette (3), Calvin Klein (2), Europa (2), Gucci (2), Masunaga (2), Michael Kors (2), Morel (2), OGI (2), OVVO (2), Penguin (2), Prodesign (2), STATE (2), Vera Wang (2)

Sunglasses

Ray-Ban (22), Maui Jim (12), Oakley (8), Costa (5), Kate Spade (5), Bolle (2), Coach (2), Gucci (2), Jimmy Choo (2), Nike (2), Tom Ford (2), Wiley X (2)

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

  • BLAKE KUWAHARA Blore was a huge seller for us last month. Also, MASUNAGA and LINDBERG as always. Harris Decker, Eye Designs Of Westchester, Scarsdale, NY
  • Happily, we started with GUCCI and they are steady and productive. Brian Parker, OD, Temecula Eye Center, Temecula, CA
  • LAFONT’s new Spring Collection is so beautiful. They really set the tone for high end product. In sun, PROOF EYEWEAR! Can’t beat a recycled line. Heather Harrington, Elevated Eyecare, Denver, CO
  • The VERA WANG‘s were popular for women and PENGUIN for men. Score one for Kenmark. Jeff Grosekemper, Casa De Oro Eyecare, Spring Valley, CA
  • RAG & BONE, ophthalmic and sun. New clean but edgy and matte finishes with pop of color on temples. Lisa Trippi, Eyesight Solutions, Mt. View, CA 
  • I invested deeply in IC! BERLIN suns and placed them in my front showcase. We sold five with prescription in one week to people 30ish – almost 70! Cindy Harmon, Sonoma Eyeworks, Santa Rosa, CA
  • WOOW Be Happy 2 and Good Job 3. Sarah Jerome, OD, Look+See Eye Care, Minneapolis, MN
  • DIOR Montaigne 18. Simple style, great quality. People feel like it is a timeless look. Jenna Gilbertson, McCulley Optix Gallery, Fargo, ND
  • FLEXON, patients are happy with how light weight and durable they are. They might have also sold well because they are on our video loop that plays in the optical and reception areas. Amy Pelak, Proview Eyecare Optometry, Corona, CA
  • KATE SPADE. It was Kentucky Derby season and the glittery and louder sun styles screamed Derby. Michael Martorana, OD, Falls City Eye Care, Louisville, KY
  • CALVIN KLEIN JEANS because they were new to our office with styles that flatter multiple faces. Christine Howard, Attleboro Vision Care, Attleboro, MA
  • COSTA since we are a fishing and boating paradise Robert Easton Jr, OD, Oakland Park, FL
  • CAROLINE ABRAM, funky and fun colors always with a unique twist makes them perfect for warm weather ahead. Viki Christopoulos, MD, Eyepolis, Pittsburgh, PA
  • We had a little run on STATE eyewear. Stacey Nutting, The Eye Doctors at CNY Eye Care, East Syracuse, NY
  • SILHOUETTE TNG, lightweight with excellent styling. Mickey Bradley, Patrick Optical, Fort Worth, TX
  • FUNOOGLES because kids love making their own glasses and parents like the price! Megan Sumrall Lott, Belle Vue Specialty Eye Care, Hattiesburg, MS
  • DUTZ line was hot, modern styles with awesome color. Love these. Scott Felten, Fox Valley Family Eye Care, Little Chute, WI
  • KLIIK model 573, petite colorful frames. VERNON GANTRY, modern but conservative looks with the perfect price point make these an easy sell as part of package deals in our office. ECO model Desna, can’t beat how lightweight it is! Larah Alami, OD, Hudson River Eye Care, Tarrytown NY
  • The MICHAEL KORS MK3019 in rose gold, a fun, trendy style. RAY-BAN 5228 always a top seller. The JIMMY CHOO Sheena sunglasses, great new style with fun stars. Erin Pillsbury, Shasta Eye Medical Group, Redding, CA
  • MINIMIA in ophthalmic and WILEY X in sun. Dave Goodrich, Goodrich Optical, Lansing, MI
  • KATE SPADE, RAY-BAN, ARMANI, OAKLEY, and MAUI JIMChris Cordes, Fischer Laser Eye Center, Marshall, MN
  • CINZIA, FYSH, KATE SPADE and BCBGJules Kohler, North Shore Eye Health and Wellness, CEDARBURG, WI
  • RAY-BAN, always a must in SoCal. No matter how much we try to push other brands this one comes out on top. DIOR! We had a little competition with the staff to see who sold the most. The styles are a little out there and large, but once our staff started to see that they looked good on patients, they were not just trying to win a competition and people started to gravitate towards them. Josh Bladh, Dr. Bladh OD, Diamond Bar, CA
  • RAY-BAN, EYES OF FAITH, these are new frames that are selling quickly. TOM FORD, we tend do well this this line. Mark Perry, OD, Vision Health Institute, Orlando, FL
  • DRAGON ophthalmic and sun. Cedric Mitsui, OD, Big Island Vision Center, Hilo, HI
  • Europa’s SCOTT HARRIS line and WILEY X suns. Jen Heller, Pend Oreille Vision Care, Sandpoint, ID
  • HARLEY DAVIDSON. The styles are wide and fashionable for both men and woman. Diana Sims, Buena Vista Optical, Chicago, IL
  • KLIIK, patients like the colors and styles. Sally Greeley, Poulin & Associates Eye Center, Waterville, ME
  • We added MODO and it has flown off of the shelves. The sleek design and paper-thin acetate is a big hit. Angie Patteson, OD, Sunset Eye Care, PC, Johnson City, TN
  • We moved a lot of NYEye ENHANCE. They’re a budget frame we sell in packages and they flew out the door in April, which is probably why revenues were down. Jennifer Leuzzi, Mill Creek Optical, Dansville, NY
  • NIKE suns, fits just about everyone. Chris Clark, Mullis Eye Institute, Panama City, FL
  • PIERRO MASSARO! Customers love the asymmetrical acetates and great shapes. Paula Hornbeck, Eye Candy & Eye Candy Kids, Delafield, WI
  • JF REY, lots of color for spring.  Leisa Lauer, Westcliff Optometry, Newport Beach, FL
  • GUESS sunglasses. Michael Dunn, Henry Ford Optimeyes, Troy, MI
  • Silhouette SPX for men, they love the light weight. Kathy Maren, Comb EyeCare & Eyewear, Western Springs, IL
  • RAY-BAN 7047. It’s a great light weight easy to fit frame. Doreen Erbe, Snyder Eye Group, Ship Bottom, NJ
  • STAND UP 2 CANCER, AVALON, and GLOBAL OPTIQUE. MAKO sunglasses. Billy Isgett, Eyecare of Florence, Florence, SC
  • KLIIK, they are perfect for petite women and teens. Kimberly Riggs, OD, Ligonier, PA
  • ETNIA BARCELONA remains our #1 seller, mostly in the tortoise/turquoise combinations. The Weimar is huge in every color for us, and comes in two sizes which fit our larger ladies beautifully. VUARNET is our best sunwear line. They have a fantastic store locator so we get referrals from that, mostly the men.   Women who don’t buy a Vuarnet are putting sun lenses in ophthalmic frames by DIVALDI. We have a ball putting together fun mirror combinations to play off the colorful frames. Nikki Griffin, EyeStyles Optical and Boutique, Oakdale, MN
  • For the month, it was overall MAUI JIM in both Suns and ophthalmic. Julie Uram, Optical Oasis, Jupiter, FL
  • MCM ophthalmic, great price point and fits many. In sun, GUCCI; we took in the Level 1. Steve Whitaker, Whitaker Eye Works, Wayne, PA
  • HAGGAR for men, REVLON, LIFE IS GOOD; good looking glasses reasonably priced in the $179- $189 range. Jill Sweig, OD, Oyster Bay Optics, Oyster Bay, NY
  • OAKLEY Barrelhouse has been a mover here this last month. It’s a frame I wear myself and it’s simple yet clean look makes it an easy choice for the patients. In sun, the Flak 2.0 in its variety of colors and lens options has moved well. The Prizm technology lenses has been a great boost for this model of suns. William Chancellor, Eye Can See Eyewear, McDonough, GA
  • STEPPER form Imagewear. Michael Davis, OD, Opti-Care, Eldersburg, MD
  • JOHN VARVATOS men’s especially in the color navy gradient, an example would be the V368. For sun, the JIMMY CHOO Baba in any color for women and OAKLEY for men. Scott Keating, OD, Vision Trends, Dover, OH
  • NIKE 7092 was the top seller in April. They’ve been very hot in our office with great men’s styles. The next best-selling frames were the GENEVIEVE BOUTIQUE Bling and the MODERN METALS Keith frames. They are both very appealing moderately priced frames. Dawn Christman Munoz, North Valley Eye Medical Group, Mission Hills, CA
  • ETNIA BARCELONA, OGI, and VINYL FACTORY. They sold well, because even though they’re not that unusual, they are much different than anything else around! Jim Williams, Eye to Eye, Mexico, MO
  • MODO and PRODESIGN. Great selection and a good price. Stacey Korte, Rockford Family Eyecare, Rockford, MI
  • Morel: LIGHTEC, OGA and KOALI —lightweight and colorful. Pam Peters  Midwest Eye, Downers Grove, IL
  • STATE Optical surged this month. Did very well for both men and women! Caitlin Bruno, Binyon Vision Center, Bellingham, WA

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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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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

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