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Hot List: January – February 2014




Hot List of Business-Boosting Products


For patients who love to read or work on crafts, having access to light is essential. Now there’s a hands-free option with The Eyeglass Light — a small, lightweight and flexible light that attaches to the arm of most types of eyewear. Weighing just 0.7 ounce, the Eyeglass Light features an LED lamp, replaceable lithium batteries, and a clip to easily affix it to either the right or left side of a pair of frames.

MSRP: $19.99


If you’ve been looking for a unique accessory to offer your eyeglass patients, La Loop may be the answer. Positioned as a “necklace for eyewear,” this fresh take on traditional eyeglass chains consists of a necklace with single loop with patented “magical hinges” that help ensure eyewear lays flat when hooked on the loop. La Loop is available in a variety of materials and colors, from wallet-friendly stretch and rubber cords, to one adorned with freshwater pearls.

MSRP: $25-$700



ZeaVision recently introduced a new retinal formula to its EyePromise eye vitamins line. EyePromise DVS is designed to support healthy retinal metabolism, structure and function, as well as promote blood vessel health, combat oxidative stress, and increase Macular Pigment Optical Density (MPOD). Nutritional ingredients such as benfotiamine and coenzyme Q-10 may support blood vessel health, while zeaxanthin and lutein are beneficial in maintaining healthy vision.

MSRP: $39.95



Coburn Technologies recently introduced the Simplicity Coater, a compact UV hard-coating system. It combines wash, coating and UV cure stations and has an enclosed countertop design. The coater features a touch screen, programmable controller, and removable coating module. Coat lenses using Coburn’s UVMAX (tintable) and UVAR (non-tintable) coatings with a 98 percent yield rate.

AVG PRICE: $25,000 (sold in multiple configurations)



The Diaton tonometer — aka Glaucoma Eye Test — by BiCOM Inc. offers an option for quickly and painlessly screening for glaucoma without directly touching the eye or using numbing drops. The pen-like device measures intraocular pressure (IOP) through the patient’s eyelid, with no contact to the cornea needed. The portable tonometer can be used in a variety of settings, such as clinics, hospitals and nursing homes.

MSRP: $2,750




Customers who buy multiple frames deserve a high-end frame storage unit for their eyewear collection. Enter Oyobox. This luxurious case holds up to eight pairs of frames thanks to an interior partition. No longer do customers need to store all their glasses in individual cases. The Oyobox is handcrafted, is available in a variety of colors and wood finishes, and features a shatterproof top window and leatherette interior. A great way to encourage frame sales.

MSRP: $250-$300




Safilo’s “American Eyes” Video Celebrates Elasta and Emozioni starring ECPs Peter Tacia and Heidi Dancer

For the third year in a row, Safilo has looked to trusted eyecare professionals to star in its American Eyes campaign for its Elasta and Emozioni collections.Their latest testimonials are from Peter Tacia, O.D. and Heidi Dancer, optician, of Alma, MI, talking about two best-selling collections: Elasta and Emozioni.

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Futuristic Tech and Styles That Pull Heavily from the Past

Go back to the future with May’s latest releases.





From the foiled four-leaf clover on the tip to the logo on the temple, the LUCKY BRAND D219 embodies a comfortable, vintage-inspired look. This frame is made with acetate and offers a two-tone effect on its front.

$175 (above)

Spin City

The Velocity 2D from COBURN TECHNOLOGIES kicks things up a notch from its first iteration, as it’s now designed with dual-coating technology, and can be paired with Coburn’s Duality lens detaper and cleaner.

Price upon request


Double Time

The openwork temples and oversized rounded eyeshape combine with a touch of color to give the Givenchy Double Wire style (model 0107) a contemporary-meets-classic sensibility.


Small Footprint, Big Impact

The Curve is an intuitive colorimeter used in treating neurological and light sensitive conditions recently launched in the U.S. by Cerium Visual Technologies.


Way Uptown

One of two limited-edition styles from Eyevan x Dennis Morris, the Uptown is an oversized design from the collaboration between the brand and photographer Dennis Morris. Featuring elements of film negatives, it’s inspired by the suns Morris wore as a young man.



Spacing Out

The new capsule collection from Gigi Barcelona includes the Deep Space, a titanium frame featuring two shades in the lenses. The high-range CR39 lenses offer maximum UV protection.


Protection Connection

Demonstrating the level of protection a patient’s eyes — and eyelids — have from UV exposure, the C-UV400, a tablet-based device from ZEISS, employs a specially designed indoor UV light technology. This device also closes the gap from the industry standard of UV380 for clear lenses.

Price upon request

Grade-A Gradient

The KLIIK DENMARK K-648 is a subtle cat eye in handmade acetate that features double-cut grooves on the end pieces. This style brings seafoam, indigo, grey and sand together for a calming gradient that will have you thinking beach thoughts.


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Champagne Anyone? Plus More Latest Releases for March

Color and style are also invited to the party.




Runway Ready

With a strut all its own, the GIORGIO ARMANI AR 6082 combines a geometric angle with a slightly curved browbar.


Tag! You’re It

Get the latest bar code technology, Op-Tags, custom labels and more from ARCH CROWN. At VEE, save 10% on certain Op-Tags and labels and save

$40 on Arch Crown bar code technology packages.

Prices upon request


Power to Elevate

If you’re looking for an alternative to the usual exam room seating options for patients, the Elevate from CHAMPION is a fully powered infusion chair with a lower seat height, easy adjustment, and a small footprint.

Price upon request

Expanding and Enhancing

SHAMIR Glacier PLUS UV is now nationally distributed, with its recent expansion for ordering from VSP One labs. The AR coating offers UV protection and an oleophobic surface, serving as a scratch-resistant dirt repellant.

Price upon request

Garden Party

One of the newest styles from ZAC POSEN, the Truvy combines metal and acetate for an unforgettable feminine design. Crystal acetate is laminated over the floral print acetate.



Good Jeans

The PEPE JEANS 3324 is a matte frame featuring new denim acetate laminations behind the logo.


On the Grid

The upswept rectangular shape of the COCO &BREEZY Clarity is overshadowed only by the textured-but-matching metal layer on the frame’s upper corners.


Champagne, Anyone?

The LEON MAX 6033 is a petite-fit frame that features a champagne crystal front with tort temples and wrapped metal end pieces.


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Move Over Acetate, These Metal Frames Are Making Moves




Customers are mad about metal, and for good reason: metal frames are durable, comfortable, fashionable and lightweight. And as the technology develops, they keep getting more so. Modern metal moves, and it does so in full color. These innovative and artistic frames will please any metalhead.


Whatever life may throw at you, model MX934 rolls with the punches. (Unless they are thrown at Fight Club.) Made of memory flex titanium, these frames will always return to their original shape. (No comment on the rest of you.)

(800) 323-2409 |


ic! berlin

Now anyone can glitter just like Sven in model Sven H., named after an actual ic! berlin employee who prefers cats and autumn, and is binge-watching Game of Thrones.

(866) 634-8990 | 



Ultra-modern and lightweight model Concord is a cool choice for the stylish gentleman who works in tech … or just wants to look like he does.

(888) 560-1060 |



 Go heavy metal in model H12, double-wire metal frames with hand-hammered finishing and an interlocking crossover metal nose bridge detail. Rock on!

+49 30223675499 |



As beaming model Blush demonstrates oh so well, there is no reason to sacrifice color (or shape) when metal is your material. You can choose both.

(510) 984-0082 |



Comfort meets color in sleek model SI 50149 in on-trend teal, made from ultra-light, 100-percent allergy-free titanium. Hazel eyes not included.

(800) 414-7656 |



Italian-made and designed, luxury model 5467 features temples adorned with Austrian Swarovski crystals, making this jewelry-inspired frame a glamorous statement piece with a big personality.

(800) 645-3710 | 


This article originally appeared in the January 2017 edition of INVISION.

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