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Wear It Like Beckham

Cheers to these interesting brow bars.

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Safilo has launched the DB Eyewear by David Beckham collection. A first from the globally recognized celebrity athlete, the collection includes sunglasses and optical frames. Beckham worked closely with the Safilo design team to combine effortless British style and an attitude of vintage, timeless spirit with a focus on detail and functionality. The acetate and metal eyewear frames with mineral, polar or photochromic lenses feature masculine design, craftsmanship and distinctive details, in a color palette of warm Havana shades and classic metallics. Here, Beckham wears the DB 1001/S sunglasses, a half-rim lightweight metal frame, with a double-bridge available in four color combinations. MSRP: $190-$270, safilo.com

Modo

A unisex pilot shape with a double titanium bridge, the 4612 is part of the Spring-Summer Rimless Shapes launch.

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$300

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Kirk & Kirk

Continuing with the company tradition of naming each frame after someone from the Kirk family, the model Sidney from the Matt Centena Collection is handmade in France, from 10 mm acrylic.

kirkandkirk.com

$438

Ellen Tracy

The Chania is a modified cat eye that features pebbled detailing and a brow bar that takes a dip.

(800) 645-3733, cvoptical.com

$198

Ella & Max

The 701170 goes geometric with octagonal frame fronts and staggered temples.

(949) 215-9661, brilleneyes.com

$269

Maui Jim

Part of the Specialty Metals Collection, the titanium MJO2419 features a nylon insert. With line décor on the bridge and temples, this frame is lightweight but still ideal for strong prescriptions.

(866) 666-5905, mauijim.com

Starting at $300

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Mita Eyewear

Made from recycled plastic, biodegradable lenses, and recycled aluminum, the MIO1913 is a men’s frame from Collezione 1.

mita-eyewear.com

$135

Staag Spectacles

The Bram is among the 18 models in the latest Staag collection from Plan B eyewear, each one vintage inspired.

(888) 399-7742, alternativeeyes.com

$299.95

ic berlin!

The retro-inspired Wolfener, from the Classic Collection, is a stainless steel frame made in Berlin.

ic-berlin.de

Starts at $499

TVR Optical

Part of the Pilot Aviator Collection, the TVR 521 is made entirely of Sun Platinum Metal (SPM) developed in 1930 in Japan. The World War II-era style features a revival of the 1940s Bakelite brow bar and is a remake of the AN6531 model.

tvropt.com

$530

Rachel Bozek is a contributing writer for INVISION.

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With a salute to summer’s shimmery, mermaid colors and warm weather-loving shades, Kenmark Eyewear celebrates this summer’s Aloha spirit with eyewear from Vera Wang, Kensie, Zac Posen and the Original Penguin Collection!

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A New Online Resource for Dry Eye Practitioners and Sufferers and More of What You Need to Know for April

Also Safilo snags a cool French brand and CooperVision has grant money up for grabs.

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Safilo Lands Isabel Marant

Safilo and Isabel Marant, the “It Girl”-favorite French brand, have signed a global 10-year license for the design, manufacture and distribution of Isabel Marant sunglasses and optical frames. The first collection will launch Spring/Summer 2021. Founded in ’94, Isabel Marant “design(s) clothes for women who want to have style while keeping their own personality. The kind of women who remain genuine but who are stamped with a hidden and remote sophistication.” Safilo will position the brand “between contemporary and traditional luxury … to captivate and engage Gen Z and Millennials,” says Angelo Trocchia, CEO of Safilo Group. safilo.com

Online Resource for Dry Eye

Data shows that Google searches for “dry eye” have more than doubled over the last 10 years. With our ever-increasing reliance on mobile and computer screens, that trend ­— and the number of dry eye sufferers — is likely to continue to rise. Dry Eye Directory (dryeyedirectory.com) is a new online portal that allows dry eye sufferers to easily access information, support, and resources, as well as book practitioners and treatments in their area. The website is free for practitioners and patients to join and use with providers from Australia, New Zealand and the US already registered. dryeyedirectory.com

Science and Tech Awards

CooperVision is taking submissions for its 2020 Science and Technology Awards. Submissions will be considered for interventions to slow myopia and technologies to improve CLs for presbyopia. The awards are open to those with an OD, MD, PhD or equivalent. Proposals may span proof-of-concept through translational stages and are eligible for two awards: The CooperVision Seedling Award for investigation of early stage concepts for a one-year period and $100,000 maximum grant and The CooperVision Translational Research Award, a two-year grant for substantive projects with funding up to $400,000. Applicants must submit a letter of intent by May 31. coopervision.com

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Books, Masks and More Business Boosters for April

Including OTC allergy drops and a better use for saffron than risotto.

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His & Hers

Attention getting frame displays can be an expensive challenge but these Wooden Eyeglass Mustache & Lip Display Stands from WEBLYTECH made from Indian mango wood are as cute as can be … and for the price per pair cannot be beat.

$9.99

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Verbal Vision

When Sebastian Duesing is not narrating to himself, he has no perception of sight. When he was diagnosed as a teen with cerebral/cortical-visual impairment, the top cause of visual impairment in children in the developed world, his family learned that it is largely unacknowledged by the medical community. EYELESS MIND is the true story of their discovery of Sebastian’s verbal visual processing.

$18.99

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Move Over Risotto

An animal study published in the  International Journal of Molecular Science suggests AffronEYE saffron could help prevent the onset of glaucoma. The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory characteristics of this potent saffron extract, made by PHARMACTIVE BIOTECH PRODUCTS, demonstrated an ability to protect retinal cells and reduce intraocular hypertension. AffronEYE is all-natural, water-soluble, non-GMO, and non-irradiated. It is kosher, halal and organic certified.

Price upon request

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Allergies Away

Pataday Once Daily Relief and Twice Daily Relief eye allergy itch relief drops from ALCON are now available without a prescription, just in time for spring allergy season. Pataday is the first daily allergy itch relief drop available without a prescription for the 66 million Americans with eye allergies.

$19.99

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Warm Compress in 1-2-3

POPMASK’s self-heating eye mask takes the hassle out of applying warm compresses. When opened the iron powder inside reacts with oxygen causing it to heat up in 30 seconds to 100.4 F. It stays that temperature for at least 20 mins. Earloops provide a secure fit.

1 for $5 or 5 for $20

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These 9 Eyewear Brands Put Their Money Where Their Mouth Is

Thanks to give back programs that help LGBTQ youth, teachers, animals, the environment and people in need.

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Peepers (ABOVE)

With Focus lenses filtering out high-energy-visible blue light, the Limelight minimizes digital eye strain. Peepers works with the Unity Foundation to aid La Porte County, Indiana schools.

800-348-2508, peepers.com

$25

Kuma

Inspired by an olive tree’s branches, the Olive features flat, mirrored lenses. For every pair of Kuma suns sold, a tree is planted by Trees for the Future.

866-241-6560, kumasunglasses.com

$35

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141 Eyewear

Made with lightweight, temperature-resistant plastic developed for the aerospace industry, the Ultem collection includes the St. Helens. For every 141 frame sold, a pair of glasses goes to a person in need.

141eyewear.com

$249

Fetch

Made from Mazzucchelli acetate, the Cameron features a soft striped effect. All profits support animal rescue.

(877) 274-0410, fetcheyewear.com

$145

Toms

A handmade acetate frame with five-barrel hinges, the Fitzpatrick is part of the Unity Collection. Every purchase helps to support the LGBTQ+ community.

toms.com

$149.95

Wojo

With real python skins on the outer temples, the RS4B is an acetate frame with a checkered pattern on the inner temples. Ten percent of sales go to the Florida Everglades to help manage invasive species.

(414) 379-9817, wojoeyewear.com

$99

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Proof

Hand-crafted from sustainably sourced wood, the Ontario is polished by hand. For every sale, $10 goes to the Do Good program.

(208) 794-5465, iwantproof.com

$114

Eyes of Faith

Created with radio personality Delilah, the Shelter is an acetate-metal combination frame with “…take refuge in the shelter of your wings” on the inside temple. With every purchase, $10 is donated to the non-profit Point Hope.

eofoptical.com

$265

Alan J

The Alan J Collection from Europa includes the AJ-146, a handcrafted acetate frame. A portion of sales is donated to the nonprofit organization Rising Tide, which assists struggling individuals and communities in building strong businesses.

(800) 621-4108, europaeye.com

$267

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