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Tort Report: 9 Variations on an Optical Mainstay

Catch some of the most notable new tortoise styles.

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In Your Dreams

Five-year-old Barcelona-based brand Gigi Barcelona has launched its first campaign — OWN YOUR DREAMS. Inspired by lucid dreams, the campaign plays in the space between dreams and reality. The concept behind the campaign is that we are able to control our lives and make our dreams a reality. The campaign is accompanied by a video titled The Relay, which can be viewed on their website. The Jazz ophthalmic style (r) and Miami sunglass (l).

$229-$329

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Via Spiga

A full-rimmed zyl frame, the Tabita brings its style game with metal rivets and an engraved Via Spiga logo.
(800) 765-3700, zyloware.com

$188.85

Cole Haan

Made with ultra-thin stainless steel and the lightest of rubbers, the slim-and-trim CH6067 is part of Altair’s Grand.ØS Collection and shown here in Tokyo tortoise.
(800) 505-5557, altaireyewear.com

$126

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L.K.Bennett

Oversized, yet not overdone, the acetate LKBSUN12 makes its mark by bringing a solid and a tort look together.
millmeadopticalgroup.com

$220

Blackfin

Part of the Blackfin Lamina PLUS collection, the Jedway is a titanium frame with acetate rims. It features the Sharklock locking system (which received the Silmo d’Or prize) and Swordfish temple tips with break-off guides for easy shortening.
(877) 889-0399, villaeyewear.com

$425

Rain City

Straight out of the Pacific Northwest, the woodgrain texture and matte split on a P3 shape give the acetate 1054 its uniqueness.
(866) 214-8987, raincityeyewear.com

$249

Komono

The Quin White Gold delivers a quiet look — one where the tort is almost a secret. With acetate tips, this frame features a three-barrel stainless steel hinge.
(844) 240-4130, komono.com

$191.12

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Tom Ford

A combination cat-eye shape, the FT0657 brings the runway to the wearer and features the T logo on the rim.
(800) 345-8482, marcolin.com

$475

Giorgio Armani

With unexpected shapes and colors, the Les Malachites embodies the personality and fashion-forward feel of the Giorgio Armani brand. This style is a metal frame with an acetate bar.
(800) 422-2020, my.luxottica.com

$330

Original Penguin

Named in honor of legendary bowler Anthony Earl, the acetate Earl combines light and dark torts, with a bit of translucency added to the mix as well.
(800) 627-2898, kenmarkeyewear.com

$180

Rachel Bozek is a contributing writer for INVISION.

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Champagne Anyone? Plus More Latest Releases for March

Color and style are also invited to the party.

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Runway Ready

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

my.luxottica.com

$330

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.

archcrown.com

Prices upon request

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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.

championchair.com

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.

shamirlens.com

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.

kenmarkeyewear.com

$156

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Good Jeans

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

mondotticausa.com

$175

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. eseyewear.com

$249

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.

zyloware.com

$79.95

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A Chic Place for Clients to Sit and More Business Boosters for March

From glamorous to utilitarian, we have all the bases covered.

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Keep ’Em Comfy

Have clients stay awhile with some stylish stools from LUMISOURCE while you dazzle them with your wares. This Grotto style, just one offered by the company, is as elegant as can be with its light neutral palette and modern lines.

$150

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Application Required

The Chio contact lens applicator from CLIARA features an advanced ergonomic design for easy application and removal of all scleral and GP lenses, and application of all soft and hybrid lenses. The Quick-Release Safety Button makes it safe to use for even the most difficult CL patients.

$19.95

cliaraeyes.com

Tea for Two

Two eyes, that is. These Beauty Steep Tea Bag Eye Masks from UNCOMMON GOODS provide all the soothing tea benefits for tired, puffy peepers, in one stay-put eye mask. The set of six includes three blends: black tea and rose, green tea and jasmine and white tea and fennel.

$30.00 for six

uncommongoods.com

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Clip On, Clip Off

Take a ho-hum ensemble from zero to hero in no time with these ultra-fabulous 3” Fancy Evil Eye clipon earrings from LEMONIBLANC. Our EIC may or may not have picked up a pair for herself.

$19.99

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Lil’ House on the Dispensary

Well displayed frames almost sell themselves. OMG offers a selection of frame displays but these acrylic Lil’ House Displays are our favorite. And with their “Buy More, Save More” incentive you can be sure all of your frames have a home of their own.

$19.95

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Modern Suns Inspired by the Iconic Styles of the 50s, 60s and 80s

Time tested and still keepers after all these years.

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ic! Berlin

Part of their Core Collection, the Loan L. is named for a team member at the company. (The collection highlights company employees.) This lightweight frame is made from German stainless steel and has a screwless, interlocking hinge.

ic-berlin.de

Starting at $479

Polaroid

With pixel detailing and low-relief graphic lines, the PLD 6084/S helps the Heritage Capsule Collection stay true to its name. This 50s-inspired cat-eye is a bi-layer acetate frame.

(800) 631-1188, mysafilo.com

$98

Atelier Swarovski

Available in May, the SK0239-P brings modern-day shimmer and shine to the brow of this throwback design with the application of Pointiage dégradé crystal.

(800) 345-8482, marcolin.com

$530

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Chopard

Celebrating the brand’s jewelry and timepiece roots, the SCH261_300G is part of the 2019 Sun Collection.

(800) 423-3023, derigo.us

$890

Oliver Goldsmith

Representing the 60s in the OG Decades Collection, the 001 puts a crystal frame on the signature look of Jackie Onassis.

olivergoldsmith.com

$420

Modz Sunz

A Sunrise is timeless and so is the 60s-inspired, handmade zyl model of the same name.

(800) 323-2409, modernoptical.com

$79

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Versace

Party like it’s…the 80s! Bold is beautiful and glam is gorgeous with the red-hot VE4362, which features the new 3D medusa medallion.

(800) 422-2020, my.luxottica.com

$295

MCM

Inspired by the aviators of the 80s but with added style and flair, the metal MCM128S helps define a dressed-up — or dressed-down — look with its double bridge and engraved logo.

(631) 755-2020, marchon.com

$320

Seraphin

The Marigold (8578) reminds us that the 80s weren’t all about big (big hair, big shoulder pads) and this combination frame is made with premium acetate and titanium and offers a bit of extra shielding.

(888) 560-1060, ogieyewear.com

$315

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