In this issue:
A Green-eyed LBI
With the approach of spring, what better time to go green? LBI China, a
division of the Chatsworth, Calif.-based LBI, releases its first
plastic frame made from 100 percent post-consumer products.
Eyes on the Runway
The eyes indeed had it during New York Fashion Week. The Fall 2008
collections included lots of sunwear on the runway.
It’s a perfect match: the rock star of the fashion world, Karl
Lagerfeld, and optical’s own rock stars, eyewear designers Christian
Roth and Eric Domege, collaborate on a collection of Karl Lagerfeld
brand ophthalmic frames and sunglasses, currently being launched by
Bring Out the Visionary Award
Quentin Tarantino (right) was honored recently with the 6th Annual
Ray-Ban Visionary Award, presented by Ray-Ban and The Creative
Coalition, at Harry O’s in Park City, Utah during the Sundance Film
The artistry of Marcelo Cipis has been featured on the final edit page
of the Brazilian optical magazine View (a Jobson Publication) for seven
years and, quite frankly, 20/20 has always been slightly jealous.
Hall of Frames
- Transitions Intros New TV Commercial
- Essilor Honors Top Varilux and Crizal Labs
- Rodenstock Names ODC Exclusive U.S. Distributor; Delle Donne Appointed CEO
Because I Needed It
Remember: Selling is a process in which the eyecare professional
helps a patient acquire all the goods and/or services that would assist
that patient to fulfill any and all visual needs in exchange for
THE WHO, WHAT AND WEAR ON CONTACTS
Over the past two years contact lens
wear has been increasingly
embraced by respondents. From
the 12-month period ending in September
2005 (12 ME Sept ’05) to the 12 month period
ending in September 2007 (12 ME Sept
’07), the percentage of wearers rose from
18.2 to 20.0, according to VisionWatch.
Spring Eye Wakening
It’s spring time—time to celebrate the new and the renewed. Eyewear is
once again a harbinger of all that is fresh and a leader in
rediscovering, refining and revitalizing the classic.
When Eye Paint My Masterpiece
The colors are warm and sensuous. The details extravagant.
Go Take a Bike...
… And don’t forget the right
eyegear. Cyclists need and
want eyewear with all the
bells and whistles. Eyewear
that protects them from
wind and debris… that’s
extremely lightweight and
comfortable and keeps
them at peak performance
in all conditions.
A Brief Case for Computer Glasses
It just makes sense—and dollars—to dispense computer lenses. According
to the U.S. Census, 143 million adults use computers every day and an
estimated 54 million children use a computer at home and/or at school.
Gray is a cool color that’s heating up the fashion world. From eyewear
to clothes to home furnishings, gray is the style maxim this season.
Much like Green Day, the
juvenile rock band formed in
1987 as part of the punk rock
scene in Berkeley, Calif. and
still hot today, the color green
has staying power. It’s a fashion
Pucci. I always thought it
sounded like a kiss—a
quick peck on the cheek,
waking you up with a
flash of color, a definite
splash of distinctly Italian
romance and a lingering image of
Walking into an Ilori store is truly a
feast for all the senses. The faint
pleasant aroma of fig tickles the
nostrils. Soft music plays in the background.
Striking accessories are a natural and essential
element in the anatomy of an optical business.
These added attractions bring flair and function
to any look and certainly round out a
Artoptic: Emilio Giani Eyewear
Artoptic International introduces Emilio Giani Eyewear, a house
collection featuring innovative designer styling at affordable price
Nouveau: Global ReLeaf Eyewear
In a licensing agreement with American Forests, Nouveau Eyewear
introduces environmentally conscious Global ReLeaf Eyewear. For every
Global ReLeaf frame purchased, Nouveau will plant a tree through the
American Forests’ Global ReLeaf project.
Rem: Lucky Brand Sun
To complement its Lucky Brand Spectacles ophthalmic line introduced
early this year, Rem Eyewear releases a 12-style Lucky Brand sun
Signature: Carmen Marc Valvo Eyewear
Signature Eyewear launches its Carmen Marc Valvo designer line of
eyewear targeted to women ages 30 and older who seek to incorporate
glamorous eyewear into their everyday life.
Marchon: Pucci Eyewear
Marchon Eyewear unveils its Pucci eyewear line targeted to dynamic, confident and cultured women.
Sàfilo USA: Jimmy Choo Sunwear
Sàfilo USA introduces its 16-piece Jimmy Choo sunglass collection
designed for women. Oversized, vintage-inspired glamorous plastic
shapes with sophisticated details comprise the majority of the
Luxottica: Club Monaco Eyewear
Luxottica Group presents its premiere Club Monaco Eyewear collection, consisting of 14 ophthalmic styles and 11 sunglasses.
Cachet: Proenza Schouler Sunglasses
Cachet/A Division of L’Amy America introduces its Proenza Schouler brand sunglass collection.
Marchon: Karl Lagerfeld Eyewear
Marchon Eyewear launches Karl Lagerfeld Eyewear. Developed in
collaboration with eyewear designers Christian Roth and Eric Domege,
the new line is targeted to both men and women.
What Follows is Not Printable
The Eyes Have It
While flipping through the newspaper the other day in search of a movie to see, I spotted an ad for “The Eye.’”
Eyeglasses AND Contact Lenses
It’s important for eyecare professionals to be familiar with the basics of vision correction when dispensing either spectacle or contact lenses.
Using MRPs to Optimize Lens Performance
You want patients to get the best performance from the lenses they
purchase and manufacturers go to great lengths to design lenses able to
give that “best performance.”