Eyewear and Trends: New Frame Products



Viva International: V-Lock
Frames on lock-down
Viva International Group launches V-Lock, a patented technology that replaces the eye-wire screw with a barely visible snap lock-in system. The system provides a secure clasp that prevents lenses from falling out and fits snugly, not snagging hair or clothes. The V-Lock technology is featured in five Savvy and six Viva frames, in both men¡¯s and women¡¯s styles.

A & A: Jalapenos Sol
Spicy sunwear
A & A Optical adds 11 styles to its Jalapenos SOL sunwear collection. The vibrantly colored metal and zyl frames are targeted to teens and those who are forever 29. Techno-inspired rectangles and elongated ovals are completed with pearlized chameleon finishes and marble swirls. Select styles feature bubble-gum striped patterns. Each frame is Rxable and two styles (Jamaica and Thai) have polarized lenses.

evolutioneyes: Adaptors
Step into the dark side... in just a few seconds
A matter of seconds to accommodate outdoor settings. The light indoor tinting is especially well-suited for computer usage. The collection is comprised of five styles for men and women in metal and plastic. All frames feature a larger reading area for more viewing and protection, and spring hinges for a comfortable fit. Each frame comes in two colors: brown with brown photochromic lenses and gray/black with gray lenses. Powers range from +1.00D to +2.50D in 0.50 diopter steps.

Hilco: FrameWorks Expansion
Value with variety
Hilco expands its FrameWorks system, a value-oriented frame buying solution, with six rimless compression mounts. Six color options are available. Styles are fashion-forward and feature stainless-steel bridges and endpieces and lightweight aluminum temples with integrated spring hinges. Lens shapes and colors can be customized in any combination.