For a person with developmental disabilities, maximizing learning potential is crucial, and as eye care professionals, we play an essential role in facilitating this endeavor. For those with cognitive delays, achieving the best visual acuity is imperative, as refractive errors exacerbate quality of life and hamper their ability to reach their true potential.
A pure Titanium folding half-eye, Pocket features a proprietary folding design engineered to impress. The hinges of Pocket’s foldable temples and bridge are milled (not soldered) from pure titanium for the same toughness and strength for which this amazing metal is renowned. The elemental luster of titanium imbues a distinct and beautiful finish. And the fun, folding, compact Pocket frames are ultra-lightweight, less than 11 grams, hypoallergenic, biocompatible, and corrosion-resistant.
It’s time to convince your patients to spend money on luxury eyewear. Yes, we’re coming out of holiday season, and we’ve probably spent a lot on gifts; and, well, look at the economy. But these are precisely the reasons that it’s time to invest more in eyewear, not less, and take the leap to some luxury brands. The thinking may seem counterintuitive, but, in an age of aggressive branding, the omnipotence of influencer culture, and enough conspicuous consumption to make Alex P. Keaton feel uncomfortable, there’s an element to luxury eyewear that many wearers forget: quality. While many individuals may feel that they’re spending money on a name, it’s important to remind them that those names bring with them hallmarks of engineering, design, and longevity.
Winter is creeping up on us this year and it’s the perfect time to shop for sunglasses. Throughout my career, it’s deeply disappointing when someone’s quick to dismiss the subject of sun protection. Some have never worn sunglasses or shy away because lenses are dark, heavy, or bothersome, the list is lengthy. There are patients in disbelief when they learn that wearing sunglasses throughout winter is just as important as during other seasons.
As frame and lens experts, we know that plastics are the most commonly used eyewear materials. How can our industry address its impact on our environment and the expectations of the modern eyewear consumer? An Industry Report from Villa Eyewear, “Is your eyecare practice ready to meet the moment? An ECP’s guide to climate change & consumer expectations,” has some answers.
The key to a solid foundation in any relationship is a successful partnership. That partnership needs to be continuously nurtured and strengthened especially in the face of challenges that may arise. The 20/20 edit team relies on each other for mutual support and the creative exchange of ideas and insights, and in collaboration with our sales, marketing, production and creative services teams, we’re able to deliver our renowned content every month. Our success is also jointly attributed to our industry partners and our devoted readers, and we continue to cherish these partnerships. Once again, we dedicated our July/August double issue to what it takes and means to work together.
Implementing a systematic eyewear styling experience is a proven strategy to make a practice more productive, increase capture rate and drive friends and family referrals. Here is how to create and implement this approach to working with patients in your optical.
Word of Leonardo Del Vecchio’s passing on June 27, 2022, sent ripples through our trade. Leonardo left his indelible mark on the optical industry, and his influence will continue long into the future. We know him as the visionary who built the optical empire Luxottica from scratch. Leonardo’s extraordinary and legendary business acumen stewarded the growth of Luxottica into the largest frame manufacturer and retailer and Rx lens retailer in the world. The merging of Luxottica with Essilor combined the strength of the largest frame manufacturer and retailer and Rx eyeglass provider worldwide with the world leader in corrective lenses. This was a dream come true for Del Vecchio. During the merger announcement, he is quoted as saying, “…my dream to create a major global player in the eyewear industry, fully integrated and excellent in all its parts, comes finally true,” https://www.luxuo.com.
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