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Joseph Abboud Fall 2015 Optical Collection – Five styles inspired by NYC’s architecture

Joseph Abboud Fall 2015 Optical Collection – Five styles inspired by NYC’s architecture

This August, Joseph Abboud Eyewear releases a new optical collection reminiscent of the art deco architectural elements and linear detailing of New York City’s most iconic structures. The timeless sophistication of the Joseph Abboud brand is captured in herringbone texture, matte vs. shine contrast and classic eye shapes. JA4047. JA4048. These classic brother styles are characterized by laser-etched metal herringbone temple accents offering contemporary edginess. Drawing inspiration from the art deco architectural details of the Empire State Building, semi rimless JA4047 features masculine metal frame fronts paired with sleek acetate temples, defining understated style in Blackjack, Java and Steel and two eye sizes. The warm gradient horn colorations of JA4048’s frame front reflects the rich wood tones and earthy palette of Joseph Abboud’s flagship location at 424 Madison Ave. JA4048 is available in Smoke Horn, Olive Horn and Tobacco Horn and one eyesize. JA4049. JA4050. Two unique styles share one modern linear herringbone pattern crafted on temples and evocative of the iconic Chrysler building. Full rim JA4049 is a clean and classic metal style available in timeless...
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The Mcgee Group Introduces the July Badgley Mischka Optical Collection

The Mcgee Group Introduces the July Badgley Mischka Optical Collection

Feminine style and glamour echo the fluid drapery and beading directly from the runway. Badgley Mischka’s exquisite attention to detail is directly translated through the latest eyewear, while featuring the highest quality products and design elements. Fabienne features an uplifted rectangle eye shape and full acetate frame. Hand polished high shine acetate is showcased with an Olive translucent horn or a Gradient Sunset. Dominique is an acetate frame with an elongated cateye shape. Metal embellishments on hinges are reminiscent of delicately beaded medallions highlighted with Swarovski crystals. Dominque is available in Ebony and Tortoise. Jolene features a classic cateye shape with a combination frame. A delicate matte metal frame front features decorative hinge pins to complement wrapped metal temples with an embossed quilted design inspired by Badgley Mischka’s high end accessories. Acetate temple tips, adjustable nose pads and incorporated spring hinges create a comfortable fit. Jolene is available in Ebony and Merlot. ABOUT BADGLEY MISCHKA Over the past twenty years, Badgley Mischka has flourished into a true lifestyle brand recognizable worldwide. To date, the Badgley...
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The McGee Group Introduces the Vera Bradley Breast Cancer Foundation Collections

The McGee Group Introduces the Vera Bradley Breast Cancer Foundation Collections

The McGee Group’s annual Vera Bradley Breast Cancer Awareness collection makes a splash with six ophthalmic and three sun styles. Katalina Pink , is the newest color to raise awareness for the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. Katalina Pink features stylized florals in sweet pinks and rich cream that are reminiscent of lace over a subtle camouflage pattern in tonal blues that create an optimistic energy, symbolizing the fight that is so close to the hearts of the McGee Group family. The 2015 Breast Cancer Awareness collection features 5 Ladies optical frames perfect for any style. Gwen is a semi-rimless metal frame with a rounded eyeshape. Two molded metal motifs with Swarovski crystals, and metal filigree wraps each temple. Katalina Pink acetate temple tips and spring hinges add extra comfort. Ronnie M. is an acetate frame with a soft rectangular eyeshape accentuated by a blue crystal frame front. Metal décor with Swarovski crystals add detail while Katalina Pink is prominently displayed on temples. Glenda S. features a lightweight combination frame with an elongated oval eyeshape. Pearlized metallic end-pieces feature complimentary Katalina Pink diamond...
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Introducing the Roberto Cavalli FW15 Eyewear Collection

Introducing the Roberto Cavalli FW15 Eyewear Collection

The Roberto Cavalli Fall/Winter 2015-16 eyewear collection is an expression of true originality, one that strikes the perfect balance between the Florentine stylist’s exclusive flair and the expert craftsmanship of the Marcolin Group. With its unmistakable style and synergy with current trends, the new collection combines elegant, distinctive forms with jeweled detailing in some models, conferring a unique charm to the frames. A mix of romanticism and rule-breaking, perfect for any woman with an individualistic streak. SUNGLASS COLLECTION A classic interpretation of the Roberto Cavalli style, the broad profile of these RC902S sunglasses in acetate exudes a marked sense of femininity. The exclusive animalier pattern available in some versions, further emphasizes the daring spirit of the frames, while an elegant metal plaque bearing the brand’s logo holds pride of place on the initial part of the temples.   Put simply, this 1960s-inspired RC908S model radiates unadulterated vintage charm. Its geometric silhouette is characterized by a broad mask-shaped front section, where an elegant metal motif traces the form of the iconic Roberto Cavalli serpent. The same detail is included...
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How Dr. Josiah Young Became an Instant Sensation

How Dr. Josiah Young Became an Instant Sensation

By Nancy Rausman, Managing Editor, EyeCarePro Dr. Josiah Young of Opticare Vision Centers in the greater Cincinnati area was only doing his job when he discovered that 10-month old Piper Sinclair had hyperopia and fit her with corrective eyewear. Piper had been failing to reach milestones such as crawling and her pediatrician referred her for a comprehensive eye exam. What happened next, however, was truly sensational. Piper’s mother, Jessica filmed a moving video of the moment Piper put on her glasses and saw her parents for the first time. She posted the video to her Facebook page and included the caption, “I just wanted to say thank you to Dr. Josiah Young and the Opticare team for this reaction. So happy for my daughter and this amazing practice. Thank you!” Since then the video has gone viral with over 34 MILLION hits (and counting) as well as features on the local and national news, including a segment on CNN. According to the AOA, in less than 36 hours following the CNN segment, the story was circulated by more than 400 media outlets with about 100 nationwide featuring InfantSEE mentions. So moved by the incredible and instant reaction shown...
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SPX Compose

SPX Compose

Silhouette has recently added SPX Compose — a new ultra feminine collection — to its line of premium eyewear. This collection is crafted for individuals that seek a colorful, bold, and sophisticated design. SPX Compose features colors that range from cosmetic blush tones to vivid hues in its lime, merlot, navy, and bronze options. The temples are detailed with shimmering metallic textures for a chic, expressive, three-dimensional look and feel. The collection is constructed with super lightweight, SPX and High-Tech Titanium, for unparalleled comfort and durability. SPX Compose can be customized with various lens shapes, treatments, and frame size options for the perfect fit and style. For more information please visit our website at www.silhouette.com or contact your Silhouette Account Executive at (800) 223-0180. More About Silhouette What began in 1964 with a vision – eyewear as an accessory – has today become the world’s leading brand in lightweight quality eyewear: Silhouette. Under this brand, the lightest eyewear in the world is produced in Austria with a great love of detail, mostly handcrafted, in an individualized design using only the best materials...
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Hinge C2

Hinge C2

  Hinge C2, the newest collection by Silhouette, is characterized by distinguishable know-how and expertise that achieve its masculine design. The combination of 23-carat gold-coated titanium and hand-polished high-gloss finish, compliment the soft tactile texture. This texture is crafted with SPX material, which provides a lightweight and comfortable fit. A screwless high-precision hinge has been incorporated into the design for a refined, yet sophisticated, look. Hinge C2 can be customized with various lens shapes, treatments, and frame size options for the perfect fit and style. For more information please visit our website at www.silhouette.com or call our customer service at (800) 223-0180. More About Silhouette What started with a vision in 1964 – eyewear as an accessory – has become the world’s leading brand in high-quality lightweight glasses: Silhouette. As a brand, Silhouette produces the lightest eyewear in the world with unrivalled passion for detail, an emphasis on hand-crafting and a uniquely developed design concept. Created in Austria with only the best materials and latest technologies, Silhouette glasses are exported to 100 countries worldwide....
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Waveborn Sunglasses Signs Dallas Cowboys Hall of Fame QB Troy Aikman

Waveborn Sunglasses Signs Dallas Cowboys Hall of Fame QB Troy Aikman

Waveborn Sunglasses is pleased to announce the addition of Hall of Fame QB, Troy Aikman, as the company’s official spokesperson. Waveborn changes how people see the world by selling high-quality Italian sunglasses and funding life changing cataract surgeries around the globe. As part of the 4-year partnership, Aikman will serve as a brand ambassador. He will continue to wear Waveborn Sunglasses and earn a small percentage of vesting equity in the company. Aikman will be featured in sales and marketing campaigns to assist the brand in increasing distribution through new channels. “I am really excited to team up with Waveborn and support their global mission. I absolutely love their handcrafted Italian frames and polarized Carl Zeiss lenses,” said Aikman. “I believe in the brand. Together we can create an even bigger impact on the global eye care community to fund more life changing cataract surgeries through our non-profit partner, SEE International.” “Signing Troy Aikman represents a truly special moment for the brand, as Waveborn reaches to new heights. Having Troy join the Waveborn team is a testament to Waveborn’s expansive growth. With the addition of Aikman,...
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C&E Vision Welcomes VonZipper

C&E Vision Welcomes VonZipper

In the ongoing fight for the right of sight and all things visually pleasing, VonZipper is proud to be a new member of the C&E Vision family. Our mission is to design, develop and deliver premium eyewear to the alternative mindset. Everything we do is a reflection of relationships; from employees, team riders, to our retailers and their customers. We bring smiles to faces and touch people with positive declarations of rebellion. Born in 2000 by four friends in San Clemente, VonZipper is a Southern California-based manufacturer of quality Eyewear, Goggles, Accessories and Soft Goods. With a brand that integrates sport and fashion with sophistication, VZ is embraced by all walks of life. It is our belief that everyone should have access to seeing clearly, which is why VonZipper has partnered with a great cause in Charity for Clarity. In many developing nations, the cost of eyeglasses can be the equivalent to one year’s salary. For every optical frame we sell, VonZipper will donate a pair of frames to a special set of eyes who cannot afford them. With our new found relationship with C&E Vision, we can give the gift of sight to those who are most in need, and that...
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Revolution Eyewear Presents New Styles

Revolution Eyewear Presents New Styles

  Revolution Eyewear continues to raise the bar once again with 6 new styles equipped with Carbon Fiber Temples, RCF 207-212 .With the strength of metal and the weight of well, AIR, these almost weightless styles will surely fly off your boards! The temples have rubber tips for a comfortable grip. Carbon Fiber is a perfect fusion of technology and design. Along with our Patented Bottom Mounted Clip-ons and our built in magnet embodiment this is truly a WIN WIN design, says C.E.O Gary Martin. Exquisite colors include: Tortoise, Translucent Brown,Dark Tortoise Purple, Blue and Black, in sizes from 47-55. Featured is the RCF212 PLUM size 53-15-136.   Please call 800-986-0010 to make an appointment to see this amazing new release. Please visit www.revolutioneyewear.com .
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Tura Debuts Three Designs From Brendel Collection

Tura Debuts Three Designs From Brendel Collection

Tura Inc., the inventor of fashion eyewear in 1938, will debut three edgy yet wearable optical models from its German line Brendel in September. These stylish frames include custom jungle prints that are pressed and pierced for a multi-dimensional outcome, feminine shapes with modern geometric angles, and artistic elements incorporating contemporary brush strokes and sculpted lines. Additionally, the models are progressive-friendly and include spring hinges for increased comfort. The Brendel collection is for a sophisticated, fashion-conscious woman who enjoys being an individual and is focused on refined elements and expressive styling. These fashionable models meet the needs of the self-assured Brendel woman. “Our latest Brendel styles are sophisticated and modern with a unique styling voice that inspires confidence and individuality,” says Jelena Halliburton, Product Manager for the Brendel collection. “They focus on expressive accents, colors and prints that are on trend and create visual interest.” All of the colors match to the global runway trends to ensure they complement the Brendel woman’s wardrobe and skin complexions. The Modern Edge: Style 924004 This...
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Introducing Jimmy Crystal New YorkTM Birthstone Reader

Introducing Jimmy Crystal New YorkTM Birthstone Reader

A&A Optical introduces the all new Birthstone Readers from luxury collection: Jimmy Crystal New YorkTM. The designer eyewear collection is comprised of striking limited edition pieces reminiscent of a collector’s item. Each style is unique and special, featuring hand set Swarovski elements. Jimmy Crystal New YorkTM was established in 1991 and is renowned for fashion-forward designs and superior quality accessories. Designer pieces include ophthalmic eyewear, sunglasses and reading glasses in acetate, metal and combinations. Love at First Sight. Sparkling with vibrant color and birthstone inspired Swarovski Crystals, there’s a style for every month of the year. Birthstone Reader (JCR362) is available in +1.50, +2.00, and +2.50. Birthstone Colors: Siam (January), Amethyst (February), Aquamarine (March), Clear (April), Emerald (May), Light Amethyst (June), Fuchsia (July), Peridot (August), Sapphire (September), Light Rose (October), Topaz (November), and Blue Zircon (December). Each Birthstone Reader (JCR362) frame is shipped with a suede frame pouch. The Birthstone Reader package includes 12 Birthstone Readers (JCR362) and one 12-piece display. About A&A Optical A&A...
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Children’s Vision and Eyewear Discussion Hosted at the Safilo Showroom in NYC

Children’s Vision and Eyewear Discussion Hosted at the Safilo Showroom in NYC

Last week, mommy bloggers and short-lead consumer editors were invited to a children’s vision and eye health presentation held in Safilo Group’s New York showroom. Attendees learned about the importance of addressing a child’s quality of vision at an early age and the science behind the new Kids by Safilo collection from an esteemed panel of speakers including, Dr. Andrea Thau, President-Elect, American Optometric Association (AOA); Dr. Ken Nischal, Co-Founder of the World Society of Paedetric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (WSPOS); and Bruce Abramson, Director of Proprietary Brands for Safilo North America.  At the close of the event, guests were treated to a surprise eyewear fashion show with children ages 1-8 modeling the Kids by Safilo collection. During Dr. Andrea Thau’s speech she was quoted as saying “I’d like to start out by thanking Safilo for your great work on behalf of children in need of vision correction. Safilo truly understands the importance of ensuring that all children have the tools they need to succeed in school and later in life. And, importantly, you understand the distinct eyewear needs of children and that they are not simply tiny adults.” Dr....
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Dr. Ian Benjamin Gaddie Named as Vision Expo Conference Advisory Board Co-Chair Discusses New Role in Video Interview

Dr. Ian Benjamin Gaddie Named as Vision Expo Conference Advisory Board Co-Chair Discusses New Role in Video Interview

International Vision Expo & Conference announces that Ian Benjamin Gaddie, OD, FAAO has agreed to serve as co-chairman of the Conference Advisory Board. Gaddie joins Mark Dunbar, OD, FAAO in leading the development of the Vision Expo continuing education program, the most comprehensive and progressive education program available to the eyecare profession. Gaddie is owner and director of Kentucky-based Gaddie Eye Centers, a family owned practice. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, President of the Optometric Glaucoma Society (OGS) and outgoing chairman of the American Optometric Association’s continuing education committee. He serves on the editorial boards of Review of Optometry, Optometric Management, Primary Care Optometry News andOptometry Times. In 2011, he was inducted into the Oklahoma Pioneers in Optometry Hall of Fame. He is the 2015 recipient of the Kentucky Optometrist of The Year award. Here, Dr. Gaddie shares what most excites him about his involvement with International Vision Expo & Conference and the factors that differentiate the event from other eyecare meetings: TOTAL TEAM APPROACH Gaddie: “We’re really excited about the total team...
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Silhouette and Todd Snyder Collaboration Re-envisions the Iconic TMA Style

Silhouette and Todd Snyder Collaboration Re-envisions the Iconic TMA Style

Renowned eyewear company Silhouette has collaborated with eponymous menswear brand Todd Snyder on an exclusive sunglasses design debuting today at Snyder’s runway show, part of the inaugural Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week: Men’s. Based on Silhouette’s iconic rimless and lightweight Titan Minimal Art glasses, and specially developed to reflect Todd Snyder’s exceptional workmanship, military tailoring and New York edge, this new style will be available exclusively by special order from select shops in the U.S. The Limited Edition is an inspired interpretation of the classic aviator – a favorite of Snyder’s – made modern. To re-envision its signature innovative rimless design, Silhouette and Snyder tapped Luxe Laboratory in Anaheim, California, a facility dedicated to creating lenses for luxury eyewear. Luxe meticulously sandblasts and hand-tints each lens to achieve a unique full-frame effect before finishing off each pair with a sleek top bar for an effortlessly stylish, understated look. The style is completely handcrafted and rx-able exclusively through Luxe, or may be ordered as plano directly from Silhouette. Says Snyder, “For Spring 2016, I was...
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