Silver Dollar Optical Joins C&E Vision

Silver Dollar Optical Joins C&E Vision

Oneonta, NY. July 1, 2014 – Silver Dollar Optical and C&E Vision have partnered together. After 32 years in business, Silver Dollar has grown their direct distribution of fashion eyewear tremendously. Dave Lewis, who is their Director of Business Development and Regional Sales Manager, realized the advantages of partnering with a national buying group to help promote their successful business. “We chose C&E because of their stellar reputation with their account base and their national presence“. Silver Dollar Optical offers some of the most fashionable styles available in today’s market. We use only the top manufactures to insure the highest quality. We offer a 2 year warrantee on all of our collections. Our service levels typically are at 99.8% which means virtually no backorders. We do not require minimum opening orders or specific exchange ratios. David Carneal, Director of Buying Group Relations for C&E Vision said “Silver Dollar has been an industry leader in quality frames for decades and we are grateful to have this opportunity to work with such a well-respected company.” Finally, our customer service department is second to none. For those accounts who are our present customers, a sincere “Thank You”! For those who have not experienced the Silver Dollar difference recently, I invite you to try us out, we promise not to disappoint! About Silver Dollar: Silver Dollar was established in 1982, primarily as a telemarketing operation selling lots of gold and silver frames…. We have morphed into a privately owned, independent operation with over 40 independent, direct sell professional sales reps nationwide. Our collections now offer the most fashionable, cutting edge styles available in today’s market. We dedicate ourselves to the independent ECP with outstanding value, service, and fashion. About C&E Vision: C & E Vision located in San Clemente California, is one of the industry’s largest optical buying groups providing more than $7 million dollars in annual savings to its more than 4,000 members across the nation. C&E exclusively provides its members with time and money saving programs, web based services, important practice management information and learning opportunities that differ from the offerings of other groups. C&E Vision is known for providing customized memberships that meet the individual needs of each and every member by focusing on what is important to each eyecare professional. C&E is committed to providing a host of innovative services that can serve as the basis for the success of the Independent Eyecare Professional (IEP). C&E’s members’ internet section provides the most advanced web services available from any optical buying group. C&E is the only optical buying group that offers vendor on-line invoices to assist professionals in their research and record keeping, check their current balance, open deferred vendor billings or to make a payment. Additionally, C&E’s web account management is simplified by allowing the viewing of historical statements and payments. C&E’s provides eyecare industry societies and associations with affinity programs to financially support both the organization and their member’s annual dues. C&E is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and education through its continuing education programs and sponsorships.   ...
Paolo Nutini Wearing Carrera 85/S Sunglasses

Paolo Nutini Wearing Carrera 85/S Sunglasses

Scottish singer Paolo Nutini wearing Carrera 85/S sunglasses at Glastonbury Festival in Pilton (Somerset), on June 29th, 2014 Style: CA 85/S Retail Price: $149.00 Availability: Select high end optical retailers nationwide Credit: Getty Images For more information visit www.safilo.com ...
Koali Introduces Yucca Concept to be Released Fall 2014

Koali Introduces Yucca Concept to be Released Fall 2014

The sword-shaped leaves of the Yucca plant are the inspiration behind Koali’s latest concept which balances harmony and color. Each temple consists of three arched stainless steel strands mimicking the leaves of the Yucca plant as they dance with color, creating movement in every dimension. Strands are constructed by a partially divided and folded stainless steel sheet secured by the endtips creating a rainbow, beginning from the front of the frame. Each strand radiates nature inspired tones within the same color palette. Translucent, triple-layered handcrafted acetate adds depth to frame fronts and softness to the overall composition of the frame. Yucca offers an accommodating and comprehensive range of product with 10 different styles consisting of 7 stainless steel front models and 3 of handcrafted acetate in a wide range of shapes and sizes. For more information visit www.morel-eyewearusa.com ...
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Ogi Eyewear Names John Nides as Scojo New York Vice President of North American Sales

Ogi Eyewear Names John Nides as Scojo New York Vice President of North American Sales

Ogi Eyewear is pleased to announce the recent promotion of John Nides to Vice President of Scojo New York North American Sales. As Vice President of Scojo New York North American Sales, John Nides’ will be responsible for implementing the launch of new collections of reading glasses as well as recruiting and developing new channels of distribution. “I am very excited to announce the well deserved promotion of John Nides as Scojo New York’s Vice President of North American Sales,“ says Joseph Tallier of Ogi Eyewear. When Ogi Eyewear acquired Scojo New York in 2007, John Nides started within the company as a Sales Manager. Nides quickly became known for his ambitious and persistent drive, which led Scojo New York to excel into new markets. Nides holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of Minnesota. If you want to experience success, be ready to think outside the box. This is the persistent, can-do attitude which led John Nides to be promoted the position of Vice President of Scojo New York North American Sales. Nides enters into the position with excitement and determination. “This is a great opportunity. To have my own success parallel with the overall success of the company is forever rewarding, and provides the fire behind my determination.” Nides lives and breathes Scojo New York reading eyewear, so inevitably he must have a favorite frame. When asked, Nides interrupts with an answer before the end of the question is addressed. “This is easy. The Plush Collection. My preferred color of choice is hot pants pink and I’ll tell you why. It gets the biggest reaction from the customer. I’m only going to get two reactions; they love it or they dislike it. Both reactions are great for Scojo New York. The ones who dislike it will always remember Scojo New York’s Plush Collection. This is more positive than negative from a salesman’s point of view.” ...
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Match Eyewear Proudly Announces Expansion of the Helium Paris Collection

Match Eyewear Proudly Announces Expansion of the Helium Paris Collection

Match Eyewear proudly announces the continued expansion of the Helium Paris collection with the release of four new optical styles HE4234, HE4235, HE4236 and HE4237. Helium Paris Woman’s style HE4234 is a modified rectangle metal and zyl combination with metal trim that accents the temple with a row of rhinestones. Marbleized coloration on the temples provides a cohesive look. Available in Matte Black, Matte Brown and Matte Burgundy in eye size 53. Helium 4234 Woman’s style HE4237 is a modified cat-eye shape with a whimsical, beadlike ribbon detail decorating the front and temples. An embossed Helium logo completes the look. Color combinations offering stylish marble effects include Black, Green Marble, Purple Marble and Tortoise Blue in eye size 52. Helium 4237 Helium Paris Men’s style HE4235 is a modified square. Ceramic trim adorns the end-piece and a Helium logo plaque is mounted in the polished acetate temples for a retro-inspired finishing touch. Available in Dark Blue, Grey and Tortoise in eye size 53. Helium 4235 Men’s style HE4236 is a modified rectangle front. A unique denim inspired detail is layered within the acetate temples with surrounding metal trim and Helium logo to complete the masculine look. Colors offered include Black Crystal, Navy and Tortoise in eye size 53. Helium 4236   The entire Helium Paris collection can be viewed at www.matcheywear.com. To learn more, contact your Sales Consultant or call 1-877-88MATCH. ...
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Catherine Deneuve and Marcolin Consolidate Partnership by Renewing Eyewear Licensing Agreement

Catherine Deneuve and Marcolin Consolidate Partnership by Renewing Eyewear Licensing Agreement

Marcolin Group, leading company in the field of eyewear, and Mlle Catherine Deneuve announced today the renewal of their licensing agreement for the design, production and worldwide distribution of Catherine Deneuve Lunettes optical frames and sunglasses. Initially launched through a licensing partnership with Viva International in 1989, this new multiyear agreement has been expanded to include the Marcolin Group. Giovanni Zoppas, CEO of Marcolin Group, affirmed: “We are really pleased for the renewal of this license. Mlle Catherine Deneuve is a worldwide epitomous of timeless elegance, something our company is proud to represent with these products”. Mlle Catherine Deneuve said: “I am very pleased with this collaboration, this is really a great marriage”.   About Marcolin Marcolin is among the leading companies for eyewear and stands out in the luxury sector for high quality of products, focus on details and a prestigious distribution network. In 2013, the company sold about 5.5 million eyeglasses with more than 700 models. The portfolio of brands under license includes: Emilio Pucci, Tom Ford, Balenciaga, Ermenegildo Zegna, Agnona, Montblanc, Roberto Cavalli, Tod’s, Swarovski, DSquared2, Diesel, 55DSL, Just Cavalli, Cover Girl, Kenneth Cole New York, Kenneth Cole Reaction and Timberland. The Group’s own brands include Marcolin, National and Web. In December 2013, Marcolin finalized the acquisition of Viva International significantly strengthening its brand portfolio and the distribution structure, particularly in the U.S. About Viva International Group Viva International Group is the second-ranked U.S. company in the field of eyewear. Its portfolio consists of a full spectrum of brands including GUESS, GANT, Harley-Davidson®, Marciano, Catherine Deneuve, SKECHERS, BONGO®, CANDIE’S® and RAMPAGE®, as well as value names Viva, Magic Clip®, and Savvy. For more information visit us.marcolin.com ...
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More than $25,000 in Travel Grants and Prizes Awarded HOYA Sponsors AOSA Awards and General Session at Optometry’s Meeting

More than $25,000 in Travel Grants and Prizes Awarded HOYA Sponsors AOSA Awards and General Session at Optometry’s Meeting

Seventeen Optometry Students received an all expense paid trip to the AOA Meeting in Philadelphia, along with $500 grant, $200 in spending money and an iPad for each. One of the 17 students will also receive a $5000 scholarship at the Annual Awards Luncheon on Saturday. “We continue to show new entrants into the field that HOYA will empower them through science, technology and innovation,” stated Barney Dougher, President of HOYA Vision Care, NA, he continued, “Mike Elton, our Director of Professional Services, does an incredible job of reaching out to all of the schools and inspiring students to participate and bringing students to Optometry’s Meeting is a memorable way for them to kick off their careers.” HOYA is sponsoring the AOSA Awards and General Session as well as the Celebration of Optometry on Saturday night where entertainment will be provided by celebrated actor and comedian Martin Short. Students will be treated to comedian/hypnotist Ricky Kalmon’s hilarious, high-energy show, jam-packed with surprises. “It was another amazing year for the ePoster competition,” noted Mike Elton, Every year the complexity and creativity of the ePosters reaches new levels. Judging was based on originality, application of technology involved, product knowledge and overall analysis and composition. About Hoya Corporation Hoya Corporation is a global technology company traded on the Japanese stock exchange based in Tokyo, Japan, and the leading supplier of innovative and indispensable high‐tech and healthcare products based upon its advanced optics technologies. Hoya is active in four fields of business: The Healthcare provides eyeglasses and contact lenses for retail sales. The Medical provides endoscopic system and intraocular lenses for cataract surgery. The Electronics makes mask blanks and photo masks for the semiconductor devices and LCD panels as well as glass memory disks for HDDs. The Imaging produces optical lenses, SLR/compact digital cameras, lens modules and micro lenses. Hoya now has over 100 subsidiaries and affiliates, and employs over 36,500 people worldwide.     ...
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Zyloware Announces Stylish Releases for August 2014

Zyloware Announces Stylish Releases for August 2014

Stylish new Zyloware Eyewear releases for August 2014. New styles are featured from the Sophia Loren, Stetson, Randy Jackson, Gloria by Gloria Vanderbilt, Via Spiga, and MaxStudio.com Collections. The oval shaped Sophia Loren M253 is a full rim metal frame offered in two beautiful colors. The metal endpiece and temple feature elegant cut-out designs and crystal stones. The zyl temples, spring hinges and snap-in nosepads provide the wearer with additional comfort. Colors:      Gold (057) • Burgundy (077) Sizes:         53-16-135 Special Features: Full rim metal frame; Designed metal temple with stones; Zyl temples; Snap-in nosepads; Spring hinges; Accommodates progressives The Sophia Loren Beau Rivage 64 is a full rim metal frame in a classic rectangular shape. The open metal endpiece features an attractive swirl rope design that leads to the zyl temples and incorporates elegant crystal stones. Spring hinges and snap-in nosepads are major comfort features of this frame. Colors:      Black (021) • Gold (057) Sizes:         53-17-135 Special Features: Full rim metal frame; Stones on temple with swirl design; Zyl temple tips; Snap-in nosepads; Spring hinges; Accommodates progressives The beautiful Sophia Loren Beau Rivage 65 is a full rim metal frame in a flattering modified oval shape. The metal endpiece and temples feature geometric cut-outs and a flashy and appealing stone design. The color Brown incorporates exciting purple zyl temple tips which are provided for additional comfort. Colors: Rose (118) • Brown (183) Sizes: 54-16-135 Special Features: Full rim metal frame; Stone temple design; Zyl temple tips; Snap-in nosepads; Spring hinges; Accommodates progressives The rectangular shaped Stetson 312 is a semi-rimless metal offered in two bold colors. This lightweight, durable frame has an attractive striped design with a masculine open cut-out that lightens the look of the frame. The ST 312 is a comfortable frame for the traditional male and incorporates snap-in silicone nosepads, spring hinges and zyl temple tips. Colors: Black (021) • Gunmetal (058) Sizes: 54-18-145 Special Features: Semi-rimless metal frame; Zyl temple tips; Snap-in silicone nosepads; Spring hinges; Accommodates progressives The Stetson 313 is a full rim metal frame in a classic rectangular shape. The metal endpiece and temple feature a brushed raised pattern with a pierced cut-out design. This frame is lightweight and durable and features snap-in silicone nosepads, spring hinges and zyl temple tips as comfort features. Colors: Gunmetal (058) • Brown (183) Sizes: 56-17-145 Special Features: Full rim metal frame; Zyl temple tips; Snap-in silicone nosepads; Spring hinges; Accommodates progressives The Randy Jackson 1053 is a semi-rimless metal front in a rectangular shape. This attractive frame features a double bar bridge, open metal endpiece and open temple. The Matte Black frame projects a bold look for the confident male. Colors: Black (021) • Gunmetal (058) Sizes: 53-19-140 Special Features: Semi-rimless double bar metal front; Metal open endpiece; Split metal temple; Zyl temple tips; Snap-in nosepads; Spring hinges; Accommodates progressives The Randy Jackson 1055 is a full rim metal frame in a bold rectangular shape. The metal brow bar features two thin cut-outs for a sharp look. The smooth zyl temples of the Gunmetal frame feature a tortoise coloring for added appeal. Colors: Black (021) • Gunmetal (058) Sizes: 57-18-145 Special Features: Full rim metal frame; Zyl temples; Spring hinges; Snap-in nosepads; RJ logo on right temple tip; Accommodates progressives The Randy Jackson 3019 is an on-trend full rim zyl frame in a square shape. The frame radiates a vintage feeling with the retro, gradient colorations. The attractive three metal rivets on the zyl temple match those on the zyl front. The Mahogany Fade and Black Fade colors lighten up the face for this stylish wearer. Colors: Mahogany Fade (137) • Black Fade (189) Sizes: 53-19-145 Special Features: Full rim zyl frame; Metal rivets on zyl front and temple; Spring hinges; RJ logo on the inside right temple tip; Accommodates progressives The Gloria by Gloria Vanderbilt 4033 is an elegant, satin shiny semi-rimless metal frame. The rectangular shaped frame has depth to comfortably accommodate progressive lenses. The raised patterned designed on the metal temples is incorporated for a touch of flair. Colors: Peach (069) • Burgundy (077) Sizes: 53-17-135 Special Features: Semi-rimless metal frame; Designed metal endpiece and temple; Zyl temple tips; Spring hinges; Snap-in nosepads; GV logo on left temple tip; Accommodates progressives The Gloria by Gloria Vanderbilt 4034 is a beautiful full rim metal frame in a modified oval shape. The frame comes in two stylish colors and the metal endpiece and temple feature an attractive ribbed design. Zyl temple tips, spring hinges and snap-in nosepads complete the comfort of this frame. Colors: Purple (094) • Pink (118) Sizes: 53-17-135 Special Features: Full rim metal frame; Designed metal endpiece and temple; Zyl temple tips; Spring hinges; Snap-in nosepads; Accommodates progressives The Via Spiga Carina is a full rim metal front in a modified oval shape. The frame has a metal endpiece and smooth zyl temples that feature a metal plaque with raised geometric studs and a crystal stone as an eye-catching treatment. The Navy frame features a multi-colored mosaic design for an intense and flattering look. Colors: Black (500) • Navy (770) • Burgundy (900) Sizes: 53-17-135 Special Features: Full rim metal front; Metal endpiece; Designed zyl temples; Spring hinges; VS logo on right temple tip; Accommodates progressives The chic Via Spiga Julietta is a full rim zyl frame in the deep, popular, fashionable square shape. The zyl temples incorporate three stylish metal rivets for a fresh look. The Brown/Leopard frame has a spontaneous eye-catching leopard zyl temple design and the zyl temple on the Black frame features a pearly transparent gray mosaic design. Colors: Black (500) • Tortoise/White Pearl (550) • Brown/Leopard (560) Sizes: 54-16-135 Special Features: Full rim zyl frame; Designed zyl temple; Spring hinges; VS logo on right temple tip; Accommodates progressives The MaxStudio.com LX 108Z is a smooth black full rim zyl frame outlined with grey coloring in a modified oval shape. The zyl temples feature an epoxy filled MaxStudio.com globe logo branding the refined frame. Spring hinges are incorporated to provide the wearer with extra comfort. Colors: Black/Grey (021) Sizes: 53-15-140 Special Features: Full rim zyl frame; Zyl temples with epoxy filled MaxStudio.com globe logo; Spring hinges The modified oval shaped MaxStudio.com LX 109Z is a full rim thick zyl frame in Black with a Peacock colored outline. The frame features an indented design on the zyl temples and the signature MaxStudio.com globe logo is embedded on the temples. Colors: Black/Peacock Sizes: 51-15-135 Special Features: Full rim zyl frame; Zyl temples with signature MaxStudio.com globe logo; Spring hinges; Accommodates progressives The MaxStudio.com LX 129M has a full rim metal front with a zyl brow bar and zyl temples. The metal endpiece brands the frame with the trademark MaxStudio.com logo. This frame comes in three notable colors in the popular, feminine, cat-eye shape. Colors: Eggplant (094) • Teal Multi (249) • White Tortoise (345) Sizes: 52-16-140 Special Features: Full rim metal frame; Metal endpiece and temples with signature MaxStudio.com globe logo; Spring hinges; Accommodates progressives The MaxStudio.com LX 130M is a full rim metal frame in a chic geometric shape. The metal endpiece features the signature MaxStudio.com globe logo which incorporates black coloring for definition. The zyl temples feature an embedded wavy design in elegant, bold colors. Colors: Orchid (005) • Black (021) • Garnet (167) Sizes: 52-14-135 Special Features: Full rim metal frame; Metal endpiece; Designed zyl temples with signature MaxStudio.com globe logo plaque, Spring hinges, Snap-in    nosepads; Accommodates progressives The geometric shaped MaxStudio.com LX 131Z is a full rim beveled zyl frame offered in three rich colors. The frame has a beautiful wavy polished zyl temple design and features the signature MaxStudio.com globe logo which incorporates black coloring for definition. The Black frame features grey pearl chunks for added appeal on the unique temples. Colors: Black (021) • Mink Stripe (135) • Teal (249) Sizes: 52-16-135 Special Features: Full rim zyl frame; Designed zyl temples with trademark MaxStudio.com globe logo; Spring hinges; Accommodates progressives   For more information visit www.zyloware.com ...
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Rihanna Wearing DiorExquise Sunglasses

Rihanna Wearing DiorExquise Sunglasses

Rihanna wearing DiorExquise sunglasses. The DiorExquise sunglasses ally graphic elegance and exceptional know-how. Their extreme thinness and lightness adds to the refinement of their feminine rectangular shape. Stemming from cutting-edge techniques, their frame is composed of two thin plates of acetate placed around a metal structure, handcrafted with unique manufacturing skills. Rihanna’s Style: Dior Exquise Retail Price: $740.00 Availability: Select high end optical retailers nationwide Credits: Xposure/Olycom   For more information visit www.safilo.com ...
Robert Pattinson Wearing Dior Homme 0196/S Sunglasses

Robert Pattinson Wearing Dior Homme 0196/S Sunglasses

Robert Pattinson wearing Dior Homme Dior 0196/S sunglasses. Dior 0196/S are round sunglasses with a cutting-edge design. Their thin acetate front is fixed to a metal structure with metal clips that also hold the lenses for a strong look. The crystal endtip of the slim matte lacquered metal temples offers a novel interpretation of the emblematic Dior Homme cut. Robert Pattinson’s Style: Dior 0196/S Retail Price: $490.00 Availability: Select high end optical retailers nationwide, starting in November Credits: Xposure/Olycom   For more information visit www.safilo.com ...
Revolution Eyewear Releases 6 New Styles Equipped with Carbon Fiber Temples

Revolution Eyewear Releases 6 New Styles Equipped with Carbon Fiber Temples

Revolution Eyewear continues to raise the bar once again with 6 new styles equipped with Carbon Fiber Temples. 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. Exquisite colors include: Tortoise, Translucent Brown, Dark Tortoise Purple, Blue and Black. Featured is the RCF203 Black Gun Silver.   Please call to make an appointment to see this amazing new release. 800-986-0010 www.revolutioneyewear.com ...
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Varilux Progressive Lens Inventor Honored for his Contribution to Vision Health

Varilux Progressive Lens Inventor Honored for his Contribution to Vision Health

Bernard Maitenaz, inventor of the progressive lens and Chairman and CEO of Essilor from 1980-1991, was presented with the prestigious Apollo Award at this year’s 117th Annual American Optometric Association (AOA) Congress. The Apollo Award honors individuals or organizations for distinguished service to the visual welfare of the public. This year’s award not only pays tribute to Maitenaz but also to the groundbreaking nature of the innovation behind progressive lenses – both today and in the past. In 1959, following eight years of research, Maitenaz, a young mechanical engineer at Essilor in France, created Varilux®, the world’s first progressive lens. Since then Varilux lenses have gone on to set the standard of visual comfort for people with presbyopia by providing seamless vision at all distances. Presbyopia is the most widespread vision problem in the world – affecting everyone over the age of 45 regardless of location, health or economic circumstance; yet more than 50 percent of people with presbyopia across the world do not benefit from glasses or adequate correction. By 2020, it’s estimated that 2.3 billion people will have presbyopia. In 2012, in its continued mission to improve lives by improving sight, Essilor launched a new range of Varilux lenses – Varilux S SeriesTM – that incorporated the latest technological innovations to enable wearers to immediately adapt to their new lenses. A total of 300 million people around the world wear or have worn Varilux lenses, with a new wearer every three seconds. About Essilor Essilor is the leading manufacturer of optical lenses in the United States and is the market leader in progressive, high-index and anti-reflective coated lenses. A pioneer in the development and production of ophthalmic lenses, Essilor employs more than 10,000 people throughout North America. Essilor manufactures optical lenses under the VARILUX®, CRIZAL®, XPERIO®, DEFINITY®, THIN&LITE® and other Essilor brand names. Essilor Laboratories of America, Inc. is the largest, and most trusted, optical lab network in the U.S. and offers a wide choice of services and lens brands, including Essilor premium lenses, to eyecare professionals across the nation. Essilor of America, Inc. (Essilor) is a subsidiary of Paris-based Essilor International, a publicly held company traded on the Euronext Paris stock exchange (Reuters: ESSI.PA). VARILUX, CRIZAL, XPERIO, XPERIO UV, E-SPF and DEFINITY are registered trademarks of Essilor International. THIN & LITE is a registered trademark of Essilor of America, Inc. Nanoptix and SychronEyes are registered trademarks of Essilor International. 4D Technology is a registered trademark of Essilor International. ©2014 Essilor of America, Inc. All rights reserved. Unless indicated otherwise, all trademarks are the property of Essilor International, S.A. and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates in the United States and in other countries. ...
Lightec’s New Petite Additions to the Women’s Alpha 24 and Men’s Alpha 23 Concepts

Lightec’s New Petite Additions to the Women’s Alpha 24 and Men’s Alpha 23 Concepts

Morel releases a petite offering to the Lightec line to accommodate a lower range of eye sizes. Conservative shapes designed for smaller faces are offered in two of Lightec’s slimmest and most lightweight concepts to date: Alpha 23 for men and Alpha 24 for women. Lightec’s focus continues to be on pure, comfortable, easy-to-wear frames. Alpha 23 & 24 These all-metal uber-slim concepts are lightweight with temples measuring just 2.8 mm at their widest point. A thermoformed sleeve is fitted at the endtips and finished with a nylon microendtip for heightened comfort.   Alpha 23 Three more men’s models in sizes from 49 to 51: two semi-rimless and one full rimmed, in a neutral color palette with three colors per model.   Alpha 24 Offers three additional women’s models in sizes from 47 to 49: two semi-rimless and one full rimmed, in three colors each, in both vivid and neutral tones.   Models are 100% stainless steel and equipped with an exclusive screwless and springless Alpha hinge. A black chrome base for all varnished versions ensures better hold and color rendering. With a super clean and ultra-modern look, Alpha 23 and 24 have a cohesive offering for all patients looking for a lightweight, minimalistic and technical frame. Morel looks forward to the addition of petite sizes in our frames. For more information visit www.morel-france.com ...
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Dior Introduces DiorMetallic for Winter 2014

Dior Introduces DiorMetallic for Winter 2014

FOR WINTER 2014, THE « FEMME-FLEUR » CELEBRATED EACH SEASON BY RAF SIMONS, IS TRANSPORTED IN A NEW ENVIRONMENT. « CITY LIGHTS » AND THEIR GRAPHIC SILHOUETTES ARE MIRRORED IN THE TOP OF THE LENSES’ MAGNETIC COLOURS. THE FINE FACETED METAL LINE APPLIED ON THE LENS UNDERLINES THIS GRAPHIC ELEGANCE AND ARE PROLONGED TO CREATE FINE OPENWORKED TEMPLES. THE PACE AND ENERGY OF THE CITY ARE TRANSCRIBED IN THESE NEW SUNGLASSES WITH THEIR AERIAL FRAME AND ARCHITECTURAL LINES.   THE COLOUR PALETTE COMPRISES THE FOLLOWING NUANCES: - CRACKLED GUN METAL FRAME, COSMIC SILVER MIRRORED AND GREY LENSES - GUN METAL FRAME, DUSK BLUE MIRRORED AND BLUE LENSES - GOLDEN METAL FRAME, POWER PINK MIRRORED AND GREY LENSES - GOLDEN METAL FRAME, PURE ORANGE MIRRORED AND BLUE LENSES Style: Dior Metallic Availability: Starting August 2014 in select high end optical retailers nationwide For additional information contact: Safilo Group (800) 631-1188, www.safilo.com ...
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C & E Vision and Luxottica Team on Contest for Practice Makeover

C & E Vision and Luxottica Team on Contest for Practice Makeover

San Clemente, CA June 13, 2014 C&E Vision Services, Inc., a leading national optical buying group, has teamed up with Luxottica to makeover the retail space of the winner of a contest they are conducting. The winning practice will receive In Store Merchandising, Staff Training on the Art of Retailing, a new Luxottica Brand (collection of frames selected by Luxottica to enhance the needs of the winning practice) and a $100 American Express Gift Check. Details on how to enter and other information can be found at www.cevision.com/landing/makeover. Entries must be received by August 31, 2014 and the winner will be announced no later than October 1, 2014. David Carneal, C & E’s Director of Buying Group Relations with over 15 years of retail and merchandising experience, stated that “we are excited to be working with Luxottica to highlight the importance of retailing to an eyecare practice.” According to Luxottica’s Jennifer Brown, Director of Business Development, 3O Channel, “consumers today are looking for a brand experience. We are happy to partner with C&E to share our merchandising knowledge and bring a brand to life in one of their members practices.”   About C&E Vision C & E Vision located in San Clemente California, is one of the industry’s largest optical buying groups providing more than $7 million dollars in annual savings to its more than 4,000 members across the nation. C&E exclusively provides its members with time and money saving programs, web based services, important practice management information and learning opportunities that differ from the offerings of other groups. C&E Vision is known for providing customized memberships that meet the individual needs of each and every member by focusing on what is important to each eyecare professional. C&E is committed to providing a host of innovative services that can serve as the basis for the success of the Independent Eyecare Professional (IEP). C&E’s members’ internet section provides the most advanced web services available from any optical buying group. C&E is the only optical buying group that offers vendor on-line invoices to assist professionals in their research and record keeping, check their current balance, open deferred vendor billings or to make a payment. Additionally, C&E’s web account management is simplified by allowing the viewing of historical statements and payments. C&E’s provides eyecare industry societies and associations with affinity programs to financially support both the organization and their member’s annual dues.   C&E is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and education through its continuing education programs and sponsorships.   About Luxottica Luxottica North America  is a leader in Luxury, Premium, Fashion and Lifestyle eyewear with a strong brand portfolio that includes Ray-Ban, Coach, Ralph Lauren, Chanel, Tiffany, Prada, Persol, Giorgio Armani, Disney and many others. For over 50 years,  Luxottica has strived to build long lasting partnerships with its clients by providing unsurpassed service, customized business solutions and uncompromising quality in every pair of frames. In addition to our deep customer commitment, Luxottica has brought free vision care and eyewear to over 8 million people in need worldwide through OneSight since 1988. ...
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