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Optometrist Prespective by Harvey Yamamoto, OD

Optometrist Prespective by Harvey Yamamoto, OD

I’m a huge fan of remodeling one’s office very 3-5 years. Anyone can swing a paint brush or roller for beginners. A new coat of paint can spruce up the old walls. Two years ago my staff talked me into remodeling the office. I listened to their plans and upon hearing their complete makeover – I honestly balked at the idea. They wanted to retile the waiting room for starters. Then take out the flooring in 3 exam rooms and the kitchen. What? Are they nuts? The expense of installing wood flooring was more than what I had budgeted for. What they did not know was that I knew we had been laying one tile floor on top of one another for the past 3 upgrades. Our floors were high enough which made this project a major one to tackle. The staff then volunteered their husbands to do the work at night after their work was done. They would work for $10/hr. Hey, I couldn’t resist. My wife and I went shopping and purchased a large truckload of tiles, grouting, wood flooring materials, tools, etc. The boys came after work on day #1 and began to chisel out the flooring in the waiting room. Hours later, very little progress was being made. I went home and brought back a small air operated flooring...
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NEW PUMA Optical Styles for SS14

NEW PUMA Optical Styles for SS14

This season, PUMA enhances its high-quality eyewear collection with several dynamically stylish new optical looks for the newly launched youth segment. Each profile reflects the key PUMA characteristics of edgy athletic design and optimum functionality. Inspired by a demand for eyewear that effectively meets all the needs of today’s full lives, these frames promise cool, understated appeal and unsurpassable long-wearing comfort – even under the most trying of circumstances. The final look and feel denote spontaneity and high energy. PU15407 With its dramatic fusion of vintage styling and vibrant shading, this PUMA optical frame will be a talking point for trendy young men and women. High-quality acetate forms the light, comfortable profile. The bold interplay of color and patterns crowns this everyday city style. Colors Black Plum Tortoise PU15424 This hip new PUMA frame is an instant must-have accessory for active young women. The brightly colored frame front contrasts with the equally bright and colorful temple to create a bold and eye-catching look. Colors Black Blue Tortoise PU15425 Whether hitting the books or hitting the court, this retro frame is the style to wear. Its...
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Ogi Kids: The Trendsetters Of Tomorrow

Ogi Kids: The Trendsetters Of Tomorrow

Ogi Eyewear is excited to debut two new styles to enhance the “Mommy and Me” Collection, solidifying Ogi Kids as a leader in the children’s eyewear segment. By paralleling playful with practical, Ogi injects a spirited liveliness into each kids’ style. The collection reflects the growing demand for kids’ eyewear that is refined and sophisticated. Each of the two styles are available in a variety of bright colors carefully picked to exemplify the playful nature of the collection. Ogi Eyewear redefines children’s frames by developing styles that are in sync with the latest fashion movements for tomorrow’s influential trendsetters. Featured Styles: OK311 – Ogi Eyewear introduces the newest addition to the Ogi Kids’ “Mommy and Me” Collection, the OK311. With versatile flattering features this youthful frame embodies the sophistication of its parent style, the 9202. Featuring a swooping brow with a soft angled oval shape, this frame gives the simple structure an appealing look. Tinted tortoise hues pair with matching colored metal temples to create the ultimate in comfort and style. OK312 – An expressive new addition to the Ogi Kids Collection is the OK312....
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Karl Lagerfeld Spring 2014 Eyewear Collection

Karl Lagerfeld Spring 2014 Eyewear Collection

The Karl Lagerfeld Spring 2014 Eyewear Collection is comprised of sleek, runway inspired styles. High end and high quality, subtle metal accents and temple details are fresh on classic silhouettes and cool, neutral color ways. Fashion meets function in trendy and architectural styles. SUNS – FEMALE KL829S. Oversized butterfly shape in bold zyl frame. Metal accents decorate the frame front corners and hinge, alongside simple logo. Available in Purple Marble, Green Marble, Grey Marble, Brown Marble. KL833S. Bold cat eye shape in marbled zyl frame. Logo featured at end-piece. Available in Black/White, Havana, Striped Aqua. SUNS – MALE KL827S. Square lenses in a bold combo frame. Metal detail wraps from the zyl frame front and into the temple, creating a sleek, gilded look. Temple tips match frame front. Available in Black, Havana, Blonde Havana. KL828S. Modern aviator in a bold combo frame. Metal detail wraps from the zyl frame front and into the temple, creating a sleek, gilded look. Cutout at bridge. Available in Black, Havana, Blonde Havana. OPTICAL – FEMALE/UNISEX KL819. Classic geek chic shape in a bold zyl frame. K logo with silhouette cutout appears at end-piece. Available...
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Clariti Eyewear Introduces Konishi Flex KF8262

Clariti Eyewear Introduces Konishi Flex KF8262

The light catches this Konishi KF8262 perfectly! Made with Flex Titanium this frame is lightweight and perfect for an active lifestyle! Shown here in a brilliant Burgundy, but also available in Black and Light Brown. The vivid temples with multicolor make this a frame that’s ready for adventure! For more information visit www.claritieyewear.com
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The New Spring 2014 MODO Paper Thin Titanium Collection

The New Spring 2014 MODO Paper Thin Titanium Collection

MODO is proud to announce the Spring 2014 Paper Thin titanium collection. Six new colors have been added to the collection that features light, flexible, paper-thin, beta titanium frames with a colorful TR90 overlay. New colors include: Tortoise Grey Crystal Light Brown Teal Aqua Grey The collection has the perfect combination of minimalism and flexibility. Our knowledge of materials and their combinations make our Paper Thin collection one of the most innovative on the market. For more information visit WWW.MODO.COM
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Charmant Titanium Perfection SS 2014

Charmant Titanium Perfection SS 2014

CHARMANT wearers hold high standards of excellence. Their fashion choices are contemporary, approachable, and comfortable. The newest release from this esteemed collection focuses on the interplay between solid and airy; closed and open spaces. Women’s Styles CH 12105 The prominent, tapered temples feature two layers, adding depth and visual intrigue. The top layer a complementary color that accentuates the added depth with an organically inspired pierced design. Available in black, brown, and white. CH 12106 This fanciful ladies’ frame features a tapered temple with alternately placed three-dimensional colored accents and cut-outs. All shapes are organically inspired, and add a modicum of individuality. Available in blue, white gold, and white. Men’s Styles CH 10728X Brilliance is in the details of this new men’s frame. The frame design features small accents including a stacked bridge and a dual-colored temple. An elongated rectangle cut into the temple provides a lightweight look and adds an element of drama. Available in brown, gray, and olive. CH 10777 This undeniably masculine frame features an interplay of open space and color. The frame front continues into the temple,...
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Silhouette SUN 2014 – Relax Your Eyes

Silhouette SUN 2014 – Relax Your Eyes

With a mission to make seeing as light and carefree as possible, the SUN 2014 Collection is just as impressive with its minimal design, supreme wearing comfort and extreme aesthetics. Eight models in three or more colors each provide the perfect protection from the sun, while complimenting your style at the same time. Allure: refined glamour The new Allure Sun is a rimless interpretation inspired by the glamorous eyewear of the seventies. The low set temple flows gently around the glasses, while the top bar sets a dynamic accent. This cosmopolitan design has a shiny metal surface, matte print on the temples, and a range of sophisticated lens colors with different mirror effects. Explorer: elegance, cool to the max In the Silhouette Explorer, a subtle twist from something familiar is in part to an integration of the top bar in the lens, which creates a dynamic elegance. Extroverted design enthusiasts can choose from three metallic colors, some fully mirrored. Classics with new features The most popular rimless eyewear in the world- Titan Minimal Art, is a classic piece that now has a two-tone look with a pleasant feel on the inside of the temples. The design of the Titan Minimal Art-...
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Robert Graham Introduces New Style Milous

Robert Graham Introduces New Style Milous

Robert Graham eyewear will offer high quality craftsmanship and sophisticated silhouettes, along with infusing iconic fabric and trim designs to reflect the essential characteristics of the brand’s American Eclectic spirit. Robert Graham and Revolution will create a collection of eyewear that will resonate globally. We love bringing different, incredibly creative ideas into the optical marketplace as we have done time after time. Our history of creating high quality products with creative flair is what we are most proud of. Featured is the Milous in Brushed Pewter with fabric infused temple tips. Size is 52-18-145, B Measurement is 34.3. Other colors include: Brown, Black and Dark Navy. For more information visit www.revolutioneyewear.com or call 800-986-0010
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Morel Introduces New Alpha 23B Style

Morel Introduces New Alpha 23B Style

Lightec expands the Alpha 23 family with the introduction of Alpha 23B, consisting of eight über-slim models which are in line with the image of the brand. This new release includes four models with TR90 fronts and four models with stainless steel fronts. All models are full-rimmed with a focus on extreme slimness. Temples measure just 2.8 mm at the widest, are fitted with a thermoformed sleeve, and finished with a nylon micro-endtip for heightened comfort. With a super clean and ultra-modern look, Alpha 23B marries innovation with unparalleled design! Ultralight frames weigh between 5.9 and 6.3 grams. The eight models are available in three colors each for a total of twenty-four SKUs. Alpha 23B is offered in a wide range of sizes from 53 to 57 and all of the shapes are progressive-friendly. Frames are easy to adjust thanks to snap-in nosepads, cold endtip adjustment, and easy pantoscopic tilt adjustments. Models are fitted with an exclusive screwless Alpha hinge. For more information visit www.morel-france.com
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Wiley X, Inc. Unveils New Marketing Message

Wiley X, Inc. Unveils New Marketing Message

Leading eyewear innovator Wiley X, Inc. has developed a new marketing tagline that will be used in a variety of ways to get a clear message across about the company and its products. This new tagline — Absolute. Premium. Protection. —will begin appearing in advertisements, POS artwork, collateral materials and other marketing/promotional pieces. “It’s rare that you’re able to capture the essence of a company and its products in three words, but we’ve achieved this with our new tagline,” said Wiley X Co-Owner Myles Freeman, Jr. “When you say these three words — individually and collectively — you state the true definition of Wiley X. As an additional benefit, it applies equally well across the diverse protective eyewear markets we serve, whether it’s in the workplace, military/tactical, or outdoor recreation markets,” added Freeman. This message will be used to drive home the point that Wiley X is the only premium sunglass brand able to claim that every pair of glasses it makes exceeds stringent ANSI Z87.1 High Velocity and High Mass Impact Safety standards, for OSHA Occupational Eye Protection. This tough workplace standard requires all Wiley X glasses to withstand...
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The Fun And Funky 5300 By Ogi Eyewear

The Fun And Funky 5300 By Ogi Eyewear

Ogi Eyewear unites innovation and creativity together in a harmony of color with the 5300. Unlike anything on the market, this exquisite cat eye frame features a thin titanium rim to give it structure and acetate wings to give it sass. In bold painterly jewel tones, there is a color to match every mood. Dare to express yourself without saying a word. Featuring a lightweight, yet durable flexible structure and adjustable nose pads, the 5300 is ultra comfortable to wear. Celebrate your individuality and make a unique statement with the 5300. Featured Style – The Ogi 5300: A funky cat eye frame full of personality, the 5300 is a perfect look for a daring, confident woman with colorful style. Made of mixed materials including titanium and multifaceted acetate, this frame comes in a variety of bold graffiti colors including blue, pink, aqua and brown. From the patterned-splashed wings of the cat eye to the subtle coining ridge found on the eye wire, the 5300 is sure to be a show-stopper unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Philosophy: “With a petite feminine face in mind, we created a fun structured combination frame with a cat eye shape. This delicate, yet bold style accentuates the...
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Mondottica Introduces The Wood-Like Collection

Mondottica Introduces The Wood-Like Collection

CB Sports has announced a worldwide licensing agreement with Mondottica USA. The CB eyewear wood-like collection takes inspiration from the antique wooden skies found in the mountains of Stratton, Vermont. We replaced the wood with a lightweight acetate providing ease in adjustment along with a universal bridge designed to fit a wider range of facial types. CB eyewear utilizes German-engineered hinges combined a subtle logo plaque detailing. For more information please call 866-666-3662 or visit www.mondotticausa.com
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Welcome The Latest Additions To Lightec’s Alpha 24 Family

Welcome The Latest Additions To Lightec’s Alpha 24 Family

Lightec’s Alpha 24 family grows with the TR90 release of the ultra-slim, lightweight frame. The four new Alpha 24 models have temples which measure just 3.3 mm at the widest point. The slimness of this frame allows for a vibrant palette of three colors per model ranging from fuchsia pink, purple, raspberry and peacock blue. Models weigh 6.1 to 6.5 grams, feature add-on nose pads, and can be easily adjusted. Frames range in size from 52 to 55 and are also progressive friendly ensuring ultimate wearer comfort. For more information visit www.morel-france.com
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Spy® VP Of Optical Happily Named Executive Vice President

Spy® VP Of Optical Happily Named Executive Vice President

SPY® Inc. (OTCBB: XSPY), a leading eyewear company known for its patent-pending Happy Lens™ technology, today announced that Jim Sepanek, SPY Vice President of Optical, has been promoted to Executive Vice President of SPY, effective December 26, 2013. Having joined SPY in May 2011, Sepanek has led business development and sales for SPY as it evolves its global presence. With nearly 20 years of experience in the optical industry, Sepanek has previously served as vice president of business development at Signature Eyewear and prior to that, held executive positions at Rem Eyewear and Revo, Inc. “It’s rare when a dream job gets better,” says Jim Sepanek. “I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity that we have to take the SPY brand to the next level. In my new role, we will bring a sense of urgency and discipline to the way we approach our business, providing a greater reason to exist for our customers and a better experience for our consumers.” Michael Marckx, SPY President and CEO added, “Having a new executive on the team to join Jim McGinty and me is very exciting, especially considering Jim Sepanek’s professionalism and love of the SPY brand. Jim has...
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