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HOYA Distortion-Free Optics Voted “Best New Product” at International Vision Expo East

HOYA Distortion-Free Optics Voted “Best New Product” at International Vision Expo East

HOYA’s Distortion Free Optics™ with the Avantek Mounting System® was voted “Best New Product” at International Vision Expo East. The unique system allows ECP’s to demonstrate the finest optical lens technology available today while at the same time getting the patient to immediately relate to the visual experience. This is the product’s second generation and its second win of this award. Research from independent eye care providers lead to the style innovations showcased with plans to bring them to market later this year. “Designed and styled to compete with high-end rimless lines of eyewear, the HOYA DF complete Vision System gives ECPs an opportunity for the first time to show the impact on lens design, based on the materials, AR treatment and mounting approach,” said Barney Dougher, President and CEO of HOYA Vision Care, North America, “It is not often ECPs can naturally steer the conversation to all of those factors and now they can. Annual consumer studies from The Vision Council consistently tell us that “scratch resistance” and “lightweight” are two of the top three attributes patients want in their eye wear – HOYA DF delivers on both counts.” Every...
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Zyloware Eyewear Expands To Canada

Zyloware Eyewear Expands To Canada

Zyloware is extremely proud to announce the expansion of Zyloware Eyewear into Canada; Zyloware has opened up a subsidiary Zyloware Eyewear Canada ULC and has appointed Sandra Laramee as its National Sales Director for Canada. Zyloware Canada plans on selling nationwide and is beginning by selling in Ontario. For over 50 years, Zyloware has served the Canadian market with a strong brand presence including Sophia Loren, Stetson, Randy Jackson, Daisy Fuentes, Invincilites, Project Runway and Red Lotus. Christopher Shyer, Zylowareʼs President, enthusiastically commented on our expansion stating, “After carefully reviewing the territory, our team has selected the brands and styles best suited for the Canadian market. We are especially eager to start working directly with the Canadian optometrists that have been purchasing our frames for years.” James Shyer, Zylowareʼs Chief Operating Officer, further comments, “Since we have moved to our state-of-the-art facility in Port Chester three years ago, we have been able to grow and prosper. We are now prepared to expand with excellent service. What makes this all possible is the commitment and generosity from our customers.” Sandra Laramee...
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Safilo Celebrates 80-Year History With  New Marc Newson Capsule Collection

Safilo Celebrates 80-Year History With New Marc Newson Capsule Collection

Safilo Group, the leading international premium eyewear brand, confirms its participation in 2014 Vision Expo East, the largest and most prestigious eyewear trade show in the U.S. optical fair (held March 28-30 at the Jacob Javitz Center in New York City). The Group’s booth is #3548. 2014 marks the 80th anniversary of Safilo: a history of longstanding passion, innovation and design that is trusted all over the world as a shining example of excellence, skillful craftsmanship and savoir-faire. Safilo continues to build on its heritage, constantly enriching it with cutting-edge technology and avant-garde design, yet staying true to its origins and tradition and will showcase, once again, a multitude of breakthrough innovations in terms of the latest fashion trends, shapes, colours and details. On the occasion of this important 80th anniversary milestone, Safilo Group is pleased to welcome visitors to its booth to view the Safilo by Marc Newson capsule collection as well as the U.S. launch collections of Bobbi Brown, Fendi, HUGO, Jack Spade, Polaroid Kids and Polaroid Suncovers and the not-to-be-missed Safilo Spring/Summer Designer Fashion Show featuring the hottest runway looks and eyewear...
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ClearVision Sets The Stage for Innovation with Daily In-booth VEE Events!

ClearVision Sets The Stage for Innovation with Daily In-booth VEE Events!

ClearVision Optical sets the Stage for Innovation at this year’s Vision Expo East (Booth #4421) with daily in-booth demonstrations and midday interviews with key influencers. Following is a sneak peek into the events held on the Stage for Innovation that you won’t want to miss: Friday, March 28; 3D Printing Demonstration ClearVision welcomes world leader in the 3D printing arena; Stratasys, for a full day of interaction, 3D printing/scanning demonstrations and rapid prototype sampling. From 1:00 – 1: 30 p.m., listen to a dynamic conversation, moderated by industry insider Cathy Ives, between Stratasys’ Director of Marketing, Bruce Bradshaw, and ClearVision‘s President, David Friedfeld as they discuss how 3D printing is impacting the optical industry, the evolution of the technology, and what the future holds. Gain one-on-one access to Bradshaw and Friedfeld after the conversation to further instigate the topic. Here’s a preview of what you can expect. Be prepared to Be Inspir3D: http://youtu.be/3X8MLy5kj_E. Saturday, March 29; Eyewear Personalization & Men’s Fashion Trends Join us to learn about eyewear personalization through a full-day of demonstrations and interaction....
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Modern Optical Debuts New Styles & Helps Fight Hunger At Vision Expo East

Modern Optical Debuts New Styles & Helps Fight Hunger At Vision Expo East

Value eyewear leader Modern Optical International invites ECPs to help celebrate its 40th Anniversary! Join the fun at Vision Expo East with our expanded, new Booth #4953. Modern will introduce 108 new styles and help fight hunger in America, all while offering “ModMoney” up to $200! New Releases: Modern Optical sets a new standard for the value eyewear market with its 108 new styles. Fashionable, affordable designs that align with today’s trends can be found throughout our collections. Discover vibrant colors of the season and tasteful embellishments in a broad selection of shapes and sizes. Backed by solid warranties and razor sharp pricing, value eyewear has never looked so good. Fight Hunger in America: Modern Optical International will continue its tradeshow initiative (launched at Vision Expo West) of fighting hunger in America through support of FEED Projects, an organization committed to ending hunger. Eyecare professionals attending Vision Expo East are invited to participate in this important project that helps children and their families across America receive healthy, nutritious food. With a purchase of ten or more frames from our Modern Art, GVX, Modz Titanium and...
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New Brands & Refined Licensed Collections at VEE From ClearVision

New Brands & Refined Licensed Collections at VEE From ClearVision

Booth #4421 is this year’s must-visit space at Vision Expo East, as ClearVision Optical, launches two unique brands, unveils new design directions for premium brands, and offers exclusive show specials. Following is a sneak peek: Preview IZOD personalized eyewear: For the first time, see our exclusive new collection for IZOD. This limited edition collection provides a classic look with an unexpected twist. Four different clear acetate front shapes marry with 9 different temple colors. Mix and match front shapes with individual colored temples. A custom display and in store materials will also be available. PuriTi, our new 100% Titanium Collection! See firsthand what all the buzz is about. The collection offers high quality materials in a competitively priced, private label collection, while providing the hypoallergenic, anti-corrosive benefits associated with titanium. Sold with a suite of in store merchandising materials, it’s a must see. BCBGMAXAZRIA transformed for 2014! The newest releases from BCBGMAXAZRIA complete the update of this iconic fashion collection. Newly refined shapes and colors express the fashion forward brand as never before. Sleek, directional silhouettes,...
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McGee Wins Vision Choice Award At VEE

McGee Wins Vision Choice Award At VEE

                The McGee Group was honored to receive the Vision Choice Award for Best New Product exhibited at Vision Expo East. The Badgley Mischka eyewear and sunwear collections were on display throughout the show in the New Product Gallery, and attendees voted for their favorite new product. We are thankful for this honor, and proud to translate Badgley Mischka’s signature runway looks into romantic, feminine eyewear. For more information visit www.mcgeegroup.com
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Go Geek Chic With Danny Gokey Sun

Go Geek Chic With Danny Gokey Sun

Match Eyewear’s introduction of Danny Gokey Sun at Vision Expo East was not only the debut of a new collection but also a new target audience for the brand – the sun wear line is designed for both men and women. Though originally launched as a men’s collection, the Danny Gokey ophthalmic models have always had a strong female following. Credit the contemporary retro styling, the continued popularity of Geek Chic, or the huge female following of the American Idol finalist, but the collection has always had a unisex appeal. In fact, the ophthalmic collection has recently been extended to include ladies’ styles. ‘We found that a significant percentage of sales could be attributed to women,’ says Match Eyewear President Ethan Goodman. ‘We are excited about the new women’s looks, but the sun wear collection was definitely created with universal appeal in mind.’ The four launch models from Danny Gokey Sun reflect a modern interpretation of vintage charm, speaking directly to the classic, genuine and unique style of the brand and delivering effortless cool to men and women, between 18 and 35. A quaint round eye shape is updated with uplifted corners, subtle metal accents...
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Swiss Luxury Comes To America

Swiss Luxury Comes To America

L’Amy America introduces Bally of Switzerland’s first luxury eyewear collection to North America at Vision Expo East, March 15th through 17th, 2013, with a rich offering of both sunglasses and ophthalmic frames, for men and women. Targeting the Asian luxury market, the new collections will offer a perfect and comfortable universal fit. The new range captures the aesthetic of Bally’s accessory and ready-to-wear collections whilst reinterpreting the Swiss brand’s iconic elements: the red and white Trainspotting stripe, the Mountain Goat motif, the Bally Crest and the Block-B are all included as the eyewear collection’s signature details. With shapes incorporating Luxury to Office and Sport & Casual designs, the new sunglass and optical models ensure that every occasion is represented in-line with Bally’s principles of timeless elegance and innovative design. The men’s collection centerpiece is a classic aviator model featuring a bridge nosepiece and temples lined in leather. Bally’s Block-B is crafted from metal mounted inside the temples placed at the end tip. Using titanium or leather frames, a variety of shapes ensures a mix of modern and vintage appeal, from contemporary...
Filed in: Eyewear, Sunwear
Play Hard. See Easy.

Play Hard. See Easy.

Costa’s Rx division today announced a major technological breakthrough in its program with the launch of its new exclusive C-SCAPE™ progressive sun lens design. Specifically engineered to accommodate the distance vision needs of water sports and outdoors enthusiasts, Costa’s new C-SCAPE technology widens the field of view from left to right and enhances peripheral vision to create the clearest Rx sun lens available. Building on Costa’s patented 580™ lens technology, which eliminates reflected glare and haze while enhancing color, contrast and definition, the C-SCAPE progressive lens design development is part of Costa’s growing Rx program, which includes an expanded state-of-the-art in-house optical lab. In addition to increasing distance vision, Costa’s C-SCAPE progressive lens design maintains excellent image recognition across the entire lens. There’s no “swimming,” allowing wearers to quickly adapt to their new Rx sunglasses. Costa utilizes Waypoint™ digital processing technology specifically designed to eliminate the blurry edges that can bother active wearers of wrap sunglasses. The process is computer guided for incredible accuracy, and also incorporates...
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Zyloware Celebrates Anniversary With A New Line

Zyloware Celebrates Anniversary With A New Line

Zyloware Eyewear announces the April 2013 launch of the sophisticated, trendsetting brand, MaxStudio.com. The collection is comprised of 11 styles and 27 SKU’s as the collection’s up-market apparel, shoes and other accessories launch their Spring lines. MaxStudio.com Eyewear fills a niche for the modern woman seeking sophisticated and superior styling. While looking for a better-quality, fashionable product at a good value, the MaxStudio.com woman prefers a refined, minimalistic look and wants her eyewear to complement her style, not dictate it. The eyewear collection has subtle detailing, rich colors and finishes, tonal and textural patterns and a variety of shapes, each identifiable with the MaxStudio.com globe logo. Colors, which were mainly created for the brand, are both wearable and capture the essence of the MaxStudio.com apparel 2013 trends. In accordance with Leon Max, MaxStudio.com brand designer, the eyewear collection has been produced with a passionate dedication to quality. With attention to detail, fashionable twists and architectural inspirations, MaxStudio.com Eyewear is geared for the fashion forward customer. “Working with Leon Max to create a new collection...
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Join WestGroupe At Vision Expo East

Join WestGroupe At Vision Expo East

Join us when we exhibit at this year’s Vision Expo East at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in NYC. Montreal, QC – WestGroupe will be exhibiting at this year’s Vision Expo East to be held on March 15-17 2013 at the Javits Convention center in NYC. They will reveal their latest range of products and services for the KLiiK denmark, FYSH UK, EVATIK, and Superflex brands. WestGroupe has developed an interactive program intended to engage and entertain guests. As a leading Canadian eyewear manufacturer and distributor, WestGroupe aims to deliver premium designed functional eyewear. It has built an international reputation through persistent development and relentless focus on customer needs, quality and innovation. The WestGroupe team looks forward to connecting with you at VEE. WestGroupe Booth # 936 – Level 3 [Eyewear and Accessories Pavilion] KLiiKthis for a sneak peak of our latest campaign and to see how WestGroupe plans to play with a purpose in the big apple. Twitter: @WestGroupe Facebook: WestGroupe About WestGroupe: With over 50 years of industry insight, WestGroupe’s mission has always been to provide unique and superior quality eyewear and to define future standards...
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F8 Street Series Is A Slam Dunk

F8 Street Series Is A Slam Dunk

F8 Street Series, the top selling collectible F803 Sports Protective frames series will be previewing two new designs at Vision Expo East.  We launched the collection in 2010 with six (6) authentic designs inspired by a fusion of sports performance and street art.  Since that time, 4 new additional designs have been integrated into the assortment, rounding out the total to ten (10) available skus.  This year we are pleased to launch two new designs that are a little more on trend, edgy, targeted more to teens: 10 Street Artwork Designs include: Boys Girls - Audio Skull                                                    – Cherry Vines - Sword Totem                                                – Icarus Heart - Bulls-eye Ripple                                            – Graffiti Splatter - Electric Wave                                               – Flower Power - Shatter                                                         ...
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Visit With Match Eyewear At Vision Expo East

Visit With Match Eyewear At Vision Expo East

Match Eyewear is bringing excitement to Vision Expo East this year, unveiling incredible new releases and multiple show promotions for new and existing customers at Booth #675. ‘We are thrilled to be exhibiting at Vision Expo East again,‘ says Ethan Goodman, President of Match Eyewear.  ‘We have a lot of hot new styles to debut at the show, including some brand new lines.’  Match plans to showcase fresh looks from their Adrienne Vittadini, Helium Paris, Danny Gokey Eyewear, Float Titanium and Float Kids collections. ‘As always, Match will come to Expo with amazing promotions and a few surprises,’ promises Goodman.  Multiple Show Specials will include Instant Rebate and Gift With Purchase promotions, along with exclusive bonus gifts and giveaways available only on the tradeshow floor. ‘It’s so great to see old friends and meet new people at Vision Expo.’ Goodman continues.  ‘We hope everyone will visit us at Booth 675 to see what Match Eyewear has in store for 2013…or even just to say hello.’ Established in 2001, Match Eyewear is a leading international manufacturer and distributor of premium quality fashion eyewear, with a dedicated sales force covering...
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Where Philanthropy Meets Fashion

Where Philanthropy Meets Fashion

Tura Inc., the inventor of fashion eyewear in 1938, is excited to introduce Geoffrey Beene Eyewear this month. The collection will be highlighted at Tura Inc.’s booth at Vision Expo East. The launch consists of 12 men’s and 12 women’s ophthalmic frames. It includes a balanced assortment of plastic, metal, semi-rimless, and combination styles. One of America’s true design pioneers, Geoffrey Beene has become synonymous with impeccable styling, superb tailoring, comfort, and quality. Tura Inc.’s latest collection unites Geoffrey Beene’s playful, unconventional spirit with effortless, wearable designs for men and women. And because Geoffrey Beene donates 100% of its net profits to philanthropic causes, the brand has special appeal to the fashion-conscious customer with a social conscience. All net profits from Geoffrey Beene, LLC fund philanthropic causes that support innovative research with cutting edge focus on signature solutions to a host of medical, educational and societal issues. Initial styles showcase classic and modern shapes with contemporary, jewelry-inspired details and artful, sculptured silhouettes. Competitively priced, Geoffrey Beene Eyewear delivers upscale...
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