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InDispensable Briefs


Adlens launches Adjustables variable focus eyewear

Oxford, United Kingdom-Adlens introduces Adjustables, its latest variable focus eyewear product.

Each lens consists of two wave-shaped plates that glide across each another to alter the power of each lens, correcting more than 90% of spherical errors (lens power –6 D to +3 D). Although the improved optics result in an optimized reading zone, Adjustables were designed for a range of applications, such as up-close work, computer use, yard work, and for managing fluctuating vision in diabetes patients or after eye surgery.

Along with enhanced optics, Adjustables offer an aesthetic pair of glasses. The brow bar is more ergonomic for a modern look, the nosepiece is adjustable for a comfortable fit, and the frame and temple arms were designed to give the glasses a lightweight feel. When they are released, Adlens Adjustables are available in black, blue, grey/black, and red/black followed soon by a new range of colors.


Candie’s fall optical collection plays up feminine accents

Somerville, NJ-Viva International Group introduces models C Cayla, C Caitlin, C Frankie, and C Frances to its Candie’s Eyewear ophthalmic collection. The new styles feature floral lace patterns and high-definition feather designs.

Model C Cayla’s flat metal front in a modified oval shape is enhanced by shades of black, brown, and plum. The metal temples are accented by floral patterns in white, teal, and lavender.

Model C Caitlin’s handmade acetate front is available in translucent gray, pink, and berry. Its metal temples are finished in shades of floral lace over black or pink.

The handmade acetate temples of models C Frankie and C Frances feature a multi-colored feather pattern.

Handcrafted in acetate, model C Frankie’s rectangle front shape is offered in shades of navy over translucent grey, crystal brown, and plum over lavender. Model C Frances features a semi-rimless metal front in matte finishes of black, brown and light pink.


Back to school with Hilfiger cool

Parsippany, NJ-Tommy Hilfiger introduces Back to University, its fall collection of optical frames for men and women, styled in the brand’s characteristic collegiate heritage.

Model TH 1241 is a unisex acetate frame featuring a square, vintage-inspired silhouette with metal temples bearing the brand’s iconic flag logo. The preppy design is available in petrol blue or transparent crimson with silver temples and Havana temple tips, Havana with gold temples and Havana temple tips, and black with silver temples and black temple tips.

Tommy Hilfiger eyewear is manufactured by Safilo.


Guess Eyewear takes on a bold look for fall

New York-Guess Eyewear, from Viva International Group, presents a bold contemporary collection this fall. The 9 new women’s styles include models GU 2385 and GU 2383. Both models have thick, modified rectangular frames with temples set in gradients of brown and purple that blend to translucent tones. Metal cap logos and modified cat-eye silhouettes complete the fashion-forward look.



Zyloware adds styles to Sophia Loren, Invincilites Sigma, MaxStudio.com collections

Port Chester, NY-Zyloware Eyewear has released new styles in three of its key optical frames collections-Sophia Loren, Invincilites Sigma, and MaxStudio.com.

The Invincilites Sigma L is a round, rimless, three-piece compression frame designed to accommodate the heart-shaped head and narrow chin. This lightweight, beige-colored frame features snap-in nosepads and can accommodate progressives. Invincilites Sigma K is very similar to Sigma L, but is available in black. Both styles are in sizes 46-18-140.

The geometric shaped MaxStudio.com LX 118M has a semi-rimless front separated from the zyl temples by a round, globe logo plaque. Spring hinges and snap-in nosepads enhance the comfort of this frame. Available in black or cognac, sizes 50-17-135. MaxStudio.com LX 117M has a full rim metal front, and beveled opaque zyl temples with the signature oval globe logo plaque. LX 117M also includes spring hinges and snap-in nosepads. Colors: black and mink. Sizes: 49-16-135.

Make a bold fashion statement with the full rim, multi-tone zyl MaxStudio.com LX 119Z. Curved temples feature the trademark logo, and spring hinges add comfort. Colors: cherry and black/tortoise. Sizes: 52-16-135.

Multiple color blends create an exciting look for the MaxStudio.com LX 120Z. The oval frame, which includes the classic logo globe on the zyl temples, is suitable for persons with a broad forehead or strong jawline. Colors: demi violet, black/grey, and tortoise. Sizes: 52-17-135

A multi-link temple design adds elegant simplicity to Sophia Loren model M244. This semi-rimless, rectangular-shaped frame helps balance the narrow chin of an oval shaped face. The frame includes snap-in nosepads and can accommodate progressives. Available colors: natural and brown. Sizes: 51-17-135.


Polaroid Plus Collection takes sunglasses back to basics

Padova, Italy-The new Polaroid Plus sunglasses collection is meant for people who want a blend of eye protection with refined, unique style.

All six styles in the collection have the iUltraSight Plus lens, the latest polarized lens, which is also glue-free. This lens not only offers the recognized benefits of polarized lenses, but also provides clearer vision, thanks to the absence of glue. It is also safer because it is made from shock resistant polyamide material, and is more durable because there is no risk of exfoliation.

The Polaroid Plus Collection is also unique in the way product information is communicated to the customer: All details are written inside the left temple in a consumer friendly, minimalistic format. This new information tool aims to communicate with the wearer in a direct and informal way.


Harley-Davidson eyewear delivers sporty, distinctive designs

Somerville, NJViva International Group introduces new styles for men to the Harley-Davidson Eyewear Fall 2013 collection. This latest offering delivers a range of modernized design options with sporty elements. The collection is made of distinctive materials, such as handcrafted acetate, stainless steel, and chrome temple tips, ideal for active lifestyles. All styles come in two eye sizes, ranging from 52 mm to 57 mm on select styles.

Deep shades of horn, grey, and amber play up the retro styling of model HD 457, which features an oversize, rounded square front, and model HD 458, a more traditional rectangle front silhouette. Handcrafted acetate fronts are complimented by a recessed metal bar logo, which accents the frame’s temple design.

Model HD 459 features a semi-rimless flat metal front crafted in stainless steel. A satin finish in black, brown, gunmetal, and navy highlights the frame’s metal front, which matches with its handcrafted acetate temples.

The sleek styling of model HD 464 is complimented by its double-bridge design, available in a variety of burnished metallic finishes, including black, brown, and gunmetal. Metal logo plaques are accented by small rivets, which emphasize the model’s handmade acetate temples.


Santinelli beefs up its line of dispensary tools, supplies

Hauppauge, NY-Santinelli International has used its 40th anniversary in business to re-launch its optical supplies product line.

Its products for in-office labs include staples, such as nose pads, temple tips, and screws, but also features unique workshop items that are sure to become relied upon solutions for dispensing. One featured line is the Visionary Plier Collection, developed by Breitfeld & Schliekert, a German company known for craftsmanship and functional products.

An e-catalog is available on the company’s Web site.



Marciano puts a new spin on sophisticated eyewear

New York-For fall, the Marciano optical collection from Viva International Group  updates its signature style with colorful modern details.

The dramatic cat-eye silhouette of model GM 199 has satin metal finishes in gold, burgundy, and black. Transparent horn temple tips complement this simple elegant frame in shades of black, burgundy and tortoise, as well as blue and green horn.

Retro-inspired model GM 201 offers rich jewel tone horn colorations in teal, purple, brown, and black throughout. Acetate fronts, double-plated metal temples, and acetate temple tips set off the rectangular shape.

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