ARCH CROWN KEEPS IT STICK-FREE. Designed for users of OfficeMate® software and SATO CX208/CX400/C408 thermal transfer printers, the Arch Crown TT368-TL paper thermal transfer tag is pressure sensitive and perforated. It folds easily over Arch Crown’s 830 ­Op-Tag™ carrier and keeps frames adhesive-free. Ideal for bar coding and offering displays a clean, professional look, these thermal transfer tags come in rolls of 800. For more information, contact Arch Crown, Inc. at 800-526-8353 or

COLORFUL CLEANERS BRIGHTEN HILCO’S DAY. Hilco’s new compact bottle for its proven alcohol-free lens cleaning formula will inject a sleek splash of color into any ECP’s office. The compact, portable 1.2-oz. bottles come in blue, green, yellow, and clear, and have an integrated sprayer/protective cap. It’s suitable for all lens types and custom imprinting is available. For more information, contact Hilco at 800-955-6544 or, or at Vision Expo West, #LP12109.

FGXI’S PRIVATE EYES ARE WATCHING YOU. With four designs available, the Private Eyes reading glass collection from FGXI has a look for any style. Women can choose from Style No. PE216 (Ginger), a pillow-shaped, full-rimmed frame wrapped in tortoise, and Style No. PE 217 (Thixie, shown here), a bowtie, full-rimmed, flat metal frame front with engraved floral temples. Options for men include Style No. PE218 (Larz), a square, full-rimmed, black plastic, and Style No. PE219 (Hugh), a modified square, semi-rimless frame. All styles include spring hinges. For more information, contact FGX International, Inc. at 800-480-4846 or, or at Vision Expo West, #19023.


WESTERN CLEANS HOUSE AND BREAKS DOWN. Western’s new biodegradable cleaning agent for ultrasonic cleaning units, Model No. 4042, requires just a few drops per tank. Super concentrated, the solution works efficiently to remove dust, dirt, oil, and residue from lenses, bevels, and spec­tacles. It comes in 4-oz. bottles. For more information contact
West­ern Optical Supply at 800-423-3294 or


Eliminating the need
to stack suns over readers, REM’s Visualites Sun is a combination full-size plano sunglass lens with a reading power built into its lower portion. The three-piece-mounted sun readers are made of light and flexible TR-90 material. Styles include Purple Monet, Smoke, Crystal, and Tortoise. For more information, contact REM Eyewear at 800-423-3023 or, or at Vision Expo West, #13043.


ALPINE’S SPUDZ IS HOOKED UP. Safe for scratch-resistant lenses, Spudz from Alpine Innovations is a microfiber cleaning cloth that stays clean longer. The cloth is sewn into its own pouch, and pouches can be printed with any full-color image. There’s a snap-hook at the top, so the product can hang from an eyewear retainer when it’s not in use. For more information, contact Alpine Innovations LLC at 866-489-6788 or


FANTOM GOES CLIP-ON, RIM OFF. The newest custom clip-on sunwear product from Fantom Optics is the FantomRimless, which is lightweight and fits 98% of frame boards, according to the company. Offering a base-curve matching system, FantomRimless has a non-invasive, three-point mounting system. For more information, contact Fantom Optics at 800-404-7910 or


Intended to enhance eyewear presentations, Eye Designs’ new fabric tray makes it easier for ECPs to keep track of their patients’ selections. The black tray has four satin-lined compartments and is ideal for delivering the finished prescription for final fitting and adjustments. For more information, contact Eye Designs at 800-346-8890 or, or at Vision Expo West, #16076.


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