ACROSS THE UNIVERSE

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As global markets expand and the world becomes smaller, eyewear manufacturers are reaching out to make frames that fit a diverse group of people. That’s where Universal Fit comes in. Also called Asian or Alternative Fit, this design has features that give members of various ethnic groups, including Asian-Americans and African-Americans, as well as Anglo-Americans with a narrow bridge, the opportunity to wear a wide range of frames. Specifically, Universal Fit frames can have longer nosepads, narrower bridges, and a smaller face curve to provide a comfortable, relaxed fit and to prevent frames from resting on a person’s cheeks. The key is for eyecare professionals to be able to offer a frame to everyone, regardless of the person’s facial structure and eyewear, and manufacturers are more than ready with their offerings—whether they are adaptations of existing styles or new frames to fit this particular market segment.

Cachet, a division of L’Amy America • Chloe •
Style Nos. CL 2192A (top), CL 2211A (bottom)
800-600-5269 • lamyamerica.com
Optical Shop International
Bearded Baby-A (top), Happy Valley-A (bottom)
800-647-2345 • osainternational.com
Marchon Eyewear • Coach
Cassandra (left), Mimi (right)
800-645-1300 • marchon.com
Signature Eyewear • Dakota Smith
Conviction (top), Intensity (bottom)
800-765-3937 • sigeye.com
Revolution Eyewear • Ed Hardy
EHA.Diving Dragon (top), EHA.Cross (bottom)
800-986-0010 • revolutioneyewear.com
Jee Vice • Exotic
949-542-4841 • jeevice.com
Safilo USA • Gucci
Style Nos. GG 2820 (left), GG 3113 (right)
800-631-1188 • safilo.com
Clariti Eyewear • Konishi Eyewear
Style Nos. KL 362 (top), KL 3705 (bottom)
800-372-6372 • claritieyewear.com
Menizzi Italy USA Inc. • Menizzi
Style No. M2044 (top) • Biggu Style No. B716 (bottom)
877-MENIZZI • menizzi.com
Base Curve • John Varvatos •
Style Nos. V324 (top) • REM Eyewear
Lucky Brand • Michelle (bottom)
800-423-3023 • remeyewear.com
Luxottica Group • Bulgari • Style No. 8068-B (top),
Prada • Style No. SPR06M (bottom)
800-422-2020 • luxottica.com
Kenmark Group • Vera Wang
Style Nos. V023 (top), V003 (middle), V023 (bottom)
800-627-2898 • kenmarkoptical.com
Ogi Eyewear • seraphin
Bryant/8551(left), Lynn/8566 (right)
888-560-1060 • ogiframes.com
ProDesign Eyewear, Inc.
Style Nos. 1672 (top), 4647 (middle), 1681 (bottom)
800-654-6099 • prodesigndenmark.com
Oliver Peoples, Inc.
Riley (top), Mystic (bottom)
866-865-7599 • Oliverpeoples.com
Charmant USA
A Division of Charmant Inc • Christian Roth
Style No. 14229
800-645-2121 • charmant-usa.com
Ørgreen
Maximilian (top)
816-220-7533 • orgreen.dk
THEO
distributed by RAMASSIA inc. • Fifth Season (bottom)
718-858-8542 • theo.be
Premiere Vision,
A luxury division of Logo of the Americas Inc.
TAG Heuer
Racer Style No. TAG 9204
800-345-3733 • tagheuer.com/eyewear

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