A case is a case, right? Not so! Eyewear cases come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. Here are a few options for eyecare professionals to offer patients who need the brightness of spring in their lives this winter.
Featured Case: Style No. AS413 TDB in blue-green
Take Note: Astucci focuses on trendy color combinations and prints its designs on 100% microfiber cloths, which are then wrapped around metal cases. “For this case, I worked with natural and earthy patterns of sand, stones, waves, and leaves,” says Amir Ben-Moshe, vice president, sales and marketing. “The cut stone pattern was stretched to create a floral tie-dye look that fits the case shape.” These prints are available in microfiber drawstring pouches as well.
COMPANY: CALIFORNIA ACCESSORIES
Featured Case: Chalk Board
Take Note: The young as well as the young at heart can get creative with California Accessories’ Chalk Board cases. Available with six different accent colors, each case includes two pieces of nontoxic chalk. So whether your patient needs to jot down a grocery list or keep a child occupied for a few minutes, these cases are a breath of fresh air.
Featured Case: Little Button
Take Note: With two-toned cotton lining, an interior pocket, and magnetic closure, the Little Button and Big Button cases from Cinzia are where functionality and artsy cuteness collide. Little Button is available in brown, gray, mustard, lime, navy, and plum, while Big Button comes in camel, gray, lime, mustard, plum, and teal. Both styles feature raw edges with stitching. “People love our Little and Big Button cases because of their unique design and handcrafted appeal,” says Lindsey Reisack, public relations coordinator. “Each case is lined with an interior pocket and the eye-catching color combinations make them both functional and fashionable!”
COMPANY: CORINNE McCORMACK
Featured Case: Soho Bright 2
Take Note: “I design eyeglass cases in wonderful colors and materials that work with the season’s latest fashions,” says Corinne McCormack, founder. “They range from polka dots to snakeskin and patent crocodile. I believe in giving our customers a case for every occasion!”
Featured Case: Whims Style No. 121, Style No. OPC 01
Take Note: The latest collection of ophthalmic and sunglass cases from Evolutioneyes includes Whims, MaxStudio, Sydney Love, and unbranded. “Fun, fashionable, and always on-trend, our fashion eyewear cases add incremental sales,” says Jacqueline Breton, president. “Our customers collect the fashion prints!”
COMPANY: EYE DEALS EYEWEAR’S PAWS N CLAWS
Featured Case: Signature Photo Window Case
Take Note: Animal lovers can show off their furry friends throughout the day with this photo window case. “Our signature picture window eyeglass case is unique to the Paws N Claws Eyewear brand, and it’s a great way for pet owners to proudly show off a photo of their pets,” says Samuel R. Shapiro, founder and CEO. The company makes animals in need a priority, donating 2% to 3% of the purchase prices of its frame and suns sales to the ASPCA‘.
Featured Case: MaxxArt Collection in black
Take Note: The MaxxArt Collection from Hilco has a vibrant pattern with a retro feel and is ideal for suns. With a black or white base, the case has a fuchsia inside lining. “The latest trend in eyewear cases is bold tones and fun patterns, and patients are embracing that,” says Debbie Fitzgibbons, director of marketing communications.
COMPANY: RON’S OPTICAL
Featured Case: Quad
Take Note: Ideal for on-the-go multitaskers, the Quad case from Ron’s Optical gives patients their choice of colors, as this style is available in pink patent leatherette with blue liner, black patent leatherette with pink liner, and black with gray liner. “The Quad case is good for the frequent traveler who has multiple frames, and it’s also great for jewelry or makeup, ” says Joey Gamez, customer service representative.
COMPANY: THOMAS PAUL
Featured Case: Bloomsbury (Jackie II)
Take Note: Thomas Paul’s Bloomsbury cases are 100% cotton canvas, and hand-screened with images inspired by late ’60s and early ’70s fashion icons like Jackie Onassis. “It’s all about mixing, matching, and layering patterns and colors,” says Thomas Paul, founder and designer. “We want people to feel free to embrace their inner English eccentric.”
Rachel Bozek is a freelance writer who includes the optical field as one of her areas of expertise.
|WHERE TO FIND IT:|
|Astucci US Ltd.
888-ASTUCCI • astucci.com
800-523-5567 • calaccessories.com
|Cinzia Designs for Europa International
800-621-4108 • cinziadesigns.com
212-868-7919 • corinnemccormack.com
888-864-7297 • evolutioneyes.com
|Eye Deals Eyewear
800-223-0167 • pawsnclawseyewear.com
800-955-6544 • hilco.com
800-247-7667 • ronsoptical.com
718-797-8758 • shopthomaspaul.com