ASPEX POWERS UP. In a joint effort with PixelOptics, the new emPower! electronically focusing ophthalmic frames from Aspex Eyewear boast 12 styles. Designs include three unisex acetates, three semi-rimless frames for women, and six semi-rimless designs for men. The temples on some models feature laser-cut embellishments; others have printed designs. Colors include gold, gunmetal, navy, black, burgundy, lavender, purple, and brown. emPower! will release regionally May 1 and be available across the U.S. by the end of the year. For more information, contact Aspex Eyewear at 800-277-3979 or aspexeyewear.com.
OLD MEETS NEW FOR EYEWEAR DESIGNS’ CUBAVERA SUNS. Celebrating old Latin charm with modern South Beach style is what Eyewear Designs’ new Cubavera Rxable sun collection is all about. Inspired by the traditional guayabera shirt and art deco designs, the line includes eight models, providing men with a range of options for any occasion. Each design features its own distinguishing temple treatment (Style No. 8005 shown here). For more information, contact Eyewear Designs at 800-645-6596 or eyeweardesigns.com.
SILHOUETTE SPARKLES WITH NEW CRYSTAL COLLECTION. Each of the four ophthalmics and three sunglasses in this collection has a unique element to it, and has been designed with the Crystal Appliqué technique. Sparkling Icon and Light Attraction frames have no screws or hinges, while Gem Stone features a floating crystal in the middle of its titanium bar. Limelight (shown here), and its sunwear counterpart SUN Limelight, have about 300 crystals as part of their design. The lightweight SUN Sparkling Icon is suitable for work or play, while SUN Crystal Dreamwings features the Navette Flat Back crystal. For more information, contact Silhouette Optical, Ltd. at 800-223-0180 or silhouette.com.
EUROPA HAS ITS FINGER ON THE PULSE. The first five styles of Scott Harris Pulse, Europa International’s latest collection, boast distinctive laser-cut metal frames for the cutting-edge consumer. Designs in this line include surprising color combinations and unconventional geometric eyeshapes that work well on any face. Two-tone waves, laser cutouts, embossed tribal motifs, as well as a colorful camo look, bring immediate attention to the temples. For more information, contact Europa International at 800-621-4108 or europaeye.com.
NIGURA METZLER’S MICHALSKY COLLECTION MAKES A SPLASH. The new line from Nigura Metzler features the artful renderings of designer Michael Michalsky. Celebrating the spirit of the 1960s and 1970s while maintaining a modern feel, the collection offers prescription frames as well as sunglasses. Styles feature subdued hues and 3-D logos, and include London, Mitte, Moscow, Prague, and Glamour Hunter (shown here). For more information, contact Nigura Metzler at 011-49-211-301000 or nigura-metzler.com.
JULBO’S NEW STYLES TRAVEL WELL. With four new sunglasses added to Julbo’s travel collection, patients’ options are wide open. The Chrono, Truck, and Freeze are all variations on the classic aviator look. Freeze features the rimless aviator look, and all three styles are available with either Spectron 3 or Falcon® lenses. The Alagna (shown here), for women, makes a statement with curved lenses. This design is offered in chocolate/lime (shown here) and white/blue (both Spectron 3) and black/fuchsia (Falcon). For more information, contact Julbo Eyewear at 800-651-0833 or julbousa.com.
YOU’LL CRUSH ON WESCAN’S FYSH UK. The edgy and rectangular design of Style No. F-3434, the new full-rimmed model from Wescan’s Fysh UK, is inspired by the many textures found in crushed metal. Infused with a splash of the future, this frame is offered in brown, turquoise, violet, and pink (turquoise and violet shown here). For more information, contact Wescan Optical at 514-383-0042 or at fyshuk.com.
NOUVEAU GETS SAUCY WITH GEOFFREY BEENE. Saucy, Nouveau’s new Geoffrey Beene frame, features multiple acetate layers and a soft teacup shape. It’s available in two color combinations: a dark rich purple with a crystal pink and purple inside layer and a dark espresso brown with a bone and horn inside layer. Pressed metal detail accents the temples with a design reminiscent of stonework. For more information, contact Nouveau Eyewear at 800-292-4342 or nouveaueyewear.com.
OGI GOES DEEP WITH NEW SUNS. The latest collection of sunglasses from Ogi features rich color combinations, unexpected shapes, and respect for the 1970s. Style No. 8049 celebrates Hollywood while utilizing layered acetate. It has soft rounded edges as well as hard angles, while Style No. 8050 offers a tri-colored, layered acetate (shown here). A twist on the classic aviator, Style No. 8051, rounds out the collection. For more information, contact Ogi Eyewear at 888-560-1060 or ogiframes.com.
HEAD FOR THE HARBOR WITH COSTA. With stainless steel spring hinges and lightweight nylon frames, Costa’s new style for women, Little Harbor, offers a combination of performance and style. Available in tortoise, black (shown here), and black/coral, the suns come with Costa’s 580G™ and 580P™ lens technology, blocking yellow light at 580 nanometers on the light spectrum. The frame and lens color of the hand-assembled sunwear can be customized. For more information, contact Costa at 800-447-3700 or costadelmar.com.
BOLLÉ HITS THE ROAD WITH PERFORMANCE EYEWEAR. Bollé’s new performance eyewear features aerodynamically shaped frames made with b88™ nylon, which is both tough and lightweight. The three styles—Vortex, Helix, and Draft—incorporate the company’s new B-Clear lens technology and their design allows for maximized field of vision and comfort for the wearer. Vented temples improve airflow, while moisture-absorbing temple tips and nosepads maintain positioning. Vortex and Draft are designed to fit larger head shapes, and Helix is sized to fit medium head shapes. For more information, contact Bollé at 800-222-6553 or bolle.com.
MCGEE IS SPELLBOUND WITH XOXO. Four designs with a feminine flair make up the new XOXO Spellbound collection from The McGee Group. Three of the models, Fame, Siren, and Caress, are full-rimmed. Fame (shown here) features a rectangular eyeshape, spring hinges, and brown and black on the temple, while Siren—also with spring hinges—has a modified square shape and comes in trans/tan and a two-tone black. Caress, offered in brown/gray and honey/brown, stands out with its cat-eye frame and keyhole bridge. The only semi-rimless in the collection, Lace, is offered in brown and gun, and has a modified rectangular eyeshape for a larger fit. For more information, contact The McGee Group at 800-966-2020 or mcgeegroup.com.
FEAST YOUR EYES WITH EYES OF FAITH’S VEGGIE TALES. Fans of the popular characters from VeggieTales have a range of eyewear options to choose from. The collection for kids includes three colors and two sizes for each of eight styles, and all styles feature memory metal and spring hinges. The acetate frames maintain the sensibility of the VeggieTales brand with their patterns and colors. Larry the Cucumber is embossed in silver or gold on specialty nosepads, and the temples feature corresponding endpieces featuring the VeggieTales logo. For more information, contact Eyes of Faith at 888-777-9390 or eyesoffaithoptical.com.
SAFILO’S VALENTINO LIVES ON THE EDGE. Flash, the new Valentino sun collection, offers two looks, each with its own retro sensibility. The butterfly-shaped injected Retro Chic (Style No. VAL 5766/S), shown here, boasts a Swarovski pavé frame, and is offered in black with dark gray lenses or with rhinestone details and graduated brown lenses. The aviator-shaped Contemporary Rock (Style No. VAL 5753/S) features detailing including small pyramid-shaped studs at the sides of the lenses and ultra-slim temples. These sunglasses come in light touches of gold, ruthenium, dark blue, green, or hazy brown. For more information, contact Safilo USA at 800-631-1188 or safilo.com.
CHARMANT’S ELLE BRINGS GRACE TO THE TABLE. With contrasting but equally polished looks, Charmant’s new Elle ophthalmics are both classic and modern. Style No. EL 13311 comes in warm red, black, gray, and tortoiseshell, has lightly rounded corners and pearl-like stones aligned along the temples. A nylor frame with open temples, Style No. EL 13314 is more transparent and is available in brown, pink, red, and violet. For more information, contact Charmant USA, A Division of Charmant Inc, at 800-645-2121 or charmant-usa.com.
SERENGETI CUTS GLARE IN STYLE WITH POLAR PHD. Offered across the Serengeti Sport collection and in select designs within the Wire Flex series, Polar PhD lenses are photochromic, include Spectral Control, and are made with Advanced Polarized Surface Technology™. The frames, made from grilamid TR-90 Nylon or a combination of monel and stainless steel, provide comfort, durability, and UVA/UVB protection. Styles include Veruccio, Cielo, Coriano, and Parma (shown here). For more information, contact Serengeti at 888-838-1449 or serengeti-eyewear.com.