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Opchat Magazine New products and services pagesNew Products and Services, July to September 2017

 




Beautiful Innovation comes from Stepper.
January Jones Wearing MYKITA
NXT® sun lenses- NEVER COMPROMISE from Essilor.
Grafton Optical announce new rental scheme for E-Eye - the revolutionary IRPL® therapy for Dry Eye
OKIA intoduces STARGAZER inspired Eyewear.
MIAMI SCI-FI FEST from Mykita
Basebox capsule collection from Eyespace
KOMONO A/W 2017 Core and Crafted Sunglass Collections.
Ogi Kids Sets Cool Summer Trends.


Beautiful Innovation comes from Stepper.

July 2017

SI-30092 by StepperThe initial appeal of the STEPPER SI-30092 lies in its simple contemporary design. Embellishment free styling derives its attractiveness from understated lines with the frame’s detail delivered through clever material selection and colouration.

The super-comfortable TX5 front is given a graduated finish in a choice of rich colours; from a deep ‘Raspberry’, ‘Ocean’ or ‘Burgundy’ at the top, to clear at the bottom. The graduated front concept is more often associated with classic frames, yet here it is applied, with aesthetic success, to a totally on-trend shape.

The flexible Beta-Titanium sides negate the need for spring hinges, keeping weight to a minimum and allowing for the most elegant, ultra slim temple profiles. A tactile matte finish is applied here, adding a subtle visual twist and giving a ‘nice-to-touch’ characteristic.

“This a great example of the effective combination of TX5 and Titanium that highlights the STEPPER brand’s technical prowess,” states Peter Reeve, Managing Director STEPPER UK. “Delivering real and valuable benefits to the wearer through design, materials and processes has always driven STEPPER’s innovation.”

Enhancing its appeal are that both TX5 and Titanium materials have hypoallergenic properties which add appeal for those for whom some materials can prove problematic.

The SI-30092 (pictures) has a choice of 52 or 54 eye sizes and hits the scales at just 6.1g.

January Jones Wearing MYKITA

July 2017

Channelling that Fifties glamour – Mad Men star January Jones does casual screen siren chic for the Fourth of July holidays.

Decades Range.

NXT® sun lenses- NEVER COMPROMISE from Essilor.

July 2017

NXT by Essilor
Essilor® Sun Solution™ presents its cutting-edge material for sun lenses, with no compromise

What do professional cyclists, free riders, fashion designers who give free rein to their creativity and advanced aerospace material users have in common? They never compromise!

They demand performance and reliable materials: with excellent quality and maximum resistance. Including materials which guarantee optimal vision in different situations. And NXT® material is the one capable of meeting all these requirements.


No compromise in vision because NXT® material – Essilor’s dedicated polymer for sunwear - combines the optimal optical clarity of a mineral lens with the lightweight qualities and impact resistance of an organic lens. And there is more: an NXT® sun lens does not rule out any type of edging or mounting letting creativity flow!

NXT EssilorLenses available in the Essilor® Sun Solution™ NXT® portfolio are divided into the following ranges (also available in Rx):

NXT® embedded: built-in tint control

NXT® Varia™: photo-sensor control

NXT® Polarized: ultimate glare control

NXT® Polarized Varia™: photo-sensor and glare control

NXT by Essilor

NXT® embedded: in all NXT® sun lenses the dyes are embedded directly in the polymer mass. This ensures ultimate color precision, uniformity in color, even with prescription lenses (semi-finished), and increased durability of the color which won’t fade over time.

NXT® Varia™: photochromic molecules are embedded directly in the polymer mass. There are two key benefits: optimal photochromic control and perfect adaptation to specific environments. Thanks to the distinctive molecular structure of these lenses combined with their production technology, NXT® Varia™ sun lenses are also available in two versions:

1) Varia™ Driving: active even from behind the car windshield, for drivers

2) Varia™ Winter Sports: active even at low temperatures, for winter sports enthusiasts

NXT EssilorNXT® Polarized: polarized film enclosed between two layers of NXT® material promotes ideal clarity of vision and better efficiency against blinding reflective glare

NXT® Polarized Varia™: optimal photochromic control and maximum protection against blinding glare. In short, all the NXT® technologies in one lens!

NXT® technology allows Essilor® Sun Solution™ to offer its clients an excellent quality sun lens which employs advanced technology to guarantee an optical performance with no compromise!

Take a look at Essilor's new video demonstrating these lenses here

Grafton Optical announce new rental scheme for E-Eye - the revolutionary IRPL® therapy for Dry Eye

July 2017


E-Eye from GraftonExclusively available in the UK and Ireland through Grafton Optical, E-Eye uses patented IRPL® (Intense Regulated Pulsed Light) technology specifically designed for the treatment of Dry Eye due to Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD).

As well as being available for purchase, Grafton Optical are now introducing an E-Eye rental scheme throughout the UK and Ireland. For further information and pricing please contact Grafton Optical on sales@graftonoptical.com.

E-Eye uses a unique patented Intense Regulated Pulsed Light (IRPL®) technology to help regenerate the function of the Meibomian glands and improve the quality of their secretions.

This new type of polychromatic pulsed light produces perfected calibrated and homogenously sequenced light pulses which stimulate the parasympathetic nerves. This in turn encourages the Meibomian glands to restore their natural lipid flow, reducing tear evaporation and preventing the eyes from becoming dry.

E-Eye Head In most cases, Dry Eye symptoms will significantly improve after 3 sessions, carried out over 45 days (Day 0/ Day 15/ Day 45). For 60% of patients results can last up to 3 years.

• Painless, non-invasive and affordable

• Fast results – sessions are completed in a matter of minutes

• Clinical studies with a 90% satisfaction rate on the first 2 sessions

• 95.7% of patients recommend the treatment

• 55% of patients don’t use eye drops anymore

• 82.6% of patients have symptom improvements

Brian Bowles, Managing Director of Grafton Optical says “We have seen huge interest and success with the E-Eye since its launch in the UK last year. It offers huge benefits not only to patients suffering from MGD related Dry Eye but also to practices wishing to increase their income.”

E-Eye is 100% developed and made in France by ESW Vision, the world’s largest IPL device manufacturer.

PHN kindly thanks Grafton for their Sponsorship, sponsors allow the free publication of this independent news source to over 7500 professionals in.Optics.

Find their contact details in our suppliers guide and visit their pages.

OKIA intoduces STARGAZER inspired Eyewear.

July 2017


Stargazer 1OKIA, the Hong Kong-based eyewear company recognized worldwide for its HDA® Technology, launches “Stargazer”, a new eyewear collection that will definitely appeal to any astronomy aficionados.

(Stargazer 1 Right)

Stargazer 2Drawing inspiration from the amazing view that the sky showcases every night with its sparkling stars and magic lights, the new frames proposed by OKIA feature surprising astronomical details - a mixture of globes, constellations and bright accents - all over the temples. (Stargazer 2 left)


Glittering stars are exhibited within the acetate through the application of the patented HDA® Technology, which ensures an unmatched high definition and three-dimensional outcome.

Stargazer 3Moreover, thanks to the CSB (Crazy Sparkling Beauty) technique, twinkling gold or silver foil enriches the decoration highlighting its glitter effect and making the frame extremely sophisticated. (Stargazer 3 Right)


Stargazer 4

 

Finally, as a result of the silk screen technique and in order to further enhance the overall look&feel, each pattern can be proposed in different colors, including translucent colors.


With its innovative and strong astrology-inspired detailing, “Stargazer” is perfect for those looking for a bold and unique accessory. These new OKIA frames will remind you to always take time to be a stargazer and thank the stars. (Stargazer 4 left)

MIAMI SCI-FI FEST from Mykita

July 2017

Sci Fi Fest from MykitaTwo futuristic sun shields with fresh neon contouring join the HYBRID range.

Playing the central role is a small, multi-functional MYLON part that showcases MYKITA’s expertise in combining handcraft and high-tech.

Primarily a nose piece, it also holds the lens in place, gives the frame tension and delivers the distinctive HYBRID aesthetic as a styling element.

A rounded bottom profile gives ALOE a refined fashion look, while the expansive front on YARROW makes a strong statement.

Models: ALOE & YARROW
Collection: MYKITA MYLON SUN
Material: MYLON, stainless steel

Basebox capsule collection from Eyespace

July 2017

A new basebox capsule collection from multi-award winning eyewear manufacturer, Eyespace, exudes retro cool through vintage styling and a 90s influenced stone wash finish

Comprising four unique retro eyeshapes in lightweight stainless steel, this on-trend collection is finished using a distressed stone wash effect for a raw industrial look that pushes the style boundaries.

The fashion-forward essence of Basebox has been infused within the collection, with texture, shape and deep tonal colours uniting through Great British Design to create must-have models for the fashion-faithful.

BB 6619 C2BB6619 is a highly-wearable men’s model featuring a stone washed stainless steel eyefront and temples.

Available in size 54-17-140, C1 is a distressed navy with muted dark blue matt acetate tips. C2 (left) comprises a gun BB6621 C2 patina eyefront and corresponding brushed tips.

In size 49-19-135,

BB 6621  C1BB6621
is a bang-on-trend round eye model, updated for a new generation with a cuttingedge stone wash finish.

The distressed look is elevated by stamped square pin detail to the temples. C1 (left) is a cool black with tortoiseshell tips.

 

 

BB 6621 C2

C2 is purple with complementary matt tips. (right)

KOMONO A/W 2017 Core and Crafted Sunglass Collections.

July 2017

KOMONO, the Belgian watch and eyewear brand known globally for its unique perspective on design details and quality production, has introduced its Core and Crafted sunglasses collections for Autumn/Winter 2017.

For its FW17 collection, KOMONO explored the extraordinary landscape of Iceland, the land of fire and ice where volcanoes erupt under glaciers, rugged terrain shelters tranquil rivers, and crystal-clear ice rests on shores of black sand.

A land of mystery and powerful beauty, Iceland is a country brimming with captivating contrasts that reflect nature's fascinating paradoxes. These mysteries have inspired the Fall/Winter 2017 Core sunglasses collection.

Featuring mountainesque color palettes as well as fire and ice color contrasts, this collection showcases a modern design sensibility and awe-inspiring aesthetic, reflecting Iceland’s solitary landscapes. These vistas are the perfect setting for premiering KOMONO’s new eco-conscious NEUTRØ Series.

The NEUTRØ Series

The epitome of stylish sustainability, the new NEUTRØ Series combines carbon neutral technology with eco-friendly, durable and well-designed materials to offer a new spin on four classic KOMONO styles: Francis, Vivien, Harper and Devon. Each style features flexible, shock-resistant frames and gradient bio lenses, ensuring optimal comfort. The collection is available in two colors: Sand and Black.

The Finley and the Hollis

Komono Finlay

Light to the touch but heavy in style, the four-piece Finley & Hollis capsule series features stainless steel frames and temples finished in two sophisticated colors: Black Matte and Silver Boutique. Divided into two styles - double-bridge frames and classic retro - the Finley and the Hollis reflect modern and contemporary design at its finest.

The Memphis Metal Series

Vivien Neutro SandClassic meets contrast in the Memphis Metal Series, featuring dramatic red and blue matte finishing with yellow gradient lenses. The Memphis Metal Series takes inspiration from the Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech. Owned by designer Yves Saint Laurent, the Jardin Majorelle is a lush botanic oasis whose vivid colors and striking architecture are rendered across three distinct styles – Clement, Vivien and Francis. The Memphis (right)
Metal Series is a nod to aesthetic versatility and bold design.

The Rose Quartz Series

Komono PhoenixBorrowing from its namesake stone, the Rose Quartz collection evokes love, feminine strength and fertility. A warm translucent pink frame is complemented by a cool translucent turquoise temple, bringing harmony and contrast to the Vivien, Lulu and Coco styles, as well as the all new Phoenix model.(left)

The FW17 Crafted collection is a perfect blend of luxury, craftsmanship and design showcased in thirteen impeccably finished pieces of eyewear. This new collection features sunglasses that combine Italian acetate fronts with stainless-steel bridges and temples (The Clovis, The Boris and The Billie) as well as stainless-steel frames with acetate tips stylishly executed in contrasting colors (The Taylor, The Alex and The Monroe).

All styles feature meticulous and refined construction, as well as polarized or CR39 lenses, also available in mirrored colors.

The Scarlet: strictly red.

Komono Scarlet

 

The all-new Scarlet design is dazzling in the single color that cannot and will not be ignored. From tips to frame, everything about these sunglasses is strictly red. Their unique energy will never fail to add a touch of drama to your look. The Scarlet design is available in two styles: the bold Billie and the iconic Clovis.

The Boris: a confident classic.

The Boris from Komono

 

Though new to the KOMONO roster, the Boris already looks – and feels – like a classic. Its confident and refined design is a cool compliment to just about any outfit. The Boris is available in two color stories: the iconic Tortoise and the lux Black Gold.

The Billie: a cat-eye for unique design.

Komono Billie

Billie’s feline and feminine curves are a stylish new addition to KOMONO’s minimalist, classic catalogue. These sunglasses are a modern reinterpretation of the retro cat-eye design, and are a perfect way to raise a playful eyebrow to any surprise life throws your way.

The Billie is available in three distinct – and stunning – colorways: saturated Scarlet, luxurious Black Gold, and iconic Tortoise Black.

Racer White Series: stay reckless.

The Boris from KomonoNearly reckless in its intensity, and with highly saturated colors, the Racer White series is only just contained by the minimal curves of the Alex and Taylor styles. Each aspect of these sporty sunglasses goes all out: the frame and temples are stark white, the tips a fiery red, and the lenses deep blue. The Racer White design makes a uniquely colorful – and irresistibly bold – statement.

The Rose Gold Series: gold blush.

Komono Monroe

With its luxurious, rosy glow the Rose Gold series shows just how complex and refined a single color can be.

Using a subtle variation of rose gold hues across the tips, temples, and lenses themselves, this flattering and graceful new color story is available in three classic KOMONO styles: Alex, Monroe, and Taylor.

Ogi Kids Sets Cool Summer Trends.

July 2017

Ogi Kids, a fashion-forward line of children’s eyewear designed for the trendsetters of tomorrow, will be releasing an exciting summer collection headlined by two new standout styles.

The OK329 (Group pictured on PHN Home page) and OGI KidsOK333 (Shown right as group.)

 

These are youth-sized versions of two of Ogi’s most popular adult optical frames, combine quality materials and innovative-technology for looks that are both stylish and engineered to withstand active lifestyles.

The newest additions to Ogi’s Mommy & Me, Daddy & I collection, these Ogi Kids frames are perfectly suited to precocious and sophisticated children who, like their parents, wish to express themselves with their eyewear.

 

OK333 shown right.

 

 

OK329
OGI Kids OK 329

This Ogi Kids optical frame offers next-level fashion for children looking for expressive styling, and parents looking for durability and value.

Modeled after the bestselling 9223 from the Ogi Evolution series, the OK329 has been handcrafted from vibrant two-tone acetate—pairing a pop of color with classic tortoiseshell.

The soft-square silhouette is highly flattering to a variety face shapes, making it a confidence-boosting accessory.

The Flex Uno spring hinges, steel-core temples and adjustable tips enable precision fitting for a snug fit that stays put—whether at school or at play.

 

 

OK333
OGI Kids

The OK333 is another new member to the Mommy & Me series, which showcases trendsetting eyewear for youngsters who are new to glasses.

This optical frame—modeled after the 4319 by Ogi Eyewear—provides fashion-forward styling in a lightweight and sturdy construction featuring Flex Uno spring hinges.

It has been crafted with the highest standards from resilient stainless steel, and features brilliantly bright acetate accents and temple tips.

Try the OK333 in any of the four outfit-enhancing color options available. See above right for group.

 

 
 
 
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