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Opchat Magazine New products and services pagesNew Products and Services, July to September 2020

Available from GRAFTON OPTICAL: Universal Keratometer Breath Shields
NIRVAN JAVAN celebrates its 5th anniversary with their latest London collection made of Japanese premium acetate
#SpraySafe with the New OPTASE® PROTECT Eye Spray: to fight viruses, bacteria and fungi.
How effective is your UV-C cleansing?
LIGHTBIRD launches Light_MIRROR Collection
Paskal for engaging the youngest patients
New York Collection: Modern shapes for timeless glasses
Fog Free Vision for Key Workers from Essilor
KOMONO – Edge of Paradise Campaign
Read the stories from April to June 2020

Available from GRAFTON OPTICAL: Universal Keratometer Breath Shields

July 2020

Grafton KE Shield
Grafton Optical are now able to supply their Universal Keratometer Breath Shield in response to customer demand amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

These are available to buy from Grafton at a cost of £20 each + VAT and delivery.

• Constructed of durable 2mm clear Perspex for easy cleaning between patients

Grafton Universal Breath Shield

• Fits over kertometer eyepiece to fit most models

• Helps to maintain suitable distance requirements for infection control


July 2020

NIL 5360LOOK-made in Italia presents the new NIL models by LOOK brand, conceived and produced entirely in its factories in Italy.

Using a careful analysis of the requests made by those who wear glasses for everyday visual needs as a starting point, this series was designed for the segment of users with "intermediate" measurements – in other words for adults with a smaller face.

NIL 5361

Four eyeglass frames, two for men: a perimetric and a pantos model, both with a key shaped bridge, and two for women: a cat-eye model with an extra-elongated wing and a broad square model – both with the front in NIL, LOOK’s exclusive techno-polymer, and temples in Xinox, the special non-toxic, hypoallergenic steel alloy, for extreme lightness and absolute comfort.

As in all LOOK collections, the technical features complement a refined and detailed aesthetic, resulting in eyewear with a surprising design.

NIL 5362

The four models are characterised by the floral and hi-tech textures of the front pieces, made with LOOK-made in Italia’s Touch-color technology, which allows exclusive on-trend colors and patterns to be created, in an original play in style between industrial and graphic design for a tactile, as well as visual, sensory experience.

LOOK frames are designed and produced entirely in Italy by LOOK-made in Italia.

NIRVAN JAVAN celebrates its 5th anniversary with their latest London collection made of Japanese premium acetate

July 2020

Nirvan Japanese Acetate With their current LONDON collection – exclusively handcrafted in Japan – the brand NIRVAN JAVAN celebrates its 5th anniversary. Inspired by the collection named after the dynamic metropolis, NIRVAN JAVAN also launched a premium sunglasses model SHADES OF LONDON 02:02:02 (GMT) – limited to 100 pieces.

Finest Japanese acetate

As a multicultural hotspot, the cosmopolitan city of London served as inspiration for the new LONDON collection.

The premium acetate collection was handcrafted in Japan with maximum precision and emphasizes the distinctive and purist signature of the designer. Characterised by expressive design with high wearing comfort, each model of the LONDON collection highlights the individual expressiveness of the wearer.

All five models are presented in six classic colours: BLACK, DARK HAVANA, DARK GREY, BLUE, BROWN and TRANSPARENT – colourfully inspired by London's iconic city skyline. Furthermore, the frames are named after the British time zone and illustrate once again the cosmopolitan flair of NIRVAN JAVAN – as for example the model LONDON 03:00 (GMT), shown in all six colours.

Limited sun model with unique design character

Nirvan Sun model
As part of the LONDON collection, NIRVAN JAVAN also launched the premium sun model SHADES OF LONDON 02:02:02 (GMT). The unisex premium model features a lightweight, dark acetate frame with a classic design and licensed ZEISS lenses.

The handmade golden hinges distinguish 02:02:02 (GMT) from the previous NIRVAN JAVAN creations and give the model a new character. The sunglasses are available online as a limited edition of 100 pieces and in selected partner stores on request.

A bright outlook for the future

With the latest LONDON collection and the additional limited sun model, NIRVAN JAVAN is celebrating its 5th anniversary. The designer Nirvan Javan looks back at five intensive, successful and most of all enlightening years. He is not only delighted about the current campaign release, but is also looking forward to the future – full of zest for action:

"It is my great pleasure to present the unique LONDON collection and the additional limited sun model SHADES OF LONDON on the occasion of the 5th anniversary of NIRVAN JAVAN. Both editions embody the brand's high standards of design and quality and form a strong foundation for the cosmopolitan facet of NIRVAN JAVAN. With this successful kick-off we are all set for the future and further exciting projects" Nirvan Javan said.

#SpraySafe with the New OPTASE® PROTECT Eye Spray: to fight viruses, bacteria and fungi.

July 2020

Harnessing the body’s own natural defence to kill 99.9999% of all known germs

“It is important now more than ever for patients to take care of their eyes,” says Optometrist Mandy Davidson. “OPTASE® PROTECT can help patients to limit their risk of contracting infections through their ocular surface.”

• New triple-action anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal spray OPTASE® PROTECT launches this week
• Containing the active ingredient hypochlorous acid (HOCl), OPTASE® PROTECT kills 99.9999% of all known germs
• Without knowing it, people touch their eyes every 20 minutes, increasing the risk of transmitting infections to their eyes
• Recommended use of only twice daily, OPTASE® PROTECT provides a convenient ‘Spray On, Leave On’ formula for eyelids and surrounding skin

Eyecare expert Scope has launched OPTASE® PROTECT – the first spray to provide triple-action anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal protection for the eyelids and surrounding skin.

The new preservative-free OPTASE® PROTECT provides an effective preventative solution against harmful germs on the eyes and surrounding area, thanks to its key ingredient - hypochlorous acid (HOCI).

OPTASE PROTECT kills 99.9999% of all known germs, which means there are few microbes remaining after the solution has been applied. This means, for every 5 million harmful microbes on the skin, OPTASE PROTECT leaves just 5. A solution that kills 99.9% of germs would leave 5,000.

HOCI is produced naturally by the body’s white blood cells as the first line of defence against harmful germs. Not only is HOCl a powerful molecule that is effective against invading bacteria, fungi, and viruses, but it is pH balanced, meaning it is safe and gentle on even the most sensitive skin around the eyes.

According to new research by Scope , the British public is more concerned about facial hygiene than ever before – with 67 per cent revealing that touching their face while outside, in a public setting, is a big worry.iii And rightly so - the average person touches hundreds of surfaces each day and touches their eyes on average 3 times per hourii, making the eyes particularly vulnerable to attack from unseen invaders such as viruses, bacteria, and fungi.

“Eyes can be a gateway to infection,” says Optometrist Mandy Davidson. “Without protection, harmful viruses, bacteria, and fungi can potentially enter the eyes which can lead to irritation, dryness and soreness on the ocular surface. If left untreated, these germs could even lead to more serious conditions.”

“It is important now, more than ever, for patients to take care of their eyes - OPTASE® PROTECT can help patients to limit their risk of contracting infections through their ocular surface.”
Ingredient spotlight: Hypochlorous acid

Optase from Scope • OPTASE PROTECT is made by using a proprietary method of electrolysis which converts a saltwater brine into one solution, a neutral anolyte of hypochlorous acid

• Contains a highly pure (99.6% HOCl), stable and pH balanced solution (pH 7) meaning it is a neutral formula, suitable for use on human skin

• OPTASE PROTECT has a stable shelf-life for up to 12 months from manufacturing without the need for added stabilisers

• Amongst the 99.9999% of all known germs, HOCl has proven efficacy against Listeria, Salmonella, E.coli, MRSA, Clostridium difficile ,

• HOCI can kill bacteria in as little as 0.55 seconds (E. Coli) to 60 seconds (C. Difficile)

• In cases of blepharitis, demonstrable benefits can be observed within 2 weeks, depending on condition and severity

#SpraySafe with OPTASE® PROTECT

Scope’s #SpraySafe campaign encourages and recommends that we all take care of our eye health every day to help prevent harmful germs from entering the body through the eyes.

• Simply spray OPTASE® PROTECT onto closed eyes, morning and evening, for 24-hour protection (ensure make-up is removed before spraying)
• Convenient ‘Spray On, Leave On’ formula
• Suitable for frequent daily use
• Scientifically formulated 99.6% pure HOCl
• Preservative free
• Suitable for all ages
• 12-month shelf life for long lasting use
• Helping you to #SpraySafe and keep eyes healthy, every day
• Retails at £9.95, up to 250 applications per bottle

Learn how Hypochlorous Acid work?

• Hypochlorous acid (HOCI) is the body’s natural defence against germs
• If invading germs begin to over-populate within the body, they can cause inflammation, irritation and infection
• Once the invading germs reach a certain level, they are detected by white blood cells
• The white blood cells then produce HOCI which destroys the invading germs within seconds
• OPTASE® PROTECT is 99.6% pure HOCI and works to kill 99.9999% of known bacteria, viruses and fungi

How effective is your UV-C cleansing?

July 2020

UV-C Dosemeter from Norville
UV-C light is perhaps the most effective in-practice sanitizing method and these new test cards from Norville will reveal just how effective that process is, at a quick glance.

Gauging the level of UV-C obtained is instantly revealed with the colour changing to reveal how effective the cleaning processes are from your UV-C unit. The single use cards are ideal to ascertain unit running times, and as an essential visual reference of practice cleaning processes as the Covid-19 era sees optical businesses returning to work.

UV-C light can be used - depending on the dimensions of the light box - for sample frames, trial frames and lenses, face masks and instrument heads. Heavily contaminated items should be wiped clean before the process.

Packs of 10 @ £2.50 each + postage & VAT
Packs of 50 @ £2.25 each + postage & VAT

LIGHTBIRD launches Light_MIRROR Collection

June 2020

Light_MIRROR is the new collection that combines two unconventional materials. Pure Copper and Brass are joint to Cellulose Acetate to create unique, light and shiny frames, thanks to the innovative gluing system patented by the Belluno brand.

JUNE 2020- New season and new collection for LIGHTBIRD. The brand by Corrado Rosson launches Light_MIRROR, with frames in Pure Copper and Brass. Its BUSINESSMAN, FLOWER, SNAKE and BAOBAB models result shinier than ever, thanks to the natural characteristics of the materials, the mirror polishing and the special coating that helps keeping their shininess unchanged over time.

For designer Corrado Rosson: "Light_MIRROR Collection well represents the characteristics of LIGHTBIRD: innovation, design and material. The choice of the materials was once again our main focus: they highlight the patented gluing system that allows to obtain the perfect union of the surfaces. Moreover, the design gives the collection a remarkable aesthetic impact, almost like a magic that gives life to a new, lightweight and strong contemporary frame".

A metal and alloy already known for thousands of years: copper was already present in the Pyramids, while brass was widely used in the Roman Empire. These materials in constant evolution find today in Light_MIRROR a new cutting-edge application in the eyewear field, which leads to a further valorization of their preciousness. Copper and brass here become conductors, not only physical, but also of style and elegance.


Lightbird Businessman




The careful attention to details, enhanced by the shiny copper frame and the clear, contemporary lines, is one of the main features of the BUSINESSMAN LB017 C064 model. A men's eyewear capable of adding value to every occasion, both at work and in leisure time. The LB017 model is also available in the brass C067 version.


Lightbird Flower




Pure elegance and sheen for the women's optical model FLOWER LB2020 C067, with oversized brass and acetate front. The alloy of copper and zinc was already used in Ancient Egypt, the world of precious metals. The frame’s lightness, resulting from the Light_Matter bonding system, fits everyone. It provides the wearer a slylish touch, like that of a contemporary Cleopatra who does not want to go unnoticed. The model is also available with the front in pure copper and acetate C064.

Light_MIRROR features Light_NEST’s, the technology and digital system. The system starts with the QR Code, present on each frame, and allows to establish a connection and a direct interaction between the company, the optician and the final customer. A relationship based on a loyalty model between the parts.

Paskal for engaging the youngest patients

June 2020

An almost cinema event with Minion specs and Peppa Pig is the way forward for many practices looking to engage youngsters believes IPRO which is promoting its Paskal 3D refraction technology.

The move away from a mundane letter chart is winning favour with the youngest patients, along with those with specials needs, as award winning Lincoln optometrist, Dr Martin Smith, has found -

“I have 3D Minion goggles for the younger children and they are very keen to wear them. The system works well with youngsters as you don’t need to occlude but you can still test both eyes independently,” he said.

Martin,(above left) who has been using Paskal 3D for three years, likes the system for how it amuses the children with Kay pictures and an array of Paskal’s children’s options.

The added benefit of the system is how it can reveal the eyes’ functionality, both individually and togethe. “It is very good at establishing binocular vision and a nice picture helps immensely over just letters in retaining the children’s attention.”

Belfast’s Mackey Opticians also use Paskal 3D, as optometrist co-owner Mark Mackey said, “We find it brilliant as you are testing in a real life situation – people like the drama of 3D, and I like the way you can work out the prisms very easily. We use it on virtually everyone, but the children particularly respond very well to the sandcastle images and my ability to suddenly switch over to Apple TV and Peppa Pig for retinoscopy with three and four year olds is very good!”

Controlled by an iPad, Paskal 3D offers arm’s length refraction and can help to provide a very relaxed, but effective, eye examination with 80 different tests available.

New York Collection: Modern shapes for timeless glasses

June 2020

Zoom in on the man steel model ny32 from OKO by OKO

This New York (NY) collection is aptly named because it is inspired by cosmopolitan and multicultural currents like this city often described as "the capital of the world".
It fits perfectly into the DNA of the OKO by OKO brand "eyewear designer for all" in an approach to democratize the "World Optic", that is to say to create designer glasses accessible to all and wearable by all around the world!

Entirely made of stainless steel, this NY32 offers generous size and shapes, (53-18) all in a range of modern colors distinguishing the frame from the front strapping giving it a contemporary look.

Concentrated in finesse, lightness and comfort, it is a modern, timeless, universal and very trendy frame with its double bridge that will appeal to men looking for a refined style but with character.

This model NY32 is available in 4 colours

Fog Free Vision for Key Workers

June 2020

Optifog Lens by EssilorEssilor Ltd has relaunched its Optifog lens after experiencing a high demand from ECPs who need a solution to prevent glasses misting under PPE.

The product is suitable for all patients and in particular those who are now wearing PPE as part of their daily lives and who have experienced issues with their current spectacles.

Tim Precious, managing director at Essilor Ltd said: “Fogging reduces visibility and compromises patient care and the key worker’s personal safety.

“The Optifog lens will stop misting becoming a hazard in emergency situations where clear vision is crucial. In doing so, it will provide greater visibility, greater comfort and less fogging for key workers.”

Optifog has unique, hydrophilic top layers with inherent fog repellent properties. These top layers are activated thanks to the specific molecules of the innovative Optifog smart textile. Droplets that would usually result in fog and inhibit vision spread uniformly across the lens, for an invisible and fog-free effect.

The range includes clear Varilux X Series, Varilux E Series, Eyezen and Rx single vision lenses. It’s also available as a first and second pair option on the Take Two multi-pair promotion.

“The lens has been used successfully in other countries during the pandemic to help key workers experience clear vision under PPE.

“We’ve listened to ECPs and the relaunch gives them a solution to this particular risk. It forms part of our on-going mission of improving lives by improving sight, while continuing our role to be the best business partner for independent practices,” Tim Precious added.

Patient leaflets and window posters will be available to support the relaunch.

The Optifog lens is available from 15th June.

KOMONO – Edge of Paradise Campaign

June 2020

Komono Tony


This season, KOMONO invites you to reclaim your own paradise.

Shot in a distinct documentary style, the campaign transports us to bohemian Venice beach and its quirky cast of characters.

Komono FranUncontrived and unabashed,it offers a glimpse of an authentic L.A. lifestyle that revolves around sun-kissed days and long evenings at local haunts.

Urban beaches, wavy palm trees and concrete boardwalks form the main setting for our freewheeling protagonists.

Celebrating the unbound spirit of days past, a sense of melancholia pervades the campaign and makes us yearn for a never-ending summer of love.


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