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OT  looks at a new DIY spectacles case, charity partnerships and a reading device to support people with low vision

Gotti’s case is a think leather-like texture, with small circular pop clasps and a cord.


DIY case


Götti has created a new eyewear case that arrives as a kit to be assembled in the practice.

Designed for the sustainable Götti Bionic collection, the kit comes in five parts, taking up less storage space in transportation and in practice. The kit includes the vinyl leather case, button closures, and a cord. The case can be assembled in a horizontal or vertical format.

Sven Götti, owner and designer of the eyewear brand, said: “This case perfectly rounds off the story behind Götti Bionic and underlines the idea of ‘slow eyewear’ with 100% Swissness, which we also pursue with our eyewear.”

A pair of red acetate frames rest on a concrete wall, marked with colourful lichen, overlooking a dock of boats in the background


Protecting seagrass meadows


Atlantic Optical has partnered with the Ocean Conservation Trust to support the protection of seagrass meadows through sales of the new Big & Tall Eco collection. The line includes three styles in four colours each.

Discussing the partnership with the Ocean Conservation trust, Daniel A J Smerald, director of sales and marketing for Atlantic Optical, said: “This gives the collection a great step forward in a market that demands quality bioacetate frames and reinforces our commitment to becoming greener. Not only in giving the patients and opticians the best-fitted range in the UK, but also supporting an environmental charity which is making significant progress in coastal conservation.”

The indirect ophthalmoscope is pictured against a white background


Accessible tools


Bondeye Optical has introduced a new indirect ophthalmoscope by Heine Optotechnik. The instrument features a stereoscopic adjustment function to provide a wide view even in undilated or small pupils, as well as a yellow filter for light sensitive patients.

The companies suggested the tool is ideal for patients who are unable to use slit lamps, for domiciliary optometry, and for patients presenting with flashes and floaters who require a dilated assessment of the fundus.

A woman is seated at a table. The Orcam device is positioned on a stand above an opened book. Beside her is a laptop


Reading support

Low vision aid

OrCam Technologies has launched a new reading device for people with vision loss or reading fatigue. The OrCam Read 3 combines a handheld voice-activated reading companion, magnifier, and a reader stand, and is supported by an artificial intelligence-powered assistant. The company said the product provides users the option to read at their own pace, or have the device read to them.

Read more about the Orcam Read 3 on OT.

A phone screen shows a person trying on glasses


Virtual try-on


OGI Eyewear has released a virtual try-on app for optical professionals and their patients. The app includes catalogues from OGI, Seraphin, Red Rose by OGI, Seraphin Shimmer and Scojo New York. Using the app, patients can access hundreds of styles and colour options, experiencing a 360-degree virtual view, and can also take and send screenshots.

Rob Rich, CEO of The Optical Foundry, the parent company of OGI Eyewear, said the new app is a “tool that augments any dispensary with easy, accurate access to literally thousands of options to help promote sales."