Comfort and fit
From tech to support dry eye treatment, to frame design to enhance comfort, OT rounds up stand-out products
1 min read
28 January 2024
The frames feature customisable temple tips and nose pads wrapped in silicone for both traction and comfort. Ventilated channels at the temples, hinges and top bar help to keep the frames free from fog.
‘Nike Flyfree’ is available in five colourways and sold with alternate lens options, designed with Nike Max Pro Optics to have anti-reflective, hydrophobic, and oleophobic coatings.
Minimalist and rimless
The new line includes eight optical glasses that feature geometric straight lines, interesting cut outs, and micro shapes. Each pair utilises a core of beta titanium.
Frames in the collection are named after constellations: ‘Orion,’ ‘Andromeda,’ ‘Octans,’ ‘Corvus,’ ‘Phoenix,’ ‘Cassiopeia,’ ‘Argo,’ and ‘Vela.’
‘Good Fun’ is a large square nylon frame (pictured) with embedded nose pads and SuperThin Glass butterfly lenses. The frame is available in three colours: ‘Black with Tortoise,’ ‘Rootbeer Fade,’ and ‘Raspberry Fade.’
The bold square ‘Rooftop’ uses PolarizedPlus2 lenses, which the brand suggests “offers the best view of your cityscape in an iconic statement piece.” The frame is available in ‘Black with Crystal,’ ‘Blue Tortoise,’ ‘Black with Tortoise,’ or ‘Pink Tortoise with Pink.’
Finally, ‘Mokupuni,’ revisits the classic round frame, adding texture with “subtle protrusions and carvings along the titanium frame front,” the brand shared. The frames, named after the word for ‘Island’ in Hawaiian, are paired with MauiBrilliantTM lenses and available in ‘Deep Black,’ ‘Titanium’ and ‘Gold.’
Dry eye comfort
The device is an alternative heat and massage therapy for dry eye, the companies shared, which can be set between 37°C and 45°C and heats up in 60 seconds.
The wand has been clinically shown to increase Non-Invasive Tear Break-Up Time, Lipid Layer Thickness and tear meniscus height.
Four modes are available, two to improve comfort for people with dry eyes, and two to improve the appearance of fine lines and puffiness around the eyes.
The device is provided with a USB charging cable and travel case.
Included in the collection is the rectangular frame, ‘ZS23718,’ made from a plant-based resin. Interchangeable nose pads and extendible metal sides enable adjustability and a comfortable fit. A Zeiss logo on the sides is engraved onto a metal plaque.
The frame is available in matte tortoiseshell, matte black, matte transparent khaki, and matte transparent avio.
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Sea2See revealed a campaign shot in Marseille’s famous fish market, Marché aux Poissons, by photographer and filmmaker, Edouard Valette.
Set against the backdrop of the fishing industry, the campaign showcasing Sea2See’s products, which are made from upcycled marine plastic and fund the collection of ocean-bound waste.
François van den Abeele, founder of Sea2See, highlighted his ambition to raise awareness of the threat that polluting plastics pose to marine life.
Sunshine in sunglasses
Linda Farrow/Peoples from Barbados
The collaboration between Peoples from Barbados and Linda Farrow has been extended with the limited release of a new unisex design for 2024.
The frame presents a new interpretation of a Linda Farrow classic with a squared eye shape.
The frame is available in three custom colourways of sorrel, caramel, or emerald green, with gradient colour effects on the sides representing how the light changes throughout the day on the Caribbean island. The sides also feature the Linda Farrow 18K gold plated ring, for wearers who wish to add a jewellery chain to their frame.
Alicia Hartman, optometrist owner of Eye Q Stylist Opticians and founder of Peoples from Barbados, said: “This chic statement sunglasses edition – created with the prestigious know-how of Linda Farrow, radiates with the beauty of our island, evolving our ‘Peoples from Barbados’ adventure through an innovative interpretation of the natural colours of the Bajan light of day.”