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Creativity, confidence, and children’s eyewear

OT  rounds up launches in eyewear, equipment, and accessibility tools

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De Rigo/Yalea


Celebrating Kahlo


Yalea has launched a capsule collection paying tribute to the artist, Frida Kahlo.

The collection includes four new models, two sunglasses and two prescription styles, named after traits of Kahlo: ‘Beautiful,’ ‘Rebel,’ ‘Unique,’ and ‘Strong.’

The names of the frames are written inside the transparent sides of the frames, with an end tip shaped like a paintbrush.

Two of the styles, ‘SYA174/V/W’ and ‘SYA175/V/W’ pay homage to Kahlo’s iconic features.

A graphic of a map of the UK with orange pins indicating myopia management specialists. On the left is a list of local services. The website has the Myopia Focus logo
Myopia Focus


Mapping myopia management

Myopia management

Myopia Focus has launched a ‘Find a specialist’ map search function to connect parents with specialist myopia management practitioners.

The map can be searched based on location and also the types of myopia management treatments offered.

Myopia management practitioners can list their business for free, including details such as location, descriptions of treatments provided, and an image, and can also share details about their approach to delivering myopia management.

The listing is UK-focused, but Myopia Focus has also included specialists in Europe, America, and Australia.

Richard Kadri-Langford, campaign co-founder, said: “It’s always been our ambition to create a virtuous circle of awareness, understanding and treatment.”

Three children sit in a row, all in colourful eyewear
Continental Eyewear


The perfect fit


Continental Eyewear, part of Millmead Optical Group, has launched its new Star Fit range for children.

The launch of the collection follows a collaboration with paediatric dispensing specialist, Dr Alicia Thompson, to design frames made to suit the specific facial parameters of children.

The frames have been designed to accommodate the wider, flatter, and lower features of developing noses, while the lens shape and pantoscopic angle have been formed with consideration for how regularly children are required to look up, in a world designed for adults.

Materials chosen for the frames include biodegradable acetates and recycled metals.

The collection includes frames with lions, dinosaurs, monsters, and safari animals. The frames are also available with a strap.

A white device with the RetiVue branding on the side
Grafton Optical


Desktop imaging


Grafton Optical launched the RetiVue Entire Eye Desktop Retinal Camera at 100% Optical and 100% Ophthalmology.

The widefield imaging device features a modular lens design, Small Pupil Mode, automatic focus, infrared alignment LEDs for non-mydriatic imaging, and true colour.

The modular design supports 160° and 145° field of view, while the instrument also features an onscreen alignment guide.

The device supports 12 MP high-definition images.

 A young girl looks towards the camera, wearing clear octagonal-shaped frames


Family feeling


Kaleos has launched its third kids collection in time for Spring/Summer 2024.

The collection pays homage to the relationships between grandchildren and their grandparents, with a campaign designed to evoke the feelings of “carefree adventures and laughter echoing through sunny afternoons while spending the best time with the grandparents.”

The collection includes 10 styles: four sunglasses and six optical frames for children between nine and 14 years old.

Frames in the collection are inspired by the designs in Kaleos’ adult line and invite children to embrace individuality, the brand shared.