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Eyewear for all occasions

From spectacles and sunglasses to contact lens care, OT   rounds up the latest launches

Mykita eyewear

Beach dreaming 

Sports, streetwear and fantasy make a heady combination that celebrates a decade of creative collaboration between Mykita and designer Bernhard Willhelm in this new sunglass collection. Sculptured silhouettes, hand-lacquering and airbrush gradients are utilised, bringing to mind the Venice Beach aesthetic of the early 2000s. The collection consists of four frames, each made up of two pairs: ‘Super’ and ‘Lost,’ and ‘Total’ and ‘New.’ 

Lens innovation

Avizor has launched Ever Clean Plus, which it promises to offer “the ultimate innovation in contact lens care.” The 3% hydrogen peroxide solution is designed for deep elimination of the lipids that adhere themselves to contact lenses. With a four-step process that involves lipid cleaning, protein cleaning, disinfection and moisturising, the system is suitable for RGO (ortho-k), silicone hydrogel and soft contact lenses. The solution is preservative free.

Ever Clean Plus

70s inspired

Five new styles have been added to the Acetate Bold Series by Tree Spectacles. The frames are available in matt black, shiny gold and gun metal grey, and come in retro, 70s-inspired shapes with a fresh and contemporary edge. Also new are the seven models in the Acetate Light Series (women’s, men’s and unisex), which offer a sleek aesthetic with 1.7mm frames in classic black, cappuccino and light blue.

Tree Spectacles
 

Hit the slopes

For those seeking out the last of the season’s powder, the new wrap-around ‘Florio’ ski glasses from Finlay London are a carry-on must. The Zeiss lenses have full UVA/UVB protection, with scratch resistant coating. ‘Florio’ is best suited to heart, oval-shaped and round faces. Frames are available in matte pink and matte black, and lenses in gold, orange, purple or silver. Also available with prescription.

Finlay London frames

Bio-based

Sustainable eyewear brand Neubau has launched its first ever collection of 100% bio-based frames, all of which are named after well-known environmental activists. Made in a 3D printer from entirely natural materials, ‘Greta,’ ‘Bill,’ ‘Erin’ and ‘David’ are designed to reinforce the company’s commitment to creating sustainable products within an industry that has potential to create huge amounts of waste.

Neubau frames on models

Luxury architecture

Fit, function and style are the key components behind the March 2020 collection from Evatik. Designed with minimalistic architecture in mind, the four styles that make up the collection are light and timeless, offering a choice between rectangular and round shapes, semi-rimmed and rounded, and an update on the classic navigator. Stainless steel is a key material, and a matte finish ties all of the frames in the collection together.

Evatik frames

Increased comfort 

The lubricity of specialist contact lenses looks set to be improved dramatically with the advent of Tangible Hydra-PEG coating from No7 Contact Lenses. With increased water retention and resistance to protein and lipid deposits, the 40nm hydrophilic coating aims to improve the contact lens experience through comfort. It’s also hoped that it’ll increase the amount of time users are able to wear their lenses for.

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