From a hayfever spray to translucent acetate frames, colourful spectacle cases to sunglasses inspired by Hawaiian landscapes, OT  rounds up the perfect launches to prepare for summer


Spectacles: Fresh faced

JF Rey has launched a new spring/summer collection for Volte Face that features fashionable, elaborate but easy-to-wear styles to appeal to a younger clientele. Available in 12 shapes and 48 colours, the handmade models are worn oversize and in thin acetate, or thickened at the sides. Styles play with translucent and coloured acetate materials, such as in the dual-toned ‘Sara’ (pictured).


Sunglasses: Summer sun

Maui Jim has introduced four new sunglasses styles. The frames are made from acetate and feature the brand’s patented PolarizedPlus2 Lens Technology. Styles include the rectangular ‘Two Steps’ (pictured), which has been designed to mimic the shape of the large, flat lava rock formations known by the same name at Pu’uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park in Hawaii. The style is made from lightweight nylon with embedded rubber nose pads.


Dry eye: Relieve and hydrate

Théa Pharmaceuticals has introduced Zaspray to its dry eye range to help relieve symptoms caused by allergies and hayfever. The spray is composed of 0.2% Hyaluronic acid to help keep the ocular surface hydrated, along with 4.5% Per-Lip complex including Liposomes to ease irritation. The preservative-free formula also includes natural plant extract, Perilla Seed, which is an antioxidant.

Spray bottle

Sunglasses: Historical twists

The Vivienne Westwood sun collection, presented by Mondottica, has launched for 2022 with styles that play with exaggerated proportion and asymmetry. Models include. ‘Pilot’ sunglasses (pictured), made from two-tone bio-acetate and designed with tapered asymmetric lines and gradient lenses. The classic motif is engraved on each side, while the frames are finished with gold-tone etching at the tips of both arms and rounded edges.


Spectacles: Metallic moments

OWP has introduced ‘8619’ (pictured) to its men’s selection of frames. The new model features a double bridge in a fashionable, sporty square shape and spring hinge. The sides reveal three-dimensional embossed effects with unusual openings and colour accents against the matte metallic tone of the frame.


Accessories: Cool cases

Louis Stone Optical has released 10 new models to its premium hard and soft case collection. The additions to the collection includes the elegant ‘Mosaic’ case (pictured), which also has a flocked texture to aid customers with sight difficulties to find the case in their bag. Other cases include a star-speckled case, a case with an illustrated smile, and children’s cases including ‘Adorable pups.’


Software: New vision assessment

Thomson Software Solutions has developed a new system for near vision assessment to combine the versatility of PC-based software with the display capabilities of mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets. The Thomson Near Chart App can be loaded onto a PC running Windows 10/11. Devices such as phones and tablets can then be linked to the app using a QR code or email link and scaled to the size of the device screen and resolution. The new system means clinicians don’t need to retrieve the device from the patient to select each test.