Lovely lines

This spring, eyewear manufacturers work with graphic lines, asymmetry, and neon colour pops. In equipment, suppliers showcase cutting-edge technology and devices for dry eye practice


Frames: Graphic liner

Silhouette has unveiled the latest addition to its Titan Minimal Art (TMA) range, with the La Ligne collection.

The special edition, four-piece collection sees frames inspired by the editorial makeup that graces catwalks, fashion shows and photoshoots, with neon-accents, graphic shapes and bold lines.

The brand’s high tech titanium material has been utilised in the oversized cat’s eye style, combined with accent rings. The frames also feature the TMA hingeless technology.

The collection sees a colour palette of azure turquoise, lime, orchid pink, and classic black.


Frames: Asymmetrical colourways

LOOK has released its new LOOK Bold line of optical frames with four frames – three masculine and one unisex.

The front of the frame is made of natural injection light polymer and the sides are made of Xinox steel.

In additional to colours like traditional Havana or blue and black, four special edition options see an asymmetrical colourway where the right side matches the colour of the front, while the left side is a canary yellow, deep blue, bright green or bright orange.


The latest in lens tech

At 100% Optical, Nikon Lenswear UK launched Pure Blue UV, a new material offering enhanced protection against UV and blue light, without compromising the lens aesthetics and without any blue reflection.

The Pure Blue UV is available exclusively with SeeCoat Next, the latest advancement in Nikon’s premium lens coating portfolio.

SeeCoat Next has been designed with a unique diamond booster technology to ensure the topcoat sustains its highest levels of durability even after prolongued use.


Frames: French pleats

The new Elle collection, by Charmant, fuses urban Parisian elegance with design flourishes. Shapes include rounded, retro looks, squares and cat’s eye styles. Frame sides are adorned with horizontal and vertical French pleats and geometric forms.

Featured colours in the new range are aquatic blues and greens, rich forest browns and greens, cherry red and rose hues.

From the collection, the light ‘EL13533’ acetate frames have a soft cat’s eye style front. A curvy, pleated metal decoration with contrasting colour highlights is a key design feature. The frame is available in green, brown, grey and red.


Dry eye: from start to finish

Spectrum Ophthalmics has introduced a new range of dry eye products, including the OptiClear IPL and 3nethra classic HD fundus camera.

The OptiClear IPL uses light energy to stimulate and unblock meibomian glands while the fundus camera captures high-resolution, undistorted images of the retina and surfaces such as the cornea, to assist with accurate dry eye disease diagnosis.

Announcing the launch of the provider’s dry eye range, David Killengray, managing director at Spectrum Ophthalmics, said: “We firmly believe these clinically-proven products will enhance the care clinicians offer their patients, managing care from start to finish and allowing for better results.”

The company noted that, with more patients experiencing some form of dry eye as a result of changing environments and increased screen time, the dry eye range could provide practices an additional service to offer patients, with training provided.


Sunglasses: Wild child

Caron Eyewear has introduced its spring summer 2023 collection of optical frames and sunglasses, with inspiration drawn from precious stones, bold retro styles and colour-blocking.

Described as the statement sunglasses of the season, the ‘Wild Thing’ is an aviator shape with a futuristic twist. The frame features contrasting front laminations that follow through to the angular sides. The model is available in black with fluorescent pink, black with Caron red, and black with bone.

The ‘Last Word’ sunglasses are available in geometric silhouette with angular brow and contrasting front laminations and statement sides.

Optical models include the bold ‘Stand Out,’ inspired by the 1970s, along with ‘Precious’ and ‘Adored,’ which draw inspiration from precious gems, featuring sculptured facts.


Equipment: Cutting-edge

BIB Ophthalmic Instruments has partnered with Visionix to distribute its Essential Line product range in the UK optical market, with the official UK launch hosted at 100% Optical.

Products in the range include both desktop and hand-held wavefront auto-refractors and keratometers, an auto-phoropter, LCD Chart Displays, wavefront auto-lensmeters, a fundus camera, clinical and digital slit-lamps and dedicated furniture solutions.

Tim Baker, BIB Group CEO, explained that the group are excited to share this cutting-edge technology and the benefits it brings, to its UK customers.