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Coronavirus and your eyes: Should you switch from contacts to glasses?


July 2, 2020

Switch from contacts to glasses to reduce coronavirus? You may have heard that you should switch from your contact lenses and wear your eyeglasses during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Why switch? One group of eye doctors, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), states that contact lenses may contribute to the spread of the new coronavirus, and wearing […]

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The Visual Needs of Athletes: How Lenses Contribute to Reaction Time and Color Discrimination


June 29, 2020

Sports. It’s a profession, an outlet for stress, an opportunity for weekend warriors to let loose their Herculean strength and endurance, and a major part of so many lives. Vision plays an important role in sport performance, reaction time and color discrimination. This article will explore the visual needs of athletes and how opticians can […]

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The Evolution of Etnia Barcelona


June 22, 2020

In April, Etnia Barcelona announced what it described as “an important structural change at the company,” with David Pellicer, president and founder, returning to take over management of the family-run business.  20/20 Europe spoke to the incoming CEO as the restructuring was announced. Etnia was founded in 2001 and started to grow with significant momentum in 2003. […]

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How Eyeglasses Protect and Improve Vision


June 15, 2020

FOR MOST AMERICANS, eyeglasses are an indispensable part of our daily lives. In the United States, more than 6 out of every 10 adults use some form of corrective lens – either over-the-counter or prescription glasses or contact lenses. Finding the appropriate glasses for your needs is very important, as they help not only correct our vision, […]



Lunor – Good Style is not a Matter of Time


December 16, 2019

LUNOR DRAWS INSPIRATION ON HISTORIC MODELS One’s own history and the roots one originates from create identity and shape one’s character – sometimes unconsciously, quite often consciously.The roots of the German glasses manufacturer Lunor include an own collection of antique frames and a huge passion for their varied design of shapes. The collected treasures go back to […]



Can A Pair Of Glasses Make You Happy?


November 25, 2019

This may not be as far fetched as it seems…!Many psychological studies have found strong links between the clothes and accessories we wear and the way we feel. And speaking from experience, I have repeatedly witnessed an emotional connection unearthed in my unique and personal eyewear styling consultations. I have come to conclude that when […]



Remember Love – MYKITA 2019


October 21, 2019

In his eleventh campaign for MYKITA, artist Mark Borthwick alongside his daughter and fellow photographer Bibi Cornejo-Borthwick transport us to a Caribbean island break with a close family clan and their friends and lovers. After more than a decade of capturing scenes, portraits and moments that express the essence of MYKITA from behind the camera, the long-time […]



Cool Colors/Hot Trends


October 4, 2019

You’re probably thinking back-to-school 2019. Color forecasters, on the other hand, are already talking about hot colors for 2021. While you’re likely not planning that far out, it’s important to know a bit about what’s now and next. And, most important, to consider that information in both your buying and your conversations with customers. Here […]



J.F. Rey Releases the Petite Collection


August 5, 2019

J.F. Rey has introduced the Petite range of styles that are designed and adjusted for smaller faces. This collection maintains the ethos and creative spirit of the J.F. Rey brand while still allowing for the stylistic expression of its own, making the collection discreet in appearance, but with a lot of personality. “Jean-François Rey was […]

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UV Protection All Year Long


May 20, 2019

No matter if it’s cold or hot, sunny or cloudy, summer or winter, the sun’s UV rays are always at play. American adults report experiencing trouble seeing, sunburnt eyes or eyelids, irritated eyes, red or swollen eyes, wrinkles around the eyes and even cancer on or around the eyes after prolonged exposure to the sun’s […]

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