Monday, March 29, 2010
Last weekend we were at Vision Expo East, the optical convention of the season hosted at New York City's Jacob Javitz convention center. It's HUGE! Every frame line to lens manufacturer to lab equipment company shows there. If it's new, it's there! For someone like me who lives and breaths optical fashion, it is an absolute paradise! We walked miles and rows of frame vendors and designers searching for the perfect fit for Eye Candy. As if the Javitz isn't big enough, there is also a loft a couple of blocks away that is super private and holds some of the most cutting edge in hand-made fashion eyewear ever. We definitely found what we were looking for! So what's hot this season you ask? Well, you are going to have to stop in Eye Candy and see for your self, but I can let you in on a couple little industry secrets. BIG and beautiful, translucent fresh colors, layers of acetate and throw-back designs are just a few. Stop in Eye Candy and see what's arriving daily!
While at the show we also saw Pittsburgh's own and most innovative lens and frame company, Eyenovate. They had a very large booth and I was lucky to get a picture with one of the company's lens professionals.
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Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Twice a year every optician, lab tech, Optometrist, Opthamologist, frame buyer and any Eye Care professional that gets "super excited" about the industry heads to Vision Expo International. Myself, coming from years of traveling to find the best eye wear in the world, is so excited to be heading to New York City to find the best of the best in frames, lens' and equipment technology.
International Vision Expo East is the pre-eminent fashion and medical eye care event where eye care professionals in the Americas gather to experience the energy and international style unique to New York. The expansive show floor and comprehensive education provide the best opportunity to discover the latest trends in eye wear and advances in eye care technology and business practices. All disciplines in the ophthalmic community enjoy a welcoming and valuable networking experience which delivers professional growth and business success.
Next weekend, Monica and I will be scouring the Jacob Javits Center for the best frames and lenses to bring back to Pittsburgh. Everything from Buffalo Horn high-end to funky colors made out of the newest frame materials, to lenses that have the most advanced technology (did someone say 3-d?) to magnetic frames that are made in our very own backyard, we will find it! Have special requests? Looking for something you haven't found yet? Please let us know and if it's out there we will find it for you!
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me what you think. Again, the show is next weekend and I am dying to find you the perfect look!