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July 2016

Features

The Future is NOW.
PHOTOGRAPHED BY DAVID DOUGLAS STYLING + WORDS BY ERINN MORGAN
Are you ready for a trip into the future? Get an inside look at specs’ sexiest new tech today, from the latest in 3D printing to shockingly lightweight materials and smart eyewear you simply haven’t seen before. Forward-thinking design, happening now. Because the future is so bright…

10 BIG PREDICTIONS
BY STEPHANIE K. DE LONG
From Warby Parker’s founders to cutting-edge specs designers, 10 thought leaders deliver compelling prophecies for eyewear

GLOBALLY MINDED
BY BARBARA THAU
Get the scoop on why asian fit and global fit eyewear sales are booming—plus tips for how to get on board

A LENS IS BORN
BY STEPHANIE K. DE LONG
Step inside. An eye-opening look at how innovative spectacle lens ideas grow from a simple concept into a product that delivers pure vision

Departments

HOT LIST
Tech Talk

EDITOR’S LETTER
What Does the Future Hold?

TRENDSPOTTING: FIRST PERSON
5 Questions for…

BUYER’S FORUM
The Art of Luxury

ACCESSORIES
PHOTOGRAPHED BY DAVID DOUGLAS STYLING BY KERRI ANN RAIMO
ON THE Case

OFF DUTY
Got Vacation?

VISUAL MERCHANDISING
Creating Order Out of Chaos

THE CONSUMER CONNECTION
BY STEPHANIE K. DE LONG
What Is the Future of Retail?

NEW PRODUCTS
lines & launches

NEW PRODUCTS
frame introductions

NEW PRODUCTS
buyer’s guide

ON THE WEB
Get Connected

FYI
FYI...

LAST LOOK
Mountains + Models

MEET THE NEW GLASS
Manufacturing advances have made glass lenses thinner, stronger, and lighter—and deserving of a second look

THE (PRISTINE) WINDOW TO THE EYES
BY SUSAN TARRANT
When optics matter, glass has been—and continues to be—the premium lens material of choice

7 SMART TIPS FOR PRESENTING GLASS
ECPs reveal their best ideas for successfully presenting and selling glass lenses to patients today

GLASS LENSES: NEW PRODUCTS GUIDE
Learn about the latest high-tech glass lens products available today. Thinner, lighter, more durable—and completely covetable.


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