Collin West from Keeler Ophthalmic Instruments visited Lotus College in September 2012 and was particularly impressed with the work done by optometrists in the pediatric ophthalmic department and the outreach program for primary eye care services provided by the institute’s interns in the slums of Mumbai. Continue reading
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‘Oakley Beyond Reason Truck’ on a pan-India road trip to showcase its optical genius Continue reading
Renaissance Man, Indian James Bond – these are but some of the sobriquets that have been awarded to actor Saif Ali Khan, largely because of his uber cool persona and style. His fans do swear by his style and personality and now with him endorsing a new brand of eyewear, his fans have an option to following his style. Continue reading
A three-day intensive workshop on Biostatistics and Scientific writing was organized at India Vision Institute, Hyderabad, from 6th to 8th December, 2012. 21 optometric professionals including educators, practitioners and postgraduate students from 12 optometry institutes across India attended it.
Led by biostatistician Farai Chinanayi and social scientist Dr Tom Okello, the workshop focused on several introductory topics in biostatistics. It also aims to help eye health cadres and researchers develop skills in written communication to effectively share knowledge through scientific papers, reports and peer reviewed articles
The Marc Jacobs 2013 eyewear collection features four new sunglasses with a vintage-chic spirit: bold geometric shapes and thick volumes give these models a contemporary personality with a lovely retro twist.
A large, flat silhouette and square shape with skilfully rounded edges is the predominant focus of these women’s sunglasses. Their stunning colour contrasts and translucent nuances on the front and pearled tones on the temples define the elegance of this model. Refined stylistic details, such as the unique hinge exclusively developed for the Marc Jacobs eyewear collection, denote quality and elegance. The temples feature clean, simple yet sophisticated profiles, highlighted by thin metal details.
These sunglasses reflect the new 2013 collection’s colour palette: blue, turquoise, red and green, as well as classic tones of black and brown.
The round-shaped models have an oversize silhouette with clean, slim profiles. The vintage-inspired allure stems from appealing colour contrasts between natural tones of striped Havana on the front and pearled nuances on the temples, illuminating the frame that comes in shades of black, brown, Havana, Havana red and Havana green
The round-shaped men’s models look to the past with their 40’s-inspired style which is emphasised by bold volumes and elegant details, such as the rivets that frame the front and the clearly visible metal core on the temples. The colour palette is vibrant and made up of red with tone-on-tone mirrored lenses, dark Havana with green lenses, transparent brown with blue lenses, dark gray with brown lenses, transparent light blue with mirrored shaded green lenses and transparent ochre with gray lenses.
The flat, geometric-shaped glasses are 80’s rock-inspired. The temples metal core and the rivets on the front are unique signature details of this model. The colour palette includes nuances of striped brown/horn with dark brown lenses, dark Havana with brown lenses, gray with brown lenses, mélange blue with Havana blue lenses, black with gray lenses and green Havana with green lenses.
The Spring 2013 eyewear collection from Marks & Spencer has sunglasses in elegant designs and subtle colours with interesting nuances like animal prints and interesting patterns. Round, square, cat eye frames and oval in a myriad of colours those who demand style and elegance in their sunwear. Continue reading
Lahaina, HI, February 28, 2013 – Maui Jim has hit the ground running with a new sunglass style that sets the pace for the company’s next level of eyewear for athletic performance. The new aerodynamic design of Hot Sands embeds the company’s patented PolarizedPlus2® lens technology into a sleek, flexible model that is ideal for a wide range of fast-paced, active sports demanding eyewear with superior fit, durability and anti-slip features. Continue reading
Essilor was recently named amongst the World’s 30 Most Innovative Companies for the second year running by US magazine Forbes. Continue reading
The Delhi Eyewear Event, hosted by the Sterling Group happened with a great fanfare which included the who’s who of the optical fraternity in New Delhi at The Lalit hotel on Barakhamba Road from January 29-February1, 2013. Continue reading
Sightsavers in association with Dr RP Center for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi has jointly launched the second phase of the Vision Delhi programme in East Delhi’s Trilokpuri locality on 19th February, 2013. Sightsavers is an international development organization working in the realm of eye care.
Marking the launch of the programme in East Delhi, Ms Sujaya Krishnan, Joint Secretary and Head of National Program for Control of Blindness, Ministry of Health, Government of India, inaugurated the Primary Eye Care Centre (PEC) at the AIIMS Rotary Eye Hospital in the area.
Speaking on the occasion, Ms Krishnan called for greater convergence of initiatives in accelerating the eye care programmes meant for different sections of the urban population. The first phase of the project had a successful launch in South Delhi last year.
‘‘ aims to reach one million people from various slum clusters of East and West Delhi through 5 PEC clinics that will work on a daily basis. It is hoped that by the end of the project, about 90,000 people will be screened for any eye health related issues, of which nearly 60,000 people will be refracted. This project aims to extend quality cataract surgeries to 4500 people above the age of 40 in a period of 3 years.
Speaking on the occasion, Elizabeth Kurian, CEO, Sightsavers India, said, “By virtue of partnering with RPC, which is the apex body at the national level, we have ensured that the project elements are sustained beyond the project life and scaling up of such interventions in other cities where similar needs exist.”
The Association of Eye Bank of Asia (AEBA) presented its inaugural award for ‘Pioneering contributions to eye banking in Asia’ to Dr Gullapalli N Rao, Founder-Chair of L V Prasad Eye Institute.
Dr Rao developed the first international standard eye bank in Asia at L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) in Hyderabad in 1989. The Ramayamma International Eye Bank at LVPEI is now one of the biggest eye banks in the world and LVPEI in Hyderabad reportedly performs the highest number of corneal transplants from any single centre in the world. In addition to service, the Ramayamma International Eye Bank is also one of the major training centres for eye banking personnel and research in the world.
Dr Rao was a member of the Medical Advisory Board of the Eye Bank Association of America, and had played a major role in the creation of the Eye Bank Association of India (EBAI) where he was also the former President. Through its activities, EBAI stimulated the development of a world class eye banking network in India, and helped in the development of many eye banks in Asia.
Mumbai-based Sterling Group, a leading eyewear distributor in India, will be introducing several new brands in the country.
These include various Marchon brands like Valentino, Bebe, Diane von Furstenberg, Nine West, Chloe, Michael Kors and Nike. Of these, Nike is the first sports eyewear brand that Sterling is adding to its list.
Sterling is also strengthening its kids eyewear portfolio with the addition of Warner Bros eyewear, which include eyewear based on famous cartoon characters like Tweety, Tom and Jerry amongst others. Sterling’s portfolio already includes kids eyewear from Marvel and Disney.
“The next year is going to be a very exciting one for us, with the additional of such reputed new brands in our portfolio,” said Ketan Parikh, Managing Director of Sterling Group. “We are confident that the growing Indian market will accept these brands gladly and we hope to set new milestones for our company in 2013.”
The company will also held a four-day optician meet at The Lalit at Connaught Place in New Delhi, between 29th January to 1st February, 2013. The company had invited leading opticians from all over the country to this event where they were shown the latest Spring Summer 2013 collections from its various brands.
Mumbai-based Shailaja Optical Industries has signed an exclusive agreement to distribute Daniel Hechter’s eyewear in India. Daniel Hechter is a fashion brand based in Paris. The brand blends French savoir faire with sporty elegance to create eyewear styles that convey urban chic.
It was in 1962 that French designer Daniel Hechter made a foray into the fashion world and the brand celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012. The collection from the brand includes a mix of oversized sunglasses, half rim optical designs as well as colourful acetate frames in interesting shapes.
Mumbai’s SNDT University’s students of Diploma in Ophthalmic Technology visited The Macherji Nowrojee (MN) Banajee Industrial Blind Home in the city on 20th October, 2012. The 14 students were accompanied by Yogita Rajgandhi, Principal of Aditya Jyot Institute of Optometry.
Jeevan, the co-ordinator at the institution assisted the group and showed them to the various sections where the visually impaired students learn life-skills like weaving, making of objects made from canes and sewing. They were also given a tour of the computer coaching section too. The tour was wrapped up with some dance where the students of SNDT University and MN Bawajee Industrial Blind Home jointly participated in.