Optrafair: The frame game

Eyewear exhibitors at Optrafair had all parts of the practice frame portfolio covered. Optician takes a look at some of the highlights from fashion, sports and children’s eyewear, which this year had a dedicated section for the first time


Dunelm Optical, Ascari, www.dunelmoptical.co.uk

The new 14-strong Ascari brand launched at Optrafair became the 15th in Dunelm Optical’s portfolio. Taking its inspiration from Italian fashions, the new brand has been developed after feedback from opticians who requested a line that appealed to an older, fashion-conscious patient base. Subtlety is the theme for the new range, with thin acetate models and high-jointed metal frames like Ascari 0016.

Silhouette, Legends, www.silhouette.com

Frames in the Legends collection have previously been worn by HRH Queen Elizabeth II and have been a mainstay for the Austrian manufacturer for decades. The new range features new hues and sizes for what the company said was a mature, style conscious patient. Silhouette’s own SPX material has also been updated with a crystalline core featuring soft colour tones and floral patterns.

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