Vision Expo West // Must-See brands

Must-See brands!

At Vision Expo West

With just several days left until Vision Expo West will open its doors, we can barely wait to see what amazing eyewear will be on display at the Las Vegas show!

As always, we have created a little list of the Must-See brands, which are really worth a visit! Brands in a wide variety of categories, to match anyone’s desires:

Making its debut at Vision Expo West, our friends at Erkers 1879 are thrilled to present their new Roman Numeral V collection. Featuring 10 new eyeglass models, 7 new sunglass models, and 22 never-seen-before acetate color blends, each frame is designed in a classic, timeless style, handcrafted using cellulose acetate and surgical-grade stainless steel.

Signifying the collection, each new frame features a gold emblem of the roman numeral V on the right temple tip, with the year of inception on the left. The V represents the 5th generation of Erkers to run the family business, Jack III and Tony Erker.

Visit their suite to learn the story behind their newest collection, and to explore their entire selection of premium eyewear.

You can find Erkers 1879 in

Suite 35-205!

Looking for outstanding eyewear that blends chic sensibilities with evocative design? Then be sure to visit the booth of OGI Eyewear. The Minnesotan designer of luxury indie eyewear will showcase its Fall 2022 lineup of new styles and vibrant color combinations.

The latest styles from OGI, Seraphin and Red Rose feature a wide range of designs inspired by fine art and haute couture. From OGI’s signature bold colorful gestures to Seraphin’s richly textured take on modern vintage, to Red Rose’s daring juxtaposition of oversize shapes and airy profiles, each collection will inspire and delight.

All their frames will be available for purchase and Virtual Try-On with their own industry-leading virtual mirror technology.

Visit ogieyewear.com and pre-register to meet OGI Eyewear in Las Vegas!

You can find OGI at stand

U22015

The Translucent collection is the latest addition to Dilli Dalli’s pediatric eyewear brand. With 19 styles, their frames are available in sizes ranging from 34mm to 55mm, making it the most complete pediatric collection with over 75 SKUs available, all designed through over 10 years of constant perfection.

Dilli Dalli eyewear was inspired by parents and created alongside pediatric optometrists to meet the specific needs of families with kids in glasses.

You can find Dilli Dalli at

Stand P16056

Known for its painstakingly intricate detail work, Sospiri luxury eyewear has elevated its usual flair for the fancy with new colours and shapes this season. Emerald greens, pinks, blues, and yellows are accompanied by crystals of every hue by Swarovksi.

At their booth, you can expect to see striking new colours and shapes, especially in regard to the cat eye. Whether worn as a sunglass or optical frame, the cat eye has become universally known as one of the most flattering frame styles.

Keeping it a highly-revisited trend throughout the years, Sospiri has put its own twist on the trend by creating some of the most elegant versions, those of which have risen to the top of their best-seller list.

You can find Sospiri at

Suite 35-110

For almost ten years Struktur Eyewear has been shaking up all codes by proposing assertive and colourful designs. The brand is positioned as a fashion identity for all lovers of confident style. Their vision is to allow everyone to dare to be different and to find eyewear that looks like them. In its collections, there is a choice for every taste! From architectural designs to more classical designs with sensational colours, the models do not leave anyone indifferent.

After their collection from 2021 with classical shapes with a strong character, their design remains as creative as ever with a new range rich in colours and bold shapes. Ten new models for men and women will be displayed at Vision Expo West.

From acetate to metal and combined titanium, these frames are in line with a retro-modern trend. Their collections perfectly meet the expectations of people looking for an innovative, modern, and comfortable style.

You can find Struktur at

Stand A12

A pop of shine and colour makes the Fall/Winter 2022 collection by TC Charton – Made to Fit Eyewear stand out.

Debuting its first collection of entirely metal frames, the brand has put its signature stamp of quality, craftsmanship, and superior fit into lightweight stainless steel.

Their three timeless and airy styles have unique design details that make for more comfortable and better-fitting frames and come in contrasting colours and metals.

You can find TC Charton at

Stand U21030

New at Vision Expo is TPI, a specialist in the design of 3D-printed eyewear. Their 3D-printing solution aims to increase partners’ design capabilities through full-color printing and limitless design potential.

TPI reduces the investment required to enter the market and increases the speed to market. Their solution’s fast turnaround and short-run capabilities help designers and manufacturers quickly meet customers’ product needs.

Their 3D-printing process allows manufacturers to meet order specifications with precision, reducing waste and creating a more sustainable eyewear manufacturing operation. TPI can be used to develop prototypes, design new products, build standard collections, create one-of-a-kind products, build limited collections and more.

The solution’s limitless design capabilities can adapt to the needs of the designer or manufacturer.

You can find TPI at

Stand P16056

About Vision Expo West

Vision Expo West is the premier meeting hub for the ophthalmic sector, where eye care, eyewear, education, fashion, and innovation meet the eye. Each year, during the exhibition dates, the Venetian Expo venue welcomes the crème-of-the-crème from the world of optometrists, patient care researchers and practitioners. Vision Expo West invests in top-shelf education and the provision of hand-picked courses led by the most knowledgeable and experienced optometrists. The vibrant education package at Vision Expo West presents a valuable opportunity for practising opticians, contact lens professionals and others to benefit from ABO & NCLE approved courses. Visitors will be presented with the unmatched opportunity to learn and discover the cutting-edge technology implemented in diagnosing and treating common eye diseases.

The exhibition product offering is divided into two neighbourhoods to separate the technical part of optometry from the aesthetic. The LENS + Medical Technology Neighbourhoods offer optical tech and service providers a stage to exhibit their state-of-the-art lab equipment, imaging systems, advances in pharmaceuticals, lensmeters, low vision and much more. The visitors of the Eyewear Neighbourhood will be stunned by the lavish product sectors of The Park, The Union and The Suits. Truly remarkable is The Suits sector, where the top-shelf luxury house shines with their future-bringing eyewear and sunglasses designs.

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Author: maarten weidemaAfter being a freelance eyewear designer since 1999, TEF founder Maarten Weidema now solely writes about his fellow designers in the optical industry. His passionate mission is to promote independent eyewear to the international optical arena, backed up by a large group of bloggers and journalists from all over the world. He has recently been awarded "International Optical Personality of the Year", "Leading Innovator in Optical Social Media Marketing", "Social Media Marketing Company of the Year" and received several awards for "best eyewear blog" for his efforts to promote independent eyewear to a community of 517.000 eyecare professionals.

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