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Eyewear is no longer only a need for the visually impaired – it is a way to make a statement. Today, the perfect pair of glasses cannot only help with vision or blue light correction but complete a stylish outfit. 360 Magazine compiled a list of the top fashionable frames for those choosing or needing to wear eyewear.

Bottega Veneta

The Bottega Veneta frames will introduce wearers to the luxury available in eyewear. Notorious for their signature 3D ribbon on the side of the frame, these spectacles are designed for modern and chic persons. With numerous styles and shapes available, Bottega Veneta has something for all shoppers.

Brunello Cucinelli

With exceptional quality and handcrafted materials, Brunello Cucinelli frames are reforming the eyewear industry. Brunello Cucinelli offers a range of frames that prioritize the blockage of blue light – the harmful light that can come from various screen technologies. Contemporary designs paired with technical advancements; these frames are spectacular.

Burberry

These lightweight, high fashion frames are designed by the one and only Burberry, famed for their products far beyond eyewear. From Burberry Eyewear comes an exclusive collection of chic frames that allow for a reduction of blue light with anti-reflective lenses. Available in an array of colors and styles, these frames are ideal for high fashion enthusiasts.

Cutler and Gross

The Cutler and Gross spectacles offer a more traditional take in eyewear. The frames are optimal for those who are looking for an opulent piece of eyewear in their conventional wardrobe. Displaying a unisex design, Cutler and Gross frames are ideal for any and everyone seeking a functional yet dapper pair.

Dita

Polished, sophisticated eyewear encapsulates the next generation of glasses wearers through Dita’s eyewear. The iconic frames sport varying lens colors combined with impeccable technical construction. Handcrafted to perfection, Dita eyewear is a step above the rest.

Dolce & Gabbana

From the luxury designer, Dolce & Gabbana created a revolutionary set of eyewear available in a multitude of shapes and colors. With an array of designs to choose from, the eyewear experience can be personalized around an individual’s style. Ranging from transparent pink to matte black, with several other colorful options in between, Dolce & Gabbana is eyewear to catch the eye of others.

Gentle Monster

Unique eyewear takes a new form with Gentle Monster frames. Gentle Monster has a collection of eyewear pieces with frames available in numerous lens colors, including the unique option of yellow. With such a high-tech feel, investing in a pair of Gentle Monster frames will elevate your eyewear experience.

Giorgio Armani

The renowned Giorgio Armani sports opulence transitions over to a new arena with their optical frames. Displaying frames that scale from ultra-thin to thick, Giorgio Armani has a design just right for the personal taste of anyone. Their optical frames exhibit timeless styling fit for the greatest of great.

Gucci

Drawing inspiration from their innovative nature are Gucci’s optical frames. The optical frames part of Gucci’s eyewear collection embraces the vision of the shapes and styles most significantly present in the 1970 and 1980s. Displaying the Horsebit and Double G logo throughout the eyewear, it is certain onlookers will be able to identify a pair’s origins. Gucci’s optical frames are a showstopper for those a fan of designer labels.

Modo

A sustainable brand with a mission to support children’s eye health, Modo frames are elegantly viable. With a slim design, Modo frames showcase super-thin acetate, uniting comfort and utility with vibrant designs. With each purchase of a frame, Modo helps a child see by providing vision screenings and treatments, perfect for more conscious shoppers.

Persol

Persol has an assortment of authentic eyeglass designs, with a specific focus on glasses for reading. Including some limited-edition spectacles in their eyewear collection, Persol has every option to complete a look.

Ron Arad Lancaster

With a distinctive design structure, Ron Arad Lancaster frames are perfect for those who prefer things out-of-the-box. The distinctive construction of the frames is captivating. Sure to steal the show, the Ron Arad Lancaster frames ought to be a wardrobe.

Tom Ford

Luxurious eyewear takes a new form with a Tom Ford eyewear frame. Known for their sophisticated American designs, Tom Ford transforms the everyday take on eyewear into a mature form. With classic designs like the half-rim optical to a modest square optical frame, Tom Ford is the standard for anyone’s spectacle needs.

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Importance of Eye Contact

THE ALL-IMPORTANT SUBJECT OF MAINTAINING EYE CONTACT DURING VIRTUAL CONVERSATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Did you know that we have oxytocin receptors in our eyes? When we make eye contact with someone (researchers say about 30 seconds of maintained connection should do it), the receptors tell the brain to produce the hormone, which travels through the body, hits the internal organs, and ends in the heart. Each time the eye contact is maintained, the reaction repeats. The result? Our breath and heart rate slow down, we feel calmer, we feel… happy. Even better, research shows that this effect is achieved when we make eye contact virtually as well as in person.

The Dangers of Losing Human Connection

Connecting with others doesn’t just make us happy, it can apparently also make us better people. In one study, researchers found that individuals who felt connected to others were more likely to want to volunteer in their community or do kindness for strangers. Researchers are now trying to determine how our wellbeing and connection to others is being impacted by spending so much time distanced from our social groups.

Some studies seem grim. One extensive study out of the UK analyzed over 80 research articles on loneliness indicates that as children experience increasing levels of loneliness due to being away from school and friends, they’re at increasing risk of depression and anxiety.

But the good news is that we are getting really creative (and effective) at keeping our human connection going despite the social distancing.

Connecting Creatively

For children navigating distance learning and time away from friends, doctors from the University of Michigan encouraged parents to see this time as an opportunity to teach children new skills that focus on kindness, resilience, and flexibility, while reminding parents that children are incredibly resilient as long as they are in a supportive and loving environment.

Kids can find social connections in lots of creative ways, from Zoom playdates to video game challenges with friends’ half-way around the world.

Technology also helps adults maintain — or form — meaningful connections. More than ever, meeting online is leading to meaningful, romantic relationships despite (or maybe because of?) couples waiting longer to meet in-person. Apparently, flirting via video chat is incredibly effective, despite the fact that you’re never quite really looking each other in the eye.

We are also connecting deeper with our coworkers, as Zoom happy hours have brought socializing into our homes, making for more relaxed conversations. There’s something about seeing your colleagues sipping seltzers from their kid’s playroom that really ups the camaraderie.

Connecting Effectively

Research has shown that the key to virtual connection is the same as it is in person — eye contact. Now we just need to get better at forming that connection during video calls.

The best way to do this is to look into the camera intermittently as you would someone’s eyes when meeting in person. I know, easier said than done! Our instinct is to look at the person’s face on the screen. But one solution to make maintaining eye contact with a camera more natural is having a tool like Eyelinez around your lens. The fun designs will grab your attention and remind you to keep looking into the lens.

What Are Eyelinez?

Maintaining proper eye contact with a camera is not a new challenge.  In fact, the challenge has existed ever since anyone had to stare into a cold dark camera as if they were engaging with a smiling human.  An “eyeline” is where the speaker is looking and Eyelinez is the solution to enable you to maintain a natural and engaging eyeline with the camera.

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@Lenscrafters @Luxottica Seems to Ignore @NYSOA State × Federal Guidelines

My beloved @LensCrafters @Luxottica how can you have the audacity to allow employees and customers come to your retail space during a pandemic? According to the @NYSOA, you should be vigilant and close your stores over the next 2 weeks so we can avoid what happened in #ITALY #coronavirus #NYC

According to S&P Global Luxottica suspends production × logistics as Italy’s virus toll grows.

First images from Mars will be seen through Jenoptik lenses

When NASA launches the Mars 2020 mission the first images back to Earth in February of 2021 will be seen through lenses designed and engineered by Jenoptik.

The Jenoptik Light & Optics team in Jupiter, FL have been developing three types of mission critical lenses for use with the Mars Rover’s engineering cameras. Navigation lenses will capture the first live video footage from the mission as the rover explores the surface of Mars, crucially important when the rover drives autonomously. Hazard avoidance lenses will provide images that will help the rover identify obstacles and allow NASA engineers to see the movement of the robotic arm during sample collection. Finally, a cache lens will verify that a complete collection of the rock and soil samples have been achieved. Due to the cache lens’ proximity to the samples collected, to avoid contamination, the cleanliness requirements are extremely challenging.

All three lens types were built in a Jenoptik class 5 clean room with state-of-the-art filtration technology for high-precision optical assemblies. Custom test equipment was developed at Jenoptik to measure the optical performance during the demanding temperature extremes to withstand the conditions on Mars. Jenoptik performed several environmental tests in vacuum and over a wide temperature range with the lowest temperature being -135°C.

“Jenoptik is accustomed to demanding applications requiring expertise in the design, manufacture, and testing of complex optical assemblies in the fields of semiconductor, medical devices and defense industries”, said Jay Kumler, President of Jenoptik Optical Systems in North America. “We are very proud of the technical challenges and rigorous testing we have overcome which has really benefited the entire company, and we are honored to be a part of the monumental mission to Mars.”

About Jenoptik’s Light & Optics division
The Light & Optics division is a global OEM supplier of solutions and products based on photonics technologies. Jenoptik provides a broad portfolio of technologies combined with deep experience of more than 25 years in the fields of optics, laser technology, digital imaging, opto-electronics and sensors. Our customers are leading machine and equipment suppliers working in areas such as semiconductor equipment, laser material processing, healthcare & life science, industrial automation, automotive & mobility and safety, as well as in research institutes. As a development and production partner, the Light & Optics division focuses on advancing cutting-edge technologies to improve our customers’ system performance and ultimately realize product outcomes that reach new heights enabled by our highly-integrated photonic solutions. The systems, modules and components based on photonics technologies help our customers overcome their future challenges.

How To Identify A Rolex Watch

The vast majority of people are unable to tell a genuine Rolex watch from a fake one. This is a critical feature whenever products with a significant market value are concerned.

A record was achieved in October of 2017, as the Rolex Daytona watch model that belonged to famous actor Paul Newman was auctioned off for 17.8 million at the Philips Auction House in New York. This extraordinary amount allowed this watch to become the most expensive Rolex watch ever auctioned.

Despite the celebrity and refinement of this watchmaking process, about 70% of the people are unable to notice the difference between a genuine Rolex model and a fake one. That is also important because Rolex watches are among the most forged items in the world, due to their worth and charm.

When it comes to identifying genuine Rolex watches, there are six elements that you should know to help identify these watches:

Magnifying A Rolex Watch

Many Rolex watches feature a calendar within the quadrant (usually near the 3). In order to warrant the optimal working of every element, this calendar is small and, in order to read it correct, genuine Rolex models feature a 2.5x magnifying glass (called a Cyclops). Fake Rolex models usually feature no lens, mount a smaller lens, or have a simple, non-magnifying, glass element.

Weight of a Rolex Watch

It often happens that fake Rolex models weigh less than the genuine ones. This is because genuine Rolex models are created with materials of the highest quality having a greater weight.

Water Test

Rolex watch models are watertight and fully hermetic. They can resist being immersed in water for a few seconds. Usually, fake Rolex models do not have this feature, and this allows water to seep in. Specific Rolex models, like the Submariner, have been specifically created for deeb scuba diving.

Engraving of a Rolex

Perfection lies in the details. That details allows those to identify and tell a genuine Rolex model from a copy of one. In the vast majority of cases, the engraving featured in fake Rolex models is imperfect and confirms the lack of percision by the producers of fake Rolex watch models.

Rear of a Rolex Watch Case

Besides some very rare models, many produced during the 1930s, the rear of a Rolex watch case is never made of glass, crystal, or plastics. Therefore, they are not see-through. Many producers of fake Rolex watch models usually make the rear of their watch case of transparent materials, in order to cheat buyers by showing them the “precision” of the inner gears.

Furthermore, genuine Rolex watch models feature engraving within its watch cases rather than in the rear.

Hands of Rolex Watches

The gears of Rolex watches have a fluid movement, and their hands do not spring nor move irregularly. Even the ticking of a Rolex watch is both fluid and constant, being very homogeneous in nature. This does not happen with fake Rolex models, as they have an evident and irregular ticking instead.

Rolex watches are a symbol of luxury and elegance. As a result, they are subject to significant faking and forgeries. The differences between genuine and fake models are not so evident. The presence of more shoddy elements may be detected by carefully examining a watch when it is a fake, but only acutal experts are able to ascertain the authenticity of any given Rolex watch model.