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Jura: The birthplace of French eyewear

Jura: The birthplace of French eyewear

France has a rich tradition of expertise in eyewear manufacturing. The craft of making glasses flourished in Jura, a region in eastern France near the Swiss border. A number of eyewear brands that still exist today were born in the region.

Designer Q&A: Blackfin and the allure of Italian titanium

Designer Q&A: Blackfin and the allure of Italian titanium

At SILMO Paris we had the opportunity to sit down with two key members of the Blackfin team, designer Roberto Russo and senior marketing manager Simone Favero. They told us about the identity, history, and vision that make Blackfin a leader in 100% titanium frames.

Esprit: Quintessential California Cool

Esprit: Quintessential California Cool

The Esprit brand was founded in 1968, in the heyday of the hippie movement. Learn the story behind this cult brand that still embodies the ideals of freedom and solidarity and captures the spirit of change of the time.

Preventing Eye Strain in Children

Preventing Eye Strain in Children

The holidays are coming up, and many of us—especially children on winter break—will be spending a lot of time on our devices. But too much screen time can cause symptoms like dry eye, eye strain, and impaired concentration.

Light Sensitivity

Light Sensitivity

Did you know that 9 in 10 people experience sensitivity to light? Light is essential to our well-being and daily activities, but it can also be a source of visual discomfort. This discomfort can range from mild to severe, and in some cases can have a serious impact on quality of life [...]

 

Living with dry eye syndrom

Living With Dry Eye Syndrom

We reached out to Dr. Valérie Bardier, optometrist and co-owner of the Opto-Réseau Centre visuel Bardier-Godin and Opto-Réseau Contrecœur clinics, to tackle a growing problem: dry eyes [...]

Trends from SILMO Paris

Trends from SILMO Paris

SILMO Paris is a trade show bringing together the world’s eyewear pacesetters every year at the end of September. Designers and manufacturers gather to present their creations and new ideas [...]

Designer Interview: Beverly Suliteanu of WestGroupe

Designer Interview: Beverly Suliteanu of WestGroupe

Beverly Suliteanu, VP Product Development and Creative Director of WestGroupe, has been part of the eyewear manufacturer’s team for 25 years and has been designing many of its [...]