Vision Care Product News

APR 2016

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74 // APRIL 2016 With the Foundry Collection, mili- tary-grade toughness and durabil- ity get a fashion boost with the in- corporation of modern shapes and dynamic colors. Manufactured in its Randolph, MA, plant, the frames are handcrafted with American-made stainless steel. There are eight full- rimmed ophthalmics in the group- ing with four for men and four for women. The unisex designs are in- tended for wearers 35 years and up. A SOLID HISTORY Inspired by the era of New Eng- land foundries where metals were melted and cast into molds to cre- ate shapes, these frames are de- frame; matte black and paris blue along with amethyst purple or at- lantic blue for women and matte black, paris blue, gun metal, or espresso for men. The Berlin is a bold rectangu- lar shape, with a fat front stain- less steel frame for men going for a sophisticated look. Hadley is a modifed cat-eye shape, for women wanting to set trends while at work or play. Rockport is a unisex frame that has a square shape with round- ed edges designed for any man or women to exude confdence, be- ing content, and charismatic. The Chelsea was created for the petite women and features a soft rectan- MILITARY STRENGTH MEETS MODERN TRENDS Randolph Engineering Translates Tough-As-Nails Materials Into The Softer Side of Fashion signed to last. For starters, they are made with the same rigid military specs as their metal aviators. They are also extremely lightweight and durable. You'll fnd that these frames include a fve-barrel hinge with a non-slip fller that prevents loosening of the temples, oven- cured paint fnishes for durability, and temple ends made of a non-slip rubber for comfort and easy adjust- ments. Moreover, patients will ap- preciate the hypoallergenic feature and will also be delighted to know that each frame comes with a life- time warranty. How's that for stand- ing behind your product? CITY SLICKERS Randolph Engineering's goal was to create a design that provided strength in a fashionable way, fea- turing a sleek structure with a bold statement that caters to the unique style of each individual. The colors offered are a balance between lush hues and industrial undertones with up to four color choices per gular look; it will make a lovely ex- tension to her wardrobe. The Har- vard has a deep rectangular shape that projects the essence of intelli- gence and diversity. SOFT SELL The Randolph Foundry Collection provides a number of point-of-pur- chase items including a Made-in- the-USA stainless steel "step riser" display, branding plaques, stickers, and soft touch counter cards. The Foundry Collection offers a bold yet sleek look, and it delivers fashion with quality artisanship and stainless steel, both with domestic origins. ECPs and patients will be amazed to learn that the eyewear meets military quality standards, considering its stylish, modern ap- peal. That fact alone will sell a lot of these truly American frames. Kendra Klapheke is the offce manager and frame specialist at St. Matthews Vision Center in Louisville, KY By Kendra Klapheke, MEd For more than 40 years, Randolph Engineering has been serving up its trusted brand of durable, rugged eyewear to the military. The company--which is run by three generations of the original owners, Jan Waszkiewicz and Stanley Zaleski—now incorporates that same gestalt into their stylish Rxable Foundry Collection.

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