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way in refining and mastering this technology. “We are always working on the materials,” said Hochstadter. “We want to make it lighter, stronger.” Experimentation with colour has lead to new and exciting design elements that give the eyewear a greater intensity. It was Gerhard Fuchs who would master this technology with the introduction of Titan Minimal Art, which is the lens of choice for NASA, which would eventually sell more than nine million pieces. It was first used by the space program by astronauts William McArthur and Peter J.K. Wisoff on the space shuttle Discovery and was awarded as Certified Space Technology made in 2004. Know? Did You Queen Elizabeth II has been wearing Silhouette since 1982 and currently wears model 1899. The model Titan Minimal Art 8568 with POL-filter is the pair worn by CSI: Miami character The screwless hinge would be the next major step in design. This would create a piece of eyewear that exceeded in the area of functionality and one of the lightest and most flexible pieces on the market. “Screws can be a problem because they are small and can get lost. Screwless saves a lot of hassle when it comes to maintenance,” said Hochstadter. SPX took it one step further with an unmatched high-tech polymer composite. The material lasts twice No contract No obligation Great savings LARGEST BUYING GROUP IN CANADA! Proudly serving opticians and optometrists across Canada Caruso). Blanchett To learn more about Silhouette in Canada visit www.silhouette.com. TEAM UP WITH BUYING POWER! Horatio Caine (played by David Patrick as long as acetate and has a high resistance to scratching. “It takes eyewear in a different direction,” he said adding it’s a direction Silhouette plans to continue. “We will remain on the cutting edge of minimalist design.” He added the goal is to create innovative ophthalmic designs based on the future to give the most comfortable and luxurious eyewear experience. • Since Dempsey are and the 1988 Cate current 800.263.0010 celebrity spokespeople for the brand. Titan Minimal Art were worn by astronauts William McArthur theopticalgroup@bellnet.ca Recommended buying group of www.theopticalgroup.com and Peter J.K. Wisoff aboard the space shuttle Discovery in 2000. O P T I C A L P R I S M | J U LY / A U G U S T 2 0 1 4 45