Blackfin's chief executive officer, Nicola Del Din, says the company's patented Atom hinges have helped make a success of both their eyewear design, and their aesthetic appeal, as the company harnesses its 46 years of experience in the industry. “The Atom hinge combines design and aestethic with a perfect functional- ity,” says Del Din. “This is a patent which was developed specifically for our frames. This is different from the others because it's mechanically inserted between the front and the temple and it’s impossible to be unhooked.” 34 Optical Prism November 2017 And bringing a unique offering to the table is Fatheadz' John Raymond line, which features 180-degree spring hinges that aim to offer comfort and durability. The frames are crafted for those who are unable to wear averaged-sized eyewear and the stylish prescription eyeglasses hinges enable approxi- mately 180-degree bending, which allows the temple to swing open to fit any head comfortably.