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From the editor One thing that became abundantly clear to me at this year’s Vision Expo West in Las Vegas was just how much innovation goes into the design and manufacturing of today's frames and lenses. Whether it's the type of materials that are used, how the frames are built or the features companies use to make their eyewear the best in the business, today’s specs are, in and of themselves, a true marvel to behold. This issue of Optical Prism magazine brings into focus the things that make eyewear so special. We discuss the latest and greatest in flexible frames in an article by our assistant editor Jody Johnson-Pettit. This feature informs us about how eyewear companies are using state-of-the-art materials to create frames that can withstand the active, and sometimes accident-prone, lifestyles of both today’s adults and children. Associate editor Troy Patterson has put together two articles on innovative eyewear materials. In one, he writes about the latest in hinge technologies. And, in the other, he provides examples of some of the best in rimless frames. This issue also includes a pictorial on an eyewear trend that has been around for ages - metal frames. But why has this eyewear material remained in style for so long? We spoke with an eyecare professional to find out more. Also in this issue of Optical Prism magazine is our coverage - both an article and photos - from Essilor Canada’s recent Alive Summit and Roadshow at the Westin Harbour Castle in downtown Toronto as well as a feature on a young ophthalmologist that is making a significant contribution to Canada’s health-care system. Of course, we also discuss innovative and trend-setting eyewear in our popular preview section near the front of this issue. And, remember: for the latest in eyewear and eyecare news, be sure to follow us on Facebook (@OpticalPrismMagazine) and Twitter (@OpticalPrism) and keep a regular eye on our website, www.opticalprism.ca. Denis Langlois, Editor. 08 Optical Prism November 2017 From the editor One thing that became abundantly clear to me at this year’s Vision Expo West in Las Vegas was just how much innovation goes into the design and manufacturing of today's frames and lenses. Whether it's the type of materials that are used, how the frames are built or the features companies use to make their eyewear the best in the business, today’s specs are, in and of themselves, a true marvel to behold. This issue of Optic Aɥʹ饹ɥ́Ѽ)ѡѡ́ѡЁݕȁͼ]͍́ѡ)ѕЁɕѕЁ᥉Ʌ́ѥ䁽)ͥхЁѽȁ))ͽAѥи)Q́ɔɵ́́Ё܁ݕȁ)ɔͥхєѡЁѕɥ́ѼɕєɅ́ѡ)ݥѡхѡѥٔͽѥ́еɽ)展́Ѡѽéձ́ɕ)ͽєѽȁQɽAѕͽ́Ёѽѡȁݼѥ́مѥٔݕ)ѕɥ̸%ɥѕ́ЁѡѕЁѕ̸ѡѡȰ)ɽ٥́ᅵ́ͽѡЁɥ́Ʌ̸)Q́ՔͼՑ́ѽɥݕȁɕѡЁ́ɽչ)̀хɅ̸ Ёݡ䁡́ѡ́ݕȁѕɥɕ屔ȁͼ)]ݥѠ啍ɔɽͥѼЁɔ)ͼѡ́Ք=ѥAɥʹ饹́ȁٕɅѠѥѽ̀)ɽͥȁ éɕЁٔMյЁI͡܁Ёѡ]ѥ!ɉȁ ѱ)ݹѽݸQɽѼ́ݕ́ɔչѡЁѡЁ́)ͥЁɥѥѼ éѠɔѕ)=͔ݔͼ͍́مѥٔɕ͕ѥݕȁȁձȁɕ٥)͕ѥȁѡɽЁѡ́Ք)ɕ聙ȁѡѕЁݕȁ啍ɔ̰ɔѼ܁́)=ѥAɥ͵5饹QݥѕȀ=ѥAɥʹɕձ)唁ȁݕͥєܹѥɥʹ)́1̰)ѽȸ(=ѥAɥʹ9ٕȀ