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From the editor Long gone are the days when glasses were something that people with vision issues β€œhad” to wear. Today, eyewear is a bonafide fashion accessory; something people not only love wearing but get excited about purchasing and showing off. Cool shades, smart spectacles and trendy frames can be seen on celebrities, pop stars, models on fashion runways, executives on Bay Street and everyday moms, dads and children throughout Canada. The latest VisionWatch Canada report from The Vision Council Research, which looked at the Canadian optical market for the year ending March 2017, found that three in four Canadians wear some form of vision correction. A whopping 67 per cent of those people wear prescription eyeglasses, while about 10 per cent wear prescription sunglasses. That's a lot of people. In dollars, Canadians purchased 7.5 million frames that year and spent about $1.4 billion. About 10.3 million pairs of plano sunglasses were also purchased by Canadians, valued at $632 million. In this issue of Optical Prism magazine, we take a look at the fashion side of the optical in- dustry. This is your chance to see the latest and greatest in frames and eyewear technology. Included in this issue is a feature on what eyewear companies see as being the hot trends for this fall. The piece includes many examples of these trend-setting frames. We also take a look at the hottest luxury frames and get some insight into what sets these styles apart from others. This issue of Optical Prism magazine includes a pictorial on 'smart' eyewear for those adults hea ‘₯Ήœ‰…¬ΡΌΡ‘”±…ΝΝΙ½½΄ƒŠL•₯Ρ‘•Θ…́ѕ…‘•ΙΜ°ΝΡ…™˜½Θ΅…ΡΥΙ”)ΝΡΥ‘•ΉΡΜΈ]”…±ΝΌ™₯Ή½ΥЁ΅½Ι”…‰½ΥЁ„½±±•Ρ₯½Έ‰δM…™₯±ΌΡ‘…Ё݅́₯ΉΝΑ₯Ι•‰δ…‘•΅δ)݅ɐ΅έ₯ΉΉ₯Ήœ…Ρ½Θ)…Ι•1•ΡΌΈ]”ΑΙ½™₯±”Q‘”Y₯Ν₯½Έ ½ΥΉ₯°Μ啍•ΝΝ½Ι₯锁…΅Α…₯Έ°)έ‘₯ …₯΅ΜΡΌ₯ΉΙ•…Ν”…έ…Ι•Ή•Ν́½˜Ρ‘”™…Ν‘₯½Έ…Ή±₯™•ΝΡε±”…ΝΑ•Ρ́½˜•ε•έ•…ΘΈ)=˜½ΥΙΝ”°ΉΌ₯ΝΝΥ”½˜½Υȁ΅……ι₯Ή”έ½Υ±‰”½΅Α±•Ρ”έ₯Ρ‘½ΥЁ„ΑΙ•Ω₯•ά½˜Ν½΅”½˜Ρ‘”)±…Ρ•ΝЁ™Ι…΅•Μ…ΉΝΥΉ±…Ν͕́ё…Ё…Ι”…Ω…₯±…‰±”½ΈΡ‘”΅…Ι­•ΠΡ½‘…䁅́ݕ±°…́„ΑΙ½™₯±”½Έ)…Έ₯Ή‘•Α•Ή‘•ΉΠ …Ή…‘₯…Έ•ε•έ•…ȁ͑½ΐΡ‘…Ё½ΉΡ₯ΉΥ•ΜΡΌΡ‘Ι₯Ω”₯ΈΡ‘”½ΑΡ₯…°₯Ή‘ΥΝΡΙδΈ) ”ΝΥΙ”ΡΌ­••ΐ…Έ•ε”½Έ½Υȁݕ‰Ν₯Ρ”°έέάΉ½ΑΡ₯…±ΑΙ₯Ν΄Ή„°…́ݕ±°…́½Υȁ…•‰½½¬Α…”)…ΉQέ₯Ρѕȁ™••ΡΌΝх䁽ΈΡ½ΐ½˜Ρ‘”‘•…‘±₯Ή•Μ₯ΈΡ‘”•ε•έ•…ȁ₯Ή‘ΥΝΡΙδΈ)•Ή₯́1…Ή±½₯Μ°)‘₯Ρ½ΘΈ(ΐ؁=ΑΡ₯…°AΙ₯Ν΄πM•ΑΡ•΅‰•Θ€ΘΐΔά)½»ŠeЁ™½Ι•ΠΡΌ)‘•¬Ύ½ΥЁ½Έ)Ν½₯…°΅•‘₯„…Ή)ΝՉ͍Ι₯‰”ΡΌΥΜ)½Ή±₯Ή”ΡΌ•Π)Ρ‘”±…Ρ•ΝЁ•ε•…Ι”)…Ή•ε•έ•…Θ)₯Ή™½Ι΅…Ρ₯½Έ