EPON Optical Group Welcomes our New Vendors.

LOGOEPON Optical Group is pleased to welcome Kingdom Eyewear to our buying group. Kingdom Eyewear imports and stocks independent, small production batch, artisan eyewear collections in the USA, and exclusively offers them to independent eyecare practices and optical boutiques run by the finest opticians.

The Zen Barcelona collection features colorful, expressive independent eyewear from Barcelona Spain, and Davette’s Lunettes is a womens couture eyewear collection hand made in a small workshop in France.  Both Zen Barcelona and Davette’s Lunettes ship from Kingdom Eyewear’s California facilities direct to local optical boutiques, and are backed up with personal service and sales support in the USA.

Currently Kingdom Eyewear is expanding its sales and service in the USA to include Chicago, Dallas/Ft Worth, Miami, New York, San Francisco, Seattle/Portland and several other key eyewear markets.  More information can be found at www.kingdomeyewear.com 1-888-575-5011 and orders@kingdomeyewear.com

 

Logo_zigeyewear-black_WebEPON Optical Group is pleased to welcome ZIG Eyewear USA to our buying group. The eclectic collections from ZIG Eyewear by French-Canadian designer, Cendrine Obadia, are receiving rave reviews from eyewear aficionados across the United States and Canada.  Hailed as wearable art, ZIG Eyewear has amassed a dedicated following of the eyewear creations by Cendrine O. and continues to entice new buyers with each collection that hits the market, never failing to surprise and delight consumers with its originality.  The designer behind the creations is Cendrine Obadia, a French-Canadian eyewear artist who has spent more than 20 years honing her craft. Today she is creating some of the most innovative and inspirational pieces available on the market. Combining vibrant colors, intricate detail and bold design features, her standout style brings each frame to life in its own unique way.

Two collections are released each year: spring and fall, giving followers of the brand the ability to update their eyewear throughout the seasons, remaining current and fashionable while expressing themselves and their personal style.

Currently available on the market are the following collections: ZIGGY® by Cendrine O., Jean Reno by Cendrine O. and the newest sunwear release, Sunny by ZIGGY® – 7% EPON Member Discount

The ZIGGY® collection embodies a whimsical, free-spirited feel with frames that have beautiful, curving lines, art-inspired designs and frames that encapsulate rich retro elements in gorgeous colors and sophisticated patterns.

The Jean Reno line is a cutting edge brand of eyewear inspired by famed French actor, Jean Reno. 1960s styles, glossy pop-art references, faux-wood detailing, mixed-material pairings and exciting color combinations are key elements that create its quality aesthetic.

Sunny by ZIGGY® features versatile and unique designs that stand out from the crowd and let your personality shine through. Exceptional craftsmanship and materials guarantee a lightweight and comfortable fit and assured quality.

The designer behind the creations is Cendrine Obadia, a French-Canadian eyewear artist who has spent more than 20 years honing her craft. Today she is creating some of the most innovative and inspirational pieces available on the market. Combining vibrant colors, intricate detail and bold design features, her standout style brings each frame to life in its own unique way.

As an ECP partner, ZIG Eyewear offers free shipping, a two-year warranty and will carry parts to service its frames for up to five years.  For further information, please contact: www.zig-eyewear.com  salesinfo@zig-eyewearusa.com 877.907.9076

 

OvvO logoEPON Optical Group is excited to welcome OVVO Optics to our buying group.  OVVO Optics has been present in the U.S. since March 2011. Its history, however, goes back to Europe of the Cold War era. That’s when a group of scientists, who were working on developing a material for spacecraft and military use, fused surgical steel and titanium, achieving an exceptionally light, durable and flexible material that is also hypoallergenic. Inspired by its remarkable qualities, in 1980 the engineers of the company started using this unique composite to make frames for glasses. They are handmade, but manufactured with outstanding precision, mastered by over 30 years of experience. Entirely produced in Germany and Poland, OVVO frames bring exquisite European style and unmatched quality.

Weighing barely 0.6 ounces OVVO frames offer unparalleled comfort and unfailing durability. Tests showed that stretched flat frames can hold up to 90 pounds without breaking or wrecking. Virtually indestructible and highly flexible is also OVVO Optics-patented screw-free hinge that can withstand more than 300,000 rotations (an equivalent of 205 years of usage) and reveal no changes in structure or appearance.

OVVO Optics’ eyewear is 100% manufactured in family-owned plants in Europe, where each frame goes through 65-85 steps before it is complete. First, using German engineered laser technology the frames are cut out from raw steel sheets imported from Sweden. Then, they pass through the various stages of hand-manufacturing. With great precision and attention to detail the frames are hand-polished, painted, decorated and assembled by a crew of 250 dedicated eyewear production experts. At each phase, they are inspected with care for highest quality assurance.

The end product is a flawless piece of art, sophisticated, comfortable, durable and flexible.

 

SNDO_logo_2013EPON Optical Group is pleased to welcome our new vendor Stormin’ Norman’s Optical Supplies. Family owned and operated since 1991, Stormin’ Norman’s has been evolving over the past 21+ years to serve its customers the way they expect to be treated. The company’s mission is to offer high quality products at the lowest prices. They don’t believe in long phone holds or many loops to get to where you need to be. They are proud to say that 99% of the orders taken are shipped the same day.  They believe that by offering lower prices and no minimums on most items that we can help your business grow. Business is a partnership, and Stormin’ Norman’s wants to be your #1 partner.  Highest Quality – Fastest Service – Lowest Prices

Stormin’ Norman’s also donates to many organizations throughout the world and in local communities. Every year, they help thousands of children and adults around the globe with many items they would not be able to afford on their own.

 

EPON Optical Group welcomes Allure Eyewear to our buying group.  Allure Eyewear is a leading designer and manufacturer of high quality, technologically advanced, ophthalmic frames and sunglasses for a variety of diverse brands.  They utilize their comprehensive expertise and team of specialized professionals to research and develop products that are innovative, on-trend and compelling to consumers across many demographics.

They are committed to growing and sustaining a socially responsible company composed of dedicated people handpicked for their talent and passion. Their goal is to deliver eyewear with style, diversity and craftsmanship of the highest standard that fulfills the individual needs, desires and aspirations of discerning customers.  Allure Eyewear carries the following brands: James Dean, Oscar de la Renta, Marilyn Monroe, TapOut, Deréon, Platinum (featuring Swarovski crystals) and multiple private label lines for their customers.  EPON Members receive a 32% discount on Allure Eyewear products.

 

 

OcuSci-logoEPON Optical Group is excited to welcome OcuSci Inc. to our buying group. OcuSci is an eye health company specializing in solutions for Dry Eye Syndrome, Macular Degeneration and preventative care for eye disease. Their products are unique and clinically proven.

OcuSci Inc. is the market leader in dry eye products offering: the most potent Omega-3 fish oil in the industry, Ultra Dry Eye TG (30% more potent than Nordic Naturals or PRN) also available in mini softgels for easy swallowing, along with the Hydro Heat Dry Eye Compress, Flexx Precision Meibomian Gland Expressor, “No Sting” lid cleanser and NanoTears Artificial Tear. In a recent study of Dry Eye patients, 100% of patients saw improvement and 80% were asymptomatic after 30 days of using Ultra Dry Eye TG (3 softgels/day) and the Dry Eye Compress for just 5 minutes per day. Best pricing introductory offer and new customer promotion for EPON members.

 

europa logo_whiteEPON Optical Group is thrilled to welcome Europa International to our buying group. Europa is one of the most dynamic eyewear manufacturers in the U.S., partnering with independent ECP’s across the country and around the globe since 1977. Committed to quality, detail, and fit, their collections offer looks to suit any style. Founded in June of 1977 by Alan and Cynthia Shapiro and headquartered in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, Europa International has proven to be one of the most dynamic eyewear and sunwear manufacturers in the United States. With steady growth each and every year, Europa has evolved from a regional distributor in the Midwest, to an international corporation selling across the United States and in more than 20 countries worldwide.

A simple business philosophy of providing customers with quality products, fair prices, and unbeatable service has propelled Europa’s ongoing success. Today, Europa has expanded that original philosophy to include a customer driven approach which focuses on satisfying the needs of every optical retailer. From designer eyewear and sunwear, to a collection designed for managed care concerns, Europa has the product, programs and desire to meet the challenges required of a valued vendor. www.europaeye.com

 

Premiere Merchant Services Logo.PNGPremier Merchant Services is the #1 choice for Eye Care Professionals with programs developed to reduce your monthly Credit Card Processing cost by 15 – 30%!  Premier Merchant Services is currently offering new EPON members FREE Equipment Upgrades so you’ll be able to accept the new Smart Cards! Get true wholesale pricing from Visa, MasterCard, Discover AND American Express on one easy to read statement, one bill!  That’s right, we are the first payment processor that can offer Amex as the same cost as VS/MC/DS all on the same bill!!!
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Modern Optical_whiteModern Optical International is “Your #1 Source for Value Eyewear!” Offering over 800 quality, on-trend styles. With prices starting under $5.00, Modern Optical frames are ideal for managed care, price specials, second pair sales, and frame/lens programs. Outstanding customer service and solid warranties make Modern Optical ECPs’ most reliable choice for value eyewear! www.modernoptical.com

Modern Optical International, based in suburban Chicago, is a family-owned business started in 1974. An industry leader in value-oriented eyewear, offering quality products for men, women, and children throughout the United States and around the world.

 

planche logo Alpha Viana inkEPON Optical Group welcomes Alpha Viana to our buying group. Established in 1996, Alpha Viana designs, manufactures, and supplies retailers with the latest trends in eye wear. Alpha Viana carries various lines suited for families with young children to those who are well into their 50s and 60s. Frames vary from classic, timeless looks to trendy and modern. With its international presence, Alpha Viana is a company in its growth stage, with well-established markets in South America, Canada and Europe. Their products are made from the materials of the highest quality titanium, stainless steel, and handmade acetate. www.alphaviana.com

 

FastGrind Logo_wht bkgndEPON Optical Group welcomes FastGrind to our buying group.  FastGrind is the world’s smallest and fastest in-office modified lens surfacing system. It enables the independent optometrist to produce digital quality progressives and other lens designs in-house. This allows them to reduce their lab bills substantially and provide exceptional customer service to their patients. FastGrind is time proven technology in use for 20 years, located in over 50 countries, and used by the U.S. Military. In addition, FastGrind has recently gained approval to qualify as an “in-house” EyeMed lab. That means you can process your EyeMed jobs in-house on your FastGrind system with the potential for improved customer service, among other benefits. We also offer other small lab equipment, lab supplies, and finished stock lenses in single vision and multifocal. www.superoptical.com

 

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EPON is proud to announce the addition of Poets Eyewear to our vendor group. Poets Eyewear is the U.S. Distributor for Area98, a young expanding firm whose distinguishing marks are constant research in innovation and bright creativity. Poets Eyewear provides opticians with unmatched frame designs from Coco Song, Genesis, Kactor, Oliviero Contini, KAOS, LaMatta, One 2 One and One Click.

Poets Eyewear is pleased to introduce our newest frame models from our Coco Song line. Coco Song is an eyewear dynasty created in Italy and inspired by exotic Asian culture. The collection features silk and real feathers with every component of these frames being hand-made to perfection. Its vibrant colors and innovative designs make every frame distinctive in its own way. This Italian masterpiece is sure to make a lasting impression on each of your clients.

 

Luzerne LogoEPON Optical Group welcomes Luzerne Optical Laboratories, Ltd, America’s Largest Family Owned & Operated Independent Full Service Laboratory.  Exclusive products to help your practice stand out from the competition and remain competitive.  Unmatched choices, specializes in processing all major brands of Digital Free-Form lenses, AR Treatments, and GP Contact lenses in-house.  Luzerne’s full-service laboratory currently employs approximately 200 people who have spent most of their lives in the optical business with a dedication to service and quality. Founder, Jack Dougherty, has always proclaimed that the lab’s employees are its greatest asset. Looking ahead, the Dougherty family is very optimistic seeing continued growth and opportunity. They will continue to look for new products, new markets and new services to help improve people’s lives. With the fine vision-enhancing products Luzerne makes, they will certainly achieve their mission and help the world see better.   www.LuzerneOptical.com

 

LenzFrenz_Logo_wht bkgrndEPON Optical Group welcomes Lenz Frenz® to our vendor group.  Lenz Frenz® develops, manufactures, and markets a line of plush animals that feature a hidden hard plastic case to store a child’s glasses or contact lenses, encouraging children to be responsible with their eyewear by teaching them to put their glasses or contacts away in a safe, fun way.  Lenz Frenz are cute and cuddly stuffed animals (available in 6 styles) that feature a hidden case to store a child’s glasses, helping them to cherish and protect their glasses. Lenz Frenz are also available in smaller size key-chain plush characters called Li’l Frenz to hold and store a contact lens case.  The goal of Lenz Frenz is to provide a non-threatening, inviting way to encourage children to accept, and even cherish, their glasses and to introduce a “friend” during a time in their lives when children may need an extra touch of comfort and love.

 

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EPON Optical Group welcomes Optometric Business Solutions (OBS) to our vendor group. OBS offers solutions to compliance and insurance billing issues facing every optometrist through individually tailored manuals including HIPAA, Employee, Fraud and Abuse, Hazard (OSHA/CDC/CLIA) Compliance and more.

 

 

liquidehr1-white bkgrndEPON Optical Group welcomes LiquidEHR to our vendor group. LiquidEHR Optometry software is an ONC-ACB CERTIFIED cutting edge electronic health record (EHR) solution with practice management system developed specifically for the Eye Care Industry.  It’s a complete system designed for speed and ease of use and includes EMR, Patient Demographics, Scheduling, Billing, ePrescribing, Electronic Insurance Filing, Optical Dispensing and much more!” Visit http://www.liquidehr.com  for more information.

 

Hilco logo_SOSEPON Optical Group welcomes Hilco®to our group of vendors. Since 1956 tens of thousands of eye care professionals have come to rely on Hilco® for smart solutions to common business problems, and for innovative products and programs that promote business growth.  The company’s extensive product range – more than 20,000 strong – and its focus on innovation, service, and value have strengthened its market position.  The company has strong market positions in professional and consumer eyewear accessories; protective eyewear – Rx Sun, Rx Sports and Rx industrial safety; and eye care products.   Hilco’s “Leader Vision Protection Eyewear” is one of our fastest growing categories.

 

OCULUS Logo300x69EPON Optical Group welcomes our first equipment manufacturer, OCULUS to our vendor group. OCULUS is an innovative manufacturer of a wide range of ophthalmic products including the Pentacam®, visual field perimeters, corneal topographers, slit-lamp cameras, pachymeters, autorefractors, keratometers, trial frames and loupes.  OCULUS products are 100% made in Germany since 1895 and fully supported in the United States.

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EPON Optical Group welcomes North Shore Computer (NSC) to our vendor group. NSC is a nation-wide technology company specializing in providing HIPAA compliant IT strategies to independent eye care providers. NSC consults and collaborates with doctors and staff for a proactive HIPAA Security Plan.

 

 

MODOlogoEPON Optical Group welcomes “MODO” as our newest frame vendor. MODO designs, manufactures and distributes a successful portfolio of house brands, designer brands and contemporary lifestyle brands. Modo drives the eyewear industry’s effort in sustainability and social responsibility.

 

 

AAlogo 10-101EPON Optical Group welcomes “A&A Optical Company” as our newest frame vendor. They offer the ultimate selection of premium eyewear with nine established collections. A&A is dedicated to delivering the most innovative products and exceptional customer service.