Berthet-Bondet, the French eyewear company, reduced its revenues by 3 percent to 9.88 million euros in the 6 months ended Feb. 28, but there was a certain stability on a comparable basis, excluding the sale of Aria Diffusion back to De Rigo. In the year ended last Aug. 30, the company's consolidated sales had risen by 22 percent to 22,141,000 euros, but the company still suffered a net loss of e1,103,000, down from e6,783,000 in the previous year. Special charges were generated by the launch of the new Thierry Mugler and Christian Lacroix lines and by the start-up of a new plastic frame decoration plant and a sales subsidiary in Italy. The company is laying some personnel to reduce its cost base. Sales are expected to grow again next year, with the new European Nikon eye frame business contributing revenues of e2-3 million in the first year.