Think About Your Eyes Campaign Expands Leadership

Jon Torrey Named Executive Director, Dana Fairbanks Joins as Marketing Consultant Alexandria, VA (September, 2016) - The national Think About Your Eyes campaign, which is celebrating a year of growth both within the industry and impact on public awareness, announced two staffing changes, effective immediately. Jon Torrey, previously the … [Read more...]

Modern Optical Announces Passing of Yale F. Weissman

Roselle, IL – With great sadness, Modern Optical International announces today the passing of its beloved Co-Founder and Chairman, Yale F. Weissman on September 18, 2016. Yale was a dedicated family man whose entrepreneurial spirit and charm was well known in the optical industry. Born in Chicago in 1939, Yale honed his sales skills in his early … [Read more...]

Snopes: Luxottica

Interesting article on Snopes about Luxottica owning 80% of the optical Industry. Do they really own it? You can see our response here on Evil Empires and Monopolies  http://www.snopes.com/does-luxottica-own-80-of-the-eyeglass-industry/ … [Read more...]

Essilor Launches Flashframes.com

FlashFrames.com Lets Consumers Get the Fashionable Frames They Want in Three Simple Steps Mobile website serves up sunglasses for each and every budget. DALLAS, Sept., 2016- It's happened to everyone. You see a stranger sporting a stylish pair of sunglasses or eyeglasses on the street or on Instagram that you can't stop thinking about. You … [Read more...]

The Vision Council’s Announces Directors Choice Award

Alexandria, VA (July, 2016) – The Lab Division of The Vision Council announced the industry veterans who will be recognized during the Directors’ Choice Award and 17th Annual Lab Division Hall of Fame celebration on Wednesday, September 14 in conjunction with the Lab Division Meeting and International Vision Expo West. The Division has named … [Read more...]

Americans to Row Across the Atlantic Ocean Wearing Rudy Project

Rudy Project, Italian manufacturers of award-winning sunglasses, prescription eyewear and helmets, have partnered with James Caple and Cindy Way in their attempt to become the first-ever American pair to row successfully from Cape Cod, Massachusetts to Dingle, Ireland. This historical endeavor, also referred to as the 1,000 Leagues Project, will be … [Read more...]

Vision-Ease Expands Global Sales and Marketing

RAMSEY, MINN. (April, 2016) – VISION EASE announces three new sales and marketing appointments to enhance its global customer relationships and communications. Grady Lenski was promoted to Chief Marketing Officer, Steve Reiman hired as Vice President of Sales, North America, and David George promoted to Senior Director, North America Key Accounts … [Read more...]

Optical Women Honors Downes and Englert At VEE 16

DALLAS, TX – March, 2016 - The Optical Women’s Association (OWA) will be honoring Sue Downes, CEO of MyEyeDr. as the recipient of the 2016 Pleiades Award, and Ann E. Englert, owner and sole proprietor of Solutions as the Pyxis award honoree at two special events in New York during Vision Expo East, the OWA Champagne Breakfast and the OWA Star Award … [Read more...]

ClearVision Optical Receives Economic Development Council Award

Hauppauge, NY – February 2016 – Optical industry leader ClearVision Optical recently received a Regional Economic Development Council Award from the New York State Department of Labor to support the company’s training and process improvement efforts. Made on behalf of the Governor’s Regional Economic Development Councils (REDCs) and Consolidated … [Read more...]

Hoya Acquires Nexus Vision Group

HOYA Vision Care announced the acquisition of Nexus Vision Group, LLC and its affiliated laboratory partners in five states. Nexus is headquartered in Grove City, OH. “This acquisition expands HOYA’s US footprint, establishes a greater local presence and allows us to better serve our customers,” said Barney Dougher, President of HOYA Vision Care, … [Read more...]

Eyecare Winners And Losers In 2015

I am very proud to be in the optical business and feel that our industry provides such a great gift. The Gift Of Sight. It is always disappointing to find members of our community that abuse and give our optical industry a bad image. Please note that this is only for the USA and does not include international eyecare professionals. Fortunately … [Read more...]

Vision Council Announces Publication of New ANSI Z80.1 For 2015

*The Vision Council Announces Publication of ANSI Z80.1–2015, Prescription Ophthalmic Lenses - Recommendations *Alexandria, VA (December, 2015)* – The Vision Council  as the Secretariat Administrator for Accredited Standards Committee Z80 is pleased to announce the publication by ANSI of the 2015 revision of Standard Z80.1, Prescription … [Read more...]

ClearVision’s Dilli Dalli Photo Contest To Share On Facebook Page

ClearVision Introduces Photo Contest, DilliDalliKids Encourages patients & ECPS to share on the Dilli Dalli Facebook page Hauppauge, NY – Dec, 2015 –* Eyewear industry leader ClearVision Optical http://www.cvoptical.com introduces its latest photo-driven social contest, #DilliDalliKids, for its Dilli Dalli customers and their patients. Held … [Read more...]

Assistant Attorney General Rules in Favour of Adlens in Arizona Landmark Case

The Assistant Attorney General has ruled in favour of Adlens®, the global leader in adjustable focus eyewear, in a landmark case that will permit the sale of adjustable focus eyewear without the need of a prescription in Arizona. The case against Adlens was initiated when the Arizona State Board of Dispensing Opticians questioned whether Adlens’ … [Read more...]

Silhouette x Adidas Eyewear x Digital Eye Lab Launch Adidas Performance Rx Program

NEW YORK – Renowned eyewear company Silhouette International, manufacturer of adidas eyewear, has partnered with award-winning Digital Eye Lab (DEL) to launch a unique program for eye care professionals (ECPs). Entitled ADIDAS PERFORMANCE RX, the program will enable ECPs carrying adidas sports performance product to place orders more efficiently … [Read more...]