ClearVision Racks Up Company Awards

For the third consecutive year, ClearVision Optical has been named one of 2017’s Best Companies to Work for in New York State. Created ten years ago, these annual awards recognize the best employers in the state of New York.  To be considered for participation, ClearVision had to fulfill specific eligibility requirements and then complete a … [Read more...]

Signet Armorlite Launches KODAK Lens Location in St. Louis

CARLSBAD, CA (February, 2017) -- Signet Armorlite, Inc. announces the next strategic phase of its US retail initiative with the launch of KODAK Lens| Eye Deology Vision in the St. Louis, MO metro area. The KODAK Lens retail initiative provides independent eyecare professionals (iECPs) that are committed to dispensing KODAK Lenses with the … [Read more...]

Modern Optical Appoints Director of Sales Development

Roselle, IL. – Value eyewear leader Modern Optical International announces that Chris Millet has been named to its senior management team as Director of Sales Development. In this newly created position, Millet will develop, plan, and execute sales strategies. Millet brings over two decades of optical experience to Modern Optical. In past roles, he … [Read more...]

HOYA Acquires 3M Safety Prescription Business

Acquisition provides HOYA Vision Care access to an important new market Uithoorn, The Netherlands, December 6, 2016 – HOYA Vision Care, a division of HOYA Group (HOYA) today announced a definitive agreement to acquire the safety prescription eyewear business of 3M. This safety prescription eyewear business is an industry leader with over 90 … [Read more...]

A&A Optical Celebrates Make A Difference Day

In celebration of Make a Difference Day which is October 22 of every year A&A Optical employees spent the day volunteering at The Legacy Willow Bend. In recent years, A&A Optical has made it a tradition to incorporate social initiatives into the company culture by volunteering and serving the community, on A&A Service Days. On … [Read more...]

Prevent Blindness x Liberty Sport Launch Performance Vision Award

In recognition of leading Independent Eye Care Professionals who are committed to reducing preventable eye injuries in both active youth and adults, Prevent Blindness, Liberty Sport, and Dr. Alan Reichow, OD, Med, FAAO, announce the new “Performance Vision Center” Award program. This program recognizes a commitment to “Protecting and Enhancing … [Read more...]

Santinelli Continues To Participate in Habitat For Humanity

October, 2016, Hauppauge, NY – The associates and their families at Santinelli International continue to “give back” to the community, having participating in the company’s sixth Habitat for Humanity home build on October 8, 2016. Alongside the home owner, a disabled Army veteran named Youlanda, our team helped with the demo work inside the house … [Read more...]

Why The Think About Your Eyes Campaign Is Good For ECP’s

As online sales have grown, the one factor that is missing is the importance of eye health, specifically an annual eye exam. The best way to get the word  out is directly to the consumer, which is why this is such great news for eyecare professionals, that The Vision Council will be contributing $3 Million to the Think About Your Eyes … [Read more...]

Wiley X Supports 2015 World Sight Day

Protective eyewear innovator Wiley X®, Inc. has joined Optometry Giving Sight and the World Sight Day Challenge Coalition to support important eye health initiatives and projects designed to help those who are needlessly blind or vision impaired.  The lynchpin of this ongoing international campaign is World Sight Day, which this year falls on … [Read more...]

PUPIL Launches Eyewear Line, On-Demand Mobile Optician Services

The race is on with mobile eye exams. Now new company PUPIL has announced the debut of its new Rx eyewear line and addition of optical on-demand mobile services. After the successful launch of mobile eye exams back in April of this year, the company will expand services to offer complimentary custom frame fittings and try-ons at a time and location … [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...]

Disabilities & Store Design

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and a good time to review how compliant is your office to the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population has some sort of disability that requires accommodations in retail locations. Add to that the fact that more than 70 million Americans will be over … [Read more...]

Vision Ease Launches Fast Changing Photochromic Lens

September, 2016 – VISION EASE, a global ophthalmic lens marketer and manufacturer, has launched a new line of photochromic lenses at the 2016 Vision Expo West in Las Vegas. The new VISION EASE Photochromic Lens line offers faster activation and fadeback in addition to providing clearer indoor and darker outdoor performances than other photochromic … [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...]

Transitions® Lenses On Project Runway

Show to air on Lifetime on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 9 p.m. EST September, 2016 – This Fall, the adaptive lens technology of Transitions® lenses will be making its debut on one of the most well-known fashion runways in America. Airing on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 9 p.m. EST, Transitions lenses will be featured in a design challenge on Lifetime’s … [Read more...]