'60 Minutes' Segment Prompts Call to Action and Transitions Marks WSD on VisionMonday.com


NEW YORK—Focal Point Optician’s David Salk crafted a pointed letter about the issues raised by the Oct. 7 “60 Minutes” segment on Luxottica titled “Sticker Shock: Why Are Glasses So Expensive?,” writing, “There was great disservice done to the industry by this piece of ‘investigative journalism’ by ’60 Minutes.’ [The show] failed to acknowledge the important place of the designers, factories and small independent optical professionals who are providing consumers with eyewear that brings great pleasure to their lives.”

Salk has also started a petition on Change.org, calling on other independents to add their signatures to the points raised in his letter. Read his post and link to the petition.

In other news on VisionMonday.com, Transitions Optical marked World Sight Day yesterday by setting the Guinness World Record for the ‘World’s Largest Photo Mosaic.’ The record-breaking photo mosaic was assembled in Tampa, Fla. by Transitions employees and volunteers from the Tampa Bay area. Go to A Greater Vision on Visionmonday.com for a look at the mosaic—consisting of 176,750 individual photographs and measuring 21,479 square feet in size— it makes up one singular, recognizable image, a globe surrounded by an eye.