National Sunglasses Day 2019 Garnered Over 1.2 Billion Impressions

By Staff
Friday, July 19, 2019 10:12 AM National Sunglasses Day tops 1 billion impressions, another partnership for Eyecare Services Partners, J&J reports solid 2Q, Vision Monday issues Most Influential Women report and Expo West to offer diverse CE program all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Eyecare Services Partners Agrees to ‘Partnership’ With Eye Surgery Associates

By Staff
Friday, July 19, 2019 10:09 AM DALLAS—Eyecare Services Partners Management has entered into a “strategic partnership” with Eye Surgery Associates (ESA), one of the leading comprehensive eyecare providers in South Florida.

Johnson & Johnson Reports Solid 2Q 2019 Results

By Staff
Friday, July 19, 2019 10:06 AM NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.—Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) posted solid results for the period ending June 30, 2019. The health care giant reported net earnings of $5,607 million for the second quarter versus $3,954 million in the year-ago period, a 41.8 percent increase. Sales totaled $20,562 million compared with $20,830 year ago, a 1.3 percent dip. However, adjusted operational sales, excluding the net impact of acquisitions and divestitures, rose 3.7 percent. "We delivered solid second-quarter underlying sales growth and strong earnings growth that enables us to make investments in innovation to accelerate performance in each of our businesses," said Alex Gorsky, chairman and CEO.

Meet the #Achievers—VM's Most Influential Women in Optical 2019

By Staff
Friday, July 19, 2019 10:03 AM NEW YORK—This week, Vision Monday announced its roster of #Achievers, women from throughout the business and profession who were nominated and selected by VM's editors as 2019’s "Most Influential Women in Optical." This special program, now in its 17th year, is eagerly awaited by VM readers. This diverse group consists of executives, sales and marketing professionals, ECPs, administrators, researchers and teachers. This eclectic mix is emblematic of the broad reach of women in our industry and indicative of how deeply they are embedded in its fabric.

Vision Expo West Offers Diversified Education Content at 2019 Show

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Friday, July 19, 2019 10:00 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—New education at Vision Expo West 2019 will offer attendees a wide range of tracks, courses, workshops and competitions featuring the latest in leadership, marketing, patient care and more with real-time planning and interactive demonstrations. With over 300 hours of educational content available at the upcoming Las Vegas conference and exhibition, attendees will have the opportunity to fulfill multiple aspects of their professional aspirations.

The Trail Running Tailor Made Sunglasses

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Friday, July 19, 2019 12:25 AM Rudy Project is proud to exclusively unveil at the La Sportiva Lavaredo Ultra Trail Rydon Running, the all new sunglasses developed for the running disciplines.

Nicox Reports Rise in Net Revenue for 2Q 2019

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Friday, July 19, 2019 12:18 AM SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France—International ophthalmology company Nicox (Euronext Paris: FR0013018124, COX) reported net revenue of €5.2 million in the second quarter ending June 30, 2019 versus €0.2 million in the second quarter of 2018. The Nicox Group had cash and cash equivalents of €17.3 million as compared with €23.5 million at March 31, 2019 and €22.1 million as of Dec. 31, 2018. These cash and cash equivalents do not include the €2 million upfront payment from Ocumension nor the $3 million milestone payment from Eyevance received in July, the company said.

Eyecare Services Partners Agrees to ‘Strategic Partnership’ With Florida’s Eye Surgery Associates

By Staff
Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:27 AM DALLAS—Eyecare Services Partners Management has entered into a “strategic partnership” with Eye Surgery Associates (ESA), one of the leading comprehensive eyecare providers in South Florida.

opti to Get a New Home Starting in 2021

By Staff
Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:25 AM In 2021, 2023 and 2025 opti will be held at the Messe Stuttgart. The reason: in these odd years, Fairground Munich is only able to give opti exhibitors a narrow window of time in which to construct their stands due to the BAU, the world’s leading trade fair for architecture, materials and systems taking place beforehand.

Eyecare Services Partners Agrees to ‘Strategic Partnership’ with Florida’s Eye Surgery Associates

By Staff
Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:24 AM DALLAS—Eyecare Services Partners Management has entered into a “strategic partnership” with Eye Surgery Associates (ESA), one of the leading comprehensive eyecare providers in South Florida.

Finding Inspiration From The Shopkeepers

By Staff
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 10:00 AM NEW YORK—Plant shops? Bakeries? Interior furnishings? Jewelry? Eyewear retailers who are always in search of novel ways to display and design their presentations of frames, sunwear and other optical accessories and would be well-served to find inspiration and design ideas from The Shopkeepers. A beautiful website, The Shopkeepers also manage a distinctive and expansive social media presence, showcasing shops and vignettes from the U.S. and around the world on Instagram, Facebook and a range of amazing and colorful boards on Pinterest.

Eyes on Trade in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

By Staff
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 7:00 AM Eyes on Trade celebrates its one year birthday.

Independents Gear Up for the Back to School Season

By Staff
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 7:00 AM NEW YORK—We may still be in the heat of summer, but there’s no doubt that the hustle and bustle of the back to school season is beginning to pick up pace. As parents and kids prepare to head back to the classroom, independent ECPs and brands are also preparing in their own way. For many kids, heading back to school for the year also means it’s time for their annual eye exam—and for a fun new pair of glasses to kick off the new school year. For ECPs, that means more appointments and brand new stock to celebrate the back to school season. Here, we’ve rounded up some of the ways independent brands and ECPs are already getting set up to head back to school.

7th Edition of DaTE Is Ready to Open

By Staff
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 12:25 AM DaTE, the event dedicated to avant-garde eyewear, is scheduled to open Saturday, September 21 at the Leopolda of Firenze exhibition center.

Finding Your Niche in New York With Brooklyn’s Indie Sunny Eye Shop

By Gwendolyn Plummer
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 12:10 AM NEW YORK—New York is one of those cities where they say only the strong survive. And while that kind of thinking might be a little dramatic, it does have some hints of truth. After all, New York is busy all the time—there’s places to go, people to see, and exorbitant rent to pay. It can be hard to make it in New York—but for Sunny Eye Shop, an independent practice located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, there’s no better place to be.