GlassesUSA.com Closes on $12.5 Million to Expand Globally

By Staff
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 12:30 AM TEL-AVIV—Online optical retailer, GlassesUSA.com has closed on $12.5 million in new financing led by Viola Private Equity, a member of the Viola Group.

40 Years of Activity for King Giorgio

By Staff
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 12:25 AM To celebrate its 40th anniversary, on March 16 the Giorgio Armani atelier launched the website armani.com/atribute and hashtag #Atribute on all its social networks. For 40 weeks, the site will have special contents linked to the story behind the label and king Giorgio’s vision of style. In parallel with the website, the atelier’s social networks will also be part of this celebration with the frequent publication of specific contents focusing on particular themes. More

FDA Adds One Company and Removes Another From its Red List

By Staff
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated its Import Alert 86-07 by adding the Chinese company, Wenzhou N&A Foreign Trade Corp. and removing Chao Zhou Kai Tai (Kui Hu) Optical Mfg. Co., also a Chinese company from its list, according to an announcement from The Vision Council.

VuePoint, Jobson Research and Summit Strategy Group Collaborate to Bring Market Research Services to Canada

By Staff
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 12:21 AM TORONTO, Ontario and NEW YORK—A new three-party collaboration among Jobson Optical Research Group and Canadian firms VuePoint IDS and Summit Strategy Group will soon launch advanced marketing research services for the Canadian optical and vision care markets.

Luxottica Named Among Top 10 Specialty Retailers for Customer Service and Satisfaction

By Staff
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 12:18 AM RANDOLPH, N.J.—Luxottica Group tied for eighth place among the Top 10 Specialty Retailers for 2015 selected by RIS News, a business magazine for the retail community.

Contact Lens Pricing Battle Decided in Utah, Garners National Attention With Litigation and Proposed Bills

By Staff
Monday, March 30, 2015 12:30 AM SALT LAKE CITY—Friday afternoon, Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert signed into law the “Contact Lens Consumer Protection Act,” which bans contact lens manufacturers from utilizing Unilateral Product Pricing (UPP).

Kering Eyewear to Debut Its First Eyewear Collections Later This Year

By Staff
Monday, March 30, 2015 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Kering Eyewear, which is in the midst of establishing its own, direct worldwide eyewear business as a division of the major luxury and sport lifestyle group, Kering, will focus on nine of the Kering Group's portfolio of 22 designer and sport brands.

Debut of SEE With Mido

By Staff
Monday, March 30, 2015 12:25 AM For the third year running, eyewear will star at Fuorisalone, the fringe event scheduled from April 14 through 19 during Design Week in Milan. Making its debut for the occasion is the new format, SEE with Mido – See Extraordinary Eyewear, at Showroom 31 in Cortile dell’Opificio 31, Via Tortona, the heart of Tortona Design Week. More

The Optometric Society Releases ‘Eye Before See’ Brochure to Promote Comprehensive Eye Exams

By Staff
Monday, March 30, 2015 12:21 AM LA JOLLA, Calif.—The Optometric Society has released the “Eye Before See” brochure to help promote the organization’s public awareness campaign emphasizing the importance of having a comprehensive eye exam instead of just a refraction.

February 2015 Optical Business Barometer Rating Shows Slight Decrease From January 2015

By Staff
Friday, March 27, 2015 12:30 AM NEW YORK—The latest Optical Business Barometer (OBB) report from Jobson Optical Research shows that the overall optical business rating for February 2015 decreased slightly to 3.81 from a January 2015 rating of 3.88.

Hong Kong Thinks Positively

By Staff
Friday, March 27, 2015 12:25 AM How is the Hong Kong market coping with the recession that has affected Europe and the U.S. for some years now? We asked David Chow, President of the Hong Kong Optical Manufacturers Association (HKOMA). Read his comments in this Q&A. More

Casey Appointed to Walman Board; Bassett Elected Chair of the Board

By Staff
Friday, March 27, 2015 12:24 AM MINNEAPOLIS—Walman announced today that Lynn Casey has joined its board of directors.

Services to be Held for John Enright, Co-Founder, Perferx Optical

By Staff
Friday, March 27, 2015 12:21 AM DALTON, Mass.—Services will be held today for John Enright, 79, co-founder of Perferx Optical Co., who passed away on March 22 here.

Message in a Portal

By John Sailer
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 11:30 AM Enlivened by the digital age, regional optical retailers are moving from the traditional to the electronic, linking both to have far greater impact than either alone.

Loyalty is a Two-Way Street for Co/op Optical’s Owner, WCE, LLC

By John Sailer
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 10:00 AM DETROIT—It seems that optical groups in the Detroit area are getting a lot of attention these days. Perhaps that's because in a city that is infamous for its recent economic woes, the various optical retail chains that serve this market are not only surviving but thriving, remodeling and adding locations at a healthy pace.
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