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.
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
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
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).
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Friday, March 27, 2015 12:24 AM
announced today that Lynn Casey has joined its board of directors.
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.
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.
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.