North America Helped Drive Record Year for Luxottica in FY 2014

By Staff
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 12:25 AM MILAN— Luxottica Group (NYSE: LUX) reported record net sales and profits for fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 2014.

Rye&Lye Capsule Collection With Murano Glass

By Staff
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 12:25 AM Glasses are increasingly becoming artistic objects. The exclusive capsule collection Rye&Lye is presenting at Mido 2015 is an example: three models that feature an exquisite Murano glass insert on the temples. More

New Speakers Set for VM Summit: Futurist Michael Rogers and Experts in Vision Technology and Retailing

By Staff
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:33 AM NEW YORK—Futurist Michael Rogers, an award-winning journalist known for his reporting in The New York Times and MSNBC, will bring his entertaining and common-sense vision of change for business and individuals to Vision Monday’s upcoming 9th Global Leadership Summit, the event’s organizers announced today.

LegitScript Launches iCareRx Online Optical Retailing Certification Program

By Staff
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:27 AM PORTLAND, Ore.—LegitScript launched an online optical retailing certification program today that the internet compliance firm developed in conjunction with members of several U.S. professional vision-related associations and leading optical retailers and suppliers, as first reported by VMail, Nov. 24, 2014.

Visual Health: A Key Tool for a Better Life

By Staff
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:25 AM The new president of Eurom, Bernhard Nuesser, revealed exclusively to WMIDO present and future plans of the European association that represents the interests of manufacturers in the precision mechanical and optical industries. More

TearScience Names Joseph Boorady CEO

By Staff
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:24 AM MORRISVILLE, N.C.— TearScience, a privately held medical device company, has named Joseph Boorady president and CEO. Dr. Boorady joins TearScience from Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc. where he was senior vice president of U.S. sales, marketing, and customer service for all medical products.

Safilo Names Kevin Hyland New North American Sport Channel Commercial Leader

By Staff
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:21 AM PADUA, ITALY— Safilo Group has appointed Kevin Hyland as North American sport channel sales leader. Hyland will be responsible for channel sales of the Group’s sports and outdoor lifestyle brands like Suncloud by Polaroid, Smith Optics and future brands in this segment, the company said.

ECPs Rethink E-Commerce

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:10 AM A few years ago, to mention online sales of eyewear would likely light a fire in an optician’s eye or rouse the ire of an independent optometrist or dampen the mood of a regional or national optical retailer of some size.

New Program Will Certify and Monitor Internet Rx Eyeglass Sellers

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:09 AM PORTLAND, Ore.— As Vision Monday reported last year, members of several U.S. professional vision-related associations and leading optical retailers and suppliers have been spearheading a project to develop standardized voluntary certification of online optical retailers in conjunction with international certification organization, LegitScript ( based here and in Dublin, Ireland.

Iristocracy Engages ECPs to Be Part of the Online Eyewear Experience

By Marge Axlerad
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:08 AM The role of the ECP has always been part of the original vision for Iristocracy, an online fashion and accessories style retailer.

DITTO Does It: Eyewear Quizzes, Eyewear-For-Rent and Licensing Options

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:07 AM From the get-go, DITTO has been a unique presence in the online eyewear space. Founder Kate Doerksen had set out to create and redefine the experience of buying eyewear and since the site’s inception a lot of new ideas have come to the fore.

Drs. Eyecare Offers Online Ordering Convenience and Modern Ways to Reach Patients

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:06 AM BURLINGTON, N.J.—Working with MyEyeStore to develop an online store, Robert Levy, OD, owner of Drs. Eyecare Center in Burlington, N.J. has seen the most success in his online shop with contact lenses, since this 22-year-old practice activated it over a year ago.

An Online Web Store Expands an MD’s Dispensary Presentation to Patients

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:05 AM JOHNSON CITY, Tenn.—After practicing ophthalmology for 10 years, Donny Reeves, MD, owner of Reeves Eye Institute in Johnson City, Tenn., decided it was time to add an optical dispensary to his business.

The Hashtag Army: Millennials Online

By Deirdre Carroll
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:04 AM NEW YORK If you’ve been following along with VM’s Millennial Project, you already know that Millennials (people currently aged 18-34) are the first generation of “Digital Natives.”

I Got My GenEYE on You

By James J. Spina
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:02 AM GenEYE is waiting for YOU with the brightest eyes in your biz.