Australia Interested in Made in Italy

By Staff
Friday, May 22, 2015 12:25 AM With three outlets in Toowoomba, Roma and Emerald, Chas Sankey Fraser is one of the leading optometrists in Australia. Set up over eighty years ago by Charles Sankey Fraser, it now has twelve collaborators.

World Council of Optometry Moves to American Optometric Association Headquarters

By Staff
Friday, May 22, 2015 12:24 AM ST. LOUIS—The World Council of Optometry (WCO) announced Wed., May 20, 2015, that the organization will move its offices from London to the American Optometric Association’s (AOA) headquarters here.

Sergei Grinko Is Ready for Eyewear

By Staff
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 12:25 AM Rich with artistic references to Russia, the country of his birth, the luxurious style of designer Sergei Grinko is unmistakable. A distinctive feature is also 3D achieved with drops of resin and crystals which, as he said in an exclusive interview with WMIDO, will be the characterizing elements of his upcoming eyewear. More

ECPs Can Play Key Role in Re-Engaging Patients with Chronic Conditions Into Care, UHC Study Says

By Staff
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 12:24 AM MINNETONKA, Minn.—A new UnitedHealthcare study shows that 57 percent of patients with chronic conditions who receive a comprehensive eye exam became re-engaged with a primary care physician or specialist in managing their ongoing illness. In addition, the study also showed that employers that adopt integrated eye health and medical benefits, along with health and wellness programs, may improve employee well-being and reduce medical costs.

Leonardo Del Vecchio Gifts Luxottica’s Italy Employees Shares to Celebrate Birthday

By Staff
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 12:23 AM MILAN—Luxottica Group S.p.A. (MTA: LUX; NYSE: LUX) has announced the gifting of free treasury shares of the company to the group’s employees in Italy in honor of founder and chairman Leonardo Del Vecchio’s 80th birthday.

New Vision Council Report Says Sunglasses are a Must for UV Protection

By Staff
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 12:21 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—More than one in four American adults are risking serious eye damage through exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, according to a new report from The Vision Council, “Protection for the Naked Eye: Sunglasses as a Health Necessity.”

April 2015 Optical Business Barometer Rating Shows Slight Decrease From March 2015, Increase From Previous Years

By Jamie Wilson
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 3:00 PM NEW YORK—The latest Optical Business Barometer (OBB) report from Jobson Optical Research, which gauges the attitudes about their business and their business outlook among independent eyecare professionals, shows that the overall optical business rating for April 2015 decreased slightly to 3.83 from a March 2015 rating of 3.84.

Acquisitions and Organic Growth Propel VM’s Top 50 to Record $11B in Sales

By Staff
Monday, May 18, 2015 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday released its annual ranking of the Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers today, which cumulatively reached a record $11 billion in sales for calendar year 2014. In addition to good sales performance, the estimates and movements on the VM Top 50 chart also reflect an influx of private equity capital that propelled several leading eyewear and eyecare groups forward.

A Color Palette by Daniel Libeskind

By Staff
Monday, May 18, 2015 12:25 AM Daniel Libeskind, an eclectic international figure in architecture and city planning, has designed a new collection of colors for Oikos. The collaboration began with the idea that color is an essential element of design. This shared understanding brought them together also for the Fuorisalone in Milan, with Future Flowers, a composition specifically designed by Libeskind. More

Shamir Insight Inc. Joins the Think About Your Eyes Campaign

By Staff
Monday, May 18, 2015 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Shamir Insight Inc. is the latest industry partner to support Think About Your Eyes, a national public awareness campaign that educates consumers on the benefits of vision health.

Top 10 and Mass Merchants Shares Stable

By John Sailer
Monday, May 18, 2015 12:09 AM