Glimpse Into a Modern Manufactory

By Catherine Wolinski
Friday, September 26, 2014 10:30 AM As evidenced in VM’s "A Day in the Life of Optical,"  there are places, processes and pieces of the optical industry that one might never know existed had they not looked for them or been a part of their production.

Luxury Optical Holdings Acquires Robert Marc Eyewear

By Staff
Monday, September 15, 2014 7:45 AM LAS VEGAS—Last week, on Friday Sept. 12, 2014, Luxury Optical Holdings (LOH) acquired privately held, luxury eyewear company, Robert Marc Eyewear and its wholesale and retail subsidiaries.

Warby Parker Continues Its Brick-and-Mortar Expansion With New L.A. Store

By Staff
Monday, September 15, 2014 12:15 AM LOS ANGELES— Warby Parker, the eyewear e-tailing brand continues adding brick-and-mortar locations in select markets across the U.S. with the addition of its first freestanding store on the West Coast.

A Day in the Life... Optical Across America

By Staff
Monday, September 15, 2014 12:01 AM At Vision Monday, we see how vast and manifold the optical industry is every single day, but outside of a trade show, like this month’s Vision Expo West in Las Vegas, the rest of the industry is rarely afforded the same privilege.

Vision Expo West 2014 Provides Platform for Events, Networking

By Staff
Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00 AM LAS VEGAS—As show organizers put the finishing touches on preparations for International Vision Expo & Conference, the event is shaping up to be a popular gathering destination and idea-sharing headquarters for eyecare professionals with more than 50 individual events scheduled from Sept. 17 – 20.

Exotic and Luxury Frames, Equipment, to Be Auctioned in American Optical Services/MacKeyser Bankruptcy

By Staff
Friday, September 12, 2014 12:27 AM LAS VEGAS—Luxury eyewear valued as high as $30,000, optical equipment, and more will be auctioned from among the assets of the bankrupt MacKeyser Holdings/American Optical Services.

The Vision Council Announces 2015 Executive Summit Agenda and Featured Speakers

By Staff
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council has announced the agenda and featured speaker lineup for its 2015 Executive Summit—an exclusive event filled with executive-level networking, leadership development, economic trend reporting and the latest business strategies.

Luxottica New Co-CEO Could be Selected Within Weeks

By Staff
Friday, September 05, 2014 12:33 AM NEW YORK—Following Luxottica Group S.p.A.’s introduction of a new co-CEO management, in an exclusive interview, VMail has learned that the other co-CEO of Markets could be selected within weeks.

HAL Investment Firm Preparing IPO of Its GrandVision Optical Retail Business

By Staff
Friday, September 05, 2014 12:30 AM AMSTERDAM— HAL Holding NV (HAL), an investment firm based in Curacao and Monaco, said it is preparing an initial public offering of its Dutch optical retail business GrandVision. At the end of 2013, GrandVision operated more than 4,904 own, franchise or associate stores in 41 countries across Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Asia.

Warby Parker to Open Corporate Office in Nashville

By Staff
Friday, September 05, 2014 12:24 AM NASHVILLE—Warby Parker, the eyewear e-tailing brand with a growing brick-and-mortar presence in select markets throughout the U.S., announced this week that it would open a second corporate office in Nashville to augment its headquarters operation in New York City.

Cavatorta Says Luxottica’s Strategy On Track, Company to Re-examine ROI

By Staff
Monday, September 01, 2014 2:14 PM MILAN—Following Luxottica’s announcement of a new co-CEO structure and the departure of Andrea Guerra, new CEO Enrico Cavatorta reiterated the company’s strategic direction remains constant.

Luxottica Sets New Co-CEO Model, Guerra to Leave, Cavatorta Named CEO Corporate, Interim CEO Markets

By Staff
Monday, September 01, 2014 10:30 AM MILAN—Following a board meeting here today, Luxottica Group S.p.A. (NYSE: LUX; MTA: LUX), announced the introduction of a new management structure based on a co-CEO model, one focused on Markets and the other dedicated to Corporate Functions.

September Sports Eye Safety and Injury Prevention Month Begins

By Staff
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:33 AM NEW YORK—Health organizations throughout the U.S. are recognizing September as “Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month” and “Sports Eye Injury Prevention Awareness Month.”