Warby Parker Continues its Brick-and-Mortar Expansion With New Locations in San Francisco and Chicago

By Staff
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 12:21 AM NEW YORK— Warby Parker, the eyewear e-tailing brand based here with a growing brick-and-mortar presence in select markets throughout the country, has launched two more physical locations within one week, one in San Francisco and the other in Chicago.

Online Optical Retailing Certification Program in the Works

By Staff
Monday, November 24, 2014 12:24 AM PORTLAND, Ore.—Members of several U.S. vision-related associations and retailers and suppliers are spearheading a project to develop standardized voluntary certification of online optical retailers with LegitScript.

Visionworks Warns 75,000 Customers of Lost Database Server

By Staff
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:21 AM ANNAPOLIS, Md.—Visionworks is notifying as many as 75,000 of the national retail chain’s customers that it has learned of an incident that may involve personal information of individuals who received services at its Jennifer Square, Annapolis, Md., location.

VSP Vision Care Adds Pearle Vision to Provider Network

By Staff
Monday, November 10, 2014 2:00 PM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.— VSP Vision Care has entered into an agreement with Pearle Vision, a division of Luxottica Retail, to provide VSP members access to Pearle Vision stores throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico as VSP network providers.

Shopko Optical Launches Online Exclusive Asher & Ivy Eyewear Collection

By Staff
Monday, November 10, 2014 12:24 AM GREEN BAY, Wis.— Shopko Optical has introduced its new Asher & Ivy eyewear collection available exclusively for purchase online. Described in a company statement as having “hipster attitude and a bit of geek chic,” the Shopko original eyewear line went live online on the company’s updated website last week.

FYidoctors to Merge With Marchand Giguère Group in Quebec

By Staff
Thursday, November 06, 2014 9:30 AM CALGARY, ALBERTA, Canada— FYidoctors, one of Canada’s largest eyecare providers based here, and Marchand Giguère Group, an optometry business located in Quebec, have agreed to merge.

Luxottica Reports Strong Retail and Wholesale Q3

By Staff
Friday, October 31, 2014 12:23 AM MILAN, Italy— Luxottica Group (NYSE: LUX) reported strong sales in its wholesale and retail sectors for the third fiscal quarter, ending Sept. 30.

Luxottica Reports Strong Retail and Wholesale Q3, Officially Confirms Two Co-CEOS, Names New CFO

By Staff
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 4:05 PM MILAN—Against the backdrop of a strong third fiscal quarter, which saw increases in the company’s retail and wholesale division, worldwide, Luxottica Group said its board of directors, today, upon the chairman Leonardo Del Vecchio’s recent proposal, entrusted Massimo Vian, on an interim basis, with all executive responsibilities until Adil Mehboob-Khan joins Luxottica as co-CEO.

Visionworks Sponsors ‘Project Runway All Stars The Better Look Sweeptakes’

By Staff
Monday, October 27, 2014 12:21 AM SAN ANTONIO—National eyewear retailer, Visionworks is sponsoring the “Project Runway All Stars The Better Look Sweepstakes” in partnership with Lifetime’s hit television series Project Runway All Stars.

Luxottica Names P&G Exec As Its New Co-CEO for Markets

By Staff
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 1:23 PM MILAN, Italy— Luxottica Group S.p.A. (NYSE: LUX; MTA: LUX) announced today that Group chairman, Leonardo Del Vecchio, presented the profile of Adil Mehboob-Khan, as candidate for the role of co-CEO for Markets, to the company’s board of directors which met here today.

Corporate Optometry Reports Meeting Packs in the Audience and Information

By Staff
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:01 AM LAS VEGAS—National and regional optical retailers and other industry executives attended the Alcon-sponsored Corporate Optometry Reports (COR) Meeting, which presented trends impacting today’s optical business in a half-day session on Sept. 17, at the Venetian.

Optical Women’s Association Networking Event at Expo

By Staff
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:01 AM LAS VEGAS—Members and friends of the Optical Women’s Association (OWA) gathered at the annual networking reception and raffle event held Sept. 19 in the Venetian/Palazzo Congress Center.

VM LIVE Event Looks at 'Digitizing the Store'

By Staff
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:01 AM LAS VEGAS—To help make sense of the latest technologies that are changing the patient experience, nearly 200 optical retailers, eyecare professionals and other industry executives attended VM LIVE’s “Digitizing the Store” event here at the start of Vision Expo West last month.

Connecting, Learning, and Buying Marks an Upbeat Show Experience

By Catherine Wolinski
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:00 AM

LAS VEGAS—Whether exhibiting, shopping for products or looking for technologies to upgrade optical practices, the business atmosphere at this year’s Expo was positive, according to comments from attendees and exhibitors.

More Top Management Changes at Luxottica: Cavatorta to Resign, Special Board Meeting Set for Today

By Staff
Monday, October 13, 2014 7:15 AM MILAN – Enrico Cavatorta, named co-CEO of  Luxottica Group S.p.A. (NYSE: LUX; MTA: LUX) six weeks ago in the wake of the departure of Andrea Guerra as CEO and the  announcement of a new management structure, has “expressed his intention to resign,” according to a statement Luxottica released late Sunday, Oct. 12.