Ultra Palm Throws Cazal ‘I Wear My Sunglasses at Night’ Party in L.A.

By Staff
Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00 AM MIAMI—Ultra Palm Optical hosted a Cazal “I Wear My Sunglasses at Night” Party at the rooftop Biergarten of the Standard Hotel in downtown Los Angeles on Aug. 14 to celebrate the launch of new Cazal Legends vintage styles and showcase Cazal’s new fall ophthalmic collection.

OWA to Host Two Events at International Vision Expo West

By Staff
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:00 AM

NEW YORK—The Optical Women’s Association (OWA) will host its Connection Series: Connecting Members to Leadership Ideas (formerly the P.O.W.W. event) titled Seeing (Blind) Spots? Men and Women Working Together on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. in Galileo Room 903 (Level 1) of the Venetian/Palazzo Congress Center. Note the new day and time for this annual OWA event.

Foster Grant Celebrates its 85th Birthday

By Staff
Monday, August 18, 2014 12:10 AM NEW YORK—FGX International celebrated the 85th anniversary of the Foster Grant brand on July 18, 2014, at the Gansevoort Park Avenue Hotel in New York City.

Ray-Ban Celebrates New Materials Collection at ‘Factory’ Experience Party

By Staff
Monday, June 16, 2014 12:01 AM NEW YORK—On May 15, Ray-Ban celebrated the launch of its new materials collection with an exclusive one-night only event in New York called District 1937.

VM Photo Share: NYC Sights, Sounds and People at Expo

By Staff
Thursday, April 03, 2014 1:30 PM NEW YORK—With memories of Expo still fresh in everyone’s minds, Vision Monday presents the following slideshow to recap the sights and excitement that helped make up Vision Expo East 2014. See who was at the industry parties held on the show floor and all around the town last week.

VM Photo Share: Around the Town

By Staff
Thursday, April 03, 2014 1:25 PM NEW YORK—For many ECPs visiting New York for this year’s show, action was packed outside of the Javits Center as well as in. From the Lower East Side to Chelsea to Gramercy, various frame designers and optical folk speckled the city with socializing, networking and showcasing Spring collections at celebrations across the isle. Take a trip through the high-fashion, high-rise, high-energy venues that attracted optical nightlife as March came to a close.

Safilo and Solstice Celebrate New Fifth Avenue Flagship

By Deirdre Carroll
Friday, December 27, 2013 12:00 AM On Nov. 21, Solstice Sunglasses, owned by Safilo Group, kicked off the holiday season with a new two-story NYC flagship store located at 500 Fifth Avenue.

Eva Mendes Celebrates the Charlotte Ronson for Vogue Eyewear Collection

By Deirdre Carroll
Thursday, December 05, 2013 12:00 AM NEW YORK—On Oct. 21, Luxottica and the CFDA celebrated the introduction of designer Charlotte Ronson to the 4th annual Design Series for Vogue Eyewear at the Gramercy Terrace.

Reorder of Business at The Monocle Order

By Staff
Monday, November 18, 2013 12:00 AM NEW YORK—After recently opening a store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, The Monocle Order celebrated yet another milestone last month—the addition of optical product and services to its increasingly expanding offering of independent eyewear brands.

Walman Optical Golf Event Raises $48K for Blind Students

By Staff
Monday, November 18, 2013 12:00 AM WEST ST. PAUL, Minn.—Walman Optical hosted the Upper Midwest Optical Golf Day (UMOGD) Sight Preservation Foundation golf event at Southview Country Club here on Aug. 12.

Vision Expo West Sets the Stage for Optical Industry Honors

By Staff
Thursday, October 10, 2013 3:07 PM LAS VEGAS—With the bright lights of Las Vegas as a vibrant backdrop, the optical community took time out from their busy Expo schedules to honor individuals who have made significant and long lasting contributions to the industry.

Party Time at Vision Expo West 2013

By Staff
Thursday, October 10, 2013 1:49 PM LAS VEGAS—With Expo still fresh on everyone’s minds, Vision Monday presents the following slideshow to recap the sights and excitement that helped make up Vision Expo West. See who was at the industry parties held on the show floor and around town last week.

G-Star Shows a Raw Performance With New Eyewear Line by Marchon

By Catherine Wolinski
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 2:59 PM NEW YORK—Timed with the famed Fashion Week here last month, G-Star, a modern denim brand emphasizing raw, industrial design, celebrated the launch of its first eyewear collection in partnership with Marchon.

'Bright Lights Bling City': Sunglass Hut Struts in Times Square

By Catherine Wolinski
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 2:49 PM NEW YORK—Amid the usual glitz of Times Square, Sunglass Hut strutted its stuff during New York Fashion Week last month to celebrate the opening of its first store in the trafficked location.

Santinelli International Celebrates 40th Anniversary

By Andrew Karp
Monday, September 09, 2013 12:00 AM HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.—In honor of Santinelli International’s 40th anniversary, all 75 team members of the lens finishing equipment company recently gathered on Long Island, N.Y. for meetings and celebrations.
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