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Essilor and Luxottica Launch ‘Ray-Ban Authentic’ Enhanced with Essilor Technology in Canada

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Friday, February 26, 2021 12:02 AM EssilorLuxottica is launching the first commercial product leveraging the strength of the new Group by strategically combining the expertise of Essilor and Luxottica.

NIRVAN JAVAN Makes its Debut in Italy With Fabrizio Bozzato

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Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:02 AM NIRVAN JAVAN, the eyewear brand created in 2015 by the Swiss designer with Persian origins of the same name, makes its debut in Italy.

For the 14th Year, IRIS to Feature Mundial Month Fundraising Campaign in February

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12:02 AM IRIS Mundial announces that, for the 14th year, the organization will benefit from an annual fundraising campaign organized by IRIS, The Visual Group, its main partner. Founded in 2001 by Dr. Jean-Pierre Tchang, the organization aims to improve the visual health of disadvantaged people in developing countries giving them access to ophthalmic services.

Thélios, Mazzucchelli 1849 and Eastman Join Forces for Sustainable Innovation in Eyewear

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:02 AM Thélios, the eyewear expert of world leader in luxury LVMH, announced they are joining forces with leading acetate-sheet manufacturer Mazzucchelli 1849 and with specialty materials provider Eastman a pioneer in molecular recycling—to push forward sustainable innovation in the eyewear industry.

Mido 2021: Visitor Registration Is Now Open

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Monday, February 22, 2021 12:02 AM On the Mido website, visitors to the international eyewear show—buyers, designers, entrepreneurs, opticians, optometrists and global eyewear supply chain professionals—can now register for the forthcoming edition of the show, slated for June 5–7, 2021.

For the Safilo Group, Growth Also Means Sustainability

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Friday, February 19, 2021 12:30 AM In this interview, Camilla Costaguta, the Group’s chief marketing officer, describes her company’s responsible approach to protecting the environment and improving people’s lives.

Fighting Blindness Canada Challenges You to Turn Off Your Screens for 24 hours on March 20

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Thursday, February 18, 2021 12:29 AM According to Statistics Canada in a survey completed in 2020, Canadians have dramatically increased their time on screens because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Screens Off for Sight means giving your eyes a break from screens. It can be a helpful rest for your eyes too. On March 20 at 6 a.m., join the challenge and turn off your screens for 24 hours.

Mykita Opens a Second Store in New York

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021 12:30 AM Confirming its ongoing love affair with New York, Mykita has opened a second location on the Upper East Side. A stone’s throw from the Carlyle Hotel, the petite boutique with a 162-square foot shop floor on Madison Avenue brings the distinctively modern design aesthetic of the Berlin-based eyewear brand to one of the most renowned high-end shopping boulevards in the world.

Transitions Shared ‘The Pulse’ of the Optical Industry During Virtual Event

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Monday, February 15, 2021 10:30 AM Transitions Optical gathered over 10,000 industry professionals from 98 countries in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia online for a first of its kind, global virtual event—Transitions The Pulse.  

Danshari Debuts on the German and Austrian Market

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Thursday, February 11, 2021 11:00 AM The eyewear brand Made in Japan, that offers an exclusive collection made of acetate and pure Japanese titanium, has debuted in Germany and Austria with a new important collaboration with Dieter Dudek and Andreas Koehler, Brand Ambassadors.

GMAC Elects 2021 Board of Directors

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021 11:24 AM The Global Myopia Awareness Coalition (GMAC), an advisory board under the World Council of Optometry announces its 2021 Board of Directors. Formed in 2019, the coalition comprises leading ophthalmic companies and eye health associations focused on the clear need for increased public awareness about childhood myopia

Patrick Dempsey Is the Brand Ambassador of Porsche Design Eyewear

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021 11:21 AM The American actor is best known for his role as Dr. Derek “McDreamy” Shepherd in the medical TV drama series Grey’s Anatomy, which netted him two Golden Globes.

New Global Survey Underscores Need for Myopia Education

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Monday, February 8, 2021 11:18 AM Recently released global survey results from CooperVision underscore a gap between the concern of eyecare professionals and the understanding of parents regarding the growing myopia epidemic and the impact myopia can have on future eye health.

NLAO Launches Eye See… Eye Learn Program in Collaboration with NL Government and Essilor Vision Foundation Canada

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Thursday, February 4, 2021 11:15 AM Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Optometrists (NLAO) announces the launching of the Eye See… Eye Learn Program in the province, with the support of the Government of NL and Essilor Vision Foundation Canada.

Okia Optical Responds to the ‘Green’ Needs of the Market

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021 10:27 AM Through the words of Jacky Lam, managing director of Okia Optical, we retrace the sustainable path undertaken by the company.