Optical Industry’s Rockin’ for New Eyes Closes 2020 With New Year’s Eve Virtual Concert

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Monday, January 4, 2021 12:18 AM NEW YORK—This year’s Rockin’ for New Eyes (RFNE), a benefit concert for New Eyes for the Needy, had special significance for the musicians—members of the optical industry—who viewed the New Year’s Eve event as a way to bring their colleagues together from afar, and support New Eyes’ mission to bring eyeglasses to those in need, during an unprecedented year. 

New Eyes Gears Up for Virtual Rock ‘n’ Roll Fundraiser on New Year's Eve With Optical Industry Bands

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Tuesday, December 22, 2020 12:24 AM SHORT HILLS, N.J.—Given COVID-19, New Eyes for the Needy has put a new spin on Rockin’ for New Eyes (RFNE), an annual benefit concert performed by musicians who work in the optical industry. “We came up with the idea of a ‘Recorded Live’ event and airing it on New Year’s Eve because none of us are going to any parties or large gatherings,” John Alofs, a New Eyes board member and RFNE musician, said.

Essilor Hosts Reception to Honor Dr. Howard Purcell

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Monday, July 9, 2018 12:00 AM DENVER—Essilor executives and others expressed their gratitude—and other sentiments—at a farewell reception the company hosted here last month for Dr. Howard Purcell, who in April was named as president and chief executive officer of the New England College of Optometry. Purcell, the former senior vice president of customer development for Essilor of America, assumed his new role at NECO on July 2.

Costa Hosts Launch Party in California for Untangled Collection

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Monday, June 11, 2018 12:00 AM VENICE, Calif.—On May 17, Costa hosted a launch party here to unveil its latest sunglass collection, Untangled. From 7 to 10 p.m. guests enjoyed drinks, a Chilean Empanada bar, fresh churros and live music by Bad Leaf & Sleeping Chief as well as an exclusive look at the new line of sunglasses.

Metro Optics Hosts Expanded Coco and Breezy Eyewear Launch Party

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Monday, November 13, 2017 12:00 AM BRONX, N.Y.—Metro Optics, a community-based business serving the Bronx and beyond for over 39 years, celebrated the launch of a new addition to its extensive eyewear selection: the expanded Coco and Breezy collection—distributed by Eastern States Eyewear—which was highlighted at a special event on Oct. 26 at the Flagship Metro Optics in Throggs Neck.

There's Always Time to Party at Vision Expo West

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Friday, September 22, 2017 12:15 AM LAS VEGAS—With Expo still fresh on everyone’s minds, Vision Monday presents a slideshow to recap the sights and excitement that helped make up Vision Expo West.

There’s Always Time to Party at Vision Expo West

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017 2:25 PM LAS VEGAS—With Expo still fresh on everyone’s minds, Vision Monday presents a 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 Vegas last week as companies marked milestones and celebrated product launches.

Vuarnet Holds Launch Event to Celebrate Collaboration With Rag & Bone

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Monday, December 12, 2016 12:00 AM NEW YORK—French sunglass brand, Vuarnet held a launch event to celebrate their exclusive eyewear collaboration with Rag & Bone on Nov. 10 here in New York.

View a Slideshow of Booths, Panels and Product Launches at Vision Expo West on VisionMonday.com

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Monday, September 26, 2016 12:15 AM LAS VEGAS—Get the up close and personal view of Vision Expo West brought to you by the editors of Vision Monday, highlighting what was happening on the show floor—ranging from sessions on the latest business trends to product launches and press conferences.

Time to Party at Vision Expo West

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016 4:39 PM

LAS VEGAS—With Expo still fresh on everyone’s minds, Vision Monday presents a 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 Vegas last week. Highlights include a look at how the optical community honored Top Labs at Labapalooza and individuals who have made lasting contributions to the industry, as well as company milestones and celebrations of product launches.

Robert Marc Eyewear Turns 35

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Monday, August 29, 2016 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Colleagues, customers and friends turned out on a (very) warm summer evening in New York earlier this month to mark the 35th anniversary of Robert Marc Eyewear.

The Saturday Night Party Scene at Vision Expo East

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Monday, April 25, 2016 12:15 AM NEW YORK—From recognizing women as major players in optical to celebrating company partnerships and products, New York City was a busy place to be on Saturday April 16 as Vision Expo East nighttime festivities wrapped up. Here’s a slideshow of some of the major parties that took place around town.

The Saturday Night Party Scene at Vision Expo East

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Friday, April 22, 2016 1:18 PM NEW YORK—From recognizing women as major players in optical to celebrating company partnerships and products, New York City was a busy place to be on Saturday April 16 as Vision Expo East nighttime festivities wrapped up.

TGIF: The Friday Night Party Scene at Vision Expo East

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Friday, April 22, 2016 12:15 AM NEW YORK—See who was at the industry parties held around New York City on Friday April 15. Here’s a slideshow highlighting product launch parties held around town as well as honors for standout individuals in the optical industry. Look for more Vision Expo East photos coming soon on VisionMonday.com.

Friday Night Party Scene at Vision Expo East

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Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:52 PM

NEW YORK—See who was at the industry parties held around New York City on Friday April 15. Highlights include product launch parties held around town as well as honors for standout individuals in the optical industry. Look for more Vision Expo East photos coming soon on VisionMonday.com.