The American Academy of Ophthalmology Shares Firework Eye Safety Tips

By Staff
Friday, June 24, 2016 2:32 PM SAN FRANCISCO—The American Academy of Ophthalmology is highlighting the fact that “the number of eye injuries caused by fireworks has more than doubled in recent years” and providing tips on how to help prevent these injuries.

Fashion and Design Speak American

By Staff
Friday, June 24, 2016 12:25 AM ​Joanne Arbuckle, Dean of the School of Art & Design of FIT, New York, tells us about her college, home to great innovative, creative and pioneering thinkers.

Essilor Acquires

By Staff
Friday, June 24, 2016 12:24 AM DALLAS—Essilor of America has acquired, VMail has learned. is a consumer website designed as a source of unbiased and comprehensive information about eye health, vision correction, and vision correction products and services.

Warby Parker to Open Its First Fully-Owned Optical Lab

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Friday, June 24, 2016 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Warby Parker said it will open a new 34,000 square-foot optical laboratory in Sloatsburg, N.Y., a town in Rockland County, just north of New York City.

PSI and Don Company Sign Authorized Distributor Agreement for AR

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Friday, June 24, 2016 12:18 AM SEOUL, Korea—The Don Company, based here, has signed Practical Systems, Inc. (PSI) as its authorized distributor in North, Central and South America.

Services to be Held for Prominent OD and SUNY Optometry Founding President Dr. Alden Norman Haffner

By Staff
Friday, June 24, 2016 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Services will be held here on Sunday for Alden Norman Haffner, OD, PhD, FAAO, who passed away on June 22.

Hitting the Red Carpet at the 70th Annual Tony Awards

By Staff
Thursday, June 23, 2016 3:54 PM Broadway’s biggest night, the 70th Annual Tony Awards, aired live on Sunday, June 12. The star studded evening featured huge wins for “Hamilton,” a tribute to the Orlando victims as well as many great looks gracing the red carpet. Take a look at this list of winners and red carpet roundup courtesy of Can you spot who was wearing the only pair of sunnies?

Eyewear Evolution of Mary-Kate and Ashley

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Thursday, June 23, 2016 3:51 PM Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen just celebrated their 30th birthdays. The Olsen twins have been in the spotlight since infancy and have therefore been in the spotlight for most of their fashion experimentation. Take a look back at their eyewear evolution in this slideshow.

Summertime Sunnies

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Thursday, June 23, 2016 3:48 PM While sunglasses should be worn during daytime hours to protect from harmful UV rays, there are definitely frames that fit specific occasions. From daytime pool parties and Sunday brunch to a wedding weekend and end-of-summer Labor Day events take a look at nymag’s take on sunglasses for every occasion.

Highmark Health Confirms Reports It Is Exploring Strategic Options for Visionworks and Davis Businesses

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 11:05 AM PITTSBURGH—Highmark Health, one of the largest integrated health care delivery and financing networks in the country, confirmed to VMail that the company is exploring options which could result in the sale of its HVHC vision business.

California Establishes Safe Harbor Limit for BpA

By Staff
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment published its Maximum Allowable Dose Level  for BpA on June 17.

Materialise and Luxexcel to Develop Additive Manufacturing Processor

By Staff
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 12:21 AM LEUVEN, Belgium—Materialise NV (NASDAQ: MTLS), a provider of additive manufacturing software and 3D printing technology for the medical, industrial and eyewear markets, announced that it is collaborating with Luxexcel, a Dutch start-up of customized 3D printed optics.

Vision for a Nation Foundation Wins Top Prize at the U.K. Charity Awards 2016

By Staff
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 12:18 AM OXFORD, U.K.—Vision for a Nation has been awarded top prize in the International Aid and Development category by the United Kingdom’s Charity Awards Programme, the U.K. charity sector’s most prestigious and longest-running awards program.

PECAA Brings Its Annual Meeting to The Big Easy

By Staff
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 12:15 AM NEW ORLEANS—Marking its 10th anniversary this year, PECAA (Professional Eyecare Associates of America) held its annual meeting here last month, a blend of business and networking opportunities against the backdrop of the unique atmosphere, sights and sounds of New Orleans.

VMail ProductWatch for 6-21-16

By Staff
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 9:25 AM A weekly update on the latest in frame, sun, spectacle lens and contact lens line collections and additions.

In This Edition...

InSpecs: Carlos Santana
Marcolin: Balenciaga
Woodzee: Anthology Woods