VMail ProductWatch for 5-31-16

By Staff
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 9:16 AM A weekly update on the latest in frame, sun, spectacle lens and contact lens line collections and additions.

In This Edition...

L'Amy America: TLG
Etnia Barcelona: Jean-Michel Basquiat
Robert Marc: Second Nature
Plan B: Ver Sport

Italia Independent Celebrates Juventus’ Five-Year Golden Era

By Staff
Monday, May 30, 2016 12:25 AM Juventus makes history, winning the Italian “Serie A” Football League for the fifth time in five years and Italia Independent celebrates it by introducing new special edition sunglasses. Both feature a unique cut surface detail that is present both on the front of the eyewear and on the temples.

Midwestern University to Open New Optometry College in Chicago, Names Dean for Downers Grove Campus

By Staff
Monday, May 30, 2016 12:24 AM GLENDALE, Ariz.—Citing the aging U.S. population and an increasing demand for professional vision care, Midwestern University, based here, is establishing a new optometry program on its Downers Grove campus, near Chicago.

The Vision Council Launches Revamped Eyecessorize.com Website

By Staff
Monday, May 30, 2016 12:21 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council’s Eyecessorize campaign, which promotes the fashion and lifestyle aspects of eyewear, has revamped its website, Eyecessorize.com.

AOA Tips for ECPs to Help Swimmers Make a Safe Splash for Summer

By Staff
Monday, May 30, 2016 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Although Memorial Day is the unofficial start to the summer season, it’s never too early for optometrists to help protect swimmers' eyes by alerting them that what they can't see in the water is what they should look out for.

Gary Gerber, OD, Goes Through Mid-Year Metrics on June 1 ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Monday, May 30, 2016 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Mid-year metrics is the topic of the June 1 “Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

Repayments in France are Changing

By Staff
Friday, May 27, 2016 12:25 AM What is happening in the country of the Tour Eiffel? Ludovic Mathieu, Chairman of GIFO – Groupement des Fabricants et Industriels de l’Optique explains this to us in an exclusive interview.

New Quarterly OBB Format Shows Growth in Q1 2016 Categories

By Staff
Friday, May 27, 2016 12:24 AM NEW YORK—The latest Optical Business Barometer report from Jobson Optical Research, which gauges the attitudes about their business and their business outlook among independent ECPs is now reported quarterly.

Marcel Wanders to Help Judge Safilo and L’Uomo Vogue Tutoring Contest

By Staff
Friday, May 27, 2016 12:21 AM MILAN—Designer Marcel Wanders will be the honorary member of the jury that will judge and select the winning projects for the first tutoring contest in eyewear, a partnership project among Safilo and L’Uomo Vogue.

Jobson Optical Research Releases the 2016 Children’s Eyewear MarketPulse Report

By Staff
Friday, May 27, 2016 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Jobson Optical Research’s latest report, the 2016 Children’s Eyewear MarketPulse, explores the children's optical industry and outlines consumer buying patterns for distinct age categories within the Infants, Kids, Tweens & Teens segments.

Nominate An Influential Woman in Optical Today

By Staff
Friday, May 27, 2016 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Women’s influence in optical is undeniable and today, more women than ever before are playing vital roles at all levels of our industry.

How Two ECPs Are Working With Made Eyewear to Find Online Eyewear Solutions for Their Dispensaries

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:15 PM

SUN VALLEY, Calif.—In recent years, more ECPs and optical retailers have reconsidered their initial competitive reactions to the rise of online eyewear sales—and want to find a way to take part directly, viewing their participation as an enhancement to their traditional brick-and-mortar offices and dispensary locations. A new program from Made Eyewear is creating a solution for some of those independent locations to provide a “brick and click” option for their patients.

Transitions Teams Up With Irma Martinez, Celebrity Influencer,
To Offer Summer Travel Tips to Hispanics

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:10 PM

PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—Earlier this month, Transitions Optical launched a continuation of its Spanish-language online web series “Estilo a Primera Vista,” starring celebrity stylist Irma Martinez and featuring summer travel content that will show Hispanic consumers how to pack the perfect carry-on suitcase and protect their eyes from the sun’s UV rays.

[Partner Post] 4 Ways to Keep Your Most Valued Employees Happy

By Staff
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:05 PM

NEW YORK—Landing valuable and loyal employees in your eyecare practice isn’t always easy. So when you do find those rock star team members it’s important to meet their needs and keep them around in your practice.

VSP Global Announces the Promotion of Nicola Zotta as Marchon’s President

By Staff
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 9:00 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Global has announced the appointment of Nicola Zotta as president of Marchon Eyewear, effective June 1, 2016, following the retirement of Claudio Gottardi.