Carrera and Jimmy Choo Present First Capsule Collection for Men

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Monday, July 28, 2014 12:31 AM The collection marks Jimmy Choo's debut in the men's eyewear sector   More

Recipients Announced for American Academy of Optometry 2014 Awards

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Monday, July 28, 2014 12:30 AM DENVER—The American Academy of Optometry has announced the recipients of the various awards for distinguished individuals in optometry for 2014.

Costume National Sunglasses for Men

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Monday, July 28, 2014 12:28 AM The third Costume National by JPLUS capsule collection   More

AOAExcel Launches Enhanced Partnership With AXA Equitable

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Monday, July 28, 2014 12:27 AM NEW YORK and ST. LOUIS— AOAExcel has expanded its relationship with AXA Equitable, one of the largest insurance and retirement planning companies in the U.S., to offer an enhanced suite of retirement planning solutions to members of the American Optometric Association.

Blackfin: New Sunglasses in “Featherweight” Style

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Monday, July 28, 2014 12:25 AM The two beta-titanium frames in the ZERO Edge line emphasize the brand’s strong personality   More

Optometry Giving Sight Appoints Chief Development Officer for North America

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Monday, July 28, 2014 12:24 AM DENVER— Optometry Giving Sight has appointed Eric Anderson as chief development officer for North America to help increase fundraising capacity in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

Leading Optical Speakers Will Talk About 'Digitizing The Store' at VM LIVE Sept. 17 Event in Las Vegas

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Monday, July 28, 2014 12:21 AM NEW YORK—How is technology changing the eyewear retail and patient experience? Optical speakers, leaders from various segments of the regional and national retail and eyecare professional sectors, will explain how they’re “Digitizing The Store,” at a special VM LIVE two-hour program, examining how new technologies are transforming the patient experience and doctor/retailer/patient dynamics.

The VM LIVE event will be held Wednesday, Sept. 17 just prior to the start of Vision Expo West. Seating is limited but registration is still open for the event, which will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., followed by a one-hour cocktail reception at The Venetian Hotel.

Featuring expert speakers from outside the industry as well, who will be announced soon, industry leaders will be discussing some of the technology tools they use and share their views about how technology is modernizing the eyewear retail environment. Among those optical industry speakers are: Richard Edlow, OD, president, Katzen Eye Group; Eric Anderson, president and general manager, LensCrafters; and Jonathan Rosin, MD, co-owner, Rosin Eyecare.

“All retailers and ECPs are asking: does my operation’s brand experience meet the expectations of today’s omni-channel shoppers and discriminating patients?,” said Marge Axelrad, SVP and editorial director of VM. “ VM LIVE will illustrate some current approaches being used and update executive decisionmakers about this important change.”

Premier sponsors for “Digitizing The Store” include ABS-SmartMirror and Adlens.

Registration and fee details for VM LIVE are posted here.

What Do Patients Think? Research Trends Reveal Opinions on July 30 ‘Power Hour’

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Monday, July 28, 2014 12:18 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—How do today’s patients view their experience at independent ODs vs chains? Research on those views and other patient expectations will be the topic of the July 30 edition of ‘The Power Hour,” the weekly radio broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

Movie Men on

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Monday, July 28, 2014 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Starlets often get all the hype but here at Bold Face we’re a big fan of movie men too. In our latest edition, Bold Face: Movie Men, we feature three super talented actors, some of their most recent projects and of course their current eyewear faves thanks to Marchon, Mykita Mylon and Barton Perreira.

Unlocking the Secrets of the $Million Practice

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Monday, July 28, 2014 12:01 AM NEW YORK—A million dollars. Sure, it’s not as much money as it used to be, but it is still an impressive figure, particularly for an independent optical business to generate in a year.

Carl Zeiss Foundation Celebrates 125 Years

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Friday, July 25, 2014 12:31 AM Between 2007 and now, the Foundation has invested 80 million euros in financing scientific activities at universities   More

WOOW’s Chic and Unconventional Style

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Friday, July 25, 2014 12:28 AM Traditional and casual, chic and unconventional with a London flavor   More

Optical Lab Division Announces Directors' Choice Award Recipient and 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees

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Friday, July 25, 2014 12:27 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Optical Lab Division of The Vision Council has revealed the names of 10 industry veterans who will be recognized during the Directors’ Choice Award and 15th Annual Optical Pioneers Hall of Fame banquet on Sept. 17 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Luxottica Group Q2 2014 Results Show Continuing Growth in North America, Emerging Markets and Europe

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Friday, July 25, 2014 12:26 AM
MILAN— Luxottica Group (NYSE: LUX) reported accelerated net sales growth in the second quarter ending June 30, 2014 to €2,060 million, up 7 percent at constant exchange rates when compared to the €2,018 million generated during the same period of 2013, according to the company’s financial results released yesterday.

Mercedes-Benz Style for a Summer Dedicated to Design

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Friday, July 25, 2014 12:25 AM The brand philosophy translates into a collection where modernity unites with tradition for a totally perfect result   More