February 2015 Optical Business Barometer Rating Shows Slight Decrease From January 2015

By Staff
Friday, March 27, 2015 12:30 AM NEW YORK—The latest Optical Business Barometer (OBB) report from Jobson Optical Research shows that the overall optical business rating for February 2015 decreased slightly to 3.81 from a January 2015 rating of 3.88.

Hong Kong Thinks Positively

By Staff
Friday, March 27, 2015 12:25 AM How is the Hong Kong market coping with the recession that has affected Europe and the U.S. for some years now? We asked David Chow, President of the Hong Kong Optical Manufacturers Association (HKOMA). Read his comments in this Q&A. More

Lynn Casey Appointed to Walman Board of Directors; Martin L. Bassett Elected Chair of the Board

By Staff
Friday, March 27, 2015 12:24 AM MINNEAPOLIS—Walman announced today that Lynn Casey has joined its board of directors.

Services to be Held for John Enright, Co-Founder, Perferx Optical

By Staff
Friday, March 27, 2015 12:21 AM DALTON, Mass.—Services will be held today for John Enright, 79, co-founder of Perferx Optical Co., who passed away on March 22 here.

Message in a Portal

By John Sailer
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 11:30 AM Enlivened by the digital age, regional optical retailers are moving from the traditional to the electronic, linking both to have far greater impact than either alone.

Loyalty is a Two-Way Street for Co/op Optical’s Owner, WCE, LLC

By John Sailer
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 10:00 AM DETROIT—It seems that optical groups in the Detroit area are getting a lot of attention these days. Perhaps that's because in a city that is infamous for its recent economic woes, the various optical retail chains that serve this market are not only surviving but thriving, remodeling and adding locations at a healthy pace.

Leverage Scripting for Staff Consistency

By Jay Binkowitz and Evan Kestenbaum, MBA, dba Contributors
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 2:06 AM What do Marriott, Disney, Starbucks, McDonald's and many other successful businesses have in common?

Doug Harris to Head Glasses.com; Privitera Leaves Luxottica

By Staff
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Doug Harris, vice president of production and operations for Glasses.com, will head the online eyewear business going forward, following the departure of Carlo Privitera, formerly president of Glasses.com, a division of Luxottica (NYSE: LUX) who left the company earlier this month, VMail has learned.

All Round

By Staff
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 12:25 AM Never, as in this season, has round eyewear created a kind of bridge linking the past, present and future. In contemporary industrial design, the geometry of round shapes has also beaten a path to a heritage made up of stylistic echoes, attention to new materials and technological evolution. More

Glasses.com Rebrands, Redesigns Website, and Introduces Try-At-Home Program Including Rx Lenses

By Staff
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 12:24 AM SALT LAKE CITY—Glasses.com today launched a new brand identity that includes a new logo and website redesign.

Marchon Extends Salvatore Ferragamo License Until 2021

By Staff
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 12:18 AM FLORENCE & MELVILLE, N.Y.—Marchon Eyewear has extended its worldwide licensing agreement for five years with Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A., the parent company of the Salvatore Ferragamo Group, for the design, distribution, marketing and sale of Salvatore Ferragamo branded sunglasses and optical frames for men and women.

Connectivity Takes Center Stage at VM’s Global Leadership Summit

By Staff
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 3:00 PM NEW YORK—With the theme of Connectivity: The Future of EveryThing and EveryOne, the 9th Annual Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit took place here on March 18 and addressed the Internet of Things (IoT) as well as other trends, such as wearable technology, retailing and the patient experience, all affecting today’s optical industry.

February 2015 Optical Business Barometer Rating Shows Slight Decrease From January 2015

By Mary Kane
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 3:00 PM NEW YORK—The latest Optical Business Barometer (OBB) report from Jobson Optical Research shows that the overall optical business rating for February 2015 decreased slightly to 3.81 from a January 2015 rating of 3.88.

SVS Vision Finds the Eye in Team

By John Sailer
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 2:00 PM MT. CLEMENS, Mich.—Eight years after Kenneth Stann and Rob Farrell, OD, purchased SVS Vision, the company has grown from 52 locations to 62 and recently restructured its executive management team to facilitate even more growth.

The Story of 'Made in Italy'

By Staff
Sunday, March 22, 2015 12:25 AM It is called Storytalia and it is an e-commerce site designed to promote the quality products of little-known Italian small and medium-sized enterprises in the world. Founder Paolo Zegna tells WMIDO about the genesis and evolution of the project.  More
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