Safilo and Givenchy Renew Licensing Agreement

By Staff
Friday, March 06, 2015 12:27 AM PADUA/PARIS— Safilo Group (SFLG.MI) and Givenchy have renewed their licensing agreement for the Givenchy collections of sunglasses and optical frames.

The Cooper Cos. Reports Increase in Revenues for Q1, Including Gains for CooperVision

By Staff
Friday, March 06, 2015 12:26 AM PLEASANTON, Calif.—The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) announced financial results for the fiscal first quarter ended Jan. 31, 2015. For the period, overall revenue rose 10 percent to $445.2 million.

'Archimode:' Architects at the Service of Fashion

By Staff
Friday, March 06, 2015 12:25 AM Villa Noailles at Hyères, the French commune at the western end of the Côte d'Azur, is celebrating its 30th anniversary with the “Archimode” exhibition from February 22 through March 22 through March 22. The exhibition explores the similarities between the work of six stylists and that of six important architecture firms in which the human body is the common denominator.  More

Safilo Group Reports Sales and Profit Increase for Year End 2014 Results

By Staff
Friday, March 06, 2015 12:23 AM PADUA, Italy—The board of directors of Safilo Group S.p.A. (SFLG.MI) has approved the company’s consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter and the year ended Dec. 31, 2014.

Vision Council’s Optical Industry Forum to Focus on Sustainability

By Staff
Friday, March 06, 2015 12:21 AM NEW YORK—The topic of sustainability will top the agenda at The Optical Industry Forum (OIF) upcoming meeting here on March 19.

SPY Inc. Issues Q4 and Year-End 2014 Results

By Staff
Friday, March 06, 2015 12:20 AM CARLSBAD, Calif.— SPY Inc. (OTCBB: XSPY) announced financial results for the year ended Dec. 31, 2014.

North America Helped Drive Record Year for Luxottica in FY 2014

By Staff
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 12:25 AM MILAN— Luxottica Group (NYSE: LUX) reported record net sales and profits for fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 2014.

Rye&Lye Capsule Collection With Murano Glass

By Staff
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 12:25 AM Glasses are increasingly becoming artistic objects. The exclusive capsule collection Rye&Lye is presenting at Mido 2015 is an example: three models that feature an exquisite Murano glass insert on the temples. More

New Speakers Set for VM Summit: Futurist Michael Rogers and Experts in Vision Technology and Retailing

By Staff
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:33 AM NEW YORK—Futurist Michael Rogers, an award-winning journalist known for his reporting in The New York Times and MSNBC, will bring his entertaining and common-sense vision of change for business and individuals to Vision Monday’s upcoming 9th Global Leadership Summit, the event’s organizers announced today.

LegitScript Launches iCareRx Online Optical Retailing Certification Program

By Staff
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:27 AM PORTLAND, Ore.—LegitScript launched an online optical retailing certification program today that the internet compliance firm developed in conjunction with members of several U.S. professional vision-related associations and leading optical retailers and suppliers, as first reported by VMail, Nov. 24, 2014.

Visual Health: A Key Tool for a Better Life

By Staff
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:25 AM The new president of Eurom, Bernhard Nuesser, revealed exclusively to WMIDO present and future plans of the European association that represents the interests of manufacturers in the precision mechanical and optical industries. More

TearScience Names Joseph Boorady CEO

By Staff
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:24 AM MORRISVILLE, N.C.— TearScience, a privately held medical device company, has named Joseph Boorady president and CEO. Dr. Boorady joins TearScience from Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc. where he was senior vice president of U.S. sales, marketing, and customer service for all medical products.

Safilo Names Kevin Hyland New North American Sport Channel Commercial Leader

By Staff
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:21 AM PADUA, ITALY— Safilo Group has appointed Kevin Hyland as North American sport channel sales leader. Hyland will be responsible for channel sales of the Group’s sports and outdoor lifestyle brands like Suncloud by Polaroid, Smith Optics and future brands in this segment, the company said.

ECPs Rethink E-Commerce

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:10 AM A few years ago, to mention online sales of eyewear would likely light a fire in an optician’s eye or rouse the ire of an independent optometrist or dampen the mood of a regional or national optical retailer of some size.

New Program Will Certify and Monitor Internet Rx Eyeglass Sellers

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:09 AM PORTLAND, Ore.— As Vision Monday reported last year, members of several U.S. professional vision-related associations and leading optical retailers and suppliers have been spearheading a project to develop standardized voluntary certification of online optical retailers in conjunction with international certification organization, LegitScript (www.legitscript.com) based here and in Dublin, Ireland.
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