Paws N Claws Eyewear Partners With Brand Ambassador Stephanie Mattera and the Alliance for NYC’s Animals

By Staff
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 12:21 AM PITTSBURGH—Paws N Claws Eyewear, which helps animals around the country in partnership with the ASPCA, has now partnered with the Alliance for NYC’s Animals in New York City and established its first brand ambassadorship with Stephanie Mattera, a well-known animal activist and socialist.

ClearVision Optical Celebrates Fred Friedfeld in Second Annual Founder’s Day

By Staff
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 12:15 AM HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.—ClearVision Optical celebrated its second annual founder’s day on May 6 in honor of Fred Friedfeld with a commemoration at its Hauppauge location. Fred, whose birthday was May 6, would have celebrated his 89th birthday this year.

Retail Rising

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, May 16, 2016 1:30 AM NEW YORK—The Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers achieved record collective sales of over $12 billion for calendar year 2015, according to Vision Monday’s estimates. The dollars reflect a respectable sales performance for most of the year, and include revenues from the retail sales of products, eyecare services and, when applicable, a small percentage of online sales.

The Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers Hit Record Sales Over $12B

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, May 16, 2016 1:29 AM NEW YORK—The Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers achieved record collective sales of over $12 billion for calendar year 2015, according to Vision Monday’s estimates. The dollars reflect a respectable sales performance for most of the year, and include revenues from the retail sales of products, eyecare services and, when applicable, a small percentage of online sales.

Consolidation Marks Sales Among VM’s Top 10

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, May 16, 2016 1:28 AM NEW YORK—The collective estimated sales of the Top 10, as a proportion of the Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers, is pronounced, as it’s been for the past several years. Based on calendar year 2015 estimates, the Top 10’s share of the Top 50 amounted to 86.3 percent of the Top 50’s total. This was on par with the 86.1 percent share of last year’s Top 10.

Private Equity Investments Propel VM’s Top 50 to Record $12B in Sales

By Staff
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday released its annual ranking of the Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers today, which cumulatively reached a record $12 billion in sales for calendar year 2015.

Cohen’s Fashion Optical Is Breathing New Life Into Its 85-Year Legacy

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:00 AM NEW YORK—You’re only as old as you feel and Cohen’s Fashion Optical, an 85-year old family brand is taking those words to heart with its rebranding concept, The Collective. Accompanied by a new digital presence in the form of a blog, and with the restoration of its first store on the corner of Delancey and Orchard Streets on the Lower East Side, Cohen’s is breathing new life into its legacy.

Warby Parker’s Brick & Mortar Expansion Continues in the U.S.

By Staff
Friday, May 13, 2016 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Warby Parker is proceeding on its announced plans to open an additional 15 to 20 new retail locations in 2016, with the opening late last month of new stores in Atlanta and Baltimore.

Prop 65 Product Warnings for BpA Take Effect Today in California

By Staff
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Starting today, optical companies in California must label products that contain the chemical BpA (Bisphenol A) and place signs in workplaces notifying workers if materials they may come into contact with contain the chemical.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America and National Vision Inc. Kick Off Multi-Year Partnership

By Staff
Friday, April 29, 2016 12:15 AM ATLANTA—Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and National Vision Inc. (NVI) officially kicked-off their multi-year partnership here at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta’s A.W. “Tony” Matthews Club with an eye screening and glasses fitting program.

Morgenthal Frederics Opens Third Madison Avenue Store

By Staff
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Luxury optical retailer and sunglass brand, Morgenthal Frederics, opened its third Madison Avenue location here earlier this month.

Visionworks Debuts Online E-Commerce

By Staff
Friday, April 22, 2016 12:30 AM SAN ANTONIO—Customers of Visionworks, one of the country’s largest optical retailers, can now shop directly from the company’s new e-commerce website, which debuted this week.
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