Corporate Optometry Reports Meeting Packs in the Audience and Information

By Staff
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:01 AM LAS VEGAS—National and regional optical retailers and other industry executives attended the Alcon-sponsored Corporate Optometry Reports (COR) Meeting, which presented trends impacting today’s optical business in a half-day session on Sept. 17, at the Venetian.

Optical Women’s Association Networking Event at Expo

By Staff
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:01 AM LAS VEGAS—Members and friends of the Optical Women’s Association (OWA) gathered at the annual networking reception and raffle event held Sept. 19 in the Venetian/Palazzo Congress Center.

VM LIVE Event Looks at 'Digitizing the Store'

By Staff
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:01 AM LAS VEGAS—To help make sense of the latest technologies that are changing the patient experience, nearly 200 optical retailers, eyecare professionals and other industry executives attended VM LIVE’s “Digitizing the Store” event here at the start of Vision Expo West last month.

Connecting, Learning, and Buying Marks an Upbeat Show Experience

By Catherine Wolinski
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:00 AM

LAS VEGAS—Whether exhibiting, shopping for products or looking for technologies to upgrade optical practices, the business atmosphere at this year’s Expo was positive, according to comments from attendees and exhibitors.

More Top Management Changes at Luxottica: Cavatorta to Resign, Special Board Meeting Set for Today

By Staff
Monday, October 13, 2014 7:15 AM MILAN – Enrico Cavatorta, named co-CEO of  Luxottica Group S.p.A. (NYSE: LUX; MTA: LUX) six weeks ago in the wake of the departure of Andrea Guerra as CEO and the  announcement of a new management structure, has “expressed his intention to resign,” according to a statement Luxottica released late Sunday, Oct. 12. 

Target Optical Launches First Eyewear Collaboration, The AndrewAndrew Collection

By Staff
Monday, October 13, 2014 12:30 AM NEW YORK— Target Optical, operated by Luxottica Retail NA, has launched its first eyewear collaboration.

MyEyeDr's Sue Downes Named CEO

By Staff
Monday, October 06, 2014 12:27 AM VIENNA, Va.—The board of MyEyeDr has promoted Sue Downes to the position of CEO. Her new role became effective Sept. 30.

Glimpse Into a Modern Manufactory

By Catherine Wolinski
Friday, September 26, 2014 10:30 AM As evidenced in VM’s "A Day in the Life of Optical,"  there are places, processes and pieces of the optical industry that one might never know existed had they not looked for them or been a part of their production.

Luxury Optical Holdings Acquires Robert Marc Eyewear

By Staff
Monday, September 15, 2014 7:45 AM LAS VEGAS—Last week, on Friday Sept. 12, 2014, Luxury Optical Holdings (LOH) acquired privately held, luxury eyewear company, Robert Marc Eyewear and its wholesale and retail subsidiaries.

Warby Parker Continues Its Brick-and-Mortar Expansion With New L.A. Store

By Staff
Monday, September 15, 2014 12:15 AM LOS ANGELES— Warby Parker, the eyewear e-tailing brand continues adding brick-and-mortar locations in select markets across the U.S. with the addition of its first freestanding store on the West Coast.

A Day in the Life... Optical Across America

By Staff
Monday, September 15, 2014 12:01 AM At Vision Monday, we see how vast and manifold the optical industry is every single day, but outside of a trade show, like this month’s Vision Expo West in Las Vegas, the rest of the industry is rarely afforded the same privilege.

Vision Expo West 2014 Provides Platform for Events, Networking

By Staff
Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00 AM LAS VEGAS—As show organizers put the finishing touches on preparations for International Vision Expo & Conference, the event is shaping up to be a popular gathering destination and idea-sharing headquarters for eyecare professionals with more than 50 individual events scheduled from Sept. 17 – 20.

Exotic and Luxury Frames, Equipment, to Be Auctioned in American Optical Services/MacKeyser Bankruptcy

By Staff
Friday, September 12, 2014 12:27 AM LAS VEGAS—Luxury eyewear valued as high as $30,000, optical equipment, and more will be auctioned from among the assets of the bankrupt MacKeyser Holdings/American Optical Services.
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