VM LIVE Speakers to Discuss Technology’s New Role in the Customer Experience

By Staff
Friday, August 5, 2016 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Innovative retailers are using cutting edge digital technologies to create exciting in-store experiences that attract consumers and engage them with their brands. These technologies are an increasingly important tool for shaping the Customer Experience, and will be the focus of Customer X 360, a new VM LIVE event at Vision Expo West on Wednesday, Sept. 14.

Smart Vision Labs Launches Self-Guided Vision Tests in NYC

By Staff
Monday, August 1, 2016 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Optical stores in New York City can now offer convenient eyeglass prescriptions through SVOne Enterprise, a new service developed by Smart Vision Labs.

VM LIVE to Spotlight New Ideas in Retail Customer Experience

By Staff
Friday, July 29, 2016 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Customer Experience, or CX, is one of the most talked about topics in retailing today, and for good reason.


Luxury Optical Holdings Names Timothy Mayhew CEO, Outlines Strategic Growth Plan

By Staff
Monday, July 25, 2016 1:30 PM NEW YORK—Luxury Optical Holdings (LOH) announced today that it has named Timothy Mayhew as CEO, effective immediately.

Warby Parker to Open Its First Fully-Owned Optical Lab

By Staff
Friday, June 24, 2016 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Warby Parker said it will open a new 34,000 square-foot optical laboratory in Sloatsburg, N.Y., a town in Rockland County, just north of New York City.

Jins Debuts Blue Filtering Nighttime Glasses

By Alexandrea Mobijohn
Monday, June 20, 2016 12:00 AM SAN FRANCISCO—Jins Eyewear is launching Jins Screen Night, a new version of its Jins Screen glasses that protect the eyes from prolonged use of digital devices, including computer screens and smart phones.

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.
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