Wednesday, March 22, 2017 12:21 AM
NEW YORK—Vision Monday
is again collecting information from the nation’s largest national chains and regional operations to compile the 2017 Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers Report, our signature ranking based on sales during the 2016 calendar year. The exclusive report will be published in the May 15, 2016 issue of Vision Monday
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 12:15 AM
GREEN BAY, Wis.—Shopko
held its annual Health Services managers meeting in Minneapolis earlier this month and used the occasion to honor several Shopko team members for their outstanding performances in 2016 and for senior management to outline the retailer’s plans for 2017 and following years.
Monday, March 20, 2017 12:23 AM
MONTREAL, QUEBEC—New Look Vision Group Inc.
(BCI.TO) reported last week that recent acquisitions and organic growth helped the company achieve record revenue and adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) in both the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2016.
Monday, February 27, 2017 12:30 AM
VENICE, Calif.—With its planned initial public offering expected later this week, Snap Inc.
has decided to move sales of its trendy Spectacles sunglasses that record 10-second videos to the Spectacles.com website
Friday, February 24, 2017 12:30 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The comment period on the Federal Trade Commission’s proposed changes to the Contact Lens Rule ended Jan. 30 with more than 4,000 “commenters” submitting their views, including a comment in favor of FTC’s proposed changes that was signed by attorneys general of 20 states.
Monday, February 20, 2017 12:23 AM
CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—Essilor International
(Reuters: ESSI.PA) posted consolidated revenue of €7,115 million for the year ended Dec. 31, 2016, an increase of 7.6 percent excluding the currency effect.
Monday, February 13, 2017 12:30 AM
For many consumers, the term “custom-made” evokes images of an old world tailor or wooden last-wielding shoe cobbler. These days, though, most shoppers get their clothing and accessories from a combination of mass-market retailers, national and regional chain stores, or even small and independent boutiques, of which most don’t carry items that are fit to our exact contours.
Monday, February 13, 2017 12:29 AM
Rimless or three-piece mounted eyewear dates back as far as the early 19th century, when pince-nez and simple shapes offered new options for people needing vision correction. They evolved further in the early 20th century and into the ’40s and ’50s to reflect a range of lens shapes and, traditionally, refined metal frame and bridge treatments.
Monday, February 13, 2017 12:28 AM
Fuel3D made its ophthalmic debut when it partnered with Sfered, an eyewear technology developer, to create the 3D Mirror Scanner, the first 3D scanner to be incorporated into a mirror to support the deployment and fitting of custom eyewear.
Monday, February 13, 2017 12:27 AM
The first step toward creating personalized eyewear occurred in the early 2000s, when digital and free-form spectacle lenses hit the market. Among the first to market were Zeiss, Rodenstock, Seiko, Shamir, Hoya and Essilor.
Monday, February 13, 2017 12:26 AM
Hoya Vision Care recently launched a customized eyewear system called Yuniku that is designed to be installed in opticians’ shops. The system, which Hoya spotlighted at last month’s Opti show in Munich, takes high-resolution, 3D scans of a customer’s facial anatomy to create what it describes as “fully 3D-tailored eyewear.”
Monday, February 6, 2017 12:30 AM
MINNEAPOLIS—A small Minneapolis-based company that makes reading glasses is in the midst of ramping up a legal battle against the firm formerly known as Snapchat.
Monday, February 6, 2017 12:24 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C.—When the Federal Trade Commission
(FTC) in November announced its intention to revise and update the Contact Lens Rule, which provides the framework around dispensing of contact lenses, the agency also had to seek public comments on its proposed changes before it could move ahead.
Friday, February 3, 2017 1:45 PM
MASON, Ohio—Pete Bridgman, who has been general manager of LensCrafters
within the Luxottica Retail North America group, will be leaving the company, VMail
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 12:27 AM
NEW YORK—With the industry continuing to process the news about the historic, pending mega merger
, the team at Luxottica Wholesale N.A. is reinforcing the opportunities of the deal and emphasizing that the future will take on a “collaborative mindset.” The eyewear giant is actively seeking the views of its customers.