Jamie Wilson

Jamie Wilson, Associate Editor

Jamie’s coverage includes news and developments in frames, sunwear and fashion accessories markets, including product, marketing initiatives, companies and brand licenses. She is the editor of Style.Pages, a monthly print feature exploring fashion trends in eyewear and sunwear as well as its accompanying e-blast. Jamie also edits VMail ProductWatch, a weekly e-newsletter offering briefings on frame, sun, spectacle lens and contact lens line additions. She also manages Vision Monday’s social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook , Instagram and LinkedIn. Contact Jamie at jwilson@jobson.com.

Happy ‘Dirty Thirty’ Vision Expo West

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, September 17, 2018 12:46 AM Earlier this month, I was fortunate to celebrate another year around the sun. While I treat every year as a “milestone” birthday (after all, you only turn each age once), I definitely understand making an extra splash for certain years. At 18, for example, you legally become an adult, which is a huge deal. And at 21 you’re legally allowed to cope with those new responsibilities of said adulthood with a nice cocktail. That’s an even bigger deal.

Wish They All Could Be California [Glasses] Girls

By Jamie Wilson

Thursday, July 26, 2018 3:45 PM SAN FRANCISCO–Many of us have heard the phrase, “Rep Where You’re From,” and Alana Whitaker, known as “California Glasses Girl,” is taking that to the next level through her growing social media platforms and website aimed at helping other eyewear reps grow their businesses.

EyeLoveLifeDesigns Creates the Ultimate #TuesdayTreats

By Jamie Wilson

Friday, June 15, 2018 2:02 PM Each Tuesday on Vision Monday’s social media accounts, we find cute optical themed clothing items, accessories and everything in between to share with you all. Now, it seems that we’ve hit a treasure trove of optical-themed merchandise with EyeLoveLifeDesigns, crafted by Ashley Nickell, OD.

Putting Your Best Frame Forward

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, May 14, 2018 1:30 AM Memorial Weekend is right around the corner, marking the unofficial start to summer. Longer days mean more time to soak up all of the sun’s rays. From weekends at the beach to tropical vacations, this is the season where skin is in.

Looking at 2018 With a Creative Eye

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, January 22, 2018 12:28 AM With every New Year, we often wonder how the last 12 months possibly went by so quickly. We’re now faced with a fresh set of months to make our mark on which can be equal parts inspiring and daunting.

One Holiday Spirit—Shaken Not Stirred

By Jamie Wilson
Friday, December 8, 2017 2:47 PM NEW YORK—Ah, the holidays. They’re a time of cheer, joy and good tidings. At least, they’re supposed to be. But we all know that the holidays are often filled with last minute shopping at packed stores, catching flights at crowded airports and quite possibly a little too much family time.

Chaos of Clocks: Dealing With Daylight Saving Time

By Jamie Wilson
Friday, November 3, 2017 12:11 PM NEW YORK—“I’m late! I’m late, for a very important date!” When you look at the clocks around your house tomorrow, don’t worry, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you. It’s just that time of the year again—Daylight Saving Time (DST) to be exact.

Cristall Opticians Caters to Customers Through a Personal Touch

By Jamie Wilson
Friday, October 27, 2017 3:20 PM TORONTO, Ontario— Sister duo Gina Dressler-Kay and Alison Dressler-Adler, co-owners of Cristall Opticians, an independent boutique located here, hosted their first trunk show 30 years ago and are still going strong. With over 60 years of experience in the optical industry between the both of them, Gina and Alison understand the importance of not only providing top quality optics to their customers, but also a personalized experience for their clientele.

Ohio-Based Optical Boutique Has Its #EyesOnArt

By Jamie Wilson
Friday, October 20, 2017 3:38 PM CANTON, Ohio—Eisenbrei Plaza Optical, the 54-year old optical boutique located here, isn’t only about providing a quality eyecare experience for customers, but is also invested in supporting other local businesses. Mark Eisenbrei, owner and optician, recently started the #EyesOnArt initiative which gives local artists a chance to display their work in his boutique.

OD Finds Her Niche With Monocle Muse Blog

By Jamie Wilson
Thursday, October 5, 2017 11:14 AM NEW YORK—While Sophia V., OD, has always had an interest in fashion and writing, she feared that she wouldn’t be able to set herself apart from all of the other fashion blogs out there. But Sophia realized that it was her career as an optometrist that would inevitably differentiate her blog, Monocle Muse, from the rest.

Decoding the Complexity of Accessories and Fashion

By Jamie Wilson
Thursday, September 28, 2017 4:30 PM NEW YORK—Carolina Herrera once said, “Fashion has always been a repetition of ideas, but what makes it new is that way you put it together.” Click here to read the latest edition of VMail Weekend.

Love Symbol #2: The Color Formerly Known as Purple

By Jamie Wilson
Friday, September 8, 2017 1:59 PM NEW YORK—What’s your favorite color? This is a question we’ve all answered at one time or another. And if we’re taking guesses, for New Yorkers it’s most likely 50 shades of black and for me, it’s always been pink. While colors can be a vehicle for self-expression and conveying emotion, how many of us can truly say we have a “signature” color? Click here to read this week's edition of VMail Weekend.

Fashion Meets Function

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, August 28, 2017 12:00 AM I got my first pair of glasses in the fifth grade, and oddly enough I was initially very excited. At the time, glasses were still more widely viewed as a medical device than a fashion statement. So, by the time I got to sixth grade, the newness wore off and I switched over to contact lenses, wearing my glasses sparingly.

Inside the ‘Fintastic’ Eye of the Shark

By Jamie Wilson
Thursday, July 27, 2017 2:39 PM NEW YORK—From the blood thirsty Great White shark devouring swimmers in “Jaws” to Bruce the Australian shark struggling with his quest to see fish as friends and not food in Disney and Pixar’s “Finding Nemo,” sharks have succumbed to many negative myths and misconceptions. With Shark Week 2017 coming to an end, we thought we’d share some lesser known facts about one of the earth’s oldest creatures to top off the festivities. Click here to read the latest edition of VMail Weekend.

Overheard

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, July 17, 2017 12:00 AM Summer 2017 is getting a technicolor twist. Take a look at this month’s Style.Pages feature to get the details. jwilson@jobson.com