Award-Winning Actor and Hip-Hop Artist, Common, Joins Allergan’s See America Initiative

By Staff
Thursday, March 16, 2017 2:59 PM

DUBLIN—Award winning artist, Common, has partnered with Allergan for the company’s See America initiative, which fights against preventable blindness in the U.S. The company released a video featuring the rapper delivering a spoken word piece calling on Americans to fight against vision loss and prioritize their vision. Common highlights the 61 million Americans at risk of severe loss, and challenges the viewer to imagine life without sight.

Vision Council Blue Light Video from South by Southwest

By Staff
Thursday, March 16, 2017 2:27 PM AUSTIN, Texas—The Vision Council solidified its presence at South by Southwest by not only reaching nearly 3,000 attendees at the booth, but also scoring a segment on KVUE ABC Austin Midday.

It’s All in the Eyes

By Staff
Monday, March 13, 2017 12:00 AM They say eyes are the windows to the soul and while that theory is yet to be proven, studies have shown that eyes are definite windows to our overall health.

#GucciDreamscape, An Eyewear Fantasy

By Staff
Thursday, March 9, 2017 2:37 PM A preview of the #GucciDreamscape, a new video by director Petra Collins was shown during Fashion Week in Milan at Kering Eyewear’s formal debut of Gucci Eyewear at a special event for fashion press and other invited guests.  Rich color, luxe fabrics and other images of wearers young and old, are showcased in Collins’ Director’s Cut of the video, illustrating a fantasy story of eyewear, style and the collections most dramatic pieces.  All reflect the imaginative world of Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele.

View VM's Slideshow of the 2017 Transitions Academy Meeting

By Mark Tosh
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 12:56 PM

ORLANDO—More than 650 industry professionals gathered at the Swan Resort here in late January for the 21st annual Transitions Academy organized by Transitions Optical.

Glaucoma Awareness Continues

By Staff
Monday, February 13, 2017 12:00 AM January was Glaucoma Awareness Month, but just because the month is over doesn’t mean we stop caring about the disease. According to the National Eye Institute (NEI), glaucoma—which starts without symptoms at first—is slated to affect 6.3 million people by 2050.

Doctors Rated ‘Most Trustworthy’ in Pearle Vision New Trust Survey [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Staff
Thursday, February 9, 2017 4:14 PM NEW YORK—A new opinion poll shows the impact of 2016 on consumer trust. Despite two in five respondents affirming their trust has eroded overall, almost all agree that doctors remain the most trustworthy in uncertain times. Over half of Americans said they trust their sense of sight most when evaluating situations, according to the poll conducted with Opinion Research Corp. in December 2016.

Essilor Emphasizes Its Partnership With Independents at National Sales Meeting

By Andrew Karp
Monday, February 6, 2017 1:08 PM COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Essilor of America gathered its sales team and wholesale distribution partners for its annual national sales meeting here from Jan. 7 to 11. Company executives outlined business strategies for the coming year, while emphasizing the company’s commitment to strengthening and expanding its partnerships with independent eyecare professionals. Unlike most prior years, the lens maker did not unveil any major new products.

Optical Companies Offer Unique Visions at CES 2017

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, January 12, 2017 12:05 AM

LAS VEGAS—Eyewear was everywhere at CES 2017, along with an abundance of vision technologies, some of which have yet to be seen at optical industry trade shows. Only a few years ago, the only optical products on display at CES were 3D glasses.

VM Is Live on the Scene at CES 2017

By Staff
Friday, January 6, 2017 9:20 AM VM's group editor, lenses and technology, Andrew Karp is on the scene at CES 2017. See the latest technology from the show from his Facebook Live footage.

Essilor Thanks You [PartnerPost]

By Staff
Monday, December 19, 2016 11:54 AM

Hear/Say

By Staff
Monday, December 12, 2016 12:00 AM “I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was 6. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.” – Shirley Temple

RestoringVision Launches #GivingSightDay Campaign for #GivingTuesday

By Staff
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 11:32 AM

SAN RAFAEL, Calif.—RestoringVision, a non-profit organization that delivers glasses to people in developing countries, is turning this year’s #GivingTuesday into #GivingSightDay. Funds raised during the #GivingSightDay campaign will be converted into glasses delivered to people in need.

Board Chair Daniel Mannen, OD and CEO Jim McGrann Outline VSP Global’s Goals for ‘Patient Access’

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, November 14, 2016 12:15 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—Focusing on complementary (medical and vision) channels of “patient access” to optometry with a view toward unifying several lines of its business to benefit members and providers, the senior management of VSP Global is positioning the company for continued growth in the rapidly changing health care landscape, in 2017 and beyond.

View VM’s Slideshow of Fundraising Efforts for World Sight Day

By Staff
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 4:08 PM GOLDEN, Colo.—The success and industry participation surrounding the World Sight Day Challenge for 2016 did not disappoint as thousands of eyecare professionals, companies, students, staff and patients, in the U.S. and around the world, all contributed to raise funds to help eliminate avoidable blindness and impaired vision.
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