VM Photo Share: NYC Sights, Sounds and People at Expo

By Staff
Thursday, April 03, 2014 1:30 PM NEW YORK—With memories of Expo still fresh in everyone’s minds, Vision Monday presents the following slideshow to recap the sights and excitement that helped make up Vision Expo East 2014. See who was at the industry parties held on the show floor and all around the town last week.

VM Photo Share: Around the Town

By Staff
Thursday, April 03, 2014 1:25 PM NEW YORK—For many ECPs visiting New York for this year’s show, action was packed outside of the Javits Center as well as in. From the Lower East Side to Chelsea to Gramercy, various frame designers and optical folk speckled the city with socializing, networking and showcasing Spring collections at celebrations across the isle. Take a trip through the high-fashion, high-rise, high-energy venues that attracted optical nightlife as March came to a close.

Safilo and Solstice Celebrate New Fifth Avenue Flagship

By Deirdre Carroll
Friday, December 27, 2013 12:00 AM On Nov. 21, Solstice Sunglasses, owned by Safilo Group, kicked off the holiday season with a new two-story NYC flagship store located at 500 Fifth Avenue.

Eva Mendes Celebrates the Charlotte Ronson for Vogue Eyewear Collection

By Deirdre Carroll
Thursday, December 05, 2013 12:00 AM NEW YORK—On Oct. 21, Luxottica and the CFDA celebrated the introduction of designer Charlotte Ronson to the 4th annual Design Series for Vogue Eyewear at the Gramercy Terrace.

Reorder of Business at The Monocle Order

By Staff
Monday, November 18, 2013 12:00 AM NEW YORK—After recently opening a store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, The Monocle Order celebrated yet another milestone last month—the addition of optical product and services to its increasingly expanding offering of independent eyewear brands.

Walman Optical Golf Event Raises $48K for Blind Students

By Staff
Monday, November 18, 2013 12:00 AM WEST ST. PAUL, Minn.—Walman Optical hosted the Upper Midwest Optical Golf Day (UMOGD) Sight Preservation Foundation golf event at Southview Country Club here on Aug. 12.

Vision Expo West Sets the Stage for Optical Industry Honors

By Staff
Thursday, October 10, 2013 3:07 PM LAS VEGAS—With the bright lights of Las Vegas as a vibrant backdrop, the optical community took time out from their busy Expo schedules to honor individuals who have made significant and long lasting contributions to the industry.

Party Time at Vision Expo West 2013

By Staff
Thursday, October 10, 2013 1:49 PM LAS VEGAS—With Expo still fresh on everyone’s minds, Vision Monday presents the following slideshow to recap the sights and excitement that helped make up Vision Expo West. See who was at the industry parties held on the show floor and around town last week.

G-Star Shows a Raw Performance With New Eyewear Line by Marchon

By Catherine Wolinski
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 2:59 PM NEW YORK—Timed with the famed Fashion Week here last month, G-Star, a modern denim brand emphasizing raw, industrial design, celebrated the launch of its first eyewear collection in partnership with Marchon.

'Bright Lights Bling City': Sunglass Hut Struts in Times Square

By Catherine Wolinski
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 2:49 PM NEW YORK—Amid the usual glitz of Times Square, Sunglass Hut strutted its stuff during New York Fashion Week last month to celebrate the opening of its first store in the trafficked location.

Santinelli International Celebrates 40th Anniversary

By Andrew Karp
Monday, September 09, 2013 12:00 AM HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.—In honor of Santinelli International’s 40th anniversary, all 75 team members of the lens finishing equipment company recently gathered on Long Island, N.Y. for meetings and celebrations.

Mykita Opens First U.S. Store in New York

By Staff
Thursday, August 22, 2013 1:00 AM NEW YORK—Berlin-based eyewear company, Mykita threw a party to celebrate the opening of their first U.S. store on July 17 at 109 Crosby Street in NYC’s SoHo neighborhood.

Sunglass Purveyors The Monocle Order Dive Into Their Third Year

By Catherine Wolinski
Monday, August 19, 2013 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Self-avowed “members’ club for sunglass lovers” The Monocle Order once again wowed fans with an energetic event.

Tortoise & Blonde Host a Colorful Celebration With New Collaborator

By Catherine Wolinski
Monday, August 19, 2013 12:00 AM NEW YORK—After announcing their collaboration with Urban Outfitters last month, e-tailing eyewear company Tortoise & Blonde launched their first popup shop at the bohemian apparel store’s 628 Broadway location in NoHo, New York City.

Safilo USA and Solstice Sunglasses ‘Chase the Sun’ at Annual Summer Solstice Soiree

By Catherine Wolinski
Monday, July 22, 2013 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Last month, Safilo Group invited fashionistas and optical industry professionals alike to their annual “Celebrate Summer Solstice” promotional event with Solstice Sunglasses.
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