SCENE + HEARD: Shows MIDO in Pictures By Deirdre Carroll Thursday, March 07, 2013 2:40 PM By Deirdre Carroll MILAN—The 43rd MIDO (International Optical, Optometry and Ophthalmology Exhibition) wrapped up here on March 4 after three days of networking, doing business, catching up and celebrating. Attendance figures, already reported by VMail on March 6, showed that MIDO continues to attract visitors from abroad. This slideshow provides an in-depth look at the vibe of the show, as well as some of the visitors who made the trek to Milan. MIDO 2013 » MIDO entrance. MIDO 2013 » Dr. Wolfgang Rebstock (l) and Peter Schwind of Eschenbach during the company's press conference Saturday morning about the 100th anniversary of the company. MIDO 2013 » OGI's Dan Lieberman, Joe Tallier and Rob Rich in the company's booth. MIDO 2013 » Lafont can always be counted on for a beautifully decorative booth. MIDO 2013 » Claudio Gottardi of Marchon in front of the company's latest launch collection, Chloé. MIDO 2013 » Annamaria Rizzato, Marchon’s new head of global brands, under which Skaga now falls. MIDO 2013 » (L to R) Valerio Giacobbi, Giovanni Zoppas and Maurizio Marcolin of Marcolin in the company’s WEB booth. MIDO 2013 » Greg Chavez (l) and Ed Greene of The Vision Council. MIDO 2013 » MIDO ambiance. MIDO 2013 » Stephen Rappoport of L'Amy America was on hand to introduce their new Bally collection. MIDO 2013 » Gerard Santinelli (l) of Santinelli International and Francois Mellon of Essilor. MIDO 2013 » (L to R) REM's Nicolas Roseillier, Donna Gindy, Steve Horowitz and Mike Hundert. MIDO 2013 » A brief look at ClearVision's MIDO booth. MIDO 2013 » The Vision Council's Ed Greene (l) and Francesco Pellegrini of the European Sunglass Association at their party. MIDO 2013 » MIDO ambiance. MIDO 2013 » Spy Optics Jim Sepaneck (l) and REM's Kevin Hundert caught up in one of the common areas. MIDO 2013 » Giovanni Lo Faro of Modo is all smiles in the booth during this year's MIDO. MIDO 2013 » Thierry Ifergan of Aspex shows off his booth. MIDO 2013 » Jeremy Tarian gets a visit from father, Alain Mikli, in his booth. MIDO 2013 » The Alain Mikli booth. MIDO 2013 » The Moscot booth. MIDO 2013 » Nadine Roth and Pascal Jaulent, cofounders of Face à Face. MIDO 2013 » Safilo hosted a cocktail party to celebrate Polaroid Saturday night. MIDO 2013 » The John Lennon Collection Portraits party from Adlens and Mondottica. MIDO 2013 » (L to R) Michael Ferrara of Adlens and Michael Jardine of Mondottica with customer Dan Avidor of Arriva. MIDO 2013 » Marchon hosted a party to celebrate its collaboration with Vogue Italia for the 3rd time. Here is the Salvatore Ferragamo image from the magazine along with the sunglass style shot. MIDO 2013 » (L to R) Marchon's Nicola Zotta and Mark Ginsberg. MIDO 2013 » The Vogue Italia image highlighting Chloe. MIDO 2013 » (L to R) Marchon's Steve Wright, Valerie Scott of Reed and Pierre Bessez of Marchon. MIDO 2013 » (L to R) Bessez and Savatore Sampino of Malibu Eye Center, which is currently featuring a full storefront installation of the Vogue Italia shoot in conjunction with Marchon.