Kenmark Eyewear Announces License Renewal With Vera Wang

By Staff
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:21 AM LOUISVILLE, K.Y.—Kenmark Eyewear has announced the renewal of an exclusive license agreement for the development, production and worldwide distribution of eyewear for Vera Wang.

Seeing Green

By Staff
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:11 AM The Pantone Color Institute’s 2017 Color of the Year, Greenery, is meant to embody rejuvenation and new beginnings. We’ve shown you how you can implement this zesty hue into your look through eyewear, but take a look at how you can bring this color successfully into other areas of your life in small or large doses via Elle Décor.

Essilor, Luxottica Merger Will Be Gradual, Essilor’s John Carrier Says

By Staff
Monday, January 16, 2017 4:15 PM NEW YORK—Although the news of Essilor’s planned merger with Luxottica Group traveled through the world’s financial markets at cyber speed today, VMail has learned that the complex process of combining the two eyewear industry giants into a behemoth valued at nearly €50 billion will occur gradually over the next three to four years.

Eyewear Industry Giants Essilor and Luxottica Announce Merger; Historic Deal Will Reshape the Optical Industry

By Staff
Monday, January 16, 2017 12:15 AM PARIS and MILAN—Plans for a mega merger of Essilor [Euronext Paris: EI] and Luxottica [MTA: LUX; NYSE: LUX], two global giants of the eyewear industry, were announced today by Essilor and Delfin Sarl, the Luxembourg based holding company of the Del Vecchio family, the majority owners of Luxottica.

Allure Launches Kendall + Kylie Eyewear Debut Sun Collection

By Staff
Monday, January 16, 2017 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Jenner sisters, Kendall and Kylie have entered the optical market with the launch of the Kendall + Kylie sunwear collection with optical to follow. The collection will be distributed by Allure Eyewear.

Check.Out: Optometrics of Chatsworth

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, January 16, 2017 12:00 AM John Varvatos and his trademark detailing have become synonymous with cool. His eyewear collection follows suit by echoing the tough, but tailored touches that have made Varvatos a force to be reckoned with. The four iconic hallmarks that represent the brand include John Varvatos’ initials, a crown, a guitar and a shield displaying the company’s founding date. John Varvatos Eyewear designs often draw inspiration from Varvatos’ past to repurpose it into something entirely new.

Classique Eyewear Introduces Its Own Eyewear Essentials Collection, CIE

By Staff
Monday, January 16, 2017 12:00 AM SAN DIEGO—Eyewear distribution company, Classique Eyewear, presents its collection of value eyewear called CIE.

ClearVision Optical Debuts Steve Madden Eyewear

By Staff
Monday, January 16, 2017 12:00 AM HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.—ClearVision Optical has produced its largest collection with the launch of Steve Madden eyewear. This collection features 51 styles: 20 women’s, 16 men’s, six kids and nine sun.

Greenery

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, January 16, 2017 12:00 AM Who: Lovers of the outdoors, those with a green thumb, individuals patiently waiting for Spring to come around, matcha enthusiasts and recent fashion collections from Kenzo, Michael Kors, Zac Posen and Cynthia Rowley.

Kirk & Kirk Teams Up With Illustrator, Thomas Hedger, for Limited Edition Lens Cloths

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, January 16, 2017 12:00 AM LONDON— Kirk & Kirk has announced the launch of their limited edition lens cloths which is the first release from their “Artist Partnership Series.”

L’Amy America Introduces Ann Taylor Readers

By Staff
Monday, January 16, 2017 12:00 AM WILTON, Conn.—L’Amy America announced that Ann Taylor is expanding beyond ophthalmic frames to include a collection of ready readers. This debut collection will consist of four different styles, each available in three different powers: +1.5, +2.0 and +2.5.

Safilo Launches Its First Fendi Men’s Collection for Spring/Summer 2017

By Staff
Monday, January 16, 2017 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Fendi presents its first Men’s Eyewear collection for Spring/Summer 2017. The collection encompasses a wide and complete array of sunglasses and optical frames, celebrating the Fendi Men’s signatures in an innovative way.

What Are You Wearing?: Specs Around Town, Bloomington, Ill.

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, January 16, 2017 12:00 AM Julie has been in the optical industry since 1979. She attended Lakeshore Technical Institute and received an associate degree in ophthalmic dispensing. “My other choice was UW-Madison for a music degree, but eyewear, optics and dispensing caught my eye.”

Mad Vision to Distribute Vinyl Factory in the U.S.

By Staff
Friday, January 13, 2017 12:24 AM SUNRISE, Fla. and PARIS—Vinyl Factory is expanding its presence in the U.S. through an exclusive distribution agreement with Mad Vision.

PogoTec Partners With Frame and Sunwear Companies on New Wearable Device

By Staff
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 12:30 AM LAS VEGAS, Nev.—Wearable tech eyewear startup PogoTec announced that it is partnering with four optical frame and sunglass companies to launch its first product, a small, frame-mounted camera that attaches to fashionable eyewear. The device, known as PogoCam, is being unveiled this week at CES 2017.
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