Baumvision Europe and TOMS Eyewear Renew Their Partnership

By Staff
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 12:24 AM ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. and VIENNA—Baumvision Europe and TOMS have announced their continued partnership to expand TOMS’ optical and sunglass collections as well as its One for One commitment to the European market.

Modo’s Buy a Frame, Help A Child See Program

By Staff
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Modo’s Buy a Frame—Help a Child See program works to provide early detection and intervention necessary for children in underprivileged areas that need help the most.

Silmo d’Or 2016 Honorees Announced in Paris

By Staff
Monday, September 26, 2016 12:30 AM PARIS— At a festive event last Friday evening here, the winners of the 2016 SILMO d'Or prizes, awarded for innovation and design, were announced at the Maison de la Mutualité.

Safilo Announces Multi-Year Licensing Agreement for the Moschino and Love Moschino Eyewear Collections

By Staff
Friday, September 16, 2016 12:24 AM PADUA, Italy—Safilo announced a new licensing agreement for the design, manufacturing and worldwide distribution of the Moschino and Love Moschino collections of optical frames and sunglasses.

Oakley’s TruBridge Offers Optimized Fit Without Compromising Style

By Staff
Monday, September 12, 2016 5:45 AM FOOTHILLS RANCH, Calif.—Oakley is releasing TruBridge, a frame-fitting technology that creates an optimized fit with four different-size nose pads to fit the four most common nose bridges. TruBridge Technology provides optimum vision by creating a centered line of sight where the prescription is most accurate; maximum pad contact for even weight distribution; and a fit that eliminates cheek contact for all day comfort, the company said

Check.Out: Collegiate Peak Eyecare

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, September 12, 2016 12:45 AM STATE Optical Co. is a first-of-its-kind brand of luxury American eyewear proudly being manufactured in Chicago. STATE believes luxury isn’t about a name, it’s about the design and craftsmanship behind the frames. Inspired by iconic Chicago streets, STATE designs evoke the style, the grit, the substance of the doers and thinkers the frames are made for. Learn more about the brand at

Costa’s New Optical Eyeglass Collection Is Built for Adventure

By Andrew Karp
Monday, September 12, 2016 12:45 AM DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—Costa, renowned for its high quality polarized sunglasses for outdoor enthusiasts is entering a new sphere with the debut of its first set of optical frames based on the strong demand for a branded eyewear collection. Costa Optical, prescription eyewear that speaks to the adventurer, will launch this Fall.

Match Eyewear to Debut All New Judith Leiber Collections

By Staff
Monday, September 12, 2016 12:45 AM NEW YORK—Judith Leiber will launch its all new eyewear collections under the Judith Leiber Couture and JL by Judith Leiber labels, and both collections will debut at Vision Expo West 2016.

Modo Is Off to the Races as the Premium Partner of the Sauber F1 Team

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, September 12, 2016 12:45 AM NEW YORK—Modo Eyewear is off to the races as the new premium partner of the Sauber F1 Team. The partnership kicks off during the upcoming Italian Grand Prix in Monza and goes through the remainder of the 2016 Formula One season.

Rush Sees a Host of Expansion Products and Programs on Costa’s Horizon

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, September 12, 2016 12:45 AM DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—Costa intends to make some waves. The “Born on the Water” brand of performance sunwear, one of the fastest growing companies in the category, with double-digit compound growth every year for the past 10 years, is looking to set off new ripples for its storied brand.

Taste The Rainbow

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, September 12, 2016 12:45 AM Who: If Skittles are your go-to candy to satisfy your sweet tooth and for those who loved Rainbow Brite as a child. For Wizard of Oz lovers who know all of the words to “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and for those taking fashion inspiration from the ever-eclectic Solange Knowles.

What Are You Wearing?: Peepers Optical, Denver, Co.

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, September 12, 2016 12:45 AM Alex has been in the optical industry since 2008 when he was hired to edge lenses at a private practice lab in Fort Collins, Colo. “The owners’ daughter saw potential and thought I would be a successful optician, and they began my training immediately,” he said. After four years with that practice, Bennett relocated to Denver, Colo. where he has been working with Peepers Optical. He’s currently in the process of completing prerequisite courses to qualify for optometry school.

Zyloware Launches Shaquille O’Neal Squad Eyewear Collection

By Staff
Monday, September 12, 2016 12:45 AM PORT CHESTER, N.Y.—The Shaquille O’Neal Squad Eyewear collection from Zyloware is all about comfort and style being the “new cool.” Game changing to this collection are performance-based materials and trendy design.

ClearVision Optical and Steve Madden Sign Global Multi-Year Eyewear License

By Staff
Monday, September 12, 2016 12:27 AM NEW YORK—ClearVision Optical and Steve Madden, the iconic footwear and accessories brand have signed a global multi-year licensing agreement for eyewear and sunwear.

Match Eyewear Acquires the Kata Brand

By Staff
Monday, September 12, 2016 12:24 AM WESTBURY, NY— Design Gallery, the luxury division of Match Eyewear, has acquired the Kata eyewear brand. Effective immediately, Match assumed ownership of Kata including its associated patents such as Kata’s M1 and Reverse hinge technology from B. Robinson.