Vote Now for Vision Monday's and 20/20 Magazine's 2017 EyeVote Reader’s Choice Awards

By Staff
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are hosting the ninth annual EyeVote Reader’s Choice Awards to identify the optical industry’s favorite products and companies this year.

L’Amy America Announces Multi-Year Licensing Agreement for Canali Eyewear Collection

By Staff
Thursday, September 14, 2017 12:24 AM WILTON, Conn.—L’Amy America has announced that they have entered into a multi-year licensing agreement with Canali to market and distribute a luxury collection of ophthalmic frames and sunglasses under the Canali brand.

State Optical Co. and Fashion Brand Creatures of the Wind Debut Sunglass Collaboration

By Staff
Monday, September 11, 2017 12:30 AM NEW YORK—State Optical Co., the American luxury eyewear brand and Creatures of the Wind, the American ready-to-wear brand have announced a first ever luxury Made-In-America sunglass collaboration.

L Catterton Asia Announces Partnership With Korean Eyewear Brand, Gentle Monster

By Staff
Monday, September 11, 2017 12:27 AM SINGAPORE AND SEOUL—L Catterton Asia has announced a new partnership with IICOMBINED, the owner and operator of Gentle Monster, the global eyewear brand. L Catterton Asia leads a consortium including Groupe Arnault, the family holding company of Bernard Arnault, who is chairman and CEO of LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton, in the Gentle Monster investment.

Check.Out: Sunshine Eye Clinic

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, September 11, 2017 12:00 AM The eyewear brand, NW77th by Studio Optyx seeks to cater to an urban chic lifestyle in a fresh and interesting way. This selection of eyewear melds cool, luxury frames with an attainable price point. The NW77th brand creates an overall experience for its wearers and exudes a unique vibe and energy that defines modern and cultural living.

Safilo Celebrates Harper’s BAZAAR’s 150th Anniversary With Sunglass Capsule Collection

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, September 11, 2017 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Safilo Group is honoring Harper’s BAZAAR’s 150th anniversary with the “First in Fashion-First in Eyewear,” an exclusive eyewear collaboration that affirms the trendsetting thought leadership powered by the unique heritage that both of these companies possess.

Sleek Shields

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, September 11, 2017 12:00 AM Side shields have been elevated from function to fashion and are gracing many fall/winter frames. From luxury takes on the traditional look and sleek additions to frames to subtle trendy styles, there are a variety of fashion statements that shields are being utilized for.

What Are You Wearing?: Amazing Eyes Optical Boutique, Foley, Alabama

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, September 11, 2017 12:00 AM Lisa has worked in the optical industry for 10 years while her husband has been in the industry for 21 years. “We opened an independent optical boutique in Foley, Alabama over 10 years ago and I started working there with him.”

Kenmark Eyewear Announces Multi-Year License Renewal for Lilly Pulitzer

By Staff
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 12:24 AM LOUISVILLE, K.Y.—Kenmark Eyewear has announced that renewal of an exclusive license agreement for the development, production and worldwide distribution of Lilly Pulitzer eyewear.

8 Points Inc. Signs Licensing Agreement With Kendall + Kylie Eyewear in Canada

By Staff
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 12:21 AM NEW YORK—8 Points Inc. has announced a licensing agreement for the distribution of Kendall + Kylie Eyewear in Canada.

Kirk & Kirk Opens New American Office Based in Philadelphia

By Staff
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 12:18 AM LONDON—Kirk & Kirk has announced the opening of a new American office. This new office will allow Kirk & Kirk to better support the demand within its rapidly developing market, the company stated.

Check.Out: Insight Eyecare

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, August 28, 2017 12:21 AM The Dior eyewear collection by Safilo fascinates with sophisticated designs coupled with glamourous flair. This collection exudes both contemporary design and femininity that is showcased in its refined styles that express a certain level of creativity and a stylistic statement. High quality manufacturing and Dior’s creative spirit come together to celebrate the Maison’s elegance and savoir-faire.

Illesteva Debuts Limited Edition Sunglass With the Michael Jackson Estate

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, August 28, 2017 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Illesteva, a New York-based eyewear brand, is releasing a limited edition sunglass style created in collaboration with The Estate of Michael Jackson.

Reformed Rounds

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, August 28, 2017 12:21 AM What: To reform is to change into an improved form or condition. These frames take aspects of geometric trends and the classic round silhouette, adding a new take to the traditional round shape by creating edges. These looks offer slight modifications to the quintessentially round look—creating an evolution to this traditional style.

What Are You Wearing?: Zoom Optical, Toronto, Ontario

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, August 28, 2017 12:21 AM Monica has been working in the optical industry for 19 years. While in university, she got the opportunity to work as an optical assistant at an eyeglass boutique as well as a model for an eyewear photoshoot. After graduation, she decided to go to opticianry school and pursue a career in the optical industry. “I found this field very interesting because it involves education about our eyes and a sense of fashion.”
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