Easy as 1, 2, 3

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, September 17, 2018 12:40 AM WHAT: Three-piece mounts are taking on a trendier look as these styles are popping into not only optical but sun collections as well, featuring unique shapes, temples and lens treatments.

Kidz Biz 2018

By VM Staff
Monday, August 13, 2018 12:31 AM It’s August and although summer is still hanging on, there’s no denying that back-to-school vibe is in the air. No matter the season, kids eyewear always stands ready to help the younger, and youngest generations, express their self-confidence, playful attitudes and trendsetting personalities all at once. For those looking for the latest eyewear styles to suit kids of all ages, Vision Monday offers the hottest trends in Kidz Biz eyewear.

Ottica Dante Americas to Distribute Immagine 98 in U.S.

By Staff
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 12:15 AM BOCA RATON, Fla.—Ottica Dante Americas LLC and Immagine 98 Srl have entered into a distribution partnership with Ottica Dante Americas named as the exclusive U.S. distributor for Immagine 98’s X-IDE and Rye & Lye collections. As stated in a release, Ottica Dante Americas will now be responsible for all sales support and customer support for the two product lines in the U.S. as well as business development activity in the territory. “The new cooperation provides an opportunity to continue on a path which brings to customers exclusive brands in an array of exciting designs. The addition of X-IDE and Rye & Lye is a perfect extension of Ottica Dante Americas’ collections. Infrastructures are in place to provide all customers with exceptional service and continuity where it applies,” the company said.

Vista Outdoor Announces Sale of Bolle, Cebe and Serengeti Eyewear Brands

By Staff
Monday, July 9, 2018 10:15 AM FARMINGTON, Utah—Vista Outdoor Inc. has entered into an agreement to sell the legal entities operating its Bolle, Cebe and Serengeti eyewear brands to an entity controlled by a private equity fund.

[Partner Post] Eyewear for the Entire Family

By Staff
Friday, May 25, 2018 5:33 PM Brighten up the world around you with new frames from Life is Good. Go all out and chart a course for summer excitement wearing new frames from Life is Good. Classic, delicate and unexpected pops of color punctuate the new collection of lightweight comfortable frames that let your personality shine through. To view more, and discover new summer styles, visit mcgeegroup.com.

Stephen Wright Appointed Chief Commercial Officer of Safilo North America

By Staff
Friday, May 18, 2018 11:00 AM PADUA, Italy and SECAUCUS, N.J.—Safilo has announced the appointment of Stephen Wright as new chief commercial officer of Safilo North America, effective June 19.

Covry Eyewear Showcases Elevated Fit Frames

By Staff
Monday, May 14, 2018 1:00 AM NEW YORK—Covry Eyewear was started in 2015 by Athina Wang and Florence Shin. Based in New York City, the brand’s frames are designed for diverse facial structures, including low nose bridges and high cheekbones with its signature Elevated Fit for comfortable yet stylish frames.

Signet Debuts Kodak Unique DRO Progressive Lenses

By Staff
Monday, May 14, 2018 1:00 AM CARLSBAD, Calif.—Signet Armorlite is expanding its Kodak Lens Professional Series with the addition of Kodak Unique DRO Progressive Lenses. The lenses are designed to provide sharp vision at all distances while optimizing the reading zone to support prolonged viewing of mobile devices.

Spinoza New York Launches Lens for Lens by Spinoza Optical Line

By Staff
Monday, May 14, 2018 1:00 AM NEW YORK—Eyewear brand Spinoza New York has launched a new optical line Lens for Lens (L4L) by Spinoza in partnership with Alan Glazier, OD, Justin Bazan, OD, Eric Dessner, MD, and John Nguyen, OD.

Safilo Group’s Newly Elected Board of Directors Confirms Trocchia as CEO

By Staff
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 12:27 AM PADOVA, Italy—A new Safilo Group S.p.A. board of directors, meeting for the first time Tuesday following their election earlier in the day during a general shareholders’ meeting, confirmed the appointment of Angelo Trocchia as the company’s new chief executive officer. Trocchia, as VMAIL reported, in February was named to succeed former chief executive Luisa Delgado, who retired at the end of February. Trocchia, who was chief executive of Unilever Italia, joined the company April 1.

I-deal Optics Debuts Rafaella Eyewear Collection

By Staff
Monday, April 16, 2018 12:00 AM TROY, Mich.—I-deal Optics has announced the launch of Rafaella Eyewear which will include optical only. This debut collection for women is both sophisticated and easy to wear.

WestGroupe Announces Canadian Distribution for Moleskine Eyewear Collection

By Staff
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 12:21 AM MONTREAL, Quebec—WestGroupe has announced that they will be distributing the Moleskine eyewear collection in Canada for spring 2018. The collection of optical frames feature a clean, distinctive design. The launch will start with seven optical styles for men, five optical for women and three unisex optical styles along with a selection of accessories and cases features the classic ‘in case of loss’ notice. Some frame features include thin, light-weight designed temples and hinges manufactured from quality materials. “The glasses are both naturally elegant and innovative, as well as functional and extremely lightweight. The eyewear collection empowers exploration and creativity while on the go, connecting the user to the Moleskine world of imagination, memory and travel,” the company said. 

L’Amy America to Launch the Exclusive Canali Eyewear Collection

By Staff
Thursday, March 15, 2018 12:00 AM WILTON, Conn.—L’Amy America is launching a luxury collection of sunglasses and ophthalmic frames under the Canali brand at Vision Expo East.

ClearVision and Frameworks Partner on Made in the USA Collection Called Spectaculars

By Staff
Monday, March 12, 2018 12:24 AM HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.—ClearVision Optical has announced a new strategic relationship with Frameworks to launch a collection of authentic vintage-inspired eyewear, called Spectaculars, manufactured in the U.S. ClearVision said it will “create a network of brand aligned retailers as a part of a unique distribution strategy that is fully supported by an online presence. This presence will be managed by Spectaculars and will work to promote the partnership locally,” the announcement said. “An alternative to the recent trend of selling high-end collections via e-commerce, this retail strategy will provide online and social support to promote the collection and reinforces the importance of consumers visiting a local practitioner for their eyewear needs,” the company said. 

Eastern States Eyewear Releases Coco and Breezy Optical Collection

By Staff
Monday, March 12, 2018 12:00 AM ELMONT, N.Y.—Eastern States Eyewear, along with designers Coco and Breezy, have debuted the brand’s first optical collection following the launch of their sunwear line in 2017.