Intel Augments Wearables Push With Acquisition of Smart Eyewear Company, Recon Instruments

By Staff
Friday, June 19, 2015 12:24 AM SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) has continued its push into the wearables category with the acquisition on this week of Vancouver, British Columbia-based Recon Instruments, maker of smart eyewear for sports and high-intensity environments.

Essilor Launches Business Unit to Promote Plano Sun Lenses

By Staff
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 12:21 AM CHARENTON LE PONT, France—Essilor International is expanding its presence in the global sun lens market with the launch last month of a new business unit, Essilor Sun Solution, that is dedicated to developing and marketing non-prescription sun lenses.

Envisioning A Modern Future

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, January 19, 2015 12:05 AM NEW YORK—Just over a year since her official appointment as CEO of Padova, Italy-based Safilo Group (SFL.MI), Luisa Delgado is looking back at heritage as Safilo concludes 2014, its 80th anniversary.

US Optical Introduces Thin Series Sunlenses

By Andrew Karp
Monday, January 19, 2015 12:00 AM SYRACUSE, N.Y.—US Optical is expanding its proprietary lens technology with two additional sunglass free-form lenses: Thin Wrap HD progressive and Thin Single Vision Wrap HD.

Mondottica Launches Yohji Yamamoto Eyewear Collection

By Ashley Grohoski
Monday, December 15, 2014 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Mondottica has launched the Yohji Yamamoto eyewear collection including both optical and sunglass frames.

VM and 20/20 Magazine Announce EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards for 2014

By Staff
Friday, December 12, 2014 12:12 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are pleased to announce the selections in the 6th annual EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards, a special survey aimed at identifying readers’ favorite products and companies of the year.

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Announces New Group: Eyewear Designers of the CFDA

By Staff
Monday, October 6, 2014 11:30 AM NEW YORK—The Council of Fashion Designers (CFDA) announced today that there is a new working group within the Council, the Eyewear Designers of the CFDA.

B. Robinson Launches the All New Revo Sun Collection

By Deirdre Carroll
Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00 AM NEW YORK—B. Robinson has launched a new Revo Collection, the first for the company since signing its license with Sequential Brands Group, which acquired the brand last August from Luxottica.

Babiators Debuts First Prescription Collection

By Deirdre Carroll

Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00 AM ATLANTA—Babiators, has officially launched Babiators Rx, a line of stylish prescription glasses for young kids age 2 and up.

Ultra Palm Throws Cazal ‘I Wear My Sunglasses at Night’ Party in L.A.

By Staff
Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00 AM MIAMI—Ultra Palm Optical hosted a Cazal “I Wear My Sunglasses at Night” Party at the rooftop Biergarten of the Standard Hotel in downtown Los Angeles on Aug. 14 to celebrate the launch of new Cazal Legends vintage styles and showcase Cazal’s new fall ophthalmic collection.

FGX International Recalls Children's Sunglasses Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

By Staff
Friday, September 5, 2014 12:18 AM WASHINGTON— FGX International is recalling about 215,000 children’s sunglass frames by order of the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Bushnell Introduces Bollé Sport Protective Collection for Kids

By Chloe Beach
Monday, September 1, 2014 12:00 AM

OVERLAND PARK, Ka.—Bollé Sport Protective, a new line from Bushnell Eyewear, is introducing the first full line of athletic eyewear for younger athletes to be certified by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).

Luxottica Group Q2 2014 Results Show Continuing Growth in North America, Emerging Markets and Europe

By Staff
Friday, July 25, 2014 12:26 AM
MILAN— Luxottica Group (NYSE: LUX) reported accelerated net sales growth in the second quarter ending June 30, 2014 to €2,060 million, up 7 percent at constant exchange rates when compared to the €2,018 million generated during the same period of 2013, according to the company’s financial results released yesterday.

Congress Recognizes National Sunglasses Day, Applauds VC and Sunglass Manufacturers

By Staff
Friday, June 27, 2014 12:10 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—After initial reports in VMail of National Sunglasses Day recognized by The Vision Council and optical industry as taking place today, June 27, 2014, on Wednesday, June 25, Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX 26th District) issued a statement to the House of Representatives officially entering National Sunglasses Day into the Congressional Record.

Adlens Releases Sundials Adjustable Focus Sunwear

By Andrew Karp
Monday, June 16, 2014 12:00 AM OXFORD, England—Adlens is launching Sundials, a line of adjustable focus sunwear.