Luxottica Acquires Key Assets of Exciton, a Lens Technology Company

By Staff
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 12:24 AM DAYTON, Ohio—Luxottica is acquiring key assets of Exciton, a Dayton-based technology company with expertise in the development and integration of high performance dyes into the medical, electronic and optical industries.

Etnia Barcelona Bows Jean-Michel Basquiat Collection for Street Artists

By Alexandrea Mobijohn
Monday, June 20, 2016 12:00 AM BARCELONA, Spain—Etnia Barcelona, having built its story through reflections of art and photography icons, explores the world of graffiti and street art with the launch of the Jean-Michel Basquiat collection of sunglasses.

Tom Ford by Marcolin Launches Private Eyewear Collection

By Alexandrea Mobijohn
Monday, June 20, 2016 12:00 AM LONGARONE, Italy—Marcolin has announced the launch of the Tom Ford Private Eyewear Collection, a special edition of five sunglasses and six optical frames designed for the eyewear connoisseur. This 11-piece collection commemorates Tom Ford’s 11 years of making eyewear.

Marchon’s Nike Vision Debuts Running Eyewear With Zeiss Optics

By Alexandrea Mobijohn
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Marchon has announced the Spring 2016 Nike Vision Running Collection of performance eyewear with Nike + Zeiss Optics. The 5-piece collection offers runners of all levels a formation of aerodynamic, highly functional designs engineered for both speed and comfort.

Safilo Announces New Eyewear by Marcel Wanders

By Alexandrea Mobijohn
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:00 AM PADUA, Italy—Safilo Group has announced an exclusive eyewear collection of six optical and three sun styles created by renowned designer, Marcel Wanders.

Marchon Bows Marni Sunwear Collection

By Alexandrea Mobijohn
Monday, April 11, 2016 12:00 AM MELVILLE, N.Y.—Marchon Eyewear has launched a new line of sunglasses for the Italian luxury design house, Marni. The collection including four sunglasses is designed for a discerning audience of curious and sophisticated women looking to make a statement of individual style and creativity.

Vuarnet Introduces New Cable Car Spring Collection

By Stephanie Sengwe
Monday, April 11, 2016 12:00 AM NEW YORK—French sunglass brand Vuarnet has announced its new spring collection titled Cable Car. Inspired by the tram systems of legendary cities such as San Francisco, Lisbon and Hong Kong, the collection features a double bridge, metal wire frame and is designed for urban adventure and wearers who love to travel.

Marchon Bows Modern Creative Munich Collection

By Alexandrea Mobijohn
Monday, March 28, 2016 12:00 AM MELVILLE, N.Y.—Modern Creative Munich (MCM) by Marchon has launched a new eyewear collection of five new styles in acetate and metal. Combining classic elements of timeless luxury with a contemporary, innovative design, the MCM collection offers three sun styles and one optical style for women along with one unisex sunglass.

Chlogan Eyewear Debuts Capistrano Collection

By Alexandrea Mobijohn
Monday, March 7, 2016 12:00 AM HICKSVILLE, N.Y.—The Chlogan Eyewear Group, an optical frame manufacturing company founded in 2015, has introduced the new Capistrano ophthalmic eyewear collection designed for men and women.

Rims & Goggles Launches Independent GRO Eyewear Brand

By Alexandrea Mobijohn
Monday, March 7, 2016 12:00 AM SAN FRANISCO, Calif.— Reclaiming the definition of luxury, Penna Omega, owner of Rims & Goggles optical boutique in Milly Valley, California has launched GRO, an independent eyewear brand.

Silhouette Introduces Neubau Eyewear Brand

By Alexandrea Mobijohn
Monday, March 7, 2016 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Silhouette has introduced Neubau Eyewear, a new global brand of optical and sun styles inspired by the exciting, rapidly evolving urban environment of Vienna’s Neubau.

Red Bull Racing Eyewear Partners With Solidar to Launch Rx Program

By Staff
Monday, February 29, 2016 12:21 AM FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.—On March 1, Red Bull Racing Eyewear will debut its new Rx program featuring specialty, high performance prescription lenses created by Solidar Optical Laboratory.

Safilo and Swatch Sign Five-Year Agreement

By Staff
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 12:21 AM PADUA, Italy/BIEL, Switzerland—Safilo [SFL.IM] and Swatch Ltd. have signed a collaboration agreement for Swatch branded eyewear. Safilo and Swatch will co-design the eyewear collections with Safilo handling the development and manufacturing in its European production network, the companies said.

Word of the Year: A Drinking Game

By Staff
Sunday, December 27, 2015 12:07 AM 437. That’s how many times the word “Millennial” appeared in Vision Monday’s print editorial through our Nov. 16 issue. It was a big year for Gen Y and VM devoted a whole editorial project toward covering the Millennial market. We understand that our readers might be a little tired of the word but nonetheless we’re declaring it the Word of the Year.  We thought we’d up the ante and put a fun little twist on our gratuitous use of the “M” word… by making it a drinking game.

13 Newsworthy Mergers and Acquisitions in 2015

By Staff
Wednesday, December 23, 2015 12:09 AM This year saw its fair share of business deals. Here's a look at the major mergers and acquisitions in the optical arena for 2015.
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