Thursday, September 21, 2023 8:30 AM
BANGKOK—Approaching sustainability in-office is a task that requires coming at it from all angles. From small, family-owned and operated, independent ECPs to large, multi-national eyewear and eyecare corporations, all members of the optical community who are dedicated to sustainability will understand that their efforts must span different areas and departments in order to be truly holistic. For large companies like Hoya Vision Care
, a full, dedicated platform helps make this overarching goal more achievable.
Thursday, September 21, 2023 8:25 AM
KINGSPORT, Tenn.—Specialty compounder Gibaplast
now offers Eastman Tenite Renew for eyewear companies seeking to offer increased sustainable content in their eyewear frames through local European production. Tenite Renew is a new, more sustainable version of Tenite cellulose acetate propionate (CAP), a trusted choice within the eyewear industry for optical frames and fashion sunglasses. Tenite Renew adds more than 20 percent certified recycled content to the existing biobased content of Tenite CAP with no compromise to the material’s performance and quality, Eastman noted.
Thursday, September 21, 2023 8:20 AM
SeeGreen lens and screen cleaning solution is the latest addition for Hilco Vision
in their sustainable solutions portfolio.
Thursday, September 21, 2023 8:10 AM
NEW YORK—Definitions and standards as well as science and vetted information can be hard to find when discussing sustainability, climate change, environmental causes, and ESG business practices and commitments. One resource, though, that is a great starting point is Earth.org
. The website offers a range of definitions, explanations, guidance, updates and activities, ranging from breaking news to helpful guides that can help anyone better navigate today’s issues and practices when it comes to sustainability.
Thursday, September 14, 2023 8:30 AM
NEW YORK—Jennifer Tsai, OD, founder and owner of Line of Sight
in New York City, created her practice to be a unique environment with a boutique, concierge feel, blending eyecare and wellness in a holistic way. As she explained to VM
, “We have an exceptional team that works hard to keep the practice running smoothly to help patients with vision care and promote eye health. I specialize in specialty contact lens and offer an array of other services including dry eye treatments, vision therapies, ocular aesthetics and myopia control solutions.”
Thursday, September 14, 2023 8:25 AM
PADUA, Italy—Kering Eyewear
hosted its Sustainability Day earlier this month, inviting the Italian key supply chain partners to an in-depth conversation around the three pillars shaping Kering’s Sustainability strategy aiming at Crafting Tomorrow’s Luxury: Care (for the planet), Collaborate (for people) and Create (for sustainable innovation). Held on Tuesday, September 5, the event involved major players that have contributed to build Kering Eyewear’s successful business model and swift growth since its creation in 2014.
Thursday, September 14, 2023 8:20 AM
“Seastainable” eyewear company Sea2See
is previewing new styles ahead of Silmo.
Thursday, September 14, 2023 8:10 AM
WASHINGTON D.C.—Coming up later this month is the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo
, the largest global gathering of green building professionals featuring industry leaders and experts, including past LEED Fellows. Involved in putting on this premier conference is Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCU), the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally.
Wednesday, August 30, 2023 8:30 AM
NEW YORK—Earth Day is our most mainstream and widely celebrated environmental holiday—but there is more to sustainability than a once-a-year celebration. While many of us do our best to carry the principles of Earth Day and Arbor Day throughout the rest of the year, there are also a number of other environmentally conscious holidays that we can celebrate throughout the year, both personally and in the office. By adopting celebrations for days like America Recycles Day and World Environment Day, ECPs can underscore their commitment to sustainability from every angle—all while showing customers and patients how much more we can all do for our planet.
Wednesday, August 30, 2023 8:25 AM
NEW YORK—The world is paying significantly more attention to products, materials, office and dispensary, and boutique design that embrace sustainability principles and components. This is true as the international optical/eyewear community comes together. In fact, at several upcoming international exhibitions and conferences, sustainability and green materials will be embraced and ideas shared via more awards and competition opportunities.
Wednesday, August 30, 2023 8:20 AM
What’s New: Esprit
, from Charmant
, is presenting two new biodegradable acetate styles: ET33495 and ET33497. ET33495 is an uplifted style with a gradient front that softly blends into solid-colored temples in gray, teal or red. ET33497 is a soft rounded shape available in blue, rose or Havana.
Wednesday, August 30, 2023 8:15 AM
What’s New: Bajío
has made lenses for readers available in all of its sustainable frame styles. The brand’s clear, polarized and blue-light blocking readers are designed to magnify the user’s visual experience. Created for anglers who don’t require prescription sunglasses but would like more focal power for tying knots and reading electronics, Bajio’s readers offer both magnification and superior fish spotting in one lens. Bajío Readers are available in every full-wrap frame style and increase four different lens options by three magnification powers.
Wednesday, August 30, 2023 8:10 AM
NEW YORK—In this fast-changing era of extreme climate change and a growing awareness of sustainability and its relationship to products and supply chain issues of concern to both buyers and consumers, one question comes up again and again: Do you have your terminology straight? Sustainability Review
aims to help people learn more about some commonly used words and important phrases to help them better understand, communicate and discern this new language and verbiage.