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Nirvan Javan Expands its Sales Network in Europe

By Staff
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 9:38 AM With a strong presence in the DACH countries—Switzerland, Austria and Germany—which are confirmed as the main markets for its eyewear collections, the Swiss brand Nirvan Javan has recently widened its distribution to new countries, both with direct sales agents and distribution agreements.

Transitions and Opticians Association of Canada Now Accepting Applications for the 2022 Students of Vision Scholarship Program

By Staff
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 3:06 PM As part of a partnership to support the next generation of eyecare professionals, Transitions Optical in Canada and the Opticians Association of Canada (OAC) are now accepting submissions for the 2022 Students of Vision Scholarship Program. Currently enrolled (for the 2022-2023 school year) opticianry, optometry and optometric assistant students from across Canada are eligible to apply for the chance to win one of three prizes: a $2,500, $1,500 or $500 scholarship.

Qualimed Has New Headquarters

By Staff
Monday, October 3, 2022 2:40 PM In August, the company moved to its new headquarters in Gallarate, Italy, a structure of over 3,000 square meters, of which 1,000 is designated for production, functional to further develop the business and production "for third parties."

Silhouette Fights Climate Crisis Through Green Energy Initiatives and Carbon Offsetting

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Friday, September 30, 2022 4:07 PM The climate crisis is threatening life as we know it. Since the beginning of industrialization, the climate has rapidly changed. The planet is warming up, causing extreme weather events on a global scale. Silhouette takes its responsibility towards the planet seriously. As the global market leader in rimless premium eyewear, the Austrian family-owned company thinks long-term, with an eye on the future.

Mido 2023: Registration Is Open

By Staff
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 12:10 PM Visitors can now register on the Mido website for the forthcoming edition of the most international eyewear show. February 4-6, the world of optics will meet at Mido 2023, where the best the industry has to offer in terms of trends, innovation, design, sustainability and creativity will be on display, in a setting where deals are made and sales closed.

Transitions Publishes New Multicultural Resources for Fostering a More Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Optical Industry in Canada

By Staff
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 2:12 PM Transitions Optical has published new multicultural resources to help ECPs better serve their diverse patient base. A white paper and education course both titled “Fostering a More Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Optical Industry in Canada” are available online.

Design Eyewear Group Completes Another Acquisition

By Staff
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 2:09 PM With the acquisition of William Morris London, Design Eyewear Group is expanding its portfolio of premium and mid-market eyewear for independent opticians all over the world, bringing the company closer to its goal of becoming one of the world’s leading multi-brand providers of designer eyeglass frames.

Movitra Has Big Distribution Plans

By Staff
Monday, September 26, 2022 3:48 PM Movitra has started a process of expansion and revitalization for its global distribution. In Italy, the brand secured partnership with Mia Burton Distribution in August. Founded in 2022, Mia Burton Distribution was born with the aim of distributing and promoting top-level eyewear brands and is already an official partner of Garrett Leight and Mr. Leight in Italy.

FYidoctors Delta Lab: Made in Canada Best Quality Lenses

By Staff
Friday, September 23, 2022 3:48 PM Following its acquisition of Allied Lab in 2008, in 2015, FYidoctors moved its lab into a new state-of-the-art facility located in Delta, British Columbia. Since then, FYidoctors has grown significantly; today the lab is manufacturing an impressive 12,000 to 13,000 pairs of glasses per week.

Mido Warms Up its Engines for the 2023 Edition and Launches its New ‘Frames’ Communication Campaign

By Staff
Thursday, September 22, 2022 2:35 PM Mido 2023 gets a fresh, entirely updated look and a new claim, one that embodies the values that have set the show apart for more than 50 years: innovation and tradition, beauty and transformation, international appeal and memorability, wonder and substance.

Former Professor Makes Largest Donation in History to University of Waterloo Optometry School

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022 2:37 PM A former University of Waterloo professor has made the largest donation to the School of Optometry & Vision Science in the institution’s history. The university said it received a gift of $1.5 million from George Woo, a former UW professor and student, and Judy Woo.

King Giorgio Renews Trust in EssilorLuxottica for Another 15 Years

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022 3:16 PM EssilorLuxottica and the Armani Group announced the renewal of their licensing agreement for the development, production and worldwide distribution of eyewear under the Giorgio Armani, Giorgio Armani Privé, Emporio Armani, EA7 Emporio Armani and A|X Armani Exchange brands.

Sea2See Expanding Non-Profit to Tackle Polluting Waste

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Monday, September 19, 2022 4:33 PM Sea2See Foundation, the non-profit organization behind the pioneering “seastainable” eyewear brand Sea2See has broadened its waste collection and clean-up activities in Ghana in 2022 in a bid to step up its direct action and impact in the region, to protect the marine environment and eliminate marine waste.

DaTE 2022 Says Goodbye to Florence and Prepares for Milano Eyewear Design Day

By Staff
Friday, September 16, 2022 4:58 PM With approximately 1,500 industry professionals and buyers attending the Firenze show, 100 companies and 170 Italian and international brands, DaTE has indeed proven itself an essential event for the entire eyewear industry, which in Italy generates more than €4 billion in turnover and employs a workforce of 18,000.

Silmo Academy, the Comeback

By Staff
Thursday, September 15, 2022 5:01 PM In a sector where science is constantly advancing, it is important for Silmo Paris to give all professionals access to the latest information, research and experiments in order to provide them with an understanding of the challenges and changes in the optical industry. Thus, after an absence of two years, the Silmo Academy scientific symposium is back for its 11th edition.