Friday, October 22, 2021 12:02 AM
Specsavers announced its intention to become a Canadian market leader by opening more than 200 locally owned stores in the country by 2024. The company will start by launching 16 stores in British Columbia over the next six months, including two in November 2021.
Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:02 AM
It is far from unusual for the eyewear industry to establish non-sector partnerships with the most diverse sectors: these range from fashion to the ever-present design and music, from the world of celebrities to more remote worlds like the car industry. This crossover activity highlights how creativity in eyewear is increasingly transversal and network-oriented.
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 12:02 AM
Way back in 2019 we were feeling the challenges of recruiting and the last two years have added a whole new wrinkle. What does that mean for the optometry clinic and optical? Here is a quick checklist of things you can do to make everything work better.
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:02 AM
As in every year, the second Thursday of October is World Sight Day. This important initiative is designed to focus attention worldwide on the issue of blindness and vision impairment. The event, promoted by the WHO (World Health Organization) and backed by IAPB (International Agency for Prevention of Blindness), this year focused on the theme #LoveYourEyes.
Friday, October 15, 2021 12:02 AM
Three managers will lead the Marseilles-based company Jean-François Rey: Walter Pirinoli, Dan Levi and Ralf Kmoch. The transfer of ownership was decided some months ago, following long and careful analysis, by the founder himself—Jean-François Rey.
Thursday, October 14, 2021 12:02 AM
The purpose of the Canadian Myopia Management ECP study is to characterize the attitudes toward myopia management and use of the various therapies. The 2021 study, which is now available, reveals notable changes in usages of the different treatments and changes in perception of efficacy.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:02 AM
The pandemic has changed purchasing habits, and retailers have been obliged to create a new customer experience, with a blend of on-line and off-line shopping. Despite this evolution, more traditional stores are hardly disappearing.
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 12:02 AM
FYidoctors announced the addition of its second location in Grande Prairie, Alberta. The newly constructed clinic, which is located on Westgate Drive, marks a significant milestone for the organization, whose entrepreneurial success story began 13 years ago in the growing community. The inaugural location remains its largest clinic in Canada.
Monday, October 11, 2021 12:02 AM
On the Mido website
, visitors to the international eyewear show—buyers, designers, entrepreneurs, opticians, ophthalmologists and eyewear supply chain professionals—can register for the forthcoming edition of the show, set to take place February 12-14, 2022.
Friday, October 8, 2021 12:02 AM
ANFAO (Associazione Nazionale Fabbricanti Articoli Ottici)—the Italian National Association of Optical Goods Manufacturers—reported encouraging results from the first half of 2021. The ANFAO data has raised the confidence of Italian eyewear players for the year and expect a complete return to 2019 levels as early as 2021 year-end.
Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:02 AM
As part of a large-scale multi-year plan for takeovers in the sector, Omisan Farmaceutici S.r.l. has acquired 100 percent shares in Schalcon S.p.A. Schalcon is an Italian manufacturer of contact lenses and solutions, founded in 1977.
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 12:02 AM
EssilorLuxottica was recognized with a “Silmo d’Or” award for its latest breakthrough innovation, Transitions XTRActive Polarized lenses, at the 2021 edition of the leading international optics tradeshow, Silmo Paris (24-27 September 2021).
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 12:02 AM
GLBL Eyewear Group announced the addition of two new license agreements: Gibson, the iconic American guitar brand (unisex sunglasses collection) and Minions, the 2015 American comedy animation produced by Illumination Entertainment and distributed by Universal Pictures (kid’s frame line).
Monday, October 4, 2021 12:02 AM
As part of a partnership to support the next generation of eyecare professionals, Transitions Optical and the Opticians Association of Canada (OAC) are now accepting submissions for the 2021 Students of Vision Scholarship Program. Currently enrolled (for the 2021-2022 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.