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Cristall Opticians—A Frame Story

By Staff
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 12:25 AM In this independent practice profile, Shan Khan, editor of Optik Magazine and contributor, showcases Cristall Opticians, who have been an institution for 40 years. To many, longevity in the optical business conveys a command of knowledge and experience, but to the store’s owners, it is only a part of the story.

COVID-19: FIA and Essilor Distribute 10,000 Protective Glasses to Hospitals in Need

By Staff
Monday, July 6, 2020 12:25 AM Essilor, through its social impact fund Vision for Life, joined forces and networks with the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) to provide critical equipment to frontline health workers in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Etnia Barcelona Provides Opticians With 150,000 Pairs of Glasses

By Staff
Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:25 AM The Etnia Barcelona Foundation has launched its “Opticians With You” program, an international charitable project aimed at helping families negatively impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

OKIA Receives Intertek Green Leaf Mark Certification

By Staff
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:25 AM OKIA has been awarded the Intertek Green Leaf Mark, a consumer product and systems verification that confirms your environmental claims have been independently verified.

The Exhuberant Dr. Monea

By Staff
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 12:25 AM In this independent practice profile, Shan Khan, editor of Optik Magazine and contributor, showcases trailblazer Dr. Diana Monea, OD. 

Alberta College and Association of Opticians Partners With OneLocal

By Staff
Monday, June 29, 2020 12:25 AM The Alberta College and Association of Opticians (ACAO) has announced a partnership with OneLocal, a Toronto-based company providing a free resource to small businesses across the country called CovidSafe.Services.

Macular Degeneration Diagnostic Tool Hidden in Plain Sight

By Staff
Friday, June 26, 2020 12:21 AM An experiment that began by testing the properties of quantum entanglement has led to the discovery of a new diagnostic tool that could help optometrists detect macular degeneration much earlier than was previously possible, according to University of Waterloo researchers from the Institute for Quantum Computing.

Two ARVO Papers Provide New Insights for Contact Lens-Based Myopia Management with Children

By Staff
Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:25 AM Two scientific papers being presented as part of the ARVO (Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology) 2020 virtual conference proceedings provide eyecare professionals with new insights to aid contact lens-based myopia management with children.

The Optical Industry and COVID-19

By Staff
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 12:25 AM Jessie Strype, Optik Magazine contributor, discusses how the COVID pandemic affected businesses. Like many other professions, opticians were left wondering how to move forward.

Mood Eyewear Redefines Its Work Methods

By Staff
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 12:36 AM The team at Mood Eyewear has worked since mid-March to define new internal guidelines and for external visits at optical offices. Hygiene, protection and disinfection of materials is key.

Flexibility at the Center of Evolution

By Staff
Monday, June 22, 2020 12:25 AM Back in 1954, Giorgio Nannini established the foundations for Nannini. In the beginning, the company specialized in the production of technical eyeglasses for car and motorcycle pilots, to then expand the business to skiing and sailing.

New Look Vision Announces the Completion of New Financing Arrangements

By Staff
Thursday, June 18, 2020 12:25 AM New Look Vision Group announced the finalization of new financing arrangements for $40 million. The credit facility granted to New Look Vision is part of the Fonds’ plan to support Quebec businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Continuation of Desìo’s Active Commitment to Sightsavers Italia Onlus

By Staff
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 12:25 AM For the second year running Desìo—the brand produced and distributed by Qualimed—has decided to support Sightsavers Italia Onlus, the non-profit organization that saves the sight and changes the lives of tens of thousands of people in the world’s poorest countries.

Silmo Is Committed to the Protection and Enhancement of the Optical and Eyewear Industry

By Staff
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 12:25 AM Amélie Morel, chairman of Silmo Paris, said, “Although the unprecedented period that we have been experiencing for several months has been causing upheavals in our personal and professional lives, SILMO Paris continues to work on a daily basis to protect and enhance the industry.”

Tom Davies Launches a Charity Project for the Orbis Association

By Staff
Monday, June 15, 2020 12:25 AM British eyewear designer Tom Davies is creating two pairs of limited edition sunglasses using a meteorite from planet Mars and has launched a JustGiving fundraiser for Orbis UK, a registered charity dedicated to saving sight worldwide.