Friday, July 30, 2021 12:18 AM
SUN VALLEY, Calif. and MILAN—De Rigo Group
has announced that Lozza
, which is the longest-standing Italian eyewear brand and is owned by De Rigo Group, has officially been added to the special register of historic Italian brands.
Thursday, July 29, 2021 12:18 AM
PADUA, Italy and SAN DIEGO, Calif.—Blenders Eyewear
, part of Safilo Group
, is taking a further step in its international growth and development projects.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 12:15 AM
NEW YORK—Vontélle Eyewear
has announced a partnership with ViacomCBS
Consumer Products for a children’s eyewear line themed around popular Nickelodeon characters.
Friday, July 23, 2021 12:27 AM
PARIS—The French Competition Authority
(FCA) issued a statement yesterday stating that it sanctioned Luxottica
and other brands for having imposed retail prices on opticians and forbidding product sales online.
Friday, July 23, 2021 12:18 AM
WATERFORD, Ireland—Bausch + Lomb
this week announced plans to invest €90 million to expand manufacturing operations at its Waterford facility in Ireland. The investment is expected to generate 130 additional jobs when production commences in 2023 and will provide the Waterford facility with additional capacity to meet expected demand for its Biotrue ONEday range of contact lenses, B+L said in the announcement. The investment will further strengthen the Waterford plant’s position in supporting Bausch + Lomb’s efforts to increase market share in the contact lens market.
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 12:21 AM
PADUA, Italy and TOKYO—On the occasion of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, due to take place from July 23 through Aug. 8, Safilo
has announced it will exhibit its recycled plastic sunglasses made exclusively for The Ocean Cleanup at Casa Italia, the headquarters of the Italian National Olympic Committee.
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 12:18 AM
SOUTHFIELD, Mich.—SEE Eyewear
has partnered with comedian, actor and host Howie Mandel on a new capsule collection of handmade, Italian eyewear. The SEE x Howie Mandel collection officially launched in all 44 SEE stores and on the SEE website on July 20, with the tagline “This is Howie SEE.” This is SEE and Mandel’s second collaboration; the first collection launched in November 2020, as reported
. Made up of both acetate, metal and combination styles, the collection features eight optical styles priced from $339 to $399.
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 12:24 AM
EMERYVILLE, Calif. and NASHVILLE, Tenn.—NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
, a pharmaceutical company focusing on commercializing Avenova for the eyecare market, has partnered with ImprimisRx, one of the nation’s leading ophthalmology-focused pharmaceutical businesses, to promote prescription Avenova.
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 12:18 AM
MORRIS PLAINS, N.J.—Charmant Group
and French fashion and lifestyle brand Elle
have announced the extension of their long-term collaboration by an additional five years.
Friday, July 16, 2021 12:24 AM
PADUA and NEW YORK—Safilo Group
and Carolina Herrera
have announced a five-year global licensing agreement for the design, manufacturing and distribution of Carolina Herrera branded eyewear.
Thursday, July 15, 2021 12:24 AM
EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands—Luxexcel
announced its next generation manufacturing platform, Luxexcel VisionPlatform 7, which makes it possible for businesses to integrate prescription lenses into the production of smart glasses in their manufacturing facilities. The platform includes new features geared for manufacturing smart lenses that are lightweight, thinner and can be used in commercial frames similar to traditional eyeglasses.
Thursday, July 15, 2021 12:18 AM
SAN RAMON, Calif.—As many eyecare practices look for more ways to connect with their sustainability-focused patients, CooperVision
has launched a digital marketing campaign called “Do One Better.”
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 12:24 AM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. and SANTA ANA, Calif.—Johnson & Johnson Vision
has named Dr. Chandra Mickles, OD, MS, FAAO, FSLS, to the newly created position of North America professional education lead, myopia, effective July 26.
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 12:27 AM
said Monday that it has created a dedicated innovation center in France to reinforce its expertise and expand its capabilities in electrochromic and smart eyewear technologies.
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 12:15 AM
has announced its acquisition of Lool Eyewear
, a Catalan eyewear brand focused on technology and lightness. The details of the acquisition were not disclosed; Etnia Barcleona anticipates closing 2021 with global billing of €80 million, a 20 percent growth with respect to 2019, and a 42 percent growth with respect to 2020. In an announcement, Etnia Barcelona said, "Through this acquisition, Etnia Barcelona reaffirms its growth strategy for the optical eyewear market, growing its portfolio with an eyewear brand that boasts a technological spirit and specializes in lightweight eyewear, while also offering potential in sustainability. Etnia Barcelona has consolidated its position as a company focused on the optical eyewear market, with the development of both its own brands and the integration of other independent brands."