VM and 20/20 Magazine Announce EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards for 2022

By Staff
Monday, November 21, 2022 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are pleased to announce the selections in the 14th annual EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards, a special survey aimed at identifying readers’ favorite products and companies of the year. Optical retailers and ECP readers of the two Jobson Medical Information publications were asked to identify their “favorite” products in 20 distinct categories: optical frames, spectacle lenses, sunglasses, Rx sun lenses, contact lenses, optical equipment for wholesale prescription labs, optical supplies/consumables/tools, ECP/retail in-office lab equipment, diagnostic instruments, practice management software, EHR software, dispensing/measuring fitting systems, patient engagement systems, online ordering website, social purpose missions, online and social media marketing services, PPE, telehealth solution, virtual/omnichannel sales tool and sustainable eyewear materials.

The Vision Council Releases Focused inSights: Online vs. In-Person Buyers 2022

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Friday, November 18, 2022 12:30 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council has released Focused inSights: Online vs. In-Person Buyers 2022.  The report provides information on the differences and similarities between online and in-person eyewear buyers, including demographic data, managed vision care use, eye exams, prescription eyeglasses/sunglasses, contact lenses, plano sunglasses and reading glasses. The report examines the results of two recent surveys, including The Vision Council’s monthly consumer survey and a survey focused on how consumers make decisions about their eyewear and eyecare.

Accessories Council Announces Winners for 2022 Design Excellence Awards

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Thursday, November 10, 2022 12:30 AM NEW YORK—The Accessories Council announced the winners for their 4th annual Design Excellence Awards at the Fashionphile offices late yesterday. Building on its history of honoring individuals and companies, the Accessories Council launched the Design Excellence Awards in 2019 to expand the recognition of outstanding products.

Marcolin Group Sales Rise 21 Percent for the First Nine Months of 2022 to €409.7 Million

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Monday, November 7, 2022 12:30 AM MILAN—The Board of Directors of Marcolin Group, one of the world's leading eyewear companies, approved on Nov. 3 the economic and financial results of the Group as of Sept. 30, 2022. The Group net sales in the first nine months of the year rose by 21.0 percent based on current exchange rates compared to the same period of 2021, an increase of 13.9 percent at constant exchange rates, amounting to €409.7 million.

Barton Perreira Expands Retail Presence With New Meatpacking District Store in NYC and Acquisition of Bozeman Optical in Montana

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Monday, October 31, 2022 12:27 AM LOS ANGELES—Barton Perreira has expanded their retail presence with two new locations—a second store in New York City and the acquisition of Bozeman Optical in Bozeman, Mont.

Safilo Group and Rag & Bone Announce Renewal of Their Eyewear Licensing Agreement

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Monday, October 24, 2022 12:24 AM NEW YORK and PADOVA, Italy—Safilo Group and rag & bone have announced the renewal of a multi-year global licensing agreement for men’s and women’s sunglasses and optical frames.

Kering Eyewear Sales Up 23 Percent in Q3, Within Overall Kering Group Sales Increase in the Period

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Friday, October 21, 2022 12:24 AM PARIS—Kering Group, which includes Kering Eyewear, reported a strong financial performance for the third quarter of 2022. Overall revenue of the global luxury group rose 23 percent to €5,137 million.

Safilo Appoints Roberto Genovese to the Role of Vice President, North America Licensed Brands

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Friday, October 21, 2022 12:21 AM SECAUCUS, N.J.—Safilo announces the appointment of Roberto Genovese to the role of vice president, North America licensed brands, reporting to Francesco Rinaldi Ceroni, president and chief commercial officer of North America, Safilo Group.

Time Is Running Out—Sunday, Oct. 23 Is Your Last Chance to Vote for Jobson's 2022 EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards

By Staff
Friday, October 21, 2022 12:15 AM NEW YORK—The final voting deadline has been extended to 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 23 for the Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine's 14th annual EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards. These two Jobson Medical Information publications are teaming up once again this fall to get readers’ opinions by asking optical retailers’ and ECPs to identify their favorite products in 22 distinct categories: optical frames, spectacle lenses, sunglasses, sustainable materials for frames, sustainable materials for sunglasses, Rx sun lenses, contact lenses, optical equipment for wholesale prescription labs, optical supplies, ECP/retail in-office lab equipment, diagnostic instruments, practice management software, EHR software, online ordering website, patient engagement systems, dispensing/measuring fitting systems, online and social media marketing services, PPE, contactless dispensing devices, virtual try-on tools, telehealth solution and Social Purpose missions.

Voting Is Extended for Jobson’s 2022 EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards

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Wednesday, October 19, 2022 12:15 AM NEW YORK—The final voting deadline has been extended to 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 23 for the Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine's 14th annual EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards. These two Jobson Medical Information publications are teaming up once again this fall to get readers’ opinions by asking optical retailers’ and ECPs to identify their favorite products in 22 distinct categories: optical frames, spectacle lenses, sunglasses, sustainable materials for frames, sustainable materials for sunglasses, Rx sun lenses, contact lenses, optical equipment for wholesale prescription labs, optical supplies, ECP/retail in-office lab equipment, diagnostic instruments, practice management software, EHR software, online ordering website, patient engagement systems, dispensing/measuring fitting systems, online and social media marketing services, PPE, contactless dispensing devices, virtual try-on tools, telehealth solution and Social Purpose missions.

Vote Now for Vision Monday's and 20/20 Magazine's 2022 EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards—Survey Closes on Oct. 20

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Friday, October 14, 2022 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are hosting the 14th annual EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards to identify the optical industry’s favorite products and companies this year. These two Jobson Medical Information publications are teaming up once again this fall to get readers’ opinions by asking optical retailers’ and ECPs to identify their favorite products in 22 distinct categories: optical frames, spectacle lenses, sunglasses, sustainable materials for frames, sustainable materials for sunglasses, Rx sun lenses, contact lenses, optical equipment for wholesale prescription labs, optical supplies, ECP/retail in-office lab equipment, diagnostic instruments, practice management software, EHR software, online ordering website, patient engagement systems, dispensing/measuring fitting systems, online and social media marketing services, PPE, contactless dispensing devices, virtual try-on tools, telehealth solution and Social Purpose missions.

Time Is Running Out—Vote Now for Vision Monday's and 20/20 Magazine's 2022 EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards

By Staff
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are hosting the 14th annual EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards to identify the optical industry’s favorite products and companies this year. These two Jobson Medical Information publications are teaming up once again this fall to get readers’ opinions by asking optical retailers’ and ECPs to identify their favorite products in 22 distinct categories: optical frames, spectacle lenses, sunglasses, sustainable materials for frames, sustainable materials for sunglasses, Rx sun lenses, contact lenses, optical equipment for wholesale prescription labs, optical supplies, ECP/retail in-office lab equipment, diagnostic instruments, practice management software, EHR software, online ordering website, patient engagement systems, dispensing/measuring fitting systems, online and social media marketing services, PPE, contactless dispensing devices, virtual try-on tools, telehealth solution and Social Purpose missions.

Cast Your Votes for Jobson's 2022 EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards—Nominations Close on Oct. 20

By Staff
Friday, October 7, 2022 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are hosting the 14th annual EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards to identify the optical industry’s favorite products and companies this year. These two Jobson Medical Information publications are teaming up once again this fall to get readers’ opinions by asking optical retailers’ and ECPs to identify their favorite products in 22 distinct categories: optical frames, spectacle lenses, sunglasses, sustainable materials for frames, sustainable materials for sunglasses, Rx sun lenses, contact lenses, optical equipment for wholesale prescription labs, optical supplies, ECP/retail in-office lab equipment, diagnostic instruments, practice management software, EHR software, online ordering website, patient engagement systems, dispensing/measuring fitting systems, online and social media marketing services, PPE, contactless dispensing devices, virtual try-on tools, telehealth solution and Social Purpose missions.

Nominations for Jobson's 2022 EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards Are Open

By Staff
Thursday, September 29, 2022 12:33 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are hosting the 14th annual EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards to identify the optical industry’s favorite products and companies this year. These two Jobson Medical Information publications are teaming up once again this fall to get readers’ opinions by asking optical retailers’ and ECPs to identify their favorite products in 22 distinct categories: optical frames, spectacle lenses, sunglasses, sustainable materials for frames, sustainable materials for sunglasses, Rx sun lenses, contact lenses, optical equipment for wholesale prescription labs, optical supplies, ECP/retail in-office lab equipment, diagnostic instruments, practice management software, EHR software, online ordering website, patient engagement systems, dispensing/measuring fitting systems, online and social media marketing services, PPE, contactless dispensing devices, virtual try-on tools, telehealth solution and Social Purpose missions.

Blenders Eyewear Revs Up Official Sunglasses Partnership With Oracle Red Bull Racing Team, Through 2025

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022 12:15 AM SAN DIEGO—Blenders Eyewear, which has been a part of the Safilo Group since 2020 and is one of the eyewear industry’s key players, announced a new partnership with Oracle Red Bull Racing. Officially kicking off at the Pirelli Gran Premio D’Italia in Monza, Italy earlier this month and running through 2025, the partnership will include Red Bull Technology esports, and gives the brand the opportunity to sell Oracle Red Bull Racing licensed eyewear. As an official sponsor of the Oracle Red Bull Racing team, Blenders Eyewear will provide sunglasses to the team, including drivers Max Verstappen and Sergio "Checo" Pérez, pit crew, and support staff.