Jobson Optical Research’s 2022 Children's Eyewear MarketPulse Now Available

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Thursday, June 9, 2022 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Jobson Optical’s 2022 Children's Eyewear MarketPulse is now available. This comprehensive report explores the under 18 eyewear market from the ECP’s perspective, outlining consumer buying patterns for the distinct age categories within the larger group: Infants, Kids, Tweens & Teens.

Smartglasses Company Innovative Eyewear Updates Terms of Initial Public Offering, With Plan to Raise Approximately $10 Million

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022 12:24 AM MIAMI—Innovative Eyewear Inc., a Florida corporation and business unit of Lucyd Ltd., has updated its plans for an initial public offering (IPO). The company said in a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that the offering will consist of 1,538,461 shares of common stock and 3,076,922 warrants to purchase 3,076,922 shares of common stock. Prior to this offering, there has been no public market for Innovative Eyewear’s common stock or warrants, the filing noted.

Do You Know an Influential Woman in Optical? Nominate Her Now, Time Is Running Out—Survey Closes on Monday, June 6

By Staff
Friday, June 3, 2022 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday will once again be highlighting The Most Influential Women in Optical in our July/August issue, marking the 20th anniversary of our signature Special Report saluting women in the eyewear/eyecare industry. We are currently seeking nominations via an electronic survey form. The deadline for submitting nominations is June 6.

Do You Know an Influential Woman in Optical? Nominate Her Now, Time Is Running Out—Survey Closes on June 6

By Staff
Thursday, June 2, 2022 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday will once again be highlighting The Most Influential Women in Optical in our July/August issue, marking the 20th anniversary of our signature Special Report saluting women in the eyewear/eyecare industry.

Do You Know an Influential Woman in Optical? Nominate Her Now, Time Is Running Out—Survey Closes on June 6

By Staff
Friday, May 27, 2022 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday will once again be highlighting The Most Influential Women in Optical in our July/August issue, marking the 20th anniversary of our signature Special Report saluting women in the eyewear/eyecare industry. We are currently seeking nominations via an electronic survey form. The deadline for submitting nominations is June 6, less than 2 weeks away. Women’s influence in optical is undeniable and today, there are more women than ever before are playing vital roles at all levels of our industry.

Do You Know an Influential Woman in Optical? Nominate Her Now, Survey Closes in Less Than 2 Weeks

By Staff
Monday, May 23, 2022 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday will once again be highlighting The Most Influential Women in Optical in our July/August issue, marking the 20th anniversary of our signature Special Report saluting women in the eyewear/eyecare industry. We are currently seeking nominations via an electronic survey form. The deadline for submitting nominations is June 6, less than 2 weeks away. Women’s influence in optical is undeniable and today, there are more women than ever before are playing vital roles at all levels of our industry.

Do You Know an Influential Woman in Optical? Nominate Her Now, Survey Closes on June 6

By Staff
Friday, May 20, 2022 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday will once again be highlighting The Most Influential Women in Optical in our July/August issue, marking the 20th anniversary of our signature Special Report saluting women in the eyewear/eyecare industry. We are currently seeking nominations via an electronic survey form. The deadline for submitting nominations is June 6. Women’s influence in optical is undeniable and today, there are more women than ever before are playing vital roles at all levels of our industry.

Do You Know an Influential Woman in Optical? Nominate Her Now for Vision Monday's Special Report

By Staff
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 12:13 AM NEW YORK—This year marks the 20th anniversary of Vision Monday's Most Influential Women in Optical Report. The signature Special Report will salute women playing vital roles at all levels of the eyewear/eyecare industry and throughout the professions. Women continue to make significant contributions throughout retailing, wholesaling, product design, manufacturing, distribution, the eyecare professions, academia and managed care. Don't miss our very special July/August issue where we will celebrate 20 years of honoring women and their achievements.

VM to Mark 20th Anniversary of VM’s Most Influential Women in Optical Report as Nominations Open for 2022

By Staff
Monday, May 9, 2022 12:24 AM NEW YORK—This year marks the 20th anniversary of Vision Monday's Most Influential Women in Optical Report. The signature Special Report will salute women playing vital roles at all levels of the eyewear/eyecare industry and throughout the professions. Women continue to make significant contributions throughout retailing, wholesaling, product design, manufacturing, distribution, the eyecare professions, academia and managed care. Don't miss our very special July/August issue where we will celebrate 20 years of honoring women and their achievements.

Online Retailer Kits Reports First-Quarter Order Growth Continues With Double-Digit Increase Year-Over-Year

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Thursday, April 21, 2022 12:15 AM VANCOUVER—Kits Eyecare Ltd. (TSX: KITS) reported this week that in the first quarter it delivered over 46,000 eyeglasses orders to patients, and 148,000 total eyecare orders to patients “despite supply chain headwinds.” At the same time, Kits reported that its overall gross margin rate increased, quarter-over-quarter, between 150 and 200 basis points, sequentially. Kits, which is led by investor and chief executive officer Roger Hardy, completed its initial public offering in January 2021 and now reports quarterly financial results.

Eyemart Express and Cedar Springs Vision Report Results of ‘Recycling’ Partnership for Frames in North Texas

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022 12:15 AM DALLAS—Approximately 7,300 people from North Texas' underserved communities will be able to see more clearly this year at little to no cost through an ongoing glasses recycling partnership between Texas-based Eyemart Express and the nonprofit Cedar Springs Vision. The charity operates a need-based optical shop in Dallas in conjunction with Cedar Springs Eye Clinic, a satellite clinic of the University of Houston College of Optometry, that provides eye exams to more than 25,000 people from community organizations such as Dallas Housing Authority, Interfaith Family Services and Salvation Army.

Mido Organizers Put Final Touches on the 50th Edition Special Features, Celebrations for the April 30-May 2 Exhibit in Milan

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022 12:15 AM NEW YORK—In anticipation of what will be the 50th edition of Mido, the international optics exhibition to be held at the end of this month, Mido president Giovanni Vitaloni met in New York, as part of Vision Expo East, with journalists, exhibitors, buyers and operators in the eyewear sector to present some of the plans on tap for the show, scheduled from April 30 to May 2 in Milan Fiera Rho. He was joined by Antonino Laspina, director of Italian Trade Agency (ITA) New York, the agency for the promotion and internationalization of Italian companies, to discuss the economic recovery of recent months.

100% Optical Reveals Love Eyewear Awards Short List

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Monday, March 21, 2022 12:15 AM LONDON—After a record-breaking number of submissions, 100% Optical has shared the short list for the 100% Optical Love Eyewear Awards 2022. The awards are made up of 11 categories, and are the climax of Love Eyewear Week, which runs from April 18 through 24, 2022 and will champion eyewear among independent and major designers, manufacturers and retailers, according to an announcement from 100% Optical.

The Vision Council’s VisionWatch Report Shows Eyewear Sales Rebound in 2021 Along With an ‘Accelerated Shift to Online Eyewear’ Sales

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Wednesday, March 9, 2022 12:21 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Purchases of eyewear rose 24.3 percent to $45.83 billion over the 12-month period that ended in December 2021 compared with the year-ago 2020 period, according to The Vision Council’s VisionWatch market research report released this week.

Hubble Sets Sights on Eyewear With Launch of Frames By Hubble

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Friday, February 25, 2022 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Hubble Contacts, which had previously attempted to disrupt the marketplace for daily contact lenses, has announced the launch of Frames By Hubble, which the company said is “a broad collection of stylish and affordable prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses with prices starting at $48.” Frames By Hubble will offer consumers “the same convenient and value-driven shopping experience that Hubble contact lens wearers have enjoyed for years,” the company’s announcement noted. “With our new frames, we are giving customers an easy way to express their sense of style across every season, every trend, and every outfit,” chief executive officer Steve Druckman said in the announcement.