Shamir Renews Partnership With BWT Alpine F1 Team

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024 12:21 AM SAN DIEGO—Shamir has renewed its agreement with BWT Alpine F1 Team and will continue to be the team’s Optical Performance Partner.

The Eyes Play Central Role in Apple's New Vision Pro Headset; Zeiss to Provide Rx Lens Inserts for Prescription Lens Wearers of the Device

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Wednesday, June 7, 2023 12:27 AM CUPERTINO, Calif.—At its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC2023) this week, Apple unveiled Apple Vision Pro an innovative, first-of-its-kind spatial computer that blends digital content with the physical world, while allowing users to stay present and connected to others. Eyes and how people experience vision are a major element of Vision Pro.

Color Blind Guests at the Van Gogh Museum Can Experience Art in Color With EnChroma Glasses

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Tuesday, February 21, 2023 12:18 AM AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands & BERKELEY, Calif.—The Van Gogh Museum, in Amsterdam, is the latest cultural institution to partner with EnChroma to help people understand the experience of color blindness.

Eye Protection Via Rx Safety Programs Allows ECPs to Make a Difference

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Friday, December 30, 2022 12:18 AM Thousands of eye injuries happen every day, spanning accidents at home, in amateur or professional sports or in the workplace. In fact, Prevent Blindness estimates that eye injuries in the workplace are very common.

Eye Protection Via Rx Safety Programs Allows ECPs to Make a Difference

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022 2:00 AM NEW YORK—Thousands of eye injuries happen every day, spanning accidents at home, in amateur or professional sports or in the workplace. In fact, Prevent Blindness estimates that eye injuries in the workplace are very common. More than 2,000 people injure their eyes at work each day. About 1 in 10 injuries require one or more missed workdays to recover from. Of the total amount of work-related injuries, 10 percent to 20 percent of those injuries will cause temporary or permanent vision loss.

SafeVision by Hoya Customizes Solutions for Employers and ECPs

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022 1:59 AM SafeVision by Hoya https://safevision.com/ is a leading North American provider of prescription safety eyewear programs through the company’s partnership with thousands of independent eyecare providers. “We provide customized solutions to protect the vision of manufacturing and industrial employees based upon the diverse needs of their unique environments,” said Bruce Scott, VP of Hoya Global Safety and Hoya wholesale division.

Kenmark’s Wolverine Rx Safety Eyewear Offers Distinctive Branded Options

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022 1:58 AM Kenmark has been experiencing a sizeable increase in its Rx Safety business over the past year “as we’ve shifted to not necessarily ‘post-COVID’ but a COVID-adaptable world,” noted Jason Wehlage, VP product and design.

Essilor’s SightProtect Offers Turnkey Solution for Incremental Revenue to ECPs

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022 1:57 AM Safety eyewear is estimated to be a $140 million market and provides eyecare professionals an opportunity to boost their bottom line with a specialized service. To ensure eyecare professionals can learn about opportunities in the safety eyewear sector, Essilor’s SightProfect (https://www.sight-protect.com/en/providers) was created in 2021 “to simplify the implementation of safety eyewear within practices and equip ECPs with the best prescription safety eyewear options,” the company said.

Hilco Vision’s OnGuard Safety Business Includes Made in USA Rx Products

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022 1:56 AM Like many safety eyewear leaders, Hilco Vision reports it has been a “steady climb out of the pandemic,” and that the company has seen an increased need for safety frames in nearly all the channels it serves. “Our global team has been working hard to pivot as needed,” the company said.

Walman Optical’s Safety Program Offers Flexibility to Employers and Many Resources for ECPs

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022 1:55 AM The leaders of Walman Optical’s (www.walmanoptical.com) industrial safety business, Meg Klaers, industrial safety program manager, and Jeff Marcella, industrial safety sales manager, told VM, “Rx safety eyewear is directly impacted by the economy and U.S. employment numbers. Over the last two years, we’ve seen safety eyewear surge back and now comfortably level off to pre-pandemic trends. There will always be a need for Rx safety eyewear and the need expands year after year. Consistently, we see employers extending budgets and allowed products to meet U.S. safety standards and the expectations of the U.S. workforce.”

Bollé Safety Offers a Range of Industrial and Workplace Eyewear Products

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022 1:54 AM Bollé Safety (https://www.bolle-safety.com/us/) is a comprehensive business across a range of industrial and workplace safety arenas. The company’s prescription safety business, called Excellence Prescription (https://www.bolle-safety.com/us/), is designed to offer “a turnkey solution for safety prescription eyewear needs to enhance employees’ productivity on the job” with ANSI Z87.1 certified UV blocking prescription eyewear.

American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z80 Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) Elects New Vice Chair

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Thursday, October 20, 2022 12:15 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—As the Secretariat to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z80 Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) for Ophthalmic Optics, The Vision Council announced that Lauren Bianchi, director, Global Quality & Compliance at Marchon Eyewear, has been elected as the committee’s new vice chair. The Vision Council and volunteer members have produced and contributed to multiple standards and communications to assist the industry in serving the eyeglass wearing public. ANSI Z80 ASC for Ophthalmic Optics develops and maintains American National Standards within its scope and develops U.S. positions at the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Services Held for Longtime Varilux/Essilor Sales Consultant and Manager, Arlene Murphy

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Friday, October 14, 2022 12:21 AM SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J.—Services were held here on Oct. 5 for Arlene A. Murphy, a widely-known, longtime senior sales consultant for Varilux, and later a regional manager for Essilor Lenses for many years.

Inspecs Group Reports First-Half Sales Gain and Progress Toward Increasing 'Distribution Reach' Worldwide

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Friday, August 19, 2022 12:21 AM BATH, England—Inspecs Group plc (LSE: SPEC), a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of eyewear, said this week that its revenue increased to $138.4 million in the six months ended June 30, from $125.7 million in the year-ago period.

IOT Opens Regional Center in Minneapolis for Sales, Marketing and Training

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Friday, July 15, 2022 12:15 AM MINNEAPOLIS—Spectacle lens technology company IOT has opened an office in Minneapolis to accommodate its growing presence in the U.S. optical industry.