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  • Dibby Bartlett and The Opticians Association of America – The Optical Journal PodcastDibby Bartlett and The Opticians Association of America – The Optical Journal Podcast
    We speak with Dibby Bartlett, the COO of Todd Rogers Eyewear, and the President of the Opticians Association of America.   Read more »
  • Vision Show Announces Second RunVision Show Announces Second Run
    After a spectacularly successful inaugural showing, Vision Show, which has become home to independent businesses and entrepreneurs within the optical industry, is coming back for its second run August 5th, 2020 and it promises to be bigger and even better the second time around.The virtual event is organized by seasoned optical industry professional and web designer extraordinaire, Charlene Nichols, with the goal of bringing together individuals and exhibitors from all parts of the eyecare world… Read more »
  • Vision Expo West CancelledVision Expo West Cancelled
    The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, organizers of Vision Expo, announced the decision to cancel Vision Expo West 2020, scheduled to take place in Las Vegas, Nevada from September 23-26. Over the past several months, Reed Exhibitions’ Vision Expo team and The Vision Council worked together to prepare and plan for the highly anticipated event while closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on members of the optical community. With the health and wellbeing… Read more »
  • Volte Face Paris Summer 2020Volte Face Paris Summer 2020
    Appreciated for its timeless charm and its “classic offbeat” style, the VOLTE FACE PARIS brand embodies Parisian elegance, luxury, and refined. If the collections bear witness to the spirit of the times and artistic trends such as Art Deco, which are still very present, they nevertheless remain very close to the founding requirements: jewel inspiration, chiseled acetates, detailed decorations, elaborate finishes, and sophisticated palettes. Its frames are fashioned from the finest materials, mixing exclusive colors… Read more »
  • Tree Spectacles Restyles WebsiteTree Spectacles Restyles Website
    The Italian company, TREE SPECTACLES announces the launch of a newly designed website, Instagram page, and logo, a creative project achieved through the weeks of lockdown, to build on its achievements in 2019 and further strengthen its positioning as one of Italy’s leading, independent, quality-driven artisan brands.“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak …this was our starting point for a new look that brings out our finest… Read more »
  • Know Your COVID-19 RiskKnow Your COVID-19 Risk
    COVID-19, the coronavirus we’ve all had to deal with much of this year won’t be going away anytime soon. Yet, most of us are searching for some sense of normality amidst the worse pandemic in a century. Do we go here? May we go there? Is this safe? Why is this other activity not?So far it seems there are a few constants that are helping to set our agendas. Outside activities are far safer than… Read more »
  • COVID-19 Relief & Equality in Eye Health FundCOVID-19 Relief & Equality in Eye Health Fund
    The extraordinary events of the past several months, both the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the incidents of racial injustice and protests have affected us worldwide. The mission of Optometry Giving Sight is global and focused on closing the gap of vision care inequity. We join with the chorus of voices of our optical industry friends who have spoken out against racism and inequality.Optometry Giving Sight was founded on the principle of bringing eye care… Read more »
  • Teachable Tuesday – Masks and Lens Fogging: Can Venting Help?Teachable Tuesday – Masks and Lens Fogging: Can Venting Help?
    John Seegers of Optician Works and Laramy-K, have graciously shared some of their awesome videos with us to share with you. John is one of the best trainers of opticians and his video series have received acclaim from coast to coast, helping thousands of opticians pass certification and licensing exams.This week’s video is Masks and Lens Fogging: Can Venting Help?  Read more »
  • Marcolin Group and Moncler Announce Early License RenewalMarcolin Group and Moncler Announce Early License Renewal
    Marcolin Group, a worldwide leading company in the eyewear industry and Moncler, an iconic brand that has always combined heritage, creativity, and evolution, announce the early renewal of their worldwide exclusive licensing agreement for the design, production, and distribution of sunglasses, eyeglasses and ski masks under the branding of Moncler Lunettes. The partnership, which started in 2015, has been extended for an additional five years through December 31, 2025. Moncler is an iconic brand that… Read more »
  • INVU – Sunglasses For These Challenging TimesINVU – Sunglasses For These Challenging Times
    Protection from the sun was a key benefit of sunglasses when they started to become popular in the 1930s. Banning rays and using polarizing celluloid are two examples of how protection dominated the industry in the early days. Over time many more protective features have been added to sunglasses such as UV protection and blue light protection as well as various value-add coating technologies. The fashion side of sunglasses has though been driving the industry… Read more »
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