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February Is AMD Awareness Month Recognizing the Leading Cause of Vision Loss in Seniors

By Staff
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 12:06 PM Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC) is marking Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness Month with activities to inform and educate Canadians about the leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 55, impacting approximately 2.5 million Canadians.

25,700+ Accept WCO Myopia Management Standard of Care Pledge Challenge

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Monday, February 6, 2023 12:00 PM Sixty-three global eyecare organizations and more than 25,700 practitioners have accepted the World Council of Optometry (WCO) Myopia Management Standard of Care Pledge challenge. WCO and myopia management category leader CooperVision issued the challenge for eyecare professionals worldwide to adopt myopia management as the standard of care.

Barrow Chooses De Rigo Group for Eyewear

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Friday, February 3, 2023 1:47 PM Barrow, the Italian brand devoted to digital natives launched in 2020 by a team of creative talents with an international background in fashion and the digital sphere, announces its debut in the eyewear sector alongside the De Rigo Group. The worldwide licensing agreement between Barrow and De Rigo involves the design, production and distribution of prescription frames and sunglasses under the Barrow brand.

February Is IRIS Mundial Month for 16th Year

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Thursday, February 2, 2023 11:21 AM IRIS Mundial announces that, for a 16th year, the organization will benefit from an annual fundraising campaign organized by IRIS, The Visual Group, its main partner. The campaign will be held throughout the month of February in IRIS stores across Canada.

Zyloware Celebrates 100 Years of Business

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Wednesday, February 1, 2023 2:04 PM Christopher and James Shyer, owners and co-CEOs of Zyloware, announced that the company turned 100 years old January 26, 2023. From humble beginnings, Zyloware became one of the first manufacturers of Zyl frames. Since its official incorporation in New York State on January 26, 1923, Zyloware has boasted a unique quality and business acumen which has contributed to the success of the family-owned company to span 100 years across three generations.

ANFAO, Leading Women's Organizations and Eyewear Industry Leaders Will Take Part in 'Empowering Women's Leadership' Event and Observatory, on Feb. 4 at Mido

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Wednesday, February 1, 2023 12:21 AM MILAN—A new program, "Empowering Optical Women Leadership: The Challenge of Eyewear" is kicking off at a special session on the first morning of Mido later this week, an initiative of ANFAO, the Italian Optical Goods Manufacturers association in partnership with Italy's Bellisario Foundation.

Waiting for Mido 2023: Meet Akoni Group

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Tuesday, January 31, 2023 12:22 PM From February 4-6, 2023, Mido is back at Fieramilano Rho. This year will offer an edition that is more than ever focused on internationalism and sustainability. While waiting to meet up in person at the event, WMIDO met some of the event’s protagonists. Here, they give the floor to Rosario Toscano, co-founder and CEO of Akoni Group.

FGX to Scale Up Use of Eastman Tritan Renew on Start-Up of New Methanolysis Plant, to Increase Production of Sustainable Eyewear

By Staff
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 12:24 AM KINGSPORT, Tenn., and SMITHFIELD, R.I.—Eastman, a global specialty materials company, and FGX International, an EssilorLuxottica company, have signed a letter of intent for FGX to reserve a significant volume of Eastman Tritan Renew copolyester manufactured at Eastman’s new methanolysis plant, which will be operational this year.

Bausch + Lomb Acquires AcuFocus

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Monday, January 30, 2023 10:35 AM Bausch + Lomb and AcuFocus, a privately held ophthalmic medical device company, announced that an affiliate of Bausch + Lomb has acquired AcuFocus, pursuant to a merger transaction with the parent company of AcuFocus. AcuFocus has delivered breakthrough small aperture intraocular technology to address the diverse unmet needs in eyecare.

Kaleos Joins the Lanctôt Optical Group

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Friday, January 27, 2023 5:50 PM The Spanish brand Kaleos announced its new distribution agreement with the Lanctôt Optical Group. Since 2013, Kaleos has been offering eyewear collections with a unique aesthetic, where a combination of visual elements is carefully studied to offer products that will delight design lovers.

Alessio Puleo to Head Marcolin's Marketing

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Thursday, January 26, 2023 3:23 PM Marcolin announced the appointment of Alessio Puleo as group marketing director. At Marcolin, reporting directly to the CEO and general manager Fabrizio Curci, Alessio Puleo took on direct responsibility for the Group Brand Management and Trade Marketing & Training areas, as well as Marketing Analysis activities.

CORE Names its Top 10 of 2022 Scientific Papers

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Wednesday, January 25, 2023 12:52 PM Ahead of the first global eyecare conference of the year, the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) has announced its “Top 10 of 2022” publications list, designating works of significant value to clinicians, researchers, educators and manufacturers.

De Rigo Slips the Glasses to Twinset

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Tuesday, January 24, 2023 1:49 PM The De Rigo Group, a leading name in the eyewear sector, and Twinset S.p.A., owner of the homonymous Italian brand of women's clothing active in the contemporary luxury sector, announce a worldwide license agreement for the design, production and distribution of Twinset Milano-branded optical frames and sunglasses.

Marcolin and Harley-Davidson Strengthen Worldwide Eyewear Relationship

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Monday, January 23, 2023 12:09 PM Marcolin and Harley-Davidson Motor Company have announced the renewal of their licensing agreement for the design, manufacturing and worldwide distribution of optical frames and sunglasses branded Harley-Davidson. This new arrangement now includes the addition of Performance and Protective sunglasses designed for on-the-bike use, they stated.

CooperVision Expands Plastic Neutrality Initiative to Include Biofinity and MiSight 1 day in Canada

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Friday, January 20, 2023 3:58 PM To further amplify the impact of its partnership with Plastic Bank, CooperVision announced the expansion of the trailblazing net plastic neutrality initiative to include its Biofinity family and MiSight 1 day contact lenses in Canada, making its most popular contact lens brands net plastic neutral.