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City of Florence Welcomes the Maestro Ottico Day (Optical Expert) and the 2021 Edition of the Graziella Pagni Eyewear Award

By Staff
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 12:02 AM On Sunday October 24, Palazzo Borghese in Florence played host to the Maestro Ottico Day organized by Eidos Communication and AIO (Italian Association of Opticians and Optometrists) in collaboration with l’Ottico magazine and with the support of Mido and Omisan Farmaceutici.

My Vision Show Announces Rewind, Opens Doors to All Exhibitors

By Staff
Monday, October 25, 2021 12:02 AM My Vision Show has announced the first My Vision Show Rewind, a three-day virtual event November 19 – 21, 2021. My Vision Show Rewind will highlight the independent brands, and a select few content creators, who participated in the show throughout the year.

Specsavers Reveals Canadian Entry Strategy

By Staff
Friday, October 22, 2021 12:02 AM Specsavers announced its intention to become a Canadian market leader by opening more than 200 locally owned stores in the country by 2024. The company will start by launching 16 stores in British Columbia over the next six months, including two in November 2021.

Eyewear Partnerships Are in a Very Healthy State

By Staff
Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:02 AM It is far from unusual for the eyewear industry to establish non-sector partnerships with the most diverse sectors: these range from fashion to the ever-present design and music, from the world of celebrities to more remote worlds like the car industry. This crossover activity highlights how creativity in eyewear is increasingly transversal and network-oriented.

Recruiting and Team Building in 2021 and Beyond: Get Ready Now

By Staff
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 12:02 AM Way back in 2019 we were feeling the challenges of recruiting and the last two years have added a whole new wrinkle. What does that mean for the optometry clinic and optical? Here is a quick checklist of things you can do to make everything work better.

World Sight Day Focuses on the Issue of Blindness and Vision Impairment

By Staff
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:02 AM As in every year, the second Thursday of October is World Sight Day. This important initiative is designed to focus attention worldwide on the issue of blindness and vision impairment. The event, promoted by the WHO (World Health Organization) and backed by IAPB (International Agency for Prevention of Blindness), this year focused on the theme #LoveYourEyes.

COVID-19’s Impact on Vision Loss Across Canada

By Staff
Monday, October 18, 2021 12:02 AM The Addendum to the Cost of Vision Loss and Blindness in Canada Report estimates 1,437 Canadians lost vision due to delayed eye examinations and delayed treatment in 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge Canadian patients and the health care system.

New Shareholding Structure for French Eyewear Company Jean-François Rey

By Staff
Friday, October 15, 2021 12:02 AM Three managers will lead the Marseilles-based company Jean-François Rey: Walter Pirinoli, Dan Levi and Ralf Kmoch. The transfer of ownership was decided some months ago, following long and careful analysis, by the founder himself—Jean-François Rey.

2021 Canadian ECP Myopia Study Results Now Available

By Staff
Thursday, October 14, 2021 12:02 AM The purpose of the Canadian Myopia Management ECP study is to characterize the attitudes toward myopia management and use of the various therapies. The 2021 study, which is now available, reveals notable changes in usages of the different treatments and changes in perception of efficacy.

New Trends in the Optical Industry

By Staff
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:02 AM The pandemic has changed purchasing habits, and retailers have been obliged to create a new customer experience, with a blend of on-line and off-line shopping. Despite this evolution, more traditional stores are hardly disappearing.

FYidoctors Doubles Retail Offering in Hometown Grande Prairie

By Staff
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 12:02 AM FYidoctors announced the addition of its second location in Grande Prairie, Alberta. The newly constructed clinic, which is located on Westgate Drive, marks a significant milestone for the organization, whose entrepreneurial success story began 13 years ago in the growing community. The inaugural location remains its largest clinic in Canada.

Registration Is Now Open for the 2022 Edition of Mido

By Staff
Monday, October 11, 2021 12:02 AM On the Mido website, visitors to the international eyewear show—buyers, designers, entrepreneurs, opticians, ophthalmologists and eyewear supply chain professionals—can register for the forthcoming edition of the show, set to take place February 12-14, 2022.

Italian Eyewear Expects Full Recovery to Pre-Pandemic Levels in 2021

By Staff
Friday, October 8, 2021 12:02 AM ANFAO (Associazione Nazionale Fabbricanti Articoli Ottici)—the Italian National Association of Optical Goods Manufacturers—reported encouraging results from the first half of 2021. The ANFAO data has raised the confidence of Italian eyewear players for the year and expect a complete return to 2019 levels as early as 2021 year-end.

Schalcon S.p.A Becomes Part of the Omisan Farmaceutici Portfolio

By Staff
Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:02 AM As part of a large-scale multi-year plan for takeovers in the sector, Omisan Farmaceutici S.r.l. has acquired 100 percent shares in Schalcon S.p.A. Schalcon is an Italian manufacturer of contact lenses and solutions, founded in 1977.

EssilorLuxottica’s Breakthrough Innovations Showcased and Awarded at Silmo 2021

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021 12:02 AM EssilorLuxottica was recognized with a “Silmo d’Or” award for its latest breakthrough innovation, Transitions XTRActive Polarized lenses, at the 2021 edition of the leading international optics tradeshow, Silmo Paris (24-27 September 2021).