Friday, May 7, 2021 12:21 AM
, a retail brand of Now Optics
, said it will expand in the Austin and Dallas markets of Texas with the help of a trio of new franchisees.
Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:33 AM
NEW YORK—Even as the number of COVID-19 cases across the U.S. decline and the number of Americans who have completed the vaccination regimen rises, the eyecare segment continues to see challenges along the pathway toward a full recovery to pre-pandemic levels, according to the findings of Wave 22 of the Coronavirus ECP Survey conducted April 26-30, 2021, by Jobson Research
. Notably, 75 percent of the respondents to Wave 22 said they believe their practice currently has capacity to see more patients, with the average respondent indicating the practice could see 26 percent more patients.Click to view a PDF of the full Wave 22 survey results.
Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:27 AM
has announced an exclusive partnership with style icon and eyewear aficionado Iris Apfel. This multi-year partnership kicked off with the launch of The Iris Apfel Edit
, a curation of 100 Zenni styles, to celebrate Apfel’s upcoming 100th birthday.
Monday, May 3, 2021 12:27 AM
, an optometrist-controlled eyecare company based here, said it has received exclusive Canadian “in-market assessment access for 2021” for the new Johnson & Johnson Vision
contact lens: Acuvue Theravision with Ketotifen. The new lens, which was approved in Canada last week, is the first and only drug-releasing contact lens for vision correction and allergic eye itch, according to the announcement last week.
Monday, May 3, 2021 12:15 AM
, from Modo
, has been awarded the Best Eyewear Brand award in Seventeen Magazine's 2021 Sustainable Style Award
. In an announcement Eco said, "It’s always great to be recognized. But it means even more when it helps our planet. We're proud and honored to be awarded by Seventeen in their #sustainablestyleawards for our wildly trendy and sustainable sunglasses and hope that everyone joins our commitment to living responsibly for a greener future (and looking great while doing so). Together, we can make a big difference—one frame at a time."
Friday, April 30, 2021 12:21 AM
WESTBOROUGH, Mass.—BJ’s Wholesale Club
(NYSE: BJ), which operates 221 membership warehouse clubs, has launched a new online shopping experience for BJ’s Optical, which allows shoppers to purchase sunglasses and prescription eyewear on Optical.BJS.com
. BJ’s online optical experience also has been enhanced with virtual try-on technology that makes it easier for shoppers to find their perfect pair from the comfort of their own home, according to the announcement. There are currently 212 BJ’s Optical Centers, a spokeswoman told VMAIL. The company declined to provide additional details about the virtual try-on technology utilized on its optical website.
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 12:24 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The organizers of Vision Expo, The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, today announced that the Career Zone
will return to Vision Expo East 2021 on Saturday, June 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT. The hub for students and young professionals will be hosted in The Seen (#TP1251).
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 12:21 AM
LONGARONE, Italy—De Rigo
has announced a multi-year licensing agreement for the design, production and distribution of Gap
branded prescription frames and sunglasses in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Brazil.
Monday, April 26, 2021 12:27 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, co-organizers of Vision Expo, today announced that more than 200 exhibiting companies have committed to Vision Expo East 2021
, taking place June 2-5 in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center. To view the list of exhibiting companies committed to-date, click here
. “We are thrilled to welcome more than 200 exhibiting companies to Orlando this June,” said Mitch Barkley, vice president of Trade Shows and Events at The Vision Council, co-owner of Vision Expo.
Monday, April 26, 2021 12:24 AM
SCHIPHOL, The Netherlands—GrandVision NV
(Euronext: GVNV) reported Friday that its sales in the first quarter fell 0.7 percent to €899 million from €926 million in the first quarter of 2020, with comparable revenue declining 1.5 percent compared with the year-ago first quarter.
Monday, April 26, 2021 12:21 AM
, a leading optometrist-controlled eyecare company, has announced its merger with The Eyewear Place
, located in Lloydminster, Alberta.
Friday, April 23, 2021 12:27 AM
MASON, Ohio—Pearle Vision
said this week that it has finalized a new five-location store development agreement (SDA) with current multi-unit franchisee Bill Noble, chief executive of West Point Optical Group. Noble has been a franchisee with Pearle Vision since 2014.