Nominations for Jobson's 2022 EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards Are Open

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Thursday, September 29, 2022 12:33 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are hosting the 14th annual EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards to identify the optical industry’s favorite products and companies this year. These two Jobson Medical Information publications are teaming up once again this fall to get readers’ opinions by asking optical retailers’ and ECPs to identify their favorite products in 22 distinct categories: optical frames, spectacle lenses, sunglasses, sustainable materials for frames, sustainable materials for sunglasses, Rx sun lenses, contact lenses, optical equipment for wholesale prescription labs, optical supplies, ECP/retail in-office lab equipment, diagnostic instruments, practice management software, EHR software, online ordering website, patient engagement systems, dispensing/measuring fitting systems, online and social media marketing services, PPE, contactless dispensing devices, virtual try-on tools, telehealth solution and Social Purpose missions.

Silmo d’Or Announces 2022 Nominations

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022 12:30 AM PARIS—The organizers of Silmo Paris, the eyewear and eyecare exhibition coming up at the end of this month, Sept. 23-26 at the Paris Nord Villepinte, have announced the nominees for the 29th Silmo d’Or.

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.

Warby Parker Reports Double-Digit Sales Increase in Q2, But Notes Weakness in Eyeglass Demand ‘Industry Wide’

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Friday, August 12, 2022 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Warby Parker Inc. (NYSE: WRBY) reported Thursday that its sales in the second quarter increased 13.7 percent (or $18.1 million) to $149.6 million. The increase was 19.1 percent on a three-year compound annual growth basis compared with the second quarter of 2019. In addition, Warby Parker said it increased active customers 8.7 percent to 2.26 million year over year. Average revenue per customer in the quarter ended June 30 increased 8.2 percent year over year to $254, even as the company noted an “industry-wide” decline in demand for eyeglasses.

Online Retailer Kits Reports 70 Percent Increase in Delivery of Eyeglasses in Second Quarter

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Tuesday, July 26, 2022 12:21 AM VANCOUVER—Online retailer Kits Eyecare Ltd. (KITS) (TSX: KITS) said that in the second quarter it delivered more than 74,000 pairs of eyeglasses, which represented a 70 percent year-over-year increase.

Eyemart Express Kicks Off Seventh Annual Cancer Research Fundraiser in Stores

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Tuesday, July 19, 2022 12:24 AM DALLAS—According to the American Cancer Society, one in three people in the U.S. will develop cancer during their lifetime, and many companies have undertaken efforts to fund research into the disease. One of these is Eyemart Express, which once again this year is supporting cancer research with its support of the Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) program.

Jobson Research’s 2022 Children's Eyewear MarketPulse Is Now Available

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Monday, July 11, 2022 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Jobson Research’s 2022 Children’s Eyewear MarketPulse is now available. The report explores the children’s optical industry and outlines consumer buying patterns for distinct age categories within the 18-under segment.

Jobson Optical Research’s 2022 Children's Eyewear MarketPulse Now Available

By Staff
Thursday, June 9, 2022 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Jobson Optical’s 2022 Children's Eyewear MarketPulse is now available. This comprehensive report explores the under 18 eyewear market from the ECP’s perspective, outlining consumer buying patterns for the distinct age categories within the larger group: Infants, Kids, Tweens & Teens.

Smartglasses Company Innovative Eyewear Updates Terms of Initial Public Offering, With Plan to Raise Approximately $10 Million

By Staff
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 12:24 AM MIAMI—Innovative Eyewear Inc., a Florida corporation and business unit of Lucyd Ltd., has updated its plans for an initial public offering (IPO). The company said in a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that the offering will consist of 1,538,461 shares of common stock and 3,076,922 warrants to purchase 3,076,922 shares of common stock. Prior to this offering, there has been no public market for Innovative Eyewear’s common stock or warrants, the filing noted.

Do You Know an Influential Woman in Optical? Nominate Her Now, Time Is Running Out—Survey Closes on Monday, June 6

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Friday, June 3, 2022 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday will once again be highlighting The Most Influential Women in Optical in our July/August issue, marking the 20th anniversary of our signature Special Report saluting women in the eyewear/eyecare industry. We are currently seeking nominations via an electronic survey form. The deadline for submitting nominations is June 6.

Do You Know an Influential Woman in Optical? Nominate Her Now, Time Is Running Out—Survey Closes on June 6

By Staff
Thursday, June 2, 2022 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday will once again be highlighting The Most Influential Women in Optical in our July/August issue, marking the 20th anniversary of our signature Special Report saluting women in the eyewear/eyecare industry.

Do You Know an Influential Woman in Optical? Nominate Her Now, Time Is Running Out—Survey Closes on June 6

By Staff
Friday, May 27, 2022 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday will once again be highlighting The Most Influential Women in Optical in our July/August issue, marking the 20th anniversary of our signature Special Report saluting women in the eyewear/eyecare industry. We are currently seeking nominations via an electronic survey form. The deadline for submitting nominations is June 6, less than 2 weeks away. Women’s influence in optical is undeniable and today, there are more women than ever before are playing vital roles at all levels of our industry.

Do You Know an Influential Woman in Optical? Nominate Her Now, Survey Closes in Less Than 2 Weeks

By Staff
Monday, May 23, 2022 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday will once again be highlighting The Most Influential Women in Optical in our July/August issue, marking the 20th anniversary of our signature Special Report saluting women in the eyewear/eyecare industry. We are currently seeking nominations via an electronic survey form. The deadline for submitting nominations is June 6, less than 2 weeks away. Women’s influence in optical is undeniable and today, there are more women than ever before are playing vital roles at all levels of our industry.

Do You Know an Influential Woman in Optical? Nominate Her Now, Survey Closes on June 6

By Staff
Friday, May 20, 2022 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday will once again be highlighting The Most Influential Women in Optical in our July/August issue, marking the 20th anniversary of our signature Special Report saluting women in the eyewear/eyecare industry. We are currently seeking nominations via an electronic survey form. The deadline for submitting nominations is June 6. Women’s influence in optical is undeniable and today, there are more women than ever before are playing vital roles at all levels of our industry.

Do You Know an Influential Woman in Optical? Nominate Her Now for Vision Monday's Special Report

By Staff
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 12:13 AM NEW YORK—This year marks the 20th anniversary of Vision Monday's Most Influential Women in Optical Report. The signature Special Report will salute women playing vital roles at all levels of the eyewear/eyecare industry and throughout the professions. Women continue to make significant contributions throughout retailing, wholesaling, product design, manufacturing, distribution, the eyecare professions, academia and managed care. Don't miss our very special July/August issue where we will celebrate 20 years of honoring women and their achievements.