Inspecs Group Reports First-Half Sales Gain and Progress Toward Increasing 'Distribution Reach' Worldwide

By Staff
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.

IOT Opens Regional Center in Minneapolis for Sales, Marketing and Training

By Staff
Friday, July 15, 2022 12:15 AM MINNEAPOLIS—Spectacle lens technology company IOT has opened an office in Minneapolis to accommodate its growing presence in the U.S. optical industry.

Transitions Optical Announces 2022 Golf Tournament Sponsorship With Four Premier Golf Events Across the U.S.

By Staff
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 12:27 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—Aiming to further bring to life the power and relevance of Transitions lenses to an audience spending significant time in changing light conditions, Transitions Optical on Tuesday announced a robust corporate marketing platform with a national golf organization, focused on expanding brand visibility with activations at four golf tournaments. Through this relationship, Transitions Optical will further reach “a prime target consumer to create interest in wearing Transitions lenses,” according to the company’s announcement.

‘Changing Life Through Lenses Day’ Helps People In Need See Clearly

By Staff
Friday, July 8, 2022 12:21 AM DALLAS—The OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation is taking steps to encourage eye doctors to give back in their communities by holding a Changing Life through Lenses Day.

SightGlass Vision Spectacles Control Myopia Progression for Six- and Seven-Year-Olds, According to New Data Analysis

By Staff
Friday, June 24, 2022 12:21 AM PALO ALTO, CALIF.—Analysis of 24-month interim data from the pivotal “Cypress” clinical trial is offering increased hope for controlling myopia progression among young children, according to an announcement Thursday.

Transitions Academy 2022 Showcases ‘Eye Care Love Forever’ at Opening of 25th Annual Meeting in Orlando

By Staff
Friday, June 3, 2022 12:24 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—The 25th Transitions Academy opened here Thursday morning with more than 850 industry experts from 45 countries around the world attending the event this week at the J.W. Marriott Grande Lakes.

Shamir Celebrates Five Decades of Ophthalmic Innovation

By Staff
Thursday, May 26, 2022 12:30 AM KIBBUTZ SHAMIR, Israel—Shamir Optical Industry brought management, employees and business partners from around the world to its corporate headquarters and R&D center here for a joyous 50th anniversary celebration this week.

Inspecs Group Reports Rise in Q1 Revenues

By Staff
Friday, April 29, 2022 12:24 AM BATH, England—Inspecs Group plc (LSE: SPEC), a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of eyewear (sunglasses, optical frames and lenses) announced this week the Group's trading update for the three months ending March 31, 2022.

Transitions Optical Announces Dates for Rescheduled Transitions Academy, Now Set for June 1-4 in Orlando

By Staff
Friday, March 18, 2022 12:30 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—Transitions Optical has announced new dates for the 25th Transitions Academy. The event will take place June 1-4, 2022, at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes in Orlando, Fla.

Alpine and Shamir Extend Strategic Partnership into the Esports World

By Staff
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 12:21 AM SAN DIEGO—Shamir has announced a multi-year extension to its partnership with Alpine Formula 1 Team, as its optical performance partner.

Transitions Optical Announces 2021 Innovation Award Finalists

By Staff
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 12:24 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—Transitions Optical Inc. announced Monday the finalists for its annual Transitions Innovation Awards program, which recognizes both individuals and organizations for their innovative efforts to support Transitions lenses over the past year.

EssilorLuxottica Appoints New Member to its Board of Directors

By Staff
Friday, January 21, 2022 12:24 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—EssilorLuxottica (Reuters: ESLX.PA) said Thursday that during its board meeting held earlier in the day the directors appointed Virginie Mercier Pitre as a new director.

VM’s Top 5 Print Cover Stories for 2021

By Mary Kane
Friday, January 7, 2022 8:30 AM We can’t take a look back at Vision Monday’s most read stories of the year without considering VM’s print Cover Stories which are also available to our readers electronically. Even against the backdrop of another year of the COVID pandemic, the optical industry still got down to business despite the personal and business hurdles they faced due to the ongoing and seemingly never-ending pandemic. A perennial VM favorite with readers, VM’s Most Influential Women in Optical, occupies the top spot for 2021 with the Special Report taking up a record 26 edit pages in our July issue. VM’s Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers Report, How Brick Is Learning to Click, A Look at Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and The Vision Monday Leadership Summit rounded out the list of the Top 5 most read Cover Stories for 2021.

Transitions Optical Announces Transitions Academy 2022 Is Postponed

By Staff
Thursday, January 6, 2022 10:40 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—Transitions Optical said this morning that it has made the difficult decision to postpone Transitions Academy 2022, scheduled for Jan. 16-19 in Orlando. The 25th Transitions Academy event will be rescheduled on a later date, to be determined in the coming weeks, the announcement noted. Transitions Optical said in the announcement that the COVID-19 omicron variant is “disrupting domestic and international travel. Experts predict this wave in the U.S. and Canada will peak during mid-January, the scheduled time for Transitions Academy.”

Vision Monday’s Top 20 News Stories for 2021

By Staff
Thursday, January 6, 2022 12:15 AM While mergers and acquisitions dominated the news cycle in 2021, other subjects of Vision Monday’s most read news stories included major product launches and breakthroughs in new technology. This list includes our top read daily VMAIL news stories as well as Breaking VMAIL deployments from the year 2021 and is based on thousands of collective page views for these stories. For the record, Vision Monday issued its daily VMAIL newsletter five times a week in 2021, with a few days off for good behavior due to holidays. Once again, EssilorLuxottica and Warby Parker, two of the industry’s biggest and most popular optical players, dominated the top 20 with several entries for both companies. Other developments and news announcements from Keplr Vision, Eyecare Partners, Vision Expo, MyEyeDr., HEA/PECAA, MetLife, U.S. Vision, New Look Vision Group, Sight Glass, Specsavers and Clear Sight Partners rounded out Vision Monday’s top 20 news stories for 2021.