March 25, 2017|


A Backstage Pass to Rockin’ For New Eyes

Guitar. Check. Guitar picks, medium gauge. Check. A pack of new guitar strings. Check. Notebook with band arrangements. Check. Head backstage at the Hard Rock Cafe with Vision Monday’s own Andy Karp as he prepares for optical’s big gig next Saturday night—the Rockin’ For New Eyes benefit concert. The supporting cast includes five bands and 38 musicians from all walks of optical industry life. Check out who’s performing and why in Today’s Read.
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Mega merger progresses, industry partnerships, Top 50 Retailers, industry honors and executive moves, all topped this week's VMail news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Essilor Merger With Luxottica Progresses

Opticians Association of America Names Sue Shire State Leader of the Year

Kering Eyewear and Maison Cartier Partner to Develop Eyewear Category

Are You One of VM’s Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers?

Accessories Council to Hold 21st Annual ACE Awards on Aug. 7

Carl Zeiss Vision Names New Marketing Vice President

A Sneak Peek at Expo

With Vision Expo East ready to kick off on March 31, check out VM’s Show Preview, detailing everything from new booths to navigating the show floor in search of what else, fashion, innovation and of course, the "New York Experience."
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Share Your Expo Experiences

Vision Expo East is a perfect opportunity to share your New York Experiences. Have a photo you’d like your fellow Expo attendees to see? Post it on Twitter using the hashtags #VisionExpo and #SceneAroundTown and you just might end up in the Vision Expo Show Daily.

Minneapolis OD Tests DIY Glasses

Eyewear has come a long way since its inception. With so much technology at our fingertips, it’s easy to sometimes forget the process of making things without the use of high tech instruments. The video series, “How To Make Everything” aims to bring us back to the understanding of the complex processes of manufacturing that we might take for granted.
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