December 16, 2017|


For Better or Worse, Gifts Add to the Holiday Cheer

NEW YORK—Giving or receiving presents can be tricky: As gift givers, there is always pressure to get something thoughtful, yet functional. As the recipient, most times we know exactly what we want and try our hardest to drop some hints to make sure we get it. To commemorate some of those unpredictable moments, VMail Weekend asked some of the optical community to share memories of the best or worst gifts they ever received.
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Luxottica names Milleri CEO, Lumus and Deep Optics partner on smart glass displays, Luxottica and Tiffany renew license, VisionWatch’s 3Q results and Transitions’ innovation award finalists all topped this week’s VMail news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Luxottica Names Milleri CEO, Massimo Vian to Depart the Company

Lumus and Deep Optics Partner on Smart Glass with Dynamic Focus Technology

Luxottica and Tiffany & Co. Strengthen Offering With Multi-Year Global License

Some Segments in Optical See Growth Amid a Flat Market, VisionWatch Says

Transitions Optical Announces 2017 Transitions Innovation Award Finalists

Marchon Eyewear, Inc. and Karl Lagerfeld B.V. Renew Long-Term Global License

workSMART: VM Global Leadership Summit Tackles Leadership Tactics

NEW YORK—Early-bird registration is open until midnight, Jan. 5 for “workSMART – Leadership Tactics for Transformative Times.” That’s the program theme of the 12th annual Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit. The day-long live event will be held here on March 14 at the Times Center. “A new agility mandate for all businesses, brands and leaders, brought on by rapid global and digital change, is transforming the way we all work,” explained Marge Axelrad, SVP, editorial director of Vision Monday. “Top thinkers and doers in the new world of work and business are redefining retail, health care and service,” she said.
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We’re putting our best foot forward this holiday season with these sparkly, eye catching flats shown on the Into Indy blog and posted on our social media platforms as this week’s #TuesdayTreat.

LOCAL DIARY: Spectrum Eyeglass Repair–If It's Broke, They Fix It

ST. LOUIS—It surely takes a creative mindset to survive as an independent in the retail business today. And offering a unique product or service is critical, as well. When you put these two notions together – as J.J. Skiver and Mike Kusmin did two decades ago to create Spectrum Eyeglass Repair – the road to success isn’t without a hurdle or two, but at least it becomes much easier to navigate.
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