In this issue:
LICENSES, LIAISONS & NEW COLLECTIONS
MCGEE SIGNS WITH ORVIS The McGee Group has signed an exclusive
three-year licensing agreement with Orvis to design, manufacture and
distribute ophthalmic frames (pictured), sunglasses and readers to
ECPs, distributors, large optical chains and department stores
throughout North America and in many international markets.
Good Morning Sàfilo
If you rose bright and early one morning while you were at last month’s
Vision Expo West in Las Vegas you may have caught Sàfilo’s own Eden
Wexler assisted by Kelley Hayes on Fox 5 News “Live in Las Vegas.”
Oakley Fights for the Cure
Oakley is partnering with the Young Survival Coalition,
the only international, non-profit network that focuses on the concerns
and issues unique to young women affected by breast cancer.
Charmant Gets Buzz
Charmant USA participated in a charitable gifting suite at the London Hotel in West Hollywood before the recent Emmy Awards.
IT’S HIP TO BE SQUARED
Dean and Dan Caten, the identical twin brainchildren of DSQUARED² revealed their second eyewear line at a private party in Manhattan during the height of New York’s Fashion Week.
Hall of Frames
Heroics — Marchon was the eyewear provider for the 25th
annual MTV Video Music Awards (a.k.a. the VMAs) held this year in New
York during Fashion Week.
Meet You in Sunhampton — Ya just can’t keep a wild girl down. And...
Stella McCartney has spent many of her summer days in the Hamptons and
this August afternoon is no different, except that I have the good
fortune of being there with her.
It has been said that every cloud has a silver lining, yet there is only one place that you can find Silver Lining Opticians.
Modo: Jason Wu Sunwear
Modo launches Jason Wu Eyewear, inspired by the modern and innovative ready-to-wear collections of designer Jason Wu.
C220 LLC, a new company founded by optical veteran Marc Rothstein,
makes its debut with the O-Dark-Thirty eyewear collection, a
retro-inspired line with a modern look.
Rudy Project: Ophthalmic Eyewear
Rudy Project introduces an ophthalmic line, consisting of the Slicer and Helium collections.
Eye Should Have Known Better
I guess it had to happen sooner or later. This issue marks the first cover of 20/20 showing someone NOT wearing glasses.
Surveying the Changing ‘Lenscape’
To paraphrase Lennon and McCartney, it was 20 years ago today I took my first step inside an optical lab.
Solving the In-Office Edging Dilemma Part 2
This is the second in a two-part feature about investing in an in-office finishing lab. Part 1 ran in the September L&T section.
Annual Lab Usage Survey
Doctors and dispensers depend on labs every day to do accurate Rx work and get jobs back on time.