In this issue:
LICENSES, LIAISONS & NEW COLLECTIONS
A Little Help
Providing the opportunity to transform children’s lives is a core mission of every children’s frame ClearVision Optical creates.
Hang Ten with Oakley
Following on the success of its “Learn to Ride” snowboard program at this year’s Sundance Film Festival...
In 1994, Dean and Dan Caten, identical twins, launched Dsquared2, a
ready-to-wear fashion brand known for its glam-rock aesthetic.
Eyeing the Le Mans Podium
It was Peugeot all the way this year at the 24 Hours of Le Mans as the French auto giant ousted Audi from a record string of previous wins...
Hall of Frames
A Good Vice — Katherine Heigl (1) seems to have one serious vice: her Red Hot sunglasses from Jee Vice. The actress has been spotted all over Hollywood wearing the shades…
Signet Armorlite Releases ‘Anti-Fatigue’ Progressive Lens
We may not consciously realize it, but when we enter any room we are gathering information based on what we see.
The High-End Road
“The most expensive rent in the world is for a space you do not
need.” Dr. Lawrence Gipson, ophthalmologist at NeoVision in Pittsburgh,
Pa. knows this through experience.
With a staff of MDs, optometrists and opticians offering an
all-inclusive range of medical and visual services, the practitioners
at Eyesight wanted to give their Portsmouth, N.H. headquarters a visual
Mark S. Rubin, MD has had a successful practice for 25 years. But
there was one thing missing: a dispensary.
Luxottica: Prada Linea Rossa Ophthalmics
Leveraging developments in sport equipment technologies and building on its earlier Linea Rossa Sun Collection, Luxottica Group and Prada introduce the six-piece Linea Rossa Optical Collection.
Zyloware: Natori Eyewear
Under a licensing agreement, Zyloware launches Natori Eyewear, a
branded collection for women that takes its name from designer Josie
Quantum Optics: Gargoyles Ophthalmics
Building on its 30-year history in the sport sunglass category, Gargoyles launches its first ophthalmic collection.
Walking in the Eyewear Web
Over the past few months, 20/20 has taken the three optical Os to the three Ws—the world wide web, that is—in a big kind of way.
(Presidentially) Fit to be Tied
Let’s put the whole eyewear thing aside for a minute and just talk about brands and branding.
Today’s Specials: Creating a Lens Wardrobe for Active Patients
One of the most frequently discussed topics among dispensing opticians is how to sell a patient multiple pairs of eyewear.
Eyeing the Public Healthcare Option
As I write this column in mid-summer, Congress is embroiled in the
national debate over how to fix the broken U.S. healthcare system.