By Jillian Urcelay

1  L’AMY AMERICA has partnered with Bosma Enterprises on the upcoming release of Two Blind Brothers sunwear. Bosma Enterprises, an Indiana based nonprofit, provides employment and training for people who are blind or visually impaired.

2  SAFILO GROUP and HUGO BOSS have announced the early renewal of their global licensing agreement for the BOSS and HUGO eyewear collections through December 2030.

3  ESSILORLUXOTTICA has showcased its smart and hearing aided eyewear innovation for the first time at CES 2024 in Las Vegas. The Nuance Audio, first-of-its-kind glasses with advanced hearing solution, as well as Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses and other innovative solutions in the world of optics were both displayed.

4  MODO has announced that its CEO of Modo Eyewear Americas Rebecca Giefer has been chosen as one of the 2024 honorees by the Optical Women’s Association (OWA). Giefer will be receiving the Pleiades Award for her exceptional dedication and support in advancing the leadership role of women in the optical industry.

5  MARCOLIN and Pucci have renewed the exclusive global licensing agreement for the design, manufacturing and distribution of the brand’s sunglasses and optical frames, extending the partnership until Dec. 31, 2030.

6  ETNIA BARCELONA and FC Barcelona have collaborated on a new capsule collection that merges art and sport, paying homage Barcelona.

7  VSP VISION has announced that AARP members will be eligible for exclusive individual vision and eyewear insurance plans from VSP Vision. With the retiree population growing by one million Americans each year, AARP Vision Plans from VSP aim to help improve access to vision care for older adults who may not have access to traditional employer provided plans or are in need of additional coverage.