By Jillian Urcelay

1  THELIOS is joining forces with acetate sheet manufacturer Mazzucchelli 1849 and with specialty materials provider Eastman, a pioneer in molecular recycling, to push forward sustainable innovation in the eyewear industry.

2  ESSILORLUXOTTICA and CooperCompanies have entered into an agreement to create a 50/50 joint venture for the acquisition of SightGlass Vision, a U.S. based life sciences company focused on developing innovative spectacle lenses to reduce the progression of myopia in children.

3  VISION EXPO EAST 2021, originally scheduled to take place at the Javits Center in New York City from May 25 to 28, will now take place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., from June 2 to 5.

4  KENMARK EYEWEAR has donated $10,000 to various charities for “The Season of Giving Back” campaign, which took place in December.

5  MARCHON EYEWEAR’S proprietary brand Marchon NYC has partnered with GLAM4GOOD, an award-winning empowerment platform and nonprofit organization for eyewear donation programs and initiatives.

6  SMITH has announced its new global partnership with the AG2R CITROEN Team as the official supplier of performance eyewear for the 2021-22 seasons.

7  THE VISION COUNCIL has raised more than $150,000 for the Open Your Eyes Scholarship Program through a virtual auction, company pledges and individual donations.

8  EYEWEAR DESIGNS LTD., has launched its new website with the ability to order online at

9  ESSILOR OF AMERICA and LUXOTTICA NORTH AMERICA have each donated $50,000 to Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF) in 2020, to help people in need get essential vision care.

10  MYKITA has opened its MYKITA Madison Avenue shop on the Upper East Side of New York City.