By Jillian Urcelay

1  MARCHON EYEWEAR has been awarded the Stand Up For Green Award in Milan at MIDO. The Stand Up For Green Award launched in 2022 and recognizes MIDO exhibitors’ commitment to designing and assembling their booths in line with sustainability criteria. Marchon’s new booth was designed and produced with sustainable materials and processes.

2  CHARMANT has appointed Mick Kunish as Charmant USA’s new director of business development. Kunish has 22 years of optical industry experience, holding previous executive positions at Tommy Hilfiger, Viva International Group, Mondottica USA and Europa Eyewear.

3  ROCK4SIGHT 2023 is back at the Hard Rock Cafe in NYC on March 18 to raise funds for ECN Purpose, a 501c3 charity dedicated to providing eye health education and access to vision care for the underserved. Diamond Sponsor National Vision, Premiere Media Sponsor Jobson Optical Group, and Gold and Silver sponsoring companies, along with Bob Stein, Stein Family Charity and John Alofs, Eyewear by ROI, both co-chairpersons of Rock4Sight, invite all for a night of music, dancing and industry fellowship. Tickets can be purchased at

4  PEARLE VISION has received the 2023 Women’s Choice Award for the fifth consecutive year. In a national survey conducted by the Women’s Choice Award, over 85 percent of Pearle Vision female customers who have had experience with the brand’s products say they would recommend Pearle Vision to their friends and family.

5  MARCOLIN has appointed Alessio Puleo as group marketing director, reporting directly to the CEO and general manager Fabrizio Curci.

6  CHLOGAN EYEWEAR is expanding its corporate office and distribution center in Long Island, N.Y., doubling its original footprint.

7  L’AMY AMERICA has announced Kathryn Chambers as senior brand and marketing manager.

8  SMARTBUYGLASSES has announced that through its partnership with Unite for Sight, it has donated 5,000 pairs of prescription glasses in December 2022 to Ghana for those in need.

9  MYKITA has welcomed Michael Cole to the role of general manager Mykita North America.