By Jillian Urcelay

1  DE RIGO and FILA have announced the renewal of the licensing agreement for the design, production and distribution of FILA-branded prescription frames and sunglasses in EMEA, the Americas, Australia and New Zealand.

2  L’AMY AMERICA has been recognized as one of Connecticut’s Best Places to Work by the Hartford Business Journal for the third year in a row.

3  SAFILO has announced the introduction of Eastman Acetate Renew and Eastman Tritan Renew in its sunglass and optical products, enabling the company to increase the sustainability of its products across its brand portfolio.

4  KENMARK EYEWEAR has partnered with the National Forest Foundation on its 50 Million for Our Forests tree planting campaign for the second year.

5  CLEARVISION OPTICAL has created Lone Star: The Texas Relief Collection to support Texas recovery efforts in response to the weather crisis. ClearVision intends to donate 50 percent of every sale directly back to Feeding Texas, the largest hunger-relief organization in Texas.

6  MODO is supporting HRH The Prince of Wales and the Sustainable Markets Initiative’s Terra Carta charter for a sustainable future. Launched in January, Terra Carta provides an ambitious roadmap for businesses to move toward a sustainable future.

7  SMITH has partnered with INEOS TEAM UK, outfitting the world class sailing team with customized helmets and eyewear for the 2021 sailing season.

8  WALMAN has demonstrated its commitment to philanthropy by supporting the Essilor Vision Foundation with a contribution of $50,000 in 2020 and through its partnership with its Kids With a Vision program.

9  HAFFMANS & NEUMEISTER has launched a collaboration with stylist Marcus Paul to create an exclusive collection of sunglasses, the Haffmans & Neumeister + Marcus Paul capsule.

10  THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPTOMETRY FOUNDATION has announced Justina Raouf Assaad, OD, as the recipient of the 2021 AAOF Jill and George Mertz Fellowship.