By Jillian Urcelay

1  AHLEM’s Nolita location has won the Interior Design magazine’s 2020 NYCxDESIGN Award.

2  OVVO OPTICS’ Diamond-like Carbon collection has earned a 2020 Red Dot Design Award for outstanding design quality.

3  SAFILO and Ports have announced a new 10 year license agreement for the design, manufacture and distribution of Ports branded sunglasses and optical frames, set to cover the mainland China market.

4  L’AMY AMERICA, in partnership with Shamir Insight, has created the “Better Together” frame and lens package promotion to help ECPs and their businesses recover, taking place from June 1 through Aug. 31.

5  SAFILO GROUP has announced the closing of the acquisition of the 70 precent stake in the equity of the California company Blenders Eyewear.

6  ANDY WOLF has created ANDY WOLF CARE with products for occupational safety and hygiene. Its new product BASOWELL 710 is an environmentally friendly, alcohol-free and nontoxic disinfectant for ultrasonic baths and surfaces available at

7  KERING EYEWEAR and Chloe have announced their partnership for the design, development, production and worldwide distribution of Chloe Eyewear.

8  HILCO VISION has acquired the Mississippi-based ophthalmic supplies company, Suppleyes, effective June 1.

9  LUXOTTICA has partnered with Hudson, a travel leader with more than 1,000 stores in airports, commuter hubs, landmarks and tourist destinations. The partnership will allow Hudson to open 250 Sunglass Hut shop-in-shops.

10  MARCOLIN GROUP has announced the appointment of Fabrizio Curci as the new CEO and general manager of the company.

11 CLEARVISION OPTICAL has launched a collection of Personal Protective Equipment to provide members of the eyewear industry with essential supplies and equipment as practices nationwide reopen and require additional health, safety and sanitization measures for their staff and patients.

12  BOLLE has introduced an exclusive Augmented Reality sunglass experience allowing shoppers to try out Bolle’s flagship Phantom lens technology without having to touch the glasses.

13  The ETNIA BARCELONA FOUNDATION is launching its “Opticians With You” program, an international charitable project aimed at helping families negatively impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The Foundation will send 150,000 frames to vulnerable individuals in need of glasses but who do not have access to them because of COVID-19.

14 VSP GLOBAL has announced a new strategic partnership with Kering Eyewear to expand choice and offer exclusive benefits to practices participating in the VSP Global Premier Program.