By Jillian Urcelay

1  MARCOLIN GROUP and Moncler have announced the early renewal of their worldwide exclusive licensing agreement for the design, production and distribution of sunglasses, eyeglasses and ski masks under the branding of Moncler Lunettes through Dec. 31, 2025.

2  SMITH from Safilo has appointed Francesco Rinaldi Ceroni as general manager to lead the global business across all commercial channels out of the Portland headquarters, reporting to Angelo Trocchia, CEO of Safilo Group.

3  THELIOS has announced its exclusive partnership for the design, production and distribution of RIMOWA Eyewear, the first ever eyewear collection from the luxury luggage brand.

4  ESSILOR VISION FOUNDATION (EVF) and FoxFire Systems Group are partnering to make it easier for eyecare practices to participate in EVF’s See Kids Soar program.

5  CLEARVISION OPTICAL has been named one of the Best Companies to Work for in New York State for the fifth time.

6  LENSCRAFTERS has announced the launch of LensCrafters Cares, an eight-week dedicated partnership with OneSight, designed to directly support communities affected by COVID-19 by providing recipients with limited means complimentary comprehensive eye exams and glasses at LensCrafters core stores across the U.S. and Canada.

7  BOLLE has announced its collaboration with top triathletes, signing sponsorships with four American champions including Matt Russell (Ironman), Morgan Pearson (USA Triathlon Team), Kelsey Withrow (Ironman) and Lesley Smith (Ironman).

8  ESSILOR VISION FOUNDATION (EVF) and Relevate Health Group are expanding their partnership to help underserved children in the U.S. receive vision exams and glasses. Relevate is supporting EVF by enrolling and educating independent eyecare professionals about the See Kids Soar program.

9  THELIOS and Stella McCartney have announced their exclusive long-term partnership to develop, manufacture and distribute Stella McCartney’s eyewear category.

10  VSP GLOBAL and the National Optometric Association have announced the recipients of the 2020 Dr. Marvin R. Poston Leadership Award, which recognizes outstanding optometry students in each cohort who uphold Dr. Poston’s commitment to leadership, service and diversity. This year’s recipients are Randi Jo Francis, Astiney Franklin, OD; Zarina Meer, Monique Mohammed, OD, MS; and Darian Travis.

11 THE GLBL EYEWEAR GROUP has announced a long-term global licensing agreement with the children’s eyewear brand ZooBug.