In this issue:
Okay. We know you guys in the wide world of optical have opinions. We
hear them when we run into you while traversing the aisles at Expo… and
Silmo… and OLA… and Mido…
Scaling the Wall
Just another brick in the wall… hardly! Fendi held a fashion show on the 4,000-year-old Great Wall of China.
The catwalk, perhaps the largest ever at 1,500 miles, was constructed
on a raised platform on a restored portion of the Wall making quite a
memorable debut for the Italian brand in the world’s largest growth
The transit workers’ strike may have made traffic a little lighter than usual, but the 40th annual Silmo exhibition in Paris was certainly not light on trends.
LabWatch: Fostering Strong Partnerships
Top-of-the-line service, quality and support may be the cornerstones of
K-Optical’s business, but it is the lab’s ability to foster strong
partnerships that enable it to remain competitive in a fast-moving
Hall of Frames
It’s Good to be the Queen — Paris Hilton (1) wears the Chrome Hearts’ Queenie style sunglass from Optical Shop of Aspen, in black and brown stripe variations...
Representatives from 20 U.S. eyecare practices recently returned from a
week-long getaway to Mulheim, Germany, a vacation they won by
participating in the Hoyalux iD Trip & Gift Giveaway.
Oliver Goldsmith: 2008 Sunglasses
In 1926, Philip Oliver Goldsmith, a salesman for a small optical firm
in England, founded Oliver Goldsmith with the vision of transforming
eyeglasses into a fashion accessory.
“Do you know if you have the new Eagles CD?”
“This store’s got no pet department.”
Be honest. Have you or your staff, ever twitched, even
just a little bit, when gazing upon a new Rx with sphere powers over
plus or minus 6.00 diopters?
Get to Know Your Golden Lab
My friend, L&T contributing editor Vicki Masliah, calls them
“Golden Labs, the eyecare professional’s best friend.” No, she’s not
talking about canines. She means optical labs.
The Annual Resource Guide