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Morel releases Vancouver from Nomad!

Morel releases Vancouver from Nomad!

Vancouver Destination? Vancouver! Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains, Vancouver is an outstanding setting. The eighth largest Canadian city regularly appears among the world’s top five cities to live in. Here you can ski, have lunch at the foot of the skyscrapers and stroll on the beach in the same day! Graphic fronts in discreet colors evoke wood grain. Fitted with slim, textured temples in pure lines, the frames are embellished with brushed effects. Fronts, made of either acetate or stainless steel, are laser-milled to produce a lined decoration on the front which continues onto the temple. The finish creates a graphic effect imitating worn wood. Vancouver is available in 3 stainless steel fronts and 2 acetate versions, all of which are progressive friendly.
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Safilo Relocates Its North American Headquarters To 300 Lighting Way In Secaucus, NJ

Safilo Relocates Its North American Headquarters To 300 Lighting Way In Secaucus, NJ

    With its move to Secaucus, Safilo initiates a further phase and looks forward to writing the next chapters of its North American history, with continued roots of innovation and customer partnership. An official inauguration of the North American headquarters in Secaucus is scheduled to take place with its Board of Directors and employees in mid-October for Safilo customers and media. About Safilo Group Safilo Group is the fully integrated Italian eyewear creator and worldwide distributor of quality and trust, leader in the premium sector for sunglasses, optical frames and sports eyewear. Design inspired and brand driven, Safilo translates extraordinary design into excellent products created thanks to superior craftsmanship expertise dating back to 1878. With an extensive wholly owned global distribution network in 38 countries – in North and Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific and China – Safilo is committed to quality distribution of its products all around the world. Safilo’s portfolio encompasses Carrera, Polaroid, Smith, Safilo, Oxydo, Dior, Dior Homme, Fendi, Banana Republic, Bobbi Brown, BOSS, BOSS Orange, Céline, Elie Saab, Fossil,...
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Neubau Eyewear Teams Up With The Honeybee Conservancy  To “SEE & DO GOOD”

Neubau Eyewear Teams Up With The Honeybee Conservancy To “SEE & DO GOOD”

neubau eyewear, the contemporary premium eyewear brand inspired by the creativity, innovation and spirit of a new generation, joins forces with The Honeybee Conservancy to encourage city dwellers to “bee” urban gardeners through their newly launched See & Do Good initiative. This sweet partnership will help bring honeybee hives to two thriving urban farms in New York City while celebrating neubau eyewear’s commitment to using sustainable materials in its products and packaging. The Honeybee Conservancy will donate two hives on behalf of neubau eyewear – one to the Smiling Hogshead Ranch in Long Island, an all-volunteer urban farm situated on an abandoned railroad in Queens, and the other to the Spitzer School of Architecture in Manhattan, an innovative mid-city farm that seeks to educate college and high school students about local crop production. Both hives will play an important role in their respective new homes, from helping to increase food production and garden yield to increasing awareness about the plight of honeybees and ways the public can help. Meanwhile, neubau eyewear consumers will be invited to directly support their local environment and honor the larger...
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GP Specialist: Mark Cosgrove becomes Shareholder and Vice President of C&E GP Specialists Inc.

GP Specialist: Mark Cosgrove becomes Shareholder and Vice President of C&E GP Specialists Inc.

C&E GP Specialists, Inc., a leading manufacturer of specialty contact lenses, has announced that Mark Cosgrove, has become a shareholder and Vice President of the company. Cosgrove joined GP Specialists, Inc. in 2004 as a specialty contact lens consultant. As GP Specialists grew Mark’s responsibilities expanded to become Director of Operations. Today Mark oversees sales, contact lens manufacturing and custom lens design consultation. “It’s time for Mark to be recognized for the leadership roles he has assumed.” said Steve Wagner, President of GP Specialists, Inc. “This is an important evolution in Mark’s career as we recognize Mark’s expertise in orthokeratology and his dedication to the company, staff and the eyecare professionals we service. We are proud to say that Mark is now a shareholder and Vice President of the company.” “Mark is one of the hardest working individuals in the industry and has made significant contributions to the overall success and renaissance the industry has witnessed in recent years. I am happy to see he is now a principal of GP Specialists.” said Rich Jeffries, President of Paragon Vision Sciences. “GP Specialists, Inc. has experienced...
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Match Eyewear: NEW B2B WEBSITE

Match Eyewear: NEW B2B WEBSITE

Match Eyewear is happy to announce the launch of its new B-2- B website with enhancements to improve the Match Eyewear and Match Eyewear Canada customer experience. The enhancements, based on customer feedback on the original Match B-2- B website, offers our customers a user-friendly experience in online ordering. “The new Match website makes ordering frames a simple process for our customers” say Ethan Goodman, President of Match Eyewear. “We have added many great new features including an incredibly user-friendly interface, the ability to create your own catalog or add other users to your web account, rapid ordering and the ability to reorder from past purchases in your order history, stock availability and more. Additionally, we have eliminated pricing from our website to allow accounts to easily browse through frames with their own patients and customers.” ECP’s with existing Match Eyewear website access and those new to Match Eyewear’s website and all it now offers, can simply go to www.matcheyewear.com, click LOG IN, and select the option that best suits your needs. Once they have filled out the form and clicked “REGISTER”, an email will be sent immediately allowing...
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WILEY X® SUPPORTS 2017 NATIONAL SUNGLASSES DAY JUNE 27

WILEY X® SUPPORTS 2017 NATIONAL SUNGLASSES DAY JUNE 27

Annual Campaign by The Vision Council Celebrates Sunglasses and Shares  The Need for Daily UV Protection This Summer and All Year Long According to a report by The Vision Council, 75-percent of Americans say they are concerned about UV eye exposure.  Yet, only 31-percent state that they wear sunglasses every time they go outside.  This disconnect, and the very real potential for cumulative, long-term vision damage is the primary reason for National Sunglasses Day — a nationwide educational multi-media campaign aimed at increasing awareness of the need for UV-rated sun protection. Last year, this effort resulted in more than half a billion media impressions and became an official trending topic on social media. As a leading manufacturer of protective sunglasses for the U.S. military, top NASCAR drivers, professional tournament fishermen and everyday men and women enjoying the Great Outdoors, Wiley X® has long championed the need to wear premium protective sunglasses — not just some of the time, or most of the time, but all of the time. To help spread the word and extend the reach of this educational effort, Wiley X is teaming up with two outdoor recreation powerhouses — Bass...
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Safilo Group: THE FUTURE IS NOW: Special Manufacturing Feature in the July issue of Eyecare Business Magazine

Safilo Group: THE FUTURE IS NOW: Special Manufacturing Feature in the July issue of Eyecare Business Magazine

“We are very pleased to share with you a copy of Safilo The Future is Now (in attachment) which appears as sponsored content in the July issue of Eyecare Business.  Our own OXYDO brand, part of our atelier offerings, is featured on both the cover of the issue and on the special supplement. This 4-page feature on Safilo highlights our extensive manufacturing capabilities.  It was written by the editor in chief of Eyecare Business magazine, Erinn Morgan, based on trips she personally took to our Santa Maria di Sala manufacturing plant near Venice, Italy, and to our Clearfield, Utah facility in the U.S. You’ll read in the piece that our Utah facility also serves as home to our Smith Rx lab, in addition to the location where our Smith snow and ski goggles – as well as some Carrera goggles – are manufactured.   It’s also where elite ballistic eyewear products are made by the thousands for the military.  Cool stuff, huh? Should you already subscribe to Eyecare Business, this glossy insert can be found between pages 48-49 and can easily be removed from the issue to share with customers or keep in your waiting area.  If you do not already subscribe and would like to receive...
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Hoya: Popstar Andy Grammer Headlines ‘A Celebration of Optometry’  Event Sponsored By HOYA Vision Care Rocks the House!

Hoya: Popstar Andy Grammer Headlines ‘A Celebration of Optometry’ Event Sponsored By HOYA Vision Care Rocks the House!

Andy Grammer’s latest hit, “Fresh Eyes,” brought down a house full of eye experts last Saturday night. Sponsored by HOYA Vision Care, Optometry’s Meeting and ‘A Celebration of Optometry,’ Grammer’s performance was a huge hit. “We’re happy for opportunity to support the AOA with a huge talent at such a fun event. Andy Grammer exceeded all expectations!” said Barney Dougher, President of HOYA Vision Care, North America. He continued, “The AOA does so much for the benefit of optometry and the lives they improve though delivering better eye sight every day. Patients deserve the very best and members of the AOA bring the very best to vision care everyday around the world. Sponsoring this event is a great way to show our support of the AOA and support their mission to benefit patients and humanity. Thank you to the AOA for allowing Hoya to be part of the celebration.” ‘A Celebration of Optometry’ was held on Saturday evening and was attended by more than 1,000 people, primarily independent practice optometrists. Andy Grammer performed many of his hits including, “Keep Your Head Up,” “Fine By Me,” and his latest “Fresh Eyes” to a loud and appreciative...
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WILEY X® SPONSORED DRIVER KEVIN HARVICK® WINS TOYOTA/SAVE MART 350 AT SONOMA

WILEY X® SPONSORED DRIVER KEVIN HARVICK® WINS TOYOTA/SAVE MART 350 AT SONOMA

Breaks Stubborn Winless Streak for First Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Win Of Season And First on Sonoma’s Road Course When Wiley X®-sponsored driver Kevin Harvick® crossed Sonoma Raceway’s finish line at the conclusion of Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350, it was notable for several important reasons.  The victory snapped a 20-race winless streak dating back to October 2016 at Kansas Speedway. By dominating the final 22 laps and beating second place finisher Clint Bowyer by eight seconds, Harvick® earned his first victory of the 2017 Monster Energy Cup Series season and his first-ever at Sonoma — one of two road courses on the schedule this year. Most significantly, the win essentially secured Harvick’s position in the upcoming 16-driver playoffs, where as past performances indicate, he will undoubtedly be a force to contend with. Despite the recently broken winless streak, Harvick® was having a very strong season, and would likely have made the playoffs based on his remarkable consistency.  Over the past 10 races (including Sunday at Sonoma), Harvick has a win and only two finishes outside the Top 10.  His 11.2 finishing average on the season ranks third best among...
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Modern Optical: Announces 3 New Styles to Fashiontabulous Collection

Modern Optical: Announces 3 New Styles to Fashiontabulous Collection

  Modern Optical International expands its Fashiontabulous Collection with three new releases. This upbeat collection of stylish designs is targeted for fashion-loving teens, pre-teens and petite women. A vibrant color palette with an emphasis on teal, purple, fuchsia and pink ignites a care-free, youthful vibe. Fade effects, color-blocking and tone-infused torts round out the collection. Priced to help independent ECPs compete with big box and online retailers, Fashiontabulous offers affordable, on-trend choices sure to complement her wardrobe for every occasion. Modern Optical expands its Fashiontabulous Collection with these 3 new releases for SS2017.  10×245 – Features: triple laminate handmade zyl, spring hinges. Colors: black/hot pink, navy/light blue, tortoise/green  10×246 – Features: handmade zyl, stainless steel temples, spring hinges. Colors: fuchsia/plum, teal/blue, tortoise/pink  10×247 – Features: handmade zyl, spring hinges. Colors: black, navy, tortoise/brown All Fashiontabulous frames are covered by a two-year warranty. Merchandising materials include large-format imagery as well as six-place vertical display units. In addition, all...
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MARCOLIN GROUP ANNOUNCES THE EARLY RENEWAL  OF ITS EYEWEAR LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH DIESEL

MARCOLIN GROUP ANNOUNCES THE EARLY RENEWAL OF ITS EYEWEAR LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH DIESEL

Marcolin Group, one of the leading players in the eyewear industry, and Diesel, lifestyle brand company synonymous with uniqueness and innovation, announced today the early renewal of the license agreement for the design, production and worldwide distribution of Diesel Eyewear branded sunglasses and optical frames. The collaboration between the two Groups, which began in 2010, has been renewed until 2023. This renewal highlights the willingness of both to pursue an even closer partnership based on a mutual approach to continuous research and experimentation in order to offer products reflecting the stylistic codes of the brand, which are passion, unconventional spirit and individuality. Massimo Renon, Marcolin’s Group Worldwide Commercial General Manager declared: “The early renewal of the eyewear license with Diesel expresses our clear willingness to invest in prestigious and international brands in today’s market as very complex and competitive as the eyewear one. We are pleased Diesel recognized us as the ideal partner in terms of creativity, distributional strategies and level of service, with which to collaborate and develop synergies to ensure successful results.” “We...
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Polaroid Side Stories: Meet the Talent in Our Stories

Polaroid Side Stories: Meet the Talent in Our Stories

Polaroid – a worldwide leader in polarized lens technology and in the mass-cool eyewear segment – presents Side Stories: five short videos starring authentic characters of different ages and different talents, all in love with Polaroid Eyewear. After The Fish Bowl, the short film inspired by the life of Edwin Herbert Land, the man who revolutionised the way we see the world, Side Stories is the latest from the marketing campaign celebrating the brand’s 80 th anniversary. Through incredible stories, our five artists, coming from music, fashion, street art, skateboarding and dance, tell us about themselves and present their vision for a better world. These unique, contemporary talents have all reached for and, thanks to Polaroid Eyewear, realised their dreams: they are the “Edwin Lands” of our time, represented through their art. The concept of Instant Experience is a recurring theme in each of the Side Stories: the transformation, the moment in which, by improving our perception of what we see thanks to Polaroid, we give our best and express ourselves. Free to seize every occasion just as Land did 80 years ago, we clearly see the opportunities, beauty, truth and love which...
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Celebrity Sightings: Jessica Chastain

Celebrity Sightings: Jessica Chastain

52336026 Actress Jessica Chastain clutches a bouquet of flowers as she arrives in Warsaw, Poland to promote her latest film ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’ on March 05, 2017. FameFlynet, Inc – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – +1 (310) 505-9876 RESTRICTIONS APPLY: USA/CHINA ONLY
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LORI CARTER APPOINTED AS SAFILO’S DIRECTOR OF  PROFESSIONAL RELATIONS

LORI CARTER APPOINTED AS SAFILO’S DIRECTOR OF PROFESSIONAL RELATIONS

  SAFILO, the fully integrated Italian eyewear creator, manufacturer and worldwide distributor of quality and trust, announces today the appointment of Lori Carter to the strategic role of Director of Professional Relations for the U.S., a newly created position. The appointment is aimed at strengthening Safilo’s relationships with its stakeholders, namely customers and trade associations. It represents a further milestone in Safilo’s commitment to the success of the ECP’s in a changing market environment. Safilo’s investment will support ECP’s with breadth of expertise and dedication in developing business strategies for sustainable dispensary management. The creation of this role is part of a broader evolution of Safilo that is transforming its USA organization into a customer centric structure. With a more agile and less hierarchically driven set up, Safilo USA will be able to capture customer needs more immediately and develop faster and more flexible solutions. “Lori’s longstanding expertise in the eyewear industry and within Safilo leads her naturally to this role. Her energy, empathy and commitment are what is needed to make Safilo’s...
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Safilo Group and Authentic Brands Group announce the five-year renewal of their Juicy Couture eyewear license agreement

Safilo Group and Authentic Brands Group announce the five-year renewal of their Juicy Couture eyewear license agreement

Safilo, the fully integrated Italian eyewear creator and worldwide distributor of quality and trust, and Authentic Brands Group, owner of a global portfolio of iconic fashion, sports and lifestyle, celebrity, media, and entertainment brands, announce a five year extension of their license agreement for the design, manufacturing and distribution of the Juicy Couture eyewear collections of sunglasses and optical frames. The agreement will now run until 31st December 2022. “The renewal of our license agreement, originally forged in 2005, is a result of positive performance year over year and our strong partnership with ABG,” said Luisa Delgado, CEO of Safilo Group. “The Juicy Couture brand fits very well with our portfolio strategy, offering popular brands to our target market. We are excited to partner with the brand to grow our diversified distribution channels.” “We are thrilled to continue a successful partnership with Safilo,” said Jarrod Weber, EVP of Fashion at ABG. “Together, we have forged a long-standing relationship that has led to the expansion of the Juicy Couture brand, its categories and distribution channels around the world.” Juicy Couture is distributed...
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