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Transitions and the OAC Announce the 2018 Students of Vision Scholarship Winners

By Staff

Monday, December 10, 2018 12:25 AM Transitions Optical and the Opticians Association of Canada (OAC) announced the winners of the 2018 Students of Vision Scholarship program: Sherene Vazhappilly, Katherine Vanloo and Brittany Hoffman.

Paolo Cassinari Is the New Managing Director of Oftalmica Galileo Italia

By Staff

Friday, December 7, 2018 12:25 AM On Nov. 15, Paolo Cassinari was handed the reins of Oftalmica Galileo Italia. The MD will stay on as Nikon business unit director and will have the task of drawing up a common strategy aimed at accelerating the growth of Nikon Lenswear.

Silmo Istanbul 2018 Expands Sphere of Influence

By Staff

Thursday, December 6, 2018 12:25 AM The International Silmo Istanbul 2018 Optical Fair, which is organized for the sixth edition this year, will be held Dec. 13 to 16 at Istanbul Expo Center Yeşilkoy. The International Silmo Istanbul 2018 Optical Fair continues to expand and becomes the biggest marketplace in the Balkans, Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa with more than 600 brands, 9,200 visitors in total and more than 120 exhibitors.

The 10 Future Trends According to WSGN

By Staff

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 12:25 AM During the Next Design Perspectives conference held in Milan in late October, WSGN—the go-to company for trend forecasting around the world—revealed the 10 major trends that will allow us not only to dream about the future, but shape it as well.

Hubble Garners Interest From Major Consumer Brands Player

By Staff

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 12:25 AM Dental products giant, Colgate-Palmolive are in talks to make a minority investment in online contact lenses subscriber service Hubble, according to a recent report in the Wall Street Journal. The apparent motivation of the arrangement is a joint effort to develop subscription services for Colgate products, such as teeth whitening products.

Essilor Canada Sponsors Inauguration of New Clinic

By Staff

Monday, December 3, 2018 12:25 AM On Oct. 29, Essilor Canada sponsored the inauguration of the new Clinique universitaire de la vision of the University of Montreal’s School of Optometry. With 31 examination rooms, 12 specialty modules, 3 clinical research rooms and imaging units, the clinic offers exceptional workplace, training and care in a patient-partner approach.

Ultra Limited: R&R Eyewear Is its U.S. Distributor

By Staff

Friday, November 30, 2018 12:25 AM Ultra Limited has officially announced its partnership with U.S. distributor, R&R Eyewear. Established in 1999, R&R Eyewear ensures its customers quality eyewear collections, efficient customer service and rapid delivery.

Essilor Gathers 700 Mitra Mata Together in Indonesia for the First Time

By Staff

Thursday, November 29, 2018 12:25 AM Essilor’s inclusive business, 2.5 New Vision Generation (2.5 NVG), hosted its first ever Mitra Mata Convention in Indonesia which saw over 700 Mitra Mata come together to share best practices and to celebrate their achievements.

The New Communication Campaign of Coco Song

By Staff

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 12:25 AM The new communication campaign is a true hymn to femininity in all its forms. The protagonists of the new shots are the colors and the reference to the natural world, to directly evoke the same elements that have made the success of Coco Song over the years.

Blackfin Supports Andrea Bocelli Foundation

By Staff

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 12:25 AM Blackfin continues its philanthropic work with the Andrea Bocelli Foundation. Every year since 2015, the company has lent its support to the Foundation to help it achieve its mission, namely to give everyone a chance to express themselves as best they can, creating opportunities for growth and nurturing talent.

NAU! Opens in Estonia

By Staff

Monday, November 26, 2018 12:25 AM NAU!—the Italian eyewear brand that was set up in 2004 and now has mono-brand stores all over the world—inaugurated a store in the center of Tallinn, Estonia.

An Interview With Hoya Vision Care Canada’s President Ahmos Henry

By Staff

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 12:25 AM Optik had the opportunity to sit down and speak with Ahmos Henry, president of Hoya Vision Care Canada, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Hoya Corporation, which provides precision prescription laboratory services and high-quality ophthalmic lenses to ECPs across the country.

Italian Fashion Landed at CIIE in Shanghai

By Staff

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 12:25 AM Six trade show brands came together to put the spotlight on Italian excellence: MICAM, MIDO, MIPEL, Milano Unica, Lineapelle, and The One Milano. Italy’s textile, fashion and accessory industry exports products worth over €2.2 billion to China every year.

BMO and ROI Team Up to Guide Practice Buyers and Sellers

By Staff

Monday, November 19, 2018 12:25 AM If you have not been through a practice sale, the process may be unclear and even intimidating. Big Five bank BMO and health care practice brokers and appraisers ROI Corporation have teamed up for a series of dinner meetings in Ontario to help prospective practice buyers and sellers understand the intricacies of the process.

What Is the Situation on the Russian Market?

By Staff

Friday, November 16, 2018 12:25 AM In Russia, Made in Italy products are still very popular in the fashion sector in general and for accessories. According to 2016 data for the optical sector, the majority of optical fairs are concentrated.