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Great Outlooks for Opti

By Staff

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 12:25 AM Opti took place over six halls of the Fairground Munich for the first time—and the faces and survey responses of the around 28,000 visitors and 631 exhibitors painted a clear picture: this was a crucial step forward into the future of opti. Among those surveyed, 94 percent of the trade show visitors and 91 percent of the exhibiting companies awarded the “new” opti with the highest grades.

Hawkers Debuts at Mido

By Staff

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 12:25 AM The web phenomenon has decided to enter the optical market and has chosen the Milan fair for its debut. Head of brand production Alessandro Fedalto talked about it exclusively in this interview with WMIDO.

Morel and Lanctot Partner Up to Create Morel Canada

By Staff

Friday, February 15, 2019 12:25 AM Morel and Canadian distributor, Lanctot, who specializes in optical and sports gear, recently became partners to form a new subsidiary: Morel Canada. This choice was obvious for both parties, who have been working together for 20 years now.

New Partners for Italia Independent

By Staff

Thursday, February 14, 2019 12:25 AM Italia Independent and its majority shareholder—Lapo Elkann—have signed an agreement with Creative Ventures (the capital of which is held entirely by closed-end fund Talent EuVECA operated by Avm Gestioni sgr) for an increase in share capital and the latter’s entrance in the Turin company.

Liberty Celebrates 90th Anniversary: 1929-2019

By Staff

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 12:25 AM Founded in 1929, following the U.S. stock market crash that led to the Great Depression, two Italian brothers began crafting eyeglass frames in their New Jersey basement that would eventually become known as Liberty Optical.

Okia Will Bring the Second Edition of the ‘See the Future’ Eyewear Summit to Mido

By Staff

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 12:25 AM In collaboration with WGSN, the leading global trend forecasting agency, Okia will bring the second edition of the “See The Future” Eyewear Summit to Mido 2019.

The Green Revolution

By Staff

Monday, February 11, 2019 12:25 AM The December-January Issue of Optik is now online. This month we feature green, eco-conscience eyewear in The Green Revolution. The United Kingdom is our destination in the World of Eyecare, and our View on Design features Tom Kramer of Teka Eyewear and his collection of affordable luxury.

Cutting-Edge Technology Comes to MIDO

By Staff

Friday, February 8, 2019 12:25 AM After its recent announcement that it is opening a new repair department in the US., MEI will be attending Mido with a whole host of new products and upgrades for certain systems.

Pillar of the Opticians Association of Canada Retires

By Staff

Thursday, February 7, 2019 12:25 AM When you think of the Opticians Association of Canada (OAC), for the majority, the name Pat Dobbyn comes to mind. After almost 30 years of tireless dedication, commitment, and passion, she has retired from the OAC.

Ultra Limited: New Platform for Opticians to Debut at Mido

By Staff

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:25 AM The eyewear brand announces the launch of a new online platform designed to help opticians select and purchase frames. Set to debut at MIDO 2019, the platform will provide the company’s optician customers with a unique tool for viewing frames.

SILMO Istanbul 2018, a Trade Fair that Counts

By Staff

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 12:25 AM For its 6th edition, which was held from Dec. 13 to 16, 2018, SILMO Istanbul demonstrated how it has quickly become an essential event on the horizon of trade fairs specializing in the optical and eyewear industry.

Paris in Love: Eyewear for Valentine’s Day

By Staff

Monday, February 4, 2019 12:25 AM For Valentine’s Day, AirDP by AirEyeWear has created Paris in Love eyewear, a name that lays claim to its penchant for “amour.” Paris in Love is a mash-up of the three symbols of romanticism and passion par excellence: the city of Paris, a heart and the color red.

Ronit Furst Eyewear Takes Over Own Canadian Distributorship

By Staff

Friday, February 1, 2019 12:25 AM As of Jan. 1, 2019, Ronit Furst Eyewear began to handle Canadian distribution through their U.S. office. Previously, the line was distributed in Canada by Susanne Sendel Agency.

Mido: 2019 Edition Focuses on Continuity

By Staff

Thursday, January 31, 2019 12:25 AM Once again sold-out, Mido doubles down on its commitment to offer exhibitors and visitors more and more tools to analyze the industry, its performance and markets. Here are the latest developments from the leading global eyewear show, set to take place Feb. 23 to 25 at Fiera Milano Rho.

Bausch + Lomb Named Most Trusted CL Solution Brand in Canada

By Staff

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 12:25 AM Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.’s wholly owned subsidiary, Bausch + Lomb, announced that Bausch + Lomb contact lens solutions have been named the most trusted contact lens solution brand for the second consecutive year in Canada by BrandSpark International.