CLARIFICATION: An article in the previous issue of EWI may have led readers to believe that Safilo, Charmant and Eschenbach are not going to show at next month's Opti München fair in Germany. This will not be the case. The only major absentees are going to be Luxottica, Marcolin and Johnson & Johnson. The space at the fair is fully booked. Cébé, Kirk Originals and Logo's Tag Heuer eyewear will be among the newcomers, along with the numerous companies from Asia, Lithuania and Poland. Instead of showing at the fair, Luxottica will give an expensive party for some 1,000 guests.

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