All Products articles

  • Article

    Essilux ramps up Stellest

    2021-05-14T08:08:00Z

    Only a few days after announcing significant developments for its myopia management lens in China and the U.S. during its conference call with financial investors, EssilorLuxottica disclosed updated results on its Stellest research during the online congress of the Société Française d’Ophtalmologie a few days ago and ...

  • News briefs

    Satisloh launches two new polishing machines

    2021-05-12T08:54:00Z

    Satisloh , the Swiss-based manufacturer of ophthalmic and optical equipment that is part of the Essilor group, is launching two new fully automated RX lens polishing machines. Named Multi-FLEX-2 and Multi-FLEX-2E , they come as new additions to the Multi-FLEX range which was launched in 2015 and whose ...

  • News briefs

    Zenni introduces the first batch of its Iris Apfel collection

    2021-05-07T09:24:00Z

    Zenni has signed a multi-year deal with the interior and fashion designer, and self-described “world’s oldest living teenager” and “geriatric starlet,” Iris Apfel . The first batch of the Iris x Zenni line consists of 100 items – in celebration of her forthcoming 100th birthday – selected by ...

  • News briefs

    Kering Eyewear adds blue-light and photochromic lenses to selected brands

    2021-05-07T07:30:00Z

    Kering Eyewear is launching its Blue Beyond project, which consists of integrating of blue-light filtering and photochromic lenses in a selection of its eyewear frames. The Blue Beyond solution will be applied to some women and men styles in the Gucci and Saint ...

  • News briefs

    De Rigo signs regional license for GAP eyewear

    2021-04-30T07:28:00Z

    De Rigo Vision announced on April 27 a new licensing deal with IMG for the design, production and distribution of prescription frames and sunglasses under the American lifestyle apparel brand GAP . The agreement covers the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Brazil. The first collections of frames for men, ...

  • News briefs

    Dreamers releases sleep-inducing eyewear

    2021-04-27T02:19:00Z

    The Australian fashion models Jordan and Zac Stenmark – along with the chemist Stafford Sheehan , who is also the founder of Air Company , maker of Air Vodka – have developed a line of glasses to improve sleep: that is, when you are not wearing them. ...

  • News briefs

    Essilor to present new clinical results in myopia progression slow-down

    2021-04-12T09:18:00Z

    After two years of clinical trials on 167 myopic children in collaboration with the Wenzhou Medical University in China, Essilor will present next month new results for its Essilor Stellest lens’ performance in the reduction of myopia progression among children. According to preliminary information communicated by the ...

  • News briefs

    U.S. ANSI lens standards updated

    2021-04-12T09:17:00Z

    The Vision Council announced on April 6 the publication of ANSIZ80.1-2020, a new set of recommendations by the American National Standards Institute ’s for prescription and plano lenses, contact lenses, ophthalmic instruments and ocular medical devices. The new recommendations, which serve as reference for the eyewear and optical industry, ...

  • News briefs

    Hoya rolls out MiYoSmart across Europe

    2021-04-09T11:48:00Z

    After France and Italy, Hoya Vision Care is now launching its MiYoSmart lens for children in Spain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands and the UK. Developed through a partnership with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the lens is said to slow down myopia progression in children by 60 percent ...

  • News briefs

    Ocuco’s Innovations awarded best lab optical software

    2021-04-09T08:09:00Z

    Ocuco , the eyecare software company based in Dublin, announced that its Innovations software has been awarded best optical lab software for 2021 by the HealthCare Insights Magazine . The lab management program was initially created 30 years ago and taken over by Ocuco in 2008. According to the ...

  • News briefs

    Lancel Paris joins Grosfilley’s portfolio

    2021-04-01T08:18:00Z

    Lancel Paris , the brand of leather goods, and Grosfilley France have signed a six-year license for the design, production and distribution of sunglasses and eyeglasses under the Lancel Paris brand. The first collection will consist of a total of 32 models for women, including 20 optical and 12 ...

  • News briefs

    Costco switches from polycarbonate to Mitsui’s MR for prescription lenses

    2021-03-30T07:06:00Z

    Mitsui Chemicals , the Tokyo-based supplier of raw material for lenses, announced earlier this week that Costco Wholesale would start using its MR series of high refractive index lens monomers as a standard option for its eyeglasses sold in the U.S. The membership-based U.S. retailer had been offering ...

  • L1010171 (1)
    Article

    Luxexcel and WaveOptics partner for smart eyewear to look like normal eyewear

    2021-03-29T01:04:00Z

    Luxexcel , the Dutch pioneer in 3D-printing solutions for prescription lenses, unveiled last week some details about its partnership with WaveOptics , a designer of waveguides and light engines, during the online SPIE. AR, VR, MR conference. Earlier last month, both companies had already announced their ...

  • News briefs

    Barton Perreira extends 007 partnership

    2021-03-22T09:02:00Z

    Barton Perreira , the Californian brand of luxury eyewear, announced last week the signature of a 3-year license agreement with EON Productions , the company behing the James Bond franchise. Both partners will develop “The Legacy Collection”, a range of sunglasses inspired by the vintage Bond films. This new ...

  • Article

    Eyesafe wants to become the reference brand for blue light protection

    2021-03-22T09:00:00Z

    The average time spent in front of screens increased to an estimated 13 hours and 38 minutes per day last year, a 30 percent increase from a year before, according to an announcement by Eyesafe last week. In the same communication, the company also stressed that eye strain ...

  • News briefs

    Mondottica extends portfolio with Vivienne Westwood license

    2021-03-19T03:31:00Z

    Mondottica International and the fashion brand Vivienne Westwood announced this week the signature of a 5-year license agreement for the design, production and the global distribution of Vivienne Westwood branded eyeglasses and sunglasses for men and women. The Korean and Asian collections will be launched this summer while ...

  • News briefs

    Marcolin & Max Mara launch their first eyewear collection

    2021-03-18T04:02:00Z

    Marcolin and the Italian fashion brand Max Mara jointly announced this week the official launch of their first eyewear collection, following the signature last year of a 5-year global license partnership for sunglasses and optical frames. The brand was previously part of Safilo ’s portfolio. A preview ...

  • Razer Anzu Studio 1
    Article

    Razer partners with online optical retailer for smartglasses

    2021-03-16T07:25:00Z

    Razer , an international brand of IT and lifestyle products for gamers and e-sports fans with 100 million users worldwide, is launching its first smart glasses this month. Called Razer Anzu , the new product combines Bluetooth functionalities with 35 percent blue light filtering lenses that can ...

  • News briefs

    Allergan wants to market presbyopia-treating eye drops

    2021-03-09T12:43:00Z

    Allergan , a division of the American biopharmaceutical company Abbvie , announced at the end of February that it has filed a new drug application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for eye drops aimed at treating presbyopia. The ophthalmic solution has already been tested successfully with ...

  • News briefs

    De Rigo and FILA renew their partnership

    2021-03-04T01:47:00Z

    De Rigo and Fila Luxembourg , holder of the FILA brand rights, have agreed to renew the license agreement for the design, production and distribution of FILA eyeglasses and sunglasses in EMEA, the Americas, Australia and New Zealand. The Italian eyewear maker and the sports and lifestyle brand ...