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    Safilo adds Carolina Herrera to portfolio


    Safilo has announced the signature of a new license agreement with Carolina Herrera for the design, manufacture and distribution of women’s eyeglasses and sunglasses under the New York-based brand’s name. The 5-year agreement will be effective as of Jan. 1, 2022. Commenting on the announcement, Angelo Trocchia , ...

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    Luxexcel accelerates in smart prescription lenses


    Luxexcel , the Dutch-based supplier of 3D-printed lenses, announced yesterday the launch of its new platform for the manufacturing of prescription lenses for smart glasses. The announcement comes only a few months after the company partnered with WaveOptics , a U.K-based supplier of waveguides. Called Vision Platform 7 , ...

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    Hans Anders to start using new AI tool for style recommendations


    Hans Anders will start using STYLE PTTRNS , a style recommendation tool for prescription eyewear created by Eindhoven-based startup , on its Dutch e-commerce website starting July 15. The company’s program is presented as a service to assist online and in-store customers in the time-consuming and often ...

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    Brunello Cuccinelli and Oliver Peoples partner


    Brunello Cuccinelli , the Italian luxury fashion brand renowned for its cashmere apparel, is launching its first capsule eyewear collection in collaboration with Oliver Peoples , a brand of the EssilorLuxottica group. Made in Italy, the co-branded collection will include five styles and will be distributed from September this ...

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    JF Rey releases 3D-printed collection


    Jean-François Rey , the Marseille-based eyewear designer brand, is launching a series of seven frames with a 3D-printed Nylon face, following the success of its NAUTILUS launch a year ago. The 3D-printed shapes are produced using the Selective Laser Sintering technology, an additive manufacturing technique that uses a laser ...

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    Thélios releases its first FENDI collection


    FENDI , the Italian luxury brand, and Thélios , the joint venture between LVMH and Marcolin , have signed an exclusive license for the design, production and distribution of Fendi-branded eyewear. The first release under this collaboration is the Fall/Winter 2021 collection of sunglasses and eyeglasses, which will be ...

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    Fashion-focused Mondottica upbeat about post-Covid rebound


    Mondottica International , the eyewear company specializing in licensed eyewear, is preparing for the launch of its first Vivienne Westwood eyewear collections in the second half of the year. The new license is the first addition to the Hong Kong-based company’s portfolio since the departure of Michael Jardine , ...

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    Mirage signs North Sails license


    Mirage , the Italian OEM company specializing in polyamide eyewear, has announced the signature of a licensing agreement for the production and distribution of sunglasses under the North Sails brand. Founded by Lowell North in 1957, a U.S. sailor and Olympic gold medalist, North Sails is one of ...

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    Bollé launches new AI-developed lens


    Bollé Brands has announced the launch of a new Volt+ sunglass line which incorporates a new lens technology designed to improve the perception of colors by the wearer. Based on the analysis of over 20 million lens formula combinations by artificial intelligence tools, the new lens is said ...

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    EssilorLuxottica renew two licenses


    EssilorLuxottica announced in the last few days the extension of its eyewear licenses for the development, production and international distribution of sunglasses and eyeglasses under the Coach and the Tory Burch brand. The Coach license agreement has been renewed for five years, until June 20, 2026 while ...

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    Deep Optics kickstarts liquid crystal lenses’ hybrid sunglasses


    It took less than twelve hours for the Israeli startup Deep Optics to complete its $25,000 objective in its Kickstarter campaign for the launch of its new 32°N product, a pair of sunglasses with adaptative lenses that can easily be switched to a reading glasses’ function. ...

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    French eyewear know-how showcased at the Élysée palace


    The eyewear manufacturer Vuillet Vega and the lens maker Novacel will both present their know-how and one of their products during the second edition of “La grande exposition du fabriqué en France”, an event organized on July 3 and 4 by the French ministry of industry in order ...

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    De Rigo adds new house brand for women


    De Rigo is adding a new brand to its portfolio of house brands which already includes Police , STING and Lozza , in addition to the licensed fashion brands. The new brand, Yalea , is presented as a 100 % female brand of prescription eyewear and sunglasses, designed ...

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    Riley partners with Vision Express for RX safety eyewear


    Globus Group , a British specialist in personal protective equipment for industry and healthcare, has signed a partnership with Vision Express , a retail chain from the GrandVision group with over 550 retail locations in the U.K. and Ireland, for the supply of prescription protective eyewear under its Riley ...

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    Hoya gives an update on its MiYoSmart study


    Hoya Vision Care presented an update of its MiYoSmart research on children’s myopia management during the national congress of the French ophthalmologists’ association last month. The presentation, which came after three years of research in partnership with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University , largely confirmed previous results communicated ...

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    Ditto launches a PD-measurement tool


    Ditto , the U.S.-based supplier of Virtual Try-On (VTO) solutions, is launching TruePD , a new tool that calculates the pupillary distance (PD), a key information for online retail of prescription eyewear. The company’s product is said to provide PD information with a margin of error of 1 millimeter in ...

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    VSP partners with Zeiss and Hoya


    VSP Global announced that it would add Carl Zeiss Vision and HOYA Vision Care lenses and treatments into its VSP Global Premier Program starting July 1, in addition to its own VSP Optics products. The decision comes after the VSP network’s doctors asked for a ...

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    Tooz launches its smart glasses for developers in Germany


    Aiming to mass market smart glasses compatible with prescription lenses at the beginning of next year, tooz technologies , the joint venture founded in 2018 by ZEISS and Deutsche Telekom , is first targeting the community of IT developers in order to collect feedback and finetune ...

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    FDA approves J&J’s myopia management CL


    Johnson Johnson Vision Care announced a few days ago that it has received the approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its ACUVUE Abiliti contact lenses. According to the company, it is the first and currently only myopia management orthokeratology lens that ...

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    Essilux ramps up Stellest


    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 ...