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Vision Expo West 2018 breaks records

Alexandria, VA – October 3, 2018 – Vision Expo West’s 30th anniversary was a sweeping success, with the overall Show experiencing a nearly double digit increase in attendance compared to 2017. Pre-audited results show close to 13,000 eyecare professionals from across the world attended the event; with attendance increasing in nearly every category and substantial…

The Vision Council releases Tariff Impact Report: Potential Industry impact from Eyewear Tariffs

The Vision Council’s research team released a first-of-its-kind report in September, which attempts to gauge how potential U.S. tariffs on Chinese eyewear could impact consumer buying habits, intentions and spending. Through a questionnaire to recent eyewear buyers (those who bought ophthalmic frames, prescription lenses, Plano lenses, over-the-counter reading glasses and contact lenses) The Vision Council…

Luxexcel opens Customer Demonstration Lab in Atlanta, GA.

Luxexcel announced yesterday the opening of the new US-based Customer Demonstration Lab in Alpharetta, GA (greater Atlanta area). The facility will house a full Luxexcel VisionPlatform™ system and supports the Luxexcel customer base. Luxexcel Customer Demonstration Lab “After opening our North American Headquarters in January 2018, we are ready for the next step by expanding…

Luxexcel breaks into the next phase

Luxexcel, the pioneer in 3D printing of ophthalmic lenses, announced today the appointment of Fabio Esposito as Chief Executive Officer to lead the company in its next growth phase. Fabio brings to the company a strong track record of transforming businesses from technology innovators to established players. Throughout his career, he successfully led the introduction…

Transforming lives through the gift of vision

WestGroupe is a proud supporter of Optometry Giving Sight. The company offers in Canada a complete frames & lens package with the Superflex collection in partnership with Zeiss lenses. Together they have raised over $20,000 to date. From every package sold, WestGroupe and Zeiss donate a portion to Optometry Giving Sight. The funds raised benefit…

DaTE 2018 – The exhibitors

MOSCOT introduced five new frames for Fall 2018 at DaTE with a nod to some of the brand’s most memorable characters from years past. Zack Moscot, 5th Generation, Chief Creative Officer, drew inspiration from the brand’s 103-year old archives, adding intellectual flare to every MOSCOT frame. From bone-colored nosepads to perfectly rounded rims, the new collection…

Programs aimed at millennial ECPs drive attendance growth at Vision Expo West

Alexandria, VA – September 10, 2018 – As of three weeks pre-show, Vision Expo West pre-registration for young professionals is trending strongly ahead of 2017. Vision Expo West (Education: September 26–29; Exhibit Hall: September 27–29) will feature various programs and activations geared specifically toward the young professional and student demographic, including panels, surprise celebrity guests,…