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Ogi’s 2012 Vision Expo West Wrap Up

Ogi’s 2012 Vision Expo West Wrap Up

This years Vision Expo West marks the strongest debuting collection Ogi Eyewear has had to date. With 13 new styles from Ogi and 14 new styles from Seraphin our booth had very high traffic. The growing trend among attendees is to cut down the amount of frame lines that they carry and focus on brands with premium materials and excellent craftsmanship. Ogi Eyewear is known for high-end, luxury products at affordable prices, providing the end consumer with tremendous value. Ogi Eyewear Top Sellers 3110 Acknowledging clientele in need of larger styles, OGI Eyewear has developed the 3110. This larger rectangular frame debuts with a color palette to suit the tastes of a broad range of consumers. From the traditional black/crystal or brown demi to the more eclectic olive phoenix/brown or leopard/sunflower yellow, the 3110 adapts to satisfy the desires of many. 3114 A blast to the past brings OGI Eyewear’s 3114 to the forefront of fashion eyewear. The smooth transitional edge of this large cat eye style gives the 3114 a distinct personality. Designed with a hint of color, shades such as blue/brown streak and purple/brown streak bring a blush of color to the 3114. Seraphin Top Sellers Victoria Angles...
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New Styles From Judith Leiber

New Styles From Judith Leiber

Legacie is excited to introduce a new  group from our collection that was previewed at Vision Expo West – Intaglio: The Intaglio collection is influenced by the printing method from which it takes its name; this method utilizes an image that has been incised into a surface. The frames in the Intaglio eyewear group feature intertwining acetate links that have been created using thermoforming, a new molding technology.  The smooth edges of the classic link motif are decorated with hand-set genuine Austrian crystals which highlight the intricate hand craftsmanship needed to create these frames. JL 1657, a geometric cat-eye frame and JL 1658, an oval, introduce an abundance of new colors as well, including aquamarine texture, ruby/tortoise and sapphire/marble. For more information visit www.legacie.com
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Essilor’s Forum Series For ECPs

Essilor’s Forum Series For ECPs

Essilor of America, the nation’s leading manufacturer of optical lenses, announced today that it will host four independent eyecare professional forums in October. The invitation-only “Optometry2020” gatherings are designed to discuss the state of the industry and to hear from optometrists about their business, as well as challenges and opportunities that they face and anticipate in an evolving independent optometric industry. As a prelude to the forums, Essilor hosted a group of ECPs at Vision Expo West, to provide an industry overview and generate conversations with independent optometrists. The four new forums – one of which will be available via simulcast – will be held in other markets nationwide. Details about how to participate in the simulcast forum will be provided in coming weeks. “Increasingly, we know that it’s imperative to understand the bigger picture of the optometric industry in this country,” stated Howard Purcell, O.D. and Vice President of Customer Development, Essilor of America. “We have a vested interest in gaining insight into the changing dynamics of the industry, and we believe the time is now to generate conversations with the doctors who...
SKECHERS Eyewear Fall/Winter 2012 collection

SKECHERS Eyewear Fall/Winter 2012 collection

Viva International Group presents four new releases from the SKECHERS Eyewear Fall/Winter 2012 collection consisting of two men’s and two women’s ophthalmic styles. The new styles deliver a fashionable mix of fun graphic patterns in striking color combinations, inspired by the trend-savvy fashion sense of the SKECHERS lifestyle footwear collections. An innovative blend of textured accents decorates the temples of models SK 2057 and SK 2058, two key styles from the women’s ophthalmic collection. Each handmade acetate temple features a two-toned milled striped design, complimented by a dot pattern. A metal plaque featuring the SKECHERS logo completes the look of this unique temple treatment. Model SK 2057 is fully handcrafted in acetate with a soft rectangular front, while SK 2058 features a semi-rimless metal front in a modified oval shape. Both styles are available in a variety of spirited colors combinations, including black over white and magenta, plum over pink and satin teal. The new men’s ophthalmic collection features sporty design elements infused with subtle color accents. Model SK 3060 features a sleek two-toned metal front, while model SK 3062 boasts a handmade acetate...
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See What ClearVision’s Hatching

See What ClearVision’s Hatching

Visit ClearVision Optical at Vision Expo West and be the first to see what’s hatching! Stop by booth 16087 and witness our most fashion-forward, on-trend collection ever, featuring the latest arrivals from our amazing brands! New styles from BCBGMAXAZRIA, Ellen Tracy, Cole Haan, Op, IZOD, Jessica McClintock, and Marc Ecko Cut & Sew – a look for every customer!  Here’s a sampling: BCBGMAXAZRIA Aliya Noticeable confidence: BCBGMAXAZRIA Aliya’s intricate front piercings are reminiscent of eyelet, adding dramatic innocence to its modified rectangle shape. This metal combo frame boasts two tone plating on the front and interior. Acetate temples have a soft, contoured shape for enhanced femininity. Aliya is available in Black, Brown, and Slate. Marc Ecko Cut & Sew Entrepreneur The vintage inspired Entrepreneur features a hip, retro keyhole bridge and P3 eye shape. This acetate combo frame gets an “industrial” touch through textured tooling on its temples and end piece. Entrepreneur is available in Navy Tortoise, a new color for the collection, Black Crystal, and Green Olive Tortoise. BCBGMAXAZRIA Rhiannon Exquisitely adjustable: BCBGMAXAZRIA Rhiannon is the latest...
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Charmant Offers Specials at Vision Expo West

Charmant Offers Specials at Vision Expo West

The Charmant Group, known for manufacturing high-quality, comfortable eyewear, announced they will offer several show specials at Vision Expo West in Las Vegas. For PUMA Eyewear, Charmant will feature two show specials.  With a minimum piece buy-in, customers will receive a free PUMA tee shirt.  At a slightly higher buy-in, customers will receive a free set of one dozen Titleist golf balls. The ELLE Eyewear show special will feature a buy-in gift of an ELLE scarf with a minimum piece buy-in. Esprit Eyewear will also have a minimum piece buy-in package that offers the customers a free Esprit watch. Trussardi wallets will be given to all customers that meet the minimum piece requirement of Trussardi frames. Customers will have a choice of the men’s or women’s wallet. Customers who spend time previewing the lines will also receive a special surprise gift. All promotions are only available during Vision Expo West, booth number 20093, from September 6-8, 2012. About Charmant Group Based in Sabae-City, Japan, the Charmant Group has 50 years of experience in eyewear frame production and today is one of the world’s leading integrated frame manufacturer’s, covering design, production,...
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C & E Vision to Sponsor Soaring to Great Sights SWEEPSTAKES at Vision Expo East

C & E Vision to Sponsor Soaring to Great Sights SWEEPSTAKES at Vision Expo East

C & E Vision Services, Inc., a leading national buying group, will be sponsoring an innovative sweepstakes at Vision Expo East that is designed to direct show traffic to the booths of the participating companies.  The retro themed Soaring to Great Sights Sweepstakes involves participants boarding Vision Airlines to travel the world (show floor) stopping at many of the world’s destinations (participating vendor booths) to collect baggage claim tickets (official game pieces) at each stop.  Participants then present their baggage claim tickets to the airline personnel at the C & E Vision booth (#713) to collect their baggage (prizes).  More than $15,000 in prizes are available with the Grand Prize being A Weekend Getaway in New York City! Participants have a 1 in 4 chance of winning.  The Soaring to Great Sights Sweepstakes is a sequel to C & E’s extremely successful Treasure Hunt at Vision Expo West this past September.  Participating vendors reported significant increase in traffic to their booths from participants in the Treasure Hunt. For more information visit playatcev.com About C&E Vision C&E Vision located in San Clemente California, is the only Web...
Best Image Optical Debuts New Booth Look at VEW

Best Image Optical Debuts New Booth Look at VEW

Miami, FL., August 25, 2011 – As Vision Expo West in Las Vegas, NV (Sept. 21-25) approaches, Best Image Optical will debut a new booth look showcasing a mix of modern and original design. Our new booth design will allow Best Image Optical to better showcase our three brands: The Dolabany Collection, Mario Galbatti, and Plume Paris. Also, in order to better attend our visitors, Best Image Optical’s booth area will include tables and chairs. Our booth will include the debut of our fall eyewear releases and a retro/vintage montage. Best Image Optical will be at booth #20017. About Best Image Optical: Best Image Optical is a seasoned design house and producer of eyewear. Our three collections (Dolabany, Mario Galbatti, and Plume Paris) delivers distinctive design and beyond trend styling. Continuously at the fashion boundary, but sane enough to make each style ready for the fashion forward consumer. Our collections are a perfect balance of luxury and casual. The frame’s feature colorful and inspiring temples and impeccable details, in a range of boastful colors. Comfort and fit are integral to the design of all Best Image Optical eyewear. The look of each line is versatile while always...
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Lifestyle Eyecare Centers Hosts Treasure Hunt at Vision Expo West

Lifestyle Eyecare Centers Hosts Treasure Hunt at Vision Expo West

Lifestyle Eyecare Centers Hosts Treasure Hunt at Vision Expo West More than 13 Participating Vendors, including Reed Exhibition, and over $10,000 in Prizes San Clemente, CA – July 6, 2011 – LifeStyle Eyecare Centers, a marketing company aimed at assisting Independent Eyecare Professionals in growing and marketing their practices, will be hosting the Vision Expo West 2011 Treasure Hunt.  This is an exhilarating new concept for the international trade show and its goal is to drive show traffic and generate excitement about Vision Expo West 2011.  The attendees will collect a Treasure Map from one of 20 locations throughout the trade show, including the customer service counters which are provided by Reed Exhibitions, the Vision Expo Registration counter and the booths of the participating vendors. After acquiring the map the attendees will follow the path and visit each of the participating vendor’s booths (Ports O’ Call) and there they will be able to collect the treasure coins of Captain One Eye’d Jack.  After collecting their coins they will complete the path and go to the LifeStyle Eyecare Centers Booth (#24107) to play the slot machine and have a chance of winning...
Join Best Image Optical At Vision Expo West Booth #20017

Join Best Image Optical At Vision Expo West Booth #20017

Miami, FL., August 24, 2011 – As Vision Expo West in Las Vegas, NV (Sept. 21-25) approaches, Best Image Optical will showcase all current and future releases from The Dolabany Collection, Mario Galbatti, and Plume Paris. Additionally, Best Image Optical will reveal a new booth design, retro merchandising, and showcase our fall frame releases. Join us at Booth #20017 to view all of our collections. About Best Image Optical: Best Image Optical is a seasoned design house and producer of eyewear. Our three collections (Dolabany, Mario Galbatti, and Plume Paris) delivers distinctive design and beyond trend styling. Continuously at the fashion boundary, but sane enough to make each style ready for the fashion forward consumer. Our collections are a perfect balance of luxury and casual. The frame’s feature colorful and inspiring temples and impeccable details, in a range of boastful colors. Comfort and fit are integral to the design of all Best Image Optical eyewear. The look of each line is versatile while always maintaining a high standard of functionality and excellence. Most frames can also meet your customer’s progressive lens needs, without sacrificing style and functionality....
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Show Organizers Expand OD Student Programs for Upcoming Vision Expo West

Show Organizers Expand OD Student Programs for Upcoming Vision Expo West

NORWALK, Conn.—At the upcoming International Vision Expo West show organizers are putting an emphasis on expanded programming for student of optometry. “Vision Expo West offers opportunities for optometry students to get information that they don’t get in the classroom,” said Tom Loughran, vice president for Reed Exhibitions. “In addition to learning about practice management, they’re provided valuable networking opportunities with their peers and current ODs who could be their future employer or partners.” Optometry students receive free exhibit hall registration as well as access to sit in on any continuing education course free of charge. On Saturday, Sept. 24, the Medical and Scientific Theater in the exhibit hall will present a full day of optometry student-specific education courses that tackle real-world topics, including developing a business plan, the past, present and future of eyecare, and fiscal responsibility. Complimentary events have also been designed to help students make valuable connections with colleagues across the country. Along with daily luncheons and networking activities in the exhibit hall, students are invited to mix and mingle with peers during...
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Come See Why Everyone Is Buzzing About Clearvision

Come See Why Everyone Is Buzzing About Clearvision

Hauppauge, NY – August 2011 – When attending Vision Expo West this year, be sure to stop by the ClearVision Optical booth #16087 and get an exclusive inside look into what this leading optical company is all about! ClearVision will have on display a remarkable collection of frames for all your customers’ needs.  With more than 30 amazing new styles for attendees to see plus the launch of over 30 brilliant suns, ClearVision’s booth is the place to stop and shop.   Come by to see the provocative new Marc Ecko Cut & Sew Eyewear – a whole new dimension in men’s eyewear as well as view the exclusive one-to-one interview between 20/20’s James Spina and Marc Ecko himself.  IZOD LX – IZOD’s new brand extension with fashion-forward yet wearable IZOD styles and a stunning array of fabulous new BCBGMAXAZRIA frames featuring bold colors, exquisite detailing and high style will also be on display. In addition, ClearVision will be featuring enticing show specials that are sure to please just about everyone. Highlights include: New Customer Special: $100 Gift Card and 50% off 1st order.  Become a ClearVision Optical customer at Vision Expo West and take 50% off your first...
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Lifestyle Eyecare Centers Hosts Treasure Hunt at Vision Expo West

Lifestyle Eyecare Centers Hosts Treasure Hunt at Vision Expo West

San Clemente, CA – July 6, 2011 – LifeStyle Eyecare Centers, a marketing company aimed at assisting Independent Eyecare Professionals in growing and marketing their practices, will be hosting the Vision Expo West 2011 Treasure Hunt.  This is an exhilarating new concept for the international trade show and its goal is to drive show traffic and generate excitement about Vision Expo West 2011. The attendees will collect a Treasure Map from one of 20 locations throughout the trade show, including the customer service counters which are provided by Reed Exhibitions, the Vision Expo Registration counter and the booths of the participating vendors. After acquiring the map the attendees will follow the path and visit each of the participating vendor’s booths (Ports O’ Call) and there they will be able to collect the treasure coins of Captain One Eye’d Jack.  After collecting their coins they will complete the path and go to the LifeStyle Eyecare Centers Booth (#24107) to play the slot machine and have a chance of winning 1 of over $10,000 in prizes including a 2 night stay and 2 Mystere™ tickets provided by the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino. Other prizes such as a color...
Register to Win a New Apple iPad at Vision Expo West

Register to Win a New Apple iPad at Vision Expo West

LOUISVILLE, KY, July 26, 2011 – The Kenmark Group is giving away a new Apple iPad for the launch of Original Penguin at Vision Expo West. Vision Expo West attendees are invited to visit the Kenmark booth #16031, to view Original Penguin vintage-inspired eyewear and register to win a new iPad. Entry forms will be given to all attendees upon entering the Vision Expo West Exhibitor Hall.  To enter the giveaway, customers must complete the form and return it to the Kenmark booth.  Additional entry forms will be available at the booth.  All entries will be entered into a drawing with the winner being announced on September 28, 2011 on Facebook and Twitter.  No purchase necessary to win. About Kenmark Group Kenmark Group, an employee owned company, designs, markets and distributes eyewear and sunglasses to optical professionals primarily through exclusive licenses, private label and house collections worldwide.  The Sunwear Division oversees the design, production and distribution for the retail sunwear category for specialty sunglass stores and top-tier department stores.  The Kenmark Group works in collaboration with top fashion designers and iconic brands including: Vera Wang,...
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Preliminary Attendance Figures for Vision Expo West Show 9 Percent Increase Over 2009

Preliminary Attendance Figures for Vision Expo West Show 9 Percent Increase Over 2009

NEW YORK—Preliminary unaudited attendance figures for International Vision Expo West, held last week at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, show a 9 percent increase in attendance from 2009, according to show organizers. A final complete third-party audit of the show will be available in approximately six weeks. “The attendance figures from this year’s show are above our pre-recession attendance figures from International Vision Expo West 2008,” said Tom Loughran, vice president for Reed Exhibitions. “It’s a great statement of confidence for the optical industry as a whole that there was such a strong showing last weekend in Las Vegas.” Over 450 exhibitors were present at the show throughout the exhibit hall, the Galleria and The Suites. In addition, a new show floor area was dedicated to the Optical Laboratories Association (OLA), which held its annual meeting in conjunction with the show, offering an expanded audience for exhibitors. “We had more of just about everything at this year’s show,” said Tom Loughran, vice president for Reed Exhibitions. “Not only was our attendance up, but we had 70 new exhibitors and 10,000 more net...
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