O=MEGA21 cancelled

O=MEGA21, scheduled for 2-4 September 2021 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC), is cancelled due to the current Australian state lockdowns...

Etnia Barcelona expands portfolio

Etnia Barcelona has acquired the Catalan eyewear brand, Lool Eyewear, growing its position in the eyewear market through the development of both its own...

Tech enables 3D-printed smart prescription specs

Luxexcel has launched VisionPlatform 7, a technology-agnostic system for 3D printing of prescription smartglasses. Earlier in 2021 the company demonstrated...

Covid and can-do Dos

Along with everyone else, more than a year ago now, New Zealand’s optometry practices were thrown into turmoil amid a nationwide lockdown. Returning to...

Essilor’s new eyewear innovation centre

EssilorLuxottica has announced the creation of an innovation centre in Dijon, France, to develop its capabilities in electrochromic and smart eyewear technologies.The...

CooperVision's DreamLite CLs bag EU approval

CooperVision’s Dreamlite ortho-k contact lenses for slowing myopia in children have met European Union approval criteria, earning them a CE mark. Currently...

Safilo signs Carolina Herrera

Safilo Group and Carolina Herrera have signed a five-year global licensing agreement for the design, manufacture and distribution of Carolina Herrera branded...

Kering Eyewear acquires Lindberg

Kering Eyewear has acquired the Danish family-owned eyewear designer and manufacturer Lindberg Eyewear.   Founded in 1969 by optician Paul-Jørn Lindberg...

Stars and their eyes… influencer Whitney Buha

Chicago-based fashion and lifestyle blogger Whitney Buha ended up with ptosis after a routine Botox visit. Buha, author of the blog Something Whitty, said...

Make every moment shine

A collaboration promising innovation and glamour, Rodenstock’s Swarovski collection includes two acetate and titanium styles offering irresistible elegance...

Readers’ digest: how gut flora affects the eye

A review of studies whose data indicate a gut-eye axis – where the intestine’s microbiome influences eye health – has stated that a specific diet, in some...

Study compares CL microbiology

A Thai study to evaluate the bacterial adherence properties of soft contact lenses (CLs) found that HEMA lenses are most suitable for biofilm formation,...

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