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Premium lenses – High-end solutions from top manufacturers

Optical lenses are a $1.8 billion-a-year industry in Canada, according to the latest figures from the Vision Council’s VisionWatch Canada report. About 8.2 million pairs...

Silmo Paris announces election of new president Amélie Morel

Amélie Morel has been unanimously elected as the new Silmo Paris president. The announcement was made April 10, 2017 by the Board of Directors of...

Coco & Breezy: Twin sisters take eyewear industry by storm

By Denis Langlois Twin sisters Corianna “Coco” and Brianna “Breezy” Dotson began creating unique eyewear in their bedroom in Minnesota just over a decade ago. In...

NEXT GEN: Tech-savvy optometrist Dr. Patrick Sauvageau

By Troy Patterson Dr. Patrick Sauvageau has found time to practice, teach, invent and create multiple businesses in his seven years of optometry. The 31-year-old father's...

An eye for luxury: High-fashion shades and specs are so hot...

By Denis Langlois The luxury eyewear market is hot right now in Canada as more and more people view eyewear as a fashionable accessory that...

FRAMED: Education key at Fourth Avenue Vision Centre

By Denis Langlois Optician Dave Dunkley says a top priority for staff at Fourth Avenue Vision Centre is to educate customers about the best lenses...

eSight: Receiving the gift of sight through technology

By Jody Johnson-Pettit For the first time in his life, 10-year-old Benny Francey can see his mom’s face, read books and watch his favourite movies. The...

NEXTGEN: Finding happiness in opticianry

By Troy Patterson Jennifer Wicks swapped a career in teaching music for opticianry and feels she's all the better for it. The 32-year-old mother graduated from...

FRAMED: All in the family – Klein Optical looks back on...

By Denis Langlois Klein Optical recently marked its 25th year of business in the Gloucester suburb of Ottawa, Ontario. Robert Klein, in partnership with his two...

Seeing clearly – Lens manufacturers gear innovation to patient need

By Troy Patterson As we go further into 2017, lens manufacturers are focusing on creating lenses that combine innovation with patient needs. The result is a...