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Prepare for the highly anticipated VisionPlus EXPO 2024 in Dubai, where the world’s top eyewear brands converge. Boasting a record number of exhibitors, this event solidifies its status as the optical industry’s fastest-growing showcase. Adding to the excitement is the prestigious 8th edition of The ZEISS ‘YOU&EYE’ AWARDS, recognising outstanding achievements. Delve into Trends for a glimpse of Oscar-worthy eyewear and explore Sea2See’s eco-friendly journey in Brand Profile. In-Focus features a captivating conversation with Mr Ketan Parikh, revealing the 40-year journey of Sterling Meta Plast. Optha Talk emphasises Binocular Vision Assessment for children’s eye health. Galleria and Off The Shelf unveil the latest fashion trends. Stay connected through Blogspot, Celebwatch, and our social media for exclusive content. Dive in and enjoy!

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Welcome to the first edition of 2024! Even though it’s set for the last quarter, VisionPlus EXPO is attracting more exhibitors, earning its title as the industry’s fastest-growing optical exhibition. Get ready for a showcase of the latest trends in fashion, design, innovation and technology!

In an exclusive interview, Silhouette’s CMO Michael Schmied discusses the 25th anniversary of Titanium Minimal Art and the TMA24 collection, emphasising sustainability, visionary design, and relentless innovation.

Delving into the eyewear trends of 2024, diversity and excitement abound, detailed in our Trends section. In Brand Profile, we explore the fusion of artistry and fashion-forward styles with Etnia Barcelona. Vision And Beyond dives into the intersection of fashion and technology as Meta introduces the revolutionary Ray-Ban Meta Smart Glasses.

Galleria and Off The Shelf present the latest in fashion and style. Stay updated through Blogspot, Celeb Watch, and follow us on social media for exclusive content!

Dive in and enjoy!

EditorSpeak

Welcome to the first edition of 2024! Even though it’s set for the last quarter, VisionPlus EXPO is attracting more exhibitors, earning its title as the industry’s fastest-growing optical exhibition. Amidst the buzz of the VisionPlus EXPO, brace yourself for yet another exciting event – The 8th edition of The ZEISS ‘YOU&EYE’ AWARDS, celebrating another year of excellence in the industry!

Delving into the eyewear trends of 2024, diversity and excitement abound, detailed in our Trends section. In Brand Profile, we uncover the opulence, innovation, and Italian craftsmanship of Versace.

Vision And Beyond explores the dynamic landscape of eyewear technology, spotlighting Envision Glasses. Sustainability sheds light on eco-conscious eyewear brands crafting sunglasses from sustainable materials.

Galleria and Off The Shelf present the latest in fashion and style. Stay updated through Blogspot, Celebwatch, and follow us on social media for exclusive content!

Dive in and enjoy!

EditorSpeak

Welcome to the final edition of 2023! The VisionPlus EXPO 2023 made a triumphant return with its highly anticipated third edition, reaffirming its status as a guiding light in the optical trade. The VP Awards 2023 and the ‘You&Eye’ Global Opticians Awards 2023 were a part of this spectacular event.

But that’s just the beginning of what we have in store for you in this issue. Trends updates you on the sunglasses that stole the limelight at the 40th VMAs.

In Brand Profile, we take a look at the innovative and stylish world of J.F. Rey- a brand that has consistently stood out for its innovation, creativity, and commitment.

Dive into the latest fashion and style at Galleria and Off The Shelf. Stay updated through Blogspot, Celebwatch, and follow us on social media for exclusive content!

Dive in and enjoy!

EditorSpeak

The VisionPlus EXPO 2023 made a triumphant return with its highly anticipated third edition, reaffirming its status as a guiding light in the optical trade. The VP Awards 2023 and the ‘You&Eye’ Global Opticians Awards 2023
were a part of this spectacular event.

But that’s just the beginning of what we have in store for you in this issue. In Brand Profile, we take a look at the innovative and stylish world of J.F. Rey.

Trends updates you on the sunglasses that stole the limelight at the 40th VMAs. Fashion Speak shines a spotlight on the rising star of bridal fashion this wedding season.

Vision And Beyond updates you on OrCam MyEye, a device that helps visually impaired individuals gain a new way to experience the world, thanks to advanced AI technology.

Dive into the latest fashion and style at Galleria and Off The Shelf. Stay updated through Blogspot, Celebwatch, and follow us on social media for exclusive content!

Dive in and enjoy!

EditorSpeak

Welcome to the final edition of 2023! VisionPlus wraps the year with a triumphant master stroke, capturing the global cricket fervour with its inaugural cricket tournament – VPL! Get insights on the winners and the opticians that battled it out on one cricket field in a spectacle of skilland camaraderie.

But that’s just the beginning of what we have in store for you in this issue. Trends updates you on how sunglasses have redefined cricket, marking a stylish revolution on-field.

In Brand Profile, we explore the fusion of artistry and fashion-forward styles with Etnia Barcelona. Vision And Beyond dives into the intersection of fashion and technology as Meta introduces the revolutionary Ray-Ban Meta Smart Glasses.

Galleria and Off The Shelf present the latest in fashion and style. Stay updated through Blogspot, Celebwatch, and follow us on social media for exclusive content! Dive in and enjoy !

EditorSpeak

The VisionPlus EXPO 2023 made a triumphant return with its highly anticipated third edition, reaffirming its status as a guiding light in the optical trade. The VP Awards 2023 and the ‘YOU&EYE’ Global Opticians Awards 2023 were a part of this spectacular event.

But that’s just the beginning of what we have in store for you in this issue. In Brand Profile, we take a look at the innovative and stylish world of J.F. Rey- a brand that has consistently stood out for its innovation, creativity, and commitment.

Trends updates you on the sunglasses that stole the limelight at the 40th VMAs. Vision And Beyond updates you on OrCam MyEye, a device that helps visually impaired individuals gain a new way to experience the world, thanks to advanced AI technology.

Dive into the latest fashion and style at Galleria and Off The Shelf. Stay updated through Blogspot, Celebwatch, and follow us on social media for exclusive content!

Dive in and enjoy!

This month will see a lot of action with the jury meet for VP Awards scheduled for the middle of August and then we have the YOU&EYE Global Opticians Awards voting to start soon. This build up will ultimately showcase our most ambitious yet, the VP Expo Dubai 2023. To say that I am excited would be an understatement!

Let’s move on to the current issue. In Brand Profile we explore the fascinating world of Lacoste, which has always managed to retain its combination of subtle and classiness in its own unique way. In Trends, we keep you updated on happenings at ‘The Paris Fashion Week’ and the eyewears that were in the spotlight. In Vision And Beyond, we delve into the area of smart contact lenses, something that’s never caught on but seems to be finally making its presence felt. A little about myopia in kids is covered in Ophta Talk while Sustainability discusses the brands that are making their contribution to the environment.

Immerse yourself in the latest fashion and style in Galleria and Off The Shelf. Stay in the loop with Blogspot and Celebwatch and join us on social media for more exclusive content!

Dive in and enjoy !

EditorSpeak

As the VisionPlus EXPO event draws nearer my excitement seems to grow more and more. It’s just a few months more

and I’ll be able to see the coming together of opticians from Asia, the Middle East and Africa rub shoulders with exhibitors from all over the world. Get ready for an even better show than the previous 2 years!

Moving towards the current edition, in Trends,
we discuss the styles being set by the Gen-Z clan and what kind of eyewear are they opting for. Brand Profile gives us insights on the iconic French brand, Lacoste. Fashion Speak pays homage to the grandest fashion event in the industry showcasing ‘The Ultimate Accessory At The Met Gala 2023’. There’s also a glimpse into the future of eyewear technology with Vision and Beyond, inviting you to embrace a new era of eyewear innovation and limitless possibilities.

Experience the captivating Galleria, get style inspiration from Off The Shelf, explore our insightful Blogspot, and stay up-to-date with Celeb Watch. Follow us on social media for more.

Read On. Enjoy!

EditorSpeak

As the VisionPlus EXPO event draws nearer my excitement seems to grow more and more. It’s just a few months more and I’ll be able to see the coming together of opticians from Asia, the Middle East and Africa rub shoulders with exhibitors from all over the world. Get ready for an even better show than the previous 2 years!

Moving towards the current edition, Brand Profile focuses on Zegna, a brand whose legacy and standing is inspiring. In Trends, we discuss the styles being set by the Gen-Z clan and what kind of eyewear are they opting for. There’s also a glimpse into the future of eyewear technology with Vision and Beyond, inviting you to embrace a new era of eyewear innovation and limitless possibilities.

Experience the captivating Galleria, get style inspiration from Off The Shelf, explore our insightful Blogspot, and stay up-to-date with Celeb Watch. Follow us on social media for more.

Read On. Enjoy!

EditorSpeak

As the VisionPlus EXPO event draws nearer my excitement seems to grow more and more. It’s just a few months more and I’ll be able to see the coming together of opticians from Asia, the Middle East and Africa rub shoulders with exhibitors from all over the world. Get ready for an even better show than the previous 2 years!

Moving towards the current edition, Brand Profile focuses on Persol’s iconic innovations, including the revolutionary Meflecto System that redefines comfort and style. Immerse yourself in the world of fashion as Trends pays homage to the grandest fashion event in the industry showcasing ‘The Ultimate Accessory At The Met Gala 2023’. There’s also a glimpse into the future of eyewear technology with Vision and Beyond, inviting you to embrace a new era of eyewear innovation and limitless possibilities.

Experience the captivating Galleria, get style inspiration from Off The Shelf, explore our insightful Blogspot, and stay up-to-date with Celeb Watch. Follow us on social media for more.

Read On. Enjoy!

EditorSpeak

With ChatGPT, the buzzword these days is Articial Intelligence and how it’s going to affect us. Other than that what’s exciting me these days is our very own event VisionPlus EXPO to be held in October in Dubai. The whole team is buzzing with energy and we are looking forward to making this third edition more special than ever before.

In this issue, we have an interesting interview with one of the most respected opticians in India today, Anup Kumar of R Kumar Opticians. In Trends, we discuss the styles being set by the Gen-Z clan and what kind of eyewear are they opting for. The Brand Profile section covers Zegna, a brand whose legacy and standing is inspiring. Retail Tales covers a simple approach on how to boost your business while Insight covers on the most popular topic today – Artificial Intelligence – and how it’s affecting the field of optometry.

Keep yourself updated with Blogspot, Off The Shelf, Galleria and Celebwatch. And expect some new and interesting stuff about VisionPlus EXPO on our digital channels. Read on. Enjoy!

EditorSpeak

It’s 2023 and we’ve already seen a few optical shows around the world welcoming the industry back. Opti in Germany, Mido in Italy and the 100% Optical show in the UK. It’s heartening to see things returning back to normal. And even though it’s slated for last quarter of the year, VisionPlus EXPO is already showing signs of more exhibitors wanting to participate in what I’d like to term as the fastest growing optical exhibition of the industry.

In this issues, we have some forecasts about ‘Eyewear Trends for 2023’ and Brand Profile features a relatively new but promising brand ‘Caron’. The buzzword in the recent past has been ‘sustainability’ and we feature a follow up article to the one earlier to discuss the materials that

are considered to be ‘sustainable’. We also have a feature on ‘Shape of Things To Come’ that’s related to Instruments and Equipment.

Blogspot, Off The Shelf, Galleria and Celebwatch will surely keep you update about the latest. Stay tuned by logging in to our social media channels. And I am sure you’ll be hearing more from us on the upcoming VisionPlus Expo 2023.

Read on. Enjoy!

Editorspeak

It’s 2023 and we’ve already seen a few optical shows around the world welcoming the industry back. Opti in Germany, Mido in Italy and soon the 100% Optical show in the UK. It’s heartening to see things returning back to normal. And even though it’s slated for last quarter of the year, VisionPlus EXPO is already showing signs of more exhibitors wanting to participate in what I’d like to term as the fastest growing optical exhibition of the industry.

In this issues, we have some forecasts about ‘Eyewear Trends for 2023’ and another feature that explains why ‘Classicism’ will never fade away. The buzzword in the recent past has been ‘sustainability’ and we feature a follow up article to the one earlier to discuss the materials that are considered to be ‘sustainable’. We also have a feature on ‘Shape of Things To Come’ that’s related to Instruments and Equipment.

Blogspot, Off The Shelf, Galleria and Celebwatch will surely keep you update about the latest. Stay tuned by logging in to our social media channels. And I am sure you’ll be hearing more from us on the upcoming VisionPlus Expo 2023.

Read on. Enjoy!

EditorSpeak

It’s 2023 and we’ve seen a few optical shows around the world welcoming the industry back. Opti in Germany, Mido in Italy and soon the 100% Optical show in the UK. It’s heartening to see things returning back to normal. And even though it’s slated for last quarter of the year, VisionPlus EXPO is already showing signs of more exhibitors wanting to participate in what I’d like to term as the fastest growing optical exhibition of the industry.

In this issue, we have an interesting interview with one of the most respected opticians in India today, Anup Kumar of R Kumar Opticians. In Trends, there’s some forecasts about ‘Eyewear Trends for 2023’ followed by a feature on Caron Eyewear in ‘Brand Profile’ .The buzzword in the recent past has been ‘sustainability’ and we feature a follow up article to the one earlier to discuss the materials that are considered to be ‘sustainable’.

Blogspot, Off The Shelf, Galleria and Celebwatch will surely keep you update about the latest. Stay tuned by logging in to our social media channels. And I am sure you’ll be hearing more from us on the upcoming VisionPlus Expo 2023.

Read on. Enjoy!

EditorSpeak

VisionPlus EXPO was a huge success and I am already looking forward to the 2023 edition. It was heartening to hear the words of appreciation from exhibitors and visitors alike.

We feature an extensive coverage of the event in this issue which covers the VisionPlus EXPO event as well as VP Academy and VP Awards. Moving on, in Trends we have an article on Classicism where Milica Jojic explains why the pandemic
has revived the styles of yesteryears.

In Brand Profile, we have ‘Carrera’, with its unique relationshop to the car racing world. This issue also marks the return of Opticman. In ‘FashionSpeak’, you can read about the story of sunglasses and how it binds women together. Pratik Bhatt shares his insights about the importance of sustainability in the eyewear industry.

What follows is Galleria, Off The Shelf, Blogspot and Celeb Watch that’ll make sure you are up to date with all that’s happening in the eyewear world. Make sure you check out our social media channels. And here’s wishing 2022 goodbye and looking forward to a brighter 2023.

EditorSpeak

VisionPlus EXPO was a huge success and I am already looking forward to the 2023 edition. It was heartening to hear the words of appreciation from exhibitors and visitors alike.

We feature an extensive coverage of the event in this issue which covers the VisionPlus EXPO event as well as VP Academy and VP Awards. Moving on, in Trends we have an article on Classicism where Milica Jojic explains why the pandemic
has revived the styles of yesteryears.

In Brand Profile, we have ‘Carrera’, with its unique relationshop to the car racing world. This issue also marks the return of Opticman. In ‘FashionSpeak’, you can read about the story of sunglasses and how it binds women together. Pratik Bhatt shares his insights about the importance of sustainability in the eyewear industry.

What follows is Galleria, Off The Shelf, Blogspot and Celeb Watch that’ll make sure you are up to date with all that’s happening in the eyewear world. Make sure you check out our social media channels. And here’s wishing 2022 goodbye and looking forward to a brighter 2023.

EditorSpeak

VisionPlus EXPO was a huge success and I am already looking forward to the 2023 edition. It was heartening to hear the words of appreciation from exhibitors and visitors alike. We are moving closer and closer to making Dubai a prominent destination for all serious business owners in the eyewear industry.

We feature an extensive coverage of the event in this issue which covers the VisionPlus EXPO event as well as VP Academy and VP Awards. Moving on, in Trends we have an article on displaying your individuality which also highlights the trending hashtag ‘#IAM’. In Designer Profile, we have ‘Tommy Hilfiger’, a designer that’s timeless.In Retail Tales, Milica Jojic delves into the creation of one’s brand identity. Lens Talk tackles some prevalent myths, which are debunked by Pratik Bhatt, while Sheri Pais guides us on where and how to advertise on social media. We have another interesting feature on sustainability and its relevance to the eyewear industry.

There’s, as usual, Galleria, Off The Shelf, Blogspot and Celeb Watch to ensure that you are in the know of what’s current. Enjoy the issue and I look forward to seeing you at VisionPlus EXPO Dubai.

EditorSpeak

It’s here! The second edition of VisionPlus EXPO and in my opinion, a major step in establishing a new landmark in the optical industry. VisionPlus EXPO can be a hub for India, China and Europe as it’s a place that offers all the amenities while being easily accessible. I look forward to everyone’s participation and am really really excited as October 19th draws closer.

Coming now to the current issue, we have in Trends an article on displaying your individuality which also highlights the trending hashtag ‘#IAM’. In Designer Profile, we have ‘Tommy Hilfiger’, a designer that’s timeless.In Retail Tales, Milica Jojic delves into the creation of one’s brand identity. Lens Talk tackles some prevalent myths, which are debunked by Pratik Bhatt, while Sheri Pais guides us on where and how to advertise on social media.

There’s, as usual, Galleria, Off The Shelf, Blogspot and Celeb Watch to ensure that you are in the know of what’s current. Enjoy the issue and I look forward to seeing you at VisionPlus EXPO Dubai.

EditorSpeak

VisionPlus EXPO is almost here and to say that I am excited would be an understatement! It’s our second year and it’s a lot of promise to eventually turn into one of the more prominent shows for the industry. Stay tuned and be sure to visit.

Coming to this issue, we have Atissa Tadjadod, Brand Director – Silhouette, sharing with us the company’s new brand communication strategy in In Focus. We have a feature on VP Awards and VP Academy, two important parts of VisionPlus EXPO that you can look forward to this October.

Other than that, we ‘One Frame Fits All’ in Trends, an article on clear and transparent frames that seems to suit everyone and every occassion. In Brand Profile, we feature Tod’s a very exciting brand and then we have Sheri Pais, helping us navigate the digital world in Simply Social.

And as usual Galleria, Off The Shelf, Blogspot and CelebWatch will keep you up to date with all the happenings in the world of eyewear. See you soon at VisionPlus EXPO, Dubai

EditorSpeak

It’s here! The second edition of VisionPlus EXPO and in my opinion, a major step in establishing a new landmark in the optical industry. VisionPlus EXPO can be a hub for India, China and Europe as it’s a place that offers all the amenities while being easily accessible. I look forward to everyone’s participation and am really really excited as October 19th draws closer.

Coming now to the current issue, we have in Trends an article on displaying your individuality which also highlights the trending hashtag ‘#IAM’. In Designer Profile, we have ‘Tommy Hilfiger’, a designer that’s timeless. Lens Talk tackles some prevalent myths, which are debunked by Pratik Bhatt, while Sheri Pais guides us on where and how to advertise on social media.

There’s, as usual, Galleria, Off The Shelf, Blogspot and Celeb Watch to ensure that you are in the know of what’s current. Enjoy the issue and I look forward to seeing you at VisionPlus EXPO Dubai.

EditorSpeak

All I can think about these days is the VisionPlus EXPO that’s scheduled for October. It’s at an exciting stage and being greeted with a lot of enthusiasm from the industry.

you plan your visit to the event. The feature on Google Glass in Vision And Beyond makes for an interesting read. In Brand Profile, we have Tod’s, a very interesting brand and in Trends, we feature clear and transparent eyewear.

In Retail Tales, Milica Jojic delves into the creation of one’s brand identity while in Lens Talk we explore polarised lenses. There’s Sheri Pais again on to help us navigate the digital world.

The usual stuff like Galleria, Off The Shelf, Blogspot and Celebwatch should help you stay up to date with the happenings in the eyewear world. To get a better grasp of what’s current, I’d recommend you to visit us at VisionPlus Expo in October in Dubai.

See you there!

EditorSpeak

The recently held ZEISS ‘YOU&EYE’ Awards was a great experience. An opportunity to meet a good part of the industry and an occasion where the best of the best opticians were recognised and rewarded. I am now looking forward to VP Awards and VisionPlus EXPO 2022 to be held in Dubai. I would like to urge all of you to try and make it to the event in October. I assure you, it will be a rewarding experience.

In the current issue, the opening shares moments from ZEISS ‘YOU&EYE’ Awards event and images of all the winners. The event has been growing each year and I am already looking forward to the next one. Moving on the other articles, Linda Farrow, features in Brand Profile while Milica Jojic connects History to Eyewear Choices in Trends. In Retail Tales, we have Pratik Bhatt changing slugs for this issue with his views on the mordernisation of the lens business vis-a-vis its retail aspect.

Other than this we have the usual, Off The Shelf, Blogspot, Celebwatch and Galleria to keep you updated about the latest happenings in the industry.

Read On. Enjoy!

EditorSpeak

The response to the current edition of VisionPlus EXPO has been heartening. So it’s an understatement to say that I am super excited as finally, the optical industry will have something to engage and connect. And in my honest opinion, that’s the need of the hour.

In this issue, we cover what is on offer this time at VisionPlus EXPO. We have Pammi Jamalpuria, VP- Corporate Marketing of Vision Rx Lab, talking about their plans during Vision Rx Lab’s participation this year at VisionPlus EXPO.
In Brand Profile, we feature Swarovski while in Trends, Sophie Tallier shares her opinion on why post pandemic, we might see a revival of the ‘classic’ frames. ‘Simply Social’ starts on a new series which would help opticians enhance their digital presence. And Nilesh Thite, a speaker at the VP Academy Event, provides valuable insight into some ‘Frequently Asked Questions’.

Regular features including Celeb Watch, Galleria, Blogspot and Off The Shelf will keep you updated about the latest.

Make sure you log in to www.vpexpodubai.com and register yourself. Read On. Enjoy!

EditorSpeak

The response to the current edition of VisionPlus EXPO has been heartening. So it’s an understatement to say that I am super excited as finally, the optical industry will have something to engage and connect. And in my honest opinion, that’s the need of the hour.

In this issue, we cover what is on offer this time at VisionPlus EXPO. We have Pammi Jamalpuria, VP- Corporate Marketing of Vision Rx Lab, talking about their plans during Vision Rx Lab’s participation this year at VisionPlus EXPO.
In Brand Profile, we feature Swarovski while in Trends, Sophie Tallier shares her opinion on why post pandemic, we might see a revival of the ‘classic’ frames. ‘Simply Social’ starts on a new series which would help opticians enhance their digital presence. And Nilesh Thite, a speaker at the VP Academy Event, provides valuable insight into some ‘Frequently Asked Questions’.

Regular features including Celeb Watch, Galleria, Blogspot and Off The Shelf will keep you updated about the latest.

Make sure you log in to www.vpexpodubai.com and register yourself. Read On. Enjoy!

EditorSpeak

Yes, it’s back! ZEISS ‘YOU&EYE’ Awards, this time is bigger and better. And following it up will be the VisionPlus EXPO Dubai. So it’s an understatement to say that I am super excited as finally, the optical industry will have something to engage and connect. And in my honest opinion, that’s the need of the hour.

In this issue, we cover the 2 events I just spoke about. We have Rohan Paul, Head Of Commercial ZEISS Vision Care – India, adding to the reasoning about why every optician should be participating in the ZEISS ‘YOU&EYE’ Awards this year. In Brand Profile, we feature Swarovski while in Trends, Sophie Tallier shares her opinion on why post pandemic, we might see a revival of the ‘classic’ frames and I have to say she has a valid point. Nilesh Thite and Pratik Bhatt contribute with their insights in Eye Matter and Lens Talk.

Regular features including Celeb Watch, Galleria, Blogspot and Off The Shelf will keep you updated about the latest.

Make sure you participate in the ZEISS ‘YOU&EYE’ Awards. And may the best opticians win!

EditorSpeak

Trade events are a standard feature for any industry segment and the eyewear industry is no different. Whether it’s networking, sharing information or announcing newer launches, trade events have played an important role and will continue to do so.

In this issue, we talk to the organisers of international trade events and get an idea of what they have in store for the industry in 2022. It’s important that the industy supports them to ensure there is a global perspective to the business conducted for a healthy growth of the industry.

In Designer Profile, we feature Emilio Pucci while in Trends, Sophie Tallier forecasts the eyewear styles for 2022.

Regular features including Galleria, Celebwatch, Blogspot and Off The Shelf will keep you updated about the latest.

Read on. Enjoy!

EditorSpeak

Trade events are a standard feature for any industry segment and the eyewear industry is no different. Whether it’s networking, sharing information or announcing newer launches, trade events have played an important role and will continue to do so.

In this issue, we talk to the organisers of international trade events and get an idea of what they have in store for the industry in 2022. It’s important that the industy supports them to ensure there is a global perspective to the business conducted for a healthy growth of the industry.

In Designer Profile, we feature Emilio Pucci while in Trends, Sophie Tallier forecasts the eyewear styles for 2022. In OphthaTalk, the Johnson & Johnson team shares a feature about the assessment of the tear film in the first of a 3 part article.

Regular features including Galleria, Celebwatch, Blogspot and Off The Shelf will keep you updated about the latest.

Read on. Enjoy!

Editorspeak

Trade events are a standard feature for any industry segment and the eyewear industry is no different. Whether it’s networking, sharing information or announcing newer launches, trade events have played an important role and will continue to do so.

In this issue, we talk to the organisers of international trade events and get an idea of what they have in store for the industry in 2022. It’s important that the industy gets behind them and support them as it’s one thing strengthening your local base but it’s also important to ensure there is a global perspective to the business conducted for a healthy growth of the industry.

In Designer Profile, we feature Emilio Pucci while in Trends, Sophie Tallier forecasts the eyewear styles for 2022. We have P Ramachandran and Pragnesh Gangar contributing in this issue with insights about the Indian optical industry.

Regular features including Galleria, Blogspotand Off The Shelf will keep you updatedabout the latest.

Read on. Enjoy!

EditorSpeak

It’s hard to explain in words the emotions running through me with the success of VP Expo. I would love for you to share in my joy and pride in having hosted this event. No doubt, it’s a small beginning but I foresee a change in the dynamics of the global exhibition industry with the launch of VP Expo.

This issue features articles on VP Expo and VP Awards and other than that we have ‘Iconesses of Eyewear’ in Trends with Silhouette featuring in ‘Brand Profile’. In Focus features an interview with the founders of Denon Eyewear, the Tallier family. Joseph Tallier and I share a friendship that’s grown stronger over the years and we wish his new project the very best.

Celeb Watch, Off The Shelf, Blogspot and Galleria will ensure you stay updated about the latest news and launches. And yes, it’s almost the end of 2021 and here’s wishing every one a great end to a very eventful year.

Read On. Enjoy!

EditorSpeak

It’s hard to explain in words the emotions running through me with the success of VP Expo. I’ve tried to put them down in my article in this issue for all our readers and I hope you can share in my joy and pride in having hosted this event. No doubt, it’s a small beginning but I foresee a change in the dynamics of the global exhibition industry\ with the launch of VP Expo.

This issue features articles on VP Expo and VP Awards and other than that we have ‘Celebrity Eyewear’ in Trends with Burberry featuring in ‘Brand Profile’. In Focus features an interview with the founders of Denon Eyewear, the Tallier family. Joseph Tallier and I share a friendship that’s grown stronger over the years and we wish his new project the very best.

Galleria, Off The Shelf and Blogspot will ensure you stay updated about the latest news and launches. And yes, it’s almost the end of 2021 and here’s wishing every one a great end to a very eventful year.

Read On. Enjoy!

EditorSpeak

It’s hard to explain in words the emotions running through me with the success of VP Expo. I’ve tried to put them down in my article in this issue for all our readers and I hope you can share in my joy and pride in having hosted this event. No doubt, it’s a small beginning but I foresee a change in the dynamics of the global exhibition industry with the launch of VP Expo.

This issue features articles on VP Expo and VP Awards and other than that we have ‘Iconesses of Eyewear’ in Trends with Hugo Boss featuring in ‘Brand Profile’. The second part of the series ‘Knowing Your Lenses’ is covered in ‘Vision And Beyond’.

Galleria, Off The Shelf and Blogspot will ensure you stay updated about the latest news and launches. And yes, it’s almost the end of 2021 and here’s wishing every one a great end to a very eventful year.

Read On. Enjoy!

EditorSpeak

Excited! Yes, that’s the emotions running through me right now as we approach VisionPlus EXPO. And for us it’s not just VisionPlus EXPO but VP Awards and

VP Academy that are part of the main events that are going to make this event a one-of-a-kind show. I request the whole industry to support  this initiative and be there in large numbers. It’s an event of the eyewear industry for the industry and by the industry.

The main focus of this issue is the nominations for VP Awards and we have the jury members posing for the Galleria section with the products that were out there for the nominations. We have ‘Icons Of Eyewear’ in the ‘Trends’ section. Hugo Boss features in  Brand Profile while Vision & Beyond has an interesting feature on ‘Wearable Technologies’. Celeb Watch, Off The Shelf, Blogspot and Galleria will ensure you are up to date with the industry launches and happenings.

In addition, this issue has a few details about VisionPlus EXPO that’d help you plan in advance. Read on and let’s catch up at VisionPlus EXPO 2021.

EditorSpeak

Excited! Yes, that’s the emotions running through me right now as we approach VisionPlus EXPO. And for us it’s not just VisionPlus EXPO but VP Awards and VP Academy that are part of the main events that are going to make this event a one-of-a-kind show. I request the whole industry to support this initiative and be there in large numbers. It’s an event of the eyewear industry for the industry and by the industry.

In this issue we have ‘Icon(esses) Of Eyewear’ in the ‘Trends’ section which showcases the women who made eyewear cooler. Silhouette features in ‘Brand Profile’ while we have a range of Wearable Technologies tha are causing the industry to wake up and notice this new segment. Meanwhile we have the regular Celeb Watch, Off The Shelf, Blogspot and Galleria to ensure that you are up to date with the industry launches and happenings.

In addition, this issue has a few details about VisionPlus EXPO, VP Awards and VP Academy that’d help you plan in advance for our event
in Dubai. Read on and let’s catch up at VisionPlus EXPO 2021.

EditorSpeak

Excited! Yes, that’s the emotions running through me right now as we approach VisionPlus EXPO. And for us it’s not just VisionPlus EXPO but VP Awards and VP Academy that are part of the main events that are going to make this event a one-of-a-kind show. I request the whole industry to support this initiative and be there in large numbers. It’s an event of the eyewear industry for the industry and by the industry.

The main focus of this issue is the nominations for VP Awards and we have the jury members posing for the Galleria section with the products that were out there for the nominations. We have ‘Icons Of Eyewear’ in the ‘Trends’ section. ZEISS features in Company Profile while Silhouette does the honours for Brand Profile. Vision & Beyond has an interesting feature on ‘Knowing your lenses’ while Celeb Watch, Off The Shelf, Blogspot and Galleria ensure you are up to date with the industry launches and happenings.

In addition, this issue has a few details about VisionPlus EXPO that’d help you plan in advance. Read on and let’s catch up at VisionPlus EXPO 2021.

In design creation, there’s a general understanding that that function should come before form. Connecting this to vision, I’d like to suggest that vision should come before style or fashion. Both are important but without eye-health there can be no eye-style.

This issue we have a feature on how to maintain healthy vision. These ‘golden truths’ should be practiced at all times and I can’t emphasize enough how important it is for everyone to follow them. Then coming to style, we have the Hugo Boss in Brand Profile and some ‘icons of eyewear’ featured in Trends.

Eyeducation and Vision And Beyond continue from the past issues on Vision Therapy and Lens Materials while Insight focuses on whether online learning for kids is a boon or bane.

VisionPlus Awards and VisionPlus EXPO, Dubai are just around the corner and we are gearing up for these events. We look forward to everyone’s support to make these events a success. Stay connected for more news.

EditorSpeak

We recently hosted the ZEISS YOU&EYE AWARDS in India and it was a very satisfying project as I wanted to ensure that the message goes out strong that come what may the Optical Industry is alive and well. And thanks to the participating opticians, brand owners and sponsors, the whole industry was able to live this feeling.

I am equally excited and optimistic about VisionPlus Expo that’s scheduled for October 2021. It has the potential to become the region’s premier go-to event for the optical industry.

For now, enjoy the current issues with the David Beckham in Designer Profile, a feature in Trends on the newer styles for the new normal, Pratik Bhatt’s insights on Freeform technology and feature on Myopia in children. There’s a feature on our very own VisionPlus Expo, which will give you an insight on what we have planned for the event.

Of course, the other regular features like Off the Shelf, Celebwatch and Blogspot will keep you interested as well. Enjoy the issue and stay safe.

EditorSpeak

Time does fly but the last year seems to have zoomed by like never before and changed the world in a way that we had never expected. We’ve heard the line – Change is the only constant – and it holds more true today than at any other time. But some things never change and one such thing is how much I and my team enjoy bringing out our issue of VisionPlus every 2 months for you, our readers. So here’s to things that change and things that remain the same.

In this issue, we have a feature on Blue Light Protection Lenses, which is quite a buzzword, these days. In Vision & Beyond, we have some interesting content on Lenses classified by their refractive index.

Brand Profile showcases Prada while Trends discusses how an eyewear defines who you are! We have a feature on Home Based Vision Therapy from Monica Chaudhry and then Eye Matters discusses how some yoga could help
you keep your vision healthy.

Beyond these, of course, you have the regular content from our blog like Off The Shelf, Blogspot and Celeb Watch. Stay tuned to our digital channels and you’ll never be out of touch.
Read on. Enjoy!

EditorSpeak

We recently hosted the ZEISS YOU&EYE AWARDS in India and it was a very satisfying project as I wanted to ensure that the message goes out strong that come what may the Optical Industry is alive and well. And thanks to the participating opticians, brand owners and sponsors, the whole industry was able to live this feeling.

We plan to have this event in the Middle East I am sure once the current pandemic eases and things get back to normal, we would be able to host it here in the Middle East as well.

I am equally excited and optimistic about VisionPlus Expo that’s scheduled for October 2021. Moving on to the current issue, we have David Beckham in Designer Profile while Trends features the News Styles For The New Normal. Meanwhile in Vision & Beyond, we have a feature on Freeform technology and in Eyeducation we cover Myopia in children.

Of course, the other regular features like Off the Shelf, Celebwatch and Blogspot will keep you interested as well. Enjoy the issue and stay safe.

EditorSpeak

2021 brings with it much needed hopes and aspirations. As if on cue, the Pantone colours of the year were Ultimate Gray and Illuminating. The ‘Trends’ article focuses on the reaction of the industry to this announcement.

In ‘Designer Profile’ we have Vera Wang and her latest collection. I am very excited and proud to announce the idea of VisionPlus EXPO Dubai. It’s an ambitious venture and something whose time has come. We have Jasbir and Zahra in an interview telling you more about this.   

Another exciting event VP Expo is discussed in the Spotlight section. It’s an ambitious project and I would like to invite the whole industry to support us in this idea. In Vision&Beyond, Pratik Bhatt, shares his reasons for launching a lens brand. And then we have an introduction to Myopia in Eyeducation.

Enjoy the current issue and stay connected on our social media. Here’s wishing all our readers a very happy 2021!

EditorSpeak

These past few days were packed with a lot of action. The ZEISS YOU&EYE AWARDS,  Mumbai Optical Association Elections and the passing of the ‘The National Commission for Allied & Healthcare Professional Bill’. This sort of action is good for the industry as it gives a kind of push that’s much needed these days.

The ZEISS YOU&EYE AWARDS was a very satisfying project as I wanted to ensure that the message goes out strong that come what may the Indian Optical Industry is alive and well. And thanks to the participating opticians, brand owners and sponsors, the whole industry was able to live this feeling.

I am as excited and optimistic about VisionPlus Expo that’s scheduled for October 2021. For now, enjoy the current issues with the David Beckham in Designer Profile, Bhavin Kothari’s candid feature on the MOA Elections, Pratik Bhatt’s insights on Freeform technology, Lakshmi Shinde’s euphoria on the passing of the bill and a feature on our very own VisionPlus Expo.

Of course, the other regular features like Off the Shelf, Celebwatch and Blogspot will keep you interested as well. Enjoy the issue and stay safe.

2021 is here and the world is seemingly getting better with efforts of different countries working collectively on the vaccine to weed out COVID.

I am very excited and proud to announce the idea of VisionPlus EXPO Dubai. It’s an ambitious venture and something whose time has come. We have Jasbir and Zahra in an interview telling you more about this.

The colours of the year are featured in ‘Trends’ while Vera Wang shares her latest in ‘Designer Profile’. As January was ‘Glaucoma Awareness Month’, we decided to do a feature on Glaucoma with insights from around the world. In ‘Retail Tales’, you can find information on how Store Design is being affected by Covid and what opticians and store designer have to say about it.

We have the regular features like Off The Shelf, Galleria and Celebwatch to keep you interested. Do log in to vpexpodubai.com and register. Looking forward to your support in making the event a success.

EditorSpeak

2021 brings with it much needed hopes and aspirations. As if on cue, the Pantone colours of the year were Ultimate Gray and Illuminating. The ‘Trends’ article focuses on the reaction of the industry to this announcement.

In ‘Designer Profile’ we have Vera Wang and her latest collection. The future of store design in the new normal is discussed in ‘Retail Tales’. The jury members for the Zeiss ‘You&Eye’ Awards share their thoughts in an article while another article discusses the goings-on in the event so far. 

Another exciting event VP Expo is discussed in the Spotlight section. It’s an ambitious project and I would like to invite the whole industry to support us in this idea. In Vision&Beyond, Pratik Bhatt, shares his reasons for launching a lens brand. And then we have an introduction to Myopia in Eyeducation.

Enjoy the current issue and stay connected on our social media. Here’s wishing all our readers a very happy 2021!

Editorspeak

The whole world is looking forward to the new year and hoping that 2021 provides us the answers and the stability that we’ve been looking for.

In this issue, we have a discussion on Kids and Vision Care and an opinion feature that throws light on whether lenses and the online space can ever meet.

In Trends, we feature Round frames and Brand Profile features the ultimate classic, Ray-Ban. Then there is features on Glaucoma that would help you be more aware about this condition.

This issue has a section on ZEISS ‘YOU&EYE’ AWARDS, an event carries hopes and aspirations of the Indian Optical industry. And I hope we are able to create something similar for the industry in South East Asia soon.

Looking forward to seeing you in 2021. Enjoy!

EditoreSpeak

The whole world is looking forward to the new year and hoping that 2021 provides us the answers and the stability that we’ve been looking for.This issue has been dedicated to 

ZEISS ‘YOU&EYE’ AWARDS, an  event carries hopes and aspirations of the industry. I’ve had the honour of sharing the stage with the best opticians and industry people whose contributionsto the optical industry needed to be appreciated and recognised.

I would like everyone to come together  in a show of solidarity as being united today is more important than ever before.

Marc Jacobs, eyewear trends For 2021  and the different types of lenses that opticians need to be aware of are the focus of this issue. The Galleria feature, Off The Shelf, Celeb Watch and Blogspot should keep you updated as well.

Looking forward to seeing in 2021. Enjoy!

Editorspeak

The good news is that despite Covid, most markets have opened. The optical community is leading by example, ensuring that the safety of the consumer is paramount. And with the next year not so far away, there’s a certain amount of optimism that can be felt everywhere.

We have a special interview this time with the Director of Design at Silhouette International, Roland Keplinger. He shares insights into the creative processes that go behind the making of these fascinating eyewear designs.

In this issue, we also have a discussion on Kids and Vision Care and an opinion feature that throws light on whether lenses and the online space can ever meet. In Trends, we feature Round frames and Brand Profile features the ultimate classic, Ray-Ban. Then there are features on Glaucoma and Keratoconus that would help you be more aware about these conditions.

The Off The Shelf and Blogspot would keep you updated about the latest and for more updates please do log in regularly to our social media channels.

Stay tuned!

Editorspeak

VP Awards is not bowing down to COVID-19. In spite of not being able to host the awards at Cairo International Optical Fair as planned, we decided to make it a virtual affair. We are not going to let a pandemic come in the way of those who deserve to win.

So yes, you will get to know the winners in this issue and also on our social media. In Focus has Nathalie Geeroms the new face in ZEISS, Middle East, who is head of training and marketing addressing the COVID situation. She speaks on her new role,  her challenges, her training programs, the COVID impact on the business and  ZEISS Smartlife, the latest innovation from ZEISS.

In Trends, we have the latest collections featuring the most iconic shape of all time — Aviators. In Brand Profile, you can rediscover how one man built a brand he believed in and took it to unimaginable heights. Diesel is that brand and Renzo Rosso is the man behind the brand.

There are plenty more like Celeb Watch and Off The Shelf to have you reading. Do follow and like us on our social media pages and stay safe.

Editorspeak

The good news is that despite Covid, most markets have opened. The optical community is leading by example, ensuring that the safety of the consumer is paramount. And with the Diwali season coming up, good times seem around the corner. Here’s wishing you a prosperous and joyful season.

Even as a virtual affair, CIO VP Awards, its participants and winners received their fair share of appreciation and love from the industry. Read more in the special feature.

We have Priyanka Dedhia discussing Kids and Vision Care and Pratik Bhatt from Zylux Lenses answering some pertinent questions on whether lenses and the online space can ever meet. In Trends, we feature Round frames and Brand Profile features the ultimate classic, Ray-Ban.

As a highlight in this issue, we have Rohan Paul, Head of Vision Care, Commercial, Carl Zeiss India sharing, In Conversation, his plans on growing the brand in tandem with the optician. Incidentally, this issue also announces the commencing of ZEISS ‘YOU&EYE’ AWARDS 2020. I invite all our readers to participate with the same gusto in this edition as you have earlier. We promise we’ll get you better consumer engagement than ever before!

Stay tuned!

Editorspeak

The tough times are not over yet and even the end to this phase is almost impossible to predict. Digital was always powerful but with the situation today, it seems it will become the main mode of functioning.

In our section ‘Vision And Beyond’ we have an insightful feature on Digital And Teleoptometry, which throws light on a few points on teleoptometry. Other articles include Lens Talk featuring ARC, Eyeducation that delves on diagnosing children, Eye Matters that discussed face and frame shapes.

Trends focuses on cateye shaped eyewear while Brand Profile features Victoria’s Secret. It’s a interesting issue and of course, it has the Off The Shelf and Blogspot features to keep you updated with the latest.

I look forward to a time when meeting people, shaking hands and hugging them becomes normal. Am I looking forward to the new normal? Hard to say but I guess it’s something that we all have to prepare ourselves for.

For now, read on. Enjoy.

Editorspeak

COVID19 continues to affect everyone’s life in more than one way. Its impact on the business community is a big worrying factor and everyone is looking at ways to overcome this situation. You have an article on ‘Getting Back to Business’ in this issue where three men from the industry do their talking.

The current situation has also got everyone in the optical industry talking about how to make the ‘Make In India’ concept a success. I thought the best person to answer this question is someone who is already a Make-In-India man and you have In Focus with Deepakbhai Shah sharing his insights on this topic.

In Trends, we have the latest collections featuring the most iconic shape of all time — Aviators. In Brand Profile, you can rediscover how one man built a brand he believed in and took it to unimaginable heights. Diesel is that brand and Renzo Rosso is the man behind the brand.

There are plenty more like Celeb Watch and Off The Shelf to have you reading. Do follow and like us on our social media pages and stay safe.

Editorspeak

Covid-19 seems to have changed everything. The world we know may change forever and this unprecedented change will affect every part of our lives. But as they say, life must go on. So here we are with our latest issue of VisionPlus.

The Market Talk is on the impact of Coronavirus and how it might affect us in the future. In Designer Profile, it’s all about ‘Girl Power’ with our feature on Victoria Beckham. The features on Multifocal Daily Disposables and Lens Coatings will surely be of interest to all of you.

This time for In Conversation we have Abdel Halim Yousef, someone who has the experience of retail, distribution as well as manufacturing. He has some very interesting perspectives about where the eyewear industry is headed.

Then, of course, we have our regular features like Brand Wagon, Off The Shelf and Blogspot which should give you some insight into what’s new out there.

That’s it for the current issue. I look forward to a time when social interaction returns back to normal and we are all able to meet each other soon.

Read on. Enjoy!