The Middle East’s most lucrative event for the regional and global Optical and Opthalmic industry kicks off tomorrow (9 April, Tuesday) at Dubai World Trade Centre. Continue reading
Optrafair – an opportunity to catch up on the latest in optics, renew friendships and seek out new suppliers. Continue reading
Carrera Ignition Night #1 was a great success! The event that was held on Saturday, March 2, marked a new beginning for the historic eyewear brand that is part of the Safilo Group. Continue reading
How did Mido 2013 fare for the Indian distributors. Read below their reactions to Mido 2013.
There’s nothing more natural than the color of wood and the softness of leather. And there’s certainly nothing more stylish than wearing these every day, like veritable style details.Wood and leather: noble materials that embellish the new frames by Rye&Lye, luxury accessories that win you over with their charm of small, carefully crafted treasures. Continue reading
For the first time Adlens®, the global leader in variable focus eyewear will be exhibiting at the world’s leading International Optics, Optometry and Ophthalmology Exhibition: Mido. Continue reading
‘Oakley Beyond Reason Truck’ on a pan-India road trip to showcase its optical genius Continue reading
Now in its 14th year, Vision-X Dubai 2013 returns as the Middle East’s most established and sought after Optical and Opthalmic exhibition and conference. Continue reading
Approximately 43,000 people visited the 43rd exhibition: a 3% increase in high- profile, very business-focused visitors, 3% increase in exhibiting companies, with many debuts and noteworthy comebacks. Continue reading
EGMA Optical Supplies marks another major milestone with the birth of its newest project, the Eyecon 2013. The Eyecon 2013 was a successful introduction of an industry-related event that consists of exhibition, a high level of networking and educational seminars. Continue reading
The British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) will be giving visitors to Optrafair, at the NEC Birmingham from 13-15 April, the chance to win a fantastic prize and benefit from six free months of BCLA membership. Continue reading
This year Mandurah will again host the EYRES Action Sports Games and the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation [IWWF] World Cup for the second year running after proving itself a global event with fierce competition last year.
The IWWF World Cup is an annual global series with slalom, short board and big jump combined with wake boarding, barefoot jumping and waterskiing. Over 100,000 visitors turned out to watch the world’s best water sportsmen and women deliver thrills and spills at last year’s World Cup, the first of 4 to be held in Mandurah.
IWWF President, Kuno Ritschard, said the Federation is delighted to be returning to Mandurah this year. “It’s a wonderful town with perfect conditions for our event so it’s a pleasure to bring our elite waterski and wakeboard athletes to Mandurah.”
More than 150 of the world’s waterskiing and wakeboarding stars from 24 countries will make their way to Western Australia to contest the world title and their share of the $300,000 prize pool up for grabs.
Australian wakeboarding prodigy responsible for taking the sport to another dimension, Harley Clifford, is confirmed to compete and defend his title as 2011 and 2012 IWWF World Wakeboard Champion. Clifford will be a favourite to take hope the title for a third consecutive year after exciting the huge crowds last year with his formidable tricks. The games also coincide with the annual Channel Seven Crab Fest, adding more vibrancy and excitement to the City of Mandurah.
Managing Director of EYRES Optics, Michel Audry said EYRES are proud to sponsor and invest in bringing international and national sport athletes into Western Australia for the second year running. After the success of last year’s EYRES Action Sports Games, we see the value of being involved and supporting the watersport community. The event is a huge tourism drawcard for Western Australia and we are delighted to be involved. We recognize that the Action Sports Games and IWWF World Cup is a thrilling and unique event, and we are honored to take part in promoting a community event that promotes creativity, skill and diversity. Good luck to all participants involved… in particular our EYRES Team Ambassadors!
Tourism Western Australia and the Department of Regional Development and Lands are proud to support the EYRES Action Sports Games Mandurah through the Royalties for Regions – Regional Events Program, which is administrated by Eventscorp.
Optitalia Group, a major player in the eyewear sector, presented to the top Gulf optical dealers and members of the press, the latest Spring /Summer 2013 Sunglasses and Frames collections by Safilo.
On Friday February 1st, during a special presentation at the Park Hyatt Hotel –Dubai, Optitalia Group guests enjoyed the celebration and the launch of the collections of the best brands in the fashion world such as Dior, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Boss, Boss Orange, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Tommy Hilfiger, Alexander McQueen, Bottega Veneta, Pierre Cardin, Oxydo and the very hot Carrera sunglasses.
The guests enjoyed the Arabic theme night with belly dancers and Arabic singer who entertained the crowd while the latest trend evolution in the eyewear sector was revealed.
The Delhi Eyewear Event, hosted by the Sterling Group happened with a great fanfare which included the who’s who of the optical fraternity in New Delhi at The Lalit hotel on Barakhamba Road from January 29-February1, 2013. Continue reading
The Association of Eye Bank of Asia (AEBA) presented its inaugural award for ‘Pioneering contributions to eye banking in Asia’ to Dr Gullapalli N Rao, Founder-Chair of L V Prasad Eye Institute.
Dr Rao developed the first international standard eye bank in Asia at L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) in Hyderabad in 1989. The Ramayamma International Eye Bank at LVPEI is now one of the biggest eye banks in the world and LVPEI in Hyderabad reportedly performs the highest number of corneal transplants from any single centre in the world. In addition to service, the Ramayamma International Eye Bank is also one of the major training centres for eye banking personnel and research in the world.
Dr Rao was a member of the Medical Advisory Board of the Eye Bank Association of America, and had played a major role in the creation of the Eye Bank Association of India (EBAI) where he was also the former President. Through its activities, EBAI stimulated the development of a world class eye banking network in India, and helped in the development of many eye banks in Asia.