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Glimpses FYIDOCTORS ADDS FACTORY OPTICAL CHAIN FYidoctors, the world’s largest optometrist- owned eye care company, has announced the addition of Factory Optical, a 24-location western Canadian optical chain, to its growing network of optometric clinics. MARCOLIN, EMILIO PUCCI RENEW AGREEMENT Marcolin Group and Emilio Pucci, a Florentine fashion house, have announced the renewal of their worldwide exclusive licensing agreement for the design, production and distribution of Emilio Pucci branded sunglasses and eyeglasses. “This is an exciting time for both Factory Optical and the optical industry on whole,” said Stephen McIntosh, president and founder of Factory Optical. “Joining forces with the world’s largest optometrist-owned eye care company brings our customers tremendous value through increased selection, state-of-the-art lens manufacturing and eyecare technology. We look forward to continuing to deliver on consumers eyecare needs with the bench strength that FYidoctors brings.” The addition of the Factory Optical chain brings the network of FYidoctors to more than 225 clinics, 500 doctors and 2,500 employees serving patients’ needs and consumers across Canada. OP The partnership was renewed for an additional five years, until Dec. 31, 2024. Marcolin Group has been developing eyewear models for the Tuscan brand since 2015, perfectly embodying its aesthetic codes through the use of characteristic motifs and colours re- imagined in an innovative way. Modern design concepts, sophisticated craftsmanship and refined structural elements, together with great attention to detail, define the sunglasses and eyeglasses aimed at a woman who is feminine and who appreciates an elegant and creative aesthetic. Optical Prism | November 2019 35