VisionWeb Welcomes Luxottica Group to Network of Industry Suppliers

Eyecare Providers Can Now Conveniently Order Luxottica Group Products on the VisionWeb Portal

Austin, TX, February 23, 2010 --( Luxottica Group, a global leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of fashion, luxury and sports eyewear, brings an extensive portfolio of brands to the VisionWeb network, including world-known house brands: Ray-Ban, Oakley, Revo and Vogue, and licensed brands such as Anne Klein, Bvlgari, Burberry, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, DKNY, Oakley, Polo, Prada, Ralph Lauren, and Versace. VisionWeb members will now be able to order these products and thousands of other products from over 350 suppliers in one convenient, online location at

New functionality to the VisionWeb frames ordering service will be launched in conjunction with the Luxottica Group product catalog, bringing more value to VisionWeb members. Luxottica will be the first frame supplier on VisionWeb to provide online inventory status and designate product eligibility by account, significantly improving the frames ordering experience. This ability to check inventory status online will enable VisionWeb members to confirm the product is available and not on backorder or out of stock prior to placing the order. This feature will also facilitate for customers to drop-ship orders from the Luxottica distribution center, directly to VisionWeb-connected spectacle lens laboratories for the most expedited prescription frame and lens processing. In addition, eligibility designations by account will enable each account to view and order only the products for which they are eligible over the VisionWeb system.

VisionWeb, a premier provider of technology services to the optical industry, today welcomed Luxottica Group to its network of suppliers, giving eyecare providers the ability to order Luxottica products online through the VisionWeb portal.

“We are very excited to announce our new connection with Luxottica Group", said Tom Loveless, Vice President of Business Development and CFO for VisionWeb. “Not only does this significantly expand the breadth of products that can be ordered over VisionWeb, but it also gives us the opportunity to improve our ordering service with new functionality. All of which increases the value of ordering on VisionWeb for our customers.”

“Luxottica is proud to join VisionWeb, giving our customers one more option to conveniently order the brands their patients and consumers want”, said Pierre Fay, Executive Vice President, Luxottica North America. “We are happy to support the new ordering functionality in conjunction with the launch, delivering superior service.”

Ordering on VisionWeb is free for eyecare providers. VisionWeb members can add Luxottica to their Supplier Accounts and begin ordering today. For more information, or for help with VisionWeb ordering, please contact VisionWeb Customer Service at (800) 874-6601 or email

About Luxottica Group S.p.A.

Luxottica Group is a leader in premium fashion, luxury and sports eyewear, with over 6,150 global optical and sun retail stores in North America, Asia-Pacific, China, South Africa and Europe, and a strong and well balanced brand portfolio. Luxottica’s key house brands include Ray-Ban, the best known sun eyewear brand in the world, Oakley, Vogue, Persol, Oliver Peoples, Arnette and REVO, while license brands include Bvlgari, Burberry, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Polo Ralph Lauren, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo, Tiffany and Versace. In addition to a global wholesale network covering 130 countries, the Group manages leading retail brands such as LensCrafters and Pearle Vision in North America, OPSM and Laubman & Pank in Australasia, LensCrafters in greater China and Sunglass Hut globally. The Group’s products are designed and manufactured in six Italy-based manufacturing plants, in two wholly-owned plants in China and a sports sunglass production facility in the U.S. In 2008, Luxottica Group posted consolidated net sales of €5.2 billion. Additional information on the Group is available at

About VisionWeb

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, VisionWeb, LP is the leading provider of software and technology solutions to the optical industry. VisionWeb offers convenient and direct-to-supplier online ordering; online multi-payer insurance transaction processing; one-stop access to ophthalmic clinical news and information; and other benefits for opticians, optometrists, ophthalmologists, optical manufacturers, laboratories, distributors, payers, and patients. For more information, please visit


For more information, please contact:
Heather Smith
Marketing Communications Manager
(512) 241-8653

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Michelle DeConto
Sr. Trade Communications Manager
Luxottica Wholesale North America
(516) 918-3076
Heather Smith
(512) 241-8653
Marketing Communications Manager