CliC CEO Ron Lando is not new to the eyewear industry. Lando’s family owned Style Eyes of California for 20 years with Lando at the helm as president. After selling the family business, Lando formed Exis Eyewear in 1996. From Exis Eyewear, CliC was born in 2000. People were excited about the concept of lightweight front-connecting eyewear. Lando’s idea proved to be a success.
The eyeglass industry was waiting for new ideas. Throughout the 80’s and 90’s Lando consulted on several major eyewear manufacturing and design initiatives. Many of today’s leading eyewear brands can trace their original designs and current success to Lando’s efforts and ideas. “New products with this type of common sense appeal aren’t introduced every year,” explains Lando, “and this was it.”
Not only were customers delighted with CliC, CliC eyewear won the Vision Choice award 2 years running at the International Vision Expo for best new product. Time magazine called CliC’s front connection technology: “The best eyewear innovation since glasses were invented.”
If you’ve seen CSI:NY, The Today Show, Weeds or ESPN’s Sunday Night Football – all feature CliCs. Films have embraced CliCs as well. You can see CliC eyewear featured in, “Freedom Land,” “Wild Hogs,” “Red,” and more.
Lando, a popular seminar speaker on creativity and inventing, has made numerous TV appearances on talkshows, and has been profiled as a successful entrepreneur in Oprah, Time, Ski, Small Business FORTUNE, and other magazines.
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