Mido 2015 Sees Increased Attendance

By Staff
Friday, March 06, 2015 12:30 AM MILAN—Organizers of the 45th annual Mido eyewear exhibition, held here at the Fieramilano from Feb. 28 to March 2, have released the final attendance figures.

CORRECTION: Safilo and Givenchy Sign New Licensing Agreement

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Friday, March 06, 2015 12:27 AM PADUA/PARIS— Safilo Group (SFLG.MI) and Givenchy have signed a new licensing agreement for the Givenchy collections of sunglasses and optical frames.

Changes Strengthen Vision Expo East CE Curriculum, Organizers Say

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Friday, March 06, 2015 12:24 AM NORWALK, Conn.— International Vision Expo East’s 2015 education curriculum will feature numerous sought-after keynote speakers, two innovative new education formats, and three new education tracks, all developed to present attendees with a forward-thinking educational experience available, show organizers said.

Vision Council’s Optical Industry Forum to Focus on Sustainability

By Staff
Friday, March 06, 2015 12:21 AM NEW YORK—The topic of sustainability will top the agenda at The Optical Industry Forum (OIF) upcoming meeting here on March 19.

Security Life Insurance Company of America Adds Stand-Alone Vision Benefits Through VSP Vision Care and EyeMed

By Staff
Friday, March 06, 2015 12:18 AM MINNEAPOLIS— Security Life Insurance Company of America, a provider of ancillary benefits, has added stand-alone vision insurance to its plan offerings. PrimeStar Individual Vision Insurance includes two plan options, the PrimeStar Choice Vision Plan and the PrimeStar Select Vision plan.

Opti-Port to Host Spark Conference for Multi-Office Eyecare Providers at Vision Expo East

By Staff
Friday, March 06, 2015 12:15 AM NEW YORK— Opti-Port, a national alliance of multi-office eyecare providers, will host its members at the semi-annual Spark Conference on March 19 at the start of Vision Expo East in New York.

AOA’s 2015 Save Your Vision Month to Emphasize Digital Device Usage This March

By Staff
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 12:27 AM ST. LOUIS—The American Optometric Association (AOA) revealed its latest campaign for Save Your Vision Month, which is dedicated to promoting the importance of regular, comprehensive eye exams by an optometrist in the month of March.

New ‘Community InSight’ Program Raises Eye Health Awareness Among African Americans

By Staff
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 12:24 AM CHICAGO— Prevent Blindness and the National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) have announced their collaboration called “Community InSight” program, which strives to improve the vision and eye health of the coalition’s 15.7 million African American churchgoers.

NASHO Extends Nomination Deadline for 6th Annual Most Influential in Specialty Health Award

By Staff
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 12:21 AM LAS VEGAS—The National Association of Specialty Health Organizations (NASHO) has extended its submission deadline for its 6th Annual Most Influential in Specialty Health Award until Friday, March 6.

SUNY College of Optometry Names New VP for Clinical Administration and Executive Director of Eye Center

By Staff
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Liduvina Martinez-Gonzalez will assume the role of vice president for clinical administration and executive director of the University Eye Center (UEC), the clinical facility of SUNY College of Optometry, according to an announcement made by David A. Heath, OD, president.

Special ‘Power Hour’ Will Be Live From SECO, Friday March 6

By Staff
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—The next “Power Hour” will broadcast live from the SECO meeting in Atlanta this week, with a special episode on Friday, March 6 at 4:00 pm ET featuring a range of clinical OD experts.

New Speakers Set for VM Summit: Futurist Michael Rogers and Experts in Vision Technology and Retailing

By Staff
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:33 AM NEW YORK—Futurist Michael Rogers, an award-winning journalist known for his reporting in The New York Times and MSNBC, will bring his entertaining and common-sense vision of change for business and individuals to Vision Monday’s upcoming 9th Global Leadership Summit, the event’s organizers announced today.

Shamir Promotes Naftalovich to President of Shamir North America

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Monday, March 02, 2015 12:32 AM

SAN DIEGO, Calif.— Shamir Optical Industry, announced that Raanan Naftalovich, the longtime executive and CEO of its San Diego-based Shamir Insight subsidiary, has been appointed president of Shamir North America.

Holmberg Named Chairman of Highmark, Inc.; Parent Highmark Health Names Guyaux New Chairman of Board

By Staff
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:30 AM PITTSBURGH— Highmark Health announced that David Holmberg, president and CEO, will become chairman of the board of directors of Highmark, Inc.

LegitScript Launches iCareRx Online Optical Retailing Certification Program

By Staff
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:27 AM PORTLAND, Ore.—LegitScript launched an online optical retailing certification program today that the internet compliance firm developed in conjunction with members of several U.S. professional vision-related associations and leading optical retailers and suppliers, as first reported by VMail, Nov. 24, 2014.
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