Allergan Sues Valeant and Pershing Square, Alleging Insider Trading

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Friday, August 01, 2014 2:00 PM IRVINE, Calif.— Valeant Pharmaceutical’s (VRX.TO) and Pershing Square Capital Management’s $51 billion hostile takeover bid for Allergan (NYSE: AGN) is taking a new turn with Allergan’s announcement that it filed a lawsuit today in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California alleging that Valeant, Pershing Square and its principal, William A. Ackman, violated federal securities laws prohibiting insider trading, engaged in other fraudulent practices, and failed to disclose legally required information.

Senate Subcommittee Explores Contact Lens Pricing and Unilateral Price Policies

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Friday, August 01, 2014 12:30 AM WASHINGTON, D.C. – The issue of contact lens pricing, particularly whether new Unilateral Price Policies (UPP) being implemented this year by several major contact lens companies, was the topic explored by a hearing of the U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee on Wednesday of this week.

Coastal.com Ends First Pair Free Promo

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Friday, August 01, 2014 12:27 AM VANCOUVER, B.C.— Online eyewear retailer Coastal.com has ended its First Pair Free promotion and is now offering free shipping and handling on all eyeglasses orders instead.

Safilo and Tommy Hilfiger Renew Licensing Agreement

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Friday, August 01, 2014 12:24 AM NEW YORK/PADUA– Safilo Group (SFL:MI) and the Tommy Hilfiger Group, which is wholly owned by PVH Corp. (NYSE: PVH), have announced a five-year renewal of their global eyewear licensing agreement for the exclusive design, development, production and distribution of the Tommy Hilfiger ophthalmic and sunglass collections.

The Silmo Organization to Launch Silmo Istanbul

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Friday, August 01, 2014 12:21 AM PARIS–Following the first edition of Istanbul Optik Fuari (ISOF) last December, the Silmo organization has rebranded the trade show Silmo Istanbul with the goal of becoming the flagship Eurasian trade fair, Silmo organizers said.

New Jobson Report Examines Selling Eyewear to Children

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Friday, August 01, 2014 12:18 AM NEW YORK – A new Jobson Optical Research report, "Selling Eyewear to Children," offers a comprehensive look at the under-18 age group’s eyewear market from the eyecare professional’s perspective.

'Faces' on VisionMonday.com

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Friday, August 01, 2014 12:15 AM NEW YORK—“Eyeglasses are a fascinating accessory. They can both reveal and transform a person” said Scott Schuman, of The Sartorialist. “I’ve noticed people have become much bolder in their choice of eyewear as a fashion accessory. It’s exciting to have this opportunity to capture the real essence of eyeglasses with Luxottica.”

Those are the words of the man behind the new Faces by The Sartorialist digital campaign, launched in partnership between Luxottica and Scott Shuman of the street style and fashion blog, The Sartorialist, and the subject of our latest VM Video feature now live on VisionMonday.com.

U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Holding Antitrust Hearing Today on Pricing and Competition in CL Industry

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 1:15 PM WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee is holding a hearing this afternoon here on pricing and competition in the contact lens industry. The title of the hearing session, posted on the U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Committee’s website, is “Pricing Policies and Competition in the Contact Lens Industry: Is What You See What You Get?”

New Online Eyewear Startup, Frameri, Launches Offering Interchangeable Rx and Sun Lens Options for Frames

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:27 AM CINCINNATI, Ohio—A new online eyewear site, Frameri, launched yesterday, featuring a unique approach in selling glasses online that offers the consumer the choice of interchangeable prescription and sunwear spectacle lens options which fit into one of three specific series’ of frame shapes in a range of color options.

Eschenbach Optik of America, Inc. Latest Industry Partner To Join Think About Your Eyes

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Eschenbach Optik of America, Inc., an international manufacturer and distributor of high-quality low vision aids and electronic magnification devices, is the latest industry partner to support Think About Your Eyes (TAYE), a public eye health initiative sponsored by a nonprofit organization under The Vision Council.

Eyenavision Names Joseph Farina As New Executive Director

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:21 AM PITTSBURGH, Pa.— Eyenavision, Inc., maker of the patented Chemistrie magnetic lens layering technology, has announced that Joseph Farina has joined the company as executive director.

Envision Conference 2014 to Take Place in Minneapolis in September

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:18 AM MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.— Envision is inviting optical industry professionals to take part in the organization’s ninth annual Envision Conference, a multidisciplinary low vision rehabilitation and research conference dedicated to improving the quality of low vision care through professional collaboration, advocacy, research and education.

Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry Announces Special Recognition Awards

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:15 AM ROCKVILLE, Md. – The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) announced the recipients of the 2014 Special Recognition Awards including the Inaugural Rising Star Awardee.

Hymes Named Executive Director, Brauns Named Associate Exec Director of American Optometric Association

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:30 PM WASHINGTON, D.C. and ST. Louis, Mo.—The board of trustees of the American Optometric Association (AOA) has named Jon Hymes as executive director, according to David A. Cockrell, OD, AOA president and member of the special committee that led a nationwide executive search.

Recipients Announced for American Academy of Optometry 2014 Awards

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Monday, July 28, 2014 12:30 AM DENVER—The American Academy of Optometry has announced the recipients of the various awards for distinguished individuals in optometry for 2014.
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