February 2015 Optical Business Barometer Rating Shows Slight Decrease From January 2015

By Staff
Friday, March 27, 2015 12:30 AM NEW YORK—The latest Optical Business Barometer (OBB) report from Jobson Optical Research shows that the overall optical business rating for February 2015 decreased slightly to 3.81 from a January 2015 rating of 3.88.

CMS Proposes Meaningful Use Stage 3 Rules for Electronic Health Record Incentive Program

By Staff
Friday, March 27, 2015 12:27 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued its proposed rules for Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use program that provides incentive payments for electronic health records (EHRs).

Hong Kong Thinks Positively

By Staff
Friday, March 27, 2015 12:25 AM How is the Hong Kong market coping with the recession that has affected Europe and the U.S. for some years now? We asked David Chow, President of the Hong Kong Optical Manufacturers Association (HKOMA). Read his comments in this Q&A. More

Lynn Casey Appointed to Walman Board of Directors; Martin L. Bassett Elected Chair of the Board

By Staff
Friday, March 27, 2015 12:24 AM MINNEAPOLIS—Walman announced today that Lynn Casey has joined its board of directors.

Services to be Held for John Enright, Co-Founder, Perferx Optical

By Staff
Friday, March 27, 2015 12:21 AM DALTON, Mass.—Services will be held today for John Enright, 79, co-founder of Perferx Optical Co., who passed away on March 22 here.

The American Board of Opticianry and National Contact Lens Examiners Create Spanish E-Certification Exams

By Staff
Friday, March 27, 2015 12:18 AM SPRINGFIELD, Va.—The American Board of Opticianry and National Contact Lens Examiners (ABO-NCLE) announced that they have successfully developed a full Spanish-language electronic version of the NOCE and CLRE Basic Certification Examinations.

Party Time at Vision Expo and Around Town on VisionMonday.com

By Staff
Friday, March 27, 2015 12:15 AM NEW YORK—With Expo still fresh on everyone’s minds, Vision Monday presents a slideshow to recap some of the sights and excitement that helped make up Vision Expo East. See who was at the industry parties held on the show floor and around New York City last week. Highlights include a look at how the optical community honored individuals who have made lasting contributions to the industry, as well as celebrations of company anniversaries and product launches.

To view highlights of Vision Monday’s coverage at the show and to read the Digital Editions of the Show Dailies, go to VisionMonday.com.

Look for additional slideshow coverage of the show in Monday’s edition of VMail.

Party Time at Vision Expo and Around Town

By Staff
Thursday, March 26, 2015 2:00 PM NEW YORK—With Expo still fresh on everyone’s minds, Vision Monday presents a slideshow to recap some of the sights and excitement that helped make up Vision Expo East. See who was at the industry parties held on the show floor and around New York City last week.

Satisloh Names Peter Lothes as President for North American Group

By Staff
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 12:30 AM GERMANTOWN, Wis.─ Peter Lothes has been named president of Satisloh North America. He will be responsible for leading all sales and operations for Satisloh in the U.S. and Canada.

Doug Harris to Head Glasses.com; Privitera Leaves Luxottica

By Staff
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Doug Harris, vice president of production and operations for Glasses.com, will head the online eyewear business going forward, following the departure of Carlo Privitera, formerly president of Glasses.com, a division of Luxottica (NYSE: LUX) who left the company earlier this month, VMail has learned.

All Round

By Staff
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 12:25 AM Never, as in this season, has round eyewear created a kind of bridge linking the past, present and future. In contemporary industrial design, the geometry of round shapes has also beaten a path to a heritage made up of stylistic echoes, attention to new materials and technological evolution. More

Glasses.com Rebrands, Redesigns Website, and Introduces Try-At-Home Program Including Rx Lenses

By Staff
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 12:24 AM SALT LAKE CITY—Glasses.com today launched a new brand identity that includes a new logo and website redesign.

Unaudited Numbers Indicate 15,156 Attendees at Vision Expo East 2015, Show Organizers Say

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015 12:21 AM NORWALK, Conn.—Focused on a fresh new theme—Visionaries in Education, Fashion, and Technology—International Vision Expo East closed on Sunday, March 22 after four days of education and exhibits with preliminary reports of 15,156 attendees, according to unaudited attendance figures show organizers told VMail.

Marchon Extends Salvatore Ferragamo License Until 2021

By Staff
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 12:18 AM FLORENCE & MELVILLE, N.Y.—Marchon Eyewear has extended its worldwide licensing agreement for five years with Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A., the parent company of the Salvatore Ferragamo Group, for the design, distribution, marketing and sale of Salvatore Ferragamo branded sunglasses and optical frames for men and women.

Connectivity Takes Center Stage at VM’s Global Leadership Summit

By Staff
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 12:15 AM NEW YORK—With the theme of Connectivity: The Future of EveryThing and EveryOne, the 9th Annual Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit took place here on March 18 and addressed the Internet of Things (IoT) as well as other trends, such as wearable technology, retailing and the patient experience, all affecting today’s optical industry.

The highly-anticipated event attracted 400+ execs from the ECP, retail, insurance, product and lab arenas. Summit speakers from outside and within the industry engaged in a wide-ranging, thought-provoking program at The Times Center and even included a surprise guest well known both in the optical community as well as the business world at large (see Inc. Magazine’s James Ledbetter’s interview with Warby Parker’s Neil Blumenthal).

For an overview of the daylong event read VM's Summit Delivers the Information that Drives Business Now and Into the Future and to see a slideshow of presenters and attendees, click here.
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