Cavatorta Says Luxottica’s Strategy On Track, Company to Re-examine ROI, New Co-CEO to Come From Outside

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Monday, September 01, 2014 2:14 PM MILAN—In a conference call with financial analysts here following Luxottica’s announcement of a new co-CEO structure for corporate and markets functions and the departure of Andrea Guerra, as previously reported by VMail today, new CEO Enrico Cavatorta reiterated that the company’s strategic direction remains constant, adding that any disagreements between former CEO Guerra and Luxottica founder and chairman, Leonardo Del Vecchio and the company’s board “had more to do with differences of opinion over the approach of the shared CEO structure and the new organizational model rather than any other issue.”

Luxottica Details Guerra’s Exit Agreement, Including Payments and Two-Year Non-Compete

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Monday, September 01, 2014 12:45 PM MILAN—With reference to the agreement to terminate the employment and administration relationship between Andrea Guerra and Luxottica Group S.p.A. (NYSE: LUX), as reported earlier today by VMail, Luxottica acknowledged in a statement posted to its website, that at its board meeting today it had resolved that Andrea Guerra is to be paid a redundancy incentive equal to the gross total amount of €10,000,000 in addition to the severance pay linked to the consensual termination of the employment relationship and inseparably linked to the administration relationship, which has also been terminated, effective immediately.

Luxottica Sets New Co-CEO Model, Guerra to Leave, Cavatorta Named CEO Corporate, Interim CEO Markets

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Monday, September 01, 2014 10:30 AM MILAN—Following a board meeting here today, Luxottica Group S.p.A. (NYSE: LUX; MTA: LUX), announced the introduction of a new management structure based on a co-CEO model, one focused on Markets and the other dedicated to Corporate Functions.

September Sports Eye Safety and Injury Prevention Month Begins

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Monday, September 01, 2014 12:33 AM NEW YORK—Health organizations throughout the U.S. are recognizing September as “Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month” and “Sports Eye Injury Prevention Awareness Month.”

Prevent Blindness Seventh Annual Swing Fore Sight Golf Tourney Set for Sept. 17

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Monday, September 01, 2014 12:30 AM CHICAGO—The Seventh Annual Prevent Blindness Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament, held in conjunction with Vision Expo West, will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at the Spanish Trail Country Club, Las Vegas.

Mondottica Appoints Monica Dal Cin to International Business Development Director

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Monday, September 01, 2014 12:27 AM LONDON— Mondottica Ltd has announced the appointment of Monica Dal Cin as the new international business development director, effective immediately.

National Eye Institute to Host Webinar to Help Professionals Educate Older Americans About Their Aging Eyes

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Monday, September 01, 2014 12:24 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) of the National Eye Institute (NEI) will be hosting a national webinar on Sept. 10, "Educating Older Americans About Their Aging Eyes."

Quest Vision Care Specialty Lab Celebrates 10th Anniversary

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Monday, September 01, 2014 12:19 AM LARGO, Fla.—Quest Vision Care Specialty Lab celebrated its 10th anniversary on June 27, 2014 at a company cookout here at the residence of company president and founder Michael Walach.

Unilateral Pricing (UPP) Is Topic of September 3 ‘Power Hour’ Featuring ABB Optical Group's Angel Alvarez

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Monday, September 01, 2014 12:18 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.— Unilateral Pricing (UPP) and what it means for ECPs will be the topic of the Sept. 3 “Power Hour,” featuring ABB Optical Group CEO, Angel Alvarez. “The Power Hour” is the weekly radio broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

Women In Optometry Holds Inaugural Live Event

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Monday, September 01, 2014 12:18 AM PHILADELPHIA—Ilaria Urbanati, fashion stylist for several of today’s hottest celebrities, captured the attention of women ODs who attended the first live event presented by Women In Optometry (WO) magazine at the historic Union League in Philadelphia on June 27.

Alcon and ‘The A Team’ Help Professional Golfers Keep Their Eyes on the Ball

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Monday, September 01, 2014 12:17 AM GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Professional golfers at the Meijer LPGA Classic here last month had their visual-motor skills evaluated by a group of sports-minded eyecare practitioners known as “The A Team” High Performance Vision Associates

Nova Southeastern Optometry Student Broussard Wins First VSP Marvin R. Poston Leadership Award

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Monday, September 01, 2014 12:15 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—Alexis Broussard, a second year optometry student and president of the National Optometric Student Association (NOSA) chapter at Nova Southeastern University, College of Optometry in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is the first recipient of the VSP Marvin R. Poston Leadership Award.

Video Stars on VisionMonday.com

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Monday, September 01, 2014 12:15 AM NEW YORK— Despite the fact that MTV plays very few actual music videos these days, they still hold their annual Video Music Awards (VMAs) to honor the year’s best videos. Held on Sept. 23, this week’s Bold Face: Video Stars features three of the most talked about stars from this year’s awards in eyewear from Marchon, Dita and Safilo just as likely to set tongues a’ wagging.

Digital Diet Advice

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Monday, September 01, 2014 12:13 AM
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