Ocuco Acquires Acumenex, an E-commerce Provider

By Staff
Friday, July 03, 2015 12:30 AM TORONTO, Canada and DUBLIN, Ireland—Ocuco, the Dublin-based international optical software company, has acquired the optical business of Acumenex, provider of e-commerce solutions to leading chains, insurers and independent eyecare practitioners in the U.S. and Canada.

Marcolin USA Names Ben Wolf Senior VP, Optical Sales

By Staff
Friday, July 03, 2015 12:27 AM SOMERVILLE, N.J.—Marcolin USA announced that Ben Wolf has been appointed senior vice president of sales for the optical channel, reporting to CEO Fabrizio Gamberini.

Global Powers of Luxury Goods

By Staff
Friday, July 03, 2015 12:25 AM To be competitive, luxury brands must cope with a decade of changes guided by technology and consumer requests. The following is what emerged from the Deloitte report.

Alcon Appoints Di Filippo New Head for Alcon U.S. Surgical

By Staff
Friday, July 03, 2015 12:24 AM FORT WORTH, Texas—Alcon has appointed Jim Di Filippo as the new head for Alcon U.S. Surgical. He will fill the position previously held by Seba Leoni, who was appointed to the new role of global head, surgical suite, Alcon Global Franchise.

Mondottica and Zoobug London Announce Partnership and Creation of Children’s Eyewear Division

By Staff
Friday, July 03, 2015 12:21 AM LONDON –Mondottica and Zoobug London, a British children’s eyewear specialist, have announced a strategic partnership as well as the creation of an international children’s eyewear division.

Memorial Service to be Held for William Mattingly

By Staff
Friday, July 03, 2015 12:18 AM EL PASO, Texas—William “Bill” Mattingly, a respected low vision specialist and noted optician, passed away on June, 18, 2015 from a rare degenerative brain disease at age 66.

Eye Protection Tips for Fourth of July Firework Celebrations

By Staff
Friday, July 03, 2015 12:15 AM Miami, Fla.–There are many dangers to consumer fireworks, such as severe eye injury and blindness, and the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Health System is urging families to celebrate this Fourth of July holiday with caution.

TAYE Will Be Featured on July 8 ‘ Power Hour’

By Staff
Friday, July 03, 2015 12:13 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.— Incoming AOA president, Dr. Steve Loomis, Dr. Carla Mack, from Alcon, Jon Torrey and Dave Plogmann, both from Think About Your Eyes (TAYE), will be the guests on the July 8 edition of the “Power Hour,” the weekly radio broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

VMail Wishes Everyone a Happy July 4th Holiday

By Staff
Friday, July 03, 2015 12:11 AM NEW YORK—Due to the July 4th Holiday, there will be no VMail issued on Monday, July 6. Look for VMail Extra coming your way again on Wednesday, July 8. Happy July 4th to you and yours.

Essilor Launches New ECP University Website

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 10:08 AM

ECP University (ECPU), an educational solution to develop best practices and deliver growth through in-person, online and distance learning for optical staff, practice managers and practice owners, has been relaunched by Essilor, with new branding and content.

New E-Book: 8 Claim Filing Habits to Leave Behind

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 10:05 AM

NEW YORK—VisionWeb’s coding and claim management expert, Shane Shepherd, walks ECPs through today’s claims/coding landscape. In 8 Claim Filing Habits to Say Goodbye To, a new e-book from VisionWeb, explains some common claim filing bad habits that your practice should abandon and introduces new methods you can adopt instead.

Clarkson Eyecare Acquires EyeCare Associates and Pinnacle Optical

By Staff
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 12:30 AM ST. LOUIS, Mo.—Clarkson Eyecare, one of the largest eyecare groups in the Midwest, has acquired EyeCare Associates (ECA), a 19-office optometry practice in Alabama and Pinnacle Optical LLC, a full-service wholesale lab in Alabama. Details of the transaction, which was backed by FFL Partners, a San Francisco-based U.S. private equity firm, were not disclosed.

American Optometric Association Swears in 2015-2016 Leadership Team

By Staff
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 12:27 AM SEATTLE—The American Optometric Association (AOA) swore in its 2015-2016 leadership team on Sat. June 27, 2015, during the 118th AOA Congress held here.

A Celebration of Marble

By Staff
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 12:25 AM From June 18 Carrara (Lucca), the world capital of marble, will host Carrara Marble Weeks, the event that for five years has characterized the summer period in the center of the town.

Matthias Metz Takes Over as Head of Zeiss’s Vision Care Business

By Staff
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 12:24 AM AALEN, Germany—Matthias Metz, PhD, a member of the executive board of Carl Zeiss AG, takes over the leadership of Carl Zeiss Vision International GmbH today.
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