Carl Zeiss Foundation Celebrates 125 Years

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Friday, July 25, 2014 12:31 AM Between 2007 and now, the Foundation has invested 80 million euros in financing scientific activities at universities   More

WOOW’s Chic and Unconventional Style

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Friday, July 25, 2014 12:28 AM Traditional and casual, chic and unconventional with a London flavor   More

Optical Lab Division Announces Directors' Choice Award Recipient and 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees

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Friday, July 25, 2014 12:27 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Optical Lab Division of The Vision Council has revealed the names of 10 industry veterans who will be recognized during the Directors’ Choice Award and 15th Annual Optical Pioneers Hall of Fame banquet on Sept. 17 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Luxottica Group Q2 2014 Results Show Continuing Growth in North America, Emerging Markets and Europe

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Friday, July 25, 2014 12:26 AM
MILAN— Luxottica Group (NYSE: LUX) reported accelerated net sales growth in the second quarter ending June 30, 2014 to €2,060 million, up 7 percent at constant exchange rates when compared to the €2,018 million generated during the same period of 2013, according to the company’s financial results released yesterday.

Mercedes-Benz Style for a Summer Dedicated to Design

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Friday, July 25, 2014 12:25 AM The brand philosophy translates into a collection where modernity unites with tradition for a totally perfect result   More

Luxottica Renews License Agreement With Chanel

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Friday, July 25, 2014 12:24 AM MILAN— Luxottica Group S.p.A. (NYSE: LUX) and Chanel have announced the signing of a new license agreement for the exclusive development, manufacture and worldwide distribution of Chanel prescription frames and sunglasses through Dec.31, 2018.

Spy Promotes Charlie Ninegar to Vice President of Sales

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Friday, July 25, 2014 12:21 AM CARLSBAD, Calif.— Spy Inc. (OTCBB: XSPY) has announced that Charlie Ninegar was promoted to vice president of North American sales at Spy, effective July 14, 2014.

The CFDA Includes l.a. Eyeworks Founders Among New Members for 2014

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Friday, July 25, 2014 12:18 AM NEW YORK—The Council of Fashion Designers of America’s (CFDA) board of directors has ratified the membership of 30 new designers for 2014; among the new inductees are optical industry members Barbara McReynolds and Gai Gherardi of l.a. Eyeworks.

C&E Vision and Vision West Launch ECPInteract, New Learning Model

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Friday, July 25, 2014 12:15 AM SAN DIEGO— Vision West and C&E Vision have announced a major initiative as founding co-sponsors of a new approach to online learning, ECPInteract.

Transitions Hosts Roundtable to Improve the Eye Health of Culturally Diverse Populations

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:30 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—To improve eye health awareness and encourage regular eyecare among ethnic populations at greater risk for health problems that can lead to serious vision impairment, Transitions Optical hosted a roundtable discussion exploring a greater need for eyecare professionals to collaborate with other key influencers.

REM and FYidoctors Announce Distribution Deal for Converse in Canada

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:27 AM SUN VALLEY, Calif.— REM Eyewear has announced an exclusive distribution agreement for Converse Eyewear with FYidoctors, one of Canada’s largest providers of ophthalmic products and services.

Allergan Sales Rose Nearly 16 Percent in Second Quarter

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:26 AM IRVINE, Calif.— Allergan (NYSE: AGN) reported $1,827.3 million total product net sales for the quarter ended June 30, 2014, a 15.9 percent compared to total product net sales in the second quarter of 2013.

Services to Be Held for Darryl Meister, ABOM, 42, Zeiss Technical Marketing Manager

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:24 AM JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.—Darryl Meister, ABOM, technical marketing manager for Carl Zeiss Vision, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 20, 2014.

Local Eye Site Develops New Version of Opticians Association of America Job Board

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:18 AM RALEIGH, N.C.— Local Eye Site has announced a new version of the OAA Job Board on OAA.org.

Services Planned for the Late Dr. Francis Jean, Founder of IRIS – The Visual Group

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:15 AM LAVAL, Quebec—Memorial services have now been planned, including two “celebration of life” events in two Canadian cities, to honor Dr. Francis Jean, the founder and president of IRIS – The Visual Group, who passed away suddenly last week, as previously reported by VMail.
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