ABB Optical Group Names New Chief Technology Officer

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Friday, July 11, 2014 12:33 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.— ABB Optical Group, based here, announced that Emily Ashworth has joined the company as chief technology officer.

Gene Johnson Named Vice President and General Manager of Envision Industries

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Friday, July 11, 2014 12:30 AM WICHITA, Kan.— Envision, a company that promotes advocacy and independence for those who are blind or low vision, has named Gene Johnson vice president and general manager of Envision Industries, its product manufacturing and assembly division.

Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry Re-Elects Jennifer Coyle, OD, President

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Friday, July 11, 2014 12:27 AM ROCKVILLE, Md.—The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) has elected Pacific University College of Optometry dean, Jennifer Coyle, OD, MS, (formerly Smythe) as president for a second term.

Chemistrie Eyewear Joins Growing List of Companies to Partner with Think About Your Eyes

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Friday, July 11, 2014 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.— Chemistrie Eyewear, a provider of frames and accessory products, is the latest industry partner to join the Think About Your Eyes national public outreach campaign.

American Optometric Student Association Honors Student Leaders at Optometry’s Meeting

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Friday, July 11, 2014 12:21 AM PHILADELPHIA—The American Optometric Student Association (AOSA) presented its top awards to student leaders during the recent Optometry’s Meeting held here June 25-28.

Essilor and Zeiss are Cooperating With Investigation of French Optical Market

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Friday, July 11, 2014 12:18 AM PARIS— Essilor International and Carl Zeiss Vision are both cooperating with an investigation by the French Competition Authority (Autorité de la Concurrence) into on-line sales of ophthalmic lenses in France.

‘Rocky’ Rules in SUNY Student Bowl Video on VisionMonday.com

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Friday, July 11, 2014 12:15 AM NEW YORK—With the 23rd Varilux Student Bowl held in Philadelphia in conjunction with the recent Optometry’s Meeting, it was fitting that last year’s Spirit Award winners, SUNY School of Optometry, chose a “Rocky” theme for this year’s rules video. With the assistance of a professional film crew provided by sponsors Essilor and an iconic soundtrack, the students convey the rules using “Rocky” references in SUNY’s New York City setting. Watch the video in the VM Multimedia section ​​and look for a Hitchcock-style stealth appearance by Essilor’s Danne Ventura.

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VSP Vision Care Individual Insurance Plans Now Available to Brokers in All 50 States

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014 12:33 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—The individual insurance plan VSP Vision Care began offering last year in certain states for insurance brokers to sell directly to consumers, originally reported by VMail in December 2013, has now been rolled out to the entire country.

New Emilia Line by Enni Marco

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014 12:31 AM Reggio Emilia inspired this year the Enni Marco eyewear designers for creation of new feminine collection   More

Services Held for ClearVision Optical Founder, Fred Friedfeld

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014 12:30 AM Hauppauge, N.Y.—Services were held in Woodbury, N.Y. last Sunday for Fred Friedfeld, founder of ClearVision Optical, who passed away on Friday, July 4 at the age of 87.

BSc in Optometry and Clinical Practice

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014 12:28 AM Academic year 2014/2015 has begun for Istituto Benigno Zaccagnini degree course   More

Eschenbach Named as Exclusive Distributor for LVI Video Magnification Products in U.S. and Mexico

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014 12:27 AM DANBURY‚ Conn.— Eschenbach Optik of America has been named by Low Vision International’s (LVI) as the exclusive distributor of LVI’s line of video magnification products in the U.S. and Mexico.

#followingcontador Is Online

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014 12:25 AM Zerorh+ with Contador at Tour de France   More

Pershing Square Capital Proposes Six New Directors for Allergan Board

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014 12:24 AM IRVINE, Calif.—William Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management proposed on Monday a slate of six directors for the board of Allergan Inc. as the hedge fund moves forward with its takeover bid with Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc., according to a report from Reuters.
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