REM and FYidoctors Announce Distribution Deal for Converse in Canada

By Staff
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

By Staff
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.

MacKeyser/American Optical Services Makes Second Bankruptcy Court Appearance, Schedules Auction of Certain Assets

By Staff
Monday, July 21, 2014 12:36 AM WILMINGTON, Del.—The Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings for MacKeyser Holdings, LLC and its subsidiaries, which include American Optical Services (AOS) and a number of other optical businesses the company had acquired prior to its bankruptcy, proceeded last week with the company’s second court appearance on July 16.

Budri Marble Eyewear is Here

By Staff
Monday, July 21, 2014 12:30 AM The first collection of marble eyewear  Read more...

Allergan Announces Q2 Conference Call

By Staff
Monday, July 21, 2014 12:24 AM IRVINE, Calif.— Allergan, Inc. (NYSE: AGN) will host a conference call to discuss the company’s second quarter 2014 results today beginning at 7:30 a.m. Pacific Time (10:30 am Eastern Time) with David Pyott, chairman and CEO, and Jeff Edwards, executive vice president, finance and business development and chief financial officer.

Safilo Group Will Not Renew Solidarity Contract, Cites 'Constructive Discussions' With Unions and Employees

By Staff
Monday, July 21, 2014 12:24 AM PADUA, Italy— Safilo Group (SFL:MI) announced that it will not renew its solidarity contract for Longarone and Santa Maria di Sala facilities and that it has signed approximately 100 voluntary exit agreements.

Essilor Launches New Generation of Optifog Lenses

By Andrew Karp
Monday, July 21, 2014 12:00 AM DALLAS—Essilor is launching a new and improved version of its Optifog lenses. Patients no longer need a special liquid to activate the anti-fog property on the lenses weekly. Instead, patients will be able to clean and activate Optifog lenses at the same time with the Optifog Activator Cloth.

Made in the U.S.A.

By Deirdre Carroll
Monday, July 21, 2014 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Manufacturing is the backbone of the U.S., and something our nation was built on, but in the 80s and 90s we all learned a new “dirty” word—outsourcing.

US Optical Launches New Technologies and Products

By Staff
Monday, July 21, 2014 12:00 AM SYRACUSE, N.Y.— US Optical recently installed a 1200-DLX AR coater and a VFT-Orbit lens generator, both manufactured by Satisloh.

1-800 CONTACTS Breaks Ground on New Corporate HQ

By Staff
Friday, July 18, 2014 12:27 AM DRAPER, Utah—At a groundbreaking ceremony this week, 1-800 CONTACTS, Inc. announced it will be constructing a new corporate headquarters facility here.

The De Rigo Sun-Day Draws to a Close in Rome

By Staff
Friday, July 18, 2014 12:26 AM The new Sun 2015 collections were presented to over 300 customers and buyers from all over the world  Read more...

New Customers Drive Optos Sales Growth in 2014 Fiscal Year Third Quarter

By Staff
Friday, July 18, 2014 12:24 AM LONDON—Retinal imaging company, Optos PLC (LSE: OPTS) announced yesterday that its revenues for the company’s third quarter (the three-month period ending June 30, 2014) of the company’s 2014 fiscal year were $42 million, 5 percent higher than the $40.1 million generated during the comparable period last year.

VisionWeb Announces Annual Royalty Payment to the Opticians Association of America

By Staff
Friday, July 18, 2014 12:24 AM AUSTIN, Tex.— VisionWeb announced that the Opticians Association of America (OAA) and affiliated State Associations will receive a royalty payment of $7,075.34 earned for eyecare product orders placed by their members on VisionWeb over the last 12 months.

Sensity: 100 Percent Hoya Technology

By Staff
Friday, July 18, 2014 12:23 AM Treatments, geometries and innovative, exclusive materials now with the best photochromic solution  Read more...