March 2014 Optical Business Barometer Shows Increase Overall, Decrease from Previous Years

By Catherine Wolinski
Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:30 AM NEW YORK—According to the Jobson Optical Research Optical Business Barometer (OBB) report, the overall optical business rating among independent ECPs rose in March 2014 to a rating of 3.72 from a February rating of 3.65.

Essilor Takes Stock of “I Mesi Della Vista”

By Staff
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:31 AM The partnership with CDV was an invaluable occasion for a company that has always been conscious about prevention   More

New Colorful and Technological Locman Proposal

By Staff
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:28 AM Stealth is the eyewear model proposed by the brand for summer   More

Luxottica Signs New Eyewear License With Michael Kors

By Staff
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:27 AM HONG KONG/MILAN— Luxottica Group (MTA: LUX) (NYSE: LUX) and Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE: KORS) have announced that they have signed a new and exclusive 10-year eyewear license agreement for the Michael Kors Collection and Michael Michael Kors eyewear, effective Jan. 1, 2015.

Blackfin Presents New Communication Campaign

By Staff
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:25 AM “Looking beyond Always" is the brand philosophy conveyed in an original setting that expresses the intrinsic values of the eyewear brand   More

Safilo’s Shareholders’ Meeting Approves 2013 Financial Statements, Stock Option Plan and Audit Recommendations

By Staff
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:23 AM PADUA, Italy—The shareholders of Safilo Group S.p.A. (SFL:MI) has approved the company’s 2013 financial statements and the board of directors’ report and, furthermore, viewed the consolidated financial statements, during a meeting held yesterday.

Early Bird Registration Opens for AOA’s Optometry’s Meeting Which Will Feature Martin Short

By Staff
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:21 AM PHILADELPHIA—Early bird registration has opened for Optometry’s Meeting, which will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center here, Wednesday, June 25, through Sunday, June 29.

Alcon Opens Manufacturing Plant in Singapore to Produce Ophthalmic Pharmaceutical Products

By Staff
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:18 AM SINGAPORE—On April 14, Alcon officially opened its new $200 million, 330,000-square-foot pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in the Tuas Biomedical Park.

CooperVision’s WebSystem3 Subsidiary Launches Eye Care Prime Premier Digital Marketing Services

By Staff
Monday, April 14, 2014 12:24 AM PLEASANTON, Calif.—Eye Care Prime Premier, introduced last week by  CooperVision, Inc. through its subsidiary  WebSystem3 LLC,  offers digital marketing services to eyecare practices throughout the U.S. Eye Care Prime Premier provides each practice with a personal marketing consultant who will develop a customized integrated marketing approach to assist with acquiring, retaining and engaging patients.

Optical Women’s Association Appoints Claxton to Board of Directors

By Staff
Monday, April 14, 2014 12:21 AM DALLAS—The  Optical Women’s Association (OWA) has announced the appointment of Tiara Claxton to its board of directors. Claxton, western regional sales manager of luxury brands at  Safilo, will also serve as co-chair of the OWA’s program committee.

Essilor to Consolidate Jorgenson Optical and Peninsula Optical Labs

By Staff
Monday, April 14, 2014 12:20 AM TACOMA, Wash.—  Essilor is consolidating two of its Partner Laboratories,  Jorgenson Optical Supply and  Peninsula Optical Lab, into a single operation. 

Essilor Places €800-million Bond Issue

By Staff
Friday, April 11, 2014 12:23 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—  Essilor International reported that it successfully placed an €800 million bond issue last week under what the company described as “very favorable terms and conditions.” 

Meijer Selects U.S. Vision as Retailer's Exclusive Vision Center

By Staff
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 12:33 AM GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.— Meijer announced this week that it has selected U.S. Vision, Inc. as its exclusive vision center operator in its stores moving forward in an effort to enhance its retail health care services across the Midwest.

New Lacoste Eyewear Project

By Staff
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 12:31 AM Neon is the special edition for summer 2014   More

Zeiss Northwest Lab Completes Major Upgrade

By Staff
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 12:27 AM SAN DIEGO—Eyecare professionals from throughout the western U.S. visited the Carl Zeiss Vision - Northwest lab recently to celebrate the completion of Zeiss’ two-year, $4 million upgrade of the facility.
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