Luxottica Names P&G Exec As Its New Co-CEO for Markets

By Staff
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 1:23 PM MILAN, Italy— Luxottica Group S.p.A. (NYSE: LUX; MTA: LUX) announced today that Group chairman, Leonardo Del Vecchio, presented the profile of Adil Mehboob-Khan, as candidate for the role of co-CEO for Markets, to the company’s board of directors which met here today.

Safilo to Integrate Smith Into Group; Will Move Smith HQ to New Global Sports & Outdoor Lifestyle HQ in Portland

By Staff
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:27 AM KETCHUM, Idaho and PADOVA, Italy— Safilo Group (SFLG.MI), announced yesterday its decision to relocate key functions of Smith, its “iconic, U.S.-rooted sports and outdoor brand,” from its current base in Ketchum, Idaho to what will become a new Global Sports & Outdoor Lifestyle Design Center in Portland, Ore.

Valeant Pharmaceuticals Reports Revenue Increase for Q3

By Staff
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:23 AM LAVAL, Quebec—Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE/TSX: VRX) reported its total revenue for the third fiscal quarter ended Sept. 30, 2014, was $2.1 billion, up 33 percent compared to the third quarter of 2014, with the U.S. and emerging market businesses contributing strong double-digit, same-store organic growth.

Hilco and ArmouRx Settle Suit

By Staff
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:21 AM PLAINVILLE, Mass. and Vaughn, Ontario— Hilco and ArmouRx, Inc. have reached a settlement in a false advertising suit filed by Hilco in December, 2013.

New Look Closes Purchase of Greiche & Scaff

By Staff
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:20 AM MONTREAL— New Look Eyewear Inc. ((TSX: BCI)), the Canadian optical retailer, completed its acquisition of certain optical assets and business forming part of Optic Direct Inc, carrying on business under the Greiche & Scaff banner in Quebec.

2014 Managed Vision Care Patient Experience Study Analyzes 15 Specific Managed Vision Care Plans

By Staff
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:18 AM NEW YORK—How do patients perceive their experiences when using vision coverage? This is among the many questions related to managed vision care answered in Jobson Optical Research’s new “2014 Managed Vision Care Patient Experience Study.”

HALLY & SON: The Dream of Mr. Hally Is Born Again to Tell a Story

By Staff
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:31 AM Craftsmanship, love for tradition and good taste in a new ambitious collection   More

September 2014 Optical Business Rating Shows Decrease From August, Increase From Previous Years

By Staff
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:30 AM NEW YORK—The latest Optical Business Barometer (OBB) from Jobson Optical Research showed that the overall optical business rating has decreased from a 3.88 rating in August 2014 to a 3.71 rating in September.

The Essilor Group Has a New President for Europe

By Staff
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:28 AM Bernhard Nuesser joins the renowned company More

To Prevent the Spread of Ebola, American Optometric Association Directs ECPs to Online Resources

By Staff
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:24 AM ST. LOUIS—As the largest Ebola outbreak in history worsens and more U.S. cases are possible, the American Optometric Association (AOA) advises optometrists and optometric staff to turn to online resources for recent protocols and information.

Tips on Integrating Nutraceuticals Into the Business

By Marian Zboraj
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:03 AM Those ECPs who are successful in integrating nutraceuticals into their practice have done so because they did their due diligence in partnering with a nutritional provider.

10 ‘Optical Pioneers’ Honored at Hall of Fame Awards Banquet

By Staff
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:01 AM LAS VEGAS—Members of The Vision Council’s Optical Lab Division celebrated the contributions of 10 industry veterans at the Director’s Choice and Fifteenth Annual Hall of Fame Awards Banquet, held Sept. 15 at the Mirage Hotel.

Accessories Council Honors 20/20 Magazine With ‘Hall of Fame’ Award

By Staff
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:01 AM LAS VEGAS—The Accessories Council, the leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to nurturing accessory design in America, honored 20/20 Magazine on Sept. 19 with its annual Hall of Fame Award.

Corporate Optometry Reports Meeting Packs in the Audience and Information

By Staff
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:01 AM LAS VEGAS—National and regional optical retailers and other industry executives attended the Alcon-sponsored Corporate Optometry Reports (COR) Meeting, which presented trends impacting today’s optical business in a half-day session on Sept. 17, at the Venetian.

Labapalooza Pays Tribute to Wholesale Labs

By Staff
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:01 AM LAS VEGAS—Labapalooza, a lab industry favorite gathering, took place here Sept. 18 in the Venetian Hotel.
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