Ocuco Acquires Acumenex, an E-commerce Provider

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Friday, July 03, 2015 12:30 AM TORONTO, Canada and DUBLIN, Ireland—Ocuco, the Dublin-based international optical software company, has acquired the optical business of Acumenex, provider of e-commerce solutions to leading chains, insurers and independent eyecare practitioners in the U.S. and Canada.

Global Powers of Luxury Goods

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Friday, July 03, 2015 12:25 AM To be competitive, luxury brands must cope with a decade of changes guided by technology and consumer requests. The following is what emerged from the Deloitte report.

TAYE Will Be Featured on July 8 ‘ Power Hour’

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Friday, July 03, 2015 12:13 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.— Incoming AOA president, Dr. Steve Loomis, Dr. Carla Mack, from Alcon, Jon Torrey and Dave Plogmann, both from Think About Your Eyes (TAYE), will be the guests on the July 8 edition of the “Power Hour,” the weekly radio broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

Clarkson Eyecare Acquires EyeCare Associates and Pinnacle Optical

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Wednesday, July 01, 2015 12:30 AM ST. LOUIS, Mo.—Clarkson Eyecare, one of the largest eyecare groups in the Midwest, has acquired EyeCare Associates (ECA), a 19-office optometry practice in Alabama and Pinnacle Optical LLC, a full-service wholesale lab in Alabama. Details of the transaction, which was backed by FFL Partners, a San Francisco-based U.S. private equity firm, were not disclosed.

American Optometric Association Swears in 2015-2016 Leadership Team

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Wednesday, July 01, 2015 12:27 AM SEATTLE—The American Optometric Association (AOA) swore in its 2015-2016 leadership team on Sat. June 27, 2015, during the 118th AOA Congress held here.

A Celebration of Marble

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Wednesday, July 01, 2015 12:25 AM From June 18 Carrara (Lucca), the world capital of marble, will host Carrara Marble Weeks, the event that for five years has characterized the summer period in the center of the town.

ABB Optical Announces Second Annual ABB Cares Program

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Wednesday, July 01, 2015 12:18 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—ABB Optical Group, one of the nation’s leading distributors of optical products, will begin accepting applications for its second annual ABB Cares program on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015.

Optometry’s Meeting Converges on the Emerald City with Some Opening Day Changes

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Monday, June 29, 2015 12:30 AM SEATTLE—Some opening day changes, including a new presentation format and opening general session sponsor, were in store for the optometrists and other allied professionals who attended Optometry’s Meeting, held June 24 to 28, 2015, in the Washington State Convention Center, and hosted by the American Optometric Association  and the American Optometric Student Association.

Extraordinary Stories of Revolutionary Inventions

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Monday, June 29, 2015 12:25 AM Thanks to the contribution of Anfao, until July 24, 2015, some pieces from the Eyeglasses Museum in Pieve di Cadore (Belluno, Veneto), will be displayed at the Pandolfini auction house, part of the Milano Fine Arts route of excellence through art studios and galleries.The Eyeglasses Museum collects more than 4.000 artifacts that narrate the story of this precious accessory, from antiquity to the present.

Retail Industry 2020

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Friday, June 26, 2015 12:25 AM For its 40th anniversary, Grottini Retail Environments organized a convention dedicated to design thinking and the human touch. In what way will consumers change over the next five years? What will they need and what will be the challenges for retail? These are just a few of the subjects discussed during the “Retail Industry 2020” convention.

PECAA Sponsors Open House for New HQ That Doubles the Alliance’s Space

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Friday, June 26, 2015 12:24 AM PORTLAND, Ore.—Professional Eye Care Associates of America held an open house on June 23,  to welcome its members, vendors and staff to the independent optometrist alliance’s new offices here. (L to R) PECAA’s Jamie Hughes, Chris Millet, Lance Anderson, OD, Gunnar Bjorklund, and Scott Walters hosted optical industry partners at an open house to celebrate the move.

ClearVision to Distribute Revo in Optical Channel

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Friday, June 26, 2015 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Legacie, the Luxury House of B. Robinson, and ClearVision Optical have announced a partnership for the domestic distribution of the Revo brand to the optical channel.

May 2015 OBB Rating Shows Slight Decrease From April 2015

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 12:27 AM NEW YORK—The latest Optical Business Barometer (OBB) report from Jobson Optical Research, which gauges the attitudes about their business and their business outlook among independent eyecare professionals, shows that the overall optical business rating for May 2015 decreased slightly to 3.81 from an April 2015 rating of 3.83.

Spektre Sunglasses

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 12:25 AM CONCEPT: A perfect combination of classic and street style.
SPECIAL FEATURES: Spektre collections feature a rainbow of vivid colors and eccentric shapes. Eclectic design and classic materials are combined with very colorful gradient, mirrored lenses and classic colors. Designed in Milan and Made in Italy. Iconic items that create a unique style. More

Smart Vision Labs Raises $6.1M in Series A Funding Round Led by Techstars Ventures

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 12:23 AM NEW YORK—Smart Vision Labs, the developer of a smartphone-based autorefractor, the SVOne, has closed a $6.1 million Series A funding round led by Techstars Ventures.
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