DAC Technologies Introduces Aqua Distill – Water and Waste Recyclers

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Monday, July 15, 2019 12:11 AM Product: Aqua Distill

Shauns Intros Sun Lenses for Viewing LCD Screens

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Monday, July 15, 2019 12:08 AM Product: Polar Optimized

ABB Optical, RevolutionEHR Partner for Efficient Product Ordering and Delivery

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Friday, July 12, 2019 12:11 AM Product: ABB Optical products integration with RevolutionEHR’s SmartFlow for Sight ordering technology

Alcon Introduces Air Optix plus HydraGlyde for Astigmatism

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Friday, July 12, 2019 12:08 AM Product: Air Optix plus HydraGlyde for Astigmatism

Bausch + Lomb Launches Ocuvite Eye Performance Vitamins

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Friday, July 12, 2019 12:05 AM http://www.ocuvite.com/Product: Ocuvite Eye Performance

CooperVision Publishes Videos Related to its Global Sustainability Efforts

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019 12:18 AM PLEASANTON, Calif.—In the midst of various efforts to improve its global sustainability efforts, CooperVision Inc. earlier this month published a series of four short videos relating to these sustainability programs. The contact lens company noted it believes providing access to the videos, even in their short form, will resonate more meaningfully with eyecare professionals, partners and others around the world. The company’s multiple environmental initiatives are focused on: saving water and conserving energy; reducing, reusing and recycling resources; and empowering people within the company and the communities in which it operates.

Transitions Optical Announces GEN 8 Education Tour

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Monday, July 8, 2019 12:21 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—Transitions Optical is hosting an education tour for eyecare professionals in conjunction with the launch of Transitions Signature GEN 8 lenses. The tour, billed as “Lunch. Learn. Explore,” will visit Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta and Washington D.C. It coincides with the 29Rooms city tour, an annual immersive festival of style, culture and creativity sponsored by Transitions Optical and other corporate partners. The Transitions educational events includes an ABO technical credit and admission to a 29Rooms event.

VSP Global Enters Into Definitive Agreement to Acquire Visionworks

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Thursday, June 27, 2019 10:15 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Global announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire San Antonio, Texas-based Visionworks, subject to completion of regulatory approval. With a footprint of more than 700 stores in nearly 40 states, the Visionworks acquisition will be the single largest VSP network investment in the company’s 65-year history, the company said. “This transaction is highly complementary to our business and marks a significant leap forward in continuing to fulfill our vision to provide access to affordable, high-quality eyecare and eyewear to more people,” said Michael Guyette, president and CEO of VSP Global. “With expanded nationwide access, we’ll provide our clients and members with an option for a more substantial, consistent and sustainable retail experience, further enhanced by the professional care of VSP network doctors.”

Marcolin and Adidas Enter Eyewear Multi-Year Licensing Agreement for New Adidas Eyewear

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019 12:24 AM LONGARONE, Italy—Marcolin Group has announced a new licensing agreement with sporting goods brand Adidas. The partnership will stretch until 2024, with Adidas eyewear hitting the markets beginning in 2020. Under the terms of the agreement, Marcolin Group will design, develop, manufacture, market and sell eyewear products under the Adidas Badge of Sport and Originals labels. Adidas’ Badge of Sport line is characterized by innovating manufacturing techniques, high-quality materials, and lightness. They are designed to have a comfortable fit and ultimate vision and lens protection.

AbbVie to Acquire Allergan in $63 Billion Deal

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:30 AM NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. and DUBLIN—AbbVie Inc. (NYSE: ABBV) and Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) have entered into a definitive transaction agreement under which AbbVie will acquire Allergan in a cash and stock transaction for a transaction equity value of approximately $63 billion, based on the closing price of AbbVie's common stock of $78.45 on June 24, 2019. The deal, which was announced by the two companies this morning, is worth about $80 billion including debt, according to The Wall St. Journal.

Luxottica Unveils New HQ and Showroom in New York City

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Monday, May 13, 2019 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Luxottica invited media, customers and other guests to the official debut of its new U.S. headquarters and brand showrooms here, housed in a 100 plus-year-old building which has been completely overhauled with modern interiors and high-tech displays and office space.

Marcolin Group and Max Mara Fashion Group Sign Multi-Year License for Sportmax Eyewear

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019 12:24 AM LONGARONE, Italy—Marcolin Group and Max Mara Fashion Group have announced the signing of an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement for the design, production and distribution of sunglass and eyeglass frames for women under the Sportmax brand.

2nd Annual Canadian Frame Study Reveals Opportunities and Threats

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019 12:15 AM NEW YORK—The results of the second annual Canadian Frame Market internet study, jointly conducted by VuePoint IDS and Jobson Optical Research, are now available. The 2018 study, building upon the inaugural research conducted in 2017, reveals that eyecare professionals are choosing to be more selective and do business with fewer frame suppliers, according to an announcement from VuePoint IDS. The distribution strength of the top players shows signs of weakening compared to the previous year. Only 2 of the top 10 companies showed gains in distribution.

Essilor Vision Foundation Empowers Eyecare Providers to Change Lives

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Thursday, February 14, 2019 12:30 AM DALLAS—Essilor Vision Foundation (changinglifethroughlenses.org) is combining technology and philanthropy to help people in need get the vision care and eyeglasses they need. The non-profit recently launched Changing Life through Lenses, a first-of-its-kind charitable solution equipping eye-care providers across the U.S. with the tools they need to eliminate poor vision among the underserved in their communities.

Precision Optical Group Purchases Precise Optical

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019 12:24 AM CRESTON, Iowa—Precision Optical Group, based here, (POG) has acquired Precise Optical, a full service laboratory located in San Angelo, Texas. Details of the transaction were not disclosed.