Alcon Announces Leadership Change for U.S. Vision Care

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Wednesday, October 01, 2014 11:30 AM FORT WORTH, Texas— Alcon, the global vision care business which is a division of Novartis (NYSE: NVS) has appointed Eric Bruno as the new general manager for Alcon U.S. Vision Care. He replaces Jim Murphy, who is being promoted to president, Alcon Japan. The changes are effective today, an announcement said.

Vision Monday, 20/20 Magazine Host Sixth Annual EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards

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Wednesday, October 01, 2014 12:33 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are hosting the sixth annual EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards to identify the optical industry’s favorite products and companies this year.

Marcolin to Restructure USA Ops, to Merge All Offices to N.J.

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Friday, September 26, 2014 12:27 AM MILAN, Italy— Marcolin SpA  announced the next stage of the Marcolin USA/VIVA International Group integration, which includes “the restructuring of its business to enhance its consumer focus and drive the brand closer to market."

Hoya Lens of America to Move Distribution Center from L.A. Area to Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014 12:24 AM LEWISVILLE, Texas— Hoya Lens of America (HLOA), the import and distribution division of Hoya Vision Care North America, announced Tuesday that it will relocate their distribution center to the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area.

Rochester Optical Expands Footprint in Fast-growing Wearables Market

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Saturday, September 20, 2014 12:33 AM ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Eyewear manufacturer, wholesaler and optical lab operator Rochester Optical is significantly expanding its presence in the fast-growing wearable technology market with two new partnerships announced this week.

Robert Sypniewski Named President of Opticote

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Saturday, September 20, 2014 12:27 AM FRANKLIN PARK, Ill.—The board of directors of Opticote recently announced that Robert Sypniewski will be taking over the role of president.

Ørgreen and Claire Goldsmith and Oliver Goldsmith Sunglasses Form Business Partnership

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Saturday, September 20, 2014 12:25 AM LONDON—British eyewear brands, Claire Goldsmith and Oliver Goldsmith Sunglasses, and Danish eyewear brand Ørgreen Optics have entered into a new partnership arrangement.

Eyeking and Under Armour Renew Licensing Agreement

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Saturday, September 20, 2014 12:24 AM PLAINVIEW, N.Y.— Eyeking, LLC and Under Armour (NYSE: UA) have announced the renewal of their license agreement for the exclusive development, manufacture and sale of Under Armour eyewear through Dec. 31, 2019.

Emerging Vision Inc. Acquires Eye Gallery Locations in AOS Bankruptcy Court Proceedings

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Friday, September 19, 2014 10:30 AM WILMINGTON, Del.— Emerging Vision Inc. (OTC BB: ISEE.OB) has emerged as the successful buyer of the eight The Eye Gallery locations and two The Artful Eye locations in the bankruptcy proceedings here for MacKeyser Holdings/American Optical Services, according to an order filed with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware on Sept. 18.

CooperVision Introduces UPP for Clariti Contact Lenses

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Friday, September 19, 2014 12:32 AM PLEASANTON, Calif.—CooperVision, a division of The Cooper Companies (NYSE:COO) has adopted Unilateral Product Pricing (UPP) for its Clariti line of contact lenses, effective today, according to Bob Ferrigno, CooperVision president, North America.

Safilo to Launch Product School Apprenticeship Program in 2015

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Friday, September 19, 2014 12:21 AM PADUA— Safilo Group (SFL.IM, SFLG.MI) has announced the launch of its Product School offering three year apprenticeships to up to 10 young professionals every year, starting in 2015.

Vision-Ease Lens Acquired by Private Equity Firm

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 11:15 AM RAMSEY, Minn.— Vision-Ease Lens announced today its acquisition by Wind Point Partners, a Chicago-based private equity investment firm.

Luxury Optical Holdings Acquires Robert Marc Eyewear

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Monday, September 15, 2014 7:45 AM LAS VEGAS—Last week, on Friday Sept. 12, 2014, Luxury Optical Holdings (LOH) acquired privately held, luxury eyewear company, Robert Marc Eyewear and its wholesale and retail subsidiaries.

Ribbon Cutting Celebrates New B+L Manufacturing Plant and Solar-Powered Center

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Monday, September 15, 2014 12:18 AM ROCHESTER, N.Y.— Bausch + Lomb celebrated the opening of its new Ultra contact lens manufacturing lines and solar array assembly at the company’s Optics Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony here earlier this week on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014.

VM's Top Labs Performance Analysis

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Monday, September 15, 2014 12:07 AM
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