Services to be Held for John Enright, Co-Founder, Perferx Optical

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Friday, March 27, 2015 12:21 AM DALTON, Mass.—Services will be held today for John Enright, 79, co-founder of Perferx Optical Co., who passed away on March 22 here.

Marchon Extends Salvatore Ferragamo License Until 2021

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015 12:18 AM FLORENCE & MELVILLE, N.Y.—Marchon Eyewear has extended its worldwide licensing agreement for five years with Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A., the parent company of the Salvatore Ferragamo Group, for the design, distribution, marketing and sale of Salvatore Ferragamo branded sunglasses and optical frames for men and women.

QSpex Brings Same-Day Personalized Rx Eyewear Delivery to NYC

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Saturday, March 21, 2015 12:21 AM NEW YORK—QSpex is launching a QSpex Optical Service Center in New York City, the company announced today. Beginning in Summer 2015, eyecare providers in the New York metropolitan area will have the opportunity to offer their patients QSpex’s premium product lineup and QSpex Concierge, a rapid delivery service.

Area98 USA and Poets Eyewear Merge Under Poets Moniker

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Friday, March 13, 2015 12:24 AM MIAMI— Area98 srl, which operates in the U.S. market with direct distribution through the office Area98 USA LLC and the partner Poets Eyewear LLC have announced the merger of the two companies under the Poets moniker, effective September 2014

CORRECTION: Safilo and Givenchy Sign New Licensing Agreement

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Friday, March 06, 2015 12:27 AM PADUA/PARIS— Safilo Group (SFLG.MI) and Givenchy have signed a new licensing agreement for the Givenchy collections of sunglasses and optical frames.

The Cooper Cos. Reports Increase in Revenues for Q1, Including Gains for CooperVision

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Friday, March 06, 2015 12:26 AM PLEASANTON, Calif.—The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) announced financial results for the fiscal first quarter ended Jan. 31, 2015. For the period, overall revenue rose 10 percent to $445.2 million.

Safilo Group Reports Sales and Profit Increase for Year End 2014 Results

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Friday, March 06, 2015 12:23 AM PADUA, Italy—The board of directors of Safilo Group S.p.A. (SFLG.MI) has approved the company’s consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter and the year ended Dec. 31, 2014.

SPY Inc. Issues Q4 and Year-End 2014 Results

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Friday, March 06, 2015 12:20 AM CARLSBAD, Calif.— SPY Inc. (OTCBB: XSPY) announced financial results for the year ended Dec. 31, 2014.

TearScience Names Joseph Boorady CEO

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Monday, March 02, 2015 12:24 AM MORRISVILLE, N.C.— TearScience, a privately held medical device company, has named Joseph Boorady president and CEO. Dr. Boorady joins TearScience from Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc. where he was senior vice president of U.S. sales, marketing, and customer service for all medical products.

Safilo Names Kevin Hyland New North American Sport Channel Commercial Leader

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Monday, March 02, 2015 12:21 AM PADUA, ITALY— Safilo Group has appointed Kevin Hyland as North American sport channel sales leader. Hyland will be responsible for channel sales of the Group’s sports and outdoor lifestyle brands like Suncloud by Polaroid, Smith Optics and future brands in this segment, the company said.

Bortuzzo to Head Kering Eyewear in the Americas

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Friday, February 27, 2015 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Long-time optical eyewear industry executive, Antonio Bortuzzo, has joined Kering Eyewear, a division of luxury fashion company Kering (FR 0000121485, KER.PA, KER.FP) as the head of the Americas for the company, VMail has learned.

Marcolin Opens Sweden Office

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Friday, February 27, 2015 12:18 AM LONGARONE, Italy— Marcolin SpA has announced the opening of a branch in Sweden, based in Frösundaviks (Stockholm).

FDA Adds Three Companies to Red List

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Friday, February 27, 2015 12:15 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently updated Import Alert 86-07 with three new companies from China, according to the Vision Council.

Marchon Eyewear Signs License With MCM

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Monday, February 23, 2015 12:27 AM MELVILLE, N.Y.— Marchon Eyewear, Inc. and MCM (Modern Creation München), a global manufacturer of luxury leather goods, have announced an exclusive multi-year global licensing agreement for the manufacture and distribution of sun and ophthalmic collections under the MCM brand.

Actavis to Change Name to Allergan Following Acquisition

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Friday, February 20, 2015 12:24 AM DUBLIN, Ireland— Actavis (NYSE: ACT) will change its corporate name to Allergan after it completes its acquisition of Allergan, according to a corporate announcement released on Feb. 18, 2015.
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