November 2014 Optical Business Barometer Rating Shows Slight Decline From October, Increase From Previous Years

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Friday, December 19, 2014 12:27 AM NEW YORK—The latest Optical Business Barometer (OBB) report from Jobson Optical Research shows that the overall optical business rating for November 2014 decreased slightly to 3.72 from an October 2014 rating of 3.77, however, it showed an increase from all previous ratings for the month of November over time.

Ogi Names Glenn Sherling Senior Director of Operations

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Friday, December 19, 2014 12:24 AM MINNEAPOLIS— Ogi Eyewear  has announced that Glenn Sherling has joined the company in the newly created position of senior director of operations. In this role, he will oversee and lead operations and be responsible for “growth development from innovative business building strategies through energetic leadership and the consistent delivery of effective organizational solutions,” the company said.

Registration Now Open for American Board of Optometry Board Certification Exam

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Friday, December 19, 2014 12:21 AM ST. LOUIS—Registration is now open for the next American Board of Optometry board certification exam period for the month of January 2015, one of two months during the year when the exam is offered. (The exam is also offered in July.)

Kentucky College of Optometry Appoints Executive Council

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Friday, December 19, 2014 12:18 AM PIKEVILLE, Ky.— Andrew Buzzelli, OD, MS, vice president for optometric education and founding dean of the new Kentucky College of Optometry at the University of Pikeville, has appointed the executive council as the founding members of the new administration of what is destined to be a new school of optometry in the U.S.

Actavis Announces Management Team to Follow Close of Allergan Deal

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 12:27 AM DUBLIN, Ireland and IRVINE, Calif.— Actavis plc  announced the senior management team that it plans to lead the global pharmaceutical company following the successful close of the acquisition of Allergan, Inc.

National Vision Leads EyeRock Fund Drive for New Eyes

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 12:24 AM NEW YORK—The lead sponsor of the upcoming EyeRock concert, National Vision, is making a holiday appeal to  the industry to support EyeRock and its beneficiary, New Eyes for the Needy.

SECO International Launches SECO University Online Educational Resource Center

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 12:21 AM ATLANTA— SECO International has launched SECO University, an online educational resource center for optometric continuing education. Now available online are more than 50 hours of COPE-approved online CE, eight years and more than 1,000 hours of SECO audio course recordings, and three years of multimedia posters from SECO’s advanced learning center.

Area98 Signs Eyewear License for Robert Rüdger

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 12:18 AM PAVIA, Italy— Area98 has announced the signing of a 20-year licensing agreement with Austrian designer Rudi Himmelfreundpointner for the eyewear manufacturing of the Robert Rüdger brand. Area98, in collaboration with the designer, will be in charge of design, production and worldwide distribution of this iconic Austrian eyewear brand.

Opticians Association of Massachusetts’ Fall Meeting Celebrates 75 Years

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 12:15 AM SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass.—The Opticians Association of Massachusetts celebrated its 75th anniversary at its fall meeting in this historic city of the American Optical Company and the Optical Heritage Museum. View the slideshow of the event here to see who attended the festivities.

VM Spotlights #WonderWomen in 2014 Most Influential Women Special Report

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Monday, December 15, 2014 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday’s eagerly anticipated 2014 Most Influential Women in Optical is now available on VisionMonday.com.

Industry Veteran Troy Hall Named Chief Operating Officer of Vision Trends

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Monday, December 15, 2014 12:27 AM THE WOODLANDS, Texas— Vision Trends, Inc., a national alliance of independent optometrists, has hired vision industry veteran, Troy Hall, as chief operating officer.

Marchon Announces New Managing Director for Marchon Italy

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Monday, December 15, 2014 12:24 AM MELVILLE, N.Y.—Marchon Eyewear, Inc. has named Adriano De Sandre as managing director, Marchon Italy, effective January 2015.

Local Eye Site to Host Online Career Fair for Eyecare Industry

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Monday, December 15, 2014 12:21 AM RALEIGH, N.C.— Local Eye Site, the leading provider of job search and online recruitment services for the eyecare industry, will host the first online career fair for eyecare professionals, called Local Eye Site LIVE!, in February.

EyeMed President Lukas Ruecker Is Guest on Dec. 17 ‘Power Hour’

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Monday, December 15, 2014 12:18 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Lukas Ruecker, president of EyeMed, the managed care company which is a division of Luxottica Group, along with other members of the EyeMed leadership team, will be the feature guest on the Dec. 17 edition of the “Power Hour.”

Albums On Rotation on VisionMonday.com

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Monday, December 15, 2014 12:15 AM NEW YORK—There is nothing like some quality tunes to get you in a good mood. In this week’s edition, Bold Face: On Rotation, VM features three divas who can definitely be counted on for some superior music and spectacular sunwear style from Marchon, Sama and Etnia Barcelona.
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