Monday, July 21, 2014 2:30 PM
LEWISVILLE, Texas—Spectacle lens maker
Hoya Vision Care
, which signed a multi-year contract with eye diagnostics company
last week, will be piloting a program in the U.S. with a select group of optometric practices, which will offer eyecare professionals EasyScan, a fundus camera that can perform a three-minute eyecare test that provides medical-grade images of the retina without the need for pupil dilation.
Monday, July 21, 2014 12:36 AM
WILMINGTON, Del.—The Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings for MacKeyser
Holdings, LLC and its subsidiaries, which include American Optical
Services (AOS) and a number of other optical businesses the company had
acquired prior to its bankruptcy, proceeded last week with the company’s
second court appearance on July 16.
Monday, July 21, 2014 12:33 AM
SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The recent collaboration between
, Google and designer Diane von Furstenberg that produced a
fashionable take on Google Glass
resulted from a new VSP Global initiative announced last week.
Monday, July 21, 2014 12:30 AM
LAVAL, Quebec—Dr. Francis Jean, 56, founder and president of Canada’s
IRIS The Visual Group
, passed away suddenly last week.
Monday, July 21, 2014 12:27 AM
YORKTOWN, Va. -
Naval Ophthalmic Support and Training Activity (NOSTRA)
the Department of Defense’s largest and leading optical fabrication
laboratory, hosted a change of command ceremony here July 11, where
Capt. Paul A. Andre relieved Capt. Matthew E. Newton as commanding
Monday, July 21, 2014 12:24 AM
(SFL:MI) announced that it will not renew its solidarity contract for
Longarone and Santa Maria di Sala facilities and that it has signed
approximately 100 voluntary exit agreements.
Monday, July 21, 2014 12:21 AM
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Craig Steinberg, OD, JD and David Balto, Esq., representing the
American Association of Doctors of Optometry (AADO)
and the “Union of American Eyecare Providers,” will be the guests on
the July 23rd edition of ‘The Power Hour,” the weekly radio broadcast
hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of
The Power Practice
Monday, July 21, 2014 12:18 AM
NEW YORK—Graduation season is over and it’s time for new
optometrists to step onto the OD scene. For many of them, unforeseen
issues await across state lines—scope of practice laws. As detailed in a
recent blog post
authority to administer certain treatments varies state by state and
many new docs are unaware of these legalities.
Friday, July 18, 2014 12:30 AM
NEW YORK—According to Jobson Optical Research’s latest Optical Business
Barometer (OBB) report, the overall optical business rating rose in June
2014 to 3.76 from a May 2014 rating of 3.73.
Friday, July 18, 2014 12:27 AM
DRAPER, Utah—At a groundbreaking ceremony this week,
1-800 CONTACTS, Inc.
announced it will be constructing a new corporate headquarters facility here.
Friday, July 18, 2014 12:24 AM
announced that the
Opticians Association of America
(OAA) and affiliated State Associations will receive a royalty payment
of $7,075.34 earned for eyecare product orders placed by their members
on VisionWeb over the last 12 months.
Friday, July 18, 2014 12:18 AM
NEW YORK—The 2014 ECP Compensation Study, a project of Jobson Research and
Local Eye Site
is now available, a special report which details what eyecare professionals are earning on a national and regional basis.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 12:27 AM
(NYSE: AGN) has filed an investor presentation with the Securities and
Exchange Commission that raises further concerns about what it
characterizes as “potential business risks and issues” related to a
proposed purchase by
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 12:25 AM
UITHOORN, The Netherlands—Spectacle lens maker
Hoya Vision Care
has signed a multi-year contract with eye diagnostics company
opticians EasyScan, a fundus camera that can perform a three-minute
eyecare test that provides medical-grade images of the retina without
the need of pupil dilation.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 12:24 AM
NORWALK, Conn.—For the first time at International Vision Expo & Conference West,
The Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center
will share its customer service philosophy and delivery expertise with attendees in a two-hour continuing education course, “
Radar On-Antenna Up
The Ritz-Carlton Method of Fulfilling Unexpressed Wishes and Needs,” to
be held Saturday, Sept. 20 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the EYEMAX
Theater at the upcoming show/conference in Las Vegas.