Wednesday, November 26, 2014 12:27 AM
, a private equity firm focused on growth investments in middle market companies, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to make a growth investment in
a leading independent, value-focused U.S. optical retailer.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 12:24 AM
NORWALK, Conn.—Registration is now
for International Vision Expo & Conference East 2015, scheduled to be held at the Javits Center in New York March 19 to 22 (Education: March 19 to 22, Exhibition: March 20 to 22).
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 12:21 AM
, the eyewear e-tailing brand based here with a growing brick-and-mortar presence in select markets throughout the country, has launched two more physical locations within one week, one in San Francisco and the other in Chicago.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 12:18 AM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Organizers of FinalEyesCE, a collaborative training effort focused on co-management opportunities for optometrists and ophthalmologists, announced today the return of the three day conference for OD’s and MD’s alike to be held on Feb. 20 through, Feb. 22, 2015 at Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 12:15 AM
NEW YORK—As the end of the year approaches, numbered lists of the Top Ten this or the Top Five that rise in popularity. In keeping with that trend, Vision Monday’s latest multimedia and video posts found the
Top Ten Eye-Healthy Cities for Kids
Nine Things You Didn’t Know about John Lennon’s Glasses
. Take a look at this week’s picks to find out the Number One eye-healthy city for kids in the U.S. (plus the other top 9) and learn about John Lennon’s connection to the Number 9 along with nine other facts you didn’t know about his iconic round eyeglasses.
Monday, November 24, 2014 12:24 AM
PORTLAND, Ore.—Members of several U.S. vision-related associations and retailers and suppliers are spearheading a project to develop standardized voluntary certification of online optical retailers with
Monday, November 24, 2014 12:23 AM
has announced the appointment of Dennis Davis as the new vice president of sales for WestGroupe U.S.A., effective Dec. 1, 2014. Davis will report directly to Mike Debono, vice president of North American sales.
Monday, November 24, 2014 12:21 AM
PONCE, Puerto Rico—
has announced that it will discontinue operations at its Ponce, Puerto Rico lens manufacturing facility effective on or about June 30, 2015. The closure will affect 180 workers, according to Essilor, which notified plant employees of the closing on Nov. 11.
Monday, November 24, 2014 12:18 AM
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—The latest in clinical treatments, technologies and studies from the perspective of
Jim Thimons, OD
will be the topic on the Nov. 26 edition of “Power Hour.” The weekly radio show is broadcast at 9:00 p.m. ET, hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of
The Power Practice
Monday, November 24, 2014 12:15 AM
NEW YORK—Bold Face has an affinity for red-haired ladies. In this edition,
Bold Face: Ladies in Red
, we highlight three talented actresses with glorious ginger tresses and amazing sunglass style from Marchon, Safilo and Oliver Peoples.
PECAA, the nationwide independent doctor alliance, held a gathering for 170 of its member docs and 130 staff members against the backdrop of scenic Bellevue, Wash earlier this month. VM was on the scene for the three-day event, which provided business-focused education and learning options for members. See a recap and a slideshow from the event in the latest installment of
Scene & Heard
Friday, November 21, 2014 12:24 AM
SAN JOSE, Calif.—When the PixelOptics company filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in November, 2013, the future of the company’s pioneering electronic, autofocusing eyewear technology was uncertain. Now, a year later, a newly formed Mitsui subsidiary called
Whole You, Inc.
, led by CEO Yasunori Nishiyama is preparing to reintroduce and reposition an improved version of PixelOptics eyewear.
Friday, November 21, 2014 12:21 AM
SAN FRANCISCO—E-commerce eyewear site
has announced $5.0 million in additional funding from August Capital and strategic partner, National Vision, Inc. An earlier seed round led by August Capital brings the total funding raised by Ditto to $8 million.
Friday, November 21, 2014 12:15 AM
MORRIS PLAINS, N.J.—
has just named Jean Simone the new vice president of sales. She had been the director of special sales at the company and will report directly to Harry Aida, president of Charmant USA, in her new role.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:24 AM
NEW YORK—The latest Optical Business Barometer (OBB) report from
Jobson Optical Research
shows that the overall optical business rating for October 2014 increased to 3.77 from a September 2014 rating of 3.71 and showed an increase from all previous ratings for the month of October over time.