Andrew Alcorn Elected Chairman of Superior Vision

By Staff
Friday, May 29, 2015 12:30 AM LINTHICUM, Md. – The board of directors of Superior Vision Services, Inc. has elected Andrew Alcorn chairman of the board of Superior Vision. Alcorn succeeds Rick Corbett, who recently retired from Superior.

CL Pricing Battle Continues: Utah, Costco and 1-800 CONTACTS Try to Lift Injunction Banning Anti-UPP Law

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Friday, May 29, 2015 12:27 AM SALT LAKE CITY—The Utah Attorney General’s Office opposed an injunction blocking a new state law that would have banned contact lens manufacturers from using Unilateral Pricing Policies to set minimum retail prices on certain products.

Colors In Optics and Perry Ellis Sign License for Laundry by Shelli Segal

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Friday, May 29, 2015 12:24 AM MIAMI—Colors In Optics, Ltd. and Perry Ellis International (Nasdaq:PERY) have announced the license agreement for sunglasses, ophthalmic eyewear and eyewear accessories such as cases, chains, cloths and cleaners under the Laundry by Shelli Segal brand.

Tura Names Dunn and O’Grady to Head Sales Management Team

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Friday, May 29, 2015 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Tura Inc. has announced changes to its sales management team with the promotion of Rebecca Dunn and the hire of Kelly O’Grady.

Memorial Service to be Held for Gary McArrell, Former Society to Advance Opticianry President

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Friday, May 29, 2015 12:18 AM TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Former Society to Advance Opticianry (SAO) president and founding member, Gary McArrell, passed away on Monday, May 25 after losing his battle with cancer.

Energeyes Association of Corporate-Affiliated Optometrists Holds Second Annual Meeting

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Friday, May 29, 2015 12:15 AM CHICAGO—At its second annual national meeting here at the Indian Lakes Resort, the Energeyes Association announced its first membership-based elections for three board seats, presented its President’s Council Award, and refined its unique “vendor speed meeting” format.

Defining 'Opticianry' to Consumers: Opticians Association of America Devises Logo, Video and Branding Tools

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:27 AM LAKELAND, Tenn.—The Opticians Association of America (OAA) has been working to help its members better communicate to the public and help them better define “What does an optician do?” in the minds of consumers.

OD Excellence Adds Two Execs to Management Team

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:26 AM HEALDSBURG, Calif.—OD Excellence, a practice management and consulting firm for optometrists, is expanding its management team with the addition of two new executives.

Prevent Blindness To Host 8th Annual Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament Sept. 16 in Vegas

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:24 AM CHICAGO—The 8th Annual Prevent Blindness Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament, held in conjunction with Vision Expo West, will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, at the Spanish Trail Country Club, Las Vegas, Nev.

Time is Running Out to Register for Power in #s, a VM Live Millennial Project Event

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:17 AM NEW YORK—95 million eyes. That is roughly the number of Millennials' eyes currently using of some sort of vision correction. How many of them are walking through your doors?

European Academy of Optometry and Optics Conference Attracts Record Attendance from 44 Countries

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:15 AM BUDAPEST—The European Academy of Optometry and Optics conference, which concluded here last week, hosted a record number of attendees at its seventh annual event. Over 300 optometrists and opticians from 44 countries attended the event held May 14-17, 2015.

Transitions Optical Taps Fashion Maven Tim Gunn for Style Tips

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Monday, May 25, 2015 12:27 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—A new partnership between Transitions Optical and fashion maven Tim Gunn aims to help people see fashion differently and feel confident in developing their own style.

VOSH/International, In Collaboration With Brien Holden Vision Institute, Announces First VOSH Corps Placement

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Monday, May 25, 2015 12:24 AM OMAHA, Neb.—VOSH/International  announced it has made its first placement in the newly established VOSH Corps program. Justin Manning, OD, has been selected to serve one or more years in Nicaragua on the faculty of the optometry school at UNAN-Managua, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua.

Using a Practice Consultant Is the Topic of May 27 ‘Power Hour’

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Monday, May 25, 2015 12:21 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. – Learning about working with a practice consultant is the topic of the May 27 edition of the “Power Hour,” the weekly radio broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

Health-Tracking Eyeglasses Are the Subject of The Wall Street Journal Interview with VSP’s Jim McGrann

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Monday, May 25, 2015 12:18 AM NEW YORK— The Wall Street Journal focused on VSP Global’s new health-tracking eyeglasses for the “exploding market in the wearables space” in a video interview with VSP’s Jim McGrann earlier this week on Tues., May 19, 2015.
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