Larry Clarke Is Named President and COO of Satisloh AG

By Staff
Friday, October 31, 2014 12:27 AM BAAR, Switzerland— The Satisloh Group has appointed Larry Clarke as president and chief operating officer of Satisloh AG, effective Oct. 1.

Luxottica Board Names New CFO, Officially Confirms Its Two Co-CEOs

By Staff
Friday, October 31, 2014 12:24 AM MILAN, Italy—Against the backdrop of a strong third fiscal quarter, which saw increases in the company’s retail and wholesale division, worldwide and, particularly, in North America, Luxottica Group (NYSE:LUX) said Wednesday that its board of directors, upon the chairman Leonardo Del Vecchio’s recent proposal, entrusted Massimo Vian, on an interim basis, with all executive responsibilities until former P&G exec Adil Mehboob-Khan officially joins Luxottica as co-CEO, markets in January 2015, as reported by VMail.

Davis Vision Partners with SpendWell Health to Provide Care to Cash-Pay Patients

By Staff
Friday, October 31, 2014 12:21 AM SAN ANTONIO— Davis Vision has signed an agreement with SpendWell Health, an online marketplace for health care services, to provide cash-based care through the managed vision care provider’s network of optometrists, ophthalmologists and dispensing locations.

Marcolin to Double Production With New Italian Factory

By Staff
Friday, October 31, 2014 12:18 AM LONGARONE, Italy— Marcolin has announced the acquisition of a new 3,500 square meter manufacturing facility in the heart of the eyewear district, based here.

Great Western Council of Optometry Hosts Record Number of Attendees to Its Annual Congress

By Staff
Friday, October 31, 2014 12:15 AM PORTLAND, Ore.—A record-breaking number of optometrists attended the Great Western Council of Optometry annual congress at the Oregon Convention Center and Crowne Plaza hotel here earlier this month, Oct. 9 to 12, 2014. The 635 ODs, 127 allied ophthalmic professionals, and 231 students in attendance came from 41 states and three Canadian provinces.

Luxottica Reports Strong Retail and Wholesale Q3, Officially Confirms Two Co-CEOS, Names New CFO

By Staff
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 4:05 PM MILAN—Against the backdrop of a strong third fiscal quarter, which saw increases in the company’s retail and wholesale division, worldwide, Luxottica Group said its board of directors, today, upon the chairman Leonardo Del Vecchio’s recent proposal, entrusted Massimo Vian, on an interim basis, with all executive responsibilities until Adil Mehboob-Khan joins Luxottica as co-CEO.

Valeant Prepared to Increase Offer to $200 Per Share as Allergan Continues Fighting Against Hostile Takeover Bid

By Staff
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 12:24 AM LAVAL, Quebec and IRVINE, Calif.— Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE/TSX: VRX) continued its hostile takeover bid of Allergan, Inc. (NYSE: AGN) on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, by delivering a letter to Allergan’s board of directors.

C&E Vision Unveils The Look Loyalty Rebate Program

By Staff
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 12:21 AM SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.— C&E Vision, one of the country’s largest buying groups, has released a new rebate program for its members, called The Look Rebate Program.

Local Eye Site Announces New Partnership With ABO-NCLE

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 12:18 AM RALEIGH, N.C.— Local Eye Site, the leading provider of job search and online recruitment services for the eyecare industry, announced this week a new partnership with the American Board of Opticianry and National Contact Lens Examiners (ABO-NCLE).

FDA Presents Results of Comprehensive Study on Lasik Quality of Life Project

By Staff
Monday, October 27, 2014 12:27 AM CHICAGO—Results reported by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on a long-awaited comprehensive prospective, multi-center study on the safety and efficacy of Lasik were well-received by refractive surgeons in attendance at the recent American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) meeting held in Chicago, according to eye surgeon Lance Kugler, MD, president of the Refractive Surgery Alliance.

Essilor Acquires Majority Stake in Russian Lens Distributor

By Staff
Monday, October 27, 2014 12:24 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France— Essilor International  reported that it has acquired a majority stake in Company Grand Vision, a distributor of ophthalmic and contact lenses in Russia.

Visionworks Sponsors ‘Project Runway All Stars The Better Look Sweeptakes’

By Staff
Monday, October 27, 2014 12:21 AM SAN ANTONIO—National eyewear retailer, Visionworks is sponsoring the “Project Runway All Stars The Better Look Sweepstakes” in partnership with Lifetime’s hit television series Project Runway All Stars.

Practice Benchmarking Is Topic of Oct. 29 ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Monday, October 27, 2014 12:18 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Understanding which are the most important benchmarks for optometric practices, with insights from Steve Sunder from VisionWeb, will be the topic of the Oct. 29 “Power Hour.”

Boo-tiful Sunwear on VisionMonday.com

By Staff
Monday, October 27, 2014 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Halloween is the perfect time to pretend to be someone or something else. In this edition of Bold Face: Boo! we feature three celebrities who not only help inspire creative Halloween costume ideas but prove that sometimes a great pair of sunglasses, this time from Marchon, REM and Dita, is all you need for an effective disguise.

Worst Case Scenario? Blindness, According to New Poll

By Staff
Friday, October 24, 2014 12:27 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—WASHINGTON, D.C.—Blindness would have the greatest impact on day-to-day life, according to the majority of respondents in a recent poll commissioned by Research!America and the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR).
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