Monday, March 10, 2014 12:30 AM
and partners have announced the third annual Focus on Eye Health
National Summit, an event held to bring national attention to vision and
public health issues.
Monday, March 10, 2014 12:27 AM
NORWALK, Conn.—International Vision Expo & Conference has announced what it describes as a “re-imagined concept” for
Vision Expo East 2015
with the relocation of The Galleria and The Underground pavilions to
the Level 3 exhibition hall in the Jacob Javits Center in New York, one
which “will seamlessly bring together all fashion and luxury frames,
sunwear and accessories.“
Monday, March 10, 2014 12:24 AM
has announced the appointment of Jay Black to vice president, global marketing.
Monday, March 10, 2014 12:21 AM
employees at its Gentex Optics manufacturing facility in Carbondale last
week that it plans to discontinue operations there on or about Oct. 1,
Monday, March 10, 2014 12:18 AM
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Ed Greene, CEO of
The Vision Council
which represents the manufacturers and suppliers of the optical
industry, will be the featured guest on the March 12 edition of “The
Power Hour,” the weekly online radio talk show hosted by Gary Gerber,
OD, founder of
The Power Practice
Monday, March 10, 2014 12:15 AM
NEW YORK—The fashion is nearly as important as the actual films
during award season. As another season wraps up after the Academy
Bold Face: Oscar’s Ladies
features three of the ladies who were regulars on the red carpets in
the stylish sunnies they choose to wear in real life from Marchon,
Luxottica and De Rigo Vision.
Friday, March 07, 2014 12:36 AM
(NYSE:WLP) has restructured the executive team responsible for its
specialty business. Jeff Spahr has been named vice president of
specialty businesses, Nicholas (Nick) Brecker has been appointed vice
president of specialty sales, Greg Fox has been named vice president of
specialty strategy and information technology, and Dani Fjelstad will
continue as president of dental. All four will report to Pam Kehaly,
president of WellPoint’s specialty business, commercial strategy and
Friday, March 07, 2014 12:33 AM
NEW YORK—Wearable technologies are coming on-stream fast, and Vision Monday
International Vision Expo East
is the place to see some of the latest offerings in this exciting new consumer product category.
Friday, March 07, 2014 12:30 AM
Hoya Vision Care
has expanded its network of prescription laboratories by opening a new lab near Jackson, Miss.
Friday, March 07, 2014 12:27 AM
MILAN—Show organizers have reported the attendance figures for the 44th
Annual Mido exhibition, held March 1-3, 2013. The three-day event was
visited by more than 45,000 people, 25,000 from other countries and
20,000 from Italy, an increase of 5.4 percent over last year, organizers
Friday, March 07, 2014 12:24 AM
, the Oxford-based company specializing in variable focus eyewear, has promoted Drew Oppermann to international sales manager.
Friday, March 07, 2014 12:21 AM
ST. LOUIS—To address false claims of eye exams being offered online to consumers, the
American Optometric Association
(AOA) has issued a statement to the public cautioning that “only an
in-person exam by a doctor of optometry or an ophthalmologist” can
provide a legitimate eye exam, and other, non-qualified parties offering
eye exams online are making false claims to administer eyecare.
Friday, March 07, 2014 12:15 AM
WICHITA, Kan.—Blind and individuals with low vision straddled the gaps between sight and hearing and young and old to make music along with professional musicians at a workshop sponsored by not-for-profit organization Envision. Seniors mentored children, bonding over making music together and culminating in a 90-minute dinner and jam session.
this music workshop and other Envision programs available from an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of and providing inspiration for the blind and visually impaired through employment, outreach, rehabilitation, education and research.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 12:33 AM
NEW YORK—Fresh perspectives on wearable technology, Big Data’s role in
health care decision making and the insights from the CEO of a major
eyewear industry leader are among the new elements that have been added
to the final program of the 8th Annual Vision Monday Global Leadership
Summit, to be held here on Wednesday March 26.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 12:30 AM
MILAN—Mido, the international optics, optometry and ophthalmology
exhibition held annually here, took place at the Fieramilano Rho-Pero
center from March 1 to 3, 2014, with a range of new activities,
including a public event throughout Milan, Midounvolto, to raise the
profile of eyewear.