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Registration Now Open for Vision Expo West 2022

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Friday, July 1, 2022 11:17 AM Registration is now open for Vision Expo West, taking place September 14-17, 2022 in Las Vegas at the Venetian Expo & Convention Center. The show organizers, The Vision Council and RX, are planning a robust Show experience, including diverse Show Floor neighborhoods, the return of the Suites, engaging programming and events and a completely new education program.

EssilorLuxottica: Milleri Will Serve as President Until the End of His Term

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Thursday, June 30, 2022 2:20 PM EssilorLuxottica’s Board of Directors paid homage to chairman, Leonardo Del Vecchio, who passed away peacefully earlier this week. He will forever be remembered for his values, robust leadership, passion, exceptional character as well as his dedication toward the company and its employees. During the meeting, the Board of Directors appointed Francesco Milleri as its new chairman for the remaining duration of his mandate.

Marcolin Is the First Manufacturer in the Industry to Obtain ISO 13485:2016 Certification

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 1:45 PM The ISO 13485:2016 certification regulates, at the international level, quality management systems regarding medical devices. The certification is valid for three years and was granted by DNV. Marcolin is the first player in the industry—among manufacturers—to have received this certification.

Cataract Surgery Linked to Reduced Risk of Developing Dementia

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022 3:19 PM A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine shows that cataract removal may have wider health benefits and could help reduce the risk of developing dementia. Researchers from the University of Washington analyzed data from over 3,000 participants in a longitudinal study.

Industry and Global Leaders React to the Passing of Leonardo Del Vecchio, 87

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022 12:27 AM NEW YORK and MILAN—Salutes and commentary from dignitaries, designers, colleagues, clients and competitors started to come through on Monday around the world on international media and social media as hundreds shared condolences and observations about the passing of Luxottica founder and EssilorLuxottica chairman, Leonardo Del Vecchio, who was 87. The news which broke Monday morning in Europe, was shared in a brief message by the company, as VMAIL reported.

Morel Joins UN Global Compact Initiative

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Monday, June 27, 2022 12:19 PM This month, Morel has announced that the company has joined the United Nations Global Compact initiative—a voluntary leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible business practices.

Leonardo Del Vecchio, Founder, Visionary and Chairman of EssilorLuxottica, Passes Away at 87

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Monday, June 27, 2022 8:20 AM CHARENTON-Le-PONT, France—Leonardo Del Vecchio, business visionary, founder of Luxottica Group and chairman of EssilorLuxottica, has passed away at the age of 87. In a brief statement this morning, EssilorLuxottica said, "EssilorLuxottica sadly announces today that its chairman Leonardo Del Vecchio has passed away. The company expresses its deepest condolences to the family and to the global employee community for this enormous loss. The Board will meet to determine next steps."

Transitions Appoints Mathieu Arsenault as Channel Marketing Manager, Canada

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Friday, June 24, 2022 4:08 PM Transitions Optical Canada has announced the hire of Mathieu Arsenault as channel marketing manager, Canada. In this role, Arsenault will oversee responsibilities including developing and implementing key account marketing strategies that align with retailers and partners in Canada to build the Transitions business and many more leading key initiatives.

Registration Opens for the September Edition of DaTE

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Thursday, June 23, 2022 2:10 PM The appointment with avant-garde eyewear is from September 10 – 12, 2022 at Stazione Leopolda, Florence to further develop the concepts that have made DaTE unique. The event confirms its role as a unique and exceptional exponent in this field, that guides the industry towards collective growth, while guaranteeing the exclusiveness of the avant-garde.

opti 2023 Set to Start Two Weeks Earlier

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022 4:00 PM opti 2023 is to be held from January 13 to 15. The ophthalmic optics sector will be able to start the new year and lay the foundations for successful business deals at the Fairground Munich two weeks earlier than planned.

Tree Spectacles Expands its Global Presence

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022 2:02 PM Tree Spectacles is establishing a firm footing across Europe and further afield, with steady organic growth. Outside Italy, the Italian brand has grown its presence in Germany, Holland and Belgium with several top players in those regions of central Europe.

Specsavers Celebrates Landmark 2,500th Store With New Surrey Location

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022 12:02 AM Specsavers announced the opening of its newest location in Surrey, BC at the Guildford Town Centre. It is an especially exciting moment to be able to share the celebration of the milestone 2,500th store in one of their Canadian locations.

Morel Is a Member of the United Nations Global Compact

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Monday, June 20, 2022 12:02 AM Morel has taken a new step forward in its policy of social responsibility by signing up to the United Nations Global Compact. The initiative invites companies worldwide to align their operations and strategies with ten universally-approved principles in the area of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.

Clinical & Refractive Optometry Appoints Dr. Susan Resnick Editor in Chief

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Friday, June 17, 2022 12:02 AM Clinical & Refractive Optometry Journal is pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Resnick, OD FAAO FSLS, as editor in chief. Dr. Resnick received her Doctorate of Optometry from the New York State College of Optometry in 1983. She is a Diplomate in the Cornea and Contact Lens Section of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and Fellow of the Scleral Lens Society.

Executives Explore Environmental Leadership in Eyecare

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Thursday, June 16, 2022 12:02 AM Last week, in conjunction with World Ocean Day, two senior executives offered thought-provoking environmental insights to deepen the eyecare industry’s understanding of how plastic neutrality benefits practices, patients, and communities worldwide.