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Important Changes to Hoya’s Management Team

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Thursday, January 20, 2022 12:02 AM As of March 1, 2022, Hiroshi Suzuki will step down as executive representative and CEO of the Hoya Group, taking up the position of group director. His role will pass to Eiichiro Ikeda, currently chief technology officer (CTO). Hiroshi Suzuki will continue to act as chairman of the Board of Directors until the 84th Ordinary General Assembly of Shareholders.

Retina Can Predict the Path of Moving Objects

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 12:02 AM Researchers at the University of Washington have shown that the retina can create the information needed to predict the path of a moving object before visual signals even leave the eye. Knowing how the retina senses and transmits visual signals will help scientists develop technologies that may restore more meaningful vision for individuals who have advanced vision loss.

Thélios to Become Fully Integrated Within LVMH

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022 12:02 AM Marcolin and LVMH announce that they have jointly decided to embark Thélios on the next stage of its development and become fully integrated within LVMH. As a result, Marcolin and LVMH have announced that they have reached an agreement for LVMH to purchase the 49 percent stake held by Marcolin in Thélios. Separately, Marcolin will buy back the 10 percent stake LVMH owns in Marcolin, which LVMH acquired when Thélios was founded.

ORIG/MPG Holds the 142 EyeWish Stores in the Netherlands and 35 GrandOptical Stores in Belgium

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Friday, January 14, 2022 12:02 AM EssilorLuxottica, GrandVision and the Optic Retail International Group BENE, a member of MPG Austria (“ORIG/MPG”), have entered into an agreement for ORIG/MPG to acquire 142 EyeWish stores in the Netherlands and 35 GrandOptical stores in Belgium.

Transitions and the OAC Announce 2021 Students of Vision Scholarship

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Thursday, January 13, 2022 12:02 AM Transitions Optical and the Opticians Association of Canada (OAC) announce the winners of the 2021 Students of Vision Scholarship program: Rian Lam, Geneviève Carrière, and Lorena Gutierrez. Entrants were tasked with describing how they plan to address and resolve patients’ heightened concerns regarding increased exposure to harmful UVA, UVB, and blue light in their upcoming role as an optical professional.

Mido 2022 Will Take Place From Saturday, April 30 to Monday, May 2

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022 12:02 AM Mido 2022 goes back to the origins, taking place from Saturday, April 30 to Monday, May 2 in Milano Rho Fiera. The decision to move the show was driven by the will to ensure exhibitors and visitors the best business conditions, even in this global pandemic situation.

Dubai Fair VisionPlus EXPO Reports Successful 2021 Event

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022 12:02 AM The 2021 edition of VisionPlus EXPO saw participation of over 1,252 eyecare professionals from across 59 countries, according to the fair organizers FourPlus Media. The event aimed to help opticians capitalize on Dubai as a centralized location, taking advantage of its infrastructure, influx of business and leisure travel opportunities.

CORE Names ‘Top 10 of 2021’ Scientific Papers for Eyecare Community

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Monday, January 10, 2022 12:02 AM In a year like no other, the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) has published a record 66 scientific and clinical educational papers on topics that advance academic and clinical knowledge in optometry and ophthalmology.

Modo Eyewear Continues its Charitable Initiatives

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Friday, January 7, 2022 12:02 AM Modo Eyewear has always stood out in the eyewear industry for its large-scale commitment to social and environmental issues. Also, it added to this support from early on in the pandemic in 2020, when it committed to purchasing and donating surgical masks to large public hospitals in Milan and New York, two cities where Modo is located and which were particularly struck by the health crisis.

International Seven-Year MiSight 1 Day Contact Lens Study Indicates No Myopia Control Rebound in Children

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Thursday, January 6, 2022 12:02 AM CooperVision announces new seven-year findings from its pivotal MiSight 1 day contact lens clinical trial. Twelve months following treatment cessation, mean axial elongation data indicate no evidence of rebound effect, meaning the myopia control gains are retained.

Optometry Giving Sight Grants Over $800,000 in Project Funding for 2021

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022 12:02 AM Optometry Giving Sight (OGS) announced that for 2021 it has awarded over $800,000 in grant funding for eyecare projects around the world for communities in need. Starting in 2022, and in subsequent years, OGS will move from two funding cycles per year to one, which will occur each summer.

Inspecs Group Wins BoDe

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022 12:02 AM Inspecs Group has acquired BoDe, a distributor of optical and sunglasses frames principally to the German market. Inspecs is currently the largest supplier to BoDe and will pay an upfront cash consideration of approximately €1.76m from existing cash resources and deferred cash consideration based on financial performance over the next three financial years.

Registration Now Open for Vision Expo East 2022

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Monday, January 3, 2022 12:02 AM Registration is now open for Vision Expo East 2022, taking place at the Javits Center in New York City from March 31–April 3, 2022. The show organizers, The Vision Council and RX, are planning an extensive Show experience featuring a new neighborhood, several special events and wide-ranging education opportunities, including the return of the OptiCon@Vision Expo program and hub.

EssilorLuxottica's Employee Shareholder Base Confirms Confidence in the Group

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Thursday, December 30, 2021 12:02 AM Successful results from the Boost 2021 International Employee Shareholding Plan show that close to 54,000 eligible employees subscribed in 78 countries, with a very high subscription rate above 65 percent compared to 62 percent last year.

Record Revenue for Carl Zeiss Meditec in Fiscal Year 2020-21

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Wednesday, December 29, 2021 12:02 AM Carl Zeiss Meditec generated revenue of approximately €1,647 million in fiscal year 2020-21, corresponding to growth of +23.3 percent (adjusted for currency effects: +26.5 percent). Orders received increased even more significantly to approximately €1,731 million (+29.1 percent, adjusted for currency effects: +32.6 percent). The EBIT margin was 22.7 percent (prior year: 13.3 percent).