Privé Revaux Appoints Maureen Cavanagh as Senior Vice President of Global Sales

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Friday, May 7, 2021 12:15 AM MIAMI—Privé Revaux, the U.S.-based affordable, celebrity brand acquired by Safilo Group in February 2020, has appointed Maureen Cavanagh as senior vice president of global sales. In her role, which became effective in April, Cavanagh will provide leadership and strategic direction to the global sales function and help drive growth as Privé Revaux continues to expand into new international regions and markets, the company said. Cavanagh has over 25 years of optical experience spanning from Johnson & Johnson Vision Care to, most recently, Essilor of America for the past 15 years, where she held senior executive positions including president of Nassau Vision Group, vice president of retail and board director of Essilor International.

Zenni Announces Multi-Year Partnership With Iris Apfel, Launches 'The Iris Apfel Edit'

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Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:27 AM NOVATO, Calif.—Zenni has announced an exclusive partnership with style icon and eyewear aficionado Iris Apfel. This multi-year partnership kicked off with the launch of The Iris Apfel Edit, a curation of 100 Zenni styles, to celebrate Apfel’s upcoming 100th birthday.

Bausch Health Reports Slight Sales Gain in First Quarter and Provides Details on Expected Leadership Team for B+L Business

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:27 AM LAVAL, Quebec—Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX: BHC) reported Tuesday that its full-company revenue rose 1 percent (or $15 million) in the first quarter to $2.027 billion from $2.012 billion in the year-ago period.

Modo's Eco Named 'Best Eyewear Brand' in Seventeen Magazine's Sustainable Style Awards

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Monday, May 3, 2021 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Eco, from Modo, has been awarded the Best Eyewear Brand award in Seventeen Magazine's  2021 Sustainable Style Award. In an announcement Eco said, "It’s always great to be recognized. But it means even more when it helps our planet. We're proud and honored to be awarded by Seventeen in their #sustainablestyleawards for our wildly trendy and sustainable sunglasses and hope that everyone joins our commitment to living responsibly for a greener future (and looking great while doing so). Together, we can make a big difference—one frame at a time."

Alcon Opens SECO Conference With Discussion of Innovation, New Products and Support for ECPs

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Thursday, April 29, 2021 12:21 AM ATLANTA—The annual SECO meeting opened in Atlanta on Wednesday and Alcon was among the companies organizing both in-person and virtual meetings with ECPs and industry professionals.

CooperVision Acquires No7 Contact Lenses to Expand Specialty EyeCare Business and Establish Direct-to-ECP Presence in the U.K.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021 12:21 AM FAREHAM, United Kingdom—CooperVision reported Tuesday that it has acquired No7 Contact Lenses, which is based here. No7 Contact Lenses designs and manufactures specialty contact lenses that are distributed primarily in the United Kingdom.

EssilorLuxottica to Make First Appearance as Integrated Company at Vision Expo East, Orlando, With a Dual Physical and Virtual Experience Booth

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021 12:30 AM DALLAS and NEW YORK—EssilorLuxottica plans to exhibit for the first time as a fully integrated company at Vision Expo East to be held in Orlando, Fla. in early June. In what the company describes as "a major sign of support for the industry and ECPs, the company will deliver a dual physical and virtual experience to highlight its investment in growing the industry post-pandemic. In its inaugural appearance at a major industry event, EssilorLuxottica will debut a tech-enabled booth as the centerpiece of a newly designed “village” concept. Key business units of EssilorLuxottica, including Transitions Optical and Essilor Instruments, will exhibit in the areas surrounding EssilorLuxottica’s booth in Orlando, creating a welcoming, village-like feel for attendees. "Regardless of whether customers are able to attend the show live or remotely, they will have an opportunity to experience the true value that EssilorLuxottica can deliver to them through branded products and programs like Ray-Ban Authentic and EssilorLuxottica360," a spokesperson told VMAIL.

Vision Expo East 2021 to Host the Career Zone on Saturday, June 5

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The organizers of Vision Expo, The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, today announced that the Career Zone will return to Vision Expo East 2021 on Saturday, June 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT. The hub for students and young professionals will be hosted in The Seen (#TP1251).

De Rigo and Gap Announce Multi-Year Licensing Agreement

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021 12:21 AM LONGARONE, Italy—De Rigo has announced a multi-year licensing agreement for the design, production and distribution of Gap branded prescription frames and sunglasses in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Brazil.

More Than 200 Exhibiting Companies Commit to Vision Expo East 2021

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Monday, April 26, 2021 12:27 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, co-organizers of Vision Expo, today announced that more than 200 exhibiting companies have committed to Vision Expo East 2021, taking place June 2-5 in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center. To view the list of exhibiting companies committed to-date, click here. “We are thrilled to welcome more than 200 exhibiting companies to Orlando this June,” said Mitch Barkley, vice president of Trade Shows and Events at The Vision Council, co-owner of Vision Expo.

Zyloware Announces Promotions of Gilda Mehraban, Jackie Janiec

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Friday, April 23, 2021 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Zyloware has announced the promotions of Gilda Mehraban and Jackie Janiec to vice president corporate accounts and business development, and vice president of marketing, respectively. As part of the Global Sales team at Zyloware, Mehraban, promoted to vice president corporate accounts and business development, will provide a focus on strategic opportunities within the U.S. and Canadian markets. In her time at Zyloware, Mehraban has developed specialized expertise in key account and chain management with an eye on brand building.

Optical Community Steps Up to Celebrate Earth Day

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Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Founded in 1970 as a direct reaction to the Santa Barbara oil spill of 1969, Earth Day has marked the anniversary of the modern environmental movement for over 50 years. Every year, April 22 is a day to think about how we treat the planet we live on, as well as a day for action and legislation that will help protect the environment. Within the optical community, much of that action takes place in the form of donations, partnerships and other special programs.

20/20 Magazine and Vision Monday Extend Deadline for Ultimate Partners Program to April 25—Nominate a Supportive Business Partner Now

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Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine have extended the nomination deadline for their Ultimate Partners Program to April 25 at 11:59 p.m. The readers of the two publications are being asked to share their choices for great business support partners in a challenging business year, via the new Ultimate Partners program. Readers are being asked to recall the time when they were facing a critical challenge, in 2020 and into this year, and to salute the business partner who showed up at the right moment to reshape that problem into an opportunity or name which supplier (or representative) came to the rescue with valuable new solutions.

20/20 Magazine and Vision Monday to Showcase Readers’ Choices for 'Ultimate Partners' Program—Nominate a Supportive Business Partner by April 25

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Monday, April 19, 2021 12:15 AM NEW YORK—The readers of Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are being asked to share their choices for great business support partners in a challenging business year, via the new Ultimate Partners program. Nominations are currently open and are scheduled to close on April 25. Readers are being asked to recall the time when they were facing a critical challenge, in 2020 and into this year, and to salute the business partner who showed up at the right moment to reshape that problem into an opportunity or name which supplier (or representative) came to the rescue with valuable new solutions.

Modo’s R1000 + Titanium Wins Red Dot Award

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Friday, April 16, 2021 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Modo’s innovative R1000 + Titanium collection has been recognized with the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021. The international jury made up of roughly 50 international experts has awarded the collection with the Red Dot, one of the highest marks of quality and design. The Red Dot Award: Product Design recognizes the best products in a given year and is one of three Red Dot award disciplines that date as far back as 1955. The competition has received over 18,000 entries, and is one of the world’s largest and more recognized design competitions.