Wednesday, September 20, 2017 12:36 AM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Johnson & Johnson Vision
has acquired Sightbox Inc.,
an online, membership-based subscription service for contact lens wearers in the U.S., according to a J&J Vision announcement earlier this week. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 12:33 AM
MINNETONKA, Minn.—United Healthcare Vision’s
new partnership with Warby Parker
to enable the online/brick and mortar retailer to accept vision insurance nationally in 2018 began as a pilot in Charlotte, N.C., where some employees at eight companies can take advantage of that option as of today.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 12:30 AM
VANCOUVER—Online eyewear retailer Clearly
has named Arnaud Bussieres as managing director and Alex Buhler as chief technology officer.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 12:27 AM
will be moving its 2019 SECO event to New Orleans, returning to Atlanta in 2020. This move marks the first time SECO has held a meeting outside of Atlanta since 1957. SECO
2019 will take place Feb. 20 to 24 at the New Orleans Ernest Morial Convention Center.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 12:24 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Preliminary reports indicate strong sales across the show floor and a record amount of social media activity as the industry returns from Vision Expo West 2017 in Las Vegas.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 12:21 AM
PADUA, Italy—The third edition of the Safilo Eyewear Product School, a structured three-year apprenticeship, has officially opened. The program blends “cutting-edge requirements of artisan mastery with an international business context,” Safilo said.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 12:15 AM
NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are hosting the ninth annual EyeVote Reader’s Choice Awards to identify
the optical industry’s favorite products and companies this year.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 11:15 AM
MINNETONKA, Minn.—People enrolled in UnitedHealthcare
employer-sponsored and individual vision plans can access Warby Parker’s designer prescription eyewear, online or at any of the more than 50 stores nationwide, beginning in 2018.
Saturday, September 16, 2017 12:33 AM
LAS VEGAS—As the show heads into its third and final day, strong foot traffic, busy events and buying activity remind exhibitors and attendees alike why Vision Expo is the premier destination for shopping and networking.
Saturday, September 16, 2017 12:30 AM
LAS VEGAS—Vision Expo announced Friday that Lunette USA was the first-place winner in the 2017 Vision Choice Awards.
Saturday, September 16, 2017 12:27 AM
LAS VEGAS—Total Eye Care Partners
(Total ECP), the new formed group, backed by Imperial Capital
in a deal announced here by VMail
earlier this week, will offer a range of business and consulting services to offices that become part of the group.
Saturday, September 16, 2017 12:24 AM
RANDOLPH, Mass.—Randolph Engineering Inc.
—an eyewear manufacturer in Massachusetts—announced the appointment of Paulino Diaz as the new vice president of sales. Diaz joins Randolph with 25 years of experience within the optical industry, to oversee all sales strategies for both U.S. and global retail partners.
Saturday, September 16, 2017 12:18 AM
NEW YORK—Essilor released this new TV spot
to launch the Ultimate Lens Package, which combines three top-tier products. Two different Ultimate Lens Packages are available: one for presbyopes that features new Varilux X progressives, Crizal Sapphire 360 UV and Transitions Signature VII; and one for single vision Package that swaps Eyezen + lenses for Varilux X. To sweeten the deal, Essilor has announced a buy one, get one free offer that is good until the end of 2017.