Midwestern University to Open New Optometry College in Chicago, Names Dean for Downers Grove Campus

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Monday, May 30, 2016 12:24 AM GLENDALE, Ariz.—Citing the aging U.S. population and an increasing demand for professional vision care, Midwestern University, based here, is establishing a new optometry program on its Downers Grove campus, near Chicago.

The Vision Council Launches Revamped Eyecessorize.com Website

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Monday, May 30, 2016 12:21 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council’s Eyecessorize campaign, which promotes the fashion and lifestyle aspects of eyewear, is pleased has revamped its website, Eyecessorize.com.

AOA Tips for ECPs to Help Swimmers Make a Safe Splash for Summer

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Monday, May 30, 2016 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Although Memorial Day is the unofficial start to the summer season, it’s never too early for optometrists to help protect swimmers' eyes by alerting them that what they can't see in the water is what they should look out for.

Gary Gerber, OD, Goes Through Mid-Year Metrics on June 1 ‘Power Hour’

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Monday, May 30, 2016 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Mid-year metrics is the topic of the June 1 “Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

New Quarterly OBB Format Shows Growth in Q1 2016 Categories

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Friday, May 27, 2016 12:24 AM NEW YORK—The latest Optical Business Barometer report from Jobson Optical Research, which gauges the attitudes about their business and their business outlook among independent ECPs is now reported quarterly.

Marcel Wanders to Help Judge Safilo and L’Uomo Vogue Tutoring Contest

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Friday, May 27, 2016 12:21 AM MILAN—Designer Marcel Wanders will be the honorary member of the jury that will judge and select the winning projects for the first tutoring contest in eyewear, a partnership project among Safilo and L’Uomo Vogue.

Jobson Optical Research Releases the 2016 Children’s Eyewear MarketPulse Report

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Friday, May 27, 2016 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Jobson Optical Research’s latest report, the 2016 Children’s Eyewear MarketPulse, explores the children's optical industry and outlines consumer buying patterns for distinct age categories within the Infants, Kids, Tweens & Teens segments.

Nominate An Influential Woman in Optical Today

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Friday, May 27, 2016 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Women’s influence in optical is undeniable and today, more women than ever before are playing vital roles at all levels of our industry.

VSP Global Announces the Promotion of Nicola Zotta as Marchon’s President

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 9:00 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Global has announced the appointment of Nicola Zotta as president of Marchon Eyewear, effective June 1, 2016, following the retirement of Claudio Gottardi.

Honorees Added For Aug. 2 Accessories Council ACE Awards

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Ray-Ban will be honored as Brand of the Year while actress Julianna Margulies and Daniel Lawson, “The Good Wife” costume designer will receive the Style Influencer Award as part of the ACE Awards.

Marcolin and Dsquared2 Announce Early Renewal of License

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:27 AM LONGARONE, Italy—Marcolin Group and Dsquared2 announced the early renewal of an exclusive license agreement for the design, manufacture and worldwide distribution of Dsquared2 sun and optical eyewear.

Walmart Awards Bausch + Lomb Supplier of the Year

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:24 AM BRIDGEWATER, N.J.—Bausch + Lomb, a Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. company, announced that Walmart has presented the company with the 2015 U.S. Supplier of the Year Award in Consumables and Health & Wellness.

ABB Optical Group’s Angel Alvarez Named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Finalist in Florida

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:21 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—EY, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, announced that Angel Alvarez, founder and CEO of ABB Optical Group, is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Award in Florida.

Eyefinity Achieves EHNAC Healthcare Network Accreditation

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:18 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—Eyefinity, a leading provider of optometric practice management and EHR solutions, announced it has achieved full accreditation for the Healthcare Network Accreditation Program (HNAP) from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) which ensures compliance with industry-established standards and HIPAA regulations.

What Will New Federal Overtime Rules Mean for Your Business?

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:15 AM NEW YORK—The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced the highly anticipated federal overtime rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). When the final rule becomes effective on Dec. 1, 2016, an estimated 4.2 million white collar workers will become entitled to overtime pay when they work extra hours and wages for workers will increase by $12 billion over the next 10 years, according to the White House. To find out the particulars of the overtime rule and see how it might affect your business, read the full story in HR Corner.
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