Friday, August 22, 2014 12:24 AM
ST. LOUIS, Mo.—Vision and dental benefits provider,
has named Edward Pattarozzi as the new chief sales and marketing officer. The company is also currently conducting a search for a new chief operating officer.
Friday, August 22, 2014 12:21 AM
MASON, Ohio–Luxottica Retail’s Licensed Brands division will close 50 Sears Optical locations in the U.S., VMail
Friday, August 22, 2014 12:18 AM
The CEA Foundation
, a charitable organization affiliated with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), announced it will continue to support
with a second annual grant for The Henry A. Grunwald Technology Center.
Friday, August 22, 2014 12:15 AM
NEW YORK—What do eye problems look like? The "three O's" know, but your patients are likely not as savvy when it comes to detecting the subtle but tell-tale signs of certain eye conditions that may be affecting their sight or that of their loved ones. This
Slideshow: What Eye Problems Look Like
from the WebMD Eye Health Center, reviewed by Alan Kozarsky, MD and now featured in
is a simple and shareable way to clue your patients in on important eye disease warning signs.
Speaking of warnings, we never saw it coming that people would someday
print their own specs
, but there is something to be said about the modern marvel of 3D printing and its introduction into the eyewear realm. In a recent video now spotlighted in
, Studio Optyx gave us a glimpse into the making of its new
Monoqool 3D Printed Glasses
that looks truly space-age. The minute-and-a-half short makes us think these frames might actually be made on the moon.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 10:27 AM
MILAN, Italy—News stories in the Italian business press earlier today and expanded upon via other international financial media, have speculated that Andrea Guerra, CEO of
(NYSE: LUX) could possibly be leaving the company sometime soon.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:24 AM
LAVAL, Quebec and IRVINE, Calif.—
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.
(NYSE/TSX: VRX) has extended the expiration of its exchange offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of
(NYSE: AGN) to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on Dec. 31, 2014.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:23 AM
New Look Eyewear Inc.
(BCI) said yesterday that it has completed its previously announced "bought deal" private placement subscription receipt financing for aggregate gross proceeds of $10 million, in connection with the offering to fund the recently-announced acquisition of certain assets and business of the Grieche & Scaff banner here, as
earlier this month by VMail
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:21 AM
INDIANAPOLIS—Health insurance company,
(NYSE:WLP) announced plans last week to change its corporate name to Anthem, Inc. WellPoint serves more than 37 million people in its affiliated health plans, and nearly 67 million people through its subsidiaries, some of which already carry the Anthem brand, such as Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Anthem Blue Cross.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:18 AM
NEW ORLEANS—In a case that goes back to 1992, when Walmart first began leasing space to Texas optometrists, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit decided Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, to eliminate a $1.4 million penalty that had been levied against the retailing giant for encouraging optometrists to extend their business hours.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:15 AM
LARGO, Fla. and CINCINNATI—
Unilens Vision Inc.
(OTCQB: UVIC), which develops, licenses, manufactures, distributes and markets specialty contact lenses, and
Diversified Ophthalmics, Inc.
announced yesterday that Diversified has been named an authorized distributor throughout the U.S. for Unilens' entire C-Vue family of disposable and C-Vue Advanced Custom contact lens brands.
Monday, August 18, 2014 12:30 AM
NEW YORK—According to
Jobson Optical Research
's latest Optical Business Barometer (OBB) report, the overall optical business rating in July 2014 rose to 3.77, a very slight increase from the June 2014 rating of 3.76. The July 2014 rating also shows an increase from the July 2013 rating of 3.63, the July 2012 and 2011 ratings of 3.66 and the July 2010 of 3.55.
Monday, August 18, 2014 12:27 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Vision Council held a briefing on Capitol Hill last week about the impact of UV exposure on vision health. The presentation on “Sunglasses, UV Protection and What You Need to Know to Protect Your Vision” covered both long-term and short-term concerns related to exposure to ultraviolet radiation.
Monday, August 18, 2014 12:24 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla.—After leaving the managed vision care company he founded in 2001, Advantica, earlier this year, eyecare industry veteran, Richard Sanchez has launched
, a consulting firm consisting of a coalition of long-term professionals from the eyecare industry.
Monday, August 18, 2014 12:21 AM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—With 1.5 million U.S. veterans affected by vision problems,
VSP Vision Care
Vision to Share
campaign in partnership with
to provide up to $50,000 to raise, train and place a guide dog with a veteran who is blind or has low vision.
Monday, August 18, 2014 12:18 AM
is unveiling an e-commerce service designed to help independent eyecare practitioners build their contact lens business and provide patients with an online method of purchasing their lenses from the ECP’s practice.