Prevent Blindness to Hold 10th Annual Eyes on Capitol Hill Event

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Monday, June 01, 2015 12:30 AM CHICAGO– Prevent Blindness will hold its 10th annual “Eyes on Capitol Hill” program on June 16, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

Marchon Extends Exclusive Global License With Nike

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Monday, June 01, 2015 12:27 AM MELVILLE, N.Y.—Marchon Eyewear, Inc. has announced a long-term extension of its licensing agreement with Beaverton, Ore.-based Nike, Inc. (NYSE: NKE) for the exclusive design, production and worldwide distribution of Nike optical and sunglass collections.

Antonio Banderas Designs Eyewear

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Monday, June 01, 2015 12:25 AM Antonio Banderas continues to be a part of worlds other than cinema. After being the face of TV spots for the most famous Italian food brand, the actor has designed a collection of eyewear for the Opticalia chain with 700 stores between Spain and Portugal.

Kentucky College of Optometry Names Its First Founding Faculty Member

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Monday, June 01, 2015 12:21 AM PIKEVILLE, Ky.—The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry has appointed its first founding faculty member, Eilene Eugenio Kinzer, OD, Med, VFL, FAAO, who will serve as a senior clinical instructor of primary care optometry and ocular disease.

QSpex Named One of Atlanta’s Top Small Workplaces

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Monday, June 01, 2015 12:18 AM ALPHARETTA, Ga.—QSpex was recently selected as one of Atlanta’s Top Places to Work by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) and ranked #36 in the Top 75 Small Workplaces.

Technology Beyond The Phoropter Is Topic of June 3 ‘Power Hour’

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Monday, June 01, 2015 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Technology beyond the phoropter is topic of the June 3 edition of the “Power Hour,” the weekly radio broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

Andrew Alcorn Elected Chairman of Superior Vision

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Friday, May 29, 2015 12:30 AM LINTHICUM, Md. – The board of directors of Superior Vision Services, Inc. has elected Andrew Alcorn chairman of the board of Superior Vision. Alcorn succeeds Rick Corbett, who recently retired from Superior.

CL Pricing Battle Continues: Utah, Costco and 1-800 CONTACTS Try to Lift Injunction Banning Anti-UPP Law

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Friday, May 29, 2015 12:27 AM SALT LAKE CITY—The Utah Attorney General’s Office opposed an injunction blocking a new state law that would have banned contact lens manufacturers from using Unilateral Pricing Policies to set minimum retail prices on certain products.

How Is Brand Value Created?

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Friday, May 29, 2015 12:25 AM ZenithOptimedia has listed the ten emerging trends that will enhance a brand. Starting with Millennials’ (young adults born between 1979 and 1996) desire for personalization, each trend will be associated with practical advices.

Colors In Optics and Perry Ellis Sign License for Laundry by Shelli Segal

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Friday, May 29, 2015 12:24 AM MIAMI—Colors In Optics, Ltd. and Perry Ellis International (Nasdaq:PERY) have announced the license agreement for sunglasses, ophthalmic eyewear and eyewear accessories such as cases, chains, cloths and cleaners under the Laundry by Shelli Segal brand.

Tura Names Dunn and O’Grady to Head Sales Management Team

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Friday, May 29, 2015 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Tura Inc. has announced changes to its sales management team with the promotion of Rebecca Dunn and the hire of Kelly O’Grady.

Memorial Service to be Held for Gary McArrell, Former Society to Advance Opticianry President

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Friday, May 29, 2015 12:18 AM TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Former Society to Advance Opticianry (SAO) president and founding member, Gary McArrell, passed away on Monday, May 25 after losing his battle with cancer.

Energeyes Association of Corporate-Affiliated Optometrists Holds Second Annual Meeting

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Friday, May 29, 2015 12:15 AM CHICAGO—At its second annual national meeting here at the Indian Lakes Resort, the Energeyes Association announced its first membership-based elections for three board seats, presented its President’s Council Award, and refined its unique “vendor speed meeting” format.

Defining 'Opticianry' to Consumers: Opticians Association of America Devises Logo, Video and Branding Tools

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:27 AM LAKELAND, Tenn.—The Opticians Association of America (OAA) has been working to help its members better communicate to the public and help them better define “What does an optician do?” in the minds of consumers.

OD Excellence Adds Two Execs to Management Team

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:26 AM HEALDSBURG, Calif.—OD Excellence, a practice management and consulting firm for optometrists, is expanding its management team with the addition of two new executives.
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