Envision’s Revamped Website Reaches Out to Blind/Visually Impaired Community

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 12:05 PM

A revamped website from Envision has been developed to encompass the full breadth of an evolving organization. The new site reflects the evolution undergone by Envision in its continuous drive to improve the quality of life and provide inspiration for the blind and visually impaired through employment, outreach, rehabilitation, education and research.

Main Street Capital Partners With I-deal Optics

By Staff
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 12:27 AM TROY, Mich.—I-deal Optics, a leading wholesale distributor of high margin eyewear and sunwear, has announced that Main Street Capital Holdings, LLC has partnered with the company. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed.

A Shark for Katy Perry

By Staff
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 12:25 AM There are ever-increasing examples of stars who have decided to launch into fashion and the latest is singer Katy Perry.

Safilo Signs License for Elie Saab Eyewear Collection

By Staff
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 12:24 AM PADUA, Italy/PARIS—Safilo Group (SFLG.MI) has signed a licensing agreement with Elie Saab, the Lebanese fashion designer, for an eponymous eyewear collection. The licensing agreement will run until 2025.

The Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology Names Eydie Miller-Ellis President

By Staff
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 12:21 AM ST. PAUL, Minn.—The Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) named ophthalmologist Eydie Miller-Ellis president of the organization on Aug. 1, 2015.

Vision Source Partners With UnityPoint Health to Provide Eyecare in Iowa, Illinois, S. Dakota and Wisconsin

By Staff
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 12:18 AM KINGWOOD, Texas—Vision Source, the largest independent optometric alliance in North America, has entered into a relationship with UnityPoint Health, an integrated health system which provides care to 4.5 million patients annually.

Gramercy Eyewear to Distribute Jacques Durand Occhiali in Canada

By Staff
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 12:15 AM LOS ANGELES—As part of the company’s continued growth in North America, Jacques Durand Occhiali  has awarded distribution of its brands throughout Canada to Gramercy Eyewear, based here, starting Sept. 1, 2015. Gramercy Eyewear is already the brands’ distributor in the U.S. market.

Luneau Technology Announces Merger With AIT Industries

By Staff
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 10:00 AM CUMMING, Ga.—The Luneau Technology Group, which develops, manufactures, and markets Briot and Weco edgers and Visionix wavefront-based  diagnostic instruments, said its Briot USA subsidiary is merging with AIT Industries.

Davis Vision Names Danny Bentley President

By Staff
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 9:30 AM SAN ANTONIO—Danny Bentley has been named president of vision insurance benefit provider, Davis Vision, a division of HVHC Inc. and part of the Diversified Business unit of Highmark Health

Alcon Hosts Sports Vision Training Event at IMG Academy

By Staff
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 9:00 AM BRADENTON, Fla.—Alcon traveled to IMG Academy, the world-renowned multi-sport training and educational institution, to evaluate the visual-motor skills of its athletes and bring them the latest innovations in vision care technology, including Dailies Total1 contact lenses. Alcon also invited professional football player Victor Cruz to participate in the eye evaluations and share his perspective on the importance of vision with IMG Academy student-athletes and campers.

Newest VisionWatch Consumer Barometer Shows 6.1 Percent Increase in Vision Care Market Revenues

By Staff
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 9:00 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The latest VisionWatch Consumer Barometer, covering the 12-month period ending June 2015, reflects a 6.1 percent overall increase in revenues for vision care products and services in the U.S. compared to the prior year period.

ODs Meet at First World Congress of Optometry in Columbia

By Staff
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 9:00 AM MEDELLIN, Colombia—Thousands of optometric professionals from around the globe converged here in mid-August at the first World Congress of Optometry. It was a meeting described by organizers as “the first global event to encompass all aspects of optometry in order to share knowledge, explore clinical and technological innovation and establish an agreed holistic policy for the sector and for the future of accessible eyecare.”

What Are You Wearing? / Brooklyn Spectacles

By Staff
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 9:00 AM Jenny’s family has been in the optical business for as long as she can remember, so she fell in love with the industry at a young age. She wanted to learn the ins and outs from the people she trusted most and knew she wanted to create an element that would connect the customer more directly with brands. That led to the opening of Luxeye stores and the recent launch of Brooklyn Spectacles.

Wild, Wild West Word Scramble

By Staff
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 9:00 AM