Monday, February 27, 2017 12:30 AM
VENICE, Calif.—With its planned initial public offering expected later this week, Snap Inc.
has decided to move sales of its trendy Spectacles sunglasses that record 10-second videos to the Spectacles.com website
Monday, February 27, 2017 12:27 AM
ST. LOUIS.—Richard L. Wallingford Jr., OD, has passed away after a years-long battle with cancer, the American Optometric Association (AOA)
announced on its website late last week.
Monday, February 27, 2017 12:24 AM
ATLANTA—Productivity is key to an optometrist’s mental health and job satisfaction, said nearly 80 percent of the women ODs who responded to a recent Women In Optometry (WO)
survey on productivity at home and in the workplace. At a special luncheon event on Saturday, March 4, at SECO, WO
professional co-editors April Jasper, OD, FAAO, and Katie Gilbert-Spear, OD, MPH, will discuss the survey results and strategies to combat the daily distractions that hinder productivity.
Monday, February 27, 2017 12:21 AM
BOSTON—The New England College of Optometry
, an independent graduate college of optometry that traces its history to 1894, has broken ground on a three-phase project that will expand the clinical campus and create a new, style-driven optical dispensary,” according to a post on the college’s website.
Monday, February 27, 2017 12:15 AM
FRANKLIN, N.J.—Internal marketing strategies are the topic for the March 1 episode of “Power Hour” hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice
Friday, February 24, 2017 12:30 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The comment period on the Federal Trade Commission’s proposed changes to the Contact Lens Rule ended Jan. 30 with more than 4,000 “commenters” submitting their views, including a comment in favor of FTC’s proposed changes that was signed by attorneys general of 20 states.
Friday, February 24, 2017 12:25 AM
MIDO is revving its engines and, following the past two years’ successes and record numbers of exhibitors and visitors, the figures for this edition have also grown: an exhibition area increased by 1500 square meters, 127 new companies from all over the world, including some of the top brands in the sports eyewear world, and the MORE! area has been doubled.
Friday, February 24, 2017 12:24 AM
PADUA, Italy—Safilo Group
plans to celebrate its more than 50 exclusive partners with the launch of its Global Partner Network.
Friday, February 24, 2017 12:21 AM
MILAN—Luxottica Group, owner of Ray-Ban
, announced it has strengthened its partnership with Ferrari
by signing a new multi-year licensing agreement for the design, manufacture, distribution and sale of a range of eyewear branded Ferrari and Ray-Ban.
Friday, February 24, 2017 12:18 AM
LONDON—Vision for a Nation
(VFAN) reported that it has helped more than 1 million people to access eyecare services across Rwanda.
Friday, February 24, 2017 12:15 AM
NEW YORK—Vision Monday is pleased to announce the addition of VMail Weekend
to its VMail
family of e-newsletters. The newsletter will make its debut on Saturday, Feb. 25.
Thursday, February 23, 2017 2:56 PM
There’s something about the timelessness of vintage treasures that keeps people coming back to them generation after generation, and eyewear is no different. The team at California-based Rims & Goggles
believes that there are many histories to be discovered with vintage frames and every once in a while, it’s their job to help bring those histories to the present for their customers.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:15 PM
NEW YORK—New digital and social media platforms are helping to boost awareness of low vision and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) during the month of February, with a range of resources being shared among low vision patients, their caregivers as well as eyecare professionals.