Transitions Hosts Roundtable to Improve the Eye Health of Culturally Diverse Populations

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:30 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—To improve eye health awareness and encourage regular eyecare among ethnic populations at greater risk for health problems that can lead to serious vision impairment, Transitions Optical hosted a roundtable discussion exploring a greater need for eyecare professionals to collaborate with other key influencers.

REM and FYidoctors Announce Distribution Deal for Converse in Canada

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:27 AM SUN VALLEY, Calif.— REM Eyewear has announced an exclusive distribution agreement for Converse Eyewear with FYidoctors, one of Canada’s largest providers of ophthalmic products and services.

Allergan Sales Rose Nearly 16 Percent in Second Quarter

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:26 AM IRVINE, Calif.— Allergan (NYSE: AGN) reported $1,827.3 million total product net sales for the quarter ended June 30, 2014, a 15.9 percent compared to total product net sales in the second quarter of 2013.

Services to Be Held for Darryl Meister, ABOM, 42, Zeiss Technical Marketing Manager

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:24 AM JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.—Darryl Meister, ABOM, technical marketing manager for Carl Zeiss Vision, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 20, 2014.

Local Eye Site Develops New Version of Opticians Association of America Job Board

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:18 AM RALEIGH, N.C.— Local Eye Site has announced a new version of the OAA Job Board on OAA.org.

Services Planned for the Late Dr. Francis Jean, Founder of IRIS – The Visual Group

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:15 AM LAVAL, Quebec—Memorial services have now been planned, including two “celebration of life” events in two Canadian cities, to honor Dr. Francis Jean, the founder and president of IRIS – The Visual Group, who passed away suddenly last week, as previously reported by VMail.

Hoya Vision Care’s U.S. Pilot Program With i-Optics to Target Optometrists

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Monday, July 21, 2014 2:30 PM LEWISVILLE, Texas—Spectacle lens maker Hoya Vision Care, which signed a multi-year contract with eye diagnostics company i-Optics last week, will be piloting a program in the U.S. with a select group of optometric practices, which will offer eyecare professionals EasyScan.

MacKeyser/American Optical Services Makes Second Bankruptcy Court Appearance, Schedules Auction of Certain Assets

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Monday, July 21, 2014 12:36 AM WILMINGTON, Del.—The Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings for MacKeyser Holdings, LLC and its subsidiaries, which include American Optical Services (AOS) and a number of other optical businesses the company had acquired prior to its bankruptcy, proceeded last week with the company’s second court appearance on July 16.

VSP Global Opens Innovation and R&D Lab

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Monday, July 21, 2014 12:33 AM SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The recent collaboration between VSP Global, Google and designer Diane von Furstenberg that produced a fashionable take on Google Glass resulted from a new VSP Global initiative announced last week.

Budri Marble Eyewear is Here

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Monday, July 21, 2014 12:30 AM The first collection of marble eyewear  Read more...

Services To Be Held Soon for Dr. Francis Jean, Founder and President of IRIS The Visual Group

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Monday, July 21, 2014 12:30 AM LAVAL, Quebec—Dr. Francis Jean, 56, founder and president of Canada’s IRIS The Visual Group, passed away suddenly last week.

Newton Transfers, Andre Assumes Command of Naval Ophthalmic Support and Training Activity (NOSTRA)

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Monday, July 21, 2014 12:27 AM YORKTOWN, Va. - Naval Ophthalmic Support and Training Activity (NOSTRA), the Department of Defense’s largest and leading optical fabrication laboratory, hosted a change of command ceremony here July 11, where Capt. Paul A. Andre relieved Capt. Matthew E. Newton as commanding officer.

Allergan Announces Q2 Conference Call

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Monday, July 21, 2014 12:24 AM IRVINE, Calif.— Allergan, Inc. (NYSE: AGN) will host a conference call to discuss the company’s second quarter 2014 results today beginning at 7:30 a.m. Pacific Time (10:30 am Eastern Time) with David Pyott, chairman and CEO, and Jeff Edwards, executive vice president, finance and business development and chief financial officer.

Safilo Group Will Not Renew Solidarity Contract, Cites 'Constructive Discussions' With Unions and Employees

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Monday, July 21, 2014 12:24 AM PADUA, Italy— Safilo Group (SFL:MI) announced that it will not renew its solidarity contract for Longarone and Santa Maria di Sala facilities and that it has signed approximately 100 voluntary exit agreements.

'Union of Eyecare Providers' is Topic of July 23rd 'Power Hour'

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Monday, July 21, 2014 12:21 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Craig Steinberg, OD, JD and David Balto, Esq., representing the American Association of Doctors of Optometry (AADO) and the “Union of American Eyecare Providers,” will be the guests on the July 23rd edition of ‘The Power Hour,” the weekly radio broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.
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