Leading Experts Agree the ‘Future Is Now’

By Staff
Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:01 AM NEW YORK—With leaders in their fields discussing Millennials, Big Data, omnichannel retailing, and wearable technologies, the 8th annual Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit once again showed how the future is now.

Allergan Receives Unsolicited Merger Proposal From Valeant Pharmaceuticals International

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:33 AM IRVINE, Calif.— Allergan (NYSE: AGN) confirmed yesterday that it has received an unsolicited proposal from Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE/TSX: VRX) to acquire all of Allergan’s outstanding shares for a combination of 0.83 of Valeant common shares and $48.30 in cash per share of Allergan’s common stock.

A Successful End to the 40th AdOO Convention

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:31 AM A good turnout in Bari for three days of professional and scientific development   More

Seiko to Sublicense Free-form Progressive Lens Patent to IOT

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:30 AM MAHWAH, N.J.— Seiko Optical Products of America announced that it has agreed to sublicense its ’470 patent to Indizen Optical Technologies (IOT), a leading designer of spectacle lenses.

Tom Rebl Presents Inuit

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:28 AM A conceptual model that plays with vision   More

Services to Be Held Today for Thomas Maskery, Jr.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Services will be held today for Thomas R. Maskery, Jr., 52, who passed away on April 18, after a long illness.

Galileo Is 150 Years Old!

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:25 AM An important milestone for the company that has kept pace with memorable, economic and social transformations   More

Kenmark Renews Original Penguin Eyewear License

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:24 AM LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Kenmark, along with Perry Ellis International, have announced the renewal of their Original Penguin eyewear license. The renewal will span five years and includes optical eyewear, optical sunwear and retail sunwear.

International Ophthalmic Industry Executive Paul Smith Joins TearLab

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:21 AM SAN DIEGO— TearLab Corporation (Nasdaq:TEAR) announced the appointment of Paul Smith to its senior management team in the newly created position of vice president, International.

New Varilux Ads Boost Brand Awareness and Increase Traffic to Independent Practices

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:18 AM DALLAS— Essilor of America is launching a national advertising campaign to introduce consumers to the benefits of progressive lenses and the technology behind Varilux progressives.

Great Glasses Play Day Seeks Participants for Third Annual Initiative May 3 to 4, 2014

By Staff
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:15 AM MADISON, Wis.—The Great Glasses Play Day, a volunteer event intended to celebrate and unite children who are glasses-wearers or are otherwise visually impaired, is calling on ECPs and the public to join in commemorating the third annual initiative Saturday, May 3 through Sunday, May 4, 2014.

National Association of Vision Care Plans Finalizes Speaker Lineup for Specialty Health Summit Vision Track

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Monday, April 21, 2014 12:30 AM NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The third annual Specialty Health Summit held jointly by the National Association of Vision Care Plans (NAVCP) and the National Association of Specialty Health Organizations has finalized its vision track lineup of speakers who will present.

Opticians Association of America is Accepting Entries for its 2014 'The Great American Optician' Video Contest

By Staff
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:30 AM NEW YORK—The Opticians Association of America (OAA) has announced that the organization, in a partnership with Transitions Optical, will be hosting a video contest to help define opticianry.

Optometry Giving Sight Establishes ‘Circle Of Sight’

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Monday, April 21, 2014 12:27 AM DENVER— Optometry Giving Sight welcomed members to its newly established “Circle of Sight” at a special function sponsored by Hoya Vision Care at the Vision Source Exchange meeting in Boston on April 11, 2014.
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