Bortuzzo to Head Kering Eyewear in the Americas

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Friday, February 27, 2015 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Long-time optical eyewear industry executive, Antonio Bortuzzo, has joined Kering Eyewear, a division of luxury fashion company Kering (FR 0000121485, KER.PA, KER.FP) as the head of the Americas for the company, VMail has learned.

Rochester Optical Secures ANSI Z87+ Safety Rating for Google Glass Shield

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Friday, February 27, 2015 12:24 AM ROCHESTER, N.Y.— Rochester Optical has secured a safety rating for its Smart Safety Shield for Google Glass, becoming the first optical manufacturer offering safety solutions for Glass. The shield passed ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2010 to meet the rating of Z87+, Rochester Optical reported.

The First Glassing Floating Shop at Mido

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Friday, February 27, 2015 12:23 AM After Portofino and Milan, for the third flagship store Glassing is launching a new retail experience. Made in cooperation with shipyard Giorgi Marine, the store, is a yacht of Giorgi's fleet completely. More

Eyewear Designers of the Council of Fashion Designers of America and Vision Expo to Present ‘Speaking of Design’ Panel Discussion

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Friday, February 27, 2015 12:21 AM NORWALK, Conn.—International Vision Expo East will host the Eyewear Designers of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (edCFDA) in a special high-end designer discussion event on Friday, March 20.

Marcolin Opens Sweden Office

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Friday, February 27, 2015 12:18 AM LONGARONE, Italy— Marcolin SpA has announced the opening of a branch in Sweden, based in Frösundaviks (Stockholm).

FDA Adds Three Companies to Red List

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Friday, February 27, 2015 12:15 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently updated Import Alert 86-07 with three new companies from China, according to the Vision Council.

Valeant to Acquire Salix Pharmaceuticals

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:30 AM LAVAL, Quebec and RALEIGH, N.C.— Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) and Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SLXP) announced on March 22 that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Valeant will acquire all of the outstanding common stock of Salix for $158.00 per share in cash, or a total enterprise value of approximately $14.5 billion.

Mykita Undergoes Partnership Changes, Adds Bernd Beetz

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:27 AM BERLIN—The partnership structure at Mykita has changed—effective Feb. 17, all partners, at their own request and with the exception of original co-founder Moritz Krueger, withdrew their partnerships.

The Future for the U.S. Industry Looks Bright

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:25 AM Mike Daley, new CEO of The Vision Council, tells WMIDO that 2015 should be another year of prosperous growth and sales for the American optical industry.  More

International Vision Expo East Relocates The Galleria and Underground Pavilions

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:24 AM NORWALK, Conn.—The Galleria and The Underground at this year’s International Vision Expo East will be relocated and elevated to a new location on Level 3, taking over the south side of the exhibition floor.

EGMA LLC Returns Rodenstock Brand to U.S. Market

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:21 AM DALLAS— Rodenstock, the venerable optical brand known for high-technology ophthalmic lenses and high fashion frames, is being reintroduced to the U.S. market in mid-2015 by EGMA LLC.

OWA’s Champagne Breakfast to Host ‘An Intimate Conversation With Holly Rush’

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:18 AM DALLAS—The Optical Women’s Association (OWA) will host a Champagne Breakfast, featuring Holly Rush, the president of Luxottica Wholesale North America, on March 19, from 7:30 am to 9:00 am at the New York Marriott Marquis, Times Square.

VM Video Offers Virtual View of VOSH Visit

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:15 AM IPSWICH, Mass.—While VOSH International’s global initiatives providing eyecare in developing countries are well known, those who have not participated in one of the non-profit organization’s missions can get a glimpse of one at VM Video. See how VOSH restores more than vision by building long-term solutions to provide eyecare in developing countries, enabling individuals to regain independence by restoring their sight through surgery, eyeglasses or medical treatment. Learn that “anyone who goes to a VOSH clinic and needs glasses will receive them . . . all for free,” and watch the smiles fill the faces of the people seeing clearly for the first time!

Experience Wearables and More in VM’ s Eye2 Zone at Vision Expo East

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Monday, February 23, 2015 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Eyecare professionals who want to better understand the business and clinical benefits of wearable technology and other new vision innovations can get a close-up look at some of the latest, most advanced products at Vision Monday’s Eye2 Zone, a special exhibit at next month’s International Vision Expo in New York.

Marchon Eyewear Signs License With MCM

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Monday, February 23, 2015 12:27 AM MELVILLE, N.Y.— Marchon Eyewear, Inc. and MCM (Modern Creation München), a global manufacturer of luxury leather goods, have announced an exclusive multi-year global licensing agreement for the manufacture and distribution of sun and ophthalmic collections under the MCM brand.
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