Sjögren’s Awareness Month Infographic

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 2:37 PM

VMail ProductWatch for 3-28-17

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 9:30 AM A weekly update on the latest in frame, sun, spectacle lens and contact lens line collections and additions.

In This Edition...

LAUNCHES
Luxottica: Ray-Ban Truly Yours
Safilo: OXYDO
Altair: StudioGrand
SECOND LOOKS
Modo: R 1000 + Titanium Series
Blake Kuwahara: Blake Kuwahara Personal
De Rigo REM: Nina Ricci
ALSO NEW

Lenses That Alleviate Color Blindness

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Monday, March 27, 2017 12:44 AM Following 10 years of research and development, which included three National Institutes of Health (NIH) SBIR-funded studies conducted at UC Berkeley and UC Davis, EnChroma eyewear emerged in 2010 as a specialty eyewear for the alleviation of red-green color blindness.

Solutions for ‘Health Blindness’

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Monday, March 27, 2017 12:43 AM Mark Changizi, entrepreneur and evolutionary theoretical neuroscientist, originally created O2Amps eyewear—now sold under the name Vino Optics—to cure what he refers to as “health blindness,” or the inability to detect a person’s blood oxygenation levels, which give insight into a person’s physical and emotional state.

Hear/Say

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Monday, March 27, 2017 12:30 AM “There is no such thing as a perfect basketball player, and I don’t believe there is only one greatest player either.” – Michael Jordan

Prevent Blindness Declares April as Women’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month

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Monday, March 27, 2017 12:27 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness has designated April as Women’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month in an effort to educate women about the steps they can take to help preserve their vision.

VisionWeb Partners With ZirMed for Insurance Clearinghouse Platform

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Monday, March 27, 2017 12:24 AM AUSTIN, Texas—VisionWeb is partnering with ZirMed, Inc. a leader in cloud-based claim management solutions, for ZirMed’s insurance clearinghouse platform.

Two OD Students Are Winners of 2nd Rick Bay Foundation Student Innovator Award

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Monday, March 27, 2017 12:21 AM NEW YORK—The Student Innovator of the Year award from the Rick Bay Foundation recognizes the innovative and creative ideas of a current student at an optometry college. The goal is to support optometry’s next generation of innovative leaders.

FDA Approves Alcon’s New IOL Designed for Distance Vision and Presbyopia Correction

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Monday, March 27, 2017 12:18 AM BASEL, Switzerland—Alcon, a leader in eyecare and a division of Novartis, announced last week that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its AcrySof IQ ReSTOR +2.5 Multifocal Toric intraocular lens (IOL) with Activefocus optical design.

Patent Trademark Office Refuses Snapchat’s Application for Trademark Protection on Term ‘Spectacles’

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Monday, March 27, 2017 12:15 AM WASHINGTON D.C.—The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has refused Snapchat’s application for trademark protection of the term ‘spectacles.’

A Few Tickets Still Available for VM Summit on Artificial Intelligence

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Monday, March 27, 2017 12:11 AM NEW YORK—It’s less than a week until the Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit on Artificial Intelligence, but a handful of tickets are still available, according to the event’s organizers.

Essilor Merger With Luxottica Progresses

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Friday, March 24, 2017 12:24 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—Essilor International (Reuters: ESSI.PA) has taken several steps toward finalizing its proposed merger with Luxottica announced on Jan. 16, 2017.

The Cooper Companies Announces Expanded Share Repurchase Program

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Friday, March 24, 2017 12:23 AM PLEASANTON, Calif.—The Cooper Companies Inc., (NYSE:COO) a leading vision care company, announced earlier this week that its board of directors has approved a $500 million increase in the company’s share repurchase program.

Opticians Association of America Names Shire its State Leader of the Year

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Friday, March 24, 2017 12:21 AM LAKELAND, Tenn.—The Opticians Association of America announced that Sue Shire of Michigan has been named the 2017 OAA State Leader of the Year.
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