Opticians Association of Massachusetts Hosts ‘Sight—The Story of Vision’ Screening

By Staff
Friday, December 9, 2016 10:17 AM SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass.—The screening of the new, award-winning documentary “Sight–The Story of Vision” was just one of the special events at this year’s Opticians Association of Massachusetts (OAM) fall meeting, which featured an appearance by the film’s director, writer and producer Kris Koenig, along with advisors, David Fleischman, MD and Mark Mattison-Shupnick.

Form D Filing Underscores Investors’ Expansion Goals for Rev360

By Staff
Friday, December 9, 2016 12:26 AM MADISON, Wis.—In a sign of support for the growth prospects of the software and services firm Rev360, investors have provided $45.2 million in financing over the past two years to the Madison-based company, which is best known for delivering RevolutionEHR, cloud-based practice management and electronic health record (EHR) software for eyecare professionals.

Retail Now and in the Future

By Staff
Friday, December 9, 2016 12:25 AM Daniele Tirelli, president of Popai Italy – a nonprofit association set up to develop the culture of retail in the widest sense – sums up the situation in the sector.

Transitions Optical Announces 2016 Transitions Innovation Award Finalists

By Staff
Friday, December 9, 2016 12:24 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—Transitions Optical, Inc. has named the finalists for its annual Innovation Awards program, which recognizes individuals and companies for their efforts to support the Transitions brand.

Cooper Reports Record Revenue for Fiscal 2016

By Staff
Friday, December 9, 2016 12:23 AM PLEASANTON, Calif.—The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE: COO) announced financial results for the fiscal fourth quarter and full year ended Oct. 31, 2016.

Modern Optical International Appoints Chris Millet to Director of Sales Development

By Staff
Friday, December 9, 2016 12:21 AM ROSELLE, IL— Modern Optical International has appointed Chris Millet to its senior management team as director of sales development.

Visioneering Technologies, Inc. Names Rosa Lee Executive Director of Manufacturing and Engineering

By Staff
Friday, December 9, 2016 12:18 AM ALPHARETTA, Ga.—Visioneering Technologies, Inc. (VTI), has named Rosa Lee to the position of executive director of Manufacturing and Engineering. Lee will direct the manufacturing and product optimization efforts for the company.

American Optometric Foundation Announces 2016 VSP Global Scholarship Recipients

By Staff
Friday, December 9, 2016 12:15 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—The American Optometric Foundation (AOF), an affiliate of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO), and VSP Global announced the recipients of this year’s Practice Excellence Scholarships.

Following the Bouncing Ball on the ‘New’ Overtime Rules

By dba Staff
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 12:15 PM NEW YORK—On Nov. 22, 2016, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas granted a request for a nationwide preliminary injunction enjoining the Department of Labor (DOL) "from implementing and enforcing" the new regulations increasing the salary basis test for overtime exemptions, set to go into effect on Dec. 1, 2016.

[Partner Post] Technology Helps Nebraska Practice Improve Staff Training and Increase Effective CL Sales

By dba Staff
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 12:10 PM OMAHA, Neb.—As business grew for Malbar Vision, a five-location practice in Omaha, Neb., challenges arose when it came to effectively managing its expanding contact lens business.

Essilor Names Laurent Vacherot as President and Co-COO

By Staff
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 9:45 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—Essilor International  announced today that it has appointed Laurent Vacherot as president and chief operating officer.

Hoya Vision Care to Acquire Safety Prescription Eyewear Business from 3M

By Staff
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 12:24 AM UITHOORN, The Netherlands—In a move that will provide the company with access to an important new market, Hoya Vision Care announced an agreement to acquire the safety Rx eyewear business of 3M.

Optical Groups in Ohio Oppose Consolidation of Regulatory Boards

By Staff
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 12:21 AM COLUMBUS, Ohio—Separate bills in the state legislature here propose a consolidation of several health-related regulatory boards—including the Ohio Optical Dispensers Board (OODB) and state Board of Optometry—under a new structure.

Show Organizers Announce Innovative New Education Content at Vision Expo East

By Staff
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Numerous innovative programs have been added to the education curriculum at International Vision Expo East 2017, taking place at the Javits Center in New York, according to an announcement from show organizers.

Jeffrey and Patricia Cole Donate $31M to Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute

By Staff
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 12:15 AM CLEVELAND, Oh.—Jeffrey A. Cole and his wife Patricia O’Brien Cole have made a significant gift to continue their philanthropic legacy at the Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute.
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