Safilo Implements 100 Percent Nickel-Free Production Processes

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Friday, December 14, 2018 12:25 AM Safilo has started employing 100 percent nickel-free production processes in their Longarone plant. Two years after beginning lab tests in nickel-free production, the company has developed nickel-free and non-cyanide galvanic processes that are now fully verified and employed throughout all its production lines.

OWA to Honor Costa’s Rush, MyEyeDr.’s Lewis and DeRigo REM’s Goebert in March

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Friday, December 14, 2018 12:24 AM DALLAS—The Optical Women’s Association (OWA) has announced its three honorees for 2019, women who reflect the OWA’s core values of enhancing the leadership and professional development of women in optical industry, the organization said. The OWA’s Pleiades Award honoree is Holly Rush, CEO of Costa. The OWA’s Pyxis Aware will be presented to Laura Lewis, vice president of human resources for MyEyeDr. and the OWA’s Emerging Leader honor will go to Jessica Goebert, public relations and marketing manager of De Rigo REM. They will be honored at OWA's annual Champagne Breakfast on Thursday, March 21 at the Edison Ballroom. The breakfast is held just prior to International Vision Expo East. Registration will open soon for the event.

OneSight Adds Three New Countries to Programming and Announces 2019 Clinic Locations

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Friday, December 14, 2018 12:21 AM CINCINNATI—OneSight has announced the locations of their 2019 clinics, as well as the addition of three new countries to their programming. In 2019, OneSight plans to expand their programming to Jordan, Mongolia and Nepal, where they will host charitable vision clinics in remote communities, helping bring eyecare to those who, otherwise, would have no way to get an eye exam or glasses. OneSight uses cutting-edge mobile vision care technologies to reach remote communities in need of eyecare, which they displayed on a recent expedition to the Amazon, according to a statement from the organization.

Alcon Appoints Roger Lopez to Succeed Jim Murphy as Region President of Japan

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Friday, December 14, 2018 12:18 AM FORT WORTH, Texas—Alcon, a global leader in eyecare, has announced the appointment of Roger Lopez as region president Alcon Japan, effective Jan. 1. Lopez succeeds Jim Murphy, who is retiring from the company after a distinguished, nearly 25-year career with Alcon, according to the announcement earlier this week. Lopez is an experienced executive who has worked across multiple geographies, including Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Asia and the U.S. He will report to Ian Bell, president international, and join the Alcon executive leadership team (ELT), according to the announcement.

Jobson Research’s 2018 ECP Compensation Study Now Available

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Friday, December 14, 2018 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Jobson Research’s 2018 ECP Compensation study is now available. The annual study provides ECPs with valuable information regarding compensation across the industry, including average and median compensation data for professional staff titles, for optometrists (both employed and owners/partners), opticians/dispensers, and office managers. This information is presented with interpretative commentary and engaging charts, which compare and contrast the data. It also includes breakouts by region, years of experience, gender, chain/independent, supervisory status, specialties, and practice revenue size.

Gotti Switzerland Debuts ‘Ultrafine Dimensions’

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Friday, December 14, 2018 12:11 AM

Marchon Bows Marni Rothko Model

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Friday, December 14, 2018 12:08 AM

Safilo Intros FW 2018 Polaroid Eyewear Collection

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Friday, December 14, 2018 12:05 AM

Insights for 12-14-18

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Thursday, December 13, 2018 1:51 PM Print was taken from under the spotlight when digital took center stage, but it appears that the next era of marketing will see the two media working together side by side. Marketers are starting to become more confident when choosing which channel to adopt for their campaigns, prioritizing which will work best for their target audience. I’m sure 2019 will see more of this trend.

Check.Out: WOOW Eyewear

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Thursday, December 13, 2018 1:44 PM WOOW Eyewear was created as a collection under Face à Face, and has now grown into a strong individual brand for the young and bold, sold in more than 40 countries across the world. Between traditional style and casual fashion, the WOOW style speaks to all with a sense of humor. The little message inserted in the end tip of the frame will make you smile first thing in the morning. Read why Annie Bacon, owner of Eye Department; Eyecare & Eyewear in Portland, Ore., sells this collection. Read More.

New Multiple Colorway VTO Feature on My Frame Gallery

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Thursday, December 13, 2018 1:41 PM My Frame Gallery's Virtual Try-On (VTO) feature from Frames Data already allows your patients to use a picture of themselves (or a pre-loaded model) to preview how a frame will look when worn. Now you can show many of them in more than one color. Effective immediately, My Frame Gallery has multiple colorways available in the FittingBox VTO player. "Dots" indicate that there are multiple colorway images available for viewing. Once your customer uploads their photo using the VTO player, they can click through those "dots" to see each color available. If that colorway has a VTO image available, the color in the VTO player will change too. Read more about My Frame Gallery in this blog post from Frames Data. Read More.

Beyond the Bargain Bin

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Thursday, December 13, 2018 1:24 PM In the Fall 2018 Consumer View, the National Retail Federation surveyed over 3,000 consumers to get their views about shopping behaviors centered around sales and promotions. They found that discounts are more important than ever—over 3 in 4 people consider promotions to be very or extremely important when shopping. Survey results also revealed that sales can be irresistible to shoppers with 4 in 10 saying they can’t resist making a purchase when something is on sale. And of course, this time of year, the holiday season can offer the best sales—70 percent say that they expect to find the best deals around holiday-specific sale events.

This Is the Book That Inspired Microsoft's Turnaround, CEO Says

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Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:56 PM It's been almost five years since Satya Nadella became the third chief executive of Microsoft. When he took over, the company was in the midst of an identity crisis. Many felt Microsoft had become lethargic, content to ride a rapidly dissipating wave of success while competitors charged forward with new, innovative ideas. But in those five years, Nadella has conducted a stunning turnaround. With increased efforts on attracting young talent and changing the "old guard" culture, along with a focus on artificial intelligence and cloud computing tools, Nadella has done more than return the company to relevance. He's made Microsoft cool again. But how did he do it? Nadella credits famed Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck and her book Mindset as the inspiration for his company's culture change. Click here to read the full article from Inc.

Essilor Launches New Fellowship to Extend Reach of Its Social Impact

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Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:25 AM Essilor has created a new prestigious and highly selective program—Essilor Base-of-Pyramid Fellowship (EBoP) to give talented young people the opportunity to collaborate with Essilor in developing projects that have a social impact in underprivileged communities.

NJ’s Senate Takes Step Toward Requiring Eye Exams for Children Before Kindergarten

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Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:24 AM TRENTON, N.J.—The New Jersey Senate’s Education Committee voted to move forward a bill (SB 2804) that directs the state’s Board of Education to require children ages 6 and under who are entering public schools or “Head Start” to have a comprehensive eye exam.