Expo Exhibitors, Education Sessions to Focus on Children’s Eye Health, Style and Parent Awareness

By Staff
Friday, August 26, 2016 12:24 AM LAS VEGAS—As the back-to-school season kicks off, International Vision Expo West is helping attendees reach a largely untapped audience with a variety of education sessions geared toward children’s eye health, as well as exhibitors displaying the latest eyewear and sunwear trends for children, teens and parents alike.

Blue Light Accredited CE Tour to Visit 15 Cities

By Staff
Friday, August 26, 2016 12:21 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—A continuing education course about blue light will be offered to eyecare professionals in 15 different cities starting this Monday.

Foundation Fighting Blindness Launches #HowEyeSeeIt Campaign

By Staff
Friday, August 26, 2016 12:18 AM COLUMBIA, Md.—The Foundation Fighting Blindness has joined forces with campaign ambassadors as well as some celebrities for the launch of the #HowEyeSeeIt campaign.

PEN to Offer Seven Educational Events in September

By Staff
Friday, August 26, 2016 12:15 AM ALAMEDA, Calif.—The Primary Eyecare Network (PEN), a division of ABB Optical Group, will be offering eyecare practitioners seven educational opportunities this September.

Michael Kling, OD, to Share Customer X 360 Experience at VM LIVE Event on Sept. 14

By dba Staff
Thursday, August 25, 2016 1:15 PM

NEW YORK—One of the country’s innovative optometrists, Michael Kling, OD, owner and CEO of Invision Optometry of San Diego, Calif. has joined the roster of speakers who will be addressing the topic of “Customer X 360,” examining how a mix of cutting edge technologies, data management and unique presentations are changing the customer experience, the theme of a new VM LIVE event at Vision Expo West on Wednesday, Sept. 14.

VSP’s Eye Health Index Reveals Top 10 Most and Least Eye-Healthy Cities in the U.S.

By Staff
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 12:24 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Vision Care has released its Eye Health Index, featuring the top 10 eye-healthy cities in the U.S. Reno, Nevada, tops the 2016 Index as the nation’s most eye-healthy city.

PFO Global Expands Sales Team

By Staff
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 12:21 AM FARMER’S BRANCH, Texas—PFO Global is expanding the sales team for its Optima lens brand with the addition of three regional managers.

Presbia Acquires Comprehensive Patent Portfolio for the Presbia Flexivue Microlens

By Staff
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 12:18 AM DUBLIN, Ireland—Presbia PLC (NASDAQ: LENS) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Presbia Ireland, Ltd. recently completed the purchase of the assets of Switzerland-based Neoptics AG, including its intellectual property portfolio for an aggregate purchase price of $1.5 million.

Contact Lens Health Week Kicks Off With Trending Twitter Chat

By Staff
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Contact Lens Health Week, a campaign created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to increase public awareness and promote healthy contact lens wear and care kicked off Monday, Aug. 22 with a live Twitter chat.

VMail ProductWatch for 8-23-16

By Staff
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 9:49 AM A weekly update on the latest in frame, sun, spectacle lens and contact lens line collections and additions.

In This Edition...

GSRx: Proper Optics
Shamir: Spark Mi
Guess: Get In Touch Foundation

Nouveau Eyewear Will Debut Its Biggest Launch For Girls’ Eyewear With Licensed My Little Pony Collection at VEW

By Staff
Monday, August 22, 2016 12:27 AM CARROLLTON, Texas—Nouveau Eyewear will debut its biggest launch for girls’ eyewear at Vision Expo West with its multi-year license for My Little Pony prescription eyewear.

Prevent Blindness and Liberty Sport Partner for Sports Eye Safety Awareness

By Staff
Monday, August 22, 2016 12:24 AM CHICAGO—According to recent data from Prevent Blindness, more injuries occur from water and pool activities than any other sport.

ReVision Optics Secures $10 Million Credit Facility

By Staff
Monday, August 22, 2016 12:23 AM LAKE FOREST, Calif. & SAN DIEGO—ReVision Optics (RVO) has secured a $10 million credit facility from Square 1 Bank, a division of Pacific Western Bank. RVO announced receipt of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its Raindrop Near Vision Inlay for the surgical correction of presbyopia on June 29, 2016. Proceeds from the credit facility will be used for working capital purposes including commercial operations, the company said.

Alcon Appoints Dr. JeanMarie Davis to Lead U.S. Vision Care Professional Relations

By Staff
Monday, August 22, 2016 12:21 AM FORT WORTH—Alcon, a division of Novartis, announced that JeanMarie Davis, OD, FAAO, has been appointed as director of professional relations and practitioner partnerships as part of the U.S vision care professional affairs team.

CooperVision Honored for Environmental, Health and Safety Practices

By Staff
Monday, August 22, 2016 12:18 AM PLEASANTON, Calif.—CooperVision has been honored by the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association (PRMA) with a series of prestigious environmental, health and safety awards which recognize advancements in its Puerto Rico high volume production facility.