Proposed Legislation in Massachusetts Would Permit Optometrists to Provide Treatment for Glaucoma

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Friday, May 26, 2017 12:30 AM BOSTON—Separate proposals in both houses of the state legislature here would expand the role of the optometrists in treating glaucoma, and an independent study says the move could save the state almost $20 million in health care spending annually.

Marcolin Group Announces the Early Renewal of Its License With Diesel

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Friday, May 26, 2017 12:27 AM LONGARONE, Italy—Marcolin Group S.p.A., and Diesel announced the early renewal of their license agreement for the design, production and worldwide distribution of Diesel Eyewear branded sunglasses and optical frames.

Real Luxury

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Friday, May 26, 2017 12:25 AM The niche fragrance brand MiN New York enters the world of eyewear. WMIDO has met its founder: Chad Murawczyk.

Coalition for Vision Safety Members Meet With FTC to Discuss Contact Lens Rule

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Friday, May 26, 2017 12:24 AM WASHINGTON—Several member companies of the Coalition for Patient Vision Safety participated in a meeting earlier this week with Federal Trade Commission (FTC) acting chairman Maureen Ohlhausen to discuss the FTC’s proposed changes to the Contact Lens Rule.

Accessories Council Announces 21st ACE Awards; Polaroid Eyewear Honored With Legacy Award

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Friday, May 26, 2017 12:21 AM NEW YORK—The Accessories Council will celebrate its 21st annual ACE Awards which honors individuals and companies who have furthered the awareness and use of accessories on Aug. 7, 2017 at Cipriani 42nd Street.

David Schottenstein Solicits Hollywood and Amazon to Launch Privé Revaux Eyewear

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Friday, May 26, 2017 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Fashion entrepreneur David Schottenstein has teamed up with Jamie Foxx, Hailee Steinfeld, Ashley Benson and Jeremy Piven to launch Privé Revaux Eyewear— an eyewear brand offering over 100 on-trend, high quality handcrafted frames with polarized lenses.

Time Is Running Out—Nominate an Influential Woman in Optical Now

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Friday, May 26, 2017 12:15 AM NEW YORK— Do you know an influential woman? Time is running out so nominate her now for Vision Monday's Most Influential Women in Optical Special Report coming your way on July 17. Nominations will close at the end of business on May 31.

All In The Family

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Friday, May 26, 2017 12:00 AM The Mondavis. The Fords. The Marriotts. Warner Brothers. All examples of famous family businesses that thrived through several generations. What’s it like working with your loved ones day in and day out? Peter Englisch of Ernst & Young summed it up best, “The challenge is to combine the most rational world of business with the most emotional world of family.” VMail Weekend wondered what's it like growing up in a family-run company. Find out what our respondents had to say about keeping it all in the family in this week's edition.

Are Your Benefit Plans Compliant?

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Thursday, May 25, 2017 12:28 PM NEW YORK—This question is often answered, “Of course they can,” but will they ever? All employers can try to be compliant so they can stand the rigors of a Department of Labor audit or a disgruntled employee’s lawsuit. The reason for seeking complete compliance is found in the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, which applies the same compliance requirements and standards to an employer with two employees as it does to larger companies.

Philadelphia-Based Retailer, Margot and Camille, Celebrates Its Customers

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Thursday, May 25, 2017 12:00 AM PHILADELPHIA—Eyewear retailer, Margot & Camille Optique, with locations in Philadelphia and Doylestown, Pennsylvania has decided to say thank you to its close knit customer base instead of having a traditional anniversary celebration.

How Warby Parker’s New Prescription Check Service Works

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 12:20 PM NEW YORK—New details about Warby Parker’s new Prescription Check service are emerging, following VMail’s report yesterday that the click and brick retailer will be launching the mobile refraction service on a limited basis this summer. Prescription Check uses a proprietary vision testing method which requires only an iPhone, an app and a computer.

One Month Until National Sunglasses Day 2017

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 12:27 AM NEW YORK—National Sunglasses Day 2017 is just one month away. The event, held annually on June 27, aims to bring awareness to the harmful effects of the sun’s UV rays and encourages the optical community to stress the importance of wearing sunglasses.

NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Receives Noncompliance Notice from NYSE MKT

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 12:25 AM EMERYVILLE, Calif.—NovaBay Pharmaceuticals (NYSE MKT: NBY) was notified last week by NYSE MKT, the New York Stock Exchange's market for small-cap companies, that it is not in compliance with the Exchange’s continued listing standards.

New Look Vision Group Inc. Announces Search for New Chief Financial Officer

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 12:24 AM MONTRÉAL—New Look Vision Group Inc. announced late last week that it has begun a search for a new chief financial officer.

Essilor Shutters Omni Optical Lab

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 12:21 AM BEAUMONT, Texas—Essilor of America’s Omni Optical Lab in Beaumont, Texas, ceased operations on May 19. Seventeen people were employed at the lab.
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