Friday, February 27, 2015 12:27 AM
NEW YORK—Long-time optical eyewear industry executive, Antonio Bortuzzo, has joined Kering Eyewear, a division of luxury fashion company
(FR 0000121485, KER.PA, KER.FP) as the head of the Americas for the company, VMail
Friday, February 27, 2015 12:24 AM
has secured a safety rating for its Smart Safety Shield for Google Glass, becoming the first optical manufacturer offering safety solutions for Glass. The shield passed ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2010 to meet the rating of Z87+, Rochester Optical reported.
Friday, February 27, 2015 12:23 AM
After Portofino and Milan, for the third flagship store Glassing is launching a new retail experience. Made in cooperation with shipyard Giorgi Marine, the store, is a yacht of Giorgi's fleet completely.
Friday, February 27, 2015 12:18 AM
has announced the opening of a branch in Sweden, based in Frösundaviks (Stockholm).
Friday, February 27, 2015 12:15 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently updated Import Alert 86-07 with three new companies from China, according to the Vision Council.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:30 AM
LAVAL, Quebec and RALEIGH, N.C.—
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.
(NYSE: VRX) and
Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd.
(NASDAQ: SLXP) announced on March 22 that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Valeant will acquire all of the outstanding common stock of Salix for $158.00 per share in cash, or a total enterprise value of approximately $14.5 billion.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:27 AM
BERLIN—The partnership structure at Mykita has changed—effective Feb. 17, all partners, at their own request and with the exception of original co-founder Moritz Krueger, withdrew their partnerships.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:25 AM
Mike Daley, new CEO of The Vision Council, tells WMIDO that 2015 should be another year of prosperous growth and sales for the American optical industry.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:24 AM
NORWALK, Conn.—The Galleria and The Underground at this year’s International Vision Expo East will be relocated and elevated to a new location on Level 3, taking over the south side of the exhibition floor.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:21 AM
, the venerable optical brand known for high-technology ophthalmic lenses and high fashion frames, is being reintroduced to the U.S. market in mid-2015 by
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:18 AM
Optical Women’s Association
(OWA) will host a Champagne Breakfast, featuring Holly Rush, the president of Luxottica Wholesale North America, on March 19, from 7:30 am to 9:00 am at the New York Marriott Marquis, Times Square.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:15 AM
IPSWICH, Mass.—While VOSH International’s global initiatives providing eyecare in developing countries are well known, those who have not participated in one of the non-profit organization’s missions can get a glimpse of one at
. See how VOSH restores more than vision by building long-term solutions to provide eyecare in developing countries, enabling individuals to regain independence by restoring their sight through surgery, eyeglasses or medical treatment. Learn that “anyone who goes to a VOSH clinic and needs glasses will receive them . . . all for free,” and watch the smiles fill the faces of the people seeing clearly for the first time!
Monday, February 23, 2015 12:30 AM
NEW YORK—Eyecare professionals who want to better understand the business and clinical benefits of wearable technology and other new vision innovations can get a close-up look at some of the latest, most advanced products at Vision Monday’s Eye2 Zone
, a special exhibit at next month’s
International Vision Expo
in New York.
Monday, February 23, 2015 12:27 AM
Marchon Eyewear, Inc.
(Modern Creation München), a global manufacturer of luxury leather goods, have announced an exclusive multi-year global licensing agreement for the manufacture and distribution of sun and ophthalmic collections under the MCM brand.