J&J Vision Announces Acquisition of Sightbox, an Online CL Subscription Service

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017 12:36 AM JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Johnson & Johnson Vision has acquired Sightbox Inc., an online, membership-based subscription service for contact lens wearers in the U.S., according to a J&J Vision announcement earlier this week. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Warby Parker and United Healthcare to Expand Vision Benefits to a Few Markets This Year, Nationally in 2018

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017 12:33 AM MINNETONKA, Minn.—United Healthcare Vision’s new partnership with Warby Parker to enable the online/brick and mortar retailer to accept vision insurance nationally in 2018 began as a pilot in Charlotte, N.C., where some employees at eight companies can take advantage of that option as of today.

Clearly Appoints Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017 12:30 AM VANCOUVER—Online eyewear retailer Clearly has named Arnaud Bussieres as managing director and Alex Buhler as chief technology officer.

SECO Moves 2019 Conference to New Orleans

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017 12:27 AM ATLANTA—SECO International will be moving its 2019 SECO event to New Orleans, returning to Atlanta in 2020. This move marks the first time SECO has held a meeting outside of Atlanta since 1957. SECO 2019 will take place Feb. 20 to 24 at the New Orleans Ernest Morial Convention Center.

Klimt Experience

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017 12:25 AM The exhibition Klimt Experience was opened to the public at the Museo delle Culture (Mudec) in Milan.

Early Reports Show Record Buzz, Strong Sales for Vision Expo West 2017

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Preliminary reports indicate strong sales across the show floor and a record amount of social media activity as the industry returns from Vision Expo West 2017 in Las Vegas.

Safilo Opens Third Edition of its Eyewear Product School

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017 12:21 AM PADUA, Italy—The third edition of the Safilo Eyewear Product School, a structured three-year apprenticeship, has officially opened. The program blends “cutting-edge requirements of artisan mastery with an international business context,” Safilo said.

Ketchum University Welcomes New Dean to the Southern California College of Optometry

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017 12:18 AM FULLERTON, Calif.—Marshall B. Ketchum University announced the appointment of Mark A. Bullimore, MCOptom, PhD, as dean of the Southern California College of Optometry.

Vote Now for Vision Monday's and 20/20 Magazine's 2017 EyeVote Reader’s Choice Awards

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are hosting the ninth annual EyeVote Reader’s Choice Awards to identify the optical industry’s favorite products and companies this year.

Warby Parker to Accept Vision Insurance in 2018 Via New Arrangement With UnitedHealthcare Vision

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017 11:15 AM MINNETONKA, Minn.—People enrolled in UnitedHealthcare employer-sponsored and individual vision plans can access Warby Parker’s designer prescription eyewear, online or at any of the more than 50 stores nationwide, beginning in 2018.

VMail ProductWatch for 9-19-17

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017 9:30 AM A weekly update on the latest in frame, sun, spectacle lens and contact lens line collections and additions.

In This Edition...

Mad Vision: Courreges
Modo: R 1000 + Titanium
Tura: Kate Young

There’s a Positive Buzz From the Show Floor as Expo Closes Out

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Saturday, September 16, 2017 12:33 AM LAS VEGAS—As the show heads into its third and final day, strong foot traffic, busy events and buying activity remind exhibitors and attendees alike why Vision Expo is the premier destination for shopping and networking.

Lunette USA Wins First-Place in Vision Choice Award

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Saturday, September 16, 2017 12:30 AM LAS VEGAS—Vision Expo announced Friday that Lunette USA was the first-place winner in the 2017 Vision Choice Awards.

Coaching and Dispensing Management Services Will Be Offered by Total Eye Care Partners

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Saturday, September 16, 2017 12:27 AM LAS VEGAS—Total Eye Care Partners (Total ECP), the new formed group, backed by Imperial Capital in a deal announced here by VMail earlier this week, will offer a range of business and consulting services to offices that become part of the group.

Randolph Engineering, Inc., Appoints Paulino Diaz as New Vice President of Sales

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Saturday, September 16, 2017 12:24 AM
RANDOLPH, Mass.—Randolph Engineering Inc.—an eyewear manufacturer in Massachusetts—announced the appointment of Paulino Diaz as the new vice president of sales. Diaz joins Randolph with 25 years of experience within the optical industry, to oversee all sales strategies for both U.S. and global retail partners.