Essilor to Launch Next Gen Varilux Lens Based on Fresh Approach to Product Development

By Staff
Monday, February 20, 2017 12:30 AM PARIS—Essilor is abandoning traditional methods of developing and designing products in favor of an innovative, customer-driven approach that has already yielded a new generation of Varilux progressive lenses to be released this year.

Mondottica to Develop Eyewear for Sandro and Maje

By Staff
Monday, February 20, 2017 12:25 AM SMCP Group and Mondottica International announced the signing of a partnership to develop eyewear collections with brands Sandro and Maje.

Essilor’s 2016 Revenue Rises 7.6 Percent

By Staff
Monday, February 20, 2017 12:23 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—Essilor International (Reuters: ESSI.PA) posted consolidated revenue of €7,115 million for the year ended Dec. 31, 2016, an increase of 7.6 percent excluding the currency effect.

iMatrix Announces New Affiliation With Corporate Optometry, LLC

By Staff
Monday, February 20, 2017 12:18 AM San Diego—iMatrix, a leader in online marketing solutions designed for eyecare professionals, has announced a new business affiliation with Corporate Optometry, LLC. This affiliation allows Corporate Optometry members complimentary access to iMatrix educational resources and exclusive pricing of all iMatrix online marketing solutions.

Gary Gerber, OD, Talks External Marketing Strategies on Feb. 22 ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Monday, February 20, 2017 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—External marketing strategies is the topic of the Feb. 22 episode of “Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

More Artificial Intelligence Experts Join VM Summit Speaker Roster

By Staff
Friday, February 17, 2017 12:30 AM NEW YORK—The growing impact of Artificial Intelligence on nearly every aspect of business is prompting retailers, health care providers, suppliers and marketers to look for ways to leverage the power of human-machine learning within their organizations.

Optical Women’s Association to Host Two NYC Events During Vision Expo East

By Staff
Friday, February 17, 2017 12:27 AM DALLAS—The Optical Women’s Association (OWA) heads into its 20th year of celebrating and promoting the achievements of women in the optical industry with two events in New York City—a Champagne Breakfast and Star Awards celebration, and an invitation-only VIP OWA Annual Star Award Ceremony & Networking Event.

The Awesome Settings at MIDO 2017

By Staff
Friday, February 17, 2017 12:25 AM Again this year Francesco Pagliariccio of Studio Cavaletti + Pagliariccio, Italian television set designer and successful designer of stagings for fashion events and more, curated the settings for the worldwide leading trade fair.

Valeant and Pershing Square Reach an Agreement on Cost-Sharing Related to Allergan Litigation

By Staff
Friday, February 17, 2017 12:23 AM LAVAL, Quebec—Valeant Pharmaceuticals International has entered into an agreement with William Ackman and his Pershing Square Capital Management group that covers the distribution of legal and settlement costs related to a long-running battle with Allergan shareholders, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing earlier this week.

Luxottica and the AOSA Select 25 Students for OneSight Clinic in Tanzania

By Staff
Friday, February 17, 2017 12:21 AM MASON, Ohio—Luxottica and the American Optometric Student Association (AOSA) have selected 25 optometry students to travel to Tanzania on mission to help people first hand who need access to vision care.

Vision West Ongoing Financial Support to the California Optometric Association Tops $12.4 million

By Staff
Friday, February 17, 2017 12:18 AM SAN DIEGO, Calif.—Vision West presented a check to the California Optometric Association for $203,939 at the recent COA House of Delegates meeting held in San Francisco on Feb. 10.

OBB Q4 for 2016 Shows Growth Over 2015 Ratings

By Staff
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:27 AM NEW YORK—The latest Optical Business Barometer (OBB) report from Jobson Optical Research, which gauges the attitudes about their business and their business outlook among independent eyecare professionals is now reported quarterly instead of monthly.

The Charm of Antonelli Naturalness

By Staff
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:25 AM The evocative rocky cliff of the Scala dei Turchi at Agrigento, is the backdrop of the new S/S 2017 campaign by the Tuscan label, Antonelli Firenze.

In Response to Court Rulings, Aetna-Humana and Cigna-Anthem Call an End to Merger Plans

By Staff
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Valentine’s Day was not so sweet for the four leading U.S. health plans. The sweeping consolidation of U.S. health plans will not come to fruition, at least in the combos of Aetna/Humana and Cigna/Anthem.

New Look Eyewear’s Revamped Training Program Receives Top Honors at Transitions Academy

By dba Staff
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 12:15 PM MONTREAL, Quebec—The most effective training tactics for employees often come down to whether the program combines education with enjoyment. That was the simple idea that New Look Eyewear employed last year in developing an employee training program for Transitions Optical’s various lenses offered by the retailer.
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