Court Finds Bausch + Lomb Patent to Be Valid, Enforceable and Infringed

By Staff
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:27 AM BRIDGEWATER, N.J.—Bausch + Lomb, a global eye health company, said Tuesday it has won its patent infringement lawsuit with Vitamin Health Inc. in U.S. District Court and will receive, per the terms of the settlement, an undisclosed sum from Vitamin Health.


By Staff
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:25 AM For the next edition at Porte de Versailles, Paris, from January 20 through 23, 2017, Who’s Next, the international trade show dedicated to women’s ready-to-wear, and Première Classe dedicated to the world of accessories, have decided to explore a highly topical social theme: #Girlsquad, the new womanpower, female collectives and new female creative teams and businesswomen whose creativity is seizing control of the cultural, social and business scenes. More

Essilor-Luxottica Discussion on the Next ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:24 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Howard Purcell, OD, senior vice president of customer development at Essilor will be the guest in today’s episode of “Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

Kenmark Eyewear Announces License Renewal With Vera Wang

By Staff
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:21 AM LOUISVILLE, K.Y.—Kenmark Eyewear has announced the renewal of an exclusive license agreement for the development, production and worldwide distribution of eyewear for Vera Wang.

Local Eye Site Announces Ophthalmic Technician Grantees

By Staff
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:15 AM RALEIGH, N.C—For the second consecutive year, Local Eye Site —an online employment site for all eyecare professionals—has funded scholarships for ophthalmic medical technicians seeking certification from the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO).

Stanton Optical and My Eyelab Banners Prepare for 32 New Store Openings in 2017

By dba Staff
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 3:16 PM

PALM SPRINGS, Fla.—Stanton Optical and My Eyelab, two optical retailers owned by Vision Precision Holdings, are embarking on an ambitious expansion plan for 2017, with an expectation of entering a half dozen new markets and opening new locations at a rate of almost three new units per month, according to a Stanton Optical executive. Stanton Optical also will bolster its presence in Southern California, Texas and South Carolina as its builds out its store base this year.

Essilor, Luxottica Merger Will Be Gradual, Essilor’s John Carrier Says

By Staff
Monday, January 16, 2017 4:15 PM NEW YORK—Although the news of Essilor’s planned merger with Luxottica Group traveled through the world’s financial markets at cyber speed today, VMail has learned that the complex process of combining the two eyewear industry giants into a behemoth valued at nearly €50 billion will occur gradually over the next three to four years.

Essilor’s Independent Distributor Division Celebrates 2016 Award Winners

By Staff
Monday, January 16, 2017 12:30 AM COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—At Essilor of America’s national sales meeting, held here last week, the company’s Independent Distribution Division (IDD) recognized selected independent laboratory partners for outstanding achievements.

What's The Story?

By Staff
Monday, January 16, 2017 12:30 AM Everyone has a story. And, more often than not in today’s retail marketplace, every brand, product and company has a story, or at a minimum is searching for a story, that is designed to connect and resonate with customers on a deeper level.

STATE Optical Co. Weaves ‘Made in America’ Story Through Its Brand

By Staff
Monday, January 16, 2017 12:29 AM CHICAGO—When it comes to companies who embody the Made in America spirit, STATE Optical Co. is top of mind. STATE is a collaboration among husband and wife team, Scott and Amanda Shapiro, eyewear executive Jerry Wolowicz, entrepreneurial cousins Marc Franchi and Jason Stanley, and award-winning designer Blake Kuwahara.

For 5 Generations and over 100 years, The Moscot Heritage Story Endures

By Staff
Monday, January 16, 2017 12:28 AM NEW YORK—Moscot’s optical roots were first planted in America when family patriarch, Hyman Moscot arrived here at Ellis Island from Eastern Europe in 1899. Hyman began selling ready-made eyeglasses from a pushcart on Orchard Street in Manhattan’s Lower East Side neighborhood. By 1915, Hyman opened the family’s first retail shop, Moscot’s at 94 Rivington Street

Optometry Cares – The AOA Foundation Announces Six 2017 Scholarship Recipients

By Staff
Monday, January 16, 2017 12:27 AM ST. LOUIS—Optometry Cares – The AOA Foundation has announced six recipients of its 2017 scholarships and the recipient of a “one-time Inspiration Award” that was added this year by the family of Dr. Larry J. Alexander.

Zeiss’ Namesake and Founder Continues To Inspire and Inform Its Customers

By Staff
Monday, January 16, 2017 12:27 AM STUTTGART, Germany—In 2016, the Zeiss Group celebrated the 200th birthday of its founder, Carl Zeiss, and the 170th anniversary of its founding.

Reinventing ‘Retail’ With Each New STORY Experience

By Staff
Monday, January 16, 2017 12:26 AM NEW YORK—STORY is an award-winning approach to conventional retailing. At STORY, “experience” is the currency of a successful operation and concept.

Cohen’s Adheres to Its Fashion Philosophy for Over 90 Years

By Staff
Monday, January 16, 2017 12:25 AM NEW YORK—Cohen’s Fashion Optical’s story is based on 90 years of history. Founded by Jack Cohen in 1927, the store started as a small pushcart business, selling ready-made glasses to New York City’s Orchard street merchants.