Luxottica Reports Modest Growth in First Half of 2016

By Staff
Monday, July 25, 2016 3:45 PM MILAN—Luxottica Group S.p.A. (NYSE:LUX) reported today modest gains in net sales and adjusted net income for the first half of 2016 ending June 30.

Luxury Optical Holdings Names Timothy Mayhew CEO, Outlines Strategic Growth Plan

By Staff
Monday, July 25, 2016 1:30 PM NEW YORK—Luxury Optical Holdings (LOH) announced today that it has named Timothy Mayhew as CEO, effective immediately.

Anfao: The New Board

By Staff
Monday, July 25, 2016 12:25 AM The new Board of Governors of the Confindustria association that unites the most important companies in the eyewear sector was elected on July 7 during the Anfao General Meeting.

Gary Gerber, OD, Shares His Practice Advice on July 27 ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Monday, July 25, 2016 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—On the July 27 ‘Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice, he will share his Power Practice client list of “If I’d only known then what I know now” advice.

An Overview of Spain

By Staff
Friday, July 22, 2016 12:25 AM Can we start talking about “Made in Spain”? This was our question to Joaquim Gomicia, President of AEO - the Spanish Association of Manufacturing, Importing and Distribution Companies in the Optical Industry.

Feds Query Essilor About Promotional Activity

By Staff
Thursday, July 21, 2016 2:20 PM DALLAS—Essilor of America has been notified by the federal government that it has an interest in “certain promotional activity occurring in the lens industry” and has requested information concerning several of Essilor of America’s promotions.

Silmo 2016: Preparing an ‘Optics Flagship Store’ Via Special Concept Spaces and Silmo Academy

By Staff
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 12:24 AM NEW YORK and PARIS—Readying its plans for the 2016 edition of Silmo, to be held Sept. 23 to 26 at the Paris Nord Villepinte center, organizers report that over 100 new companies will be attending the exhibition along with new add on services, special concept areas like themed pop-up stores, interactive terminals, trend spotlights and new education for exhibitors attending from around the world.

Johnson & Johnson’s 2Q Sales Increase 3.9 Percent

By Staff
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 12:23 AM NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.—Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) reported sales of $18.5 billion for the second quarter of 2016, an increase of 3.9 percent as compared to the second quarter of 2015.

OBB Q2 Shows Overall Slowing of Independent Optical Over Q1, Growth Compared With 2015

By Staff
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 12:21 AM NEW YORK—The latest Optical Business Barometer (OBB) report from Jobson Optical Research, which gauges the business outlook among independent ECPs is now reported quarterly.

World Sight Day Challenge Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

By Staff
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 12:18 AM DENVER—Optometry Giving Sight has launched its 10th Annual World Sight Day Challenge campaign to help raise funds for people who are needlessly blind or vision impaired.

National Think About Your Eyes Campaign Kicks Off Fourth Year

By dba Staff
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 1:15 PM

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The national Think About Your Eyes campaign has built upon its increased industry support and consumer interest to reach a new milestone of 2.5 million visitors to the campaign website since its launch. The number of visitors to the site is expected to reach 3 million by years’ end, according to an announcement from the organization.

[Partner Post] Getting Help to Go Digital at Bard Optical

By Jobson Staff Writer
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 1:10 PM

When Diana Hall, president of Bard Optical in Peoria, Illinois, decided to explore the opportunities of offering free-form customized lenses, she knew her selection of a lens vendor and equipment supplier would have a significant impact on her practice and patients. To make sure that impact was both positive and profitable, she decided to rely on trusted industry resources to help her navigate the difficult choices ahead.

Registration Now Open for Vision Expo West 2016

By dba Staff
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 1:05 PM

Registration has opened for Vision Expo West in September at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada (Education: Sept. 14 to 17; Exhibition: Sept. 15 to 17). Registration for education courses is also open.

National Think About Your Eyes Campaign Reaches New Milestone

By Staff
Monday, July 18, 2016 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The national Think About Your Eyes campaign has built upon its increased industry support and consumer interest to reach a new milestone of 2.5 million visitors to the campaign website since its launch.

CareCredit Announces Multi-Year Patient Financing Agreement with Vision Group Holdings

By Staff
Monday, July 18, 2016 12:18 AM COSTA MESA, Calif.—CareCredit announced the expansion of an existing relationship to a multi-year agreement with Vision Group Holdings, which oversees and manages two of the leading Lasik surgery providers: The Lasik Vision Institute (LVI) and TLC Laser Eye Centers.
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