Optometry Giving Sight Announces New Global Board

By Staff
Friday, February 12, 2016 12:27 AM SYDNEY, Australia—Optometry Giving Sight has announced the consolidation of its global board and global development board, creating a new board structure with 11 members.

A Coloured DNA

By Staff
Friday, February 12, 2016 12:25 AM Since 2001 Etnia Barcelona has been active on the international marketplace. WMIDO met with David Pellicer, CEO of the brand.

International Vision Expo Announces 2016 Visionaries

By Staff
Friday, February 12, 2016 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Celebrating 30 years of contributions to the vision community, International Vision Expo & Conference has announced its inaugural class of Visionaries.

Younger Optics and Transitions Optical Announce Accredited Two-Seminar Tour

By Staff
Friday, February 12, 2016 12:18 AM TORRANCE, Calif.—Transitions Optical and Younger Optics will be touring the country this spring with a free continuing education program for eyecare professionals.

Bausch + Lomb Issues Letter to ECPs Supporting FTC’s Fairness to Contact Lens Consumer Act

By Staff
Friday, February 12, 2016 12:15 AM BRIDGEWATER, N.J.—Bausch + Lomb distributed a letter to ECPs on Feb. 10 in an effort to provide a brief update regarding their response to the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) review of the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumer Act’s (FCLCA) implementing Contact Lens Rule, as reported by VMail.

VM Announces First Speakers for Summit ‘BrainStorm’

By Staff
Thursday, February 11, 2016 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Experts in digital medicine, neuroscience, wearable technology and retailing have joined the roster of speakers at Vision Monday’s 10th annual Global Leadership Summit, VM announced today.

Patrizia Pepe Divas

By Staff
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 12:25 AM The brand’s Spring/Summer 2016 advertising campaign exalts the feminine universe choosing as setting Florence and the evocative Galleria degli Uffizi.

Pfizer Names Executive Team for Combined Organization Upon Completion of Allergan Transaction

By Staff
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Pfizer Inc. has announced the executive leadership team for the combined Pfizer and Allergan plc business following the close of the proposed transaction.

Safilo and Swatch Sign Five-Year Agreement

By Staff
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 12:21 AM PADUA, Italy/BIEL, Switzerland—Safilo [SFL.IM] and Swatch Ltd. have signed a collaboration agreement for Swatch branded eyewear. Safilo and Swatch will co-design the eyewear collections with Safilo handling the development and manufacturing in its European production network, the companies said.

Awards Ceremony Caps Transitions Academy Meeting

By Staff
Monday, February 8, 2016 12:30 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—Transitions Optical climaxed its annual Transitions Academy meeting here with an awards ceremony to honor companies and individuals from the U.S. and Canada for their innovative efforts to support the Transitions brand over the past year.

L’Amy America Launches Champion

By Staff
Monday, February 8, 2016 12:25 AM L’Amy America, part of International Luxury Group, has signed a multi-year license agreement with Hanes Brands, to market and distribute sunglasses and ophthalmic frames for the Champion brand.

EyeRock Welcomes Optometry Student Support for Spring Fundraiser

By Staff
Monday, February 8, 2016 12:24 AM NEW YORK—While much of the country is battling winter weather, organizers of the EyeRock concert are busy preparing for the popular spring fundraiser.

Prevent Blindness and Bausch + Lomb Partner for Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

By Staff
Monday, February 8, 2016 12:18 AM BRIDGEWATER, NJ—This month, Bausch + Lomb is partnering with Prevent Blindness to encourage the public to give vision the same attention as heart heath during Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness Month.

Vision Associates Expands Optical Dispensary Services

By dba Staff
Friday, February 5, 2016 9:15 AM

WARREN, N.J.—Vision Associates Inc. (VAI), the country’s leading optical dispensary management and consulting firm, reports that it has added 36 dispensaries within the past two years, bringing the group to a total of more than 100 dispensaries under its management. Further, VAI said that the group is slated to open six new offices in the first quarter of 2016.

Keep Your Team in Sync With a Morning Huddle

By Evan Kestenbaum, MBA, dba Contributor
Friday, February 5, 2016 9:10 AM Lack of communication is a problem for single locations that multiplies with each additional location. How do you keep a busy team in sync? I suggest a brief "morning huddle." You say, "Wait! Yearly meetings, quarterly meetings, monthly meetings, weekly meetings...now you're telling me to have a daily meeting! Isn't that meeting overload?"