Leading Experts Agree the ‘Future Is Now’

By Staff
Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:01 AM NEW YORK—With leaders in their fields discussing Millennials, Big Data, omnichannel retailing, and wearable technologies, the 8th annual Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit once again showed how the future is now.

Allergan Receives Unsolicited Merger Proposal From Valeant Pharmaceuticals International

By Staff
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:33 AM IRVINE, Calif.— Allergan (NYSE: AGN) confirmed yesterday that it has received an unsolicited proposal from Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE/TSX: VRX) to acquire all of Allergan’s outstanding shares for a combination of 0.83 of Valeant common shares and $48.30 in cash per share of Allergan’s common stock.

A Successful End to the 40th AdOO Convention

By Staff
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:31 AM A good turnout in Bari for three days of professional and scientific development   More

Tom Rebl Presents Inuit

By Staff
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:28 AM A conceptual model that plays with vision   More

Galileo Is 150 Years Old!

By Staff
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:25 AM An important milestone for the company that has kept pace with memorable, economic and social transformations   More

Kenmark Renews Original Penguin Eyewear License

By Staff
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:24 AM LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Kenmark, along with Perry Ellis International, have announced the renewal of their Original Penguin eyewear license. The renewal will span five years and includes optical eyewear, optical sunwear and retail sunwear.

International Ophthalmic Industry Executive Paul Smith Joins TearLab

By Staff
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:21 AM SAN DIEGO— TearLab Corporation (Nasdaq:TEAR) announced the appointment of Paul Smith to its senior management team in the newly created position of vice president, International.

BrightFocus Foundation to Fund Research for Brain and Eye Disease with $8.7 Million in Grants

By Staff
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:21 AM CLARKSBURG, Md.— BrightFocus Foundation, a nonprofit organization supporting research and providing public education to help eradicate brain and eye diseases, announced yesterday that it will be distributing more than $8.7 million in grants to 59 research projects in six countries, 19 states and the District of Columbia to aid in the efforts to cure Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration and glaucoma.

Navigating Emerging Technological Change

By Andrew Karp
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:08 AM The study of technology is one of the most compelling ways of understanding humanity,” declared Michell Zappa, the Sao Paulo, Brazil-based futurist and emerging technology strategist who was the Summit’s lead-off speaker.

Sharing and Caring: Millenials Value Connection With Brands

By Catherine Wolinski
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:07 AM As the session on Millennials took hold, certain truths emerged: convenience, price and “value” in the traditional sense take a back seat in young consumers’ shopping carts.

Making Sense of Big Data for Todays Health Care Sector

By Mary Kane
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:06 AM The tagline on the IBM Watson Foundations website declares “Make data make sense” and that’s just what IBM’s Charlie Schick, PhD did for Summit attendees as he led a fascinating and informative discussion on Big Data, outlining what it means to today’s world of health care and ultimately, how it might impact those in optical.

Innovation As a Team Sport

By Deirdre Carroll
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:05 AM It’s not a Leadership Summit without dedicating a little time to the namesake topic. The Leadership & Innovation session addressed how executive leaders are learning to embrace and foster creativity and new ideas within their organizations.

A Conversation With Andrea Guerra, CEO, Luxottica Group

By Deirdre Carroll
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:04 AM The VM Summit’s Leadership & Innovation session explored the perspective of global leaders today; those charged with managing complex organizations, executing strategies and coping with new, emerging forms of competition.

Wearable Technology: Coming Into Its Own

By John Sailer
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:03 AM With six different speakers discussing at least as many smart eyewear technologies that have moved from research and into development, the Eye2 session on “Wearables” demonstrated for the Summit audience the reality of this exciting new intersection of technology and eyewear.

E-tailing Shares Stage (And Screen?) With Online Refraction

By John Sailer
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:02 AM What does the blurring of “brick” and “click” mean for eyecare? In the process of answering that question, the “Omnichannel” session introduced a technology so disruptive that, in contrast, it demonstrated how firmly established online optical retailing has become.
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