Luxottica to Amp Up Lens Manufacturing Facilities to Support More Store Openings

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Monday, May 2, 2016 12:33 AM MILAN, Italy—Massimo Vian, CEO of product and operations for Luxottica Group (NYSE:LUX) said the company plans to increase the number and invest in new lens manufacturing facilities, located near its existing distribution centers.

Safilo Group’s Kids by Safilo Line to Present on May 5 ‘Modern Living with Kathy Ireland’ Show

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Monday, May 2, 2016 12:27 AM LOS ANGELES—Safilo Group’s Kids by Safilo collection and eye health initiative, designed by pediatric experts and developed to raise awareness of the importance of vision care for children from 0 to 8 years old, will be appearing on an upcoming “Modern Living with Kathy Ireland” show, which is airing nationally on the E! Network on May 5.

Italian Eyewear Shows Off in NY

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Monday, May 2, 2016 12:25 AM The United States is the leading international market for eyewear, with 25.5 percent of global market share and 2015 imports from Italy that surged by 22.8 percent over 2014 figures.

Schneider Relocates to New North American Headquarters

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Monday, May 2, 2016 12:24 AM FRISCO, Texas—Schneider Optical Machines North America has relocated to a new, much larger facility. The 30,000 square-foot facility in Frisco, Texas nearly triples the space of its previous location, allowing the company to keep ahead of current and future growth.

Luxottica Reports Q1 Sales Up 2.5 Percent to €2.3 Billion

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Monday, May 2, 2016 12:23 AM MILAN, Italy—Luxottica Group (NYSE: LUX) said it confirmed its outlook for 2016 and had a more upbeat second half even as it reported a relatively soft first quarter for the period ending March.

Zeiss Reports 5 Percent Rise in Revenue for First Half

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Monday, May 2, 2016 12:22 AM OBERKOCHEN, Germany—The Zeiss Group wrapped up the first six months of fiscal year 2015/16 ending March 31, 2016 with a 5 percent increase in revenue over the previous year to €2.32 billion.

GrandVision Reports Revenues Rose 2.5 Percent in Q1

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Monday, May 2, 2016 12:20 AM SCHIPOL, The Netherlands—GrandVision NV (EURONEXT: GVNV), the major global optical retail group, reported its first quarter results, noting that overall revenue increased by 2.5 percent to €803 million, compared to €784 million in Q1 2015, or 4.9 percent at constant exchange rates.

Valeant Files Annual Report on Form 10-K With SEC, Restates Quarterly Results for 2014 and 2015

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Monday, May 2, 2016 12:19 AM LAVAL, Quebec—Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) (TSX: VRX) announced on Friday that it has filed its Annual Report on Form 10-K with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2015.

Envision Names Joshua A. Miele Keynote Speaker for September Conference

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Monday, May 2, 2016 12:18 AM WICHITA, Kan.—Envision announced that Joshua A. Miele, PhD, founder and director of the Video Description Research and Development Center and associate director of the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, will deliver the keynote address at the 11th annual Envision Conference, Sept. 7 to 10 in Denver.

The Vision Council Encourages the Optical Community to Support National Sunglasses Day on June 27

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Friday, April 29, 2016 12:30 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council is encouraging ECPs, companies and optical retailers to help promote the importance of wearing UV-protective sunwear as a part of National Sunglasses Day held annually on June 27.

New CEO at Silhouette International

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Friday, April 29, 2016 12:27 AM LINZ, Austria—Jan Rosenberg is the new CEO of Silhouette International. He is now managing the family-owned company, together with Thomas Windischbauer, COO/CFO, the company said in an announcement.

The Top Three Optical Stores in the World

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Friday, April 29, 2016 12:25 AM In 2015 Mido set up the Bestore Award for the outlet that offers the best shopping experience.

Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award Nominations Open

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Friday, April 29, 2016 12:24 AM CHICAGO—The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness (NCCVEH) issued a call for nominations for the second annual Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award.

Ordinary Shareholders’ Meeting of Safilo Group S.p.A. Approved Financial Statements for FY ‘15

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Friday, April 29, 2016 12:23 AM PADUA, Italy—The Shareholders’ Meeting of Safilo Group S.p.A., held on April 27 discussed and approved the company’s 2015 financial statements and the board of directors’ report and viewed the consolidated financial statements.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America and National Vision Inc. Kick Off Multi-Year Partnership

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Friday, April 29, 2016 12:15 AM ATLANTA—Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and National Vision Inc. (NVI) officially kicked-off their multi-year partnership here at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta’s A.W. “Tony” Matthews Club with an eye screening and glasses fitting program.
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