Monday, October 5, 2015 7:30 AM
NEW YORK and SCHIPHOL, The Netherlands—GrandVision NV
(EURONEXT: GVNV), the largest global operator in optical retail, will enter the U.S. market via the acquisition of For Eyes Optical
, the optical chain.
Monday, October 5, 2015 12:30 AM
SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 684
into law on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, paving the way for more flexibility in relationships among optometrists, opticians, optical companies and managed vision care plans.
Monday, October 5, 2015 12:27 AM
NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are hosting the seventh annual EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards to identify the optical industry’s favorite products and companies this year.
Monday, October 5, 2015 12:24 AM
has declared October as Home Eye Safety Awareness Month. In 2014, more than 193,000 adults and children were treated in hospital emergency rooms in the U.S. for eye injuries sustained at home, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s National Electronic Injury Surveillance System.
Monday, October 5, 2015 12:21 AM
PITTSBURGH—With the Oct. 1, 2015, acquisition of the optical practice run by Richard Feldstein, OD, in Washington, Pa., Norman Childs
now operates a total of 21 locations.
Monday, October 5, 2015 12:18 AM
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Sports vision expert Donald Teig, OD, will be the guest on the Oct. 7 edition of “The Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, and founder of The Power Practice
Friday, October 2, 2015 12:30 AM
MUMBAI, India—Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
(Sun Pharma) announced on Sept. 29 it has commenced a tender offer through its indirect wholly owned subsidiary, Thea Acquisition Corporation, for all of the outstanding shares of common stock of InSite Vision Incorporated
(OTCBB: INSV, InSite Vision) for $0.35 per share in cash, without interest and less any required withholding taxes, according to an announcement from Sun Pharmaceutical.
Friday, October 2, 2015 12:25 AM
Lisa Jucca, Asia Finance Editor for Reuters, talks exclusively to WMIDO about what is happening in the world's second largest economy.
Friday, October 2, 2015 12:24 AM
LOS ANGELES—VSP Optics Group
has opened a VSPOne Optical Technology Center
in Los Angeles. VSP said the new laboratory was established to help meet growing demand for its Unity lenses and coatings in Southern California.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 12:27 AM
NEW YORK—Following the Federal Trade Commission’s request for comment on the Ophthalmic Practice Rule
(Eyeglass Rule) and the Contact Lens Rule
, some prominent politicians and ECPs have added their voices to request changes.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 12:25 AM
The 45th Mido edition was indeed the record breaking one with 49.000 visitors during the three-day event, +8,7% over the previous edition, larger exhibition space (+10%) and 150 new exhibitors.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 12:24 AM
SUNRISE, Fla.—Mad Vision
is a new wholesale company debuting in the U.S., a business which is the collaboration of an 18-year veteran in the optical business, Guillaume Pottecher, and Marc Aptakin, owner of Mad Studios, a full-service advertising and marketing agency based in South Florida.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 12:21 AM
SAN FRANCISCO—The Glaucoma Research Foundation
has recently elected Monica L. Vetter, PhD and Ruth D. Williams, MD to its board of directors.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 12:00 AM
NEW YORK—If we recited a list of the top 10 brands that resonate with the 18 to 34 year old demographic no one would be surprised by the names on that list. But if you aren’t Apple, Nike or Coca Cola, how do you get Millennials to pay attention?
Monday, September 28, 2015 3:16 PM
LAS VEGAS—VM LIVE’s presentation of “Tech’s Appeal—Digital Tools to Seduce the Savvy Retail Customer,” held here on Sept. 16, 2015, shared insights from BIA/Kelsey’s Michael Boland and Mobiquity’s Scott Snyder, PhD, with a standing-room-only crowd of representatives of leading optical businesses.