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.

VM Announces First Speakers for Summit ‘BrainStorm’

By Staff
Monday, February 8, 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.

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 you're telling me to have a daily meeting! Isn't that meeting overload?"

Sometimes Bonuses Work...Sometimes They Don’t

By Mark Wright, OD, FCOVD
Friday, February 5, 2016 9:05 AM
One of the issues that always comes up is should I bonus my staff, or should I just pay a flat salary. There are two different sides to this argument. One side says just pay a healthy wage and they’ll do everything that you ask of them. The other side, which is the side I tend to think about more, is that we all work on bonuses.

The Never Ending Wonder Is Back!

By Staff
Friday, February 5, 2016 12:25 AM Everything is ready to amaze the entire industry. The words of MIDO Vice President Giovanni Vitaloni.

With No ‘Safe Harbor’ Protection, Optical Companies Eye Approaching Proposition 65 Enforcement Deadline

By Staff
Friday, February 5, 2016 12:21 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—With a May deadline looming, eyewear companies are taking steps to comply with a California rule that requires them to warn consumers and workers in the state if they come into contact with a product containing Bisphenol A (BpA), a chemical used in polycarbonate lenses and frames that has been linked to health problems.

Safilo Renews Support for Special Olympics for Three More Years

By Staff
Friday, February 5, 2016 12:18 AM PADUA, Italy—Safilo Group announced a new three-year commitment to Special Olympics at its extended global leadership team meeting on Feb. 2.

Hoya Vision Care North America Acquires Nexus Vision Group

By Staff
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 12:15 PM LEWISVILLE, Texas—Hoya Vision Care announced today the acquisition of Nexus Vision Group, headquartered in Grove City, Ohio, and its affiliated laboratory partners in five states. The purchase price was not announced.