20 State AGs Among 4,000 ‘Commenters’ to FTC Over Proposed Changes to Contact Lens Rule

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Friday, February 24, 2017 12:30 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—The comment period on the Federal Trade Commission’s proposed changes to the Contact Lens Rule ended Jan. 30 with more than 4,000 “commenters” submitting their views, including a comment in favor of FTC’s proposed changes that was signed by attorneys general of 20 states.

ASCRS Announces 2017 Ophthalmology Hall of Fame Inductees

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Friday, February 24, 2017 12:27 AM FAIRFAX, Va.—The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) announced that it will induct Gullapalli N. Rao, MD, and the late Karl Koller, MD, into the ASCRS Ophthalmology Hall of Fame.

MIDO Is Ready to Amaze Again

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Friday, February 24, 2017 12:25 AM MIDO is revving its engines and, following the past two years’ successes and record numbers of exhibitors and visitors, the figures for this edition have also grown: an exhibition area increased by 1500 square meters, 127 new companies from all over the world, including some of the top brands in the sports eyewear world, and the MORE! area has been doubled.

Safilo Group Launches Global Partner Network and a Variety of Events During Mido 2017

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Friday, February 24, 2017 12:24 AM PADUA, Italy—Safilo Group plans to celebrate its more than 50 exclusive partners with the launch of its Global Partner Network.

Ray-Ban and Ferrari Sign New Multi-Year Licensing Agreement

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Friday, February 24, 2017 12:21 AM MILAN—Luxottica Group, owner of Ray-Ban, announced it has strengthened its partnership with Ferrari by signing a new multi-year licensing agreement for the design, manufacture, distribution and sale of a range of eyewear branded Ferrari and Ray-Ban.

U.K. Eyecare Charity Helps More Than 1 Million People in Rwanda

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Friday, February 24, 2017 12:18 AM LONDON—Vision for a Nation (VFAN) reported that it has helped more than 1 million people to access eyecare services across Rwanda.

Vision Monday to Launch VMail Weekend on Saturday, Feb. 25

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Friday, February 24, 2017 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday is pleased to announce the addition of VMail Weekend to its VMail family of e-newsletters. The newsletter will make its debut on Saturday, Feb. 25.

Captain Scott Kelly to Deliver ASCRS Lecture on Science, Medicine and Technology

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:30 AM FAIRFAX, Va.—U.S. Astronaut and retired Navy Captain, Scott Kelly will deliver the Lecture on Science, Medicine, and Technology at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) and American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators (ASOA) Annual Symposium and Congress.

Vision Source’s New Marketing Campaign Highlights Family-Doctor Relationship

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:27 AM KINGWOOD, Texas—Vision Source, North America's largest independent optometric alliance, is introducing a new marketing campaign, “My Vision Source Family,” that takes a fresh look at the eye doctor/family relationship.

Nanjing Vertical Forest

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:25 AM Following its success in Italy, the first Vertical Forest in China will be built at Nanchino.
Once again, the project will be executed by Stefano Boeri Architects based on the Milan Vertical Forest model: the two towers featuring alternating balconies and plant containers, will be built in the Nanjing Pukou district.

ABB Optical Group Publishes Year-in-Review Industry Insights

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:24 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—Calendar year 2016 was notable for “consistent growth” and “strong sales” of contact lenses, particularly daily disposals, according to ABB Optical Group’s year-in-review report on the U.S. optical market.

Silhouette Wins Best Stand Award at 100 % Optical

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:15 AM LINZ, Austria—Silhouette Eyewear announced that it has received an award for Best Stand over 25 meters squared at 100% Optical 2017.

Essilor to Launch Next Gen Varilux Lens Based on Fresh Approach to Product Development

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Monday, February 20, 2017 12:30 AM PARIS—Essilor is abandoning traditional methods of developing and designing products in favor of an innovative, customer-driven approach that has already yielded a new generation of Varilux progressive lenses.

Mondottica to Develop Eyewear for Sandro and Maje

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Monday, February 20, 2017 12:25 AM SMCP Group and Mondottica International announced the signing of a partnership to develop eyewear collections with brands Sandro and Maje.

Essilor’s 2016 Revenue Rises 7.6 Percent

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Monday, February 20, 2017 12:23 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—Essilor International (Reuters: ESSI.PA) posted consolidated revenue of €7,115 million for the year ended Dec. 31, 2016, an increase of 7.6 percent excluding the currency effect.
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