Monday, October 17, 2016 12:00 AM
SAN DIEGO—A roomful of ODs raised glasses of tasty craft brew at Stone Brewing Company here on Aug. 9, at the premier of “Crafting Success.” This was the first of a 10-city tour across America that aims to share learnings in business challenges between independent craft brewers and independent optometric practices.
Monday, October 17, 2016 12:00 AM
JENA, Germany—Zeiss threw a birthday party here for Carl Zeiss, its founder and namesake, on Sept. 11, 2016, 200 years after he was born in the town of Weimar. The mechanic opened a small workshop for precision mechanics and optics in Jena in 1846, laying the foundation for today’s global technology player Zeiss.
Friday, October 7, 2016 12:24 AM
, a lens company and wholesale laboratory located here, announced Wednesday that it is ceasing its U.S. operations.
Friday, September 23, 2016 12:30 AM
PLAINVILLE, Mass.—Hilco Vision
is expanding its presence in Europe through the acquisition of two Netherlands-based optical companies, Optiplus
Friday, September 16, 2016 3:45 PM
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.—Johnson & Johnson
moved to strengthen its eye health product portfolio with a $4.325 billion deal to acquire Abbott Medical Optics
, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Abbott Laboratories.
Friday, September 2, 2016 12:18 AM
DUNNELLON, Fla.—Bill Hernandez, founder of Practical Systems, Inc. (PSI) passed away Aug. 22, 2016 at age 87. He was fondly known by many in the industry and was inducted into the Optical Industry Hall of Fame in 2012.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 12:24 AM
HEBRON, Ky.—Carl Zeiss Vision
is planning a major redesign of its operations center here that would significantly expand the facility’s capabilities and the company’s work force.
Monday, August 29, 2016 2:00 PM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Lab Division of The Vision Council announced the industry veterans who will be recognized during the Directors’ Choice Award and 17th Annual Lab Division Hall of Fame celebration on Sept. 14.
Monday, August 15, 2016 12:30 AM
CINCINNATI—Ronald Cooke, Jr. will be joining Diversified Ophthalmics, Inc.
, and the ECP Network
, as executive vice president, according to Dr. Ronald F. Cooke, chairman of the board and CEO of Diversified Ophthalmics, Inc.
Monday, August 15, 2016 12:00 AM
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—GSRx, a supplier of frames, lenses and lab services based here, is introducing Proper Optics, a consumer-facing brand and in-store marketing concept. Proper Optics is designed to give independent eyecare practices what GSRx describes as “complete, premium eyewear at a price point that allows them to retain more patients in their optical, increase second pair sales and attract new patients.”
Friday, July 29, 2016 10:35 AM
EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y.—Essilor of America
announced today that it has acquired a majority stake in US Optical
, an East Syracuse, N.Y.-based wholesale optical laboratory with around $35 million in annual revenue.
Friday, July 8, 2016 12:21 AM
is expanding its Walman Instruments
division through the acquisition of Eye Care Alliance
(ECA), an Apex, N.C. company that specializes in the refurbishment, repair and support of advanced technology instrumentation such as OCTs (Optical Coherence Tomography) and automated perimeters.
Monday, June 27, 2016 12:24 AM
GERMANTOWN, Wis.—Satisloh North America
recently completed a 13,000 square foot addition to its warehouse here as well as moving its training program into space vacated by another tenant.
Friday, June 24, 2016 12:21 AM
NEW YORK—Warby Parker
said it will open a new 34,000 square-foot optical laboratory in Sloatsburg, N.Y., a town in Rockland County, just north of New York City.