Monday, January 23, 2017 12:24 AM
NEW YORK—Almost immediately after Essilor
announced their merger
plan on Jan. 16, questions and theories began to swirl about how the long rumored mega-deal, valued at nearly €50 billion, would impact the optical industry in North America and internationally.
Monday, January 23, 2017 12:15 AM
NEW YORK—Almost immediately after Essilor and Luxottica announced their merger plan on Jan. 16, questions and theories began to swirl about how the long rumored mega-deal, valued at nearly €50 billion, would impact the optical industry in North America and internationally.
Monday, January 16, 2017 12:30 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—At Essilor of America’s
national sales meeting, held here last week, the company’s Independent Distribution Division (IDD) recognized selected independent laboratory partners for outstanding achievements.
Monday, January 16, 2017 12:00 AM
AUBURN HILLS, Mich.—Mike and Bernie Green are back in the optical lab business, following a decade-long hiatus from the industry. The Green brothers, who previously owned and operated Great Lakes Coating, opened Green Optics, a 24,000 square foot lab, here in early 2016.
Friday, January 13, 2017 12:21 AM
NEW YORK—Following a plan it announced in mid-2016, Warby Parker has opened its first company-owned optical lab, a 34,000-square-foot facility in the Rockland County area of New York State.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 12:21 AM
MASON, Ohio—Haag-Streit USA
and Reliance Medical Products has announced a new national authorized distributor partnership with Walman Instruments
, beginning Jan. 1, 2017.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 12:27 AM
LEWISVILLE, Texas—Hoya Vision Care
announced that is has acquired Pinnacle Optical, a full-service wholesale laboratory in Birmingham, Ala.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 12:24 AM
GREEN BAY, Wis.—Global Optics Inc.
, which provides consolidated purchasing and proficient logistical solutions and distribution to independent optical labs, is experiencing somewhat of a renaissance as it repositions itself for the future.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 12:15 AM
signed an exclusive worldwide distributor agreement with Weima GmbH
that brings Weima’s briquetting technology to the ophthalmic manufacturing market.
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.