Wednesday, November 30, 2016 12:23 AM
MILAN—According to the terms of an agreement signed in 2012 with Fenix Srl (formerly known as Salmoiraghi & Vigano Holding), Luxottica Group S.p.A
(NYSE:LUX) said on Friday that it has exercised its option to acquire the remaining 63.2 percent of the shares in the Italian optical retailer
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 12:21 AM
NEW YORK—The start-up company Simple Contacts
, which offers an app-based eye test and refill service for contact lens wearers, has raised $2 million in seed funding that it will use to fund further development, an executive of the company confirmed to VMail
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 12:30 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Federal Trade Commission proposed changes to the 2004 Contact Lens Rule, and also provided details on how the public can comment on the agency’s proposal by Jan. 30, 2017.
Friday, November 4, 2016 12:24 AM
DRAPER, Utah—1-800 Contacts Inc.
,the leading online contact lens retailer in the U.S., is testing the brick-and-mortar retail space with the opening of two “high-service, boutique environment” Lumen Optical
stores outside of Chicago.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 12:23 AM
MILAN—Citing 2016 as its year of “transformation,” Luxottica Group
(NYSE:LUX) reported overall group net sales rose 3.2 percent to €2,225 million at current exchange rates, 3.5 percent at constant exchange rates, for the third quarter and nine-month period ending Sept. 30, 2016.
Monday, October 24, 2016 12:21 AM
DULUTH, Ga.—National Vision Inc.
, one of the largest optical retailers in the U.S. market, announced late last week the winners of its 2016 National Vision Vendor Awards.
Friday, October 21, 2016 12:21 AM
NEW YORK—Smart Vision Labs
is expanding its reach into California through a new partnership with Devlyn Optical
, a multinational optical retailer.
Friday, October 21, 2016 12:18 AM
MONTREAL—New Look Vision Group
(TSX:BCI) said it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Visions One Hour Optical Ltd., which operates principally under the Visions Optical
banner in local communities across British Columbia.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 12:18 AM
ST. LOUIS—The American Optometric Association
(AOA) has requested the Department of Justice investigate and attempt to uncover the identity of people responsible for an “ongoing data breach affecting optometry.”
Monday, October 17, 2016 12:30 AM
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Alpine Capital LLC
, a health care-focused financial services firm, said it has provided $7.5 million in financing to Claris Vision Holdings
, a company that brings together some of New England’s top eyecare practices.
Monday, October 17, 2016 12:00 AM
CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA, Calif.—Engaging eyewear consumers at retail is an ongoing challenge for both ECPs and vendors. But a new service that enables retailers to better leverage eyewear suppliers’ marketing assets may help change this.
Monday, October 17, 2016 12:00 AM
NEW YORK—Designer Eyes, a luxury eyewear retailer celebrated the opening of its New York City flagship store located inside the new World Trade Center Mall also known as “The Oculus” on Tuesday, Sept. 20.
Friday, October 7, 2016 12:27 AM
hosted a series of special events in three Chicago neighborhoods this week, to reinforce to consumers throughout this major market that it now has a presence in Chicagoland.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 12:21 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The latest round in the industry battle over contact lens legislation is bringing in more of the consumer perspective.