Monday, October 5, 2015 7:30 AM
NEW YORK and SCHIPHOL, The Netherlands—GrandVision NV
(EURONEXT: GVNV), the largest global operator in optical retail, will enter the U.S. market via the acquisition of For Eyes Optical
, the optical chain.
Monday, October 5, 2015 12:30 AM
SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 684
into law on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, paving the way for more flexibility in relationships among optometrists, opticians, optical companies and managed vision care plans.
Monday, October 5, 2015 12:21 AM
PITTSBURGH—With the Oct. 1, 2015, acquisition of the optical practice run by Richard Feldstein, OD, in Washington, Pa., Norman Childs
now operates a total of 21 locations.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 12:27 AM
NEW YORK—Following the Federal Trade Commission’s request for comment on the Ophthalmic Practice Rule
(Eyeglass Rule) and the Contact Lens Rule
, some prominent politicians and ECPs have added their voices to request changes.
Monday, September 28, 2015 3:16 PM
LAS VEGAS—VM LIVE’s presentation of “Tech’s Appeal—Digital Tools to Seduce the Savvy Retail Customer,” held here on Sept. 16, 2015, shared insights from BIA/Kelsey’s Michael Boland and Mobiquity’s Scott Snyder, PhD, with a standing-room-only crowd of representatives of leading optical businesses.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 12:27 AM
GLENDORA, N.J.—Refac Optical Group announced that Adam Levy has joined the company as CEO and president of Refac Optical Group.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 12:18 AM
, one of Canada’s largest eyecare companies, has announced that Arlene Dickinson, has joined their board of directors.
Thursday, September 17, 2015 12:24 AM
VANCOUVER, B.C.—IRIS The Visual Group
, one of the largest eyecare companies in North America, has appointed Scott Corbet to the role of director of business development/acquisitions, Western Canada. The new position, the company said, reflects the IRIS board of director’s decision to move into acquisition mode after a one year restructuring period following the untimely passing in July, 2014, of IRIS founder and president, Dr. Francis Jean.
Monday, September 14, 2015 12:33 AM
SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The Calif. legislature voted to approve new legislation (AB 684
) governing the relationships among optometrists, opticians, optical companies and MVC plans.
Monday, September 14, 2015 12:30 AM
GREEN BAY, Wis.—A new senior management team is in place overseeing Shopko's optical business.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 12:27 AM
TROY, Mich.—I-deal Optics
, a leading wholesale distributor of high margin eyewear and sunwear, has announced that Main Street Capital Holdings, LLC
has partnered with the company. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed.
Monday, August 17, 2015 7:07 AM
VIENNA, Va.—Capital Vision Services, LP (CVS) which provides management services to MyEyeDr.
optometry practices, has received an equity investment from a group led by Altas Partners
and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
(CDPQ), two large investment firms who are doing so in partnership with CVS’ co-founder and CEO Sue Downes.
Monday, August 10, 2015 12:24 AM
NEW YORK—Warby Parker
has teamed up with Pop-In@Nordstrom to sell a selection of its eyewear and other products through the themed pop-up shops at six Nordstrom locations across the U.S. and online at Nordstrom.com/pop
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:10 AM
NEW YORK—Coming up with a theme for this Special Report year after year is no easy task. Some of us on the editorial team have been profiling optical’s Influential Women since VM’s Special Report began way back in 2003. The challenge is always the same: finding a theme that is fresh and dynamic, like the Influential Women themselves.