Warby Parker and United Healthcare to Expand Vision Benefits to a Few Markets This Year, Nationally in 2018

By Staff
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 12:33 AM MINNETONKA, Minn.—United Healthcare Vision’s new partnership with Warby Parker to enable the online/brick and mortar retailer to accept vision insurance nationally in 2018 began as a pilot in Charlotte, N.C., where some employees at eight companies can take advantage of that option as of today.

Warby Parker to Accept Vision Insurance in 2018 Via New Arrangement With UnitedHealthcare Vision

By Staff
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 11:15 AM MINNETONKA, Minn.—People enrolled in UnitedHealthcare employer-sponsored and individual vision plans can access Warby Parker’s designer prescription eyewear, online or at any of the more than 50 stores nationwide, beginning in 2018.

Imperial’s Total Eye Care Partners Joins With Gaddie Eye Centers

By Staff
Thursday, September 14, 2017 9:30 AM LAS VEGAS—Imperial Capital Group, a Toronto-based private equity fund manager, has announced the formation of Total Eye Care Partners (Total ECP).

Acuity EyeCare Group to Establish Central Business Office in Dallas

By Staff
Thursday, September 14, 2017 12:33 AM ST. LOUIS—Acuity EyeCare Group, will be opening a central business office in Dallas, Texas, sometime in late 2017.

Eyemart Express Launches Exclusive Online Shopping for Its Rx Customers

By Staff
Thursday, September 14, 2017 12:18 AM DALLAS—Eyemart Express, a nationally recognized Top 10 optical retailer, has launched an exclusive online shopping experience for its existing customers with a valid prescription.

Bon-Ton Stores to Launch mEYEwear Rx Optical Shops, in New Deal With VVOptique

By Staff
Monday, September 11, 2017 12:39 AM MILWAUKEE, Wis.—The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:BONT) is launching mEYEwear Rx Optical Shops within its department stores.

Luxottica North America Offers Additional Relief Support to ECPs Affected By Hurricane Harvey

By Staff
Monday, September 11, 2017 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Luxottica has doubled down on its efforts to respond to Hurricane Harvey. The company announced that Oakley will be donating 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of its Oakley Fuel Cell model, which features the Texas state flag, to recovery efforts throughout the month of September.

Couple in South Carolina Files Lawsuit Against Amazon Over Defective Eclipse Glasses

By Staff
Monday, September 4, 2017 12:24 AM CHARLESTON, S.C.—A South Carolina couple filed a lawsuit against Amazon Inc. last week in federal district court here, claiming that the online retailer sold faulty glasses that were marketed as being safe for viewing the solar eclipse in mid-August.

Tickets Still Available for ‘Minding the Store,’ VM’s Retail Tech Event

By Staff
Friday, September 1, 2017 12:18 AM LAS VEGAS—Time is running out to register for “Minding the Store: Digital Tech Reinvisions The Shopper’s Experience,” a special program presented by Vision Monday at the upcoming VM LIVE event on Wednesday, Sept. 13 in Las Vegas.

Kirk & Kirk Opens New American Office Based in Philadelphia

By Staff
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 12:18 AM LONDON—Kirk & Kirk has announced the opening of a new American office. This new office will allow Kirk & Kirk to better support the demand within its rapidly developing market, the company stated.

Ontario’s Eyes on Market Joins FYidoctors, Marking First Brantford Location

By Staff
Monday, August 28, 2017 12:24 AM CALGARY, Alberta—FYidoctors has announced that the Brantford, Ontario, optometry practice Eyes on Market has become part of the FYidoctors organization, marking the latter’s first location in Brantford.

Costa Expands Its ‘Tribal’ Reach Via New Product, Programs and Social Purpose

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, August 28, 2017 12:00 AM DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—There’s tidal change underway at Costa. Securing its original core and dedicated group of fisherman and angler fans for its polarized sunwear through extensive “community” building, Costa—as a company and as a brand—has been in expansion mode on many fronts, including a concerted push into the optical space.

Texas State Optical Elects Peña as Chairman and Five New Board Members

By Staff
Friday, August 25, 2017 12:30 AM HOUSTON—Texas State Optical (TSO) has announced the results of its recent election of directors and board officers.

Moscot Plans to Open Location in Chelsea Market Slated for October 2017

By Staff
Friday, August 25, 2017 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Moscot will officially open an additional stand-alone, full-service optical store in New York’s Chelsea Market this October.

Highmark Health Reports ‘Strong’ Financial Results

By Staff
Friday, August 18, 2017 12:23 AM PITTSBURGH, Pa.—Highmark Health, an integrated health care company with holdings in vision care, reported Thursday that its financial performance in the first half of 2017 was its “strongest financial performance for [a] six-month period” since the formation of Highmark in 1996.
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