Visionworks Partners With Nickelodeon’s ‘PAW Patrol’ to Promote Back-To-School Eye Exams

By Staff
Monday, June 26, 2017 12:24 AM SAN ANTONIO—Visionworks announced its multi-faceted partnership with Viacom’s Nickelodeon and TV Land brands on a nationwide program to encourage back-to-school eye exams.

Avedro Appoints Thomas E. Griffin as Chief Financial Officer

By Staff
Monday, June 26, 2017 12:21 AM WALTHAM, Mass.—Avedro, a Waltham, Mass.-based ophthalmic pharmaceutical and medical device company specializing in corneal remodeling, has appointed Thomas E. Griffin as chief financial officer.

Johnson & Johnson Vision Champions Eye Health Advocates With New Advocacy Academy

By Staff
Friday, June 23, 2017 12:21 AM JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc. announced the launch of Advocacy Academy, an on-demand virtual learning tool designed, the company said, to educate, empower and mobilize a new community of eye health advocates to engage with lawmakers, agencies and patient associations on key issues impacting eye health.

Selima Brings Class Action Suit to Kering Over ‘Made in Italy’ Eyewear Claims

By Staff
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Boutique optical retailer and wholesaler Selima Optique, Inc. is taking aim at the country of origin labeling practices of luxury brand eyewear supplier Kering Eyewear and its parent, Kering S.A.

Bausch + Lomb Unveils AMD Virtual Experience at Optometry’s Meeting

By Staff
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 12:21 AM BRIDGEWATER, N.J.—Bausch + Lomb on Tuesday announced the launch of a new virtual reality (VR) tool that will allow eyecare professionals (ECPs) to experience the daily challenges that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) brings their patients with mild to more advanced stages of AMD.

L’Amy America Launches Destination Jr. to Benefit Pediatric Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

By Staff
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 12:18 AM WILTON, Conn.—L’Amy America is launching “Destination Junior,” in conjunction with the debut of the company’s new Tween ophthalmic collections by Champion, Sperry and Niki Nicole Miller.

Shire Names Snisarenko to Succeed Dempsey as Head of U.S. Ophthalmics Franchise

By Staff
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 12:15 AM LEXINGTON, Mass.—Shire announced this week that John Snisarenko has been named group vice president and head of ophthalmics U.S. franchise.

Smart Moves

By Marge Axelrad and Andrew Karp
Monday, June 19, 2017 12:30 AM NEW YORK—See if any of these scenarios sound familiar: An optician sends a patient’s frame from their frame wall to an outside lab. The lab waits for days for the frame to arrive. The Rx lens choice for a progressive with AR coating is communicated to the lab. Meanwhile, the patient waits, impatiently, for the glasses to arrive and worries if they’ll receive them in time for their family’s summer vacation.

‘The New Order’ - More to Come from VM

By Staff
Monday, June 19, 2017 12:29 AM This is the first in a series of Vision Monday articles that examine the forces that are reshaping the optical industry’s supply chain. Upcoming articles will bring readers news updates and fresh perspectives about what we’re calling The New Order.

Global Optics Strengthens Its Supply Chain Links

By Staff
Monday, June 19, 2017 12:28 AM GREEN BAY, Wis.—Global Optics provides consolidated purchasing and proficient logistical solutions and distribution to independent optical labs. From its huge, well-stocked warehouse located here, Global Optics serves more than 200 optical laboratories with spectacle lenses sourced from more than 20 vendors.

ABB Optical Group Launches Fourth Annual ABB Cares Program

By Staff
Monday, June 19, 2017 12:21 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—ABB Optical Group, a distributor of optical products, will begin accepting applications for its fourth annual ABB Cares program on  Aug. 1, 2017.

Three-Year Study Indicates Contact Lens Therapy Effective in Slowing Myopia Progression in Children

By Staff
Monday, June 19, 2017 12:15 AM LIVERPOOL, England —A new contact lens therapy has significant potential to address the rising prevalence of myopia (nearsightedness) in children, according to the results of study outcomes presented here at the British Contact Lens Association Clinical Conference, according to an announcement by CooperVision.

Brooklyn’s Lowercase Commits to Made in America Manufacturing

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, June 19, 2017 12:00 AM BROOKLYN, N.Y.—Lowercase, a Brooklyn-based eyewear company that launched in January 2017 is as unique as the location it calls home, and the young company is on a path of revitalizing the ways in which eyewear manufacturing can be done in the U.S. Companies like Lowercase are starting to breathe new life into “Made in America” products as they’re choosing to plant their manufacturing roots firmly in the U.S.

SPY Appoints Curtis Ellis to Sales Director

By Staff
Friday, June 16, 2017 12:24 AM CARLSBAD, Calif.—SPY announced that Curtis Ellis has been promoted from Western sales manager to the position of sales director. Ellis will relocate to Southern California from Salt Lake City for this role.

New Warning Language Requirements Added to California’s Prop 65

By Staff
Friday, June 16, 2017 12:21 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—California has recently made changes to its Proposition 65 warning language requirements, which will be mandatory as of Aug. 31, 2018, according to an announcement from the Vision Council.