Allergan Receives Unsolicited Merger Proposal From Valeant Pharmaceuticals International

By Staff
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:33 AM IRVINE, Calif.— Allergan (NYSE: AGN) confirmed yesterday that it has received an unsolicited proposal from Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE/TSX: VRX) to acquire all of Allergan’s outstanding shares for a combination of 0.83 of Valeant common shares and $48.30 in cash per share of Allergan’s common stock.

Kenmark Renews Original Penguin Eyewear License

By Staff
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:24 AM LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Kenmark, along with Perry Ellis International, have announced the renewal of their Original Penguin eyewear license. The renewal will span five years and includes optical eyewear, optical sunwear and retail sunwear.

International Ophthalmic Industry Executive Paul Smith Joins TearLab

By Staff
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:21 AM SAN DIEGO— TearLab Corporation (Nasdaq:TEAR) announced the appointment of Paul Smith to its senior management team in the newly created position of vice president, International.

A Conversation With Andrea Guerra, CEO, Luxottica Group

By Deirdre Carroll
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:04 AM The VM Summit’s Leadership & Innovation session explored the perspective of global leaders today; those charged with managing complex organizations, executing strategies and coping with new, emerging forms of competition.

Leading Experts Agree the ‘Future Is Now’

By Staff
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:01 AM NEW YORK—With leaders in their fields discussing Millennials, Big Data, omnichannel retailing, and wearable technologies, the 8th annual Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit once again showed how the future is now.

Bob and Henry Shyer Receive Prevent Blindness’ Persons of Vision Award

By VM Staff
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Zyloware Eyewear chairman, Bob Shyer, and vice chairman, Henry Shyer, were honored here on March 28 as the 2014 recipients of the Persons of Vision Award by Prevent Blindness.

SUNY Optometry’s Foundation Honors Two at Annual Gala

By VM Staff
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:00 AM NEW YORK –SUNY Optometry’s Optometric Center of NY celebrated the contributions to vision care and to the city of New York at its annual Gala here on March 29 as the Foundation recognized the contributions of Andrea Dorigo, past president of Luxottica Wholesale NA and of Edie Lutnick, director of the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund.

Coastal.com Shareholders Approve Acquisition by Essilor International

By Staff
Friday, April 18, 2014 12:23 AM VANCOUVER— Coastal Contacts shareholders unanimously approved the proposed acquisition of Coastal.com by Essilor International (Reuters: ESSI.PA). Essilor has agreed to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Coastal.com for a purchase price of CAD12.45 per share, representing a net equity value of approximately CAD 430 million.

Luxottica Signs New Eyewear License With Michael Kors

By Staff
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:27 AM HONG KONG/MILAN— Luxottica Group (MTA: LUX) (NYSE: LUX) and Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE: KORS) have announced that they have signed a new and exclusive 10-year eyewear license agreement for the Michael Kors Collection and Michael Michael Kors eyewear, effective Jan. 1, 2015.

Alcon Opens Manufacturing Plant in Singapore to Produce Ophthalmic Pharmaceutical Products

By Staff
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:18 AM SINGAPORE—On April 14, Alcon officially opened its new $200 million, 330,000-square-foot pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in the Tuas Biomedical Park.

CooperVision’s WebSystem3 Subsidiary Launches Eye Care Prime Premier Digital Marketing Services

By Staff
Monday, April 14, 2014 12:24 AM PLEASANTON, Calif.—Eye Care Prime Premier, introduced last week by  CooperVision, Inc. through its subsidiary  WebSystem3 LLC,  offers digital marketing services to eyecare practices throughout the U.S. Eye Care Prime Premier provides each practice with a personal marketing consultant who will develop a customized integrated marketing approach to assist with acquiring, retaining and engaging patients.

Zeiss Northwest Lab Completes Major Upgrade

By Staff
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 12:27 AM SAN DIEGO—Eyecare professionals from throughout the western U.S. visited the Carl Zeiss Vision - Northwest lab recently to celebrate the completion of Zeiss’ two-year, $4 million upgrade of the facility.

Transitions Optical Makes More Changes to Management Team

By Staff
Friday, April 04, 2014 12:30 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.— Transitions Optical has made additional changes to its management team following the completion of the company’s acquisition by Essilor International, announced on Tuesday.

FGX International Enters Distribution Partnership With Eby-Brown

By Staff
Friday, April 04, 2014 12:21 AM SMITHFIELD, R.I.— FGX International has entered a distribution partnership with Eby-Brown, one of the largest distributors to convenience stores in the U.S., servicing more than 13,500 locations. This partnership expands FGX’s presence within the convenience channel of distribution.
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