Marcel Wanders to Help Judge Safilo and L’Uomo Vogue Tutoring Contest

By Staff
Friday, May 27, 2016 12:21 AM MILAN—Product and interior designer Marcel Wanders will be the honorary member of the jury that will judge and select the winning projects for the first tutoring contest in eyewear, A Forward Vision For Eyewear Heritage, a partnership project among Safilo and L’Uomo Vogue.

Walmart Awards Bausch + Lomb Supplier of the Year

By Staff
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:24 AM BRIDGEWATER, N.J.—Bausch + Lomb, a Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. company, announced that Walmart has presented the company with the 2015 U.S. Supplier of the Year Award in Consumables and Health & Wellness.

Marcolin USA Names Chris Robinson SVP Optical Channel and Tom Carberry SVP Commercial Operations

By Staff
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 12:30 AM SOMERVILLE, N.J.— Marcolin USA has appointed Chris Robinson as the company’s new SVP of sales for the optical channel and Tom Carberry as SVP of commercial operations.

Henri Blomqvist Appointed CEO of Safilo North America

By Staff
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 7:45 AM PADUA, Italy and PARSIPPANY, N.J.—Safilo Group (SFLG.MI), has appointed Henri Blomqvist as new CEO of Safilo North America, VMail has learned.

Glenn Rusk Appointed Senior VP Sales – North America for Kering Eyewear

By Staff
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:27 AM PADOVA, Italy—Kering Eyewear has announced the appointment of Glenn Rusk as senior vice president of sales for North America, effective immediately.

Ora Names David A. Hollander, MD, MBA, as Chief Medical Officer and SVP

By Staff
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:21 AM BOSTON, Mass.—Ora, Inc., a leading partner for ophthalmic pharmaceutical and device development, has appointed David A. Hollander, MD, MBA, as chief medical officer and senior vice president.

Safilo and Marie Claire Partner to #GETFRAMED

By Staff
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:15 AM NEW YORK—A new interactive platform combines mobile tech, a tryon app and editorial sunglass trends among fashion accessories in a new program partnership between Safilo USA and fashion publication Marie Claire this month. See how it works in VM’s latest edition of CLICK.

Corning Intros Corning Clear 15, a Thin, Scratch-Resistant Glass

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:00 AM CORNING, N.Y.—Corning Inc. is releasing Corning Clear 15, a new high-performance glass that provides a thinner and more scratch-resistant solution compared with plastic materials commonly used for prescription lenses. This new glass is now available from select U.S. distributors that utilize state-of-the-art, free-form equipment to produce the newest-style lenses, including dual-sided progressive designs.

Hoya Launches Sensity, a Photochromic Lens Brand

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:00 AM LEWISVILLE, Texas—Hoya Vision Care is launching Sensity, which the company is positioning as a “brand differentiating photochromic lens technology.”

New Essilor Lens for Indy ECPs Combats Digital Eye Strain

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:00 AM DALLAS—Essilor of America is expanding its Eyezen brand portfolio with the addition of Eyezen+, an enhanced, everyday single vision lens with embedded protection from harmful blue light. Eyezen+ lenses are designed to provide patients with a small amount of accommodative relief to alleviate eye strain caused by today’s heavy use of digital devices such as tablets and smartphones.

Vision Ease Intros Clear Blue Filter Lenses

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:00 AM RAMSEY, Minn.—Vision Ease is releasing Clear Blue Filter which provides high-energy light protection in a clear, everyday polycarbonate lens.

Essilor Appoints Two New Directors to its Board

By Staff
Friday, May 13, 2016 12:21 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—At Essilor’s annual general meeting, shareholders approved the appointment of Henrietta H. Fore and Annette Messemer, as new independent members of the board of directors.

EGMA to Make Iseikonic and Isophoric Lenses Under License From Shaw Vision

By Staff
Friday, May 13, 2016 12:18 AM DALLAS—EGMA LLC has finalized an agreement to manufacture ophthalmic lenses under license from Shaw Vision Inc., a Toronto, Canada-based company that is the largest supplier of iseikonic and isophoric prescription eyeglass lens technology.

Mondottica Int'l Merges With Mondottica USA

By Staff
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 12:24 AM LONDON—Mondottica International, a global leader in fashion eyewear, announced that it has merged with Mondottica USA.

Prop 65 Product Warnings for BpA Take Effect Today in California

By Staff
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Starting today, optical companies in California must label products that contain the chemical BpA (Bisphenol A) and place signs in workplaces notifying workers if materials they may come into contact with contain the chemical.
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