Essilor Acquires

By Staff
Friday, June 24, 2016 12:24 AM DALLAS—Essilor of America has acquired, VMail has learned. is a consumer website designed as a source of unbiased and comprehensive information about eye health, vision correction, and vision correction products and services.

PSI and Don Company Sign Authorized Distributor Agreement for AR

By Staff
Friday, June 24, 2016 12:18 AM SEOUL, Korea—The Don Company, based here, has signed Practical Systems, Inc. (PSI) as its authorized distributor in North, Central and South America.

California Establishes Safe Harbor Limit for BpA

By Staff
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment published its Maximum Allowable Dose Level  for BpA on June 17.

Materialise and Luxexcel to Develop Additive Manufacturing Processor

By Staff
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 12:21 AM LEUVEN, Belgium—Materialise NV (NASDAQ: MTLS), a provider of additive manufacturing software and 3D printing technology for the medical, industrial and eyewear markets, announced that it is collaborating with Luxexcel, a Dutch start-up of customized 3D printed optics.

Jins Debuts Blue Filtering Nighttime Glasses

By Alexandrea Mobijohn
Monday, June 20, 2016 12:00 AM SAN FRANCISCO—Jins Eyewear is launching Jins Screen Night, a new version of its Jins Screen glasses that protect the eyes from prolonged use of digital devices, including computer screens and smart phones.

PFO Global Relocates Optima Lens Business to Dallas

By Staff
Friday, June 17, 2016 12:18 AM FARMER’S BRANCH, Texas—Optima, a PFO Global  brand of spectacle lenses, has relocated its administrative and warehousing facilities from Stratford, Conn. to PFO Global’s national headquarters here.

NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Names Mark M. Sieczkarek President and CEO

By Staff
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 12:27 AM EMERYVILLE, Calif.—NovaBay Pharmaceuticals (NYSE MKT: NBY), has appointed Mark M. Sieczkarek as president and chief executive officer, effective June 13. Sieczkarek has been a NovaBay director since January 2014, was named chairman in April 2015 and has served as interim president and CEO since November 2015.

Maria Petruccelli Named Director of Brand Marketing, Americas for Hoya Vision Care, North America

By Staff
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 12:21 AM MISSISSAUGA, ON—Maria Petruccelli has joined the global marketing team of Hoya Vision Care, North America in Lewisville, Texas as director of brand marketing, Americas.

De Rigo Vision Acquires REM Eyewear

By Staff
Monday, June 13, 2016 5:25 PM LONGARONE, Italy—De Rigo Vision, a part of the De Rigo Group S.p.A. a leading maker and distributor of quality eyewear, has signed an agreement to purchase complete ownership of REM Eyewear of Los Angeles, one of the largest eyewear distributors in the American market.

Essilor Lands No. 5 Spot in Newsweek’s 2016 Green Rankings

By Staff
Monday, June 13, 2016 12:21 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—Essilor announced today that it was ranked No. 5 in the 2016 Newsweek Green Rankings, created in partnership with Corporate Knights and HIP Investor.

Safilo's Delgado Featured Speaker at Financial Times' Luxury Conference

By Staff
Friday, June 10, 2016 12:24 AM SAN FRANCISCO—Luisa Delgado, CEO of Safilo Group was one of the executive speakers at last month's the Financial Times’ FT Business of Luxury Summit, hosted in association with Michael Dyens & Co. The three-day event took place at the Ritz-Carlton hotel here from May 22 to 24.

Satisloh NA Begins New Canadian Fulfillment Relationship

By Staff
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 12:27 AM GERMANTOWN, Wis.— Satisloh North America is strengthening support for its Canadian customers by partnering with third-party logistics company, Icecorp, in Mississauga, Ontario for consumables inventory and fulfillment.

IECP to Source Lenses from EGMA, Eyewear from A&A Optical

By Staff
Monday, June 6, 2016 12:30 AM WICHITA, Kansas—Independent Eye Care Professionals  has reached an agreement with EGMA LLC and A&A Optical to manufacture ophthalmic lenses and  eyewear sets for programs administered by IECP subsidiaries.

The Cooper Companies Post Solid Results for 2Q 2016

By Staff
Monday, June 6, 2016 12:23 AM
PLEASANTON, Calif.—The Cooper Companies (NYSE:COO) reported an 11 percent year-over-year increase in revenue (9 percent pro forma) to $483.8 million for the fiscal second quarter ended April 30, 2016.

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

By Staff
Friday, May 27, 2016 12:21 AM MILAN—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 partnership project among Safilo and L’Uomo Vogue.