Friday, February 24, 2017 12:30 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The comment period on the Federal Trade Commission’s proposed changes to the Contact Lens Rule ended Jan. 30 with more than 4,000 “commenters” submitting their views, including a comment in favor of FTC’s proposed changes that was signed by attorneys general of 20 states.
Friday, February 24, 2017 12:24 AM
PADUA, Italy—Safilo Group
plans to celebrate its more than 50 exclusive partners with the launch of its Global Partner Network.
Friday, February 24, 2017 12:21 AM
MILAN—Luxottica Group, owner of Ray-Ban
, announced it has strengthened its partnership with Ferrari
by signing a new multi-year licensing agreement for the design, manufacture, distribution and sale of a range of eyewear branded Ferrari and Ray-Ban.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:27 AM
KINGWOOD, Texas—Vision Source, North America's largest independent optometric alliance, is introducing a new marketing campaign, “My Vision Source Family,” that takes a fresh look at the eye doctor/family relationship.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:24 AM
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—Calendar year 2016 was notable for “consistent growth” and “strong sales” of contact lenses, particularly daily disposals, according to ABB Optical Group’s
year-in-review report on the U.S. optical market.
Monday, February 20, 2017 12:30 AM
is abandoning traditional methods of developing and designing products in favor of an innovative, customer-driven approach that has already yielded a new generation of Varilux progressive lenses.
Monday, February 20, 2017 12:23 AM
CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—Essilor International
(Reuters: ESSI.PA) posted consolidated revenue of €7,115 million for the year ended Dec. 31, 2016, an increase of 7.6 percent excluding the currency effect.
Friday, February 17, 2017 12:23 AM
LAVAL, Quebec—Valeant Pharmaceuticals International
has entered into an agreement with William Ackman and his Pershing Square Capital Management group that covers the distribution of legal and settlement costs related to a long-running battle with Allergan
shareholders, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing
earlier this week.
Monday, February 13, 2017 12:27 AM
BRIDGEWATER, N.J.—Bausch + Lomb
became the latest contact lens company to move away from its Unilateral Pricing Policy (UPP) with the announcement late Friday that a “competitive imbalance” had forced the company to discontinue the program.
Monday, February 13, 2017 12:24 AM
INDIANAPOLIS—A bill introduced in the Indiana legislature late last month would amend a section of the state’s code with new language permitting online eye tests, according to the proposed legislation.
Monday, February 13, 2017 12:18 AM
NEW YORK—Marking a new initiative in the U.S. market to help its customers better develop their business, Safilo is planning a series of Safilo Buying Days live events to showcase the group’s entire brand portfolio to current and prospective accounts this year.
Monday, February 13, 2017 12:00 AM
PARIS and MILAN— In news that reverberated instantly throughout the optical industry and the world financial markets, plans for a mega merger of Essilor and Luxottica, two global giants of the eyewear industry, were announced on January 16 by Essilor and Delfin Sarl, the Luxembourg-based holding company of the Del Vecchio family, the majority owners of Luxottica.
Monday, February 13, 2017 12:00 AM
NEW YORK—Notwithstanding the newsworthy changes in the eyewear industry within the past month, noteworthy changes have been quietly in the works at Marchon Eyewear, particularly in the last 12 months, as the organization of one of the world’s leading eyewear players has reflected executive changes, reassigning people from within to new roles, an emphasis on internal supply change organization, and a rebalancing of its brand portfolio—all in a more conscious effort to become part of the more unified businesses within the VSP Global Group.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 12:27 AM
(NYSE: AGN) this week announced the launch of its “See America” campaign, a new U.S.-focused initiative to fight preventable blindness and to advocate for making vision health “a priority for all Americans.”