Optomap Eye-Q Quiz Invites Everyone to Test Their Eye Health for a Good Cause

By Staff
Friday, August 15, 2014 12:18 AM LONDON—The optomap Eye-Q Quiz sponsored by Optos PLC (LSE:OPTS) invites everyone to test their knowledge of eye health while supporting a good cause.

ABB Optical Group Announces Launch of New Annual Grants Program

By Staff
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 12:15 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—In keeping with its commitment to making a positive impact on local communities, ABB Optical Group, a leading distributor of optical products, has launched a signature annual grants program to support non-profit organizations nominated by eyecare professionals nationwide.

SDC Technologies Acquires Majority Stake in LTI

By Staff
Monday, August 11, 2014 12:27 AM IRVINE, Calif.—SDC Technologies (SDC), a supplier of premium abrasion resistant coating products, has acquired a majority membership interest of Lens Technology I (LTI). Based in La Mirada, Calif., LTI develops and manufactures high performance, proprietary UV curable, and thermal curable anti-scratch coatings.

Daas Luxury Optics to Distribute KBL Eyewear in U.S. and Canada

By Staff
Monday, August 11, 2014 12:24 AM SAN DIEGO— Daas Luxury Optics has announced that they have become the exclusive distributor of KBL eyewear across the U.S. and Canada.

Senate Subcommittee Explores Contact Lens Pricing and Unilateral Price Policies

By Staff
Friday, August 01, 2014 12:30 AM WASHINGTON, D.C. – The issue of contact lens pricing, particularly whether new Unilateral Price Policies (UPP) being implemented this year by several major contact lens companies, was the topic explored by a hearing of the U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee on Wednesday of this week.

Safilo and Tommy Hilfiger Renew Licensing Agreement

By Staff
Friday, August 01, 2014 12:24 AM NEW YORK/PADUA– Safilo Group (SFL:MI) and the Tommy Hilfiger Group, which is wholly owned by PVH Corp. (NYSE: PVH), have announced a five-year renewal of their global eyewear licensing agreement for the exclusive design, development, production and distribution of the Tommy Hilfiger ophthalmic and sunglass collections.

New Jobson Report Examines Selling Eyewear to Children

By Staff
Friday, August 01, 2014 12:18 AM NEW YORK – A new Jobson Optical Research report, "Selling Eyewear to Children," offers a comprehensive look at the under-18 age group’s eyewear market from the eyecare professional’s perspective.

U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Holding Antitrust Hearing Today on Pricing and Competition in CL Industry

By Staff
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 1:15 PM WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee is holding a hearing this afternoon here on pricing and competition in the contact lens industry. The title of the hearing session, posted on the U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Committee’s website, is “Pricing Policies and Competition in the Contact Lens Industry: Is What You See What You Get?”

REM and FYidoctors Announce Distribution Deal for Converse in Canada

By Staff
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:27 AM SUN VALLEY, Calif.— REM Eyewear has announced an exclusive distribution agreement for Converse Eyewear with FYidoctors, one of Canada’s largest providers of ophthalmic products and services.

Safilo Group Will Not Renew Solidarity Contract, Cites 'Constructive Discussions' With Unions and Employees

By Staff
Monday, July 21, 2014 12:24 AM PADUA, Italy— Safilo Group (SFL:MI) announced that it will not renew its solidarity contract for Longarone and Santa Maria di Sala facilities and that it has signed approximately 100 voluntary exit agreements.

Made in the U.S.A.

By Deirdre Carroll
Monday, July 21, 2014 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Manufacturing is the backbone of the U.S., and something our nation was built on, but in the 80s and 90s we all learned a new “dirty” word—outsourcing.

1-800 CONTACTS Breaks Ground on New Corporate HQ

By Staff
Friday, July 18, 2014 12:27 AM DRAPER, Utah—At a groundbreaking ceremony this week, 1-800 CONTACTS, Inc. announced it will be constructing a new corporate headquarters facility here.

VisionWeb Announces Annual Royalty Payment to the Opticians Association of America

By Staff
Friday, July 18, 2014 12:24 AM AUSTIN, Tex.— VisionWeb announced that the Opticians Association of America (OAA) and affiliated State Associations will receive a royalty payment of $7,075.34 earned for eyecare product orders placed by their members on VisionWeb over the last 12 months.

Chemistrie Eyewear Joins Growing List of Companies to Partner with Think About Your Eyes

By Staff
Friday, July 11, 2014 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.— Chemistrie Eyewear, a provider of frames and accessory products, is the latest industry partner to join the Think About Your Eyes national public outreach campaign.

Essilor and Zeiss are Cooperating With Investigation of French Optical Market

By Staff
Friday, July 11, 2014 12:18 AM PARIS— Essilor International and Carl Zeiss Vision are both cooperating with an investigation by the French Competition Authority (Autorité de la Concurrence) into on-line sales of ophthalmic lenses in France.
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