Luxottica Reports Modest Growth in First Half of 2016

By Staff
Monday, July 25, 2016 3:45 PM MILAN—Luxottica Group S.p.A. (NYSE:LUX) reported today modest gains in net sales and adjusted net income for the first half of 2016 ending June 30.

Feds Query Essilor About Promotional Activity

By Staff
Thursday, July 21, 2016 2:20 PM DALLAS—Essilor of America has been notified by the federal government that it has an interest in “certain promotional activity occurring in the lens industry” and has requested information concerning several of Essilor of America’s promotions.

ED Ellen DeGeneres Launches Eyewear Collection in Partnership With Modo

By Staff
Friday, July 15, 2016 12:21 AM NEW YORK—ED Ellen DeGeneres, the new American lifestyle brand developed by the well-known television host, actress, writer and producer, announced that the company is launching ED eyewear with Modo Eyewear as its partner.

FDA Adds More Companies to ‘Red List’

By Staff
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 12:15 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated Import Alert 86-07, its list of foreign manufacturers whose FDA regulated products are to be detained automatically if their products are introduced into the commerce of the U.S.

Technology Crossover Ventures Invests €45M in Eyewear Company Brillen.de to Aid Its International Expansion

By Staff
Monday, July 11, 2016 12:27 AM LONDON and WILDAU, Germany—SuperVista AG, the parent company of Brillen.de a leading multi-channel provider of prescription eyewear in Germany, announced that Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) has invested €45 million in the company which will enable it to expand its executive team and enter new markets including the U.S. beyond Germany, Austria, Spain and the U.K. where it currently operates.

Marcolin Group and Swiss Watchmaker Omega Announce Partnership

By Staff
Friday, July 8, 2016 12:18 AM LONGARONE, Italy—Marcolin Group S.p.A., leading global eyewear company, and Swiss watchmaker, Omega, have agreed on an exclusive collaboration to create Omega brand sunglasses with the first summer collection becoming available exclusively in Omega boutiques worldwide August 2016.

Ray-Ban Announces Sponsorship With Ferrari S.p.A.

By Staff
Friday, July 8, 2016 12:15 AM SILVERSTONE, U.K.—Luxottica Group S.p.A. (MTA: LUX; NYSE: LUX), a leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and sale of fashion, luxury and sports eyewear and owner of sunglasses brand Ray-Ban, has announced a sponsorship agreement with Ferrari S.p.A.

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Backs Think About Your Eyes Campaign

By Staff
Friday, July 1, 2016 12:30 AM JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Johnson & Johnson Vision Care announced yesterday that it has committed $1.8 million in support of the Think About Your Eyes public awareness campaign.

Essilor Launches Competition to Facilitate Low Cost Vision Care Access for Underserved Regions

By Staff
Friday, July 1, 2016 12:15 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—Essilor is launching the See Change Challenge, a competition to uncover what it described as “low-cost, easy-to-use and scalable solutions that can be used by primary vision care providers in underserved areas to accurately measure eye refractive errors.”

Satisloh Expands North American Headquarters

By Staff
Monday, June 27, 2016 12:24 AM GERMANTOWN, Wis.—Satisloh North America recently completed a 13,000 square foot addition to its warehouse here as well as moving its training program into space vacated by another tenant.

Essilor Acquires AllAboutVision.com

By Staff
Friday, June 24, 2016 12:24 AM DALLAS—Essilor of America has acquired AllAboutVision.com, VMail has learned. AllAboutVision.com 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.
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