Monday, September 26, 2016 12:33 AM
WASHINGTON—The long running battle between contact lens makers and retailers escalated on Friday when U.S. Representatives Pete Olson (R-Texas) and Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) introduced a bill in the House that supporters said would make significant clarifications to the current process under which contact lens prescriptions are verified.
Monday, September 26, 2016 12:27 AM
LAS VEGAS—This week, the adaptive lens technology of Transitions lenses
will be making its debut on one of the most well-known fashion runways in America.
Monday, September 26, 2016 12:24 AM
NEW YORK—Jobson Optical Group has made a historic move. After 25 years in Soho, Jobson has relocated to 440 9th Ave., New York, N.Y. 10001, between 34th and 35th Streets, just blocks from the Jacob Javits Center where Vision Expo East is held each Spring.
Friday, September 23, 2016 12:30 AM
PLAINVILLE, Mass.—Hilco Vision
is expanding its presence in Europe through the acquisition of two Netherlands-based optical companies, Optiplus
Friday, September 23, 2016 12:27 AM
PADUA, Italy—Safilo Group
has appointed Joanna Onland as a new member of its executive team where she will lead Western Europe and Global Key accounts, effective Oct. 1, 2016.
Friday, September 23, 2016 12:21 AM
LOUISVILLE, K.Y.—Kenmark Eyewear
has promoted Matt Kremer to the position of director of global supply chain.
Friday, September 23, 2016 12:18 AM
NOVATO, Calif.—The online eyewear brand Zenni Optical
is conducting a college tour in the Western U.S., where students can experience how easy and affordable it is to accessorize with eyeglasses and sunglasses.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 12:27 AM
LOS ANGELES—l.a. Eyeworks
has appointed Rob Rich as president and managing partner. Barbara McReynolds and Gai Gherardi will continue in their roles as creative directors and designers.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 12:21 AM
ALPHARETTA, Ga.—Visioneering Technologies
has named Tony Sommer senior vice president of sales and marketing.
Saturday, September 17, 2016 12:27 AM
TURNHOUT, Belgium—Luxexcel NV
, a 3D print company that can print lenses and Automation and Robotics
(A&R), a manufacturer of high-tech measurement equipment for optical labs, are collaborating on a quality control program to ensure that 3D printed lenses will meet industry and user requirements.
Friday, September 16, 2016 12:24 AM
announced a new licensing agreement for the design, manufacturing and worldwide distribution of the Moschino
and Love Moschino collections of optical frames and sunglasses.
Friday, September 16, 2016 12:21 AM
DALLAS—Essilor of America
is launching a national campaign for Xperio UV polarized sun lenses featuring eight-time AVP
(Association of Volleyball Professionals) champion April Ross.
Friday, September 16, 2016 12:18 AM
LAS VEGAS—Industry professionals can begin submitting nominations for the 2016 Transitions Innovation Awards Program on October 1.
Friday, September 16, 2016 12:15 AM
LAS VEGAS—A new collaboration between two leading-edge tech companies, Fuel3D
, is expected to lead to enhancements in the eyewear virtual try-on services, according to executives of the tech firms.
Thursday, September 15, 2016 12:21 AM
DUBLIN, Calif., and JENA, Germany—Carl Zeiss Meditec
, which in August consolidated its ophthalmic diagnostic and surgical business into a single business unit (global ophthalmic devices), has named Andrew Ihan Chang to lead the global sales organization for this newly consolidated group.