Silhouette Names Two New Senior Management Roles for U.S.

By Staff
Friday, October 24, 2014 12:24 AM GREEN ISLAND, N.Y.— Silhouette has named two senior executives for the U.S., Diana Downs has been promoted to key accounts and business development manager, a new position at the company, and Heinz Pichler, has been promoted to national sales manager.

Abbott’s Third Quarter 2014 Results Report Growth in Vision Care Business

By Staff
Friday, October 24, 2014 12:23 AM ABBOTT PARK, Ill.— Abbott (NYSE: ABT) released financial results this week for the third quarter ending Sept. 30, 2014.

Corporate Optometry Reports Meeting Packs in the Audience and Information

By Staff
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:01 AM LAS VEGAS—National and regional optical retailers and other industry executives attended the Alcon-sponsored Corporate Optometry Reports (COR) Meeting, which presented trends impacting today’s optical business in a half-day session on Sept. 17, at the Venetian.

Labapalooza Pays Tribute to Wholesale Labs

By Staff
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:01 AM LAS VEGAS—Labapalooza, a lab industry favorite gathering, took place here Sept. 18 in the Venetian Hotel.

Optical Women’s Association Networking Event at Expo

By Staff
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:01 AM LAS VEGAS—Members and friends of the Optical Women’s Association (OWA) gathered at the annual networking reception and raffle event held Sept. 19 in the Venetian/Palazzo Congress Center.

VM LIVE Event Looks at 'Digitizing the Store'

By Staff
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:01 AM LAS VEGAS—To help make sense of the latest technologies that are changing the patient experience, nearly 200 optical retailers, eyecare professionals and other industry executives attended VM LIVE’s “Digitizing the Store” event here at the start of Vision Expo West last month.

Connecting, Learning, and Buying Marks an Upbeat Show Experience

By Catherine Wolinski
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:00 AM

LAS VEGAS—Whether exhibiting, shopping for products or looking for technologies to upgrade optical practices, the business atmosphere at this year’s Expo was positive, according to comments from attendees and exhibitors.

ABB Optical Group Wins South Florida Corporate Growth Award

By Staff
Monday, October 13, 2014 12:21 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla—Optical product distributor, ABB Optical Group received the 2014 Deal of the Year Award from the South Florida Chapter of the Association of Corporate Growth at the organization’s annual award dinner last month.

Marchon Signs Worldwide License With Etro, Line to Debut in September 2015

By Staff
Friday, October 10, 2014 12:24 AM MELVILLE, N.Y. and MILAN, Italy— Marchon Eyewear and fashion brand Etro have signed an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement to design, manufacture and distribute sunwear and ophthalmic collections.

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Adjusts Unilateral Pricing Policy, Others Remain the Same

By Staff
Monday, October 06, 2014 12:16 AM JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Following Johnson & Johnson Vision Care’s introduction of Unilateral Pricing Policy for its contact lenses in June 2014 on some “strategic brands,” as reported by VMail, last month the company recently announced an adjustment to the policy.

Alcon Announces Leadership Change for U.S. Vision Care

By Staff
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 11:30 AM FORT WORTH, Texas— Alcon, the global vision care business which is a division of Novartis (NYSE: NVS) has appointed Eric Bruno as the new general manager for Alcon U.S. Vision Care. He replaces Jim Murphy, who is being promoted to president, Alcon Japan. The changes are effective today, an announcement said.

Vision Monday, 20/20 Magazine Host Sixth Annual EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards

By Staff
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 12:33 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are hosting the sixth annual EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards to identify the optical industry’s favorite products and companies this year.

Marcolin to Restructure USA Ops, to Merge All Offices to N.J.

By Staff
Friday, September 26, 2014 12:27 AM MILAN, Italy— Marcolin SpA  announced the next stage of the Marcolin USA/VIVA International Group integration, which includes “the restructuring of its business to enhance its consumer focus and drive the brand closer to market."

Hoya Lens of America to Move Distribution Center from L.A. Area to Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area

By Staff
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 12:24 AM LEWISVILLE, Texas— Hoya Lens of America (HLOA), the import and distribution division of Hoya Vision Care North America, announced Tuesday that it will relocate their distribution center to the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area.

Rochester Optical Expands Footprint in Fast-growing Wearables Market

By Staff
Saturday, September 20, 2014 12:33 AM ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Eyewear manufacturer, wholesaler and optical lab operator Rochester Optical is significantly expanding its presence in the fast-growing wearable technology market with two new partnerships announced this week.