20 State AGs Among 4,000 ‘Commenters’ to FTC Over Proposed Changes to Contact Lens Rule

By Staff
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.

Safilo Group Launches Global Partner Network and a Variety of Events During Mido 2017

By Staff
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.

Ray-Ban and Ferrari Sign New Multi-Year Licensing Agreement

By Staff
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.

Vision Source’s New Marketing Campaign Highlights Family-Doctor Relationship

By Staff
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.

ABB Optical Group Publishes Year-in-Review Industry Insights

By Staff
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.

Silhouette Wins Best Stand Award at 100 % Optical

By Staff
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:15 AM LINZ, Austria—Silhouette Eyewear announced that it has received an award for Best Stand over 25 meters squared at 100% Optical 2017.

Essilor to Launch Next Gen Varilux Lens Based on Fresh Approach to Product Development

By Staff
Monday, February 20, 2017 12:30 AM PARIS—Essilor 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.

Essilor’s 2016 Revenue Rises 7.6 Percent

By Staff
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.

Valeant and Pershing Square Reach an Agreement on Cost-Sharing Related to Allergan Litigation

By Staff
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.

Bausch + Lomb Ends Unilateral Pricing Policy

By Staff
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.

Proposal in Indiana Legislature Would Overturn 2016’s Prohibition of Online Eye Exams

By Staff
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.

Safilo Plans Series of Live Event ‘Buying Days’ Across U.S. in 2017

By Staff
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.

Mega Merger: Essilor and Luxottica, Players in a History Making Deal

By Marge Axelrad
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.

Nicola Zotta: Diverse Portfolio and ‘Entrepreneurial Spirit’ Drives Marchon’s Approach

By Marge Axelrad
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.

Allergan Launches ‘See America’ to Further the Fight Against Preventable Blindness

By Staff
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 12:27 AM DUBLIN—Allergan plc (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.”
Loading...