Safilo Group’s Board of Directors Appoints New Chairman

By Staff
Friday, April 28, 2017 12:18 AM PADUA, Italy—The board of directors of Safilo Group S.p.A. (SFLG.MI) appointed Eugenio Razelli as chairman.

A&A Optical Announces License for Cremieux Eyewear

By Staff
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:30 AM DALLAS—A&A Optical announced an exclusive licensing agreement for the design, development and distribution of Cremieux Eyewear.

Safilo Group and Authentic Brands Group Announce Five-Year Renewal for Juicy Couture Eyewear

By Staff
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:24 AM PADUA, Italy, NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES—Safilo Group and Authentic Brands Group  have announced a five-year extension for their license agreement for the design, manufacturing and distribution of the Juicy Couture eyewear collection of sunglasses and optical frames.

Essilor Boosts 1Q 2017 Revenue by 10 Percent

By Staff
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:23 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—Essilor International (Reuters: ESSI:PA) posted consolidated revenue of €1,962 million for the first quarter of 2017 ending March 31, a 10 percent increase over year ago.

Behind the Scenes With Randy Jackson Before The Dr. Oz Show

By Staff
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:15 AM PORT CHESTER, N.Y.—Randy Jackson, will be appearing on The Dr. Oz Show today at 1 p.m. EST on Fox WNYW (check your local listings for network) to discuss his personal experiences with Type 2 Diabetes, its connection with eye health and the importance of annual comprehensive eye exams.

Global Family-Owned Firm Readies New Brands, Capabilities

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, April 24, 2017 12:00 AM NEW YORK – It’s been a very busy 10 months: The relocation and absorption of a distribution facility from Florida to California. The determination of an expanded brand portfolio for a diverse mix of customers in the U.S. market. The development of a second sales force. Putting together plans for a careful transition to new systems, IT support and sophisticated business tools for its customers.

Adlens Appoints John Kennedy as CEO

By Staff
Friday, April 21, 2017 12:30 AM OXFORD, UK—Adlens, the adjustable focus eyewear manufacturer based here, announced that John Kennedy was appointed chief executive officer, effective March 1.

Services Held for Jeffrey J. Wolfe, Safilo USA’s Director of Management Information Systems/IT

By Staff
Friday, April 21, 2017 12:15 AM PARSIPPANY, N.J.— Jeffrey J. Wolfe, 59, long-time director of Management Information Systems/IT for Safilo USA, passed away on April 14 at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, N.J.

Plan “B” Eyewear and SPECT Announce Canadian Distribution Agreement

By Staff
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 12:15 AM TONAWANDA, N.Y.—Michael Pachleitner Group (MPG) and Plan “B” Eyewear announced their three-year agreement with SPECT Eyewear.

Essilor and Optometry Giving Sight Announce Student Loans in Malawi

By Staff
Monday, April 17, 2017 12:18 AM DENVER—Essilor of America and Optometry Giving Sight have announced the recipients of study loans for students of Optometry at Mzuzu University in Malawi, Africa. The loans will cover full tuition and living costs for the five years of the Bachelor of Vision Science, commencing in this academic year.

Vision Choice Awards Distinguish Best Products at Vision Expo East

By Staff
Friday, April 14, 2017 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Each year, the Vision Choice Awards distinguish the best products as voted upon by show attendees. Here are the winners of the 2017 Vision Choice Awards.

WestGroupe USA Names New Western Regional Sales Director

By Staff
Friday, April 14, 2017 12:24 AM MONTREAL, Quebec—WestGroupe USA has appointed Gino Skulick III to the position of Western Regional sales director.

Aerie Pharmaceuticals Expands Commercial Team with Three New Hires

By Staff
Friday, April 14, 2017 12:18 AM IRVINE, Calif.—Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:AERI), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on developing therapies for treating glaucoma and other eye diseases, has added three new employees as part of an effort to expand its commercial team and changed the responsibilities of a current employee.

Ohr Pharmaceutical Raises $14 Million in Offering of Common Stock and Warrants

By Staff
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 12:23 AM NEW YORK—Ohr Pharmaceutical Inc., (Nasdaq:OHRP) an ophthalmology company studying a potential new treatment for age-related macular degeneration, reported earlier this week that it closed a previously announced public offering of common stock and warrants, which generated gross proceeds to the company of roughly $14.2 million.

Gwen Stefani Makes Surprise Appearance at Tura Inc.’s 2017 National Sales Meeting

By Staff
Monday, April 10, 2017 12:15 AM NEW YORK—During Tura Inc.’s national sales meeting, held on March 3, 2017, Tura’s sales consultants were surprised with a special appearance from Gwen Stefani.
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