House Bill Addresses Verification of Contact Lens Prescriptions

By Staff
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.

Transitions Lenses to Be Featured This Week on Project Runway

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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.

Jobson Relocates to Midtown Manhattan

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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.

Hilco Expands European Presence With Two Acquisitions in the Netherlands

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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 and Proteye.

Safilo Appoints New Executive Team Member for Western Europe and Global Key Accounts

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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.

Kenmark Promotes Matt Kremer to Director of Global Supply Chain

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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.

Zenni Optical Conducting Western U.S. College Tour

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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.

l.a. Eyeworks Appoints Rob Rich as President and New Managing Partner

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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.

Visioneering Technologies Names Tony Sommer as Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016 12:21 AM ALPHARETTA, Ga.—Visioneering Technologies has named Tony Sommer senior vice president of sales and marketing.

Luxexcel and Automation and Robotics Collaborate on a Quality Control Program

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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.

Safilo Announces Multi-Year Licensing Agreement for the Moschino and Love Moschino Eyewear Collections

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Friday, September 16, 2016 12:24 AM PADUA, Italy—Safilo announced a new licensing agreement for the design, manufacturing and worldwide distribution of the Moschino and Love Moschino collections of optical frames and sunglasses.

Essilor Launches Consumer Campaign for Xperio UV Lenses Featuring April Ross

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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.

Transitions Seeks Nominations for 2016 Innovation Awards

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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.

FittingBox Sets Collaboration to Enhance Virtual Try-On Offering

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Friday, September 16, 2016 12:15 AM LAS VEGAS—A new collaboration between two leading-edge tech companies, Fuel3D  and FittingBox, is expected to lead to enhancements in the eyewear virtual try-on services, according to executives of the tech firms.

Carl Zeiss Meditec Appoints Chang to Lead Global Sales for Ophthalmic Devices

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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.
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