Evidence Links Vision Benefits to Healthy Vision Habits, NAVCP Reports

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 12:33 AM LOUISVILLE, Ky.—With the open enrollment period set to begin for millions of Americans, the NAVCP is emphasizing the correlation between vision benefits and healthy eyecare habits.

VBA Announces Partnership With Costco Optical

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 12:27 AM PITTSBURGH, Pa.—VBA has signed an agreement that will bring Costco Optical on-board as an eyecare provider in the VBA network, the companies announced Tuesday.

Modo’s Buy a Frame, Help A Child See Program

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Modo’s Buy a Frame—Help a Child See program works to provide early detection and intervention necessary for children in underprivileged areas that need help the most.

Highmark Posts Strong First Half 2016 Results

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Monday, September 26, 2016 12:23 AM PITTSBURGH—Highmark Health announced financial results for the six months ending June 30, 2016, reporting operating revenue of $9.3 billion, up from $8.7 billion in the year-ago period.

Vision for a Nation Chief Exec Tom Rosewall Wins Top Charity Award

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Monday, September 26, 2016 12:21 AM LONDON—Vision for a Nation Foundation (VFAN) is proud to announce that its CEO, Tom Rosewall, has won top prize in the “Rising Chief Executive” category at the 2016 Third Sector Excellence awards ceremony.

View a Slideshow of Booths, Panels and Product Launches at Vision Expo West 2016

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Friday, September 23, 2016 12:45 AM LAS VEGAS—Get the up close and personal view of Vision Expo West brought to you by the editors of Vision Monday, highlighting what was happening on the show floor—ranging from sessions on the latest business trends to product launches and press conferences.

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.

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.

Show Organizers Give Vision Expo West a Thumbs Up Due to Strong Sales and Healthy Attendance

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016 12:30 AM LAS VEGAS—As the preliminary numbers roll in, Vision Expo West “has been labeled a success with increased attendance and reports of strong sales from exhibitors.”

National Vision Marks Debut of Nine New Stores in August

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016 12:24 AM DULUTH, Ga.—National Vision Inc., which is working to increase its store count in key U.S. markets, opened nine new locations in August, raising its total count of new store openings this year to 67 locations.

SECO International Sets March Dates for 94th Annual Congress in Atlanta

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016 12:18 AM ATLANTA—SECO International, recognized as the largest optometric education meeting in the world, will return to the Georgia World Congress Center for its 94th Annual Congress, scheduled for March 1 to 5, 2017. Registration opens Nov. 1.

Optometry Giving Sight Leads Coalition in Support of World Sight Day Challenge

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Saturday, September 17, 2016 12:30 AM DENVER—Several leading North American optometric companies, networks, schools and practices are joining forces in a coalition led by Optometry Giving Sight in support of World Sight Day on Oct.13 and the World Sight Day Challenge, which runs throughout September and October.

J&J Expands Eyecare Portfolio With Abbott Medical Optics Deal

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Friday, September 16, 2016 3:45 PM NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.—Johnson & Johnson moved to strengthen its eye health product portfolio  with a $4.325 billion deal to acquire Abbott Medical Optics, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Abbott Laboratories.

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.
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