New England College of Optometry Launches Presidential Search

By Staff
Monday, August 14, 2017 12:21 AM BOSTON—The New England College of Optometry  (NECO) has secured a search firm to assist in recruiting a new president for the school in 2018.

FDA Grants Clearance to Bausch + Lomb’s Boston Xo and Boston XO2 Materials

By Staff
Monday, August 14, 2017 12:18 AM BRIDGEWATER, N.J.—Bausch + Lomb reported that the FDA has granted 510(k) clearance for the therapeutic use of its Boston XO and Boston XO2 materials in treating several ocular surface diseases.

Gary Gerber, OD, Discusses the Future of Optometry in Aug. 16 ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Monday, August 14, 2017 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J—On the Aug. 16 episode of the “Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice, Gerber will discuss the future of optometry.

Canadian Practice ‘Goes to the Dogs’ for Another Good Cause

By Sydney Scott
Sunday, August 13, 2017 10:00 PM WATERLOO, Ontario—Last month, our neighbors from the north released some photos that made our hearts melt. Insight Eye Care collaborated with Save Our Scruff (SOS), a charity organization that finds homes for dogs, to create a perfect photoshoot that married Insight Eye Care’s stylish frames with Save Our Scruff’s adorable dogs.

Sizing Up the Superior-Davis Combination in Managed Vision Care

By Staff
Friday, August 11, 2017 12:30 AM BALTIMORE and SAN ANTONIO, Texas—The two managed vision care companies – Davis Vision and Superior Vision – at the center of this week’s Highmark Health-Centerbridge Partners deal are “more complementary than overlapping” in their business, according to Superior Vision chief executive officer Kirk Rothrock.

Half of U.S. Parents Skip Back-To-School Eye Exams for Their Children, Survey Finds

By Staff
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 12:24 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—A new survey by VSP Vision Care and You.gov finds that just over one-half (50.1 percent) of parents in the U.S. overlook a back-to-school eye exam for their school-age children.

Venice Beach Optical Boutique Embraces Community Culture by Supporting Local Artists

By Sydney Scott
Friday, August 4, 2017 10:46 AM SANTA MONICA, Calif.—Since 1986, eyewear enthusiast Susie Sykes has owned her optical boutique, Eyes On Main, which is just a short walk away from beautiful Venice Beach. Although her main focus is providing fashionable eyewear and specialty lenses for her customers, the blank, white walls of Eyes On Main reveal another one of her interests—art.

Shore Capital Partners and EyeSouth Partners Expand Through Affiliation With Georgia Retina

By Staff
Friday, August 4, 2017 12:27 AM ATLANTA—Shore Capital Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm, announced that its portfolio company EyeSouth Partners has completed a strategic partnership with Georgia Retina, one of the largest retina medical practices in the Southeast.

Sightbox, a Membership and Supply Service for Contact Lenses, Raises $2.4 Million

By Staff
Monday, July 31, 2017 12:23 AM PORTLAND, Ore.—Startup firm Sightbox, which offers an annual membership-linked supply service for contact lens wearers, recently raised $2.4 million in new funding to support its growth, a spokesman confirmed.

Luxottica North America Partners With AOSA to Create EyeFWD

By Staff
Monday, July 31, 2017 12:18 AM CINCINNATI, Ohio—Luxottica Retail’s Eye Care Division in North America, which supports the practice development and growth of their affiliated doctors, has launched a new learning experience for optometry students focused on building and maintaining a successful OD practice.

Cliff Caudill Named Kentucky Optometrist of the Year

By Staff
Friday, July 28, 2017 12:21 AM PIKEVILLE, Ky.—The Kentucky Optometric Association (KOA) chose Cliff Caudill, OD, as the 2017 Kentucky Optometrist of the Year in recognition of his dedication and service to the profession of optometry and the advancement of vision care in Kentucky.

Southern College of Optometry Opens Hybrid Clinic Featuring Telemedicine

By Staff
Friday, July 28, 2017 12:18 AM MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Southern College of Optometry is opening FocalPoint, the first facility of its kind in the U.S. to offer completely paperless telemedicine via EyecareLive.

Luxottica’s LensCrafters Retail Division Turns Focus to ‘Retail Excellence’

By Staff
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 12:27 AM MILAN—As Luxottica Group S.p.A. (MTA:LUX) transitions to a greater emphasis on “retail excellence” and moves away from promotional selling, company management reported this week that the ongoing changes and the corresponding results of its retail division, particularly LensCrafters, is “progressing as we planned.”

New Look Vision Group’s $50 Million Private Placement to Help Fund Iris Acquisition

By Staff
Friday, July 21, 2017 12:26 AM MONTREAL—New Look Vision Group Inc. (TSX:BCI) reported this week that it has completed a previously announced private placement of subscription receipts for aggregate gross proceeds of $50 million.

National Vision Awards $7,000 in Grants to Three Members of the National Optometric Student Association

By Staff
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 12:21 AM PORTLAND, Ore.—National Vision Inc. (NVI), one of the nation’s largest optical retailers, has awarded $7,000 in grants to three members of the National Optometric Student Association (NOSA), the company announced earlier this week. The student grants come under NVI’s partnership with the National Optometric Association (NOA).
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