Friday, October 2, 2015 12:33 AM
, an ancillary insurance carrier based here, has partnered with VSP Vision Care
to form Renaissance Vision to expand its suite of ancillary insurance solutions.
Friday, October 2, 2015 12:30 AM
MUMBAI, India—Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
(Sun Pharma) announced on Sept. 29 it has commenced a tender offer through its indirect wholly owned subsidiary, Thea Acquisition Corporation, for all of the outstanding shares of common stock of InSite Vision Incorporated
(OTCBB: INSV, InSite Vision) for $0.35 per share in cash, without interest and less any required withholding taxes, according to an announcement from Sun Pharmaceutical.
Friday, October 2, 2015 12:27 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council
has announced a new Young Leaders initiative— which will be launched at the organization’s annual Executive Summit in January, 2016— to identify and develop the next generation of optical industry leaders, the organization said, adding, “The program hopes to give exposure to young leaders within the optical industry, aiming to excite and motivate greater engagement in the broad topics of the industry and encourage participation as members of The Vision Council’s committees and task forces.
Friday, October 2, 2015 12:24 AM
LOS ANGELES—VSP Optics Group
has opened a VSPOne Optical Technology Center
in Los Angeles. VSP said the new laboratory was established to help meet growing demand for its Unity lenses and coatings in Southern California.
Friday, October 2, 2015 12:21 AM
UITHOORN, Netherlands—Hoya Corp.
has reached an agreement to acquire its long-time production and distribution partner Knecht & Muller AG
of Stein am Rhein, Switzerland.
Friday, October 2, 2015 12:18 AM
CARPINTERIA, Calif.—James Drain, a former president of DAC International, died here on Sept. 28 at age 77.
Friday, October 2, 2015 12:15 AM
LAS VEGAS—VM LIVE attracted a standing-room-only crowd of leading eyecare professionals and other prominent members of the optical community to a presentation on “Tech’s Appeal—Digital Tools to Seduce the Savvy Retail Customer.”
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 12:27 AM
NEW YORK—Following the Federal Trade Commission’s request for comment on the Ophthalmic Practice Rule
(Eyeglass Rule) and the Contact Lens Rule
, some prominent politicians and ECPs have added their voices to request changes.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 12:24 AM
SUNRISE, Fla.—Mad Vision
is a new wholesale company debuting in the U.S., a business which is the collaboration of an 18-year veteran in the optical business, Guillaume Pottecher, and Marc Aptakin, owner of Mad Studios, a full-service advertising and marketing agency based in South Florida.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 12:21 AM
SAN FRANCISCO—The Glaucoma Research Foundation
has recently elected Monica L. Vetter, PhD and Ruth D. Williams, MD to its board of directors.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 12:18 AM
IRVING, Texas—Prescription lens, finished eyewear and vision technology provider, PFO Global, Inc.
, (OTCBB: ENRG) announced that it has named 26-year industry sales veteran Christina Jones as its national sales manager.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 12:15 AM
LAS VEGAS—Mobile technology is everywhere, and the two leading technology speakers in VM LIVE’s “Tech’s Appeal” presentation shared how to use it to its best advantage for business. Read
all about VM LIVE’s presentation of “Tech’s Appeal—Digital Tools to Seduce the Savvy Retail Customer.” Held here on Sept. 16, 2015, this exclusive VM event sponsored by Adlens
shared insights from BIA/Kelsey’s Michael Boland and Mobiquity’s Scott Snyder, PhD, with a standing-room-only crowd of representatives of leading optical businesses. Also, check out this slideshow
highlighting speakers as well as attendees.
Monday, September 28, 2015 12:30 AM
NEW YORK—The latest Optical Business Barometer (OBB) report from Jobson Optical Research
, which gauges the attitudes about their business and their business outlook among independent eyecare professionals, shows that the overall optical business rating for August 2015 increased slightly to 3.88 from a July 2015 rating of 3.87.
Monday, September 28, 2015 12:27 AM
PARIS—In 2015, Silmo
hosted over 1,350 brands in the world of optics. On Friday, Sept. 25 the Silmo d'Or awards were held to honor 10 of those brands at the Maison de la Radio, located at 116 Avenue du Président Kennedy, here.
Monday, September 28, 2015 12:24 AM
LEWISVILLE, Texas—Hoya Vision Care
is launching a comprehensive program that provides independent ECPs with training, tools and technology to educate patients about the hazard of blue light.