Wednesday, April 01, 2015 12:30 AM
TEL-AVIV—Online optical retailer, GlassesUSA.com
has closed on $12.5 million in new financing led by Viola Private Equity
, a member of the Viola Group. The funding will be used toward accelerating the company’s expansion in the growing global online eyewear market, both business-to-consumer and business-to-business.
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 12:24 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) has updated its Import Alert 86-07 by adding the Chinese company, Wenzhou N&A Foreign Trade Corp. and removing Chao Zhou Kai Tai (Kui Hu) Optical Mfg. Co., also a Chinese company from its list, according to an announcement from The Vision Council
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 12:15 AM
ATLANTA—As the new president of the Southern Council of Optometrists
, Stan Dickerson, OD, plans to maintain SECO’s prominence as a leader in providing optometric education, he told Vision Monday in his First Person article here
. The organization’s launch of SECO University is one way the not-for-profit membership association comprised of 12 southeastern states intends to extend the reach it has already achieved with the 92-year-old annual SECO conference that regularly attracts more than 7,500 national and international eyecare professionals, vendors and allied ophthalmic personnel.
Monday, March 30, 2015 12:30 AM
SALT LAKE CITY—Friday afternoon, Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert signed into law the “Contact Lens Consumer Protection Act,” which bans contact lens manufacturers from utilizing Unilateral Product Pricing (UPP).
Monday, March 30, 2015 12:27 AM
NEW YORK—Kering Eyewear, which is in the midst of establishing its own, direct worldwide eyewear business as a division of the major luxury and sport lifestyle group, Kering
, will focus on nine of the Kering Group's portfolio of 22 designer and sport brands.
Monday, March 30, 2015 12:24 AM
is partnering with the CDC
to educate the public on the negative effects of smoking on vision.
Monday, March 30, 2015 12:21 AM
LA JOLLA, Calif.—The Optometric Society
has released the “Eye Before See” brochure to help promote the organization’s public awareness campaign emphasizing the importance of having a comprehensive eye exam instead of just a refraction.
Monday, March 30, 2015 12:18 AM
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—The topic of Sjogrens Syndrome will be the focus of April 1 edition of the “Power Hour.”
Monday, March 30, 2015 12:15 AM
NEW YORK—Get the up close and personal view of Vision Expo East brought to you by the editors of Vision Monday
, highlighting what was happening at the show—ranging from sessions on the latest business trends to product launches, press conferences and of course, the celebrity sightings. Catch up on these Expo events and much more in this slideshow
To view all highlights of Vision Monday’s coverage at the show and to read the Digital Editions of the Show Dailies, go to VisionMonday.com
And speaking of celebrities, a new Bold Face
is also live. In this week’s edition, Bold Face: Talking Heads
, we feature three very versatile stars who have taken their turns not only as actors but also as talk show hosts and TV correspondents in eyewear from Marchon, Sama and OGI.
Friday, March 27, 2015 12:30 AM
NEW YORK—The latest Optical Business Barometer (OBB) report from Jobson Optical Research
shows that the overall optical business rating for February 2015 decreased slightly to 3.81 from a January 2015 rating of 3.88.
Friday, March 27, 2015 12:27 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued its proposed rules for Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use program that provides incentive payments for electronic health records (EHRs).
Friday, March 27, 2015 12:24 AM
announced today that Lynn Casey has joined its board of directors.