Optometry Giving Sight Announces New Global Board

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Friday, February 12, 2016 12:27 AM SYDNEY, Australia—Optometry Giving Sight has announced the consolidation of its global board and global development board, creating a new board structure with 11 members.

International Vision Expo Announces 2016 Visionaries

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Friday, February 12, 2016 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Celebrating 30 years of contributions to the vision community, International Vision Expo & Conference has announced its inaugural class of Visionaries.

100% Optical Held Last Weekend at London Excel

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Friday, February 12, 2016 12:21 AM LONDON—100% Optical, has “smashed attendance, business and exhibitor expectations” during its third year on Feb. 6 to 8, organizers said.

Younger Optics and Transitions Optical Announce Accredited Two-Seminar Tour

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Friday, February 12, 2016 12:18 AM TORRANCE, Calif.—Transitions Optical and Younger Optics will be touring the country this spring with a free continuing education program for eyecare professionals.

Bausch + Lomb Issues Letter to ECPs Supporting FTC’s Fairness to Contact Lens Consumer Act

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Friday, February 12, 2016 12:15 AM BRIDGEWATER, N.J.—Bausch + Lomb distributed a letter to ECPs on Feb. 10 in an effort to provide a brief update regarding their response to the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) review of the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumer Act’s (FCLCA) implementing Contact Lens Rule, as reported by VMail.

VM Announces First Speakers for Summit ‘BrainStorm’

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Thursday, February 11, 2016 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Experts in digital medicine, neuroscience, wearable technology and retailing have joined the roster of speakers at Vision Monday’s 10th annual Global Leadership Summit, VM announced today.

Pfizer Names Executive Team for Combined Organization Upon Completion of Allergan Transaction

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Pfizer Inc. has announced the executive leadership team for the combined Pfizer and Allergan plc business following the close of the proposed transaction.

Safilo and Swatch Sign Five-Year Agreement

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016 12:21 AM PADUA, Italy/BIEL, Switzerland—Safilo [SFL.IM] and Swatch Ltd. have signed a collaboration agreement for Swatch branded eyewear. Safilo and Swatch will co-design the eyewear collections with Safilo handling the development and manufacturing in its European production network, the companies said.

Kenmark Renews Timex License

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016 12:18 AM LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Kenmark has announced the renewal of their exclusive license agreement for the development, production and worldwide distribution of eyewear for the Timex brand.

New Eyecare Innovation Fund to Target Investors With Emerging Technologies

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016 12:15 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—Three eyecare industry veterans have launched a venture fund targeting early to mid-stage investments in eyecare services and technologies.

Awards Ceremony Caps Transitions Academy Meeting

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Monday, February 8, 2016 12:30 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—Transitions Optical climaxed its annual Transitions Academy meeting here with an awards ceremony to honor companies and individuals from the U.S. and Canada for their innovative efforts to support the Transitions brand over the past year.

Marchon Eyewear Announces Additional Executive Restructuring

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Monday, February 8, 2016 12:27 AM MELVILLE, N.Y.—Marchon Eyewear, Inc. has announced additional strategic restructuring within its organization to focus on future growth, the company said.

EyeRock Welcomes Optometry Student Support for Spring Fundraiser

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Monday, February 8, 2016 12:24 AM NEW YORK—While much of the country is battling winter weather, organizers of the EyeRock concert are busy preparing for the popular spring fundraiser.

University of Pikeville-Kentucky Will Begin Recruitment for Inaugural Class

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Monday, February 8, 2016 12:21 AM PIKEVILLE, K.Y.—The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) will begin recruiting its inaugural class for Fall 2016.

Prevent Blindness and Bausch + Lomb Partner for Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

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Monday, February 8, 2016 12:18 AM BRIDGEWATER, NJ—This month, Bausch + Lomb is partnering with Prevent Blindness to encourage the public to give vision the same attention as heart heath during Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness Month.
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