VSP’s Eye Health Index Reveals Top 10 Most and Least Eye-Healthy Cities in the U.S.

By Staff
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 12:24 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Vision Care has released its Eye Health Index, featuring the top 10 eye-healthy cities in the U.S. Reno, Nevada, tops the 2016 Index as the nation’s most eye-healthy city.

PFO Global Expands Sales Team

By Staff
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 12:21 AM FARMER’S BRANCH, Texas—PFO Global is expanding the sales team for its Optima lens brand with the addition of three regional managers.

Presbia Acquires Comprehensive Patent Portfolio for the Presbia Flexivue Microlens

By Staff
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 12:18 AM DUBLIN, Ireland—Presbia PLC (NASDAQ: LENS) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Presbia Ireland, Ltd. recently completed the purchase of the assets of Switzerland-based Neoptics AG, including its intellectual property portfolio for an aggregate purchase price of $1.5 million.

Contact Lens Health Week Kicks Off With Trending Twitter Chat

By Staff
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Contact Lens Health Week, a campaign created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to increase public awareness and promote healthy contact lens wear and care kicked off Monday, Aug. 22 with a live Twitter chat.

VSP Global and USC Launch Study and Pilot Test of Tech-Enabled Eyewear

By Andrew Karp
Monday, August 22, 2016 12:30 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—The University of Southern California (USC) Center for Body Computing (CBC) and VSP Global are launching an academic study and consumer pilot test with the latest version of VSP’s tech-enabled eyewear, Level.

Nouveau Eyewear Will Debut Its Biggest Launch For Girls’ Eyewear With Licensed My Little Pony Collection at VEW

By Staff
Monday, August 22, 2016 12:27 AM CARROLLTON, Texas—Nouveau Eyewear will debut its biggest launch for girls’ eyewear at Vision Expo West with its multi-year license for My Little Pony prescription eyewear.

Prevent Blindness and Liberty Sport Partner for Sports Eye Safety Awareness

By Staff
Monday, August 22, 2016 12:24 AM CHICAGO—According to recent data from Prevent Blindness, more injuries occur from water and pool activities than any other sport.

Alcon Appoints Dr. JeanMarie Davis to Lead U.S. Vision Care Professional Relations

By Staff
Monday, August 22, 2016 12:21 AM FORT WORTH—Alcon, a division of Novartis, announced that JeanMarie Davis, OD, FAAO, has been appointed as director of professional relations and practitioner partnerships as part of the U.S vision care professional affairs team.

CooperVision Honored for Environmental, Health and Safety Practices

By Staff
Monday, August 22, 2016 12:18 AM PLEASANTON, Calif.—CooperVision has been honored by the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association (PRMA) with a series of prestigious environmental, health and safety awards which recognize advancements in its Puerto Rico high volume production facility.

Dr. Cheryl Engels Is Guest on Aug. 24 ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Monday, August 22, 2016 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Dr. Cheryl Engels, senior consultant from the Power Practice is the next guest on the Aug. 24 edition of “Power Hour,” the weekly show hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, and founder of The Power Practice.

New at Vision Expo West: Fast-paced, Intimate and Interactive Pop-Up Talks

By Staff
Friday, August 19, 2016 12:24 AM NORWALK, Conn.—Attendees will have a free opportunity to engage and discuss relevant topics in a non-traditional, dynamic learning format with pop-up talks occurring at International Vision Expo—to be held in Las Vegas this September at the Sands Expo & Convention Center (Education: Sept. 14-17, 2016; Exhibition: Sept. 15-17, 2016).

Michael Kling, OD, to Share Customer X 360 Experience at VM LIVE Event on Sept. 14

By Staff
Friday, August 19, 2016 12:21 AM NEW YORK—One of the country’s innovative optometrists, Michael Kling, OD, owner and CEO of Invision Optometry of San Diego, Calif. has joined the roster of speakers who will be addressing the topic of “Customer X 360,” examining how a mix of cutting edge technologies, data management and unique presentations are changing the customer experience, the theme of a new VM LIVE event at Vision Expo West on Wednesday, Sept. 14.

Safilo Re-enters Argentina Market

By Staff
Friday, August 19, 2016 12:18 AM BUENOS AIRES, Argentina—Safilo Group [SFL.IM] has announced its return to the Argentina market with the signing of a distribution agreement with OCSA SLR of Messrs. Cosentino, experienced commercial operators with a high reputation and tradition in the market, the company noted.

Envision’s Annual Research Proposal Competition Now Open

By Staff
Friday, August 19, 2016 12:15 AM WICHITA, Kan.—Envision announced the return of the Research Proposal Competition to the 2016 Envision Conference, taking place Sept. 7 to 10 in Denver.

Prepare to Take Part in Contact Lens Health Week, Toolkits and Social Media Resources Available

By Staff
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 12:24 AM WASHINGTON D.C.—ECPs and retailers who want to improve knowledge and communications to patients about contact lenses and eye health can take part in encouraging healthy contact lens wear by participating in the third annual Contact Lens Health week, an observance scheduled for Aug. 22 to 26, 2016.
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