Luxottica to Amp Up Lens Manufacturing Facilities to Support More Store Openings in 2016 and Beyond

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Monday, May 2, 2016 12:33 AM MILAN, Italy—Massimo Vian, CEO of product and operations for Luxottica Group (NYSE:LUX) said the company plans to increase the number and invest in new lens manufacturing facilities, located near its existing distribution centers, to support the future needs of its own stores, as the company gears up for further retail expansion.

VSP Global Names 2016 Chairman of the Board

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Monday, May 2, 2016 12:30 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—The VSP Global board of directors named Daniel L. Mannen, OD, FAAO, as chairman of the board for a two-year term.

Safilo Group’s Kids by Safilo Line to Present on May 5 ‘Modern Living with Kathy Ireland’ Show

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Monday, May 2, 2016 12:27 AM LOS ANGELES—Safilo Group’s Kids by Safilo collection and eye health initiative, designed by pediatric experts and developed to raise awareness of the importance of vision care for children from 0 to 8 years old, will be appearing on an upcoming “Modern Living with Kathy Ireland” show, which is airing nationally on the E! Network on May 5 and internationally on the Bloomberg International channel on May 8.

Schneider Relocates to New North American Headquarters

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Monday, May 2, 2016 12:24 AM FRISCO, Texas—Schneider Optical Machines North America has relocated to a new, much larger facility. The 30,000 square-foot facility in Frisco, Texas nearly triples the space of its previous location, allowing the company to keep ahead of current and future growth.

Valeant Announces Nominees for Election to Board of Directors; Seven Current Directors to Exit Board

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Monday, May 2, 2016 12:21 AM LAVAL, Quebec—Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) (TSX: VRX) announced the nominees for election to its board of directors at the 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders scheduled for June 14, 2016.

Envision Names Joshua A. Miele Keynote Speaker for September Conference

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Monday, May 2, 2016 12:18 AM WICHITA, Kan.—Envision announced that Joshua A. Miele, PhD, founder and director of the Video Description Research and Development Center and associate director of the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, will deliver the keynote address at the 11th annual Envision Conference, Sept. 7 to 10 in Denver.

Paul Karpecki, OD, Is Back As a Guest on May 4 ‘Power Hour’

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Monday, May 2, 2016 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Well-known optometric speaker and clinician, Paul Karpecki, OD, is back on the May 4 edition of “The Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

The Vision Council Encourages the Optical Community to Support National Sunglasses Day on June 27

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Friday, April 29, 2016 12:30 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council is encouraging ECPs, companies and optical retailers to help promote the importance of wearing UV-protective sunwear as a part of National Sunglasses Day held annually on June 27.

New CEO at Silhouette International

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Friday, April 29, 2016 12:27 AM LINZ, Austria—Jan Rosenberg is the new CEO of Silhouette International. He is now managing the family-owned company, together with Thomas Windischbauer, COO/CFO, the company said in an announcement.

Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award Nominations Open

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Friday, April 29, 2016 12:24 AM CHICAGO—The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness (NCCVEH) issued a call for nominations for the second annual Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award.

Alcon Marks 30th Anniversary of Academy for Eyecare Excellence Program

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Friday, April 29, 2016 12:21 AM FORT WORTH, Texas—Alcon marks its 30th anniversary of partnership delivering education and training optometry students and residents at its global campus.

Todd Butsch Appointed National Sales Manager for Vista Outdoor’s Optical Division

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Friday, April 29, 2016 12:18 AM CLEARFIELD, Utah—Vista Outdoor announced that Todd Butsch has been promoted to the position of national sales manager of the company’s optical division, Bollé and Serengeti Eyewear.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America and National Vision Inc. Kick Off Multi-Year Partnership

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Friday, April 29, 2016 12:15 AM ATLANTA—Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and National Vision Inc. (NVI) officially kicked-off their multi-year partnership here at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta’s A.W. “Tony” Matthews Club with an eye screening and glasses fitting program.

The Vision Council Offers Industry-Focused Version of Digital Eye Strain Report

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016 12:30 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council has developed an industry-focused version of the successful consumer Digital Eye Strain Report, which is now available to Vision Council members.

Laramy-K Optical Acquires OpticianWorks.com and Launches New Website

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016 12:27 AM INDIANOLA, Iowa—Laramy-K Optical, an Indianola-based independent wholesale lab, has acquired 100 percent interest in the optician training website OpticianWorks.com.
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