Wednesday, September 2, 2015 12:27 AM
TROY, Mich.—I-deal Optics
, a leading wholesale distributor of high margin eyewear and sunwear, has announced that Main Street Capital Holdings, LLC
has partnered with the company. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 12:24 AM
PADUA, Italy/PARIS—Safilo Group
(SFLG.MI) has signed a licensing agreement with Elie Saab
, the Lebanese fashion designer, for an eponymous eyewear collection. The licensing agreement will run until 2025.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 12:18 AM
KINGWOOD, Texas—Vision Source
, the largest independent optometric alliance in North America, has entered into a relationship with UnityPoint Health
, an integrated health system which provides care to 4.5 million patients annually.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 12:15 AM
LOS ANGELES—As part of the company’s continued growth in North America, Jacques Durand Occhiali
has awarded distribution of its brands throughout Canada to Gramercy Eyewear
, based here, starting Sept. 1, 2015. Gramercy Eyewear is already the brands’ distributor in the U.S. market.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 10:00 AM
CUMMING, Ga.—The Luneau Technology Group
, which develops, manufactures, and markets Briot and Weco edgers and Visionix wavefront-based diagnostic instruments, said its Briot USA subsidiary is merging with AIT Industries.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 9:30 AM
SAN ANTONIO—Danny Bentley has been named president of vision insurance benefit provider, Davis Vision
, a division of HVHC Inc.
and part of the Diversified Business unit of Highmark Health
Monday, August 31, 2015 12:27 AM
ALAMEDA, Calif.—InSite Vision Inc.
(OTCBB: INSV) announced on Aug. 28 that InSite and QLT Inc.
(NASDAQ: QLTI) (TSX: QLT) entered into a revised merger agreement under which QLT will acquire InSite Vision.
Monday, August 31, 2015 12:24 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council
has announced the agenda, slate of keynote speakers and the opening of registration for the 2016 Executive Summit
—an exclusive annual event filled with executive-level networking, leadership development, economic trend reporting, and the latest business strategies.
Monday, August 31, 2015 12:21 AM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—Through the company’s innovation lab, The Shop
, VSP Global is announcing today a major collaboration with the University of Southern California
(CBC), an interdisciplinary think tank specializing in research related to mobile health, wearable technology and the growing intersection of personalized, empowered health care.
Monday, August 31, 2015 12:19 AM
NEW YORK—Smart Vision Labs
has appointed Jeff Mortensen to the newly created position of vice president of sales.
Monday, August 31, 2015 12:18 AM
NEW YORK—Forbes released its annual Top Global Innovators List
, ranking three optical companies among their top 100 innovative companies.
Monday, August 31, 2015 12:16 AM
VICTOR, N.Y.—One of the world’s leading contact lens manufacturers, CooperVision, Inc.
(a unit of The Cooper Companies, Inc.
NYSE: COO), celebrated the grand opening of its new corporate offices here in the vicinity of Rochester, N.Y., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Aug. 27, 2015.
Monday, August 31, 2015 12:15 AM
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Ron Goldman, the director of legal services for The Power Practice, will be the guest on the Sept. 2 edition of “The Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice
Friday, August 28, 2015 12:24 AM
is targeting the constantly connected Millennial Generation with a new consumer marketing campaign in support of Eyezen, a new type of eyeglass that alleviates eyestrain caused by staring at smartphones, tablets and computer screens.