Luxury Optical Holdings Acquires Robert Marc Eyewear

By Staff
Monday, September 15, 2014 7:45 AM LAS VEGAS—Last week, on Friday Sept. 12, 2014, Luxury Optical Holdings (LOH) acquired privately held, luxury eyewear company, Robert Marc Eyewear and its wholesale and retail subsidiaries.

QSpex to Open Service Centers Offering Same-Day Prescription Service

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Monday, September 15, 2014 12:30 AM ALPHARETTA, Ga.— QSpex Technologies is launching a prescription eyewear service model designed to provide rapid delivery of finished eyewear within local markets.

VSP Optics Group Announces Optical Products Licensing Deal With Sharper Image

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Monday, September 15, 2014 12:27 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. – VSP Optics Group, a division of VSP Global, has announced a new licensing agreement with Sharper Image, which will provide the exclusive rights to manufacture and distribute optical-related products under the Sharper Image brand.

Zimco Names Reek Its New VP of Operations

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Monday, September 15, 2014 12:24 AM BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Zimco Optics, Inc. has named a new VP of operations, Joseph Reek, who will oversee operations and customer service for the 40-year-old eyewear company.

Ribbon Cutting Celebrates New B+L Manufacturing Plant and Solar-Powered Center

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Monday, September 15, 2014 12:18 AM ROCHESTER, N.Y.— Bausch + Lomb celebrated the opening of its new Ultra contact lens manufacturing lines and solar array assembly at the company’s Optics Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony here earlier this week on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014.

Warby Parker Continues Its Brick-and-Mortar Expansion With New L.A. Store

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Monday, September 15, 2014 12:15 AM LOS ANGELES— Warby Parker, the eyewear e-tailing brand continues adding brick-and-mortar locations in select markets across the U.S. with the addition of its first freestanding store on the West Coast.

A Series of Special ‘Power Hour’ Sessions Live From Vision Expo West

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Monday, September 15, 2014 12:13 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. – A series of guests, from various sectors of the vision care field, will be featured in two special sessions of “The Power Hour,” to be broadcast on Thursday, Sept. 18 and Friday, Sept. 19, live from the Sands Convention Center at International Vision Expo West in Las Vegas later this week.

Exotic and Luxury Frames, Equipment, to Be Auctioned in American Optical Services/MacKeyser Bankruptcy

By Staff
Friday, September 12, 2014 12:27 AM LAS VEGAS—Luxury eyewear valued as high as $30,000, optical equipment, and more will be auctioned from among the assets of the bankrupt MacKeyser Holdings/American Optical Services.

FGX International’s CEO Melo Leaves The Company, Di Paola to Serve as Interim CEO

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Friday, September 12, 2014 12:24 AM SMITHFIELD, R.I.—César Melo, who served as CEO of FGX International (FGXI) a leading eyewear, sun and readers supplier, has left the company as of Sept. 4th.

Giancarla Agnoli, Managing Director of Marchon Italia, To Retire

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Friday, September 12, 2014 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Marchon has announced that Giancarla Agnoli, managing director of Marchon Italia, will retire effective Dec. 31, 2014. Under her leadership over the last 20 years, Marchon Italia has experienced extraordinary growth and expansion, the company said.

20/20 Magazine’s Gloria Nicola to Retire After 26-Years Covering Eyewear Trends

By Staff
Friday, September 12, 2014 12:18 AM NEW YORK–20/20 Magazine’s Gloria Nicola, senior editor for frames, sunwear and accessories for 26 years, will be retiring from the magazine, effective Oct. 31.

Digital Eye Strain, E-SPF and…Al Roker on VisionMonday.com

By Staff
Friday, September 12, 2014 12:15 AM NEW YORK—In this week’s Multimedia installment protecting eyes from the damage of UV rays, the pain of computer eye strain and back-to-school vision care are topics highlighted in the media in several TV segments featuring Essilor’s SVP of customer development, Howard Purcell, OD.

EyeMed President, Lukas Ruecker, Appointed to Board of Directors of the National Association of Vision Care Plans

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 12:27 AM MASON, Ohio—Lukas Ruecker, president of managed vision care company, EyeMed Vision Care, has been appointed to the board of the National Association of Vision Care Plans (NAVCP).

Alcon National Media Campaign Introduces Consumers to Air Optix Colors Contact Lenses

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 12:24 AM FORT WORTH, Texas— Alcon has launched a national consumer media campaign in support of its new Air Optix Colors prescription contact lenses, the first contact lens in the U.S. to encapsulate Alcon’s 3-in-1 Color Technology in a silicone hydrogel lens, as reported in VMail Product Watch July 1, 2014.

The Vision Council Announces 2015 Executive Summit Agenda and Featured Speakers

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council has announced the agenda and featured speaker lineup for its 2015 Executive Summit—an exclusive event filled with executive-level networking, leadership development, economic trend reporting and the latest business strategies.
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