Wednesday, October 26, 2016 12:30 AM
MILAN—Senior executives at Luxottica Group
(NYSE:LUX) characterized 2016 as a year of “transformation” for the global company, citing initiatives now underway in cleaning up unauthorized distribution and pricing for Ray-Ban in North America and China and its continuing efforts “to support the simplification and further integration of the group’s business along with projects designed to enhance the company’s technological, manufacturing and logistics infrastructure.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 12:27 AM
[SFLG.IM] reinforced its presence in Northern Europe with the creation of a new business region combining the U.K. and Ireland with the Nordic countries of Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, the Baltics and Iceland.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 12:24 AM
MILPITAS, Calif.—Eyefluence, a California-based company specializing in eye-interaction technology for augmented, virtual and mixed reality devices, announced on its website
Monday that it is being acquired by Google. The purchase price was not disclosed.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 12:21 AM
DULUTH, Ga.—National Vision Inc.
has launched their 2016-2017 grant program. This year, the organization is asking third- and fourth-year optometry students to tackle the topic of technology innovation and consider how it has impacted the optical industry as well as how it will affect their future careers.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 12:18 AM
FAIRFIELD, N.J.—Prevent Blindness
, Liberty Sport
and Liberty Sport’s education and research associate Alan Reichow, OD, M.Ed, FAAO, announced the new Performance Vision Center Award program, in recognition of leading independent eyecare professionals who are committed to reducing preventable eye injuries in both active youth and adults.
Monday, October 24, 2016 12:27 AM
NEW YORK—New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced nearly $2 million in NYSUNY 2020 awards for SUNY College of Optometry
Monday, October 24, 2016 12:21 AM
DULUTH, Ga.—National Vision Inc.
, one of the largest optical retailers in the U.S. market, announced late last week the winners of its 2016 National Vision Vendor Awards.
Monday, October 24, 2016 12:18 AM
NEW YORK—Next month the Optical Women’s Association
Mentoring Committee will launch an ongoing monthly webinar series called Tuesday Talks, featuring savvy female leaders who will address trending topics for women in today’s optical industry.
Monday, October 24, 2016 12:15 AM
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J—Having given presentations to audiences that range in sizes from two to 2,000, founder of The Power Practice
, Gary Gerber, OD, makes public speaking the topic of his weekly broadcast on the Oct. 26 episode.
Friday, October 21, 2016 5:10 AM
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—ABB Optical Group
, a leading distributor of optical products, is acquiring Diversified Ophthalmics
, Inc., a privately held company based in Cincinnati, Ohio and its partner company MidSouth Premier Ophthalmics, based in Brentwood, Tenn. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Friday, October 21, 2016 12:27 AM
which developed the first online refractive eye exam, stepped up its battle to offer online exams in South Carolina by filing a lawsuit Thursday in state court against the state’s Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation and Board of Medical Examiners.
Friday, October 21, 2016 12:21 AM
NEW YORK—Smart Vision Labs
is expanding its reach into California through a new partnership with Devlyn Optical
, a multinational optical retailer.
Friday, October 21, 2016 12:18 AM
MONTREAL—New Look Vision Group
(TSX:BCI) said it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Visions One Hour Optical Ltd., which operates principally under the Visions Optical
banner in local communities across British Columbia.