Essilor of America Acquires US Optical, Second Largest Independent Lab

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Friday, July 29, 2016 10:35 AM EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y.—Essilor of America announced today that it has acquired a majority stake in US Optical, an East Syracuse, N.Y.-based wholesale optical laboratory with around $35 million in annual revenue.

James Mazzo to Head Zeiss Meditec’s Newly Consolidated Ophthalmology Unit

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Friday, July 29, 2016 12:24 AM JENA, Germany—James Mazzo will join Carl Zeiss Meditec as global president of ophthalmology with responsibility for the company’s new strategic business unit ophthalmology as well as Carl Zeiss Meditec's U.S. sales and service center.

AcuFocus Appoints Alan Waterhouse President and COO; William Link, PhD Becomes Chairman of the Board

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Friday, July 29, 2016 12:21 AM IRVINE, Calif.—AcuFocus, developer of the Kamra corneal inlay and IC-8 IOL, announced that Alan Waterhouse has been appointed president and chief operating officer (COO) and William Link, PhD, has joined the company as chairman of the board.

VM LIVE to Spotlight New Ideas in Retail Customer Experience

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Friday, July 29, 2016 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Customer Experience, or CX, is one of the most talked about topics in retailing today, and for good reason.


Luxottica Acquires Key Assets of Exciton, a Lens Technology Company

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016 12:24 AM DAYTON, Ohio—Luxottica is acquiring key assets of Exciton, a Dayton-based technology company with expertise in the development and integration of high performance dyes into the medical, electronic and optical industries.

Vision Expo Education Positively Impacts Practices, Research Shows

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016 12:21 AM NORWALK, Conn.—The Vision Expo continuing education (CE) program, positively impacts practices and ultimately patients, according to research following Vision Expo East.

Gerard Cottet, an Architect of Essilor’s Growth, Dies at 84

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016 12:18 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—Gerard Cottet, a longtime Essilor International executive who was a principal architect of the company’s transformation from a French optical exporting company into a leading global optical supplier, passed away July 17 at age 84.

ReVision Optics Names Frank Shields VP of Sales Worldwide

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016 12:15 AM LAKE FOREST, Calif.—Revision Optics, Inc., announced the appointment of Frank Shields to the newly created position of vice president of sales worldwide.

Luxottica Reports Modest Growth in First Half of 2016

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Monday, July 25, 2016 3:45 PM MILAN—Luxottica Group S.p.A. (NYSE:LUX) reported today modest gains in net sales and adjusted net income for the first half of 2016 ending June 30.

Luxury Optical Holdings Names Timothy Mayhew CEO, Outlines Strategic Growth Plan

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Monday, July 25, 2016 1:30 PM NEW YORK—Luxury Optical Holdings (LOH) announced today that it has named Timothy Mayhew as CEO, effective immediately.

Anthem Criticizes Justice Department’s Efforts to Block Its Proposed Merger With Cigna

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Monday, July 25, 2016 12:24 AM INDIANAPOLIS—Health insurance giant Anthem is strongly criticizing the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for attempting to block Anthem’s proposed acquisition of rival insurer, Cigna.

Second Sight Announces Positive Five-Year Data from Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System

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Monday, July 25, 2016 12:21 AM SYLMAR, Calif.—Second Sight Medical Products announced that a five-year study of patients who have the Argus II artificial retina implant has yielded positive results.

Valeant’s New Glaucoma Drug Raises No Safety or Efficacy Concerns With FDA

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Monday, July 25, 2016 12:18 AM LAVAL, Quebec—Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE: VRX and TSX: VRX) announced that it has received a Complete Response Letter (CRL) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the New Drug Application (NDA) for latanoprostene bunod ophthalmic solution, 0.024 percent, an intraocular pressure lowering single-agent eye drop for patients with open angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.

Gary Gerber, OD, Shares His Practice Advice on July 27 ‘Power Hour’

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Monday, July 25, 2016 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—On the July 27 ‘Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice, he will share his Power Practice client list of “If I’d only known then what I know now” advice.
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