Innovation at Expo Propels the Optical Industry Forward

By Staff
Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:36 AM LAS VEGAS—Vision Expo West continues to grow and refine the show experience year after year and 2014 is no different as show organizers continue to build upon the success of the last 25 years. This year, Expo features nearly 400 hours of continuing education, more than 50 special events and 350 exhibiting brands.

Allison Launches ill.i Collection in Partnership With Will.i.am

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:33 AM PADUA, Italy— Allison SpA has partnered with musician Will.i.am and designer George Gorrow on a collection of eyewear called ill.i.

In Progress: A Major Initiative to Tell 'The Story of Vision'

By Staff
Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:30 AM LAS VEGAS—Across continents, in science laboratories, human eyecare missions, medical offices and technology companies, the field of “sight” touches billions of people.

Paraoptometric Associates Help Boost AOA's Membership, Organization Says

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:27 AM ST. LOUIS—Membership in the American Optometric Association (AOA) has reached a total of 39,000 as of the third quarter of 2014, the organization announced.

REM Eyewear Signs Licensing Agreement With Home and Lifestyle Designer Jonathan Adler

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Designer Jonathan Adler and REM Eyewear have announced a licensing agreement to produce women’s eyewear, which will launch in March 2015 at optical and department stores.

Marchon Names Lai New Managing Director for Asia Pacific

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:21 AM MELVILLE, N.Y.—Marchon Eyewear, Inc. has announced the naming of Connie Lai as the new managing director, Asia Pacific, reporting directly to Nicola Zotta, managing director EMEA and Asia.

Timm Parker Joins Eyeking as EVP Product, Design and Marketing

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:18 AM PLAINVIEW, N.Y.— Eyeking LLC has announced that Timothy (Timm) Parker has been named executive vice president of product, design and marketing, effective September 2014.

Back to School and Back to Sight on VisionMonday.com

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:15 AM NEW YORK—With children spending four hours and more on electronic devices by choice and now 32 percent using e-books and textbooks at school, according to the American Optometric Association’s (AOA) Eye-Q Survey, the AOA’s “A B ‘Sees’ of Heading Back to School” infographic provides a quick reference for keeping children’s eyes healthy.

The Vision Council Names R. Michael Daley as New Chief Executive Officer

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 5:30 PM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—R. Michael (Mike) Daley has been named as the chief executive officer of The Vision Council, effective Oct. 1, 2014, following the previously announced retirement of Ed Greene, who has led the organization for the past eight years.

Vision-Ease Lens Acquired by Private Equity Firm

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 11:15 AM RAMSEY, Minn.— Vision-Ease Lens announced today its acquisition by Wind Point Partners, a Chicago-based private equity investment firm.

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.
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