March 2014 Optical Business Barometer Shows Increase Overall, Decrease From Previous Years

By Staff
Friday, April 18, 2014 12:27 AM NEW YORK—According to the Jobson Optical Research Optical Business Barometer (OBB) report, the overall optical business rating among independent ECPs rose in March 2014 to a rating of 3.72 from a February rating of 3.65.

American Optometric Association Search Committee Seeks New Executive Director

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Friday, April 18, 2014 12:24 AM ST. LOUIS—The American Optometric Association (AOA) has begun its search for a new executive director following the departure of Barry Barresi, OD, PhD, as reported by VMail Dec. 11, 2013.

Green Eyes Eyewear to Donate $2 of Every Purchase to Prevent Blindness

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Friday, April 18, 2014 12:21 AM CHICAGO—Beginning April 16, Green Eyes Eyewear began donating $2 for every purchase through its online store to Prevent Blindness through the company’s new "Sharing our Vision" program. Green Eyes Eyewear creates UV-protecting eyewear using eco-friendly materials.

VSP Vision Care’s Call Centers Achieve 2013 Call Center World Class Certification

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Friday, April 18, 2014 12:18 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.— VSP Vision Care’s call centers achieved 2013 Call Center World Class Certification by Service Quality Management Group, Inc. (SQM) for the 12th consecutive year.

‘Film Noir’ on VisionMonday.com

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Friday, April 18, 2014 12:15 AM NEW YORK—To celebrate the launch of its Film Noir Edition capsule collection, Luxottica held an event in Milan on Feb. 20 at the city’s iconic Biblioteca Ambrosiana. The collection celebrates the brand’s style heritage and brings an elegant ‘50s version of the Persol Arrow design back into the spotlight and we’ve got a slideshow of the event in the latest installment of Scene & Heard now live on VisionMonday.com.

Luxottica Signs New Eyewear License With Michael Kors

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:27 AM HONG KONG/MILAN— Luxottica Group (MTA: LUX) (NYSE: LUX) and Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE: KORS) have announced that they have signed a new and exclusive 10-year eyewear license agreement for the Michael Kors Collection and Michael Michael Kors eyewear, effective Jan. 1, 2015.

Optrafair London 2014 Debuts in West Kensington

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:24 AM WEST KENSINGTON, London— Optrafair London 2014, held here at Olympia Central from April 11 to 13, made a successful debut attracting some 4,616 attendees who came to see over 150 exhibitors boasting 500 brands, according to show organizers.

Early Bird Registration Opens for AOA’s Optometry’s Meeting Which Will Feature Martin Short

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:21 AM PHILADELPHIA—Early bird registration has opened for Optometry’s Meeting, which will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center here, Wednesday, June 25, through Sunday, June 29.

Alcon Opens Manufacturing Plant in Singapore to Produce Ophthalmic Pharmaceutical Products

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:18 AM SINGAPORE—On April 14, Alcon officially opened its new $200 million, 330,000-square-foot pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in the Tuas Biomedical Park.

Kentucky College of Optometry Names Andrew Buzzelli, OD, MS, Founding Dean

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Monday, April 14, 2014 12:27 AM PIKEVILLE, Ky.—The  University of Pikeville board of trustees president James Hurley announced the appointment of Andrew Buzzelli, OD, MS, as the founding dean of the Kentucky College of Optometry on April 3, 2014. 

CooperVision’s WebSystem3 Subsidiary Launches Eye Care Prime Premier Digital Marketing Services

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Monday, April 14, 2014 12:24 AM PLEASANTON, Calif.—Eye Care Prime Premier, introduced last week by  CooperVision, Inc. through its subsidiary  WebSystem3 LLC,  offers digital marketing services to eyecare practices throughout the U.S. Eye Care Prime Premier provides each practice with a personal marketing consultant who will develop a customized integrated marketing approach to assist with acquiring, retaining and engaging patients.

Optical Women’s Association Appoints Claxton to Board of Directors

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Monday, April 14, 2014 12:21 AM DALLAS—The  Optical Women’s Association (OWA) has announced the appointment of Tiara Claxton to its board of directors. Claxton, western regional sales manager of luxury brands at  Safilo, will also serve as co-chair of the OWA’s program committee.

Essilor to Consolidate Jorgenson Optical and Peninsula Optical Labs

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Monday, April 14, 2014 12:20 AM TACOMA, Wash.—  Essilor is consolidating two of its Partner Laboratories,  Jorgenson Optical Supply and  Peninsula Optical Lab, into a single operation. 

Opternative Founders Join April 16th 'Power Hour'

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Monday, April 14, 2014 12:18 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. – The founders of  Opternative, which is described as the first “refraction only online eye exam,” will be the featured guests on the Wednesday, April 16 edition of the “Power Hour,” the online radio talk show hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of  The Power Practice

Revisiting the Past on VisionMonday.com

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Monday, April 14, 2014 12:15 AM NEW YORK--Sometimes the best stories are ones that have already been told. In the new edition of Bold Face: Period Pieces, we feature three celebrities in fabulous frames from Marchon, Safilo and Marcolin that make revisiting the past through their work a real pleasure.
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