Wednesday, December 11, 2013 4:15 PM
ST. LOUIS, Mo.—Barry Barresi, OD, PhD, will be leaving his position as executive director of the
American Optometric Association
(AOA) and CEO of its wholly owned, profit-making subsidiary,
, according to a letter released by the AOA.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 12:30 AM
, a wholly-owned subsidiary of
(ESSI.PA), has announced that it has completed the acquisition of
Suntech Optics Inc
., a privately held company headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 12:27 AM
MANCHESTER, Conn.—The U.S. Patent Office has found that the request for re-examination of
patent 6,019,470 filed by
raises “a substantial new question of patentability,” and has
recommended that all 20 claims in the patent be canceled in a “Non-Final
Office Action” published in October.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 12:18 AM
CHICAGO—With the holiday shopping season in full swing,
Prevent Blindness America
is reminding the public to consider eye health and safety when
purchasing gifts for children by designating December “Safe Toys and
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 12:15 AM
NEW YORK—Kalie McCartin, a first-year OD student (and president of
the Class of 2017) at Salus University, Pennsylvania College of
Optometry, turned her passion for music and lyric writing into A fun and
clever parody of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” pop sensation in this
special video, which finds a new way to talk about the important work
optometrists do. McCartin’s concept was photographed and edited by
videographer, AJ Pastor, another first year OD student, along with their
colleagues Joe Rispoli, Delon Lawrence and many others. Watch this
Monday, December 09, 2013 12:30 AM
NEW YORK—Continuing its expansion in the luxury optical sector,
Luxury Optical Holdings
(LOH) has acquired
, a single-unit luxury optical store in The Mall at Chestnut Hill, a premier shopping center in a suburb of Boston.
Monday, December 09, 2013 12:27 AM
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—Over 60 people from a cross-section of the optical
industry, including lens, frame, and equipment companies and optical
labs, attended The Vision Council’s second Town Hall Meeting to hear
information on technical standards, government regulations, industry
statistics and a special presentation by guest speaker, Dean Browell,
PhD, of Feedback, a company that specializes in social media strategy.
Monday, December 09, 2013 12:24 AM
SIMI VALLEY, Calif.—Revolution Eyewear has named Paul Tollefson national
sales manager. Tollefson brings more than 30 years of experience to the
role, with roles at Match Eyewear and Rem Eyewear.
Monday, December 09, 2013 12:21 AM
NEW YORK—The Review of Optometric Business (ROB) will be presenting a
two-part proficiency webinar and workshop series on how to profit with
vision care plans on Dec. 12, 2013 and Dec. 19, 2013.
Monday, December 09, 2013 12:18 AM
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Jim McGrann, president of VSP Vision Care, will
be the featured guest on the Dec. 11, 9:00 p.m E.T. session of the
"Power Hour," the weekly online radio talk show hosted by Gary Gerber,
OD, founder of
The Power Practice
Monday, December 09, 2013 12:15 AM
NEW YORK—If you’re a fan of NBC’s The Voice
, you’re going to like what’s in store this week on VisionMonday.com…an extra special edition of Bold Face: The Voice
Giveaway! First, take a look at
to see Adam Levine’s team members Will Champlin and James Wolpert in
some great optical styles from Marchon. Then, head over to Vision Monday's
and tell us who you think will get the boot this week on the show. A
randomly selected winner will receive a “Team Adam” T-shirt and mug from
and a Flexon eyewear makeover (prescription
included) from Marchon! Get going – votes must be in by Tuesday, Dec. 10
at 7 p.m. E.T.
Friday, December 06, 2013 8:30 AM
MILAN and NEW YORK—Luxottica [NYSE: LUX] has announced today the
appointment of Holly Rush to the position of president Wholesale North
America, effective Jan.1, 2014.
Friday, December 06, 2013 12:30 AM
NEW YORK—“FUTURE/NOW” is the theme for the 2014 Vision Monday
Global Leadership Summit, to be held here on March 26, 2014.