Employers Face Stiffer Fines for Not Reporting Severe Job Injuries

By Hedley Lawson, Contributing Editor
Thursday, June 30, 2016 4:11 PM NEW YORK—Employers are facing higher penalties for failing to report severe injuries and illnesses under a revised policy issued by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Registration Opens for Vision Expo West 2016

By Staff
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:21 AM NORWALK, Conn.—Registration has opened for Vision Expo West 2016 in September at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada (Education: Sept. 14 to 17; Exhibition: Sept. 15 to 17).

Prevent Blindness Honors Rajeev S. Ramchandran, MD, With Joanne Angle Investigator Award

By Staff
Monday, June 27, 2016 12:21 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness, has selected Rajeev S. Ramchandran, MD, MBA, associate professor of Ophthalmology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, as the honoree of the 13th annual 2016 Joanne Angle Investigator Award.

Services to be Held for Prominent OD and SUNY Optometry Founding President Dr. Alden Norman Haffner

By Staff
Friday, June 24, 2016 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Services will be held here on Sunday for Alden Norman Haffner, OD, PhD, FAAO, who passed away on June 22.

‘Uncle Frank’ Fontana, OD, Selected for WWII St. Louis Honor Flight

By Staff
Monday, June 20, 2016 12:00 AM ST. LOUIS and WASHINGTON D.C.—Legendary optometrist, Frank Fontana, OD, known with great fondness as “Uncle Frank” to hundreds of ODs, colleagues and friends in the vision care field, was selected to take part in the World War II “Honor Flight” roundtrip from St. Louis to Washington D.C. on May 24.

Veteran Eyewear Executive Charles Schmall, Dies at 86

By Staff
Monday, June 20, 2016 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Services were held on Long Island on April 17 for Charles Schmall, 86, who passed away after a brief illness. Schmall, a long-time eyewear executive, was a well-known personality in the industry, particularly during the expansion of the designer eyewear business in the U.S. He was a mentor, influential exec and friend to many in the indu

Zenni Optical Supports 2016 Graduates With $1 Million Eyewear Giveaway

By Staff
Friday, June 17, 2016 12:15 AM NOVATO, Calif.—Zenni Optical, a leader in online prescription eyewear, has launched Class of Zenni, a massive giveaway of $1 million in glasses to 2016 graduates.

NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Names Mark M. Sieczkarek President and CEO

By Staff
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 12:27 AM EMERYVILLE, Calif.—NovaBay Pharmaceuticals (NYSE MKT: NBY), has appointed Mark M. Sieczkarek as president and chief executive officer, effective June 13. Sieczkarek has been a NovaBay director since January 2014, was named chairman in April 2015 and has served as interim president and CEO since November 2015.

The New De Rigo REM: Family-Owned, Same Management Team, Enhanced Brand Portfolio

By Staff
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 12:24 AM LONGARONE, Italy and SUN VALLEY, Calif.—With the news of De Rigo Vision’s acquisition of REM Eyewear, a move announced yesterday and reported by VMail, executives of both companies reiterated that the deal will mean an enhanced presence for De Rigo Group’s eyewear and sunwear brands in North America, and they clarified that REM’s business will continue to operate as usual from its Los Angeles area headquarters and soon will absorb the operations of De Rigo USA from its current Florida HQ.

Maria Petruccelli Named Director of Brand Marketing, Americas for Hoya Vision Care, North America

By Staff
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 12:21 AM MISSISSAUGA, ON—Maria Petruccelli has joined the global marketing team of Hoya Vision Care, North America in Lewisville, Texas as director of brand marketing, Americas.

Vitkus Named Chief Revenue Officer, Executive VP of Cleinman Performance Partners

By Staff
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 12:18 AM ONEONTA, N.Y.—Alan Cleinman, CEO and founder of optometry business consultancy Cleinman Performance Partners, has named Jim Vitkus to the newly created position of chief revenue officer and executive vice president.

Essilor Lands No. 5 Spot in Newsweek’s 2016 Green Rankings

By Staff
Monday, June 13, 2016 12:21 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—Essilor announced today that it was ranked No. 5 in the 2016 Newsweek Green Rankings, created in partnership with Corporate Knights and HIP Investor.

ABB Optical Group Founder and CEO Angel Alvarez Named Florida 2016 EY Entrepreneur of the Year

By Staff
Monday, June 13, 2016 12:18 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—ABB Optical Group CEO and founder, Angel Alvarez received the Florida EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 in the distribution and manufacturing category.

Services Scheduled for Victor Connors, Prominent Optometrist

By Staff
Friday, June 10, 2016 12:15 AM MIDDLETON, Wis.— Victor Connors, OD, a prominent optometrist well known for his active involvement in advancing the scope of the profession as well as taking on visible roles in local community, state and national associations and his work internationally for optometry, passed away suddenly earlier this week.

Services to Be Held for Victor Connors, OD

By Staff
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 12:24 AM MIDDLETON, Wis.— Victor Connors, OD, a prominent optometrist well known for his active involvement in advancing the scope of the profession as well as taking on visible roles in local community, state and national associations and his work internationally for optometry, passed away suddenly earlier this week.
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