Foundation Fighting Blindness Launches #HowEyeSeeIt Campaign

By Staff
Friday, August 26, 2016 12:18 AM COLUMBIA, Md.—The Foundation Fighting Blindness has joined forces with campaign ambassadors as well as some celebrities for the launch of the #HowEyeSeeIt campaign.

Why You Need to Implement Job Descriptions in Your Business

By Hedley Lawson
Thursday, August 25, 2016 1:05 PM

NEW YORK—As you may already know, there is no state or federal law that requires employers to have job descriptions. But as we have all found in our businesses, job descriptions can be helpful tools for both practical and other legal reasons. Here are some of the most important reasons.

PFO Global Expands Sales Team

By Staff
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 12:21 AM FARMER’S BRANCH, Texas—PFO Global is expanding the sales team for its Optima lens brand with the addition of three regional managers.

Alcon Appoints Dr. JeanMarie Davis to Lead U.S. Vision Care Professional Relations

By Staff
Monday, August 22, 2016 12:21 AM FORT WORTH—Alcon, a division of Novartis, announced that JeanMarie Davis, OD, FAAO, has been appointed as director of professional relations and practitioner partnerships as part of the U.S vision care professional affairs team.

CooperVision Honored for Environmental, Health and Safety Practices

By Staff
Monday, August 22, 2016 12:18 AM PLEASANTON, Calif.—CooperVision has been honored by the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association (PRMA) with a series of prestigious environmental, health and safety awards which recognize advancements in its Puerto Rico high volume production facility.

New at Vision Expo West: Fast-paced, Intimate and Interactive Pop-Up Talks

By Staff
Friday, August 19, 2016 12:24 AM NORWALK, Conn.—Attendees will have a free opportunity to engage and discuss relevant topics in a non-traditional, dynamic learning format with pop-up talks occurring at International Vision Expo—to be held in Las Vegas this September at the Sands Expo & Convention Center (Education: Sept. 14-17, 2016; Exhibition: Sept. 15-17, 2016).

Jason Dopheide Appointed Director of Sales for Morel Lunettes

By Staff
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 12:21 AM WYCKOFF, N.J.—Morel Lunettes has appointed Jason Dopheide as its new director of sales. Dopheide joined the company in August and is responsible for leading Morel’s sales team.

Harry Edelson Appointed Chairman of the Board of PogoTec

By Staff
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 12:18 AM ROANAKE, Va.—Harry Edelson has been appointed chairman of the board of PogoTec, a Roanoke-based startup specializing in wearable technology, including eyewear. Edelson is the former managing partner of Edelson Technology Partners (ETP) where he was responsible for all of the company’s funds.

Randolph Engineering Announces Director of Engineering and Design

By Staff
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 12:15 AM RANDOLPH, Mass.—Randolph Engineering has appointed Aaron Panone the new director of Engineering and Design. Panone joins the company following six years of engineering and design collaborations with the company as a contractor.

Diversified Ophthalmics Names Ronald Cooke Jr. EVP

By Staff
Monday, August 15, 2016 12:30 AM CINCINNATI—Ronald Cooke, Jr. will be joining Diversified Ophthalmics, Inc., and the ECP Network, as executive vice president, according to Dr. Ronald F. Cooke, chairman of the board and CEO of Diversified Ophthalmics, Inc.

Raen Optics Hires John Gothard as Vice President of Sales

By Staff
Monday, August 15, 2016 12:27 AM OCEANSIDE, Calif.—Raen Optics announced that John Gothard has been hired as the new vice president of sales. Gothard will be working hand in hand with retail accounts.

ReVision Optics Names Dr. Nick J. Manesis Vice President of R&D

By Staff
Monday, August 15, 2016 12:21 AM LAKE FOREST, Calif.—ReVision Optics, maker of the Raindrop Near Vision Inlay, has named Nick J. Manesis, PhD as vice president of R&D. Dr. Manesis brings to RVO nearly 30 years of materials research and development experience, including at the leading ophthalmic companies Allergan and CooperVision.

Dr. Harry Fagades, a Founder of Diversified Ophthalmics, Dies at 85

By Staff
Monday, August 15, 2016 12:18 AM CINCINNATI, Ohio—Harry E. Fagedes, OD, a founder of Diversified Ophthalmics, passed away on Aug. 5, 2016 at age 85.


By Staff
Monday, August 15, 2016 12:00 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.

Vision Council Names Billy Beane Executive Summit Keynote

By Staff
Friday, August 12, 2016 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council announced that Billy Beane, EVP of the Oakland Athletics, will kick off the 2017 Executive Summit with his presentation, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game.