Opticians Association of America Names Shire its State Leader of the Year

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Friday, March 24, 2017 12:21 AM LAKELAND, Tenn.—The Opticians Association of America announced that Sue Shire of Michigan has been named the 2017 OAA State Leader of the Year.

Accessories Council to Hold 21st Annual ACE Awards on Aug. 7, Honorees Will Include Polaroid Eyewear

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Monday, March 20, 2017 12:33 AM NEW YORK—The Accessories Council will celebrate its 21st annual ACE Awards, honoring individuals and companies who have furthered the awareness and use of accessories, on Aug. 7 at Cipriani 42nd Street here.

Carl Zeiss Vision Names New Marketing Vice President

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Monday, March 20, 2017 12:30 AM SAN DIEGO—Carl Zeiss Vision has named Andrew Hyncik as vice president of marketing for North America.

Premier Eye Care Names Jeff Nowak to New Role as Chief Solutions Officer

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Monday, March 20, 2017 12:24 AM TAMPA, Fla.—Premier Eye Care, a leader in providing innovative and affordable solutions for managed medical and routine eyecare, has named Jeff Nowak as chief solutions officer. Nowak is an experienced leader in health care operations, process improvement and technology, according to a Premier Eye Care statement.

St. Patrick’s Day on Main Street

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Saturday, March 18, 2017 12:16 AM

While most people think of green beer, Irish Car Bombs and Jameson when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day, on Main Street, independents took the opportunity to put an Irish spin on their businesses. In Optical Land, special sales, promotions, memes on social media and outfits were all a part of the celebration yesterday.

Don Fox of Firehouse Subs Joins Treehouse Eyes Board of Manager

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Friday, March 17, 2017 12:27 AM BOULDER, Colo.—Treehouse Eyes the country’s first eyecare company focused exclusively on treating myopia in children, has appointed Don Fox to its board of managers in preparation for expansion.

Zeiss Veteran Claude Labeeuw Tapped for New Customer and Business Development Role

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017 12:27 AM SAN DIEGO—Claude Labeeuw, a 25-year Carl Zeiss Vision veteran, has been named vice president in charge of key ECP customers and strategic initiatives.

Wiley X Hires David S. Gaul as New Chief Operations Officer

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017 12:24 AM LIVERMORE, Calif—Wiley X has announced the appointment of David S. Gaul to serve as the company’s new chief operations officer.

AOA Calls for Action to Advance Goals of NASEM Eye Health Report

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The American Optometric Association (AOA) this week called on government, private sector and nonprofit stakeholders to join forces in making eye health and vision care a national priority.

Prevent Blindness Elects Five New Members to National Board of Directors

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Monday, March 13, 2017 12:24 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness has announced that five new members have been elected to its national board of directors.

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Optometry Giving Sight Announces World Sight Day Student Challenge Winners

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Friday, March 10, 2017 12:24 AM DENVER, Colo.—Optometry Giving Sight announced that students from 30 schools of optometry and pre-optometry student clubs across North America, have raised more than $40,000 as part of the 2016 World Sight Day Student Challenge, to help fund the development of optometry in underserved communities throughout the world.

Philippe Lafont, President of Lafont Paris, Passes Away at 70

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017 12:30 AM PARIS—Philippe Lafont, president of Lafont Paris passed away suddenly on March 6, 2017 at the age of 70, according to a statement from the company and his family. Lafont, a well-respected leader in the optical market was a tireless advocate for “Made in France.” He was involved in the development and cultivation of the international optics industry in his role as president of Silmo as well as his contributions to GIFO.

SECO International Elects New Officers, Lynn Hammonds, OD Named President

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Monday, March 6, 2017 12:33 AM ATLANTA—SECO International elected a new president and slate of officers during its annual House of Delegates meeting at SECO 2017, a major education meeting for eyecare professionals.

Barry Lannon to Head Zeiss Lab Network

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Monday, March 6, 2017 12:27 AM HEBRON, Ky.—Carl Zeiss Vision has promoted Barry Lannon to the position of director of lab operations.
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