Awards Ceremony Caps Transitions Academy Meeting

By Staff
Monday, February 8, 2016 12:30 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—Transitions Optical climaxed its annual Transitions Academy meeting here with an awards ceremony to honor companies and individuals from the U.S. and Canada for their innovative efforts to support the Transitions brand over the past year.

Marchon Eyewear Announces Additional Executive Restructuring

By Staff
Monday, February 8, 2016 12:27 AM MELVILLE, N.Y.—Marchon Eyewear, Inc. has announced additional strategic restructuring within its organization to focus on future growth, the company said.

Susan M. Napolitano Joins Williams Group as General Counsel and Vice President of wgTransitions

By Staff
Friday, February 5, 2016 12:15 AM LINCOLN, Neb.—Susan M. Napolitano has joined Williams Group as the company’s general counsel and vice president of wgTransitions

Southern College of Optometry Names New Vice President of Academic Affairs

By Staff
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 12:21 AM MEMPHIS, Tenn.— Dr. J. Bart Campbell has been appointed vice president of academic affairs at Southern College of Optometry. Campbell has been serving as interim VP since March 2015.

Services to be Held for Hy Schwartz

By Staff
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 12:18 AM BOCA RATON, Fla.—Herman (Hy) Schwartz, an optical industry veteran, died here on Jan. 31 at age 89.

Richard K. Parrish, II, MD, named Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Ophthalmology

By Staff
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 12:15 AM MIAMI, Fla.—Richard K. Parrish, II, MD, has been named editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Ophthalmology (AJO), the nation’s oldest peer-reviewed scientific publication directed to ophthalmologists and visual science specialists.

Marchon Names Burkhardt to New Role as Senior VP Global Licensing and Marketing

By Staff
Monday, February 1, 2016 12:27 AM MELVILLE, N.Y.—Marchon Eyewear announced that Thomas Burkhardt has joined the company in the newly created position of senior vice president global licensing and marketing.

Dr. Dori Carlson Is Guest on Feb. 3 ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Monday, February 1, 2016 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.— Full-time OD and mother, Dori Carlson, OD, will be the guest on the Feb. 3 edition of “The Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

Luxottica Group Reports 2015 Net Sales Up 17 Percent, Co-CEO Adil Khan to Exit Company

By Staff
Friday, January 29, 2016 3:15 PM MILAN—Luxottica Group  announced  that the company finished its 2015 fiscal year with strong momentum, and also said that Adil Khan, CEO for Markets, is leaving.

The Vision Council Announces New Board Members, 2015 Achievements at Annual Executive Summit

By Staff
Friday, January 29, 2016 12:27 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—As The Vision Council’s annual Executive Summit wraps up today, industry leaders gathered for executive level networking and heard about the latest trends in leadership development, economics and business strategies.

Adlens Restructures Management Team to Support AdlensFocuss Launch

By Staff
Friday, January 29, 2016 12:24 AM OXFORD, U.K.—Adjustable focus eyewear maker Adlens, based here, has announced a series of strategic appointments and promotions within its management team.

Prevent Blindness Seeks Nominations for Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health

By Staff
Friday, January 29, 2016 12:15 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness, the volunteer eye health and safety organization, is requesting nominations for the Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health.

Novartis Announces Alcon Reorganization, Names New CEO

By Staff
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 10:00 AM BASEL, Switzerland—With sagging sales in its Alcon division, Novartis has named a new CEO and is implementing a plan to strengthen its under-performing vision care business.

Salaries Positioned to Rise in 2016 as Economic Recovery Continues

By Hedley Lawson
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 12:22 PM NEW YORK—Even as the recovery from the Great Recession brought corporate profits, most workers' salaries have marginally kept pace with inflation. As the nation continues to more closer to full employment and with layoffs near historical lows, there are prominent indicators suggesting that lower paid workers are starting to see some of the gains of the nearly 7 year-old recovery.

Modern Optical Introduces Summit Optical Supply, Names McDonald Diquez to Head Division

By Staff
Friday, January 22, 2016 12:24 AM ROSELLE, Ill.—Value eyewear manufacturer, Modern Optical International, has introduced a new division, Summit Optical Supply, offering a variety of optical accessories and supplies, the company said.
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