The Vision Council Announces 2016 Executive Summit Agenda and Keynote Speakers

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Monday, August 31, 2015 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council has announced the agenda, slate of keynote speakers and the opening of registration for the 2016 Executive Summit—an exclusive annual event filled with executive-level networking, leadership development, economic trend reporting, and the latest business strategies.

Smart Vision Labs Names Jeff Mortensen as Vice President of Sales

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Monday, August 31, 2015 12:19 AM NEW YORK—Smart Vision Labs has appointed Jeff Mortensen to the newly created position of vice president of sales.

George Rich, Founder and President of Starline Optical Corp, Passes Away at 83

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Monday, August 31, 2015 12:00 AM NEW YORK—George Rich, founder and president of Starline Optical Corporation, one of America’s first direct-sales frame companies, and the firm which introduced Safilo eyewear to the U.S., died at his home here, on Aug. 5 at the age of 83. The cause was complications from Parkinson’s disease and Aphasia.

People

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Monday, August 31, 2015 12:00 AM BOULDER, Colo.—Zeal Optics has announced the appointment of its new global president, Ben Peters. Peters joins the brand from Maui Jim, parent company of Zeal Optics, where he has a long history of sales success in the outdoor eyewear business, the company said.

Marckx Steps Down as Spy CEO, Hamot Named Interim CEO

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Friday, August 28, 2015 12:21 AM CARLSBAD, Calif.—Effective Aug.14, 2015, Michael Marckx, CEO of Spy Optics, has stepped down as a director and CEO of the company.

CooperVision Names Michele Andrews, OD, Director of Professional Affairs, North America

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Friday, August 28, 2015 12:18 AM PLEASANTON, Calif.—CooperVision, Inc. has named Michele Andrews, OD, as director of professional affairs for North America.

AdlensFocuss Eyewear Wins Gold at 2015 International Business Awards

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Friday, August 28, 2015 12:15 AM OXFORD, England—Adlens announced that AdlensFocuss, its first adjustable prescription eyewear, was named the winner of a Gold Stevie Award in the “Best New Product or Service of the Year” in the consumer products category in The 12th Annual International Business Awards competition.

Live Eyewear Appoints Jay Raftery VP of Business Development

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 12:24 AM SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.—Live Eyewear has appointed Jay Raftery to the position of vice president of business development.

Investing in Employee Wellbeing

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Monday, August 24, 2015 2:38 PM NEW YORK—During the early 1980s, while I headed the Human Resources team at SOLA Optical, we implemented an employee Health and Wellness program called Healthways. Our goals in creating the program were simple, yet profound.

VSP Vision Care Names Warren Laird VP of Business Development for Accountable Care Organizations

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Friday, August 21, 2015 12:27 AM RANCHO CORDOVA—VSP Vision Care has named Warren Laird vice president of accountable care organizations (ACOs) business development.

Digisight Technologies Names Cloud-Based Health Software Industry Veteran as VP of Engineering

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Friday, August 21, 2015 12:18 AM SAN FRANCISCO—DigiSight Technologies, a digital health company that markets a cloud-based patient management system for ophthalmologists, has named Nitin Karandikar vice president of engineering.

Zeal Optics Names Ben Peters New President

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Monday, August 17, 2015 12:33 AM BOULDER, Colo.—Zeal Optics has announced the appointment of its new global president, Ben Peters. Peters joins the brand from Maui Jim, parent company of Zeal Optics, where he has a long history of sales success in the outdoor eyewear business, the company said.

American Optometric Association Invites ECPs to Participate in Paraoptometric Recognition Week

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Monday, August 17, 2015 12:24 AM ST. LOUIS—The American Optometric Association (AOA) will honor paraoptometrics with its 13th annual Paraoptometric Recognition Week, Sept. 13 to 15, 2015. Eyecare practices across the country are invited to participate in a variety of creative ways to recognize these integral members of the eyecare delivery team.

Bausch + Lomb Appoints Rosenblatt, OD to Professional Strategy, U.S. Vision Care Business

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Monday, August 17, 2015 12:00 AM BRIDGEWATER, N.J.—Bausch + Lomb has appointed Brian Rosenblatt, OD as director, professional strategy for its U.S. Vision Care business.

Eyecare and Vision Research Pioneer, Prof. Brien Holden, OAM, Passes Away at 73.

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Monday, August 17, 2015 12:00 AM SYDNEY, Australia—A global leader in eyecare and vision research, internationally renowned and awarded scientist and humanitarian, Professor Brien Holden OAM, CEO of Brien Holden Vision Institute, a Professor at the School of Optometry and Vision Science at UNSW Australia, passed away suddenly here on July 27 of a heart attack, at 7
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