Essilor Appoints Laura Viscovich Vice President Corporate Communications

By Staff
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 12:24 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—Essilor has appointed Laura Viscovich as vice president corporate communications.

WestGroupe USA Names Northeast Regional Sales Director

By Staff
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 12:21 AM MONTREAL, Quebec—WestGroupe USA has announced the appointment of Heidi Orlando to the position of Northeast regional sales director.

Opticians Ponder the Future of the Profession at OptiCon Conference

By Lori Passarelli
Monday, October 16, 2017 4:27 PM LAKE BUENA, Fla.—"I believe the future visit to the optician might be more like a trip to the Apple Store," declared Ted Gioia during his keynote speech at the annual OptiCon Conference held here from Oct. 6 to 8.


By Staff
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Jim McGrann Joins Ocuco Board

By Staff
Monday, October 16, 2017 12:33 AM DUBLIN, Ireland—Ocuco, the global eyecare software company based here, has announced the appointment of longtime optical industry executive Jim McGrann to its global board.

Voting Extended One More Day for 2017 EyeVote Reader’s Choice

By Staff
Monday, October 16, 2017 12:27 AM NEW YORK—The final voting deadline has been extended one more day to 11:59 pm tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 17 for the Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine's ninth annual EyeVote Reader’s Choice Awards to identify the optical industry’s favorite products and companies this year.

James Chen Celebrates Publication of His New Book, ‘Clearly’

By Staff
Monday, October 16, 2017 12:21 AM LONDON—James Chen, the businessman and philanthropist whose efforts to increase access to vision testing and eyeglasses on a global level led him to found the Clearly campaign and the non-profit organization, Vision for a Nation, has just published a book about his ideas and experiences.

Women In Optometry Recognizes Women ODs for Excellence With 2017 Theia Awards

By Staff
Friday, October 13, 2017 12:33 AM CHICAGO—Women In Optometry (WO) presented its second annual Theia awards recognizing women ODs for excellence in the categories of leadership, mentorship and innovation during the American Academy of Optometry on Thursday.

CooperVision Names Judges for 2018 Best Practices Honoree Selection

By Staff
Friday, October 13, 2017 12:27 AM PLEASANTON, Calif.—CooperVision has announced the eyecare professionals it has chosen to serve on the selection committee for its 2018 Best Practices program.

Hilary Halper Appointed CFO at Essilor

By Staff
Friday, October 13, 2017 12:24 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—Essilor has appointed Hilary Halper as chief financial officer.

Getting Ready for Flu Season: A Few Tips Employers Should Know

By Hedley Lawson, Contributing Editor
Thursday, October 12, 2017 1:05 PM NEW YORK—As we once again get ready for flu season, employers are faced with the challenge of what to do to maintain a healthy workplace and assist with the wellness of employees. In the midst of this planning is the need for employers to respect individual employee’s beliefs about flu vaccines.

ODs Harue Marsden and Robert Theaker Honored by Great Western Council of Optometry

By Staff
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 12:27 AM SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The California Optometric Association (COA) announced that past presidents Harue Marsden, OD and Robert M. Theaker, OD have been honored by the Great Western Council of Optometry.

Essilor Sun Solution and Istituto Europeo Di Design Announce Contest Winners

By Staff
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 12:21 AM PARIS—A number of design students were honored at an award ceremony last week at Silmo for their winning proposals in the E-Sun Kolor Up Project.

On the Scene at the 2017 Silmo d’Or Celebration

By Staff
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 12:15 AM PARIS—Silmo celebrated the 2017 Silmo d’Or winners along with its 50th anniversary during an extravagant evening at the Grand Palais on Saturday, Oct.7.

Silmo d’Or 2017 Honorees Announced During Event at the Grand Palais

By Staff
Monday, October 9, 2017 12:33 AM PARIS—The 2017 Silmo d’Or award winners were announced on Oct. 7 during a night of entertainment and festivities at the exquisite Grand Palais. The 24th Silmo d'Or awards panel of judges for the jury was led by the designers Livia Stoianova and Yassen Samouilov of On Aura Tout Vu.