Silhouette Wins Best Stand Award at 100 % Optical

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:15 AM LINZ, Austria—Silhouette Eyewear announced that it has received an award for Best Stand over 25 meters squared at 100% Optical 2017.

Services to be Held for Rick Holt, 51, Pioneering Marketing Executive for Think About Your Eyes

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Monday, February 20, 2017 12:21 AM FRISCO, Texas—Services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25 for Rick Holt, 51, who passed away on Jan. 25 after a long battle with cancer.

Optical Women’s Association to Host Two NYC Events During Vision Expo East

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Friday, February 17, 2017 12:27 AM DALLAS—The Optical Women’s Association (OWA) heads into its 20th year of celebrating and promoting the achievements of women in the optical industry with two events in New York City—a Champagne Breakfast and Star Awards celebration, and an invitation-only VIP OWA Annual Star Award Ceremony & Networking Event.

Jerry Lieblein, OD, Author and Co-Founder of OD Excellence, Dies at 82

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Friday, February 17, 2017 12:24 AM HEALDSBURG, Calif.—Services and a celebration of his life and contributions were held here earlier this month for Jerry Lieblein, OD, a well-known optometric practitioner, author, mentor and co-founder of OD Excellence, an optometric alliance group. Lieblein, 82, passed away on Jan. 28 after a long illness.

Insights and Innovation at Transitions Academy

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Friday, February 17, 2017 12:15 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—With a dawn-to-dusk agenda and a top-notch selection of speakers, the recent Transitions Academy featured a robust program of events and education for the 650-plus attendees who participated.

CooperVision Announces Honorees for 2017 Best Practices

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:24 AM PLEASANTON, Calif.—CooperVision has recognized 10 eyecare practices across the U.S as 2017’s Best Practices, the company announced. This new class of honorees was chosen after a nationwide search for eyecare practices that advance the profession through innovation, industry leadership and patient experience.

Wiley X Names Frank Rescigna as Senior Vice President of Sales

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:18 AM LIVERMORE, Calif.—Wiley X said Frank Rescigna has joined the company as SVP of sales.

2017 Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Award Event, Honoring Jobson’s Marge Axelrad, Sold Out

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:15 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness, has announced that all tickets for the 2017 Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Award event, honoring Marge Axelrad, senior vice president, editorial director at Vision Monday/Jobson Optical Group, have been sold out.

Allergan Launches ‘See America’ to Further the Fight Against Preventable Blindness

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017 12:27 AM DUBLIN—Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) this week announced the launch of its “See America” campaign, a new U.S.-focused initiative to fight preventable blindness and to advocate for making vision health “a priority for all Americans.”

A Tribute Celebration to Dr. Harue Marsden Planned at SCCO/Marshall B. Ketchum University

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017 12:15 AM FULLERTON, Calif.—Colleagues and friends of Dr. Harue Marsden, a well-known optometric educator, will celebrate her life and accomplishments at a service this Friday at the Plummer Auditorium on the campus of Marshall B. Ketchum University.

ABB Optical Group and Paragon Vision Sciences Name Optometry Student Challenge Winners

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Monday, February 6, 2017 12:21 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—ABB Optical Group, in partnership with Paragon Vision Sciences, announced the three winners of the Optometry Student Challenge—a program designed to support optometry students and foster the study of contact lenses.

New General Manager Named to Head LensCrafters, Bridgman to Leave Company

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Friday, February 3, 2017 1:45 PM MASON, Ohio—Pete Bridgman, who has been general manager of LensCrafters within the Luxottica Retail North America group, will be leaving the company, VMail has learned.

E-Z Packs Expands Capabilities with Acquisition of Patron Graphics

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Friday, February 3, 2017 12:18 AM CINCINNATI, Ohio—E-Z Pack, a leading packaging company for the optical industry, has announced the acquisition of Patron Graphics, a Covington, Ky.-based graphic arts company, and relocated the business and its equipment to the E-Z Pack facility in Cincinnati.

Transitions Optical Names Winners of its Annual Transitions Innovation Awards

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017 12:24 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—The 21st annual Transitions Academy came to a close Tuesday night with great fanfare as Transitions Optical recognized top performing partners from the U.S., Canada and Latin America during a closing dinner and presentation of its Transitions Innovation Awards. The awards were presented to optical retailers and ECPs across five categories, and the winners were selected from a field of three finalists in each category.

Mike Evans Named Professional Eyecare Resource Co-Operative’s VP of Sales

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017 12:18 AM WEST COVINA, Calif.—The Professional Eyecare Resource Co-Operative (PERC) along with the Infinity Vision Alliance (IVA)—a combined doctor alliance and group purchasing organization with over 3,500 locations—announced the appointment of Mike Evans as vice president of sales.
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