Friday, October 2, 2015 12:27 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council
has announced a new Young Leaders initiative— which will be launched at the organization’s annual Executive Summit in January, 2016— to identify and develop the next generation of optical industry leaders, the organization said, adding, “The program hopes to give exposure to young leaders within the optical industry, aiming to excite and motivate greater engagement in the broad topics of the industry and encourage participation as members of The Vision Council’s committees and task forces.
Friday, October 2, 2015 12:18 AM
CARPINTERIA, Calif.—James Drain, a former president of DAC International, died here on Sept. 28 at age 77.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 12:21 AM
SAN FRANCISCO—The Glaucoma Research Foundation
has recently elected Monica L. Vetter, PhD and Ruth D. Williams, MD to its board of directors.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 12:18 AM
IRVING, Texas—Prescription lens, finished eyewear and vision technology provider, PFO Global, Inc.
, (OTCBB: ENRG) announced that it has named 26-year industry sales veteran Christina Jones as its national sales manager.
Friday, September 25, 2015 12:21 AM
LOS GATOS, Calif.—Funeral services will be held here on Monday for Kevin J. Ryan, 75. Ryan, the former chairman and CEO of Wesley-Jessen, was a long-time and influential contact lens industry executive.
Friday, September 25, 2015 12:15 AM
LAS VEGAS—With Expo still fresh on everyone’s minds, Vision Monday presents a slideshow
to recap some of the sights and excitement that helped make up Vision Expo West. See who was at the industry parties held on the show floor and around Vegas last week. Highlights include a look at how the optical community honored individuals who have made lasting contributions to the industry, as well as celebrations of company anniversaries and product launches.
Friday, September 18, 2015 12:27 AM
NEW YORK—Luxottica Wholesale North America
has announced two recent executive appointments; Laurent Boury, vice president of marketing, and Hilary Hartley, vice president optical channel, Oakley.
Friday, September 18, 2015 12:15 AM
LAS VEGAS—International Vision Expo & Conference has launched VisionariesCommunity.com
, a new social sharing, networking and information hub developed exclusively for the growing Vision Expo community of eyecare professionals, industry leaders and visionaries.
Thursday, September 17, 2015 12:18 AM
LAS VEGAS—The Optical Women’s Association (OWA) has announced the addition of six new board members: Katherine Allen, marketing manager for Luneau Technology Group – North America; Maureen Cavanagh, president of the Vision Impact Institute; Jennifer Jackson, associate vice president for the western U.S. for Marcolin Eyewear USA; Janet Johnson, director of Acuitas Product (USA and Canada) for Ocuco Inc.; Valerie Manso, ABOC, FNAO, vice president of sales and education for Blutech Lenses; and Tammy Reaves vice president of development and licensing for Pearle Vision, a Luxottica brand.
Monday, September 14, 2015 11:00 AM
announced that Nicholas (Nick) Brecker has been selected as president of Anthem’s specialty business, which includes vision among other categories.
Monday, September 14, 2015 12:00 AM
PLEASANTON, Calif.—CooperVision, Inc. has named Michele Andrews, OD, as director of professional affairs for North America.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 12:24 AM
, the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight, has chosen Mrs. Laura Bush, former First Lady of the United States, as the recipient of the 2015 Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Award.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 12:18 AM
RALEIGH, N.C. —Local Eye Site
(LES) the leading provider of job search and online recruitment services for the eyecare industry, is partnering with VuePoint IDS, publishers of Optik and InfoClip.ca to bring the job posting service to the Canadian market.
Monday, September 7, 2015 12:21 AM
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.—National Lens
announced that Steve Gintis has joined the company to head up the business’ frame division.