New England College of Optometry Launches Presidential Search

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Monday, August 14, 2017 12:21 AM BOSTON—The New England College of Optometry  (NECO) has secured a search firm to assist in recruiting a new president for the school in 2018.

Argus Creates Excedis Division to Assist Health Plans, Hauser Named to Lead New Unit

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Monday, August 7, 2017 12:30 AM TAMPA, Fla.—Argus Dental & Vision Inc., an administrator of dental and vision benefits, has created a wholly owned subsidiary, Excedis Inc., to provide assistance to its Medicare and Medicaid health care partners.

Eastern States Eyewear Announces Retirement of VP Phil Cohen, Promotes Rosado and Biondi as Sales VPs

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Friday, August 4, 2017 12:21 AM ELMONT, N.Y.—Eastern States Eyewear (ESE) has announced the retirement of longtime vice president of sales and marketing Phil Cohen and has promoted Bert Rosado and Michael Biondi as vice presidents of sales for the Eastern region and Western region, respectively.

ABB Optical Group Names New Senior Vice President of Operations

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Friday, August 4, 2017 12:18 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—ABB Optical Group, one of the nation’s leading distributors of optical products, has announced that Steve Heft has joined the company as senior vice president of operations.

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Monday, July 17, 2017 12:00 AM

Vision Care Specialists Adds an Independent OD Office to Growing Denver Presence

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Friday, July 14, 2017 12:24 AM DENVER—Vision Care Specialists reported Wednesday that it has acquired Accent Optics, a longtime private optometry practice operating here.

Safilo Group Relocates North American Headquarters

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017 12:24 AM PADUA Italy and SECAUCUS, N.J.—Safilo Group has announced the relocation of its North American headquarters.

CheckedUp Names Ad Exec and Retinal Surgeon to Board of Directors

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Monday, June 19, 2017 12:18 AM NEW YORK—CheckedUp has named ad and digital marketing expert Jordan Zimmerman and physicianEugene de Juan, Jr., MD, to its board of directors.

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Monday, June 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Johnson & Johnson Vision Names Jonathan Talamo as Chief Medical Officer

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Friday, June 9, 2017 12:27 AM NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.—Johnson & Johnson Vision Care has named Dr. Jonathan Talamo as its new chief medical officer (CMO) and worldwide vice president of medical affairs and clinical affairs for Johnson & Johnson Vision, which comprises both its vision care and surgical businesses.

Dr. Brian Marr Named Director of Ophthalmic Oncology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia Medical Center

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Dr. Brian Marr will join the department of ophthalmology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center as director of the division of ophthalmic oncology, effective May 15.

Janna I. Neal Appointed to Vice President of Operations at Zyloware Eyewear

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Monday, May 22, 2017 12:21 AM PORT CHESTER, N.Y.—Zyloware Eyewear recently promoted Janna I. Neal to vice president of operations.

FYidoctors Appoints Bruce Bowser to its Board of Directors

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Monday, May 22, 2017 12:18 AM CALGARY—FYidoctors, one of Canada’s largest and fastest-growing eyecare companies, has appointed Bruce Bowser to its board of directors. Bowser is “a transformational leader with extensive experience in both private and public companies,” FYidoctors said in an announcement last week.

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Monday, May 15, 2017 12:00 AM

Dr. Stephen S. Lane Joins Alcon as Chief Medical Officer and Global Head Franchise Clinical Strategy

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017 12:30 AM FORT WORTH, Texas—Alcon has appointed Stephen (Steve) S. Lane, MD as chief medical officer (CMO) and global head franchise clinical strategy. He will join the company on June 1.
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