Monday, March 20, 2017 12:24 AM
TAMPA, Fla.—Premier Eye Care
, a leader in providing innovative and affordable solutions for managed medical and routine eyecare, has named Jeff Nowak as chief solutions officer. Nowak is an experienced leader in health care operations, process improvement and technology, according to a Premier Eye Care statement.
Saturday, March 18, 2017 12:16 AM
While most people think of green beer, Irish Car Bombs and Jameson when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day, on Main Street, independents took the opportunity to put an Irish spin on their businesses. In Optical Land, special sales, promotions, memes on social media and outfits were all a part of the celebration yesterday.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 12:18 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The American Optometric Association
(AOA) this week called on government, private sector and nonprofit stakeholders to join forces in making eye health and vision care a national priority.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 12:30 AM
PARIS—Philippe Lafont, president of Lafont Paris
passed away suddenly on March 6, 2017 at the age of 70, according to a statement from the company and his family. Lafont, a well-respected leader in the optical market was a tireless advocate for “Made in France.” He was involved in the development and cultivation of the international optics industry in his role as president of Silmo
as well as his contributions to GIFO
Monday, February 27, 2017 12:27 AM
ST. LOUIS.—Richard L. Wallingford Jr., OD, passed away Feb. 20, 2017, after a years-long battle with cancer, the American Optometric Association (AOA)
announced on its website late last week. He was 67.
Monday, February 27, 2017 12:21 AM
BOSTON—The New England College of Optometry
, an independent graduate college of optometry that traces its history to 1894, has broken ground on a three-phase project that will expand the clinical campus and create a new, style-driven optical dispensary,” according to a post on the college’s website.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 12:27 AM
(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.”
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.
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.
Monday, January 30, 2017 12:21 AM
has named Sushanta Mallick to its ophthalmics team as vice president and global development lead for clinical development, ophthalmics, according to a company announcement.
Friday, January 27, 2017 12:30 AM
GRANDE LAKES, Fla.—Industry leaders gathered here for The Vision Council’s
annual Executive Summit highlighted by executive-level networking, leadership development, and the latest in economic trends and business strategies. At the annual member meeting, The Vision Council officially elected its 2017 officers and Board of Directors.
Friday, January 20, 2017 12:24 AM
has formed a partnership with the new global organization See Now
that will develop and take a new campaign to end avoidable blindness in the U.S. to congressional leaders.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:24 AM
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Howard Purcell, OD, senior vice president of customer development at Essilor will be the guest in today’s episode of “Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:18 AM
NEW YORK—The Mount Sinai Health System
earlier this week announced plans to develop the Mount Sinai/New York Eye and Ear (NYEE) Eye and Vision Research Institute, a facility that the health system said would be “the first of its kind in the New York City metropolitan region.”
Monday, January 2, 2017 12:15 AM
NEW YORK— Vision Monday’s 2017 Industry Calendar is now available. From Opti in Munich, to Mido in Paris as well as the International Vision Expos, the calendar features both domestic and international trade shows, meetings and summits open to the industry.