Santinelli Team Gathers for Strategy Meeting in New York

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Monday, August 29, 2016 12:00 AM HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.—All team members of Santinelli International, the lens finishing equipment leader, recently gathered on Long Island for presentations, strategic meetings and a company-wide celebration. Sales and service associates traveled from around the country to attend sales and service meetings, connect with home office associates and celebrate the company’s 25-year anniversary with equipment manufacturer, Nidek Co., Ltd.

PEN to Offer Seven Educational Events in September

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Friday, August 26, 2016 12:15 AM ALAMEDA, Calif.—The Primary Eyecare Network (PEN), a division of ABB Optical Group, will be offering eyecare practitioners seven educational opportunities this September.

Michael Kling, OD, to Share Customer X 360 Experience at VM LIVE Event on Sept. 14

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Friday, August 19, 2016 12:21 AM NEW YORK—One of the country’s innovative optometrists, Michael Kling, OD, owner and CEO of Invision Optometry of San Diego, Calif. has joined the roster of speakers who will be addressing the topic of “Customer X 360,” examining how a mix of cutting edge technologies, data management and unique presentations are changing the customer experience, the theme of a new VM LIVE event at Vision Expo West on Wednesday, Sept. 14.

Envision’s Annual Research Proposal Competition Now Open

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Friday, August 19, 2016 12:15 AM WICHITA, Kan.—Envision announced the return of the Research Proposal Competition to the 2016 Envision Conference, taking place Sept. 7 to 10 in Denver.

Austria-Based Neubau Eyewear Debuts Stateside With NYC Launch Party

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Monday, August 15, 2016 12:00 AM NEW YORK—On July 19, Austria-based eyewear brand Neubau Eyewear from Silhouette celebrated its U.S. launch with an Austrian-themed evening at Freud restaurant here in New York City.

Barton Perreira Opens Its First NYC Flagship Location

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Monday, August 15, 2016 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Barton Perreira opened the doors to its first flagship store here last month.

Eyewear Shines Bright at Accessories Council’s 20th ACE Awards

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Monday, August 15, 2016 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Eyewear was a bright star within the glittering array of accessories and fashion brands at the lively 20th anniversary gala for the Accessories Council’s ACE awards, honoring individuals and companies who have furthered the awareness and use of accessories.

Zyloware Celebrates 10 Years of Design Collaboration With Randy Jackson

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Monday, August 15, 2016 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Zyloware recently feted Randy Jackson, celebrating 10 years of design collaboration with the well-known TV and music personality on their collection of eyewear for men.

Vision Council Names Billy Beane Executive Summit Keynote

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Friday, August 12, 2016 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council announced that Billy Beane, EVP of the Oakland Athletics, will kick off the 2017 Executive Summit with his presentation, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game.

ABB Optical Group and Vision Sciences Partner on Optometry Student Challenge

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016 12:15 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—ABB Optical Group has announced a new program designed to support optometry students and foster the study of contact lenses.

VM LIVE Speakers to Discuss Technology’s New Role in the Customer Experience

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Friday, August 5, 2016 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Innovative retailers are using cutting edge digital technologies to create exciting in-store experiences that attract consumers and engage them with their brands. These technologies are an increasingly important tool for shaping the Customer Experience, and will be the focus of Customer X 360, a new VM LIVE event at Vision Expo West on Wednesday, Sept. 14.

VM LIVE to Spotlight New Ideas in Retail Customer Experience

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Friday, July 29, 2016 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Customer Experience, or CX, is one of the most talked about topics in retailing today, and for good reason.


Optyx Opens 9th Location on Long Island’s North Shore

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Monday, July 18, 2016 12:00 AM Greenvale, N.Y.—Optyx, the New York based optical retailer, with locations throughout Manhattan and one in East Hampton, opened its 9th store here last month, featuring a unique design and merchandise mix of luxury brands, on the North Shore of Long Island, in upscale Wheatley Plaza.

Don’t Forget to Participate in National Sunglasses Day on June 27

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Monday, June 20, 2016 12:21 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council is encouraging ECPs and optical retailers to help promote the importance of wearing UV-protective sunwear as a part of National Sunglasses Day, held annually on June 27.

It’s a ‘Cazalebration’ With the 40th Anniversary of Cazal Eyewear

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Monday, June 20, 2016 12:00 AM NEW YORK—On May 5 at the Limelight Shops here, Cazal Eyewear celebrated its 40th anniversary. The event, “40 Years of Cazal: Cazal Presents the Cazalebration Series,” not only marked 40 years of iconic frames and history but also debuted its Spring 2016 eyewear collection.
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