Form D Filing Underscores Investors’ Expansion Goals for Rev360

By Staff
Friday, December 9, 2016 12:26 AM MADISON, Wis.—In a sign of support for the growth prospects of the software and services firm Rev360, investors have provided $45.2 million in financing over the past two years to the Madison-based company, which is best known for delivering RevolutionEHR, cloud-based practice management and electronic health record (EHR) software for eyecare professionals.

Transitions Optical Announces 2016 Transitions Innovation Award Finalists

By Staff
Friday, December 9, 2016 12:24 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—Transitions Optical, Inc. has named the finalists for its annual Transitions Innovation Awards program, which recognizes both individuals and companies for their innovative efforts to support the Transitions brand over the past year.

Visioneering Technologies, Inc. Names Rosa Lee Executive Director of Manufacturing and Engineering

By Staff
Friday, December 9, 2016 12:18 AM ALPHARETTA, Ga.—Visioneering Technologies, Inc. (VTI), has named Rosa Lee to the position of executive director of Manufacturing and Engineering. Lee will direct the manufacturing and product optimization efforts for the company.

Essilor Names Laurent Vacherot as President and Co-COO

By Staff
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 9:45 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—Essilor International  announced today that it has appointed Laurent Vacherot as president and chief operating officer.

Project Green Eyes Enables ECP Community Partnerships

By CLICK Staff
Monday, December 5, 2016 12:15 PM WESTERVILLE, Ohio—Optometrists are often community leaders and a new program from EyeCarePro has been designed to help practices play a role in their local community’s environmental initiatives with Project Green Eyes. The program streamlines how ECPs and their staff can take part in such initiatives with a range of resources, including marketing materials and social media tools which can help shine a spotlight on the issue and facilitate execution.

[Partner Post] How to Educate Patients on Your Contact Lens Evaluation Fee

By CLICK Staff
Monday, December 5, 2016 12:10 PM NEW YORK—How many times a day do you have the conversation with a patient in your practice about why there are additional exam charges for someone who wants a contact lens prescription? This is a common occurrence in most eyecare practices.

Online Startup, Lensabl, Offers Rx Lenses Only, Direct to Consumers

By Andrew Karp
Monday, December 5, 2016 12:05 PM

NEW YORK—Two young internet entrepreneurs are launching a direct-to-consumer online service that sells only prescription lenses. The no-frills service, called, debuted recently with a menu offering an assortment of clear lenses, sun lenses, reading lenses and lens treatments, most of them generic products with basic features.

Vuzix Closes $14.5 Million Common Stock Offering

By Staff
Monday, December 5, 2016 12:26 AM ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Vuzix Corp. (NASDAQ: VUZI) announced the closing of the sale of 2,000,000 shares of its common stock at an offering price of $7.25 per share.

Ad Industry Monitor Asks B+L to Back Off Some Claims for PeroxiClear, But OKs Others

By Staff
Monday, December 5, 2016 12:24 AM NEW YORK—An ad industry trade group that monitors advertising claims has recommended that Bausch + Lomb modify or discontinue certain ad claims about its PeroxiClear Solution.

Smart Glass Maker, Osterhout, Closes $58 Million Funding Round

By Staff
Monday, December 5, 2016 12:23 AM SAN FRANCISCO—Osterhout Design Group (ODG), a top developer and manufacturer of mobile AR/VR smart glasses, closed a $58 million Series A funding round.

Rodenstock to Launch New U.S. Sales Subsidiary in January

By Staff
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 12:27 AM MUNICH, Germany and SHERIDAN, Wyo.—German eyewear manufacturer Rodenstock GmbH, a leading global manufacturer of lenses and eyewear, is entering the U.S. eyewear market in January 2017 with its own sales subsidiary.

Online Contact Lens Startup Sightbox Raises $1.8 Million

By Staff
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 12:18 AM PORTLAND, Ore.—The startup company Sightbox, which offers a membership-based supply service for contact lens wearers, has raised $1.8 million in a seed-round of funding.

CooperVision President Jerry Warner Is Guest on Tonight’s ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—CooperVision president, Jerry Warner, is the guest on tonight’s episode of “Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

Alcon to Host Local Multifocal Contact Lens Fitting Event Today in Memphis

By Staff
Monday, November 28, 2016 12:11 AM MEMPHIS—Alcon is hosting a training event today at the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis to help eyecare professionals become more successful in fitting multifocal contact lenses.

Essilor Expands in China, Updates Revenue Projections

By Staff
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 12:30 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—Essilor announced that it formed a new partnership by taking a 50 percent stake in Photosynthesis Group, a Hong Kong-based company that markets sunglasses and corrective lenses under a range of banners including MJS.