Essilor to Launch Next Gen Varilux Lens Based on Fresh Approach to Product Development

By Staff
Monday, February 20, 2017 12:30 AM PARIS—Essilor is abandoning traditional methods of developing and designing products in favor of an innovative, customer-driven approach that has already yielded a new generation of Varilux progressive lenses to be released this year.

Essilor’s 2016 Revenue Rises 7.6 Percent

By Staff
Monday, February 20, 2017 12:23 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—Essilor International (Reuters: ESSI.PA) posted consolidated revenue of €7,115 million for the year ended Dec. 31, 2016, an increase of 7.6 percent excluding the currency effect.

iMatrix Announces New Affiliation With Corporate Optometry, LLC

By Staff
Monday, February 20, 2017 12:18 AM San Diego—iMatrix, a leader in online marketing solutions designed for eyecare professionals, has announced a new business affiliation with Corporate Optometry, LLC. This affiliation allows Corporate Optometry members complimentary access to iMatrix educational resources and exclusive pricing of all iMatrix online marketing solutions.

More Artificial Intelligence Experts Join VM Summit Speaker Roster

By Staff
Friday, February 17, 2017 12:30 AM NEW YORK—The growing impact of Artificial Intelligence on nearly every aspect of business is prompting retailers, health care providers, suppliers and marketers to look for ways to leverage the power of human-machine learning within their organizations.

Insights and Innovation at Transitions Academy

By Staff
Friday, February 17, 2017 12:15 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—With a dawn-to-dusk agenda and a top-notch selection of speakers, the recent Transitions Academy featured a robust program of events and education for the 650-plus attendees who participated.

Bausch + Lomb Ends Unilateral Pricing Policy

By Staff
Monday, February 13, 2017 12:27 AM BRIDGEWATER, N.J.—Bausch + Lomb became the latest contact lens company to move away from its Unilateral Pricing Policy (UPP) with the announcement late Friday that a “competitive imbalance” had forced the company to discontinue the program.

Proposal in Indiana Legislature Would Overturn 2016’s Prohibition of Online Eye Exams

By Staff
Monday, February 13, 2017 12:24 AM INDIANAPOLIS—A bill introduced in the Indiana legislature late last month would amend a section of the state’s code with new language permitting online eye tests, according to the proposed legislation.

Optronics’ New Compact Edger Offers Industrial Features at Tabletop Price

By Andrew Karp
Monday, February 13, 2017 12:00 AM CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—To kick off its new Quality Manufacturing (QM) series of edgers, National Optronics is introducing the QM-X3, a tabletop dry edger that features the engineering and cutting-edge technology used in industrial edgers, but at a price point normally associated with tabletops.

Blanchard Contact Lenses Announces Scleral Lens Workshop Tour

By Staff
Friday, February 10, 2017 12:18 AM MANCHESTER, N.H.—Blanchard Contact Lenses—a scleral lens designer—released cities and dates for its upcoming spring Beyond the Limbus Scleral Lens Workshop tour.

A New Pearle Campaign Reinforces ‘Trust’ and Importance of Personal Connection

By CLICK Staff
Thursday, February 9, 2017 1:15 PM

MASON, Ohio—Amid the uncertainties of the last year, Americans’ perceptions of trust took a hit. Pearle Vision one of North America’s largest optical retail brands, explored the idea via a new national poll which examines the role of trust, reflecting the importance of personal connections to help establish and maintain trust.

Prevent Blindness and See Now Partner to Ask Congress to Improve Vision for Millions of Americans

By CLICK Staff
Thursday, February 9, 2017 1:10 PM

CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness has formed a partnership with the new global organization See Now that is developing and taking a new campaign to end avoidable blindness in the U.S. to congressional leaders.

[Partner Post] 3 Income Boosting Resolutions for Your Eyecare Practice This Year

By CLICK Staff
Thursday, February 9, 2017 1:05 PM NEW YORK—Now that we are a little over a month into the new year, it’s time to take a quick look back at the resolutions you made for your practice this year. Or wait, maybe with all the craziness and rush of a new year you didn’t even have time to think about the goals you want your practice to accomplish over the next 12 months.

Reading Glasses Firm Eyebobs Sues Snap Inc. in a Trademark Battle Over Logos

By Staff
Monday, February 6, 2017 12:30 AM MINNEAPOLIS—A small Minneapolis-based company that makes reading glasses is in the midst of ramping up a legal battle against the firm formerly known as Snapchat.

FTC Review of Contact Lens Regulations Draws Thousands of Industry Comments

By Staff
Monday, February 6, 2017 12:24 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—When the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in November announced its intention to revise and update the Contact Lens Rule, which provides the framework around dispensing of contact lenses, the agency also had to seek public comments on its proposed changes before it could move ahead.

Transitions Optical’s New Consumer Campaign Targets Younger, Single-Vision Wearers

By Staff
Friday, February 3, 2017 12:27 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—Transitions Optical will launch a new multimedia advertising campaign Feb. 12 with a new tagline, “Live the Good Light,” and a new focus on “engaging and attracting a younger generation of single-vision wearers to the photochromic lens category,” the company announced.