Schneider Relocates to New North American Headquarters

By Staff
Monday, May 2, 2016 12:24 AM FRISCO, Texas—Schneider Optical Machines North America has relocated to a new, much larger facility. The 30,000 square-foot facility in Frisco, Texas nearly triples the space of its previous location, allowing the company to keep ahead of current and future growth.

Zeiss Reports 5 Percent Rise in Revenue for First Half

By Staff
Monday, May 2, 2016 12:22 AM OBERKOCHEN, Germany—The Zeiss Group wrapped up the first six months of fiscal year 2015/16 ending March 31, 2016 with a 5 percent increase in revenue over the previous year to €2.32 billion.

Paul Karpecki, OD, Is Back As a Guest on May 4 ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Monday, May 2, 2016 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Well-known optometric speaker and clinician, Paul Karpecki, OD, is back on the May 4 edition of “The Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

Chlogan Eyewear Debuts B-to-B Website

By CLICK Staff
Sunday, May 1, 2016 9:05 AM NEW YORK—A new B-to-B e-commerce website from Chlogan Eyewear makes it easy for accounts to personalize account details and place orders online from any web browser.

Web Strategy Doubles New Patient Inquiries
For N2 Eyes Comprehensive Optometry

By Bonnie Vieira, CLICK Contributor
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 9:15 AM NEWPORT NEWS, Va.—As owner and practitioner at N2 Eyes Comprehensive Optometry here, Nathalie Cassis, OD, FAAO, knows the challenges of connecting with new patients. In 2015, she invested in a new online marketing strategy with the help of leading eyecare website and Internet marketing agency, iMatrix.

CareCredit’s New Patient Direct Tool Lets Patients Apply, Calculate and Make Payments From Provider’s Device

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 9:10 AM

COSTA MESA, Calif.—A new web-based tool from CareCredit, called the Patient Direct Tool, connects patients and clients directly to the CareCredit application, while in the provider’s office.

Laramy-K Optical Acquires and Launches New Website

By Staff
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 12:27 AM INDIANOLA, Iowa—Laramy-K Optical, an Indianola-based independent wholesale lab, has acquired 100 percent interest in the optician training website

PFO Global Reports Net Sales Grew 13 Percent in 2015

By Staff
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 12:23 AM FARMER'S BRANCH, Texas—PFO Global (OTCQB: PFGB), posted $3.4 million in net sales for the year ended Dec. 31, 2015, a 13 percent increase over the prior year.

Mobiquity and EyeXam to Collaborate on Eyecare App Enhancements

By Staff
Friday, April 22, 2016 12:27 AM BOSTON, Mass. and SAN JOSE, Calif.—Mobiquity, Inc., a mobile engagement provider and EyeXam, a smartphone and tablet eyecare app, announced that they are collaborating to offer consumers improved access to eyecare information, exams, products and eye health.

Three Contact Lens Companies Reiterate Their Commitment to Universal Product Pricing (UPP)

By Staff
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 4:15 PM NEW YORK—In a letter today to optometrists, Bausch + Lomb reiterated its commitment to its Unilateral Pricing Policy (UPP) for contact lenses, saying it was one that “supports patients and providers.”

Retailers Launch Coalition to Press for Contact Lens Deregulation

By Staff
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 12:30 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—The long-running battle over control of contact lens sales which pits major manufacturers such as Johnson & Johnson, Alcon and Bausch + Lomb as well as the American Optometric Association (AOA) against some leading national optical retailers is taking a new turn as several of the retailers launch a coalition and advocacy campaign to press for deregulating the contact lens market.

Hoya Partners With Frameri to Offer Interchangeable Eyewear at 500 Independent Practices

By Staff
Sunday, April 17, 2016 12:30 AM LEWISVILLE, Texas—Hoya Vision Care has entered into a partnership with Frameri, creator of the interchangeable frame and lens system.

Transitions Optical Consumer Campaign Expands in 2016

By Staff
Sunday, April 17, 2016 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Transitions Optical, Inc has launched a new consumer outreach campaign that will highlight the stories and experiences told by influential Transitions lens wearers.

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Drops Unilateral Pricing Policy for CLs

By Staff
Saturday, April 16, 2016 12:21 AM JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Johnson & Johnson Vision Care announced yesterday that it is discontinuing its controversial Unilateral Pricing Policy (UPP) for contact lenses and replacing it with new programs that “ensure broad access and support the needs of patients, doctors and customers.”

Coburn Technologies Names Brandie Shaw as National Sales Manager

By Staff
Friday, April 15, 2016 12:15 AM SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn.—Coburn Technologies has appointed industry veteran Brandie Shaw as its new national sales manager.