Larry Clarke Is Named President and COO of Satisloh AG

By Staff
Friday, October 31, 2014 12:27 AM BAAR, Switzerland— The Satisloh Group has appointed Larry Clarke as president and chief operating officer of Satisloh AG, effective Oct. 1.

‘Faceboo’ Photo Contest by ClearVision

By Catherine Wolinski
Thursday, October 30, 2014 11:00 AM ClearVision Optical is hosting their fourth annual Halloween photo contest on their Facebook page. The contest, titled “faceboo,” ends Nov. 6, 2014.

Is Now a Good Time to Start an E-Comm Store?

By Catherine Wolinski
Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:17 AM GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.—E-commerce isn’t new, but it’s new enough to intimidate many brick-and-mortar businesses who are considering selling online. Those willing to explore adding e-tail into their business can be confounded by the process and options they face when choosing a platform or service to use.

Millennials Shopping Earlier in the Holiday Season Than Boomers, Many on Mobile

By Catherine Wolinski
Thursday, October 30, 2014 9:00 AM Millennials tend to shop the holiday season earlier than their boomer counterparts, and more than half are shopping from mobile devices.

Seeing Eye to ‘i’: Aiming for the Seamless Approach of ‘Omnichannel’ Retailing

By Catherine Wolinski
Thursday, October 30, 2014 12:15 AM Vision Monday’s VM LIVE event, titled “Digitizing the Store,” delivered an important message to attendees last month: technology is escalating at an astounding rate, and its possibilities—especially those for personalization in business-to-consumer interactions—have created a consumer demand for compelling brand experiences at every touch point of the buying experience.

Essilor Acquires Majority Stake in Russian Lens Distributor

By Staff
Monday, October 27, 2014 12:24 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France— Essilor International  reported that it has acquired a majority stake in Company Grand Vision, a distributor of ophthalmic and contact lenses in Russia.

Sommer to Head Sales for B+L's U.S. Vision Care Division

By Staff
Friday, October 24, 2014 12:26 AM BRIDGEWATER, N.J.— Bausch + Lomb, has named Tony Sommer head of sales for its U.S. vision care division. Sommer will also help plan, develop and execute growth plans, and strategic business strategies to maximize market opportunities and grow the lens product portfolio, the company said.

iCoat Wins LabTalk’s 2014 Website of the Year

By Staff
Friday, October 24, 2014 12:18 AM LAS VEGAS—With 44 eyecare professional nominations, iCoat’s website makes it to the top as LabTalk’s Website of the Year for 2014.

VM LIVE Event Looks at 'Digitizing the Store'

By Staff
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:01 AM LAS VEGAS—To help make sense of the latest technologies that are changing the patient experience, nearly 200 optical retailers, eyecare professionals and other industry executives attended VM LIVE’s “Digitizing the Store” event here at the start of Vision Expo West last month.

FDA and Optical Stress Safe Contact Lens Wear on Halloween

By Staff
Friday, October 17, 2014 12:33 AM NEW YORK—Health care, government and ophthalmic organizations and ECPs are joining  to warn the public against the dangers of costume contact lenses worn without a prescription this Halloween season.

FDA Approves VisionCare's Telescope Implant for Macular Degeneration in Patients 65 Years and Older

By Staff
Friday, October 17, 2014 12:30 AM SARATOGA, Calif.— VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, a developer of advanced visual prosthetic devices for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), announced earlier this month that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the Implantable Miniature Telescope (by Dr. Isaac Lipshitz) for use in patients living with bilateral end-stage age-related macular degeneration who are age 65 or older.

Eye Columbus Shares E-Commerce Steps and Perspectives

By Catherine Wolinski
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 10:00 AM Eye Columbus Owner Craig Miller, OD, elected to transform his business’ website into an e-commerce platform. Serving as an educational, attractive space for patients to “preview” his two brick-and-mortar locations, the site is intended not only for shopping, but for learning about eyecare and the practice’s product selection in-store.

‘Three O’ SEO: Online Optimization for Optical Businesses

By Catherine Wolinski
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 9:30 AM The new SEO Highlights eBook from iMatrix offers a quick overview of SEO—that’s search engine optimization—for local optometrists to put into action.

Social Sites Side by Side: A Comparison

By Catherine Wolinski
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 9:00 AM Leverage New Media created a column-by-column comparison of six major social media platforms—Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+ and LinkedIn—depicting digestible data for brands and businesses looking to connect with their customers socially online.

Introducing ill.i Optics by will.i.am

By Marge Axelrad
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 10:15 AM The first eyewear brand by entrepreneur, musician and glasses connoisseur will.i.am was launched last month.
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