Hilary Halper Appointed CFO at Essilor

By Staff
Friday, October 13, 2017 12:24 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—Essilor has appointed Hilary Halper as chief financial officer.

ANFAO Reports ‘Ordinary Growth’ in First Half of 2017

By Staff
Monday, October 9, 2017 12:24 AM MILAN—ANFAO, the Italian Association of Eyewear Manufacturers of Confindustria was cautiously optimistic in its assessment of the optical industry’s performance in the first half of 2017. In its mid-year report, the organization observed that “in general, the economy is continuing to expand and its pace is the strongest since the start of the [financial] crisis; the dynamic of the Euro area is also strong.”

After a Decade of Giving, Essilor Vision Foundation Reaches a Milestone

By Staff
Friday, October 6, 2017 12:24 AM DALLAS—Last month, Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF) reached a milestone, having provided 500,000 pairs of glasses to those in need since 2007. The non-profit organization, based here, noted that the number of people who have benefited from its work is equivalent to filling AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, five times.

Transitions Optical Now Accepting Transitions Innovation Awards Nominations

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017 12:24 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—On Oct. 1, Transitions Optical began accepting nominations from industry professionals for the 2017 Transitions Innovation Awards Program at TransitionsPRO.com/Awards.

Essilor of America Realigns Sales Teams, Creating a Single Organization to Better Serve Customers

By Staff
Monday, October 2, 2017 12:30 AM DALLAS—Essilor of America is merging its multiple sales teams into a single organization, one of a series of moves aimed at making the company more efficient and responsive to customers.

Essilor Earns Plaudits for Corporate Sustainability Leadership

By Staff
Monday, October 2, 2017 12:18 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—Essilor has again been selected by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index World and Europe for its corporate sustainability leadership, ranked second in the Health Care Equipment and Supplies sector.

Zeiss to Build Innovation Hub at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017 12:21 AM OBERKOCHEN, Germany—Zeiss announced plans to build a new shared innovation hub on the north campus of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Leica Camera Enters Ophthalmic Lens Market in Collaboration With Novacel

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Friday, September 22, 2017 12:33 AM WETZLAR, Germany—Leica Camera AG plans to launch a line of ophthalmic lenses, beginning Oct. 1. The company will be adding ophthalmic lenses to its existing portfolio of cameras, lenses and sport optics products.

Luxottica, Essilor Offer No Merger Concessions to EU Regulators

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Friday, September 22, 2017 12:24 AM BRUSSELS—Luxottica and Essilor have not offered any concessions to allay EU antitrust authorities’ concerns over their proposed €47 billion ($56 billion) merger, which could increase the likelihood that EU investigators will take a deeper look at the deal, Reuters reported on Wednesday.

Hoya and NOA Name Dr. Charles Comer Community Service Award Winner

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Friday, September 22, 2017 12:21 AM LEWISVILLE, TEXAS—Hoya Vision Care and the National Optometric Association have selected Marquavia Stinson of the Kentucky College of Optometry as the winner of the 5th Annual Dr. Charles Comer Community Service Award.

IFB Solutions Will Be First to 3D-Print Lenses, Using Luxexcel’s Platform

By Staff
Friday, September 8, 2017 12:30 AM TURNHOUT, Belgium—Luxexcel and IFB Solutions are preparing to commercialize the 3D printing of ophthalmic lenses, a technological feat that is an industry first.

Essilor Canada Names Barbara Piper as President

By Staff
Monday, September 4, 2017 12:30 AM MONTREAL—Essilor Canada announced that Barbara Piper has been named president, effective Sept. 1, 2017. In her new role, she will be responsible for furthering the company’s growth strategy in Canada.

Couple in South Carolina Files Lawsuit Against Amazon Over Defective Eclipse Glasses

By Staff
Monday, September 4, 2017 12:24 AM CHARLESTON, S.C.—A South Carolina couple filed a lawsuit against Amazon Inc. last week in federal district court here, claiming that the online retailer sold faulty glasses that were marketed as being safe for viewing the solar eclipse in mid-August.

Essilor Offers ‘Ultimate’ Lens Packages

By Andrew Karp
Monday, August 28, 2017 12:00 AM DALLAS—Essilor is releasing two “Ultimate Lens” packages, one for progressive lens wearers, the other for single vision wearers, that combine its newest, most innovative lens technologies.

Hoya Partners With Tifosi Optics on Sunglass Offering for Independent ECPs, Consumers

By Staff
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 12:29 AM LEWISVILLE, Texas—Hoya Vision Care has partnered with Tifosi Optics, a maker of sports sunwear, to expand prescription sunglass offerings for both ECPs and consumers.
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