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.

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.

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.

40 Ways to Balance the Blues

By Staff
Monday, April 11, 2016 1:00 AM These 40 products offer blue light management solutions for every situation, both indoors and outdoors. They run the gamut from lenses and coatings to screen protectors, neutraceuticals and lens demonstration units.

BLUE LIGHT RESEARCH COMPENDIUM

By Andrew Karp
Monday, April 11, 2016 1:00 AM The following research studies were cited by technical experts from BluTech, Carl Zeiss Vision, Essilor, Hoya Vision Care, Jins Eyewear, Reticare and VSP Global who were consulted for “Inside the Blue Boom,” Vision Monday, April 11, 2016:

Vision Monday Takes Readers ‘Inside the Blue Boom,’ and Vision Council Presents Blue Light Forum

By Staff
Monday, April 11, 2016 12:29 AM NEW YORK—The groundswell of interest around blue light and its effects on our vision and overall health is fueling a boom in optical sales unlike any other in recent years.

Vision Ease Expands Global Sales and Marketing Capabilities With Three New Appointments

By Staff
Friday, April 8, 2016 12:27 AM RAMSEY, MINN.—Vision Ease, based here, announced three new sales and marketing appointments which the company said will enhance its global customer relationships and communications.

PFO Global to Move Headquarters to Larger Facility

By Staff
Friday, March 18, 2016 12:24 AM FARMERS BRANCH, Texas—PFO Global is relocating is headquarters from Irving, Texas to larger facilities in Farmers Branch, a nearby Dallas suburb.

Essilor Reports 19.6 Percent Rise in Profits in 2015

By Staff
Monday, February 22, 2016 12:23 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—Essilor International (Reuters: ESSI.PA) reported that operating profit climbed to €1.18 billion in the year ended Dec. 31, 2015, a 19.6 percent increase over 2014. Revenue rose 18.4 percent to €6.72 billion in 2015, or 4.6 percent on a like-for-like basis.

Polylite and Oakley Settle Patent Infringement Suits

By Staff
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 12:18 AM TAIPEI, Taiwan—Polylite Taiwan Co. Ltd. (OTC:1813) has reached a settlement of its patent infringement and related claims with Oakley, Inc. in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Younger Optics and Transitions Optical Announce Accredited Two-Seminar Tour

By Staff
Friday, February 12, 2016 12:18 AM TORRANCE, Calif.—Transitions Optical and Younger Optics will be touring the country this spring with a free continuing education program for eyecare professionals.

Awards Ceremony Caps Transitions Academy Meeting

By Staff
Monday, February 8, 2016 12:30 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—Transitions Optical climaxed its annual Transitions Academy meeting here with an awards ceremony to honor companies and individuals from the U.S. and Canada for their innovative efforts to support the Transitions brand over the past year.

Fused Kontacts Debuts SpectraVue Translating Progressive GP Multifocal

By Andrew Karp
Monday, January 18, 2016 12:00 AM CINCINNATI—Fused Kontacts, a division of Diversified Ophthalmics, is introducing a GP multifocal contact lens, SpectraVue translating progressive. The innovative design provides the same visual capabilities as a PAL spectacle lens but without the corridor limitations, according to Fused Kontacts. In limited release since February 2015, practitioners have found they can fit this tolerant design using an easy-to-follow fitting guide.

Vision Ease Intros Coppertone Polarized Lenses in Green

By Andrew Karp
Monday, January 18, 2016 12:00 AM RAMSEY, Minn.—Vision Ease is releasing Coppertone Polarized Lenses in green. The sun lenses feature enhanced color contrast that is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts, according to Vision Ease. In addition, the lenses filter blue light while providing vivid color definition.
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