Survey Says Employees Value Vision Benefits, But Desire Better Eyewear Coverage and Education

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:18 AM SAN DIEGO—Vision benefits are a key component of an employer’s overall health benefit package for employees and just by offering vision coverage it could set companies apart and increase employee satisfaction, according to the findings of a new survey.

VSP’s New Unity Via Progressive Is Designed for Comfort, Ease of Fitting

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Monday, April 24, 2017 12:00 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Optics Group is expanding its Unity portfolio to include new Unity Via progressive lenses. Developed with input from doctors and progressive lens wearers, Unity Via’s intelligent technology brings a new approach to fitting and delivers precise vision correction with exceptional ergonomic comfort, according to VSP.

Adlens Appoints John Kennedy as CEO

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Friday, April 21, 2017 12:30 AM OXFORD, UK—Adlens, the adjustable focus eyewear manufacturer based here, announced that John Kennedy was appointed chief executive officer, effective March 1.

FDA Exempts Optical Lenses From Unique Device Identification (UDI) Labeling Requirements

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 12:30 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has exempted optical lenses from the scope of its Unique Device Identifier (UDI) regulations, according to an announcement Tuesday by The Vision Council.

Transitions Optical Announces 2017 Diversity Advisory Board Members

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Transitions Optical has announced the renewal of its Diversity Advisory Board members for 2017.

Essilor Adds No-Interest Financing to Popular Power of Vision Program

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Saturday, April 1, 2017 12:24 AM DALLAS—Essilor of America announced earlier this month that, for the first time, it will sponsor no-interest financing for up to six months for qualified patients who purchase any of Essilor’s premium lenses, which are Varilux, Crizal, Transitions, Xperio UV and Eyezen.

Shopko Hosts More Than 500 at its Health Services Managers Conference

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 12:15 AM GREEN BAY, Wis.—Shopko held its annual Health Services managers meeting in Minneapolis earlier this month and used the occasion to honor several Shopko team members for their outstanding performances in 2016 and for senior management to outline the retailer’s plans for 2017 and following years.

Carl Zeiss Vision Names New Marketing Vice President

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Monday, March 20, 2017 12:30 AM SAN DIEGO—Carl Zeiss Vision has named Andrew Hyncik as vice president of marketing for North America.

WaveShades With Visa Payment Technology in Limited Distribution to Key Influencers

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Friday, March 17, 2017 12:21 AM SAN FRANCISCO—The Visa-powered WaveShades sunglasses—which feature a chip that enables consumers to pay for a purchase simply by waving the sunglasses over a point-of-sale reader—drew rapt attention at the SXSW Conference in Austin, Texas, this week.

Zeiss Veteran Claude Labeeuw Tapped for New Customer and Business Development Role

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017 12:27 AM SAN DIEGO—Claude Labeeuw, a 25-year Carl Zeiss Vision veteran, has been named vice president in charge of key ECP customers and strategic initiatives.

Snap Inc. Moves Sales of Trendy Spectacles Sunglasses to Website

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Monday, February 27, 2017 12:30 AM VENICE, Calif.—With its planned initial public offering expected later this week, Snap Inc. has decided to move sales of its trendy Spectacles sunglasses that record 10-second videos to the Spectacles.com website.

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

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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.

Essilor’s 2016 Revenue Rises 7.6 Percent

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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.

Insights and Innovation at Transitions Academy

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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.

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

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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.
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