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.

Essilor Revenue Rises 9.1 Percent in First-Half 2017

By Staff
Monday, July 31, 2017 12:29 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—Essilor International (ESSI: PA) reported consolidated revenue of €3.9 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2017, up 9.1 percent from year-ago, or 6.9 percent in constant currency and 2.5 percent in like-for-like terms. In line with previously announced expectations, adjusted contribution from operations amounted to 18.4 percent of revenue.

Hoya Reports Its First Quarter Financial Results

By Staff
Monday, July 31, 2017 12:26 AM TOKYO—Hoya Corp. (TOKYO:7741) posted revenue of 127,158 million yen for the first quarter ended June 30, 2017, up 10.4 percent year on year.

VSP Releases SunSync Plus, a Fast Acting Photochromic Lens

By Staff
Monday, July 17, 2017 12:04 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Optics Group is launching a fast-acting, high performance photochromic lens, SunSync Plus, which changes from dark to clear three times faster than the current industry leader, according to VSP. The lenses have luminous transmittance of 88.5 percent with an AR coating applied, on par with the clearest photochromic lenses available; luminous transmittance is 11 percent when fully activated, making them sunglass dark.

Recently Named CEO Pellerito Sees Opportunities for Frameri’s Move into New Markets

By Staff
Friday, July 14, 2017 12:21 AM CINCINNATI—Frameri, the company that created the interchangeable frame and lens system, is on the lookout for expanding beyond its Cincinnati roots as the recently appointed chief executive officer Sam Pellerito settles into his new role at the helm.

Essilor Acquires Team Effort Optical Lab, Merges It With Duffens Lab

By Staff
Friday, July 7, 2017 12:24 AM OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.—Essilor has acquired Team Effort Optical, a full-service independent optical laboratory based here. The terms of the transaction were not announced.

John Young, COLTS Lab Founder, Dies at 76

By Staff
Friday, July 7, 2017 12:18 AM OLDSMAR, Fla.—John M. Young, founder of COLTS Laboratories (Ophthalmic Product Testing Services), passed away in Safety Harbor, Fla., on July 2 at age 76 after a long illness.

Vision Ease Intros Task-Specific Occupational Lenses

By Staff
Monday, June 19, 2017 12:00 AM RAMSEY, Minn.—Vision Ease is introducing a line of occupational lenses designed with office ergonomics in mind that feature optimal viewing zones for specific tasks, the company said.

Boots Opticians Fined For ‘Misleading’ Blue Light Lens Claims

By Staff
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 12:27 AM LONDON—Boots Opticians, a leading British optical retail chain, has been fined £40,000 for making misleading claims about its blue light-filtering lenses.

E-Sun Kolor Up Project Concludes First Phase and Announces Online Design Contest

By Staff
Friday, June 2, 2017 12:24 AM BELLEGARDE-SUR-VALSERINE, France—Essilor Sun Solution, the Essilor Group division dedicated to sun plano lenses, and the European Institute of Design have announced that the first phase of the E-Sun Kolor Up project has successfully concluded and that the best project proposals will be awarded at Silmo 2017 in Paris.

Shamir Insight to Offer Only 100 Percent Digital Freeform Lenses

By Staff
Friday, June 2, 2017 12:21 AM SAN DIEGO—Shamir Insight is eliminating all molded products from its lens line and moving to 100 percent digital, Freeform lenses beginning July 1, 2017.

Signet Armorlite Partners With C&E Vision Buying Group

By Staff
Monday, May 29, 2017 12:21 AM CARLSBAD, Calif.—Signet Armorlite has signed a vendor agreement with C&E Vision Buying Group that provides C&E Vision members the benefits of the Kodak brand name with a high-quality lens portfolio.

Lensabl Secures New Funding to Support Growth and Plans to Offer Online Eye Exams

By Staff
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 12:26 AM LOS ANGELES—The start-up firm Lensabl, an online retailer of lenses, announced Tuesday that it has secured new funding.

District Court Rules in Favor of Snap Inc. in Trademark Lawsuit Filed by Eyebobs

By Staff
Monday, May 15, 2017 12:21 AM MINNEAPOLIS—Snap Inc.  has prevailed in U.S. District Court here in a trademark infringement lawsuit and request for injunction that were tied to a lawsuit initially filed late last year by Eyebobs LLC.

Younger Expands Transitions Poly Composite Line

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 15, 2017 12:00 AM TORRANCE, Calif.—Transitions Signature polycarbonate composite lens technology has been expanded to include FT35 bifocal lenses and 7x28 trifocal lenses in both gray and brown. These new releases, as well as the FT28 bifocal lenses released last year, are available exclusively from Younger Optics through any optical laboratory.
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