EssilorLuxottica Calls for a Global Coalition of Industry, Governments and Other Vision Partners to Wipe Out Poor Vision in a Generation

By Andy Karp
Monday, September 30, 2019 12:10 AM Hubert Sagnieres, executive vice chairman of EssilorLuxottica and chairman of Essilor International, and Jayanth Bhuvaraghan, chief mission officer of EssilorLuxottica and Essilor SAS, were in New York on Sept. 24 to participate in a meeting on universal health coverage held on the sidelines of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. The meeting, hosted by Devex, provided a platform for them to announce the release of a new report, “Eliminating Poor Vision in a Generation,” which was commissioned by EssilorLuxottica and is based on research by McKinsey and Co.

Me and Roger Maris Hit 61

By Andy Karp
Friday, September 27, 2019 10:18 AM Having just returned from last week’s Vision Expo West in Las Vegas, I feel a kinship with legendary New York Yankees slugger Roger Maris. Like Maris, I hit 61 this year. That’s 61 Vision Expos, including both East and West. Granted, there are differences between Roger and me. It took me 32 years to hit my mark and he needed only one season to hit his record-breaking 61 home runs and surpass Babe Ruth ( it took Maris 162 games and Ruth did it in 154, hence the famous asterisk in the record books).

Overheard

By Andy Karp
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:00 AM “Blue light disrupts our circadian rhythm, leading to insomnia, depression, hypertension, diabetes, obesity and cancer,” Kazuo Tsubota, MD, New York Blue Light Symposium.

Overheard

By Andy Karp
Monday, September 15, 2014 12:08 AM "‘I admire Eric’s intelligence and managerial courage. He’s very strategic and pragmatic.’ Essilor of America CEO John Carrier on EOA’s new president, Eric Leonard.” akarp@jobson.com

Incorporating Technology Into Today’s Electronic Eyewear

By Andy Karp
Monday, April 15, 2013 12:07 AM Andrew Karp, VM’s group editor, lenses and technology, introduced the Eye2 session, which focused on new electronic vision technologies such as those covered in Eye2, VM’s monthly e-newsletter.

National Optronics Debuts ‘X Series’

By Andy Karp
Monday, July 16, 2012 12:00 AM GERMANTOWN, Wis.—National Optronics is introducing its “X Series” finishing line.

Lab Italee Implements Essilor’s Optifog Technology

By Andy Karp
Monday, June 18, 2012 12:00 AM DALLAS—Essilor of America has implemented its patented Optifog technology at Lab Italee in Los Angeles, California.

VSP Execs Detail PAL Reimbursements, In-Office Finishing Programs

By Andy Karp
Thursday, October 28, 2010 12:10 AM VSP announced the launch of two major initiatives, one concerning updated reimbursements for progressive lenses, the other a program promoting in-office lens finishing and stock lens sales.

VSP Execs Detail PAL Reimbursements, In-Office Finishing Programs In Exclusive Interview with VM

By Andy Karp
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 12:03 PM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP announced the launch of two major initiatives, one concerning updated reimbursements for progressive lenses, the other a program promoting in-office lens finishing and stock lens sales.

Inside OLA 2009

By Andy Karp
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 4:00 PM The OLA drew its usual mix of lab owners, managers and vendors to its 2009 annual meeting, held Dec. 4 and 5 near Washington, D.C. A highlight was a dramatically revamped Awards of Excellence presentation, billed as “Fight Night 2009.”

Transitions Announces ‘Live Your Vision’ Contest Winners

By Andy Karp
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 12:00 PM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—Transitions Optical has announced the grand-prize winners and finalists of the “Live Your Vision” photo contest.

Karp: We’ve Got Some Explaining to Do

By Andy Karp
Monday, January 19, 2009 5:30 AM Here’s a scenario most readers are probably familiar with. You walk into a party where you know the host, but most of the guests are unfamiliar. Sooner or later, you are asked, “What type of work do you do?”