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For the Tokyo Olympic Games, Safilo Brings Sunglasses Made for The Ocean Cleanup

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Friday, July 30, 2021 12:02 AM At Casa Italia, headquarters of the Italian National Olympic Committee, Safilo will present the sunglasses made exclusively for The Ocean Cleanup in recycled plastic.

Canadian ECP Myopia Survey Is Now Available

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Thursday, July 29, 2021 12:02 AM The 2021 Canadian ECP survey on the usage of and attitudes toward myopia control therapies is now available. Results of the myopia survey will help organizations with competitive positioning, identify required adjustments in priorities and determining opportunities to better serve the needs of clients in this important new category.

The Stars’ Eyewear Is in the Spotlight at the Cannes Film Festival

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021 12:02 AM The 74th edition of the Cannes Film Festival took place in Cannes from July 6 to 17. On the famous Red Carpet, the stars paraded with the coolest proposals of the summer.

French Competition Authority Issues 125 Million Euro Penalty: EssilorLuxottica Challenges

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021 12:02 AM In a brief public news release, EssilorLuxottica acknowledged that the French Competition Authority (FCA) issued a decision against several eyewear industry players, including Luxottica Group on July 22. The company adamantly disagrees with the ruling.

Unprecedented UN General Assembly Resolution Commits Countries to Eyecare for the World's 1.1 Billion People With Preventable Sight Loss by 2030

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Monday, July 26, 2021 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Last Friday the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted Resolution A/75/L108 committing the international community to eyecare for the 1.1 billion people living with preventable sight loss by 2030.  Sight loss is calculated to cost the global economy $411 billion in productivity each year. The resolution is a milestone and the first agreement designed to tackle  preventable sight loss to be adopted by the United Nations and enshrines eye health as part of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Luxottica Acquires the Institute of Research and Studies in Optics and Optometry in Vinci

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Monday, July 26, 2021 12:02 AM The Institute of Research and Studies in Optics and Optometry is a historic school of optics and optometry that is among the most prestigious in Italy. The investment in Tuscany will allow the enhancement of an Italian excellence, preserving its quality and autonomy, and providing resources to support its future development, benefitting the entire sector.

First-of-its-Kind Visual Prosthesis Brain Implant Moves to Clinical Trial

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Friday, July 23, 2021 12:02 AM While there is currently no cure for blindness, a first-of-its-kind artificial vision system is beginning clinical trials. The Intracortical Visual Prosthesis (ICVP) is an implant that connects directly to the brain’s visual cortex, bypassing the retina and optic nerves.

Etnia Barcelona Acquires the Catalan Eyewear Brand, Lool Eyewear

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Thursday, July 22, 2021 12:02 AM With the acquisition of Lool Eyewear, Etnia Barcelona reaffirms its growth strategy for the optical eyewear market, growing its portfolio with an eyewear brand that boasts a technological spirit and specializes in lightweight eyewear, while also offering great potential in the field of sustainability. 

Kodak Lens Launches Canadian Campaign for the New Generations

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021 12:02 AM Relying on nostalgia and the advent of vintage, Kodak recently revisited its image with its famous logo. Open your eyes: the classic Kodak “K” is back. The Happy Vision for a New Generation campaign which was just launched in Canada aims to attract the interest of younger consumers and promote the brand as a specialist in eyeglasses.

In France, Cecop Joins Forces With Cercle Optique

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021 12:02 AM With more than 6,700 members throughout the world, Cecop enters the French market thanks to a fusion with the local purchasing group, Cercle Optique, which will remain an independent entity.

FYidoctors Grows Presence in Aesthetic Medicine With First Clinic in Ontario

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Thursday, July 15, 2021 12:02 AM FYidoctors announced Kingston Laser Cosmetic Clinic (“Kingston Laser”) is the latest clinic to join the company. Known as a trusted aesthetic medicine practice in Kingston, the merger marks FYidoctors’ first aesthetic medicine clinic in the Province of Ontario.

Marcolin Blows Out 60 Candles and Launches a New Hub in Milan

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021 12:02 AM Marcolin celebrates its 60th birthday and, to commemorate this important event, has decided to open a new hub in Milan in Corso Venezia, opposite the Planetarium, while also introducing a new logo and an exclusive edition of Web Eyewear designed for the occasion.

Alcon R&D Team Honored With Industry Award at BCLA 2021 for Water Gradient Technology

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Tuesday, July 13, 2021 12:02 AM The British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) has awarded members of the Alcon Research and Development team—Erich Bauman, OD and Dr. John Pruitt—during the 2021 BCLA Awards ceremony for their outstanding contribution to the contact lens industry and profession. Their invention and development of water gradient technology, featured notably in Dailies Total1 contact lenses, were recognized with the 2021 Industry Award.

Zeiss Group Names New Head of Corporate HR

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Monday, July 12, 2021 12:02 AM Susan-Stefanie Breitkopf will become head of Corporate Human Resources for the Zeiss Group, effective Sept. 1, 2021. She will succeed Franz Donner who will be taking early retirement at the end of the next fiscal year, Oct. 1, 2022.

CooperVision Specialty EyeCare Announces Uniform Markings Across Blanchard Onefit Family of Scleral Lenses

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Friday, July 9, 2021 12:02 AM CooperVision Specialty EyeCare announced that lens markings are now uniform across the entire Blanchard Onefit family of scleral lenses, including Onefit MED and Onefit MED+.