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Canadian Seniors at Risk of Vision Loss Due to Financial Barriers, According to Specsavers Survey

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024 10:09 AM A new survey by Specsavers, conducted by Leger, reveals that almost half (41 percent) of Canadian seniors are not up-to-date on their annual eye exam. Despite provincial insurance coverage for seniors, the cost of eyewear has been found to be a barrier for some, causing them to delay their exam.

De Rigo Group Reports Financial Results for 2023

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024 11:40 AM The group’s board of directors approved the results for the year 2023 with a consolidated turnover of €506.1 million compared with €452.7 million in 2022 (+11.8 percent). At constant exchange rates, the increase on 2022 would have been +16 percent. The sales results were positive in all geographical areas.

Zeiss Group Reports Double Digit Revenue Growth in First Half of Fiscal Year

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Monday, May 20, 2024 10:18 AM OBERKOCHEN, Germany—The Zeiss Group (CZMWY) has reported the results of the first half of fiscal year 2023/24. The group generated revenue totaling €5.304 million for the period ended March 31, 2024, which is an increase of 10 percent compared with the comparable period the previous year. All four Zeiss segments contributed to the company's growth, Zeiss noted.

ClearVision Celebrates Highest Finish Yet With Ninth Best Companies to Work for in New York Award

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Friday, May 17, 2024 3:20 PM ClearVision Optical was recognized for the ninth time as one of the Best Companies to Work for in New York by the New York State Society for Human Resource Management (NYS-SHRM) and Best Companies Group. ClearVision’s fifth-place finish in the Best Companies to Work for in New York State reflects the company’s dedication, focused work, and unwavering commitment to excellence.

IRIS Wins 2024 Mercuriades Award

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Thursday, May 16, 2024 2:28 PM On Monday, May 6, at the 2024 Mercuriades Award gala ceremony, presented by the FCCQ (Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec), IRIS received the “Investissement Québec Productivity Enhancement” award. This recognition crowns IRIS’ ongoing commitment to innovation and excellence, notably in integrating EMR (electronic medical record) and AI (artificial intelligence) within its clinics.

WestGroupe Partners With University of Waterloo School of Optometry & Vision Science to Fuel Innovation in Vision Care

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024 10:27 AM MONTREAL—WestGroupe, a family-operated optical company headquartered here, has announced a donation of $15,000 (CAD) and ongoing partnership to support the efforts of the Waterloo Eye Institute (WEI). WEI aims to revolutionize eye and vision care, clinical education and research at the University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry & Vision Science.

Mondottica Awarded ISO 9001 Certification

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024 2:23 PM NOTTINGHAM, U.K.—Mondottica has announced that the company has been awarded ISO 9001:2015 certification, an internationally recognized standard that ensures that its products and services meet the needs of partners and customers through an effective quality management system (QMS). The ISO 9001 standard has been adopted by over a million organizations worldwide and ensures customer satisfaction is a top priority.

Ray-Ban Sponsors Met Gala After-Party

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Monday, May 13, 2024 11:13 AM Ray-Ban has shared highlights from THE AFTER 2024, an extravagant Met Gala after-party hosted by Doja Cat, Guram Gvasalia, Serena Williams, Janelle Monae, Teyana Taylor and Rita Ora. Ray-Ban was a sponsor of the party, which had an impressive list of guests.

LVPEI and CORE Sign Partnership Agreement for Vision Science and Therapeutic Development

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Friday, May 10, 2024 2:56 PM WATERLOO, Canada, and HYDERABAD, India—L.V. Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) and the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) at the University of Waterloo announced a strategic partnership to advance vision science research and therapeutic development, as well as to enhance eyecare delivery on a global scale.

EssilorLuxottica and WCO Release a Global Standard of Care for Presbyopia and the Aging Eye During Presbyopia Awareness Month

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Thursday, May 9, 2024 11:43 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—To honor this year’s Presbyopia Awareness Month, the World Council of Optometry (WCO), in partnership with EssilorLuxottica, announced the release of the global standard of care for presbyopia and the aging eye.

Eye Health Survey Uncovers Canadians’ Concerns About Recent Symptoms Affecting Their Eyes and Vision

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Wednesday, May 8, 2024 12:05 PM In time for Vision Health Month this May, the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) has released a new survey to assess Canadians’ awareness, understanding and concerns around eye and vision health. Of the four leading eye diseases affecting vision, cataracts and glaucoma are still the most commonly known among Canadians.

K-Way Enters Eyewear With Marcolin

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Tuesday, May 7, 2024 11:18 AM Marcolin and K-Way, French brand born in 1965—currently owned by Turin-based group BasicNet—and known worldwide for its revolutionary rain jackets, have signed an exclusive licensing agreement for the design, production and worldwide distribution of K-Way brand sunglasses, optical frames, ski goggles and eyewear for kids.

Beckham's Eyewear: Perpetual License to Safilo

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Monday, May 6, 2024 12:11 PM Safilo Group has signed a perpetual license agreement with Authentic Brands Group (Authentic), for David Beckham Eyewear, which substitutes the previous contract expiring at the end of 2030. Under the new agreement, Safilo will continue to oversee the entire value chain, including the design process creatively led by David Beckham, through to its production and global distribution.

EssilorLuxottica Confirms Francesco Milleri

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Friday, May 3, 2024 3:22 PM The EssilorLuxottica Annual Shareholders’ Meeting was held in Paris on April 30. The Shareholders’ Meeting approved the staggered reappointment of all previous directors to the new EssilorLuxottica board of directors. At the end of the Shareholders’ Meeting, the board of directors met and appointed the company officers, confirming Francesco Milleri as chairman and CEO and Paul du Saillant as deputy CEO.

WCO and CooperVision Partner on Myopia Management Navigator Educational Resource

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Thursday, May 2, 2024 2:48 PM To help advance myopia management as a standard of care, the World Council of Optometry (WCO) is partnering with CooperVision to introduce an interactive and educational resource for eyecare practitioners worldwide. The WCO CooperVision Myopia Management Navigator takes you on a journey through the three M’s of myopia management: mitigation, measurement and management.