Thelios and Rimowa Announce Partnership for Rimowa Eyewear

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020 12:21 AM LONGARONE, Italy—Thelios and luxury luggage brand Rimowa have announced an exclusive partnership for the design, production and distribution of Rimowa Eyewear. This is Rimowa's first full eyewear collection. Rimowa Eyewear's first collection will be the Summer 2020 collection.

Marcolin and Moncler Announce Early Renewal of Licensing Agreement

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020 12:24 AM LONGARONE, Italy—Marcolin Group and Moncler have announced the early renewal of their worldwide exclusive licensing agreement for the design, production and distribution of sunglasses, eyeglasses and ski masks under the branding of Moncler Lunettes.

The Vision Council’s Open Your Eyes Frame Vendue Auction Accepting Bids Until Friday, June 26, Website Now Live

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020 12:27 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Open Your Eyes Frame Vendue, an auction presented by The Vision Council and featuring frames with special significance designed by leading independent designers to support the Equal Justice Initiative and My Brother's Keeper Alliance, is accepting bids until Friday, June 26 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

J&J Vision Presents Findings for Investigational Antihistamine-Releasing Contact Lens at ARVO Meeting

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020 12:24 AM JACKSONVILLE, Fla, and SANTA ANA, Calif.—Johnson & Johnson Vision,  a global leader in eye health, presented data on the first-ever antihistamine-releasing contact lens at the recent Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO 2020) annual meeting.

CooperVision Names Simon Seshadri to Lead Global Marketing

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Friday, June 19, 2020 12:24 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—CooperVision has named Simon Seshadri as senior vice president, global marketing, effective immediately. He is responsible for executive leadership and management for the company’s global marketing organization.

Hilco Vision Has Acquired Ophthalmic Supplies Company, Suppleyes

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020 12:24 AM PLAINVILLE, Mass.—Hilco Vision announced it has acquired the Mississippi based ophthalmic supplies company, Suppleyes. The acquisition became effective June 1, 2020. Ross Brownlee, CEO of Hilco Vision, noted, “Over several decades Suppleyes has developed a high value relationship with eyecare professionals."

Eyes of Faith Announces Health Care Partnership With Medi-Share

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020 12:18 AM SHARON, Penn.—Eyes of Faith and Christian Care Ministry (CCM), which offers the Medi-Share health care sharing program, have announced a partnership to offer savings to the Christian community.

The Vision Council Secures China 301 Exclusions for Spectacle Frames

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) published notice yesterday that it is granting exclusions from the China 301 duties for spectacle frames classifiable in subheadings 9003.11.0000 or 9003.19.0000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States.

Devlyn Optical Partners With Eyenuk to Offer Diabetic Retinopathy Screening With Pilot Set for Los Angeles Locations

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020 12:21 AM LOS ANGELES—Eyenuk Inc. and Devlyn Optical, a spin-off of Grupo Devlyn, are planning to collaborate to pilot diabetic retinopathy (DR) screening services at Devlyn’s convenient optical retail locations by leveraging Eyenuk’s AI-enabled DR screening and telemedicine technologies.
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CooperCompanies Cites ‘Unprecedented Challenges’ of COVID-19 in Second-Quarter Results Announcement

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Friday, June 5, 2020 12:27 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—CooperCompanies (NYSE: COO) said Thursday that the coronavirus pandemic “created unprecedented challenges” in the second quarter for the company, which saw sales decline in the double-digit range during the period ended April 30.

FDA Clears Bausch + Lomb Infuse Daily Disposable Silicone Hydrogel Contact Lenses, Second-Half Launch Expected

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Friday, June 5, 2020 12:21 AM BRIDGEWATER, N.J.—Bausch + Lomb has received 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Bausch + Lomb Infuse daily disposable silicone hydrogel (SiHy daily) contact lenses.

Vision Expo to Host EYE2EYE Coffee Talk Introducing ReopenEyecare

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020 12:27 AM NEW YORK — Today Vision Expo and The Vision Council will host Gary Gerber, OD, David Chute, co-founder and CEO at ThinOptics and David Friedfeld, president at ClearVision Optical for another installment of its ongoing EYE2EYE Coffee Talk series. Today's talk, titled "Introducing Reopeneyecare.com: Your Guide to Getting Back to Business" will begin at 12:15 p.m.. Eastern, and will introduce ReopenEyecare.com, the new digital platform designed to help eyecare providers navigate the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on their businesses. Reopen Eyecare launched last week with support from The Vision Council.

ABB Optical Group Begins Distribution Services in Canada

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020 12:30 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—ABB Optical Group (ABB), a leading provider of optical products and business solutions, announced Monday that it has commenced distribution of contact lenses to Canadian eyecare professionals.

Safilo Completes Acquisition of 70 Percent Stake in Blenders Eyewear

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020 12:24 AM PADUA and SAN DIEGO—Safilo Group has announced the closing of its acquisition of a 70 percent stake in the equity of the Blenders Eyewear LLC, a California-based e-commerce eyewear company.

President Trump to Take Steps to End Hong Kong’s Special Status for Customs Controls

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—On Friday, May 29, President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. will begin the process of revoking Hong Kong’s differential treatment from China, based on a belief that the territory is no longer autonomous from China. Most notably, this indicates that Hong Kong will no longer be treated as a separate Customs territory. Additionally, the contemplated changes will impact travel to Hong Kong as individuals will need to procure a Chinese visa, according to a government and regulatory affairs update from The Vision Council.