PFO Global launches the Website and Program

PFO Global is announcing the launch of two new websites and a new associated program to reseed clientele lost through online internet eyewear sales back through Eye Care Professional (ECP) practices; so as to regrow the ECP’s patient portfolio while utilizing the professional care necessary for dispensing eyeglasses. The program and B2C … [Read more...]

Pediatric Physicians’ Organization at Boston Children’s Hospital Wins Award

CHICAGO (Aug., 2015)* – Prevent Blindness the nation’s oldest volunteer eye health and safety organization, and the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness (NCCVEH) announced the recipient of the first-ever “Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award.” This year’s selected recipient is The Pediatric … [Read more...]

The Vision Council And NOA Scholarship Recipients

Alexandria, VA (August, 2015) - The Vision Council has announced the recipients of the inaugural Opportunity Scholarship program, in partnership with the National Optometric Association (NOA). The program was launched in March of this year in an effort to promote the education of optometric students and further the advancement of the optometric … [Read more...]

Safilo Relocates Distribution Center To Colorado

Parsippany – Padua, June 2015. Safilo Group - the fully integrated Italian eyewear creator and worldwide distributor of quality and trust - has announced today the intent to relocate its North American headquarters which is currently co-located with a Distribution Center in Parsippany, NJ. This follows the decision to simplify and streamline … [Read more...]

David George Promoted as Vision-Ease Director of Sales, North America

Optical industry leader brings sales and customer service management experience to lens manufacturer RAMSEY, MINN. (June, 2015) – Vision-Ease announces  the promotion of optical industry leader David George as its new  director of sales, North America. George brings 28 years of  optical sales and customer service management experience to  the … [Read more...]

Hilco: Bob Nahmias Retires and Ross Brownlee Comes In

PLAINVILLE, MA – Hilco Vision, a leading provider of eyecare and eyewear solutions, announces the retirement of Bob Nahmias, the CEO of the business for the past 17 years, per his intent shared with owners Blue Point Capital prior to their investment in the company in May 2014. During his tenure, and as a result of his leadership, Hilco made 14 … [Read more...]

Research Grant Awarded to Gayathri Srinivasan OD

CHICAGO (June, 2015)  – Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest volunteer eye health and safety organization, announced the recipient of its 2015 Joanne Angle Investigator Award.  This year’s selected recipient is Gayathri Srinivasan, OD, MS, FAAO, and Assistant Professor, at the New England College of Optometry. The 2015 Joanne Angle … [Read more...]

Tura Strengthens Management Team

New YORK, NY ― Tura Inc. strengthens its sales management team with promotions and new additions. Rebecca Dunn has been promoted to the position of Director of Sales-Eastern Region from her current role of Senior Regional Manager, which she has held since 2005. In this capacity, Rebecca will oversee 3O’s and Key Account activity for all sales … [Read more...]

Super Systems Website Goes Mobile Friendly

Cincinnati, OH – May 2015 – Super Systems’ new website launch, this past January, has been met with lots of praise in the optical community. However, it was quickly realized that they needed to take it one step further. Doctors are no longer sitting at conventional desks researching the latest technology; they are more routinely on tablets or … [Read more...]

Adlens® Announces Partnership with Triumph Optical

Oxford, May 2015 - Adlens®, the global leader in adjustable focus eyewear, has officially announced their new partnership with US optical distributor Triumph Optical. Signed in January 2015, the agreement with Triumph Optical will facilitate the sale of instant eyewear products Adlens Adjustables™, Adlens Sundials™ and Adlens Interface™, and … [Read more...]

The Vision Council Low Vision Campaign

The Vision Council’s Low Vision Campaign is the focus of three new segments on Prime Time Focus, a radio segment distributed to more than 500 stations through AARP radio. The Vision Council spokesperson Dr. Thomas Porter sat down with Alyne Ellis, producer and host for Prime Time Focus, to talk about low vision devices and The Vision Council’s … [Read more...]

BpA Added to California Proposition 65 List

Bisphenol A officially relisted as potentially hazardous chemical; requires warning label to comply with California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act. Alexandria, VA (May, 2015) – On May 11, 2015, the State of California relisted Bisphenol A (BpA) on its Proposition 65 (Prop 65) list of substances known to the state to cause cancer, … [Read more...]

Founders Day Established at ClearVision Optical May 6

HAUPPAUGE, NY – May 2015 – Optical industry leader ClearVision Optical establishes May 6, 2015 as its first annual Founder’s Day in honor of its inspiring founder, Fred Friedfeld, who passed away last July. Fred, whose birthday was May 6, would have celebrated his 88th birthday. ClearVision created Founder’s Day as an homage to Fred, who … [Read more...]

Google Glass x Luxottica

You may have heard by now that Glass2 is now in the works with Luxottica. This is what they said on the Luxottica Website: Today’s announcement offers a far reaching strategic partnership between Luxottica and Google to work together across multiple efforts on the creation of innovative iconic wearable devices. Through this relationship, … [Read more...]

Eye Before See Public Awareness Campaign

The Optometric Society released its newest brochure, “Eye Before See” at SECO 2015. The Eye Before See Initiative is a public awareness campaign emphasizing the importance of having an eye health examination, and not just refraction alone. The brochure highlights and educates the public that just because someone has 20/20 vision, it does not mean … [Read more...]