Eyecare Events: Fundraising for World Giraffe Day

Who does not like Giraffes? These exceeding tall, long necked and mellow animals actually have a special day just for them. World Giraffe Day is June 21st of every year. Sadly do to a variety of reasons, lack of habitat, poachers and more there are only about 100,000 Giraffes left in the wild. When I saw these Giraffe OptiPets, I thought, you … [Read more...]

WileyX Selected As Small Business of The Year

California Small Business Day™ 2017 Honors Eyewear Company  Known for Superior Visual Performance and Cutting-Edge Protection   Wiley X®, Inc., an innovator in premium protective eyewear since 1987, has been recognized as a “Small Business of the Year” for California’s 16th Assembly District.  Chosen by State Assemblywoman Catherine Baker, the … [Read more...]

Independent Optical Laboratories In The United States

What is an independent? This question came up when people were trying to put together a list of Independent Optical Laboratories. If a lab only offers propriety products are they an independent? Augen as an example. Yet Augen Optics is a family owned and operated lens manufacturer out of Mexico and operates out of San Diego with a lab. If they have … [Read more...]

Signet Armorlite Partners with C&E Vision Buying Group

CARLSBAD, CA (May 19, 2017) – Signet Armorlite has signed a vendor agreement with C&E Vision Buying Group. This partnership will provide C&E Vision members the benefits of the Kodak brand name with a high-quality lens portfolio. C&E Vision was founded in 1983 to provide Independent Eyecare Professionals (IEPs) the buying power to … [Read more...]

Signet Armorlite, Inc. Unveils New PracticePlus® Website

Carlsbad, CA (May, 2017) - Signet Armorlite, Inc. (SA) is pleased to unveil a new and enhanced PracticePlus website. Created with the independent eyecare practice in mind, www.Practice-Plus.net was redesigned to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience with simple, clear navigation for ECPs to quickly find the information and practice-support … [Read more...]

Transitions Optical’s 2017 Diversity Advisory Board

New York City, April, 2017 — Transitions Optical has announced the renewal of its Diversity Advisory Board members for 2017. This seven-member Board consists of eye health, cultural and style experts for each of the largest and fastest-growing ethnic groups in the U.S. and will help guide the Transitions Cultural Connections™ initiative. “We are … [Read more...]

ClearVision Optical Wins Stevie Awards

Hauppauge, NY – March 2017 – Optical industry leader ClearVision Optical was recently honored with five awards at the 11th annual Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service. The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service are the world’s top honors for customer service, contact center, business development and sales professionals.  … [Read more...]

Santinelli at the NIDEK Co., Ltd. 20th Lens Edger Summit

Hauppauge, New York, March, 2017 – Soon after becoming the exclusive U.S. distributor of NIDEK lens edging equipment, Santinelli International envisioned and initiated an annual Worldwide Lens Edger Summit Meeting for NIDEK’s 95 global distributors. This year, the entire group commemorated the 20th anniversary of these Summit Meetings in Milan, … [Read more...]

ClearVision Racks Up Company Awards

For the third consecutive year, ClearVision Optical has been named one of 2017’s Best Companies to Work for in New York State. Created ten years ago, these annual awards recognize the best employers in the state of New York.  To be considered for participation, ClearVision had to fulfill specific eligibility requirements and then complete a … [Read more...]

Signet Armorlite Launches KODAK Lens Location in St. Louis

CARLSBAD, CA (February, 2017) -- Signet Armorlite, Inc. announces the next strategic phase of its US retail initiative with the launch of KODAK Lens| Eye Deology Vision in the St. Louis, MO metro area. The KODAK Lens retail initiative provides independent eyecare professionals (iECPs) that are committed to dispensing KODAK Lenses with the … [Read more...]

Modern Optical Appoints Director of Sales Development

Roselle, IL. – Value eyewear leader Modern Optical International announces that Chris Millet has been named to its senior management team as Director of Sales Development. In this newly created position, Millet will develop, plan, and execute sales strategies. Millet brings over two decades of optical experience to Modern Optical. In past roles, he … [Read more...]

HOYA Acquires 3M Safety Prescription Business

Acquisition provides HOYA Vision Care access to an important new market Uithoorn, The Netherlands, December 6, 2016 – HOYA Vision Care, a division of HOYA Group (HOYA) today announced a definitive agreement to acquire the safety prescription eyewear business of 3M. This safety prescription eyewear business is an industry leader with over 90 … [Read more...]

A&A Optical Celebrates Make A Difference Day

In celebration of Make a Difference Day which is October 22 of every year A&A Optical employees spent the day volunteering at The Legacy Willow Bend. In recent years, A&A Optical has made it a tradition to incorporate social initiatives into the company culture by volunteering and serving the community, on A&A Service Days. On … [Read more...]

Prevent Blindness x Liberty Sport Launch Performance Vision Award

In recognition of leading Independent Eye Care Professionals who are committed to reducing preventable eye injuries in both active youth and adults, Prevent Blindness, Liberty Sport, and Dr. Alan Reichow, OD, Med, FAAO, announce the new “Performance Vision Center” Award program. This program recognizes a commitment to “Protecting and Enhancing … [Read more...]

Santinelli Continues To Participate in Habitat For Humanity

October, 2016, Hauppauge, NY – The associates and their families at Santinelli International continue to “give back” to the community, having participating in the company’s sixth Habitat for Humanity home build on October 8, 2016. Alongside the home owner, a disabled Army veteran named Youlanda, our team helped with the demo work inside the house … [Read more...]