Archive : Industry Info

RSS feed
C&E Vision and Vision West Announce Major Community Building Campaign

C&E Vision and Vision West Announce Major Community Building Campaign

Companies Launch ECPInteract™ as their First Community Building Member Benefit San Diego, California – Vision West and C&E Vision announced today a major initiative around community building for their members. The California-based companies have realized that their combined 7,500 members could be a powerful community for optometrists and optometric staff to derive even greater value from their membership. To launch this initiative the companies are sponsoring ECPInteract™, which has been in pilot for the last 12 months, beginning this September. Since June of 2013, ECPInteract™, the first and only provider of optometry-focused peer to peer learning groups, has been piloting a unique educational proposition for online learning teams – “your peers have so much to offer”. ECPInteract™ groups provided a trusted environment of peers from across the U.S guided by an experienced and knowledgeable coach to provide a place where team members can bring their goals and aspirations for guidance and feedback. But it wasn’t enough. “We received very high marks from our attendees, but we felt something was missing,” stated Brad Shapiro, Principal of C&E Vision, co-founding...
0
SPY® Happily Names Charlie Ninegar Vice President of Sales

SPY® Happily Names Charlie Ninegar Vice President of Sales

SPY® Inc. (OTCBB: XSPY), a leading eyewear company known for its patent-pending Happy Lens™ technology, today announced that Charlie Ninegar has been promoted to Vice President of North American Sales at SPY, effective July 14, 2014. Having joined SPY in September of 2010, Charlie has led the direct sales effort in the western region—one of the most important territories for SPY in terms of sales and brand awareness—while also holding the position of category manager for the Crosstown Collection—a premium collection exclusive to select shops and boutiques worldwide. During his four years with the brand, Charlie has contributed to the 12 consecutive quarters of year over year growth that SPY has experienced. Moving forward, Charlie will manage SPY’s direct selling efforts to independent retailers and eye care providers as well as oversee SPY’s key account business in the United States. Additionally, Charlie will continue in his role as the category manager for the Crosstown Collection, which will feature updated styles and colorways this October. “Since joining SPY nearly four years ago, I have witnessed the reinvigoration of the brand thanks to the vision and leadership...
Filed in: Eyewear, Industry Info
0
Wiley X Sponsored NASCAR Driver Aric Almirola Wins at Daytona

Wiley X Sponsored NASCAR Driver Aric Almirola Wins at Daytona

Eyewear innovator Wiley X® is proud to sponsor top NASCAR racers like Aric Almirola, and was especially proud this past weekend to watch Almirola earn his first Sprint Cup Series victory at the heralded Daytona International Speedway. Almirola drove the Richard Petty Racing No. 43 US Air Force Ford Fusion to the win. In addition to battling an assemblage of the world’s best drivers equally determined in pursuit of victory, Almirola had to overcome four rain delays and multiple big wrecks to come out on top. In what was a rare occurrence at Daytona, the race was finally called due to rain on Lap 112 of 160, with Almirola out in front of the pack. Mother Nature may have waved the checkered flag, but Almirola earned every bit of the hard-fought victory. He commented during post-race interviews that it felt especially good to earn his first Sprint Cup win on his “home track” in Florida, where he grew up sitting in the grandstands watching Daytona 500s and Firecracker 400s. “Man, I just took the No. 43 car to Victory Lane at Daytona!” said an excited Almirola. The victory puts Almirola and Richard Petty Racing in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. “We’re...
Filed in: Eyewear, Industry Info
0
Essilor Awarded Good Housekeeping Seal for Second Year

Essilor Awarded Good Housekeeping Seal for Second Year

For the second year in a row, Essilor of America, the nation’s leading manufacturer of optical lenses, has earned the esteemed Good Housekeeping Seal for the entire Crizal® No-Glare lens product portfolio. Evaluated by the Good Housekeeping Research Institute, the Seal emblem offers additional credibility to the performance of the Crizal brand. “Receiving the Good Housekeeping Seal for a second year in a row is a testament to Essilor’s ambition to excel as an industry innovator, providing products that meet and exceed patients’ visual needs,” said Lauri Crawford, senior vice president of marketing, Essilor of America. “We’re proud to be recognized with such an honor that brings patients an even greater awareness of the high quality of Crizal lenses and provides eyecare professionals with confidence that they are recommending the best products for their patients’ vision.” The Good Housekeeping Seal has been reassuring consumers about their product-purchasing decisions for more than 100 years, and research has shown an impact of the Seal on consumer buying behaviors: 9 out of 10 consumers are aware of the Seal 89% would feel more comfortable buying a product they are...
0
Essilor Celebrates 23rd Anniversary of the Varilux Optometry Student Bowl

Essilor Celebrates 23rd Anniversary of the Varilux Optometry Student Bowl

Essilor of America, the nation’s leading manufacturer of optical lenses, once again pulled out all of the stops to celebrate the 23rd anniversary of the ever-popular Varilux Optometry Student Bowl™, held at this year’s Optometry’s Meeting in Philadelphia, Penn. Contestants, students from all schools and colleges of optometry, answered optometry-related questions while their fellow classmates energetically cheered them on wearing war paint, school colors and displaying brightly-colored banners. The stakes were high. In addition to bragging rights, the winning school, Southern California College of Optometry, took home $1,000 and the coveted crystal trophy. Second and third place winners, Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris University and Indiana University, received $750 and $500, respectively. The winning question, What is the amount and direction of prism induced when looking through a point 7 mm below the optical center of -6.50 -1.00 x 180? A. 5.25 Δ base down, was correctly answered by David Nguyen. This year’s competition drew well over 1,500 students, practitioners and staff. Last year’s Spirit Award winner, State University of New York College of Optometry,...
0
Silver Dollar Optical Joins C&E Vision

Silver Dollar Optical Joins C&E Vision

Oneonta, NY. July 1, 2014 – Silver Dollar Optical and C&E Vision have partnered together. After 32 years in business, Silver Dollar has grown their direct distribution of fashion eyewear tremendously. Dave Lewis, who is their Director of Business Development and Regional Sales Manager, realized the advantages of partnering with a national buying group to help promote their successful business. “We chose C&E because of their stellar reputation with their account base and their national presence“. Silver Dollar Optical offers some of the most fashionable styles available in today’s market. We use only the top manufactures to insure the highest quality. We offer a 2 year warrantee on all of our collections. Our service levels typically are at 99.8% which means virtually no backorders. We do not require minimum opening orders or specific exchange ratios. David Carneal, Director of Buying Group Relations for C&E Vision said “Silver Dollar has been an industry leader in quality frames for decades and we are grateful to have this opportunity to work with such a well-respected company.” Finally, our customer service department is second to none. For those...
0
Ogi Eyewear Names John Nides as Scojo New York Vice President of North American Sales

Ogi Eyewear Names John Nides as Scojo New York Vice President of North American Sales

Ogi Eyewear is pleased to announce the recent promotion of John Nides to Vice President of Scojo New York North American Sales. As Vice President of Scojo New York North American Sales, John Nides’ will be responsible for implementing the launch of new collections of reading glasses as well as recruiting and developing new channels of distribution. “I am very excited to announce the well deserved promotion of John Nides as Scojo New York’s Vice President of North American Sales,“ says Joseph Tallier of Ogi Eyewear. When Ogi Eyewear acquired Scojo New York in 2007, John Nides started within the company as a Sales Manager. Nides quickly became known for his ambitious and persistent drive, which led Scojo New York to excel into new markets. Nides holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of Minnesota. If you want to experience success, be ready to think outside the box. This is the persistent, can-do attitude which led John Nides to be promoted the position of Vice President of Scojo New York North American Sales. Nides enters into the position with excitement and determination. “This is a great opportunity. To have...
Filed in: Eyewear, Industry Info
0
Catherine Deneuve and Marcolin Consolidate Partnership by Renewing Eyewear Licensing Agreement

Catherine Deneuve and Marcolin Consolidate Partnership by Renewing Eyewear Licensing Agreement

Marcolin Group, leading company in the field of eyewear, and Mlle Catherine Deneuve announced today the renewal of their licensing agreement for the design, production and worldwide distribution of Catherine Deneuve Lunettes optical frames and sunglasses. Initially launched through a licensing partnership with Viva International in 1989, this new multiyear agreement has been expanded to include the Marcolin Group. Giovanni Zoppas, CEO of Marcolin Group, affirmed: “We are really pleased for the renewal of this license. Mlle Catherine Deneuve is a worldwide epitomous of timeless elegance, something our company is proud to represent with these products”. Mlle Catherine Deneuve said: “I am very pleased with this collaboration, this is really a great marriage”.   About Marcolin Marcolin is among the leading companies for eyewear and stands out in the luxury sector for high quality of products, focus on details and a prestigious distribution network. In 2013, the company sold about 5.5 million eyeglasses with more than 700 models. The portfolio of brands under license includes: Emilio Pucci, Tom Ford, Balenciaga, Ermenegildo Zegna, Agnona, Montblanc, Roberto Cavalli, Tod’s,...
Filed in: Eyewear, Industry Info
0
More than $25,000 in Travel Grants and Prizes Awarded HOYA Sponsors AOSA Awards and General Session at Optometry’s Meeting

More than $25,000 in Travel Grants and Prizes Awarded HOYA Sponsors AOSA Awards and General Session at Optometry’s Meeting

Seventeen Optometry Students received an all expense paid trip to the AOA Meeting in Philadelphia, along with $500 grant, $200 in spending money and an iPad for each. One of the 17 students will also receive a $5000 scholarship at the Annual Awards Luncheon on Saturday. “We continue to show new entrants into the field that HOYA will empower them through science, technology and innovation,” stated Barney Dougher, President of HOYA Vision Care, NA, he continued, “Mike Elton, our Director of Professional Services, does an incredible job of reaching out to all of the schools and inspiring students to participate and bringing students to Optometry’s Meeting is a memorable way for them to kick off their careers.” HOYA is sponsoring the AOSA Awards and General Session as well as the Celebration of Optometry on Saturday night where entertainment will be provided by celebrated actor and comedian Martin Short. Students will be treated to comedian/hypnotist Ricky Kalmon’s hilarious, high-energy show, jam-packed with surprises. “It was another amazing year for the ePoster competition,” noted Mike Elton, Every year the complexity and creativity of the ePosters reaches new levels....
Filed in: Industry Info
0
Varilux Progressive Lens Inventor Honored for his Contribution to Vision Health

Varilux Progressive Lens Inventor Honored for his Contribution to Vision Health

Bernard Maitenaz, inventor of the progressive lens and Chairman and CEO of Essilor from 1980-1991, was presented with the prestigious Apollo Award at this year’s 117th Annual American Optometric Association (AOA) Congress. The Apollo Award honors individuals or organizations for distinguished service to the visual welfare of the public. This year’s award not only pays tribute to Maitenaz but also to the groundbreaking nature of the innovation behind progressive lenses – both today and in the past. In 1959, following eight years of research, Maitenaz, a young mechanical engineer at Essilor in France, created Varilux®, the world’s first progressive lens. Since then Varilux lenses have gone on to set the standard of visual comfort for people with presbyopia by providing seamless vision at all distances. Presbyopia is the most widespread vision problem in the world – affecting everyone over the age of 45 regardless of location, health or economic circumstance; yet more than 50 percent of people with presbyopia across the world do not benefit from glasses or adequate correction. By 2020, it’s estimated that 2.3 billion people will have presbyopia. In 2012, in its continued mission...
0
A Bold Take on Modern Masculinity

A Bold Take on Modern Masculinity

Demonstrating a noteworthy tribute to masculine boldness, Seraphin Eyewear introduces the Lincoln. With its daring take on traditional men’s styled frames, a solid representation of bravery emulates throughout the Lincoln. Designed with a larger prominent face in mind, the Lincoln embodies modern masculinity with declared confidence. This notable appearance is carefully revealed in handcrafted Italian acetate in four traditional pattern options of Midnight Fade/Midnight, Blue Demi, Olive Demi, and Honey Tortoise. This distinguished frame gets a modern twist with its three-dimensional silver diamond-shaped rivets, giving depth and visual intrigue to the peaks of the Lincoln. About the Lincoln Seraphin continues its reputation of providing classic quintessential style by introducing the Lincoln. With dynamic neutrals in four traditional color schemes, this broad conventional square shape of Italian acetate strategically embraces any larger face. Accented with chrome embellishments, the Lincoln exemplifies the intellectual aura behind the frame. Philosophy “I designed the Lincoln based off a previous Seraphin best seller, The Washington. Due to the recent progression in popularity...
Filed in: Industry Info
HOYA Sponsors “First 100 Days” Event with AOA on Capitol Hill

HOYA Sponsors “First 100 Days” Event with AOA on Capitol Hill

Ophthalmic lens technology leader, HOYA Vision Care continues to empower Independent Eye Care Providers through science, technology and innovation by having sponsored the “Healthy Vision 2014” forum to ensure your voice is heard at the highest levels. “HOYA is proud to sponsor the AOA’s efforts on behalf of our kids,” said Barney Dougher, President and CEO of HOYA Vision Care, North America, he continued, “Families can now visit their local independent eye care provider, receive the best services, and if necessary, eyewear materials available.” The Healthy Vision 2014: The First 100 Days of Essential Pediatric Eye Health Coverage forum elaborated on how expanded coverage for eye health and vision care for children had made an impact in the first 100 days of the Affordable Care Act. Attendees also discussed how concerned organizations and community leaders can do even more to inform families and educators about this crucial new benefit. The “Healthy Vision 2014” forum was held in the Grand Ballroom at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C., on April 28th. The AOA Congressional Advocacy Conference took place at the same location from April 27 through April 29. Presentations...
MBKU Dedicates Essilor Student Center

MBKU Dedicates Essilor Student Center

A dedication ceremony for the Essilor Student Center at Marshall B. Ketchum University (MBKU) was held on Thursday, June 5, on the university’s Fullerton campus. The naming of the on-campus Student Center, along with the Essilor Conference Center at MBKU’s University Eye Center at Los Angeles, recognizes the corporation’s history of support to the institution. “Essilor has a long-standing record of social and financial support to the Southern California College of Optometry at MBKU,” said University President Kevin L. Alexander, O.D., Ph.D. “Their recent pledge of $250,000 to the University’s ACHIEVING 20|20 Campaign boldly endorses our vision to reimagine the future of health care through the expansion of educational programs and strengthens our partnership.” Participating in the dedication ceremony from Essilor of America, Inc., were: President, Independent Distribution Division and Chairman, Essilor Vision Foundation Bob Colucci; and Rod Tahran, O.D., Vice President, Professional Relations and Clinical Affairs, and Trustee, MBKU Board of Trustees, and SCCO Alumnus, Class of 1980. University representatives included: Dr. Kevin Alexander;...
Safilo Expands Its Presence In Eastern Europe

Safilo Expands Its Presence In Eastern Europe

The Safilo Group, the worldwide leader in the premium eyewear sector, strengthens its presence in the Eastern European markets with a new showroom in Budapest. At the ribbon cutting ceremony, which was held on April 11 and 12, Safilo showcased its new collections to its major customers and players in the eyewear industry. The new showroom, which is Safilo’s first one in Hungary, is located in western Budapest, on the first floor of a historic building called Dorottya Udvar, which in 2003 won the award for “The best office building in Budapest”. With the new showroom, which offers ample work space and is the perfect venue for business meetings, presentations and product displays, Safilo takes another step forward in its expansion in the European market, where the Group is enjoying great success. About Safilo Group The Safilo Group is worldwide leader in the premium eyewear sector for sunglasses, optical frames and sports eyewear. With an international presence through 30 owned subsidiaries in primary markets – in America, Europe and Asia – and exclusive distributors, Safilo produces and distributes its proprietary brands – Carrera, Oxydo, Polaroid, Safilo, Smith Optics –...
Filed in: Industry Info
CEing is Believing Returns for a Second Year on July 16th

CEing is Believing Returns for a Second Year on July 16th

This July marks the second anniversary of CEing is Believing, Optometry’s Virtual Continuing Education Conference and Exhibition. CEing is Believing is dedicated to providing high quality continuing education and COPE approved courses with a focus on the clinical side of Optometric Practice in a convenient and affordable, virtual setting. The conference also hosts a live, interactive exhibition hall and opportunities to mix and mingle with colleagues from around the world. “With the first conference under our belt, we’ve grown older and wiser and this year’s event is poised to be even more convenient, innovative, and informative than the last,” reports Conference Co-founder and EyeCarePro CEO, Daniel Rostenne. CEiB programming offers practitioners maximum value and convenience at a minimal expense in recognition of the high costs associated with most meetings, including travel, lodging and loss of productivity from being out of the office. This year, in order to give attendees more time between sessions to take advantage of all that is available and take less time away from work, the live sessions will now take place over a four day period. Starting on Wednesday,...
Filed in: Industry Info
© 2014 C&E Vision's Industry News Feed. All rights reserved.
Service Provided By CandE Vision Services.