2017 News Archive

  • Essilor Posts Earnings, Plans Growth

    Friday February 17, 2017

    Essilor International released its financial statements for 2016, noting almost 6% growth worldwide and a plan for increased growth. Read on for details….

  • CooperVision Honors Best Practices

    Wednesday February 15, 2017

    A class of 10 optometric practices is being honored by CooperVision, Inc., as the 2017 Best Practices, chosen for their leadership and success in optometry. Read on for more...

  • B+L Discontinues its UPP

    Friday February 10, 2017

    Following in the footsteps of Alcon and Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Bausch + Lomb has announced it is discontinuing it Unilateral Pricing Policy (UPP). Click through to read on.

  • Transitions Optical Names Winners

    Thursday February 2, 2017

    February 2, 2017 — Transitions Optical hosted 650 industry professionals at its 21st annual Transitions Academy this week. Capping the event was the 2016 Transitions Innovation Awards, honoring professionals for their efforts in not only promoting Transitions products, but patient care in general.

  • Marcolin Plans Joint Venture With LVMH

    Thursday February 2, 2017

    February 2, 2017 — Marcolin has announced a proposed joint venture with luxury goods group LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (better known at LVMH) that gives the LVMH a stake in the eyewear company with a goal of giving Marcolin more of the luxury company’s frame brands.

  • Vision Council Elects Board

    Tuesday January 31, 2017

    Mike Hundert, CEO and CCO of De Rigo Rem, has been elected as the new chairman of the board of directors of The Vision Council. Read on for the full slate of officers.

  • Hilco Acquires Croakies

    Tuesday January 24, 2017

    Hilco Vision announces today the acquisition of Croakies Inc., the Montana-based manufacturer of eyewear retainers and associated outdoor lifestyle accessories.

  • Luxottica and Essilor Merge

    Monday January 16, 2017

    Essilor and Luxottica have entered into a historic merger that combines the two largest optical companies in the world. Read on for all the details...

  • New Leadership at Vision Impact Institute

    Monday January 9, 2017

    Kristan Gross has been named the new president of the Vision Impact Institute, succeeding Maureen Cavanagh. Cavanagh is transitioning to a new, unannounced, role at Essilor of America. 

  • The Vision Council releases DES survey

    Thursday January 5, 2017

    As attendees gather at this year's CES global consumer electronics and consumer technology tradeshow, The Vision Council has released the results of a nationwide survey on blue light.