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Essilor announced that Paul du Saillant has been appointed CEO of EssilorLuxottica, citing its reorganization as the company further integrates with Luxottica. He succeeds Laurent Vacherot, who has retired as CEO of Essilor International.

Following 17 years with The Vision Council, most recently as executive vice president of operations and membership, Greg Chavez has left the company to pursue the role of CEO for the Dental Trade Alliance.

Jim Mazzo has retired as president of ophthalmic devices and head of the ophthalmic devices strategic business unit for Zeiss. Euan Thomson, Ph.D., will assume the role and will be appointed president of ophthalmic devices. Additionally, Andrew Chang has been appointed president of Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc., and will continue to lead the global ophthalmic sales organization.

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Eschenbach Optik of America, Inc., announced its partnership agreement with The CNIB Foundation, Canada’s largest nonprofit serving people with sight loss. Canadians will have increased access to Eschenbach’s range of video magnification solutions through all of The CNIB Foundation’s enterprises.

1 The New England College of Optometry (NECO) and other industry leaders, including members from Eyecare Business parent company PentaVision LLC, signed an Industry Collaboration Proclamation at SECO in March. The proclamation focuses on practice empowerment and acceleration, public perception and expectations of optometry, and the impact of technology on the industry. The proclamation resulted from discussions held during a NECO Industry Collaborative gathering in November 2019.

1 Industry leaders signed an Industry Collaboration Proclamation at SECO in March.

AWARDS

CooperVision unveiled its 2020 Best Practices honorees: Advanced Eyecare of Durango, CO; Advanced Family Eye Care of Denver, NC; Associates in Eyecare of Ashburn, VA; Better Vision Optometric Center, P.A., of Fayetteville, NC; Draisin Vision Group of Charleston, SC; Eye Center of Houston of Houston, TX; Kapperman, White and McGarvey Vision Source of Chattanooga, TN; Miamisburg Vision Care of Miamisburg, OH; Phoenix Eye Care of Phoenix, AZ; and Valencia Eyecare Optometry of Palmdale, CA.

2 eyebobs was named a “breakout retailer” by Chain Store Age magazine, one of five brands to be recognized by the publication.

2 eyebobs was named a “breakout retailer” by Chain Store Age magazine.