EssilorLuxottica confirms discussions to purchase ownership interest in GrandVision

EssilorLuxottica confirms it is having discussions to purchase the 76.72% ownership interest in GrandVision N.V. of HAL Holding N.V. No agreement has yet been reached and no assurance can be provided that these discussions will lead to such an agreement. In addition, completion of the transaction would be subject to customary conditions precedent including approval by regulatory authorities in various jurisdictions.
The purchase price per share indicatively discussed among the parties to date is Euro 28.00 per share. The terms of the potential transaction, including with respect to price, will be subject to continued evaluation and discussion during the coming weeks and further review by the parties’ boards of directors.

Vision Expo West provides diversified education content

New education at Vision Expo West 2019 will offer attendees a wide range of tracks, courses, workshops and competitions featuring the latest in leadership, marketing, patient care and more with real-time planning and interactive demonstrations. With over 300 hours of educational content available, attendees will have the opportunity to fulfill multiple aspects of their professional aspirations.
“This year’s Vision Expo will offer high-quality education that’s presented in new and engaging formats from the top leaders in the industry,” said Dr. Mark Dunbar, co-chairman of the conference advisory board. “With interactive and in-depth sessions, attendees have the opportunity to leave Vision Expo with all the tools they need to efficiently and effectively apply what they’ve learned,” added Dr. Ben Gaddie, co-chairman of the conference advisory board.
Exploring the intricacy of marketing in today’s society, new EyeInnovate Marketing Workshops will provide attendees hands-on training and onsite instruction for ease of implementation when returning to their business or practice. Hosted by Marketing4ecps, each course will cover four fundamental marketing channels including social media, digital marketing, video and blogging, and merchandising.

A new myopia track will examine the latest in myopia care, prevention and patient education with courses curated by the top professionals in the field. As one of the most common conditions seen by optometrists, this track will guide clinicians through strategies to manage and slow the progression of myopia. Additionally, the Brien Holden Vision Institute will offer an interactive session on how to apply the latest myopia innovations in patient care.

As part of the EYE2EYE Series, the OptiCon @ Vision Expo General Session will feature a presentation by Rebecca Alexander, psychotherapist, extreme athlete, activist and author of the memoir “Not Fade Away.” Born with Usher syndrome type III, a disease that leads to loss of both vision and hearing, Alexander will share her personal story in her presentation, Climbing Ever Higher: An Inspirational Story About True Vision.
“Vision Expo provides attendees the opportunity to grow professionally and personally,” said James M. Morris, American Board of Opticianry (ABO) and National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE) executive director. “The OptiCon General Session with Rebecca Alexander will offer eyecare providers a deeper and more personalized look into vision and what it means to care for a patient in times of great physical and emotional stress.”

Panelists will compete for the audience’s votes in the new Battle at the Sands: Case Challenges in Optometry competition. Eight panelists will present cases that highlight imaging technology for a chance to be named the winner. Following the competition, attendees will have access to a free imaging workshop.

The new Leadership Forum with Roberto Monaco will present attendees with three inspirational and business-focused courses. Specifically designed for the optical industry, these courses will teach attendees how to increase their leadership effectiveness, eliminate a negative mindset, embrace and implement change, and improve communication skills.
To register for Vision Expo West 2019, visit

New building extension @ FISA Ultraschall – Kandel – Germany!

New building extension @ FISA Ultraschall – Kandel – Germany!

In order to improve  services offers and to better meet the customer’s needs, FISA has extended their site in Germany. 150 sqm more for the benefit of their customers: new technical office for the after-sales team, new spare parts store as well as new FIMM Germany offices (detergent process sister company). You are very welcome to come and visit FISA, even to do trials in one of their labs! Find more information on


SCHNEIDERs Modulo Line wins German Innovation Award

SCHNEIDERs Modulo Line wins German Innovation Award

On May 28th, 2019, SCHNEIDER was honored w ith the German Innovation Award by the German Design Council for the invention of the Module Line – the first fully automated Industry 4.0 ophthalmic lens production system. Following its nomination, SCHNEIDER was chosen by the members of t he independent and interdisciplinary jury of experts.

“SCHNEIDER’s Modulo Line lives and breathes Industry 4.0 and is a fantastic showcase of what its true power is – not just in theory but in reality. It provides fundamental competitive advantages like utmost efficiency a nd cost savings“, says Prof. Dr. Alexander Wurzer, member of t he jury. Introduced in 2013, Modulo has become firmly established in the ophthalmic industry and has produced more than 70 million lenses to date with thousands of jobs completed every hour. For further information visit

Coburn Technologies launches brand new Consumables E-Commerce Website

Coburn Technologies, Inc. has officially launched a brand new e-commerce website for optical consumables and spare parts: Digital Surfacing, Traditional Surfacing, Finishing, Coatings & Chemicals, Diagnostics and Spare Parts are the primary offerings on the site.

On ShopCoburn, any lab manager, technician, or purchasing personnel can easily locate and order consumables and spare parts compatible with a multitude of machines with the click of a button. The new ShopCoburn now offers easy navigation, clean design, search functionality, featured and recommended products and a simple checkout process.

“We’ve completely transformed our e-commerce site to enhance our customers’ online shopping experience. The new design reflects our new branding and is more user-friendly than ever. We are proud to provide our customers with this helpful tool to keep their labs and practices running smoothly. We develop and manufacture most of our own consumables and coatings in-house and are able to fulfill customer orders with speed and efficiency,” stated Alex Incera, President of Coburn Technologies.

ShopCoburn even provides consumables and spare parts for their legacy products, as well as competitor’s coating and digital lens processing equipment, making the site a one-stop-shop for operations that have a variety of equipment. It is Coburn’s mission to serve as the number one resource for all aspects of lens processing, and now customers have an enhanced digital tool at their fingertips.