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Registration now open for Vision Expo West 2019

Registration is now open to all for Vision Expo West 2019. Returning to the Sands Expo Convention Center in the iconic city of Las Vegas on Sept. 18 – 21, this year’s Show will feature new destinations, education courses, empowering panels and more. “In this ever – evolving industry, we are proud that Vision Expo…

Contour Fine Tooling appoints new VP of Sales & Marketing

Contour Fine Tooling, a global leader in single-point diamond cutting tool solutions, appointed Bob Cassin as new VP of Sales & Marketing North America and General Manager of its USA subsidiary. Bob Cassin has been appointed per June 17th, 2019 as the new Vice President of Sales and Marketing North America as well as General…

Successful Optical Innovation Summit

The Vision Council hosted the second of four events in their new Summit Series. The Optical Innovation Summit—held June 5–6 in Boulder, Colorado—gathered C-level executives and emerging companies in the vision care space to discuss the inevitable changes affecting optical retail. With the goal of advancing technologies and business models, participants attended a series of…

Coburn Technologies’ Velocity Spin Coater wins award

Coburn Techologies, Inc.announced that their Velocity Spin Coater has been named “Best Value Enhancer (Lab)” by the CiO VisionPlus Awards.“We are thrilled and honored to receive this award for our Velocity Coater, especially considering our focus on developing innovative technology for the laboratory market. The Velocity Coater has become the market’s preferred spin coating system,…

The Vision Council introduces new summit series

The Vision Council is proud to introduce their new Summit Series for 2019, facilitated by Bart Foster, strategic advisor to The Vision Council. This series of exclusive events will help feed the growing desire to better the optical industry and individuals’ careers through targeted events for everyone from future forerunners, to C-level executives, to marketing…

EssilorLuxottica and Delfin sign settlement agreement

EssilorLuxottica announced that EssilorLuxottica and Deflin S.à.r.l. agreed upon a settlement agreement to overcome the governance issues and set the basis for a renewed start of profound collaboration between Essilor and Luxottica. The agreement settles any existing dispute among the parties. The Board of Directors of EssilorLuxottica unanimously supported and approved this agreement aimed at…

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President Trump to increase third list of China duties, remaining Chines-origin products threatened with additional tariffs. President Trump tweeted his intent to raise the China 301 duties from 10 percent to 25 percent, currently being assessed on approximately $200 billion worth of Chinese-origin merchandise. The increase will take effect on Friday, May 10. The increase…

UN road safety week

Essilor and Groupe Renault pool expertise to better integrate visual specifications to improve drivers’ experience and promote the importance of good vision for road safety. On the occasion of the 5th United Nations Road Safety Week, Essilor and Groupe Renault announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a period of two…

EVOlens improves the user experience through data

IOT presents EVOlens, a system that objectively selects the ideal lens for each patient by considering previous patients’ lens feedback. Based on the satisfaction of previous patients, the system selects the lens that best suits your visual profile by searching among hundreds of profiles previously collected. EVOlens is the result of 7 years of continuous study…

Coburn Technologies welcomes Jason Frank

Coburn Technologies, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Frank as their new Sales Manager for the Latin America market.  Jason will replace Pedro Parra, who is currently in the role and will be retiring after more than 38 years with Coburn. Parra will remain with Coburn until the end of April to…