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New Adhesive Gel Able to Repair Corneal Injuries

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Friday, May 24, 2019 12:25 AM A new biomaterial adhesive gel developed at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School could reduce the need for surgery to repair injuries to the cornea.The technology, known as GelCORE (gel for corneal regeneration) was detailed in the March issue of Science Advances under the title of “Sutureless repair of corneal injuries using naturally derived bioadhesive hydrogels.”

Let’s (Virtually) Try

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Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:25 AM Thelios was present within the LVMH booth at this year’s Viva Technology event, the world’s rendezvous for start-ups and leaders to celebrate innovation, held in Paris last week. The company teamed up with FittingBox to offer a technology to virtually try on glasses and sunglasses.

Virtual Consults Now Available With Leading Private Insurer Manulife

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019 12:25 AM Canada’s largest private health insurance provider, Manulife Financial and California-based digital health care provider, Akira Health, announced a partnership to provide Canadians with on-demand, virtual 24-7 anywhere, anytime medical consultations with clinicians.

Italia Independent Takes the Field With Juventus to Celebrate the 8th Consecutive League Title

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019 12:25 AM Italia Independent takes the field with Juve to celebrate yet another record: eight consecutive league titles in eight years. For the 2019 edition, Italia Independent has chosen to customize a best-selling model from the SS 2019 collection in black and white, the symbolic colors of Juventus.

The Vision Council Introduces New Summit Series

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Monday, May 20, 2019 12:25 AM The Vision Council introduced 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.

Disruptive Coastal Contacts Founder Re-Enters Eyecare Industry

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Friday, May 17, 2019 12:25 AM It appears that Coastal Contacts founder, Roger Hardy, is at it again. After a five-year hiatus, which happens to coincide with the typical duration of a non-compete clause in a business purchase agreement, Roger Hardy, the founder of British Columbia based Coastal Contacts is getting back into the online vision correction device sector.

Academy 2019 Orlando and 3rd WCO Registration and Housing Now Open

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Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:25 AM The American Academy of Optometry and World Council of Optometry’s joint meeting, Academy 2019 Orlando and the 3rd World Congress of Optometry, will take place Oct. 23 to 27, 2019 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Registration and housing are now open and early bird registration ends Aug. 23, 2019.

The Winning Formula at Nau!

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019 12:25 AM Nau! is a top Italian brand of eyeglasses with single brand stores throughout Italy and the world. The company is based in Castiglione Olona (Varese) and currently boasts a distribution network of 170 stores. WMIDO recently sat down with Monica Salvestrin, creative director of the company, to talk about what makes her stores so successful.

Novartis Canada Celebrates Annual Community Partnership Day Across Quebec

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019 12:25 AM In celebration of the company’s 23rd annual Community Partnership Day, close to 400 Novartis Canada associates joined their colleagues around the world to give back to their communities. Overall, Novartis associates across 6 continents and 53 countries are supporting local non-profit organizations, representing more than 100,000 hours of combined community service.

Safilo Partners With Parma International in South Korea

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Monday, May 13, 2019 12:25 AM Safilo Group announced a joint venture agreement in South Korea with Parma International, an experienced local player active in the eyewear and sporting goods sectors, which will favor the development of new distribution channels in the market together with marketing and digital communication services.

Kering Eyewear Launches 2nd Edition Gucci Eyewear Global Travel Retail Campaign

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Friday, May 10, 2019 12:25 AM Kering Eyewear is preparing to launch the new Gucci Eyewear Global Travel Retail Campaign, which goes beyond the traditional customer-based distribution approach, to deliver an innovative channel-oriented experience designed exclusively for today’s “customers on the move.”

Desio Supports Sightsavers

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Thursday, May 9, 2019 12:25 AM The Desio brand—known worldwide for its colored contact lenses—continues its philanthropic path, for its third consecutive year, by deciding to contribute part of its proceeds to Sightsavers, the non-profit organization.

Mykita Honored With Product Design Award

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019 12:25 AM Mykita’s optical model ELGARD collects a 2019 Red Dot Award in Product Design. “ELGARD combines the advantages of an acetate and a metal frame. These well-proportioned glasses offer a high level of comfort”, said the Red Dot Design jury.

Etnia Barcelona Restructures Its Leadership

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019 12:25 AM Etnia Barcelona announces an important structural change at the company, which brings it closer to its origins. Following the departure of CEO Cristina Trujillo, David Pellicer, the company’s president and founder, has once again taken over the company’s management.

Special Olympics 2019 in Abu Dhabi—A Very Special Event for Essilor

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Monday, May 6, 2019 12:25 AM Essilor employees from the Middle East were alongside more than 7,500 athletes during the Special Olympics World Summer Games held in Abu Dhabi from March 14 to 21. The Special Olympics is an international sporting event fostering acceptance of people with physical and intellectual disabilities of all ages. Essilor has been working with the Special Olympics to empower athletes for 17 years.