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Classic Vision Is the Winner of the Bestore Innovation Award

By Staff
Thursday, May 26, 2022 12:02 AM Bestore is the competition held by Mido to select the best eyewear stores worldwide. There are two award categories: Bestore Design and Bestore Innovation. Here, WMIDO meets with Classic Vision of Mumbai, India, winner of the Bestore Innovation.

EssilorLuxottica to Launch Unified Foundation to Accelerate its Global Mission Activities

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022 7:00 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—EssilorLuxottica (Bloomberg:EL:FP) announced today the launch of the OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation, "marking a new chapter in the group’s journey to achieve its unique mission to help everyone in the world see more and be more. This comes as a major pillar in EssilorLuxottica’s sustainability strategy and supports its commitment to advocate for good vision as a basic human right." The OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation unites many of the group’s global advocacy and philanthropic actions and will play a leading role in the fight against poor vision.

RBC Partners With CNIB Frontier Accessibility to Improve Accessibility for Canadians

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022 12:05 AM Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has partnered with CNIB Frontier Accessibility to offer BlindSquare, the world’s most widely used accessible GPS app developed for people who are blind or partially sighted, at more than 305 RBC branches across Canada.

Looking for Government Leadership in Eye Health

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022 12:02 AM A joint letter by Fighting Blindness Canada, the Canadian Association of Optometrists and Canadian Ophthalmological Society said, “The Government of Canada must keep its long-overdue promise and develop a Vision Health Plan for Canada.”

Independent ECPs in New York (June 7) and Boston (June 9) Are Invited to Special Venues to Preview Italian Eyewear Collections

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Eyecare professionals in the Boston and New York areas are invited to special events being organized by the Italian Trade Commission in collaboration with ANFAO, Italy’s eyewear manufacturer association.

Rodenstock Takes Over the Spanish Manufacturer of Indo Optical Lenses

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022 12:02 AM The Rodenstock Group has signed a deal to take over Indo Optical, a Spanish leader in the ophthalmic lens industry. The takeover should be complete in the third quarter of 2022 and is subject to approval by the relevant antitrust authorities.

FYidoctors Launches Future Vision Leaders Program

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Friday, May 20, 2022 8:00 AM FYidoctors launched its Future Vision Leaders program, a one-of-a-kind initiative designed to help new and recent optometry graduates with up to $100,000 in forgivable loans. This unique program aims to partner the next generation of optometrists with patients and regions across Canada that are in marked need of professional eyecare expertise.

opti 2022 Wraps Up Special Spring Edition in Munich

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Friday, May 20, 2022 12:21 AM MUNICH, Germany—opti 2022 concluded in Munich, Germany on May 15 after three days at Fairground Munich. From May 13 to 15, the show saw about 13,000 visitors from 71 countries, according to show organizers, with about three quarters of visitors saying their main aim at the show was to “exchange ideas with colleagues in the industry and to initiate business relationships.” This special spring edition of opti, the first time the show has been held in May, showcased 368 exhibitors from 25 countries, including a number of first-time exhibitors.

Labtician Théa Announces Successful Completion of Joint Venture

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Friday, May 20, 2022 12:02 AM As two family companies with a passion for eyecare, Laboratoires Théa and Labtician Ophthalmics recognized an opportunity to work together to bring innovative new products to Canadian patients. In 2018, this shared vision resulted in the formation of Labtician Théa, an ambitious joint venture with a 5-year term.

Innova Canada Is Part of Private Equity Acquisition

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Thursday, May 19, 2022 12:02 AM Cornell Capital LLC, a private equity firm based in New York and Hong Kong, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Advancing Eyecare, a leading, North America-based provider of ophthalmic instruments, from Atlantic Street Capital.

FYidoctors Named One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 12:02 AM FYidoctors was recognized for overall business performance and sustained growth with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation. The 2022 Best Managed program award winners are amongst the best-in-class of Canadian-owned and managed companies.

Indice Has Won the BeStore Design Award

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022 12:02 AM BeStore is the competition held by Mido to select the best eyewear stores worldwide. Here, WMIDO meets with Giovanni Comotti and Nicolò Plebani, owners of the winning store in the design category: ‘Indice’ of Cortina D’Ampezzo, Italy.

Independent Italian Eyewear Brands to Star in Special NYC and Boston Showcases for U.S. ECPs and Retailers

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Monday, May 16, 2022 12:21 AM NEW YORK—The Italian Trade Commission in collaboration with ANFAO, Italy’s eyewear manufacturers association, is organizing a series of four evening workshops to bring independent Italian eyewear brands to eyecare professionals here in the United States.

CooperVision Names Drs. Arumugam and Hammond to Expanded R&D Roles in Myopia Control and Management

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Monday, May 16, 2022 12:02 AM CooperVision has announced expanded roles for two prominent researchers. Baskar Arumugam, B.Opt., Ph.D., FAAO, has been appointed senior lead clinical scientist and David Hammond, BAppSci(Microbiol), BAppSci(Optom), Ph.D., COT, has been appointed lead clinical scientist on the CooperVision myopia research and development team.

FYidoctors Launches Unique Future Vision Leaders Program to Support the Next Generation of Canadian Optometrists

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Friday, May 13, 2022 12:15 AM CALGARY—FYidoctors, a diversified health care organization based here, is launching its Future Vision Leaders program, a one-of-a-kind initiative designed to help new and recent optometry graduates with up to $100,000 in forgivable loans. This unique program aims to partner the next generation of optometrists with patients and regions across Canada that are in marked need of professional eyecare expertise, apart from giving new optometrists a career boost unlike no other. “FYidoctors was founded on doctors defining what eyecare looks like—both now and in the future,” FYidoctors chairman and chief executive officer Dr. Alan Ulsifer said.