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First-of-its-Kind Visual Prosthesis Brain Implant Moves to Clinical Trial

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Friday, July 23, 2021 12:02 AM While there is currently no cure for blindness, a first-of-its-kind artificial vision system is beginning clinical trials. The Intracortical Visual Prosthesis (ICVP) is an implant that connects directly to the brain’s visual cortex, bypassing the retina and optic nerves.

Etnia Barcelona Acquires the Catalan Eyewear Brand, Lool Eyewear

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Thursday, July 22, 2021 12:02 AM With the acquisition of Lool Eyewear, Etnia Barcelona reaffirms its growth strategy for the optical eyewear market, growing its portfolio with an eyewear brand that boasts a technological spirit and specializes in lightweight eyewear, while also offering great potential in the field of sustainability. 

Kodak Lens Launches Canadian Campaign for the New Generations

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021 12:02 AM Relying on nostalgia and the advent of vintage, Kodak recently revisited its image with its famous logo. Open your eyes: the classic Kodak “K” is back. The Happy Vision for a New Generation campaign which was just launched in Canada aims to attract the interest of younger consumers and promote the brand as a specialist in eyeglasses.

In France, Cecop Joins Forces With Cercle Optique

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021 12:02 AM With more than 6,700 members throughout the world, Cecop enters the French market thanks to a fusion with the local purchasing group, Cercle Optique, which will remain an independent entity.

FYidoctors Grows Presence in Aesthetic Medicine With First Clinic in Ontario

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Thursday, July 15, 2021 12:02 AM FYidoctors announced Kingston Laser Cosmetic Clinic (“Kingston Laser”) is the latest clinic to join the company. Known as a trusted aesthetic medicine practice in Kingston, the merger marks FYidoctors’ first aesthetic medicine clinic in the Province of Ontario.

Marcolin Blows Out 60 Candles and Launches a New Hub in Milan

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021 12:02 AM Marcolin celebrates its 60th birthday and, to commemorate this important event, has decided to open a new hub in Milan in Corso Venezia, opposite the Planetarium, while also introducing a new logo and an exclusive edition of Web Eyewear designed for the occasion.

Alcon R&D Team Honored With Industry Award at BCLA 2021 for Water Gradient Technology

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Tuesday, July 13, 2021 12:02 AM The British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) has awarded members of the Alcon Research and Development team—Erich Bauman, OD and Dr. John Pruitt—during the 2021 BCLA Awards ceremony for their outstanding contribution to the contact lens industry and profession. Their invention and development of water gradient technology, featured notably in Dailies Total1 contact lenses, were recognized with the 2021 Industry Award.

Zeiss Group Names New Head of Corporate HR

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Monday, July 12, 2021 12:02 AM Susan-Stefanie Breitkopf will become head of Corporate Human Resources for the Zeiss Group, effective Sept. 1, 2021. She will succeed Franz Donner who will be taking early retirement at the end of the next fiscal year, Oct. 1, 2022.

CooperVision Specialty EyeCare Announces Uniform Markings Across Blanchard Onefit Family of Scleral Lenses

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Friday, July 9, 2021 12:02 AM CooperVision Specialty EyeCare announced that lens markings are now uniform across the entire Blanchard Onefit family of scleral lenses, including Onefit MED and Onefit MED+.

Andrea Bocelli Wears Blackfin Eyewear at EURO 2020 Launch

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Thursday, July 8, 2021 12:02 AM An especially moving inauguration took place on June 11 at the Olympic stadium in Rome during the opening ceremony of the Campionati Europei di Calcio 2020 (soccer championships). Among the stars was Andrea Bocelli, who delighted the fans (finally present in the stands) with the aria “Nessun Dorma” from Turandot by Puccini while wearing a pair of Blackfin Zegama eyewear.

El Cercle d’Economia Grants David Pellicer, CEO of Etnia Barcelona, the José Manuel Lara Award

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Wednesday, July 7, 2021 12:02 AM Etnia Barcelona has won the most widely recognized national business award in Spain, the José Manuel Lara Award. The prestigious award is made in remembrance of José Manuel Lara Bosch.

Uralkali Haas F1 Team Says ‘Aloha’ to Maui Jim Sunglasses

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Tuesday, July 6, 2021 12:02 AM Maui Jim has partnered with Uralkali Haas F1 Team in the 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship with the innovative lifestyle brand now becoming the “official eyewear partner” of the American team.

Marketing4ECPs Completes Acquisition of Innexus

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Friday, July 2, 2021 12:02 AM Marketing4ECPs, a provider of vertically-focused digital marketing solutions, has announced the acquisition of Innexus, a company that specializes in eyecare practice marketing—providing clients with a full suite of solutions, including website design, social media, and digital advertising.

GCDS Launches its First Ever Eyewear Campaign

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Thursday, July 1, 2021 12:02 AM Glasses are the closest thing to a mask that is legitimized as accessories for the eyes. GCDS comes full force with its first eyewear campaign set out with the intent to express the different faces and facets that represent the brand.

My Vision Show, June 23-27, Is Bigger and Better

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Wednesday, June 30, 2021 12:02 AM The highly interactive My Vision Show platform featured five days of keynote presentations, workshops, virtual exhibits and, above all else, live interaction with industry thought-leaders—all focused on the independent eyecare professional.