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Cutler and Gross Appoints Jack Dooley as CEO

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Friday, March 1, 2024 4:44 PM Independent British Eyewear brand Cutler and Gross has appointed Jack Dooley as chief executive officer. Following on from a dynamic and exciting period of growth for the business, Jack Dooley’s newly established role as CEO will see him take on the further growth and development of the legacy brand.

Optometry Giving Sight’s Grant Process Begins March 1

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Thursday, February 29, 2024 9:05 AM Optometry Giving Sight (OGS) will begin accepting pre-applications for its grant program that funds sustainable, optometry-based projects to end preventable blindness and vision impairment throughout the world. Pre-applications will be accepted from March 1, 2024 until midnight MST March 20, 2024.

CSI Dry Eye Software Announces the Appointment of Trudi Charest as Chief Sales Officer

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Wednesday, February 28, 2024 12:17 PM CSI Dry Eye Software, an emerging AI dry eye software company at the forefront of pioneering artificial intelligence in dry eye diagnostics and treatment recommendations, announces that it has appointed Trudi Charest as CSO–chief sales officer.

EssilorLuxottica and Michael Kors Have Extended the Licensing Partnership

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Tuesday, February 27, 2024 9:05 AM EssilorLuxottica and Michael Kors announced the renewal of their licensing agreement for the development, production and worldwide distribution of prescription frames and sunglasses under the Michael Kors brand. The renewal will come into effect on January 1, 2025 and cover a period of five years, with an option for a five-year extension.

IAPB Is Still Accepting Nominations for 'Young Systems Leader Awards' to Empower Next Generation of Eye Health Changemakers

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Tuesday, February 27, 2024 12:21 AM LONDON—The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness is still accepting nominations for the IAPB Young Systems Leader Awards, a new initiative designed to empower and amplify the voices of early-career professionals driving transformative change in eye health.

SightGlass Vision Receives Breakthrough Device Designation From U.S. FDA

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Monday, February 26, 2024 1:47 PM SightGlass Vision, a joint venture of CooperCompanies and EssilorLuxottica that develops innovative technologies and science-based treatments to address the global myopia epidemic, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Device designation to its Diffusion Optics Technology (DOT) spectacle lenses, which are intended to slow myopia progression in children.

Marcolin and ZEGNA Renew to 2030

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Friday, February 23, 2024 4:29 PM Eyewear producer Marcolin and international luxury menswear leader ZEGNA have announced the renewal of the exclusive global licensing agreement for the design, manufacturing and distribution of ZEGNA sunglasses and optical frames. The new agreement includes an automatic renewal clause until December 31, 2030.

EssilorLuxottica Board of Directors Opts for Continuity

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Thursday, February 22, 2024 12:25 PM EssilorLuxottica's Board of Directors has decided to propose the re-appointment of all current directors to the next Annual General Meeting to be held on April 30, 2024. To ensure continuity of the Board of Directors’ work in the future, it is proposed to progressively implement a staggering of the directors’ terms of office.

CooperVision Raises More Than $300,000 in Support of OGS’s 2023 World Sight Day Challenge

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024 2:20 PM As part of its commitment to improve the way people see every day, CooperVision raised more than $300,000 in 2023 through global initiatives in support of Optometry Giving Sight (OGS). Since 2008, CooperVision has helped OGS raise more than $4.9 million to support their critical mission.

Marcolin: First Eyewear Company Within Altagamma

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Tuesday, February 20, 2024 3:22 PM Marcolin has joined Fondazione Altagamma, which has been gathering the best Italian cultural and creative enterprises since 1992. Marcolin will be the only Altagamma member from the eyewear industry and will join the other 115 member companies, which include brands operating in a variety of sectors, such as fashion, design, jewelry, food, hospitality, automotive and yachts.

Safilo’s Near-Term Science-Based Targets Have Been Validated

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Friday, February 16, 2024 4:17 PM The near-term science-based targets of Safilo Group have been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), a partnership between the CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), which promotes ambitious climate action in the private sector by enabling organizations to set science-based emissions reduction targets.

The Atelier at Vision Expo East Sells Out With Over 75 Independent, Sought-After Designers

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Thursday, February 15, 2024 10:34 AM The Atelier at Vision Expo East 2024 has the industry buzzing with excitement for what will be the largest collection of sought-after international independent designers exhibiting under one roof anywhere in the U.S. The Atelier will be home to a diverse community of the industry’s leading independent, design-led brands, making an enhanced, expanded, and sold-out return to Vision Expo East 2024.

EssilorLuxottica Reports Record 2023 Fiscal Year Sales, Citing North America Acceleration in Q4

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Thursday, February 15, 2024 12:27 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—With senior executives pointing to fiscal 2023 sales rising 7 percent at constant exchange rates, "nice acceleration" in North America in Q4, its investment in new innovation technologies such as Varilux XR, Stellest and Ray-Ban Meta, and a strengthening of its luxury frame brand portfolio, EssilorLuxottica reported record revenues for the fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 2023. The company's board met on Feb. 14 to approve the consolidated financial statements for the period, statements audited by Statutory Auditors whose report is in the process of being issued.

Blackfin: Strategic Partnership With Exclusive Executive Accounts in the UK and Ireland Markets

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024 1:14 PM Starting from January 1, 2024, the commercial development of Blackfin has been entrusted to Simon Gavin Hoare and Graham Lewis-Dale, two highly experienced Executive Accounts with a strong background in the independent high-end eyewear segment. They will operate exclusively for Blackfin, covering the entire territory of the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Safilo’s Sustainability Efforts Have Been Validated by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi)

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024 8:10 AM PADUA, Italy—Safilo Group (SFLG.MI) announced earlier this month that its near-term science-based targets have been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), a partnership between the CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and We Mean Business Coalition, which promotes ambitious climate action in the private sector by enabling organizations to set science-based emissions reduction targets.