CooperCompanies Publishes 2023 Environmental, Social, and Governance Report

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Wednesday, May 29, 2024 12:27 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—CooperCompanies (Nasdaq: COO) has released its 2023 Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) report, which describes the company’s “progress on enhancing the health and wellness of people around the world while protecting the planet and serving its communities.” The company notes in the report that it made significant investments in learning and development programs for global employees, maintained its commitment to protect the planet, and continued making its health care solutions more accessible in underserved communities.

Bausch + Lomb Receives Health Canada Approval for enVista Envy Full Visual Range Intraocular Lens

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Wednesday, May 29, 2024 12:24 AM VAUGHAN, Ontario—Bausch + Lomb Corporation (NYSE/TSX: BLCO), a leading global eye health company, has announced that Health Canada has approved the enVista Envy full visual range intraocular lens (IOL). This is the first global regulatory approval of the new lens, which offers a full range of vision with strong dysphotopsia tolerance on the enVista IOL platform, according to the company. “enVista Envy is the next step in the dramatic transformation of our IOL portfolio,” said Luc Bonnefoy, president, global surgical, Bausch + Lomb.

IAPB and WHO Event on May 30 at World Health Assembly to Focus on Access to Vision Care

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Wednesday, May 29, 2024 12:21 AM GENEVA, Switzerland—The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) has announced the event, “Universal Access to Glasses: Promoting Multisectoral Action,” which it is coordinating with the World Health Organization (WHO) and is being hosted by the governments of Nepal and Malaysia. Slated to convene tomorrow, May 30, at the 77th World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, this high-level event focusing on access to vision care will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (CET) at Four Seasons des Bergues Geneva. The event may also be livestreamed on the IAPB website here.

Alternative & Plan B Eyewear to Support Pediatric Eyewear Specialists With Debut of Indii Kids

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Wednesday, May 29, 2024 12:18 AM AJAX, Ontario—Alternative & Plan B Eyewear has announced that it is continuing to support the pediatric eyewear market with the debut of the Indii Kids line. “It is with great enthusiasm that we introduce Indii Kids, our new pediatric collection,” said Paul Storace, CEO of Alternative & Plan B Eyewear. “The line will feature plastic frames made with Canflex, a memory plastic that provides optimal flexibility and durability. We look forward to delivering the Indii Kids program to you in a meaningful and affordable way just in time for back to school."

Call for Nominations Issued for the 2024 Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award

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Wednesday, May 29, 2024 12:15 AM CHICAGO—The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness (NCCVEH) has issued a call for nominations for the 10th annual Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award. According to the announcement, the award recognizes significant efforts by an individual or group of individuals to improve public health approaches for children’s vision and eye health. The deadline for submission is July 1, 2024, at noon ET.

The Vision Council Releases New inSights Research Spotlighting Q1 Consumer and Market Trends

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Tuesday, May 28, 2024 12:27 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council, the leading trade association for the optical industry, has announced the release of two new reports offering a comprehensive view of the optical industry for the first quarter of 2024. The Market inSights Q1 2024 and Consumer inSights Q1 2024 reports feature market data and analysis estimating the performance of the optical industry, and highlight consumer behavior related to managed vision care, eye exams, eyeglasses, frames, lenses, contact lenses, readers and plano sunglasses, according to the announcement.

Prevent Blindness Raises Stargardt Disease Awareness With New Educational Resources

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Tuesday, May 28, 2024 12:24 AM CHICAGO—May is IRD Genetic Testing Awareness Month and Prevent Blindness, a nonprofit eye health and safety organization, has created new educational materials on Stargardt disease, a form of inherited retinal disease (IRD). The effort is supported by funding from Alkeus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

GVO Announces Exclusive North American Partnership With WestGroupe to Distribute Nano Vista and BFlex Brands in the U.S. and Canada

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Tuesday, May 28, 2024 12:21 AM MADRID—GVO has announced a strategic partnership with WestGroupe for the exclusive distribution of Nano Vista and BFlex across the United States and Canada, starting August 1, 2024. This partnership leverages WestGroupe's distribution capabilities and GVO’s expertise in developing childrens’ eyewear solutions, the announcement stated.

Ophthalmologist From John A. Moran Eye Center Combats Migraines With Light-Filtering Eyeglasses

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Tuesday, May 28, 2024 12:18 AM SALT LAKE CITY—People who experience migraines have a new option for managing light sensitivity thanks to lens technology developed by a physician-scientist at the University of Utah John A. Moran Eye Center.

Ottica Veneta to Distribute Dandy’s in United States

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Tuesday, May 28, 2024 12:15 AM SEGUSINO, Italy and DALLAS—Ottica Veneta and Fao Flex S.r.l are partnering to distribute Dandy’s Eyewear in the United States, according to an announcement from Ottica Veneta. Dandy’s is the newest partner of Ottica Veneta, producer of Sospiri luxury eyewear and U.S. distributor of Lamarca and De Lotto eyewear. Dandy’s, which was founded in the Veneto region of Italy, creates an urban, classic appeal with bold shapes, vibrant colors and limited edition frames. Ottica Veneta founder Riccardo Lamon said, “I’m from the Veneto region, and welcoming in a brand that aligns with our vision of quality and style so clearly has been natural.

Visibly Expands Vision Care Services Through Lensabl Acquisition

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Friday, May 24, 2024 12:27 AM CHICAGO—Visibly, a health care technology company and developer of the first FDA-cleared online visual acuity test, has announced the acquisition of Lensabl, a technology-enabled vision care platform. Lensabl's expertise in optical e-commerce will help Visibly expand its platform to include new retail offerings, according to the announcement. Lensabl offers direct-to-consumer lens replacement, prescription glasses and contacts. According to the company, its proprietary technology helps brands and partners enable e-commerce through white-labeled experiences. The Lensabl acquisition will allow Visibly's customers access to additional retail resources to reach another segment of the market, the announcement said.

BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings, Inc. Announces First Quarter Fiscal Results for 2024

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Friday, May 24, 2024 12:24 AM MARLBOROUGH, Mass.—BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BJ) has announced its financial results for the thirteen weeks ended May 4, 2024. Total comparable club sales increased by 1.6 percent in the first quarter of fiscal 2024 compared with the first quarter of fiscal 2023.

Rodenstock Reports Year-End 2023 Financial Results

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Friday, May 24, 2024 12:21 AM MUNICH—Rodenstock Group, a global innovation leader in vision care and manufacturer of biometric lenses, has announced its results for the financial year 2023.

Wiley X Continues Support and Sponsorship of 'Carry The Load' Events During Memorial Day Weekend

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Friday, May 24, 2024 12:18 AM FRISCO, Texas—Wiley X, a provider of protective and premium eyewear, has announced its continued support and sponsorship of the upcoming Carry The Load Event, the Dallas Memorial March. This annual event is dedicated to honoring and remembering the sacrifices of the men and women who have served their country.

Time Is Running Out—The Nomination Deadline for VM's Most Influential Women in Optical Special Report Is May 27

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Friday, May 24, 2024 12:15 AM NEW YORK—The nominations deadline for VM's Most Influential Women in Optical special report is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 27. Vision Monday will once again be highlighting The Most Influential Women in Optical in our July-August issue, marking the 22nd year of our signature Special Report saluting women in the eyewear/eyecare industry. We are currently seeking nominations via an electronic survey form.