EssilorLuxottica Plans a New AI Predictive Design Approach to the 2023 Launch of Varilux XR

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Tuesday, February 7, 2023 12:24 AM MILAN, Italy—With a massive combined group presence on the exhibition floor at the Mido exhibition here last weekend, EssilorLuxottica designed its customer interactions at the show to emphasize and illuminate a range of new digitally driven technologies across its business, from spectacles, to eye exams, learning systems, and omnichannel professional and retail services.

Nidek and Hoya Vision Care Form Global Partnership to Provide Instruments and Products to ECPs

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Friday, February 3, 2023 12:27 AM BANGKOK and TOKYO–Nidek Co., Ltd., a leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of ophthalmic, optometric, and lens edging equipment, has formed a partnership with Hoya Vision Care (HOCPF), a leader in optical technology innovation. The global agreement creating a partnership between Nidek and Hoya Vision Care, provides eyecare professionals (ECPs) the opportunity to access "a complete portfolio of state-of-the-art optical instruments and products to provide a full-service approach to patient care, from eye examination, to consultation through to the final delivery of the high quality spectacle lenses," the companies said in a joint statement.

Transitions Optical Introduces Transitions Certified Live Events Across the U.S.

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Monday, January 30, 2023 12:15 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—Transitions is hosting Transitions Certified Live events for eyecare professionals to earn their Transitions Specialist certification during in-person training events.

More Speakers Join VM Summit 'Insight, Unseen' Program on March 15 in NYC

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Monday, January 23, 2023 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Several new speakers are joining the program roster at the upcoming Vision Monday Leadership Summit, "Insight, Unseen: How Leaders Uncover, Design and Scale Innovations." The live, in-person event to be held in New York on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, will feature prominent voices and key opinion leaders in communications, business consulting, human resources, retailing and vision care. Their ideas will inform a daylong program designed for senior decision makers and influencers from throughout the optical industry and eyecare professions.

Percept Corporation Names Vision Industry Leader Jim McGrann as President and Chief Operating Officer

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Wednesday, January 18, 2023 12:24 AM LAS VEGAS—Percept Corporation has announced that Jim McGrann has been named as its president and chief operating officer. Percept is a nine-year-old privately held stealth mode company that is a leader in technology, products, software and app solutions. Each innovation is designed to improve human perception while increasing performance, productivity, safety and individualized style, the company said. In his new role, McGrann will support Percept’s CEO and founder, Dr. Scott Lewis, who will be responsible for strategic and technology direction, while McGrann leads the company’s commercialization and growth strategies for Percept’s six business sectors.

Hoya Vision Care Canada Invests $10 Million in State-of-the-Art Lab Equipment

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Friday, January 13, 2023 12:30 AM MISSISSAUGA, Ontario—Hoya Vision Care has announced a multimillion dollar investment in its manufacturing lab network, expanding its capabilities to support eyecare professionals in Canada.

CooperVision Expands Plastic Neutrality Initiative in the U.S. to Include Biofinity and MiSight 1 Day

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Friday, January 13, 2023 12:27 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—CooperVision is expanding its net plastic neutrality initiative to include the Biofinity family of products and MiSight 1 day contact lenses in the U.S.

Quantum Innovations Appoints Tomaz Carvalho as South American Representative

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Wednesday, January 11, 2023 12:15 AM CENTRAL POINT, Ore.—Advanced technology solutions provider Quantum Innovations has appointed Tomaz Carvalho as its South American representative. Tomaz brings many years of experience in the technology industry as a thin film and hard coating specialist.

Early Bird Registration for 2023 VM Leadership Summit Is Extended Through Jan. 16, 2023

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Special early bird registration has been extended for the live, in-person 2023 Vision Monday Leadership Summit on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, just ahead of Vision Expo East. The early bird price of $695 will be extended from Jan. 9, 2023 until Jan. 16, 2023 at midnight ET, a savings of $200. Registration details are posted here. This year, "Insight, Unseen: How Leaders Uncover, Design and Scale Innovations" is the theme for the exclusive and influential event which attracts senior decision makers and influencers from throughout the eyecare and optical industry and profession.

3D Glasses Industry Is Slated to Reach $22 Billion by 2033

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Friday, January 6, 2023 12:57 PM The 3D glasses market is on the rise in the U.S., according to a new Future Market Insights (FMI) report. The industry is expected to reach an estimated value of $14.81 billion in 2023, climbing to $22 billion by 2033. This is a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.16 percent over 10 years. 

The technology is gaining ground in a number of industries including the military, health care, education and entertainment. It has most recently been used to treat a variety of medical conditions being utilized in robotic surgery, phobia treatment and surgery simulation. 

As consumers crave more distinct technology, FMI believes the growth of this sector will increase further between 2028 and 2033 with the 3D technology becoming more integrated in daily life. 

Around the world, 3D technology is also reaching a broader market. Germany remains at the forefront of adopting 3D glasses at a rate of 3.7 percent CAGR, while China is expected to grow at a rate of 3.6 percent CAGR.

Early Bird Registration Is Extended for 2023 VM Leadership Summit

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Tuesday, January 3, 2023 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Special early bird registration has been extended for the live, in-person 2023 Vision Monday Leadership Summit on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, just ahead of Vision Expo East. This year, "Insight, Unseen: How Leaders Uncover, Design and Scale Innovations" is the theme for the exclusive and influential event which attracts senior decision makers and influencers from throughout the eyecare and optical industry and profession. "With dramatic change coming from all directions, some tactics for propelling business and health care forward are obvious," said Marge Axelrad, SVP/editorial director of Vision Monday. "But not everything meets the eye. Uncovering hidden resources can be the difference maker for professionals and business leaders alike. It’s more urgent than ever to cultivate talent, respect individuals and engage teams to power innovation. Leaders who unlock this hidden strength can combine it with digital savvy to design and scale innovations, forming stronger connections with customers and patients, unlocking creativity and elevating their business," Axelrad said.

Vial Adds Dr. Veeral Sheth to Ophthalmology CRO Scientific Advisory Board

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Tuesday, January 3, 2023 12:15 AM SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—Vial, a global tech-enabled contract research organization (CRO) providing next-generation clinical trial management services, announced the addition of Veeral Sheth, MD, MBA, to Vial's scientific advisory board.

Eye Protection Via Rx Safety Programs Allows ECPs to Make a Difference

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Friday, December 30, 2022 12:18 AM Thousands of eye injuries happen every day, spanning accidents at home, in amateur or professional sports or in the workplace. In fact, Prevent Blindness estimates that eye injuries in the workplace are very common.