September 9, 2017|


The Color Formerly Known as Purple

NEW YORK—What’s your favorite color? This is a question we’ve all answered at one time or another. And if we’re taking guesses, for New Yorkers it’s most likely 50 shades of black and for me, it’s always been pink. While colors can be a vehicle for self-expression and conveying emotion, how many of us can truly say we have a “signature” color? The artist formerly known as Prince—that’s who. The Pantone Color Institute solidified that for the iconic musician and artist with the creation of his custom color, Love Symbol #2.
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3D-print lenses, post-Hurricane Harvey support, new Novartis CEO, VSPOne transfers ownership, new president for Essilor Canada, and faulty eclipse glasses lawsuit all topped this week’s VMail news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

IFB Solutions Will Be First to 3D-Print Lenses, Using Luxexcel’s Platform

Optical Community Maintains Strong Support Post Hurricane Harvey

Novartis Chief Executive Jimenez to Retire in 2018, Narasimhan Named Successor

VSPOne Los Angeles Transfers Majority Ownership to Simplify Optics

Essilor Canada Names Barbara Piper as President

S.C. Couple Files Lawsuit Against Amazon Over Defective Eclipse Glasses

Costa Expands Its ‘Tribal’ Reach

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—There’s tidal change underway at Costa. Securing its original core and dedicated group of fisherman and angler fans for its polarized sunwear through extensive “community” building, Costa has been in expansion mode on many fronts, including a concerted push into the optical space. Vision Monday recently sat down With Costa CEO Holly Rush to discuss the company’s “tribal” reach via new products, programs and Social Purpose.
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Diana Hall, president of Bard Optical, takes the first call from a donor during the
Central Illinois Cares Telethon for hurricane relief earlier this week.

Iconic eyewear retailer, l.a. Eyeworks is celebrating its 38th anniversary. To kick off the festivities, the company is hosting a series of special events and promotions today at its retail stores in Hollywood, Calif. Today’s “We Share It” comes from our Facebook page showcasing the “FACE IT!” graphic, created by L.A.-based painter, Nina Palomba, as part of an annual commission by l.a.Eyeworks of an artwork to accompany its anniversary celebrations.

Pa. Ophthalmologist Serves Up Coffee AND Eyecare

RICHBORO, Pa.—Dr. Scott Zeigen, MD, FAAO, has always been a bit of a self-starter. He’s been running his own ophthalmology practice, Richmond Eye Care, since 1990 and just a few years later, started a company called medDB, LLC to design and sell software to health care professionals, especially those in the optical industry. Given his entrepreneurial habits, it’s no surprise that Zeigen has started yet another business, however, it is unique that he’s drifted from the eyecare industry and opened up a classic coffee shop a few doors down from his practice.
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