Thai Optical Group Releases 2018 Results, Restructures Management Team and Plans to Expand U.S. Customer Base

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Friday, February 15, 2019 12:24 AM BANGKOK—Thai Optical Group announced its 2018 results, a restructuring of its management team and efforts to expand its customer base with a focus on the U.S. and the European Union.

Coburn Promotes David Kilfoil to Marketing Manager

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Thursday, February 14, 2019 12:21 AM SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn.—Coburn Technologies has named David Kilfoil as its marketing manager. Kilfoil has served as the company’s marketing specialist for the past three years. He has been responsible for management of the domestic trade show and exhibition schedule, as well as the coordination of digital and traditional marketing communication covering all areas of the business. “It is a pleasure to promote David to this new role as our marketing manager. It is a well-deserved promotion as he has shown great dedication to the Coburn business during his time with us thus far, and we are excited to see where he will take us in this new role,” said Alex Incera, president of Coburn Technologies.

Puerto Rico Honors CooperVision for Environmental Efforts Around Water Sustainability Practices

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Thursday, February 14, 2019 12:15 AM PLEASANTON, Calif.—CooperVision’s water sustainability efforts have earned its Juana Diaz production and packaging facility in Puerto Rico the top honors from the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) for the fourth consecutive year, according to an announcement late last week. The PRASA Pre-Treatment Excellence Compliance Award recognized the company’s adherence to operating permit conditions, made possible by ongoing investment in the site’s infrastructure and training. Juana Diaz manufactures a range of CooperVision brands that are shipped worldwide, including popular Biofinity silicone hydrogel contact lenses. Since 2015, the site has reduced its water consumption by 35 percent, significantly cutting the volume of water placed into the treatment system and lowering energy use.

3 Benefits of Partnering With a Social Media Influencer

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019 2:24 PM NEW YORK—Influencer marketing is an essential method of capturing audience interest and gaining the trust of new consumers. Individuals are more likely to purchase a product or try out a new business if other people say they’ve had a good experience with the product or company, not just marketing agencies. A social media influencer acts as a trustworthy source of information to communicate your product or service to your target audience. By working with a social media influencer, you are able to speak to your consumer from their point-of-view.

Alcon Launches New North American Medical Affairs Site for ECPs and Academic Institutions

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019 1:50 PM FORT WORTH, Texas—Alcon has announced the launch of AlconScience.com, a new medical affairs website for ECPs and academic institutions in Canada and the U.S. The new site consolidates information about Alcon’s scientific, academic, and related activities into one easy access portal, and allows users to download many Alcon publications, submit grant applications for Investigator-Initiated Trials, and apply for independent medical education evaluation and educational equipment donations.

OptiExpert App from CooperVision Provides Series of Patient Communication Tools

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019 1:45 PM NEW YORK—CooperVision's OptiExpert app is a digital reference used by tens of thousands of eyecare professionals (ECPs) worldwide. Now available for the first time in the U.S. and Canada, the app provides a series of tools that aid in contact lens-related decision support and patient communication, including confidence-building multifocal and toric calculators plus oxygen profiles.

Essilor Vision Foundation Empowers Eyecare Providers to Change Lives

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Thursday, January 31, 2019 9:45 AM DALLAS—Essilor Vision Foundation is combining technology and philanthropy to help people in need get the vision care and eyeglasses they need. The non-profit recently launched Changing Life through Lenses, a first-of-its-kind charitable solution equipping eyecare providers across the U.S. with the tools they need to eliminate poor vision among the underserved in their communities.

[Partner Post] 5 Ways to Build Your Patient Base

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Thursday, January 31, 2019 9:40 AM Although your patient base will naturally grow every year, there are a few techniques for boosting growth to meet your goals. Even if your practice has been around for years, adding new patients is always top of mind. Practice growth can come in many different forms whether you’re looking to bring on new patients, strengthen existing patient loyalty, or improve your workflow to make time for a heavier patient load. The following methods both make space for new patients in your practice and help you strategize your 2019 plans.

Topcon Medical Systems, M&S Technologies Partner on Computerized Vision Testing Systems

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Thursday, January 31, 2019 9:35 AM NEW YORK—Topcon Medical Systems and M&S Technologies have entered into a partnership where M&S Technologies will exclusively provide the M&S Smart System software to Topcon Medical Systems for incorporation into the Topcon CV-5000S Automated Vision Tester.

Essilor Names Christophe Perreault as President of its Canada Business

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019 12:27 AM MONTREAL—Essilor Canada announced that Christophe Perreault has been appointed as president, effective immediately. Perreault previously served as chief financial officer of Essilor Canada and has held several leadership positions within Essilor International throughout his eight-year tenure with the company. “Christophe was an obvious choice to lead Essilor Canada, bringing both a deep strategic understanding of our company and our operations, a sound financial background, as well as an unwavering commitment to Essilor’s mission of improving lives by improving sight,” said John Carrier, chief operating officer, Essilor International.

Ocutrx Vision Technologies Names Dr. Linda Lam as Chief Scientific and Strategy Officer

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019 12:15 AM IRVINE, Calif.—Ocutrx Vision Technologies, a California-based developer of augmented reality (AR) glasses, has named Dr. Linda Lam, MD, MBA, to the company’s executive management team in the role of chief scientific and strategy officer. Currently an associate professor of ophthalmology and vice chair of Satellite Clinical Affairs at the USC Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Lam will lead the development and oversight of the scientific, technological and research operations currently underway at Ocutrx, according to an announcement last week.

Firm Sets Sealed-Bid Auction of Frameri’s Patent and Trademark Portfolio

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Thursday, January 17, 2019 12:18 AM SAN DIEGO—Heritage Global Patents & Trademarks has been appointed to auction the intellectual property of Frameri Inc., according to an announcement by the liquidation company on Tuesday. The intellectual property portfolio to be sold consists of granted patents, patent applications and trademarks and will be sold as one auction lot to the highest bidder. The deadline for submitting bids is Feb. 21, according to the announcement. The auction details are available here.  Frameri, which was launched in Cincinnati in 2014, was featured on the television show “Shark Tank” in 2015 for its innovative interchangeable frames and lens system.

Presbia Achieves ISO Medical Device Quality Milestone

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019 12:15 AM DUBLIN—Presbia PLC (NASDAQ:LENS), an ophthalmic device company and leader in near-vision restoration, achieved a major milestone toward complying with the revised ISO (International Standards Organization) 13485:2016 by successfully completing the ISO 13485:2016 audit with no major findings. This was an essential step in recertifying under the ISO standard with annual surveillance audits for the next two years. The renewal of the company’s CE Mark has been completed and is valid through 2022. Notified Body NSAI (National Standards Authority of Ireland) conducted the audit.

VM Global Leadership Summit 'Decoding the Consumer' Program Expands With Experts in AI Enterprise and Blockchain

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Monday, January 14, 2019 12:24 AM NEW YORK—The speaker roster is expanding for the upcoming Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit, "Decoding the Consumer: The New Science of Customer Behavior." Experts in new retail and health care technologies have joined the day-long exclusive program, which will be held here on March 20 at The Times Center. In the emerging category of using AI technology to build out knowledge of the customer and help create new and improved experiences, Justine Santa Cruz, SVP of enterprise & retail at Satisfi Labs joins the program. She is responsible for forging new partnerships with major brands, retailers and enterprise organizations to build automated solutions on the Satisfi Labs platform. Satisfi, an intelligent Answer Engine, uses internal data, customer input and product information to automate voice and text conversations between brands and their customers.

Atlantic Street Capital Forms Advancing Eyecare to Combine Marco Ophthalmic and Lombart

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Friday, January 11, 2019 11:05 AM STAMFORD, Conn.—Atlantic Street Capital is forming Advancing Eyecare Holdings to bring together its portfolio company Lombart Instrument with Marco Ophthalmic Inc.