Breaking News! Essilor Buys FGX International For $565 Million

FGX Int’l to be acquired by Essilor for $565M FGX International Holdings Ltd., which designs reading glasses and sunglasses, said Wednesday that it has agreed to be purchased by Essilor International for about $465 million. The two companies value the deal at approximately $565 million including FGX’s debt. FGX shareholders will receive $19.75 in cash […]

Tommy Hilfiger and Safilo Sign Multi-Year Global Eyewear Licensing Agreement

Tommy Hilfger and Safilo Group have announced a licensing agreement with Tommy Hilfiger Group throught 2015 The two companies have signed a global license agreement valid until 2015 for the design, development, production and distribution of the Tommy Hilfiger optical and sunglass collections Safilo Group, world leader in the premium eyewear sector, announces a global licensing agreement with […]

Bausch and Lomb Earns Energy Star Rating

Bausch & Lomb’s (B&L) World Headquarters in Rochester, N.Y., has earned the Energy Star rating for energy efficiency from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). Commercial buildings earning an Energy Star rating use an average of 40% less energy than typical buildings and release 35% less carbon into the atmosphere. The USEPA awards Energy Star […]

Deadline Approaches To Use Flex Spending Accounts

The guy in front of you at the drugstore is buying a case of ibuprofen, it’s probably not because he’s suffering from the mother of all hangovers. More likely, he’s racing to use what’s left in his health care flexible savings account before year’s end. Flexible spending accounts let workers contribute pretax dollars to pay […]

Breaking News-Eschenbach and Tura To Merge

Tura and Eschenbach Group to Merge The Eschenbach Group has aquired Tura, an US based eyewear supplier as of November 30, 2009. Tura founded over 70 years ago is known for their Lulu Guinness, Ted Baker London, Tourneau and Goldfish eyewear brands. Eschenbach distributed under the name BBH Eyewear carries the brands, Titanflex, Humphrey’s, Brendel, […]

Michael Daley Named President of Healthy Eyes For Life Foundation

Alexandria, VA (November 19, 2009) – The Healthy Eyes for Life Foundation is pleased to announce that effective December 1, 2009, R. Michael Daley will serve as president of the organization. In this new role, Daley will follow the direction of the board of directors and the officers of the association in conducting the business […]

Al Gleek Joins SwitchVision

Al Gleek Joins SWITCH VISION ™ To Advance SWITCH VISION™ Rx LAB FAIRFIELD, NJ, November 2009 – Al Gleek, President of AG Vision Consulting LLC, has joined Switch Vision™ in an advisory capacity to assist in the advancement of the Switch Vision™  Prescription Sun program. “Al Gleek brings significant experience, knowledge and expertise in sunglass lens […]