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Pearle Vision Cuts Ribbon to Unveil New Prototype Store Design

LYNDHURST, Ohio— Pearle Vision held a ribbon-cutting ceremony here yesterday to unveil its new prototype store design. A division of Luxottica Retail (NYSE: LUX), Pearle Vision opened its completely redesigned neighborhood eyecare center about 250 miles from its headquarters in Mason, Ohio. It features a completely transformed floor plan with modernized displays and signage with

Jewish Guild Healthcare and Lighthouse International Plan to Merge

NEW YORK— Jewish Guild Healthcare and Lighthouse International, two respected not-for-profit vision care organizations, announced Monday that they plan to join forces and operate as one organization under the new name Lighthouse Guild International. In a joint statement, the two organizations said the merger will enable them to offer “the broadest array and most comprehensive

Optical Business Barometer Shows Slight Rise in ECP Ratings for August 2013

NEW YORK—The latest Optical Business Barometer (OBB), rating independent ECPs’ attitudes toward current and future optical business as sourced from Jobson Optical Research, has risen to a 3.72 for August 2013. This compares to a July rating of 3.63, showing increase since that time.   The average of the overall optical ratings for the period