Eye Health

Main Street Capital Partners With I-deal Optics

Michael Feldman, I-deal Optics CEO and president.​ TROY, Mich.—I-deal Optics, a leading wholesale distributor of high margin eyewear and sunwear, has announced that Main Street Capital Holdings, LLC has partnered with the company. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. In its announcement, I-deal said its entire management team remains in place, as owners and their roles within the company will be the same. All inside employees and sales representatives’ positions remained unchanged. Michael Feldman, I-deal Optics CEO and president, said “What a great opportunity for the company to be able to partner with Main Street Capital Holdings. Our vision…


Vision Source and Health Council of East Central Florida Sign New Relationship

KINGWOOD, Texas—Vision Source has entered into a relationship with The Health Council of East Central Florida which serves all organizations in the four-county region of Brevard, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. This non-profit health care planning agency provides research, education and program support to improve health care delivery and outcomes. The relationship is designed to provide more opportunities for shaping integrated health care delivery systems with the goal of providing access to quality and efficient health care services at affordable prices, Vision Source said. Jim Greenwood, president and CEO of Vision Source, commented, “Vision Source is committed to ensuring the…


Eyewear Designers of the Council of Fashion Designers of America to Present Panel Discussion at Vision Expo

Some of the initial members of the edCFDA are (l to r) Christian Roth, Selima Salaun, Robert Marc, Larry Leight, Gai Gherardi, Shane Baum and Blake Kuwahara.​ LAS VEGAS—Following a successful debut at International Vision Expo East, the Eyewear Designers of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (edCFDA) will gather here at Vision Expo West for a high-end designer panel discussion on Sept. 18. “The optical industry continues to face shifting waves of consolidation and expansion,” said James Spina, editor 20/20 and moderator of the panel. “I’m pleased to lead a conversation that focuses on the inner thoughts of…


20/20 Vision Center Acquires Eyelogic Assets

GARDEN CITY, N.Y.—20/20 Vision Center, a provider of remote eye exam systems, recently purchased the worldwide assets of Eyelogic Systems (CNSX: EYE.A), a Calgary, Alberta-based company that develops automated refraction systems, for $521,956 USD. The agreement, which includes Eyelogic’s intellectual property rights, transfers all of Eyelogic’s title and rights to its’ proprietary software code, U.S. customer list, U.S. patent and other intellectual property to 20/20. Concurrent with the asset sale, Eyelogic obtains an exclusive and perpetual license from 20/20 for the Canadian market. Eyelogic will continue all of its’ normal operations of manufacturing, selling, renting and servicing the Eyelogic System…


Essilor Acquires Professional Eyecare Resource Co-operative PERC & IVA

DALLAS—Essilor of America, a division of Essilor International (Reuters: ESSI.PA), which recently entered the ECP alliance sector in the U.S., is expanding its presence with the acquisition of a majority interest in Professional Eyecare Resource Co-Operative (PERC) and Infinity Vision Alliance (IVA). The deal was announced today, the financial details were undisclosed. The move is Essilor’s second acquisition of a major independent ECP alliance in the last few months, following its purchase of Vision Source, the country’s largest alliance, which was announced in July of this year as previously reported and closed in late September. PERC/IVA is a group purchasing…