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Safilo Unveils Newly Renovated Optical Collection, Reinforcing Its Design Heritage

PADUA, Italy—Safilo Group unveils a completely renovated optical collection, redesigned with a new concept and positioning while reinforcing the company’s technical and aesthetic heritage. The collection will be available in select optical stores this fall. This new Safilo collection builds on the company’s heritage of technical and aesthetic content with a new range of optical frames which celebrate superior design, functional innovation and “Made in Italy” know-how that the brand is recognized for. The Safilo optical frames which speak to a “demanding and educated consumer” and celebrate the Italian DNA of the brand includes a balance of mixed styles in…


James Mazzo to Head Zeiss Meditec’s Newly Consolidated Ophthalmology Unit

James Mazzo.​ JENA, Germany—James Mazzo will join Carl Zeiss Meditec as global president of ophthalmology with responsibility for the company’s new strategic business unit ophthalmology as well as Carl Zeiss Meditec’s U.S. sales and service center. A prominent industry executive, Mazzo has over 35 years of ophthalmic experience. He most recently served as executive chair and CEO of Acufocus (see related article below). Prior to that, Mazzo spent over 20 years leading Allergan’s North American and European eyecare organizations. He led the public spin-off of AMO as chairman/CEO, building that organization into a leading company in refractive, cataract and eyecare…


Myopia Affects 450 Million in China, Newly Released White Paper Says

Kristan Gross of the Vision Impact Institute speaking at the China National Vision Health Symposium this week in Beijing.​ BEIJING—Researchers in China released the first domestic white paper on vision health this week at the China National Vision Health Symposium. The event was held here at the National School of Development at Peking University. Released just prior to China’s National Sight Day on June 6, the National Vision Care Report offered a comprehensive outlook on the Chinese population’s visual health from an economic, public policy and medical perspective. Participants in the symposium included government officials from the National Health and…