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Ron Walker Joins Innovega

He was the former AllAboutVision.com publisher.

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(PRESS RELEASE) BELLEVUE, WA — Innovega Inc. announced the addition of longtime eye care publisher Ron Walker to its team. He joins the many ophthalmic and consumer electronics industry veterans who serve on the Innovega team and its Scientific and Business Advisory Boards.

“Ron brings much needed experience and talent to Innovega,” said Steve Willey, Innovega co-founder, president and CEO. “His expertise in publishing, social media management, digital media and public relations outreach to consumers and eye care practitioners will strengthen our ability to communicate our value in the emerging field of extended reality.”

In 1999, Mr. Walker co-founded AllAboutVision.com, a website educating consumers about eye health and vision correction, and served as its publisher for 18 years. From 1985 to 1992, he was publisher of the clinical magazine Contact Lens Spectrum and a partner in Viscom Publications, which also published Eyecare Business. In 1997, Mr. Walker co-founded Contact Lenses Today, the first email newsletter for eye care professionals, in partnership with Dr. Joseph Barr and Contact Lens Spectrum. He began his career in 1977 with an advertising and PR firm specializing in retail optical, and also held editorial and sales positions with Optometric Management, Ophthalmology Management and Contact Lens Forum magazines.

Mr. Walker serves on the U.S. Advisory Committee of Optometry Giving Sight and assists the Contact Lens Manufacturers Association with various online educational efforts.

Mr. Willey added, “Ron joins us at an important time in our company history as we launch our SeedInvest crowdfunding campaign to raise the funding needed to complete the required FDA clinical investigations for our eMaculaTM and iOptik contact lenses.”

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Sales of Sun Lenses Are Up, According to Data from ABB Optical Group’s Digital Eye Lab Network

Company releases new statistics ahead of National Sunglasses Day on June 27.

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(PRESS RELEASE) CORAL SPRINGS, FL – ABB Optical Group, released market data from its Digital Eye Lab (DEL) Network division showing significant year-over-year growth in the sale of prescription sun lenses.

DEL Network’s data shows that orders were up 25 percent in 2018 over 2017. In breaking down all orders placed in 2018, the data also showed a year-over-year increase of 30 percent for mirrored lenses, 30 percent for photochromic lenses, and 20 percent for polarized lenses.

Just in time for National Sunglasses Day on June 27, DEL Network also identified silver, blue and gold, respectively, as the three most popular colors ordered in polarized mirrored lenses.

“Since 2017, our portfolio of Digital Mirror Solutions has allowed ECPs to expand their lens offerings to meet the growing patient demand for this trending, colorful look,” said DEL Network Managing Director Scott Pearl. “With the kick-off of summer right around the corner, now is an opportune time for ECPs to be discussing the importance of sun wear with their patients and offering them a variety of sun wear to meet their needs, lifestyles and budgets.”

For more information about DEL Network’s products and services, visit DigitalEyeLab.com.

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Coburn Technologies’ Velocity Spin Coater Wins Award for Best Value Enhancer

It’s one of 17 awards given annually.

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(PRESS RELEASE) SOUTH WINDSOR, CT – Coburn Technologies, Inc. announces that its Velocity Spin Coater has been named “Best Value Enhancer (Lab)” by the CiO VisionPlus Awards.

“We are thrilled and honored to receive this award for our Velocity Coater, especially considering our focus on developing innovative technology for the laboratory market. The Velocity Coater has become the market’s preferred spin coating system, optimizing the yield in many of the world’s largest labs,” stated Alex Incera, president of Coburn Technologies.

This award is one of 17 awards given annually by the Cairo International Optical Fair’s VisionPlus Awards, landing in the Instruments & Equipment category. Nominations criteria for “Best Value Enhancer (Lab)” include utility, value enhancement, innovation and technology.

The Velocity Optical Lens Spin Coater is a fully automated industrial hard coating system that conveniently transports lenses utilizing a job tray, beginning the process with a multi-stage pre-cleaning system, followed by a secondary cleaning system, coating and curing, and finally returning the lens to the job tray. Velocity is also available in a stand-alone, manual version.

For additional information about Coburn Technologies and the Velocity Optical Lens Spin Coater, visit www.coburntechnologies.com or call 1-800-COBURN-1.

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Marcolin Group Renews Licensing Agreement with Harley-Davidson

It has been extended through Dec. 31, 2021.

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(PRESS RELEASE) LONGARONE BL — Marcolin Group announced the renewal of the licensing agreement for the design, manufacturing and worldwide distribution of sunglasses and eyeglasses for Harley-Davidson Motor Co.

The agreement for Marcolin Group to produce Harley-Davidson branded eyewear for men, women and kids has been extended through Dec. 31, 2021.

Marcolin Group remains committed to faithfully incorporating the Harley-Davidson brand’s heritage into every frame produced with subtle call-outs to those same handcrafted parts that make Harley-Davidson motorcycles an enduring fixture on the world’s highways.

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