Fall Vision Pack Promotion

Menicon-LogoOnly a few days are remaining to benefit from Menicon America’s SOLOCARE AQUA Fall promotion. Clients who purchase one case (12 units) of SOLOCARE 2 x 360 ml will qualify to receive one case of SOLOCARE 2 x 360 ml at no charge. The “Buy One, Get One” program is being offered through November 30, 2014.

Orders should be placed through Aurium Pharma by phone at 1 877-728-7486, by fax at 905 669-0781 or by email at solocare@aurium.ca.

SOLOCARE AQUA has a proven track record of providing all-day lens wearing comfort and protection. Its unique chemical structure selectively attacks the cell walls of microorganisms to throroughly clean and disinfect.

SOLOCARE AQUA also contains two key comfort ingredients: Provitamin B5 (dexpanthenol) which surrounds the lens and adds moisture, and Sorbitol, which absorbs and binds moisture to the lens. Together, these agents lock in moisture to improve hydration for optimized comfort.

Valeant to Acquire Bausch + Lomb for $8.7 Billion

The Montreal-area company Valeant Pharmaceuticals International and Bausch + Lomb Holdings Incorporated, the global eye health company, announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Valeant will acquire Bausch + Lomb for $8.7 billion in cash.

Under terms of the agreement, which was unanimously approved by the board of directors of both companies, Valeant will pay aggregate consideration of $8.7 billion in cash, of which approximately $4.5 billion will go to an investor group led by Warburg Pincus and approximately $4.2 billion will be used to repay Bausch + Lomb’s outstanding debt. Valeant expects to achieve at least $800 million in annual cost savings by end of 2014. Bausch + Lomb’s expects to have revenues of approximately $3.3 billion and adjusted EBITDA in 2013 of approximately $720 million. The transaction is expected to be immediately accretive to Valeant’s cash earnings per share.

The transaction will be financed with debt and approximately $1.5 – $2.0 billion of new equity. Valeant has secured fully committed debt financing for the transaction from Goldman Sachs Bank USA.

Bausch + Lomb will retain its name and become a division of Valeant. Valeant’s existing ophthalmology businesses will be integrated into the Bausch + Lomb division, creating a global eye health platform with estimated pro forma 2013 net revenue of more than $3.5 billion.

Valeant’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, J. Michael Pearson, said, “We are excited to announce the acquisition of Bausch + Lomb, which will transform Valeant into a global leader in eye health by significantly strengthening our capabilities in ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, contact lenses and lens care products, and ophthalmic surgical devices and instruments. Bausch + Lomb’s world-renowned brand, comprehensive portfolio of leading eye care products, and promising late stage pipeline are an ideal strategic fit for our current ophthalmology business and we are strongly committed to continuing to build a sustainable eye health business. With this transaction, Valeant will be a worldwide leader in both dermatology and eye health.”

Bausch + Lomb’s Chief Executive Officer, Brent Saunders, said, “Bausch + Lomb has undergone a profound transformation over the last few years. We introduced innovative new products for patients; built a robust pipeline; expanded into new markets; and strengthened our relationships with eye care professionals around the world. Our companies have a shared commitment to providing innovative and high quality products and exceptional service to customers. I am confident that under their stewardship, the Bausch + Lomb brand will continue to stand for excellence and innovation in eye health.”

The transaction, which is expected to close in the third quarter, is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.


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With an ultra-feminine shape and a fresh and attractive appearance, Boz unveils their new fashionable creation – Trendy.

The fine metal is worked by photoengraving and then tinted with two colours before being fused with multicoloured patterned acetate. Trendy combines unusual materials, forms and perfectly mastered patterns.

The collection is distributed by J.F.Rey Eyewear Canada.

Dutz Launches a Collection for Kidz

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The Dutch brand Dutz, well known in Canada for its frames in flat metal and acetate, in multiple lively colours and original forms, took advantage of Silmo last October, to launch a collection of frames for children, Dutz Kidz.

This collection distributed by Audace Lunettes consists of about 10 models in flat, hypoallergenic metal, with temples featuring hinges flex. In this new kids’ line we find the style that made Dutz frames successful, including both plain and original colours. The size of the models ranges from 40 to 45, and temple tips allow a good adjustment, as well as a good fit on children’s faces. Frames come with a fabric case and a two-year warranty against manufacturing defects.

There’s no doubt that this original line will be enjoyed by children, while their parents will appreciate their excellent value.

Ogi Eyewear Unveils Innovative Collection Evo – Tec

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Ogi Eyewear launches Evo – Tec, a new sophisticated eyewear collection for the modern male. Ogi believes this revolutionary new product is the future for men’s eyewear, typically the most overlooked category in the market place. Constructed of exceptionally lightweight new material (Ultem), these Evo-Tec designs merge the soft appearance of plastic with the thickness and lightweight aspects of titanium.

“This innovative material offers the customer a truly unique futuristic eyewear experience,” says Ogi Vice-President of Global Sales Joe Tallier. “The fit and comfort, along with the fine craftsmanship you’ve come to expect from Ogi, is like nothing you’ve ever experienced.”

The Evo –Tec collection debuts in five styles each available in four different colour combinations.

Soft lines and smooth curves give the 4801’s classic model a sleek persona. Designed with revolutionary Ultem material, the rectangle shape frame offers impeccable comfort and durability, while never sacrificing style. A matte finish with colour combinations such as tortoise, green demi and blue demi, this Evo –Tec design presents a modern sophistication.

“Ogi feels men are consistently neglected in the marketplace. In 2013, we will be focusing on men’s eyewear beginning with the Evo – Tec collection. We believe the modern man will embrace this new lightweight revolutionary material, and find it to be a great addition to his wardrobe,” adds Joe Tallier.

Match Canada and Optiq Launch New Products for Three Collections

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Match Canada and Optiq are on trend for Spring 2013 with the introduction of new styles for the Adrienne Vittadini, Danny Gokey Eyewear and Helium Paris collections. 

New frames from the Adrienne Vittadini collection embody the hottest runway forecasts for eyewear, including richly textured and gracefully detailed coloured metallics in neutrals and pastels, and geometric plastics with vibrantly hued accents and exquisite embellishments. This refined and distinctive sophistication is in keeping with the Adrienne Vittadini brand identity of easy elegance and accessibly luxury.  Four ophthalmic frames and one sunglass model are included in the release.

Danny Gokey Eyewear is adding four new styles to this classic, contemporary collection from the Amercian Idol finalist. Square shapes, coloured metals, dynamically textured plastics in marble and tortoise, and cool, subtle accents are retro yet fashion forward, in full cohesion with the modern bohemian rock vibe of the Danny Gokey Eyewear brand. 

Spring 2013 eyewear trends are seamlessly incorporated into the chic and bold edge that defines the entire Helium Paris collection. Essential Spring trends, including refined geometric shaping, intricate metallic textures, preppy accents, and marble and tortoise patterns in warm neutrals and vivid pastels are all evident in the new Helium Paris looks. Included in the launch are one unisex, three women’s, and two men’s frames.   

Match Canada and Optiq will feature the recently released styles in 2013 marketing efforts, including the brand images utilized for integrated media campaigns and POP materials. 

With a wide portfolio of brands to appeal to virtually every demographic group, the Match Canada and Optiq mission is to deliver superior eyewear lines with style, diversity, and craftsmanship that surpass the highest industry standards.

New Polarized Lenses from Rodenstock

New Polarized Lenses from Rodenstock

RodenstockCanadais pleased to announce the launch of polarized lenses in the freeform MyView and PureLife Free families of lenses.

Polarizing filters minimize glare and reflections as they appear on smooth horizontal surfaces such as water or roads. New MyView and PureLife Free polarized lenses reduce this glare by 99% so that dazzling light reflections are no longer bright and irritating. With these lenses blocking 100% of the UV radiation, polarized lenses from Rodenstock give patients a healthy visual option as well.

Rodenstock Polarized lenses are the ideal choice for all patients that love outdoor activities or who are light-sensitive. Polarized materials are available in MyView freeform progressive or single vision and in PureLife Free progressive, in 1.5 index grey 85%, or brown 85%. Rodenstock is using a large de-centered blank to allow for use in many of the larger frames that are popular today.

Silmo d’Or for Milky

Silmo d’Or for Milky

Little Paul & Joe won the Silmo d’Or 2012 in the “Children” category for their Milky model, a sweet and poetic ophthalmic frame. Featuring a double acetate treatment of horn outside and blue butterfly print inside, this vintage style combines elegant design with freshness.

The rectangular-shaped model is emphasized by a flexible hinge and a low bridge specially designed for the six to twelve years old.

Little Paul & Joe eyewear is distributed inCanadaby Prisme Optical Group.

Light and outstanding

Light and outstanding

The new Tedy, Tilo and Tofy stainless steel glasses from Sven Götti are thin and discrete. The Swiss designer combines contemporary shapes with a saddle bridge and the innovative 360º rotating Spin&Stow temples.

Anyone who wears a pair of these glasses can enjoy their practical features along with the sophisticated workmanship and cutting edge design. The ergonomic saddle bridge keeps the glasses in place, even when worn for a long time.

Models are available in black, light green, orange, violet, silver matte and gold matte.

Myoptix Unveils Life Italia Autumn 2012 Collection

Myoptix Unveils Life Italia Autumn 2012 Collection

Boutique wholesaler Myoptix introduces 18 new Life Italia and Life design models this month, complimenting their over 70 models already available inCanada. The new models continue to surprise consumers with “stunning” colours and textures. From classic to vintage, Life offers very competitively-priced frames for men, women and teens including a sunglasses Rx-ready range.

“Myoptix is Canada’s only inexpensive boutique wholesaler, offering cutting edge looks at desirable price points, thus allowing its retailers a competitive advantage,” says Myoptix PresidentMarc Todes.

Crystalcolours and rich blends continue to set this brand apart using the latest technology, TR-90 and multiple coloured cellulose acetate. Leopard skin blends, forest green shades with electric turquoise will illuminate your boards and give them some energy to ride out the winter months.