Essilor-Luxottica discussion on the Power Hour

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Guest: Dr. Howard Purcell

Reuters news and other historically reliable news sources recently reported a proposed merger between Essilor and Luxottica.  Howard Purcell, O.D., F.A.A.O., DIPL., Senior Vice President of Customer Development at Essilor, joins a special news breaking edition of the Power Hour.  Callers speak to Howard and learn about how this breaking news will affect the industry.

Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017


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Competitor. Period.
Large business goals are not small business goals.
Our business will be increasingly focused on the intimate.
Large, by definition is not.
Brands create a consumer connection. That's good. But not at small optical's connection to the consumer.
In the past, premium products meant higher priced/more profit.
In the future, for whom?
There is absolutely no way that E&L goals are ours.


Currently, Safilo is Vision Source's preferred Vendor. With Vision Source/Essilor now tied to Luxottica, what does this mean for Vision Source doctors?

Listening to merger details

Status update from Howard

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