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Glimpses 3M COMPLETES SALE OF SAFETY PRESCRIPTION EYEWEAR BUSINESS 3M has announced its completion of the sale of its safety prescription eyewear business to HOYA Vision Care. The safety prescription eyewear business provides a comprehensive line of frames, prescription lenses and premium coating options in a custom-made solution. The business has annual global sales of approximately $45 million. NEW OPTOMETRIC RESIDENCIES AT U OF W Two new optometric residencies have been added to those offered by the School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo. They are Ocular Disease and Glaucoma and Sports Vision and Vision Therapy, which are added to the offering of Cornea and Contact Lens, Pediatrics and Vision Therapy and Low Vision Rehabilitation, bringing the total residencies offered to five. The inclusion of an Ocular Disease residency is an important step, due to the increased scope and responsibility of optometry in this respect. The Sports Vision and Vision therapy is a new venture, as it takes place at an affiliated site in Calgary. This is the first residency that is based totally at an affiliated site, although close contact with the school is maintained. This residency opens up the possibility of a far greater number of residency offerings than can be offered within the school itself. NEW BOARD MEMBERS FOR THE VISION COUNCIL The Vision Council elected its 2017 officers and board of directors at the Executive Summit early this year at the Ritz Carlton Orlando in Grande Lakes, Florida. Mike Hundert, chief executive officer and chief creative officer of De Rigo Rem has been elected as the new chairman of the board, while Ken Bradley of Eschenbach Optik is the new vice-chairman, Robert Liener of A&A Optical is secretary/treasurer and Marty Bassett of Walman Optical is the immediate past chairman. Also elected were directors-at-large Kurt Atchison of Schneider Optical Machines, Henri Blomqvist of Safilo, Rick Tinson of Hoya and Fabrizio Uguzzoni of Luxottica Wholesale, each selected for an initial two-year term, as well as Bob Colucci of Essilor and Glenn Rusk of Kering Eyewear, each selected for a second two-year term. The complete roster for the 2017 Board of Directors can be found online at thevisioncouncil.org. Optical Prism | April 2017 45