The European Hard Resin Institute, known as EHRI, has changed its name to the European Vision Association, or EVA, following a general assembly in June, with the aim of enlarging its reach and improving the quality of its products and services. The EVA has chosen Norbert Couget as its new president, replacing Hans Kujper of Great Lakes. Couget is managing director of Groupe Couget Optical, a French company which specializes in equipment for coating ophthalmic, with exports representing 80-90 percent of its business. EVA intends to organize seminars and meetings, and to gather information by interacting with optical schools, ophthalmologists, opticians and optical chains.