The latest news and analysis about legal developments, policy makers and associations.
Environmental sustainability and the eye care industry
Ann Blackmore, a policy and regulatory consultant who has worked for over nine years in the optical sector, considers what concerns around environmental sustainability could mean for the eye care industry and outlines some of the drivers for change.
Understanding the GPSR and what it could mean for EU businesses
Have you heard of the GPSR and do you know what it means for businesses in the EU? We explain the main points every brand needs to know
German industry association calls for urgent measures to protect SMEs
In a direct address to its national government, German industry association Spectaris is calling for the rapid implementation of a multi-point program to secure the future of healthcare industries in Germany, particularly for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that are most exposed to the current economic crisis.
Essilor and EssilorLuxottica fined €81 m by French market watchdog, will appeal
L’Autorité de la Concurrence (AC), the French competition authority, has announced yesterday that it was handing a total of €81 million in fines to Essilor International and its parent company EssilorLuxottica for discriminatory practices between April 2009 and December 2020 in France. The Italo-French group immediately replied that it would ...
ECOO addresses myopia management and digital eye care
The European Council of Optometry and Optics (ECOO), the umbrella organization for 21 eye care professionals’ (ECPs) national associations, has addressed two currently hot industry topics in a position paper on myopia management and a statement on the digital future of eye health care services.