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    Transitions

    Did I hear correctly or is this old news now....

    Essilor just bought the remaining 51% of Transitions company for over a 1 Billion cash deal......

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    yes, and yes. announced a few weeks ago.

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    Does anyone know if this will affect getting transitions on non essilor products. Like how crizal can only go on essilor products for instance

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    There's been some speculation that you wont be able to get it on Hoya or Zeiss products, but i don't think we'll know for a bit.

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    They aren't THAT stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by optical24/7 View Post
    They aren't THAT stupid.
    i hope not! although i could see them charging a p[premium for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flux3r View Post
    i hope not! although i could see them charging a p[premium for it.
    Given the price that Essilor (over) paid, it will have to go up in price.
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    I agree, they aren't that stupid. It would start an anti-competition lawsuit to rival the breakup of Ma Bell and AT&T.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flux3r View Post
    There's been some speculation that you wont be able to get it on Hoya or Zeiss products, but i don't think we'll know for a bit.
    It's already known that the combination of Hoya or Zeiss lenses with Crizal is verboten. I assume that this is a deal that has been a long time in the making; I know Zeiss has their own photochromic and I speculate that other lens companies will follow suit.

    Quote Originally Posted by optical24/7 View Post
    They aren't THAT stupid.
    I truly think they are. The Big E is already tightening the noose regarding EyeMed and Big E owned labs, it will be a slow boil and we are the (quasi) unsuspecting frog in the pot.
    "Strictly speaking, there are no enlightened beings; only enlightened activity." -Shunryu Suzuki

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCspecs View Post
    I truly think they are. The Big E is already tightening the noose regarding EyeMed and Big E owned labs, it will be a slow boil and we are the (quasi) unsuspecting frog in the pot.
    How so??? If you don't use Essilor and/or if you chose not to take EyeMed?
    You could still take EyeMed and ONLY send Essilor their EyeMed jobs and they still wouldn't have much power in your optical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David_Garza View Post
    How so??? If you don't use Essilor and/or if you chose not to take EyeMed?
    You could still take EyeMed and ONLY send Essilor their EyeMed jobs and they still wouldn't have much power in your optical.
    That is certainly an option, and a good one. But you still need to be very careful with all your purchasing decisions. It's very easy to feed the beast without even knowing it.

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    The beast needs food to survive! Otherwise it could bite you ...:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LENNY View Post
    The beast needs food to survive! Otherwise it could bite you ...:)
    If the beast has no food, it will starve in your part of the forest and perhaps, return to its home.

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    Next step is Younger, that's if it did not happen yet....

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    Quote Originally Posted by LENNY View Post
    Next step is Younger, that's if it did not happen yet....
    I wouldn't hold my breath on that one Lenny...

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    Listen to this one. "Million Dollar Man" is code word for Essilor.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vm4TG56KGZ4

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    Quote Originally Posted by CEO View Post
    I wouldn't hold my breath on that one Lenny...
    please don't sell out to essilor...

    by the way, is it true younger part owns IOT?

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    Very soon Younger either be sold to Essilor or have no market share.....
    Too bad I like Image, but if Naturals transitions are much cheaper, guess what....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert_S View Post
    please don't sell out to essilor...

    by the way, is it true younger part owns IOT?
    Yes, Younger is the majority owner of IOT. They are really an amazing group of people.

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    Cool. Would you mind if i pm'd you a couple of questions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CEO View Post
    I wouldn't hold my breath on that one Lenny...
    Thank you David!

    Can you tell us why?

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    Because I like serving my customers as an independent company.
    i have the best job in the world.
    Last edited by CEO; 09-08-2013 at 12:07 AM.

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    Thank you David!

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