Friday, October 21, 2016 5:10 AM
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—ABB Optical Group
, a leading distributor of optical products, is acquiring Diversified Ophthalmics
, Inc., a privately held company based in Cincinnati, Ohio and its partner company MidSouth Premier Ophthalmics, based in Brentwood, Tenn.
Friday, October 21, 2016 12:27 AM
which developed the first online refractive eye exam, stepped up its battle to offer online exams in South Carolina by filing a lawsuit Thursday in state court against the state’s Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation and Board of Medical Examiners.
Friday, October 21, 2016 12:21 AM
NEW YORK—Smart Vision Labs
is expanding its reach into California through a new partnership with Devlyn Optical
, a multinational optical retailer.
Friday, October 21, 2016 12:18 AM
MONTREAL—New Look Vision Group
(TSX:BCI) said it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Visions One Hour Optical Ltd., which operates principally under the Visions Optical
banner in local communities across British Columbia.
Friday, October 21, 2016 12:15 AM
GOLDEN, Colo.—As World Sight Day 2016 wraps up its 10th year, the success and industry participation surrounding the Challenge continues to build as thousands of eyecare professionals, companies, students, staff and patients, in the U.S. and around the world, all contributed to raise funds to help eliminate avoidable blindness and impaired vision.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 12:24 AM
LEXINGTON, Mass.—The results of a national survey released this week indicate that 89 percent of eyecare professionals believe today’s multi-screen lifestyle (with daily use of mobile, tablet and computer screens) is responsible for an increase in dry eye disease, and that dry eye is becoming increasingly common.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 12:21 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Registration has opened for International Expo East
2017 at the Javits Center in New York (Education: March 30 to April 2; Exhibition: March 31 to April 3).
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 12:18 AM
ST. LOUIS—The American Optometric Association
(AOA) has requested the Department of Justice investigate and attempt to uncover the identity of people responsible for an “ongoing data breach affecting optometry.”
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 12:15 AM
NEW YORK—Vision Monday
and 20/20 Magazine
are hosting the eighth annual EyeVote Reader’s Choice Awards to identify the optical industry’s favorite products and companies this year.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 9:30 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council
announced this morning that it has appointed Ashley Mills as its new CEO following the retirement of industry veteran Mike Daley, as reported
Monday, October 17, 2016 12:30 AM
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Alpine Capital LLC
, a health care-focused financial services firm, said it has provided $7.5 million in financing to Claris Vision Holdings
, a company that brings together some of New England’s top eyecare practices.
Monday, October 17, 2016 12:27 AM
NEW YORK—Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield’s
Blue View Vision is planning to educate participating providers further about its new patient health information “Orange Buttons” initiative, also known as the new Blue View Vision Clinical Coordination program. The program is part of Anthem’s Whole Health Connection for vision.
Monday, October 17, 2016 12:24 AM
is currently accepting nominations for its 2017 awards program, recognizing significant contributions to optometry.
Monday, October 17, 2016 12:21 AM
NEW YORK—The SUNY College of Optometry
community gathered here to celebrate the life and work of the late Dr. Alden N. Haffner, the College’s founding president, on Oct. 13. He died June 22, 2016 at 87 years old.