SECO International Announces 2017 Champions and Co-Located Meetings

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Friday, December 2, 2016 12:24 AM ATLANTA—SECO International, one of the largest optometric education meetings for eyecare professionals, announced the “Champion” partner companies for SECO 2017, which will run March 1 to 5, 2017, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

Prevent Blindness Opens Nominations for Second Annual Pomeroy Award

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Friday, December 2, 2016 12:21 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness is issuing a call for nominations for the 2017 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health. The award recognizes an individual, team or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to the field of public health and vision and eye health at a community, state, national and/or international level.

ASCO Case Studies in Cultural Competency Available Online

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Friday, December 2, 2016 12:18 AM ROCKVILLE, Md.—The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry’s (ASCO) Diversity and Cultural Competency Committee (DCCC) have announced their Case Studies in Cultural Competency is available online.

Rodenstock to Launch New U.S. Sales Subsidiary in January

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016 12:27 AM MUNICH, Germany and SHERIDAN, Wyo.—German eyewear manufacturer Rodenstock GmbH, a leading global manufacturer of lenses and eyewear, is entering the U.S. eyewear market in January 2017 with its own sales subsidiary.

Brian Hauser to Join the Visibility Management Team

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016 12:24 AM CLEARWATER, Fla.—Visibility Management has announced that Brian Hauser, former general manager of Transitions Optical’s North America region, has joined the Visibility consulting team as a senior partner.

Registration Opens for 2017 VM Summit, as Meeting’s Focus Turns to Artificial Intelligence

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Diagnosing an illness that confounds the experts. Accurately predicting the perfect product choice. Interpreting massive amounts of data and spotting trends. These and other scenarios that involve Artificial Intelligence (AI), the most transformative technology in today’s digital world, will be explored at the VM Summit on March 29.

Registration for Opticians Association of America’s State Leadership Conference Now Open

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016 12:21 AM LAKELAND, Tenn.—The Opticians Association of America (OAA) has announced that registration for their 2017 State Leadership Conference—taking place in Savannah, Ga. From Feb. 9 to 11—is now open.

Online Contact Lens Startup Sightbox Raises $1.8 Million

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016 12:18 AM PORTLAND, Ore.—The startup company Sightbox, which offers a membership-based supply service for contact lens wearers, has raised $1.8 million in a seed-round of funding.

CooperVision President Jerry Warner Is Guest on Tonight’s ‘Power Hour’

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—CooperVision president, Jerry Warner, is the guest on tonight’s episode of “Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

Prevent Blindness Declares December as Safe Toys and Gifts Awareness Month

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Monday, November 28, 2016 12:24 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness has declared December as Safe Toys and Gifts Awareness Month.

OWL: Advancing Diversity in Leadership Adds Four Members to Its Board of Directors

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Monday, November 28, 2016 12:21 AM KANSAS CITY, Mo.—OWL: Advancing Diversity in Leadership announced that Michael Ackermann, PhD, Taryn Conway, Candace Simerson, and John Vukich, MD, have joined OWL’s board of directors.

New 2016 ECP Compensation Study Now Available

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Monday, November 28, 2016 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Jobson Optical Research, in conjunction with Local Eye Site, has announced that the 2016 Compensation Study is now available for eyecare providers.

Data Shows Millennials Are Moving Where the Money Is

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Monday, November 28, 2016 12:15 AM NEW YORK—In new report under the research and analysis section of ApartmentList.com which sought to chart Millennial growth in cities across the U.S. found that many 18 to 34 years olds are moving away from popular metropolitan cities like New York and Los Angeles and settling into metro cities closer to the interior of the country.

Alcon to Host Local Multifocal Contact Lens Fitting Event Today in Memphis

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Monday, November 28, 2016 12:11 AM MEMPHIS—Alcon is hosting a training event today at the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis to help eyecare professionals become more successful in fitting multifocal contact lenses.
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