Snap Inc. Moves Sales of Trendy Spectacles Sunglasses to Website

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Monday, February 27, 2017 12:30 AM VENICE, Calif.—With its planned initial public offering expected later this week, Snap Inc. has decided to move sales of its trendy Spectacles sunglasses that record 10-second videos to the Spectacles.com website.

Former AOA President Richard L. Wallingford Jr. Passes Away

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Monday, February 27, 2017 12:27 AM ST. LOUIS.—Richard L. Wallingford Jr., OD, has passed away after a years-long battle with cancer, the American Optometric Association (AOA) announced on its website late last week.

Women in Optometry Luncheon Will Explore Why Daily Distractions Are the Bane to Productivity

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Monday, February 27, 2017 12:24 AM ATLANTA—Productivity is key to an optometrist’s mental health and job satisfaction, said nearly 80 percent of the women ODs who responded to a recent Women In Optometry (WO) survey on productivity at home and in the workplace. At a special luncheon event on Saturday, March 4, at SECO, WO professional co-editors April Jasper, OD, FAAO, and Katie Gilbert-Spear, OD, MPH, will discuss the survey results and strategies to combat the daily distractions that hinder productivity.

New England College of Optometry Breaks Ground on New Clinical Campus

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Monday, February 27, 2017 12:21 AM BOSTON—The New England College of Optometry, an independent graduate college of optometry that traces its history to 1894, has broken ground on a three-phase project that will expand the clinical campus and create a new, style-driven optical dispensary,” according to a post on the college’s website.

Himalayan Cataract Project and The Carter Center Named as Semi-Finalists for $100 Million Grant

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Monday, February 27, 2017 12:18 AM WATERBURY, Vt.—The Himalayan Cataract Project (HCP) and The Carter Center are two of the eight groups named as semi-finalists in 100&Change—a global competition for a $100 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The competition, launched in 2016 by the MacArthur Foundation, offers the grant to fund a single project which makes measurable progress toward solving a significant global problem.

Internal Marketing Is the Topic for March 1 ‘Power Hour’

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Monday, February 27, 2017 12:15 AM FRANKLIN, N.J.—Internal marketing strategies are the topic for the March 1 episode of “Power Hour” hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

20 State AGs Among 4,000 ‘Commenters’ to FTC Over Proposed Changes to Contact Lens Rule

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Friday, February 24, 2017 12:30 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—The comment period on the Federal Trade Commission’s proposed changes to the Contact Lens Rule ended Jan. 30 with more than 4,000 “commenters” submitting their views, including a comment in favor of FTC’s proposed changes that was signed by attorneys general of 20 states.

ASCRS Announces 2017 Ophthalmology Hall of Fame Inductees

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Friday, February 24, 2017 12:27 AM FAIRFAX, Va.—The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) announced that it will induct Gullapalli N. Rao, MD, and the late Karl Koller, MD, into the ASCRS Ophthalmology Hall of Fame.

Safilo Group Launches Global Partner Network and a Variety of Events During Mido 2017

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Friday, February 24, 2017 12:24 AM PADUA, Italy—Safilo Group plans to celebrate its more than 50 exclusive partners with the launch of its Global Partner Network.

Ray-Ban and Ferrari Sign New Multi-Year Licensing Agreement

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Friday, February 24, 2017 12:21 AM MILAN—Luxottica Group, owner of Ray-Ban, announced it has strengthened its partnership with Ferrari by signing a new multi-year licensing agreement for the design, manufacture, distribution and sale of a range of eyewear branded Ferrari and Ray-Ban.

U.K. Eyecare Charity Helps More Than 1 Million People in Rwanda

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Friday, February 24, 2017 12:18 AM LONDON—Vision for a Nation (VFAN) reported that it has helped more than 1 million people to access eyecare services across Rwanda.

Vision Monday to Launch VMail Weekend on Saturday, Feb. 25

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Friday, February 24, 2017 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday is pleased to announce the addition of VMail Weekend to its VMail family of e-newsletters. The newsletter will make its debut on Saturday, Feb. 25.

Captain Scott Kelly to Deliver ASCRS Lecture on Science, Medicine and Technology

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:30 AM FAIRFAX, Va.—U.S. Astronaut and retired Navy Captain, Scott Kelly will deliver the Lecture on Science, Medicine, and Technology at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) and American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators (ASOA) Annual Symposium and Congress.

Vision Source’s New Marketing Campaign Highlights Family-Doctor Relationship

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:27 AM KINGWOOD, Texas—Vision Source, North America's largest independent optometric alliance, is introducing a new marketing campaign, “My Vision Source Family,” that takes a fresh look at the eye doctor/family relationship.

ABB Optical Group Publishes Year-in-Review Industry Insights

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:24 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—Calendar year 2016 was notable for “consistent growth” and “strong sales” of contact lenses, particularly daily disposals, according to ABB Optical Group’s year-in-review report on the U.S. optical market.
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