Foundation Fighting Blindness Launches #HowEyeSeeIt Campaign

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Friday, August 26, 2016 12:18 AM COLUMBIA, Md.—The Foundation Fighting Blindness has joined forces with campaign ambassadors as well as some celebrities for the launch of the #HowEyeSeeIt campaign.

PEN to Offer Seven Educational Events in September

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Friday, August 26, 2016 12:15 AM ALAMEDA, Calif.—The Primary Eyecare Network (PEN), a division of ABB Optical Group, will be offering eyecare practitioners seven educational opportunities this September.

Prevent Blindness and Liberty Sport Partner for Sports Eye Safety Awareness

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Monday, August 22, 2016 12:24 AM CHICAGO—According to recent data from Prevent Blindness, more injuries occur from water and pool activities than any other sport.

Envision’s Annual Research Proposal Competition Now Open

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Friday, August 19, 2016 12:15 AM WICHITA, Kan.—Envision announced the return of the Research Proposal Competition to the 2016 Envision Conference, taking place Sept. 7 to 10 in Denver.

FDA and Trade Associations to Sponsor Myopia Progression Workshop on Sept. 30

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Monday, August 15, 2016 12:24 AM NEW YORK—A milestone U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) workshop on myopia progression will bring together internationally renowned scientists and clinicians this fall, and AOA members will have the opportunity to participate.

Optometry Giving Sight, Vision Impact Institute and VSP Global Launch Campaign to Encourage Pre-K Eye Exams

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Friday, August 12, 2016 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Optometry Giving Sight, Vision Impact Institute and VSP Global have launched the Kids See: Success Campaign to advocate for every child’s right to see clearly.

Vision Council Names Billy Beane Executive Summit Keynote

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Friday, August 12, 2016 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council announced that Billy Beane, EVP of the Oakland Athletics, will kick off the 2017 Executive Summit with his presentation, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game.

OWA Adds Luxottica’s Debra Bulken and Walman’s Lorinda Fraboni to Its Board of Directors

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016 12:21 AM DALLAS—The Optical Women’s Association has named Debra Bulken of Luxottica and Lorinda Fraboni of Walman, as their newest board members.

Prevent Blindness Announces Second Annual Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016 12:18 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness along with the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health (NCCVEH) announced the Illinois Eye Institute (IEI) at Princeton Vision Clinic based at the Illinois Chicago College of Optometry as the recipient of the second annual Bonnie Strickland Champion Children’s Award.

ABB Optical Group and Vision Sciences Partner on Optometry Student Challenge

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016 12:15 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—ABB Optical Group has announced a new program designed to support optometry students and foster the study of contact lenses.

August Is Children’s Vision and Learning Month

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Monday, August 8, 2016 12:27 AM AURORA, Ohio—The College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), along with state and local governments, is once again encouraging people to commemorate August as Children’s Vision and Learning Month.

OWA Presents VEW ‘Connection Series’ Lunch and Learn Program on 'Girl Bosses: Optical Industry Entrepreneurs'

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016 12:27 AM DALLAS—The Optical Women’s Association has planned the next event in its ongoing Connection Series: Connecting Members to Leadership Ideas and will present “Girl Bosses: Optical Industry Entrepreneurs,” a panel discussion featuring female entrepreneurs from the optical industry on Sept. 15, from Noon to 1:30 pm, in Las Vegas.

Beth Marsh Joins Shire’s Ophthalmics Team as Commercial Strategy Lead

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016 12:21 AM LEXINGTON, Mass.—Beth Marsh joined Shire’s ophthalmic team as commercial strategy lead for SHP640, the development program for a drug being investigated to treat infectious conjunctivitis (adenoviral and bacterial).

Vision Council Announces Directors’ Choice Award Recipient and Hall of Fame Inductees

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Monday, August 1, 2016 12:21 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Lab Division of The Vision Council announced the industry veterans who will be recognized during the Directors’ Choice Award and 17th Annual Lab Division Hall of Fame celebration on Sept. 14.
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