Ophthalmologists Visit Capitol Hill to Discuss Issues Affecting Medical and Surgical Eyecare

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Friday, April 28, 2017 12:21 AM WASHINGTON—Eye physicians and surgeons representing the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) met with members of Congress this week to discuss many of the primary issues they believe are affecting medical and surgical eyecare.

Academy 2017 Chicago Registration and Housing Now Open

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Friday, April 28, 2017 12:15 AM CHICAGO—The American Academy of Optometry’s annual meeting, Academy 2017 Chicago, will take place October 11 to 14, 2017 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill.

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Names 2017 Student Travel Fellowship Recipients

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Monday, April 24, 2017 12:18 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—The American Academy of Optometry has named the recipients of the 2017 Student Travel Fellowship Awards.

Gary Gerber, OD, Will Discuss Upping Your Customer Service Game on April 26 ‘Power Hour’

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Monday, April 24, 2017 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J—On the April 26 episode of the “Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Geber, OD, founder of The Power Practice, Gerber will discuss what ODs can learn about customer service from the United Airlines incident.

OWL to Host Signature Event and Networking Program at ASCRS/ASOA 2017

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Monday, April 17, 2017 12:24 AM KANSAS CITY, Mo.—OWL: Advancing Diversity in Leadership announced that it will host its annual OWL Signature Event and a Networking Program at the 2017 ASCRS/ASOA Symposium and Congress, a joint meeting of the American Academy of Cataract & Refractive Surgery and the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators held May 5 to 9, 2017 in Los Angeles.

Nitya Murthy Selected for Johnson and Johnson Vision Care Internship

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Monday, April 17, 2017 12:21 AM PIKEVILLE, Ky.—Nitya Murthy, a first-year optometry student from the inaugural class of the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO), was selected for the summer internship at Johnson and Johnson (J&J) Vision Care.

AOA Issues New Evidence-Based Pediatric Eye and Vision Guidelines

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Friday, April 14, 2017 12:27 AM ST. LOUIS—Recognizing that eye and vision problems in children are a significant public health concern, the American Optometric Association (AOA) this week issued revised, evidence-based clinical pediatric guidelines for optometrists and other professionals who treat children’s eye health.

FDA Exempts Optical Lenses From Unique Device Identification (UDI) Labeling Requirements

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 12:30 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has exempted optical lenses from the scope of its Unique Device Identifier (UDI) regulations, according to an announcement Tuesday by The Vision Council.

Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award Nominations Now Open

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 12:24 AM CHICAGO—The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health (NCCVEH) at Prevent Blindness has issued the call for nominations for the third annual Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award.

OWA’s Tuesday Talk Featuring Sue Downes Rescheduled to April 25

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 12:18 AM DALLAS—The April 11 OWA Tuesday Talk featuring Sue Downes, co-founder and CEO of MyEyeDr., has been rescheduled to April 25 at 1 p.m. ET.

American Optometric Association Announces 2017 Award Winners

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Monday, April 10, 2017 12:27 AM ST. LOUIS—The American Optometric Association has announced the five winners of the its annual awards, to be recognized at the 2017 Optometry’s Meeting General Session.

Optical Women’s Association’s Tuesday Talks to Feature Sue Downes

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Friday, April 7, 2017 12:21 AM DALLAS—Sue Downes, co-founder and CEO of MyEyeDr., will be featured on the April 11 episode of the Optical Women’s Association’s, “Tuesday Talks,”—30-miniute webinars that take place on the second Tuesday of every month at 1 pm ET.

OneSight Names Five New Partners to Receive Grants for Vision Care Services in Schools

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017 12:24 AM MASON, Ohio—The OneSight Focus on Sight program, the organization’s sustainable school-based vision center model, which launched last fall, is announcing the five partners who will receive grants for vision care services in schools.

edCFDA Create Eyewear for Fashion Targets Breast Cancer Initiative

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Sunday, April 2, 2017 12:18 AM NEW YORK—The Eyewear Designers of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (edCFDA) have joined forces to create a special capsule collection of eyewear frames in aid of Fashion Targets Breast Cancer (FTBC), the charitable initiative of the CFDA Foundation that raises funds and awareness of breast cancer.

AOA and Optometry Cares Announce 2017 National Optometry Hall of Fame Inductees

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Saturday, April 1, 2017 12:21 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The AOA and Optometry Cares—The AOA Foundation announced the 2017 National Optometry Hall of Fame inductees. Since 1998, the National Optometry Hall of Fame has recognized and honored doctors of optometry who have made significant and long-lasting contributions to the optometric profession.
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