Prevent Blindness and Bausch + Lomb Partner for Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

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Monday, February 8, 2016 12:18 AM BRIDGEWATER, NJ—This month, Bausch + Lomb is partnering with Prevent Blindness to encourage the public to give vision the same attention as heart heath during Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness Month.

With No ‘Safe Harbor’ Protection, Optical Companies Eye Approaching Proposition 65 Enforcement Deadline

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Friday, February 5, 2016 12:21 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—With a May deadline looming, eyewear companies are taking steps to comply with a California rule that requires them to warn consumers and workers in the state if they come into contact with a product containing Bisphenol A (BpA), a chemical used in polycarbonate lenses and frames that has been linked to health problems.

Richard K. Parrish, II, MD, named Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Ophthalmology

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 12:15 AM MIAMI, Fla.—Richard K. Parrish, II, MD, has been named editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Ophthalmology (AJO), the nation’s oldest peer-reviewed scientific publication directed to ophthalmologists and visual science specialists.

National Think About Your Eyes Campaign Wraps Up Record Breaking Year

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Monday, February 1, 2016 12:30 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The national Think About Your Eyes campaign has wrapped up its record breaking 2015 efforts, reaching more consumers and producing more eye exams than ever before.

The Vision Council Announces New Board Members, 2015 Achievements at Annual Executive Summit

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Friday, January 29, 2016 12:27 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—As The Vision Council’s annual Executive Summit wraps up today, industry leaders gathered for executive level networking and heard about the latest trends in leadership development, economics and business strategies.

CareCredit Provides $25,000 Grant to Optometry Cares - The AOA Foundation’s InfantSEE Program

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Friday, January 29, 2016 12:18 AM COSTA MESA, Calif.—CareCredit’s Caring Communities Program is making a difference in the vision health of children with a $25,000 grant to Optometry Cares - The American Optometric Association Foundation’s InfantSEE program.

Prevent Blindness Seeks Nominations for Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health

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Friday, January 29, 2016 12:15 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness, the volunteer eye health and safety organization, is requesting nominations for the Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health.

Prevent Blindness Seeks Applications for the 2016 Joanne Angle Investigator Award

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Monday, January 25, 2016 12:18 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness is seeking applications for its 2016 Joanne Angle Investigator Award, a grant provided annually to a public health research project that seeks to put an end to unnecessary vision loss.

Prevent Blindness Announces Call for 2016 Joanne Angle Investigator Award Applicants

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 12:15 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness is announcing the call for applications for its 2016 Joanne Angle Investigator Award which is a grant provided annually to a public health research project that seeks to end unnecessary vision loss.

American Optometric Student Association Elects 2016-17 Officers

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Monday, January 18, 2016 12:27 AM JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—The American Optometric Student Association (AOSA), which represents 6,700 students of optometry, has elected Erick Henderson of Southern College of Optometry (Memphis, Tenn.) as its president.

Malawi Optometry Association Holds Inaugural Meeting

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Monday, January 18, 2016 12:21 AM DENVER—The Malawi Optometry Association (MOA) held its first meeting on Nov. 28, 2015 at the Kamuzu Central Hospital. Which included 20 optometrists and five optometric technicians in attendance.

The Vision Council Names Ashley Mills VP of Tradeshows & Meetings

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Friday, January 15, 2016 12:21 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council has appointed Ashley Mills as the new vice president of Tradeshows & Meetings.

Academy 2016 Anaheim Course Submission Window Now Open

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016 12:18 AM ANAHEIM, Calif.—The Lectures and Workshops Committee of the American Academy of Optometry invites the submission of course proposals for Academy 2016 Anaheim, to be held Nov. 9 through 12, 2016.

The Vision Council Names Mitchell Barkley as New Eyewear and Accessories Division Liaison

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Monday, January 11, 2016 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council has named Mitchell Barkley as the new liaison to the Eyewear and Accessories Division.

The Vision Council Reveals the Latest Technology to Combat Digital Eye Strain at Consumer Electronics Show

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016 12:27 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council’s latest report examining the impact of digital media on vision health, Eyes Overexposed: Digital Device Dilemma, was released today at CES in Las Vegas.
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