American Academy of Ophthalmology Awards 2016 EnergEYES Award

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Monday, December 5, 2016 12:18 AM CHICAGO—The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) announced that Jean E. Ramsey, MD, MPH is the recipient of the 2016 EnergEYES Award.

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.

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.

RestoringVision Launches #GivingSightDay Campaign for #GivingTuesday

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016 11:32 AM

SAN RAFAEL, Calif.—RestoringVision, a non-profit organization that delivers glasses to people in developing countries, is turning this year’s #GivingTuesday into #GivingSightDay. Funds raised during the #GivingSightDay campaign will be converted into glasses delivered to people in need.

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.

Academy 2016 Anaheim Attendance Exceeds Previous Meeting Records

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016 12:27 AM SAN FRANCISCO—Academy 2016 Anaheim, the 95th annual meeting of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO), was the largest meeting in AAO history with 7,720 total registrants for the four-day event, which was held Nov. 9 to 12 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Energeyes Announces Ignition Program for All Members to Better Prepare Practices in Medical

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016 12:18 AM PETALUMA, Calif—Energeyes Association is now launching an Ignition Program for all of its members in response to the need for information necessary to participate as a medical service provider, namely the implementation of electronic medical records (EHR), clearing house services for billing and credentialing on important insurance panels.

CooperVision’s Best Practices Submission Deadline Approaching

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Monday, November 21, 2016 12:15 AM PLEASANTATION, Calif.—CooperVision Inc. is reminding ECPs  its second annual search for honorees for its Best Practices initiative will end on Nov. 27.

Opticians Association of Mass. Hosts ‘Sight—The Story of Vision’ Screening

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Friday, November 18, 2016 12:15 AM SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass.—The screening of the documentary “Sight– The Story of Vision” was just one of the special events at this year’s Opticians Association of Massachusetts meeting, which featured an appearance by the filmmaker Kris Koenig.

Women In Optometry Recognizes Six Women ODs for Excellence at AAO Meeting

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Monday, November 14, 2016 12:27 AM ANAHEIM, Calif.—Women In Optometry (WO) presented its first Theia Awards recognizing women ODs for excellence in the categories of leadership, mentorship and education, and innovation at the annual American Academy of Optometry (AAO) meeting held here last week.

American Academy of Optometry Announces New Brien Holden Award

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Monday, November 14, 2016 12:21 AM ORLANDO—The American Academy of Optometry announced the establishment of the Brien Holden Humanitarian Award to honor the memory and work of Professor Brien Holden, PhD, DSc, FAAO.

American Optometric Foundation Announces Allergan Research Grant Recipient

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Friday, November 11, 2016 12:21 AM ORLANDO—The American Optometric Foundation (AOF) in partnership with the Allergan Foundation, announced the 2016-2017 recipient of the Allergan Research Grant.
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