Wednesday, August 16, 2017 12:24 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) are joining the industry fray over proposed changes to the Contact Lens Rule.
Friday, August 11, 2017 12:24 AM
OMAHA, Neb.— VOSH/International
, a nonprofit organization that promotes and provides eyecare worldwide, announced that the 2017 Humanitarian of the Year Award winner is Sandra Bury, OD, longtime director of VOSH-Illinois.
Friday, August 11, 2017 12:18 AM
ST. LOUIS—The American Optometric Association
(AOA) announced on its website Thursday that former AOA president Alvin Levin, OD, passed away Friday, Aug.4. He was 89, according to the AOA announcement.
Monday, August 7, 2017 12:24 AM
UNITED KINGDOM—The Vision for a Nation Foundation
—a charity based here that aims to improve the lives of people with poor vision by transforming access to eyecare services—announced that it has supported Rwanda to become the first developing country in the world to provide all its citizens with local access to affordable eyecare, as screenings reach two million this month.
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 12:21 AM
has declared August as Children’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month in an effort to educate the public on the importance of healthy vision for kids. The organization is asking all parents and caregivers to set their children on a path to success in the classroom by taking them for a certified vision screening or eye exam.
Monday, July 31, 2017 12:24 AM
DENVER, Colo.—Optometry Giving Sight
—a global fundraising initiative that specifically targets the prevention of blindness and impaired vision due to uncorrected refractive error (URE)—is inviting everyone to support its major fundraising campaign, World Sight Day Challenge
Friday, July 28, 2017 12:24 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Think About Your Eyes
will be launching a new creative campaign on July 31, featuring two new commercials airing on broadcast and cable stations. Following the theme, “Seeing is a Gift,” the new campaign is a celebration of sight.
Friday, July 28, 2017 12:15 AM
GLENDALE, Ariz.—The 12th annual Envision Conference
, presented by Envision
, is now underway at the Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 12:15 AM
DENVER—This week, a memorandum of agreement has been signed to establish the first ever School of Optometry in Haiti.
Monday, July 17, 2017 12:21 AM
TUCKER, Ga.—Even with the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) still unresolved, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) set out recently to obtain public input on ways to empower patients by improving their choices for care.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 12:27 AM
BELLUNO, Italy—The Associazione Nazionale Fabbricanti Articoli Ottici
(ANFAO) has elected Giovanni Vitaloni as the new president. He’s also taking over the presidency of MIDO
. The association also chose other senior leaders of the Confindustria association for the next four years.