Registration Now Open for American Board of Optometry Board Certification Exam

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Friday, December 19, 2014 12:21 AM ST. LOUIS—Registration is now open for the next American Board of Optometry board certification exam period for the month of January 2015, one of two months during the year when the exam is offered. (The exam is also offered in July.)

International Vision Expo Expands Global Contact Lens Forum

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Friday, December 12, 2014 12:24 AM NORWALK, Conn.— International Vision Expo & Conference will once again host the Global Contact Lens Forum (GCLF), which reflects “the organization's commitment to the delivery of quality education focused on the latest scientific content with critical business strategies related to contact lenses,” an announcement said.

Seeing is Believing Virtual Conference to Return in 2015 With CE and New Vendor Video Theater

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Friday, December 12, 2014 12:21 AM NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Now in its third year, the Seeing is Believing virtual conference (SiB 2015) is returning with 20 COPE-approved CE credits for Jan. 28 to 29, 2015, 12 pm-7 pm EST.

American Board of Optometry Names Two New Board Members

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Friday, December 12, 2014 12:15 AM ST. LOUIS—The American Board of Optometry (ABO) has named two new board members. R. Scott Wooley OD, has been named an at-large member of the ABO board of directors, and Erich Hinel OD, is the American Optometric Student Association’s (AOSA) new representative to the ABO.

Registration Now Open for Vision Expo East 2015

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 12:24 AM NORWALK, Conn.—Registration is now open for International Vision Expo & Conference East 2015, scheduled to be held at the Javits Center in New York March 19 to 22 (Education: March 19 to 22, Exhibition: March 20 to 22).

Prevent Blindness Elects Three New Members to National Board of Directors

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 12:21 AM CHICAGO— Prevent Blindness has announced that Andrew Alcorn, president and CEO of Block Vision, Dr. Chad Overman, director of professional relations – Health and Wellness US at Walmart, and Dr. R. Tracy Williams, executive director of the Spectrios Institute for Low Vision, have been elected to the Prevent Blindness Board of Directors.

PECAA Secures Financial Backing From RevOptix

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014 3:00 PM PORTLAND, Ore.— Professional Eye Care Associates of America (PECAA), an alliance of optometrists, has secured financial backing from RevOptix, a newly formed eyecare practice solutions provider.

National Eye Institute and Prevent Blindness Support November as National Diabetes Awareness Month

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Wednesday, November 05, 2014 12:27 AM CHICAGO and BETHESDA, Md.—In support of November as National Diabetes Awareness Month, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Eye Institute (NEI), through their National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP), along with Prevent Blindness, are offering free resources and calling on public health agencies to raise awareness of diabetes and diabetic eye disease.

Optical Women’s Association Announces 2015 Slate of Officers

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Wednesday, November 05, 2014 12:18 AM DALLAS— The Optical Women’s Association (OWA) announced its new officer slate for 2015, along with additional changes to its board of directors.

Great Western Council of Optometry Hosts Record Number of Attendees to Its Annual Congress

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Friday, October 31, 2014 12:15 AM PORTLAND, Ore.—A record-breaking number of optometrists attended the Great Western Council of Optometry annual congress at the Oregon Convention Center and Crowne Plaza hotel here earlier this month, Oct. 9 to 12, 2014. The 635 ODs, 127 allied ophthalmic professionals, and 231 students in attendance came from 41 states and three Canadian provinces.

To Prevent the Spread of Ebola, American Optometric Association Directs ECPs to Online Resources

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Monday, October 20, 2014 12:24 AM ST. LOUIS—As the largest Ebola outbreak in history worsens and more U.S. cases are possible, the American Optometric Association (AOA) advises optometrists and optometric staff to turn to online resources for recent protocols and information.

10 ‘Optical Pioneers’ Honored at Hall of Fame Awards Banquet

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Monday, October 20, 2014 12:01 AM LAS VEGAS—Members of The Vision Council’s Optical Lab Division celebrated the contributions of 10 industry veterans at the Director’s Choice and Fifteenth Annual Hall of Fame Awards Banquet, held Sept. 15 at the Mirage Hotel.

Accessories Council Honors 20/20 Magazine With ‘Hall of Fame’ Award

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Monday, October 20, 2014 12:01 AM LAS VEGAS—The Accessories Council, the leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to nurturing accessory design in America, honored 20/20 Magazine on Sept. 19 with its annual Hall of Fame Award.

Corporate Optometry Reports Meeting Packs in the Audience and Information

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Monday, October 20, 2014 12:01 AM LAS VEGAS—National and regional optical retailers and other industry executives attended the Alcon-sponsored Corporate Optometry Reports (COR) Meeting, which presented trends impacting today’s optical business in a half-day session on Sept. 17, at the Venetian.
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