BrightFocus Foundation to Fund Research for Brain and Eye Disease with $8.7 Million in Grants

By Staff
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:21 AM CLARKSBURG, Md.— BrightFocus Foundation, a nonprofit organization supporting research and providing public education to help eradicate brain and eye diseases, announced yesterday that it will be distributing more than $8.7 million in grants to 59 research projects in six countries, 19 states and the District of Columbia to aid in the efforts to cure Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration and glaucoma.

American Optometric Association Search Committee Seeks New Executive Director

By Staff
Friday, April 18, 2014 12:24 AM ST. LOUIS—The American Optometric Association (AOA) has begun its search for a new executive director following the departure of Barry Barresi, OD, PhD, as reported by VMail Dec. 11, 2013.

Early Bird Registration Opens for AOA’s Optometry’s Meeting Which Will Feature Martin Short

By Staff
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:21 AM PHILADELPHIA—Early bird registration has opened for Optometry’s Meeting, which will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center here, Wednesday, June 25, through Sunday, June 29.

Optical Women’s Association Appoints Claxton to Board of Directors

By Staff
Monday, April 14, 2014 12:21 AM DALLAS—The  Optical Women’s Association (OWA) has announced the appointment of Tiara Claxton to its board of directors. Claxton, western regional sales manager of luxury brands at  Safilo, will also serve as co-chair of the OWA’s program committee.

ASCO: Put Your Future in Focus

By Catherine Wolinski
Friday, April 04, 2014 3:30 PM A recent video produced by the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) takes the question of “why” becoming a doctor of optometry is worthwhile and answers it threefold: the career holder’s ability to change lives, the field’s many outlets for occupational growth and the continual advancement of technologies and clinical innovations that come to life in the profession.

New Video from Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry Illustrates Unlimited Career Opportunities for ODs

By Staff
Sunday, March 30, 2014 12:24 AM ROCKVILLE, Md.—Be a Doctor of Optometry: Put Your Future in Focus is the subject of a new video released by The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) and posted to the organization’s website and new YouTube channel.

Think About Your Eyes Announces Affiliate Partnership With International Vision Expo and Conference

By Staff
Monday, March 24, 2014 12:27 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—National public eye health awareness initiative Think About Your Eyes (TAYE) announced its affiliate partnership with International Vision Expo and Conference.

National Federation of Opticianry Schools Elects New Officers

By Staff
Monday, March 24, 2014 12:18 AM DALLAS—The National Federation of Opticianry Schools (NFOS) elected new officers during its 2014 annual business meeting held here recently.

Renwick-Espinosa, CMO of VSP Global Elected to Prevent Blindness Board of Directors

By Staff
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 12:24 AM CHICAGO— Prevent Blindness has announced the election of Kate Renwick-Espinosa , chief marketing officer of VSP Global, to the Prevent Blindness Board of Directors, as voted at the organization’s winter board meeting here on March 8, 2014.

OneSight and Glasses.com Partner to Provide Vision Van Clinic Services to Underserved Students

By Staff
Friday, March 14, 2014 12:21 AM SALT LAKE CITY— OneSight and Glasses.com, both now affiliated with Luxottica Group (NYSE:LUX) have launched a new partnership.

Optometry Cares—The AOA Foundation Announces 2014 Scholarship and Grant Winners

By Staff
Friday, March 14, 2014 12:18 AM ST. LOUIS—Optometry Cares—The AOA Foundation announced three winners of its 2014 scholarship program.

ASCO Invites Student and Resident Entries for Cultural Competency Case Study Competition

By Staff
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 12:15 AM ROCKVILLE, Md.—The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) has introduced the Cultural Competency Case Study Competition for optometry students and residents.

Prevent Blindness Announces Third Annual Focus on Eye Health Summit

By Staff
Monday, March 10, 2014 12:30 AM CHICAGO— Prevent Blindness has announced the third annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit, to bring national attention to vision and public health issues.

Organizers Planning Relocation of The Galleria and The Underground for Vision Expo East 2015

By Staff
Monday, March 10, 2014 12:27 AM NORWALK, Conn.—International Vision Expo & Conference has announced what it describes as a “re-imagined concept” for Vision Expo East 2015 with the relocation of The Galleria and The Underground pavilions to the Level 3 exhibition hall in the Jacob Javits Center in New York, one which “will seamlessly bring together all fashion and luxury frames, sunwear and accessories.“

Consumer-Facing Statement from AOA Warns Public of ‘Online Eye Exam’ Claims

By Staff
Friday, March 07, 2014 12:21 AM ST. LOUIS—To address false claims of eye exams being offered online to consumers, the American Optometric Association (AOA) has issued a statement to the public cautioning that “only an in-person exam by a doctor of optometry or an ophthalmologist” can provide a legitimate eye exam, and other, non-qualified parties offering eye exams online are making false claims to administer eyecare.
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