Local Eye Site Announces Ophthalmic Technician Grantees

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:15 AM RALEIGH, N.C—For the second consecutive year, Local Eye Site —an online employment site for all eyecare professionals—has funded scholarships for ophthalmic medical technicians seeking certification from the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO).

Optometry Cares – The AOA Foundation Announces Six 2017 Scholarship Recipients

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Monday, January 16, 2017 12:27 AM ST. LOUIS—Optometry Cares – The AOA Foundation has announced six recipients of its 2017 scholarships and the recipient of a “one-time Inspiration Award” that was added this year by the family of Dr. Larry J. Alexander.

The Vision Council Names Mitch Barkley as New Vice President of Trade Shows and Meetings

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Friday, January 13, 2017 12:27 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council has appointed Mitch Barkley as the new vice president of Trade Shows and Meetings.

Vision Impact Institute Announces Leadership Transition From Cavanagh to Gross

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017 12:24 AM DALLAS—The Vision Impact Institute announced that leadership will transition from president Maureen Cavanagh to Kristan Gross, director of global content and communications.

American Optometric Student Association Elects 2017-18 Officers

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017 12:15 AM SAN DIEGO—The American Optometric Student Association (AOSA) has elected four new officers to its executive council. Andy Mackner, Melissa Zaleski, Jodi Baker and Jon Beeson will commence their terms in March.

Prevent Blindness Opens Applications for 2017 Joanne Angle Investigator Award

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Monday, January 9, 2017 12:21 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness announced the call for applications for its 2017 Joanne Angle Investigator Award. The award is a grant provided annually to a public health research project that seeks to put an end to unnecessary vision loss.

MedPRO360 Session to Focus on Practice Management Skills for Health Care Professionals

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Friday, January 6, 2017 12:21 AM ATLANTA—SECO International has assembled a group of top-flight speakers to kick off its inaugural MedPRO360 event, a one-day business management program for health care professionals in private practices across a range of specialties.

CareCredit Provides Grant to Optometry Cares, AOA Foundation’s InfantSEE Program

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Friday, January 6, 2017 12:18 AM COSTA MESA, Calif.—CareCredit’s Caring Communities Program has given a $25,000 grant to the American Optometric Foundation’s InfantSEE program, Optometry Cares.

Prevent Blindness Declares January as National Glaucoma Awareness Month

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Monday, December 26, 2016 12:21 PM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness has declared January as National Glaucoma Awareness Month in an effort to help educate the public on the disease, including risk factors and treatment options.

Optical Women’s Association Announces 2017 Award Recipients

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Monday, December 19, 2016 12:24 AM DALLAS, Texas—The Optical Women’s Association will honor Kate Renwick-Espinosa, president, VSP Vision Care, as the 2017 Pleiades award recipient and Lorie Lippiatt, OD, and president, Salem Eyecare Center, has been selected as its 2017 Pyxis award recipient. In addition, the 20th anniversary honoree and recipient of the organization's new Pinnacle Award will be Corrine McCormack, vice president and fashion director, FGXI.

Canadian ECP Groups Seek Injunction Against Clearly, an Essilor Online Retailer

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Friday, December 16, 2016 12:24 AM TORONTO, ONTARIO—Clearly, the Essilor-owned online retailer, is under fire by two Canadian organizations that regulate eyewear dispensing in Ontario.

FDA Details Development of Better Tool to Help Assess LASIK Patients

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Friday, December 16, 2016 12:18 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) noted this week that it has developed a valid web-based questionnaire that should “more fully capture the patient experience” with LASIK eye surgery.

President Obama Signs 21st Century Cures Act That Contains Industry Safeguards

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Friday, December 16, 2016 12:15 AM WASHINGTON—President Obama earlier this week signed the 21st Century Cures Act, a comprehensive piece of legislation that proponents say will speed up the approval process for new drugs and devices, increase research funding, including the so-called cancer moonshot initiative, and aid research on opioid abuse and such brain diseases as Alzheimer’s, among a number of other initiatives.

Deadline Approaching for 2017 National Optometry Hall of Fame Nominations

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016 12:24 AM ST. LOUIS—The deadline to submit online nominations for the 2017 National Optometry Hall of Fame is Jan. 15, 2017.

Visionworks Becomes Official Eyewear and Eyecare Provider of Little League

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016 12:15 AM SAN ANTONIO—Visionworks, which operates more than 700 optical stores across the U.S., is teaming up with Little League to become the official eyewear and eyecare provider of Little League Baseball and Softball.
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