Prevent Blindness Names September Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month

By Staff
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 12:27 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness has declared September to be Sports Eye Safety Awareness to encourage the use of proper eye protection while playing sports.

Optometry Cares Offers Scholarships for Third- and Fourth-Year Optometry Students

By Staff
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 12:21 AM ST. LOUIS—Optometry Cares—The AOA Foundation, the charitable foundation of the American Optometric Association (AOA), is accepting applications for four scholarship opportunities offered to optometry student members of the AOA and the American Optometric Student Association.

American Optometric Association Invites ECPs to Participate in Paraoptometric Recognition Week

By Staff
Monday, August 17, 2015 12:24 AM ST. LOUIS—The American Optometric Association (AOA) will honor paraoptometrics with its 13th annual Paraoptometric Recognition Week, Sept. 13 to 15, 2015. Eyecare practices across the country are invited to participate in a variety of creative ways to recognize these integral members of the eyecare delivery team.

Dental and Optometric Care Access Act Is Introduced

By Staff
Friday, August 14, 2015 12:30 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Dental and Optometric Care Access (DOC Access) Act (HR 3323) introduced by Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-Ga.) has already resulted in a lot of discussion among optometrists taking sides on the issue.

TAYE Campaign Stresses Children’s Eye Exams

By Staff
Friday, August 14, 2015 12:27 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—As back-to-school season approaches, Think About Your Eyes is gearing up its Q3 advertising campaign and educating the public on the importance of comprehensive eye exams for  school-aged children.

Vision Expo West 2015 Expands Opportunities for Young Professionals, Students

By Staff
Friday, August 14, 2015 12:18 AM LAS VEGAS—International Vision Expo & Conference will be welcoming an increasing number of young eyecare professionals and students to Vision Expo West 2015 (Education: Sept. 16 to 19, 2015; Exhibition: Sept. 17 to 19, 2015).

Energeyes Combines Its East Coast Regional Meeting With SECO 2016

By Staff
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 12:24 AM ATLANTA—Energeyes has partnered with SECO International to co-locate its East Coast Regional Meeting with SECO 2016 to be held Feb. 24 to 28, 2016.

OAA to Elect Board During Opticon

By Staff
Friday, August 7, 2015 12:27 AM NASHVILLE—The Opticians Association of America will elect its executive committee and board of directors during the delegate assembly at Opticon.

The Vision Council, National Optometric Association Announce Recipients of 2015 Opportunity Scholarship

By Staff
Friday, August 7, 2015 12:18 AM Alexandria, Va.—The Vision Council has announced the recipients of the inaugural Opportunity Scholarship program, in partnership with the National Optometric Association (NOA).

The AOA’s Incoming and Outgoing Presidents Discuss Optometry’s Challenges

By Staff
Monday, August 3, 2015 12:15 AM SEATTLE—Health care reform, third party payers and regulatory requirements are among the many challenges facing optometrists today. In an exclusive interview with VMail during the recent Optometry’s Meeting, outgoing American Optometric Association president David Cockrell, OD, and incoming president Steven Loomis, OD, discussed how the AOA is working to address these and many more issues for the organization’s members. Read the interview here to also learn about the AOA’s $10 million headquarters renovation and which optometry associations will be moving into the facility.

AOA’s Outgoing and Incoming Presidents Discuss Accomplishments and Initiatives

By John Sailer
Friday, July 31, 2015 1:57 PM

SEATTLE—Vision Monday sat down with the American Optometric Association’s outgoing president, David Cockrell, OD, and incoming president, Steven Loomis, OD, during Optometry’s Meeting held here recently to discuss what’s been accomplished over the past year and what new initiatives the organization has planned.

Energeyes Association of Corporate-Affiliated Optometrists Adds Vincent Facchiano, OD

By Staff
Friday, July 24, 2015 12:30 AM NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The Energeyes Association of corporate-affiliated optometrists added one seat to its board of directors and appointed Vincent Facchiano, OD, FAAO, as it fourteenth board member.

Energeyes Association Announces New Board Leadership for 2015/2016

By Staff
Friday, July 17, 2015 12:30 AM NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The Energeyes Association board of directors has announced the election of their new 2015/2016 executive team. This is the first change in leadership for this young and growing association, according to the organization.

Optometry’s Stars Shine in Vision Monday’s Slideshow of Optometry’s Meeting

By Staff
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 12:15 AM SEATTLE—Vision Monday caught up with many of the leaders of the American Optometric Association (AOA), honored guests and optometric dignitaries who participated in this year’s Optometry’s Meeting.

Optometry Cares—The AOA Foundation Names Rebecca Hildebrand Director

By Staff
Friday, July 10, 2015 12:30 AM ST. LOUIS—Optometry Cares—The AOA Foundation, the charitable foundation of the American Optometric Association (AOA), has named Rebecca Hildebrand as its director.