Prevent Blindness Declares June as Cataract Awareness Month

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Monday, May 23, 2016 12:27 AM CHICAGO—According to the World Health Organization, cataract is the leading cause of blindness in the world.

American Optometric Association Announces New Pediatric Clinical Practice Guideline for Review

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Monday, May 23, 2016 12:24 AM ST. LOUIS—The American Optometric Association (AOA) presented its next evidence-based clinical practice guideline, Comprehensive Pediatric Eye and Vision Examination for an online 30-day public review period.

American Optometric Association Sponsors FDA Workshop on Myopia

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Friday, May 20, 2016 12:21 AM ST. LOUIS—American Optometric Association (AOA) members have the opportunity to participate in a milestone U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) workshop on myopia progression that will bring together internationally renowned scientists and clinicians.

Pauline Kang Named 2016 Jill and George Mertz Fellow

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 12:18 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—The American Optometric Foundation (AOF) will present the 2016 Jill and George Mertz Fellowship to Pauline Kang, PhD. Dr. Kang—an optometry graduate student and faculty member at the School of Optometry and Vision Science at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.

Verizon Partners With OneSight, Smart Vision Labs and SUNY Optometry in Omaha Mobile Vision Program

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016 12:27 AM OMAHA, Neb.—Verizon announced it will be partnering with OneSight, Smart Vision Labs and SUNY College of Optometry to launch the Mobile Vision Care Program, designed to impact academic achievement by providing free vision screenings, comprehensive eye exams and glasses to over 600 students in Omaha public schools.

Society to Advance Opticianry honors Barry Santini, OO, as 2016 Ophthalmic Optician of the Year

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016 12:15 AM AUSTIN, Texas—The Society to Advance Opticianry has named Barry Santini, OO, as the 2016 Ophthalmic Optician of the Year.

The Vision Council’s 2016 UV-Protection Report Is Now Available to Industry and Consumers

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Monday, May 9, 2016 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council has released its newest UV-protection report, Spare Your Sight: Using Shades for Protection and Style. The report found that three-quarters of Americans are concerned about potential eye problems from the sun’s UV rays, yet only 31 percent protect their eyes with sunglasses or other UV-protective eyewear.

The Refractive Surgery Alliance Society Has Joined the American Refractive Surgery Council

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Monday, May 9, 2016 12:18 AM SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—Refractive Surgery Alliance Society (RSA), a professional organization comprised of refractive and cataract surgeons across the world, announced it has joined the American Refractive Surgery Council (ARSC).

Silmo Academy to Feature €10,000 Grant at 2016 Symposium

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 12:15 AM PARIS—To mark its 7th edition, Silmo Academy is making some changes to the schedule and content of its scientific symposium.

Envision Names Joshua A. Miele Keynote Speaker for September Conference

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Monday, May 2, 2016 12:18 AM WICHITA, Kan.—Envision announced that Joshua A. Miele, PhD, founder and director of the Video Description Research and Development Center and associate director of the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, will deliver the keynote address at the 11th annual Envision Conference, Sept. 7 to 10 in Denver.

The Vision Council Encourages the Optical Community to Support National Sunglasses Day on June 27

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Friday, April 29, 2016 12:30 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council is encouraging ECPs, companies and optical retailers to help promote the importance of wearing UV-protective sunwear as a part of National Sunglasses Day held annually on June 27.

Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award Nominations Open

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Friday, April 29, 2016 12:24 AM CHICAGO—The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness (NCCVEH) issued a call for nominations for the second annual Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America and National Vision Inc. Kick Off Multi-Year Partnership

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Friday, April 29, 2016 12:15 AM ATLANTA—Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and National Vision Inc. (NVI) officially kicked-off their multi-year partnership here at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta’s A.W. “Tony” Matthews Club with an eye screening and glasses fitting program.

The Vision Council Offers Industry-Focused Version of Digital Eye Strain Report

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016 12:30 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council has developed an industry-focused version of the successful consumer Digital Eye Strain Report, which is now available to Vision Council members.

CooperVision Seeks Proposals for S&T Awards Program

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016 12:21 AM NEW YORK—CooperVision Inc. announced a call for proposals for the CooperVison Science and Technology (S&T) Awards Program.
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