Optical Women’s Association Hosts Regional Networking Events to Connect and Invite New Members

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Friday, October 13, 2017 12:30 AM DALLAS—The Optical Women’s Association (OWA) has been on the road hosting regional networking events and their the latest stop on Oct. 5 was at THALĒ BLANC on Melrose Place in West Hollywood, Calif. Sponsored by VSP, Deborah Sawaf, president and creative director of THALĒ BLANC hosted the event for the OWA and The Accessories Council.

Think About Your Eyes to Celebrate World Sight Day With Various Campaigns

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Monday, October 9, 2017 12:27 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Think About Your Eyes will celebrate World Sight Day on Oct. 12 with a consumer campaign across social media, national and local traditional media and in-person events in select regional markets around the country.

ASCRS Foundation Sponsors Second Annual National Sight Week

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Monday, October 9, 2017 12:18 AM FAIRFAX, Va.—The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Foundation announced it will be sponsoring the second annual National Sight Week taking place Oct. 15 to 21.

CovalentCareers to Partner With Student Optometric Leadership Network

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Monday, October 9, 2017 12:15 AM SAN DIEGO, Calif.—CovalentCareers, a California-based career development and digital media company, announced its support of Student Optometric Leadership Network (SOLN), a private practice optometry club dedicated to cultivating tomorrow’s private practice leaders. Effective immediately, CovalentCareers will be donating 10 percent of premium eyecare revenue to support the success of SOLN, which is run entirely by optometry students and new graduate ODs.

OptiCon to Join Vision Expo Starting March, 2018

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Friday, October 6, 2017 8:15 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Vision Expo and OptiCon have formed a partnership to bring what is billed as “the industry’s premier opticianry and contact lens fitters education program” to “the largest gathering of eyewear and eyecare professionals in the Americas.”

Prevent Blindness Declares October Is Contact Lens Safety Awareness Month

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Monday, October 2, 2017 12:21 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness has declared October as Contact Lens Safety Awareness Month in an effort to educate the public on the best ways to obtain, care and use contact lenses.

American Academy of Optometry Foundation Announces Fredric Rosemore Grant Recipient

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Monday, October 2, 2017 12:15 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) in collaboration with the Fredric and Marion Rosemore Family Foundation announced Ava K. Bittner, OD, PhD, FAAO, associate professor at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry as the 2017 recipient of the Fredric Rosemore Low Vision Educational Grant.

Optometry Giving Sight Leads Global Coalition to Support World Sight Day Challenge

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Friday, September 29, 2017 12:30 AM DENVER—Global eye health and vision care are more important than ever in light of recent natural disasters including major hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis and their aftermath.

The Optical Women’s Association and Accessories Council Will Host Networking Event in L.A.

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Monday, September 25, 2017 12:27 AM LOS ANGELES—The Optical Women’s Association (OWA) and the Accessories Council will be hosting a networking event for an “evening of connection, inspiration and leadership.”

American Academy of Optometry Announces Student and Resident Travel Fellowship Recipients

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Friday, September 22, 2017 12:18 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—The American Academy of Optometry and the American Academy of Optometry Foundation announced the recipients of the 2017 Student Travel Fellowship Awards and Resident Travel Fellowship Awards.

Early Reports Show Record Buzz, Strong Sales for Vision Expo West 2017

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Preliminary reports indicate strong sales across the show floor and a record amount of social media activity as the industry returns from Vision Expo West 2017 in Las Vegas.

Optical Women’s Association Names Tiara Claxton New President, Adds Downes and Capaldi to Board

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Thursday, September 14, 2017 12:21 AM DALLAS—As part of its 20th anniversary celebration, the Optical Women’s Association announced a new president and two additional board members.

Local Eye Site Opens Scholarship Application Period for Ophthalmic Medical Technicians

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Thursday, September 14, 2017 12:15 AM RALEIGH, N.C. — Local Eye Site, a leader in eyecare hiring across ophthalmology, optometry and optical, is funding grants for the third consecutive year for ophthalmic medical technicians seeking certification from The Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO).

Think About Your Eyes Adds New Partners, Names Director of Development

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Monday, September 11, 2017 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Think About Your Eyes, a national public awareness initiative in partnership with the American Optometric Association, has added two new partners, VFO Group (Optelec) and Compliancy Group.

Prevent Blindness Works With Eagles Charitable Foundation to Train Philadelphia School Nurses

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Monday, September 4, 2017 12:21 AM PHILADELPHIA—Prevent Blindness, the leading volunteer eye health and safety organization in the U.S., oversaw the administration of vision-screening training and certification at a professional development meeting for Philadelphia school nurses held here Friday.
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