AOA Meeting Comes to a Close With New Officers and Think-Tank Launch

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Monday, June 26, 2017 12:33 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Optometric Association’s annual meeting, Optometry’s Meeting, came to a close this past weekend with the swearing in of the association’s new officers and trustees for 2017-2018. The five-day meeting, the 120th annual congress of AOA, closed Sunday.

Prevent Blindness Holds 12th Annual Eyes on Capitol Hill Advocacy Day

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Monday, June 26, 2017 12:27 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness will be holding its 12th annual Eyes on Capitol Hill advocacy day tomorrow, June 27, in Washington D.C. Since 2006, Prevent Blindness and its affiliates have brought citizens from across the country to meet with members of the House and Senate and their staff, to discuss the importance of vision and eye health programs and research.

Tomorrow Is National Sunglasses Day—Don’t Forget to Throw Some Shade on UV Rays

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Monday, June 26, 2017 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—For the fourth consecutive year, The Vision Council is promoting the importance of UV-protective eyewear with the celebration of National Sunglasses Day, taking place tomorrow, June 27.

AOAExcel Announces Partnership With Intalere for Group Purchasing Program

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Friday, June 23, 2017 12:30 AM WASHINGTON—AOAExcel, a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Optometric Association (AOA), is introducing at the association’s Optometry’s Meeting here a new business partnership with Intalere that will open the door to discounted purchasing opportunities for AOA members.

AOA Kicks Off Optometry’s Meeting with Capitol Hill Rally as Advocacy Takes on a Central Role

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Friday, June 23, 2017 12:27 AM WASHINGTON—The nation’s capital was an appropriate setting this week for the American Optometric Association’s (AOA) annual congress, as advocacy for the profession and patient care are both playing more important roles in the association’s day-to-day activities.

Prevent Blindness Announces Sixth Annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit

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Friday, June 16, 2017 12:33 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness will hold the sixth annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit on June 28 form 7:30 am to 3:30 pm at the National Press Club Washington D.C. The Summit will include presentations related to this year’s theme, “What’s in Sight?”

PECAA Launches ‘Growing Through Giving,’ a Marketing and Charitable Giving Program

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Friday, June 16, 2017 12:27 AM PORTLAND, Ore.—PECAA, a national alliance for independent doctors, has launched “Growing Through Giving,” a member marketing and charitable giving program that will support PECAA’s charity of choice, Optometry Giving Sight (OGS), according to an announcement.

National Vision Inc. Announces 2017 Scholarship Program Recipients

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Friday, June 16, 2017 12:15 AM DULUTH, Ga.—National Vision Inc. announced that it has awarded five high school seniors as recipients of the National Vision College Scholarship Program.

23 Optometry Schools Participate in Today’s Virtual Fair for Prospective Students

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 12:24 AM ROCKVILLE, Md.—The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) is sponsoring a free online “virtual fair” for prospective optometry students beginning at 9 a.m. today (June 14).

IDOC Wins Gold Hermes Creative Award for The Quarterly

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 12:18 AM NORWALK, Conn.—IDOC, a privately held alliance of independent U.S. optometrists, and Conduit, a custom content provider and publisher, announced that the two organizations were honored with a Gold Hermes Award in the “Magazine/Newsletter” category for IDOC’s magazine, The Quarterly.

Registration for International Vision Expo West 2017 Now Open

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Monday, June 12, 2017 12:30 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council announced that registration for the International Vision Expo West 2017, taking place at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, is now open. The show will take place Sept. 13 to 16, with education beginning on Sept. 13 and the exhibition opening on Sept. 14.

Prevent Blindness Spearheads Industry Coalition Seeking Senate Support of ‘Essential Health Benefits’

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Monday, June 12, 2017 12:24 AM CHICAGO—In an effort to preserve coverage for comprehensive eye exams for children, 101 industry organizations spearheaded by Prevent Blindness last week sent to U.S. Senate leaders a letter that outlined the importance of retaining the “essential health benefits” (EHB) definition in any effort the Senate undertakes to draft new health care legislation.

CooperVision Announces 2017 FORCE Students of the Year

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Monday, June 12, 2017 12:21 AM SOUTHAMPTON, U.K.—CooperVision announced it has awarded the Future Ocular Research Creativity Event (FORCE) Student of the Year award to Sara Picarazzi and Alessandra Rossi, students from the University of Milano-Bicocca in Milan, Italy.

Transitions Optical Announces Dates for Transition Academy 2018

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Friday, June 9, 2017 12:30 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—Transitions Optical has announced that the 22nd annual Transitions Academy  will be held Feb. 11 to 14, 2018 in Orlando, Fla.

Contact Lens Legislation Awaits Senate Action in Connecticut as Deadline Approaches

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 12:30 AM HARTFORD, Conn.—As the Connecticut General Assembly prepared to adjourn its 2017 regular session on Wednesday, June 7, there was a bit of uncertainty around the fate of proposed legislation that would limit the use of new technology to issue or refill prescriptions for contact lenses.
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