Two Senators Urge Federal Trade Commission to Finalize Changes to Contact Lens Rule

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 12:24 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) are joining the industry fray over proposed changes to the Contact Lens Rule.

American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Academy of Optometry Give Tips For Eclipse Photos

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Friday, August 11, 2017 12:27 AM SAN FRANCISCO—The American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Optometry are teaming up to offer tips on how to safely photograph an eclipse.

VOSH/International Announces Humanitarian of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award

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Friday, August 11, 2017 12:24 AM OMAHA, Neb.— VOSH/International, a nonprofit organization that promotes and provides eyecare worldwide, announced that the 2017 Humanitarian of the Year Award winner is Sandra Bury, OD, longtime director of VOSH-Illinois.

Alvin Levin, OD, Past President of AOA, Passes Away in Rhode Island at 89

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Friday, August 11, 2017 12:18 AM ST. LOUIS—The American Optometric Association (AOA) announced on its website Thursday that former AOA president Alvin Levin, OD, passed away Friday, Aug.4. He was 89, according to the AOA announcement.

Vision for a Nation Foundation Helps Two Million Rwandans Access Eyecare

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Monday, August 7, 2017 12:24 AM UNITED KINGDOM—The Vision for a Nation Foundation—a charity based here that aims to improve the lives of people with poor vision by transforming access to eyecare services—announced that it has supported Rwanda to become the first developing country in the world to provide all its citizens with local access to affordable eyecare, as screenings reach two million this month.

Prevent Blindness Declares August as Children’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017 12:21 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness has declared August as Children’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month in an effort to educate the public on the importance of healthy vision for kids. The organization is asking all parents and caregivers to set their children on a path to success in the classroom by taking them for a certified vision screening or eye exam.

World Sight Day Challenge 2017 Helps Make Children’s Vision Count

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Monday, July 31, 2017 12:24 AM DENVER, Colo.—Optometry Giving Sight—a global fundraising initiative that specifically targets the prevention of blindness and impaired vision due to uncorrected refractive error (URE)—is inviting everyone to support its major fundraising campaign, World Sight Day Challenge.

Think About Your Eyes Launches New Advertising Campaign

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Friday, July 28, 2017 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Think About Your Eyes will be launching a new creative campaign on July 31, featuring two new commercials airing on broadcast and cable stations. Following the theme, “Seeing is a Gift,” the new campaign is a celebration of sight.

University of Alabama at Birmingham Receives Oculus Award at 12th Annual Envision Conference

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Friday, July 28, 2017 12:15 AM GLENDALE, Ariz.—The 12th annual Envision Conference, presented by Envision, is now underway at the Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa.

[Correction] Transitions Among Sponsors for Prevent Blindness’ Swing Fore Sight

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Monday, July 24, 2017 12:18 AM CHICAGO—Transitions is the Gold Sponsor of Prevent Blindness’ 10th Annual Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament taking place Sept. 13 at the Spanish Trail Country Club in Las Vegas. The company’s name was omitted in the July 21 edition of VMail.

Prevent Blindness’ 10th Annual Swing Fore Sight to Take Place Sept. 13 in Las Vegas

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Friday, July 21, 2017 12:21 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness will be hosting its 10th Annual Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament in conjunction with Vision Expo West on Sept. 13, in Las Vegas.

Memorandum of Agreement Signed for Haiti School of Optometry

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 12:15 AM DENVER—This week, a memorandum of agreement has been signed to establish the first ever School of Optometry in Haiti.

NAVCP Advocates for Allowing Stand-Alone Vision Plans to Participate in ACA Exchanges

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Monday, July 17, 2017 12:21 AM TUCKER, Ga.—Even with the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) still unresolved, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) set out recently to obtain public input on ways to empower patients by improving their choices for care.

Giovanni Vitaloni Elected New President of ANFAO and MIDO

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017 12:27 AM BELLUNO, Italy—The Associazione Nazionale Fabbricanti Articoli Ottici (ANFAO) has elected Giovanni Vitaloni as the new president. He’s also taking over the presidency of MIDO. The association also chose other senior leaders of the Confindustria association for the next four years.

Former U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, MD Joins ASCRS Foundation Governing Board

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Monday, July 10, 2017 12:24 AM FAIRFAX, Va.—The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Foundation, an organization that supports physician education and provides humanitarian cataract surgery, announced that former U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, MD, will join the Foundation governing board.
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