Former AOA President Richard L. Wallingford Jr. Passes Away

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Monday, February 27, 2017 12:27 AM ST. LOUIS.—Richard L. Wallingford Jr., OD, has passed away after a years-long battle with cancer, the American Optometric Association (AOA) announced on its website late last week.

New England College of Optometry Breaks Ground on New Clinical Campus

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Monday, February 27, 2017 12:21 AM BOSTON—The New England College of Optometry, an independent graduate college of optometry that traces its history to 1894, has broken ground on a three-phase project that will expand the clinical campus and create a new, style-driven optical dispensary,” according to a post on the college’s website.

Himalayan Cataract Project and The Carter Center Named as Semi-Finalists for $100 Million Grant

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Monday, February 27, 2017 12:18 AM WATERBURY, Vt.—The Himalayan Cataract Project (HCP) and The Carter Center are two of the eight groups named as semi-finalists in 100&Change—a global competition for a $100 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The competition, launched in 2016 by the MacArthur Foundation, offers the grant to fund a single project which makes measurable progress toward solving a significant global problem.

ASCRS Announces 2017 Ophthalmology Hall of Fame Inductees

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Friday, February 24, 2017 12:27 AM FAIRFAX, Va.—The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) announced that it will induct Gullapalli N. Rao, MD, and the late Karl Koller, MD, into the ASCRS Ophthalmology Hall of Fame.

U.K. Eyecare Charity Helps More Than 1 Million People in Rwanda

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Friday, February 24, 2017 12:18 AM LONDON—Vision for a Nation (VFAN) reported that it has helped more than 1 million people to access eyecare services across Rwanda.

Captain Scott Kelly to Deliver ASCRS Lecture on Science, Medicine and Technology

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:30 AM FAIRFAX, Va.—U.S. Astronaut and retired Navy Captain, Scott Kelly will deliver the Lecture on Science, Medicine, and Technology at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) and American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators (ASOA) Annual Symposium and Congress.

Vision Source’s New Marketing Campaign Highlights Family-Doctor Relationship

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:27 AM KINGWOOD, Texas—Vision Source, North America's largest independent optometric alliance, is introducing a new marketing campaign, “My Vision Source Family,” that takes a fresh look at the eye doctor/family relationship.

Optical Women’s Association to Host Two NYC Events During Vision Expo East

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Friday, February 17, 2017 12:27 AM DALLAS—The Optical Women’s Association (OWA) heads into its 20th year of celebrating and promoting the achievements of women in the optical industry with two events in New York City—a Champagne Breakfast and Star Awards celebration, and an invitation-only VIP OWA Annual Star Award Ceremony & Networking Event.

Luxottica and the AOSA Select 25 Students for OneSight Clinic in Tanzania

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Friday, February 17, 2017 12:21 AM MASON, Ohio—Luxottica and the American Optometric Student Association (AOSA) have selected 25 optometry students to travel to Tanzania on mission to help people first hand who need access to vision care.

Vision West Ongoing Financial Support to the California Optometric Association Tops $12.4 million

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Friday, February 17, 2017 12:18 AM SAN DIEGO, Calif.—Vision West presented a check to the California Optometric Association for $203,939 at the recent COA House of Delegates meeting held in San Francisco on Feb. 10.

Think About Your Eyes Launches 2017 Advertising Campaign

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Friday, February 10, 2017 12:30 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Think About Your Eyes, the vision industry’s national public awareness campaign, will launch its 2017 national advertising campaign on Monday, Feb. 13, with an increase in advertising budget and updated advertising placements.

Primary Eyecare Network to Present ‘Great Game of Business’ Summit in San Francisco

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Friday, February 10, 2017 12:15 AM ALAMEDA, Calif.—Primary Eyecare Network (PEN), a division of ABB Optical Group, will host “The Great Game of Business” solutions summit for PEN members from March 4 to 5 at the Marriott Marquis (780 Mission Street) in San Francisco.

100% Optical Opens to Record-Breaking Attendance

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017 12:24 AM LONDON—100% Optical, which took place Feb. 4 to 6, opened to record numbers of delegates attending the show. With 8,051 attendees—12 percent of the audience coming from outside the U.K—and 200 exhibitors, visitors were offered an education program offering 120 CET points, fashion forward catwalk shows and hundreds of new product launches, show organizers told VMail.

Paragon Vision Sciences Opens New Training Center

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017 12:21 AM GILBERT, Ariz.—Paragon Vision Sciences—a company that specializes in orthokeratology—announced the launch of the Paragon Education and Training Academy. The state-of-the-art comprehensive learning and training center is located at the company’s new headquarters based here in Arizona.

FTC Review of Contact Lens Regulations Draws Thousands of Industry Comments

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Monday, February 6, 2017 12:24 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—When the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in November announced its intention to revise and update the Contact Lens Rule, which provides the framework around dispensing of contact lenses, the agency also had to seek public comments on its proposed changes before it could move ahead.
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