Monday, August 18, 2014 12:27 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Vision Council held a briefing on Capitol Hill last week about the impact of UV exposure on vision health. The presentation on “Sunglasses, UV Protection and What You Need to Know to Protect Your Vision” covered both long-term and short-term concerns related to exposure to ultraviolet radiation.
Wednesday, August 06, 2014 12:21 AM
DALLAS—The Optical Women’s Association’s Connection Series: Connecting Members to Leadership Ideas (formerly the P.O.W.W. event) will present “Seeing (Blind) Spots? Men and Women Working Together,” at Vision Expo West on Thursday Sept. 18 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 06, 2014 12:15 AM
NASHVILLE—To support and encourage new optometry students,
, The Association of Corporate-Affiliated Optometrists, has created the
Energeyes Optometric Student Program
to provide the next generation of optometrists with “the information they need to understand the full scope of their career options upon graduation,” according to a statement from the organization.
Monday, August 04, 2014 12:30 AM
AURORA, Ohio, St. LOUIS and CHICAGO—Several states and optical organizations throughout the country are recognizing August as Children’s Vision and Learning Month, a designation intended to focus the public’s attention on the connection between children’s eye health and their learning abilities as well as persuade parents to schedule comprehensive eye exams for their children during the back-to-school season.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:24 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va. –
Eschenbach Optik of America, Inc.
, an international manufacturer and distributor of high-quality low vision aids and electronic magnification devices, is the latest industry partner to support
Think About Your Eyes
(TAYE), a public eye health initiative sponsored by a nonprofit organization under
The Vision Council
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:18 AM
is inviting optical industry professionals to take part in the organization’s ninth annual
, a multidisciplinary low vision rehabilitation and research conference dedicated to improving the quality of low vision care through professional collaboration, advocacy, research and education.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:30 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. and ST. Louis, Mo.—The board of trustees of the
American Optometric Association
(AOA) has named Jon Hymes as executive director, according to David A. Cockrell, OD, AOA president and member of the special committee that led a nationwide executive search.
Monday, July 28, 2014 12:30 AM
American Academy of Optometry
has announced the recipients of the various awards for distinguished individuals in optometry for 2014.
Monday, July 28, 2014 12:27 AM
NEW YORK and ST. LOUIS—
has expanded its relationship with
, one of the largest insurance and retirement planning companies in the U.S., to offer an enhanced suite of retirement planning solutions to members of the American Optometric Association.
Monday, July 28, 2014 12:24 AM
Optometry Giving Sight
has appointed Eric Anderson as chief development officer for North America to help increase fundraising capacity in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Friday, July 25, 2014 12:27 AM
Optical Lab Division
The Vision Council
has revealed the names of 10 industry veterans who will be recognized during the Directors’ Choice Award and 15th Annual Optical Pioneers Hall of Fame banquet on Sept. 17 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Monday, June 30, 2014 12:30 AM
PHILADELPHIA—At the conclusion of this year’s Optometry’s Meeting,
during the last day of delegates meetings for the 117th Annual American
Optometric Association Congress, outgoing president Mitchell T. Munson,
OD, said that the organization would announce a new executive director