California Establishes Safe Harbor Limit for BpA

By Staff
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment published its Maximum Allowable Dose Level  for BpA on June 17.

ASCRS to Launch National Sight Week in October

By Staff
Friday, June 17, 2016 12:27 AM FAIRFAX, Va.—The American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Foundation announced the formation of National Sight Week—Oct. 11-17—which will surround World Sight Day, Oct. 12, 2016.

Bausch + Lomb Announces Sponsorship of the IKA

By Staff
Friday, June 17, 2016 12:21 AM BRIDGEWATER, N.J.—Bausch + Lomb announced that its Specialty Vision Products business has renewed its platinum sponsorship of the International Keratoconus Academy (IKA) for the second consecutive year.

National Optometric Association and Transitions Optical Announce Partnership, New Professional and Patient Education Resources

By dba Staff
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 2:15 PM

PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—The National Optometric Association (NOA) and Transitions Optical, Inc. have entered into a national partnership to help further advance the eye health of growing ethnic minority populations—a priority for both the NOA and the Transitions Cultural Connections initiative. Through the partnership, Transitions Optical will support the NOA in its efforts to provide ongoing education and resources to eyecare professionals to help them serve their diverse patients.

Prevent Blindness 5th Annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit

By Staff
Monday, June 13, 2016 12:27 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness will host the 5th Annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit, “Vision to Action—Collaborating Around a National Strategy” on July 13, 2016.

NECO Optometry Student Receives Envision-Atwell Award

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016 12:18 AM SEATTLE—Michael Epp, manager of professional education at Envision, presented the 2016 Envision-Atwell Award for research in low vision to Micaela Gobielle, a second-year student at the New England College of Optometry.

Prevent Blindness Names Honoree for Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health

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Monday, June 6, 2016 12:27 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness has announced the recipient of the 2016 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health. Bruce Moore, OD, Marcus Professor of Pediatric Studies, New England College of Optometry will be honored during the 5th annual Prevent Blindness Focus on Eye Health National Summit in Washington, D.C. on July 13, 2016.

Applications for ABB Optical Group’s Annual ABB Cares Program Available August 1

By Staff
Monday, June 6, 2016 12:18 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—ABB Optical Group announced it will begin accepting applications for its third annual ABB Cares Program on Aug. 1.

Registration for Academy 2016 Anaheim Now Open

By Staff
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 12:21 AM ANAHEIM, Calif.—Registration and housing for the American Academy of Optometry’s (AAO) Academy 2016 Anaheim—which takes place from Nov. 9 to 12 at the Anaheim Convention Center—is now open.

Prevent Blindness Declares June as Cataract Awareness Month

By Staff
Monday, May 23, 2016 12:27 AM CHICAGO—According to the World Health Organization, cataract is the leading cause of blindness in the world.

American Optometric Association Announces New Pediatric Clinical Practice Guideline for Review

By Staff
Monday, May 23, 2016 12:24 AM ST. LOUIS—The American Optometric Association (AOA) presented its next evidence-based clinical practice guideline, Comprehensive Pediatric Eye and Vision Examination for an online 30-day public review period.

American Optometric Association Sponsors FDA Workshop on Myopia

By Staff
Friday, May 20, 2016 12:21 AM ST. LOUIS—American Optometric Association (AOA) members have the opportunity to participate in a milestone U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) workshop on myopia progression that will bring together internationally renowned scientists and clinicians.

Pauline Kang Named 2016 Jill and George Mertz Fellow

By Staff
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 12:18 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—The American Optometric Foundation (AOF) will present the 2016 Jill and George Mertz Fellowship to Pauline Kang, PhD. Dr. Kang—an optometry graduate student and faculty member at the School of Optometry and Vision Science at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.

Verizon Partners With OneSight, Smart Vision Labs and SUNY Optometry in Omaha Mobile Vision Program

By Staff
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 12:27 AM OMAHA, Neb.—Verizon announced it will be partnering with OneSight, Smart Vision Labs and SUNY College of Optometry to launch the Mobile Vision Care Program, designed to impact academic achievement by providing free vision screenings, comprehensive eye exams and glasses to over 600 students in Omaha public schools.

Society to Advance Opticianry honors Barry Santini, OO, as 2016 Ophthalmic Optician of the Year

By Staff
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 12:15 AM AUSTIN, Texas—The Society to Advance Opticianry has named Barry Santini, OO, as the 2016 Ophthalmic Optician of the Year.
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