World Sight Day Challenge Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

By Staff
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 12:18 AM DENVER—Optometry Giving Sight has launched its 10th Annual World Sight Day Challenge campaign to help raise funds for people who are needlessly blind or vision impaired.

Registration Now Open for Vision Expo West 2016

By dba Staff
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 1:05 PM

Registration has opened for Vision Expo West in September at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada (Education: Sept. 14 to 17; Exhibition: Sept. 15 to 17). Registration for education courses is also open.

National Think About Your Eyes Campaign Reaches New Milestone

By Staff
Monday, July 18, 2016 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The national Think About Your Eyes campaign has built upon its increased industry support and consumer interest to reach a new milestone of 2.5 million visitors to the campaign website since its launch.

CareCredit Announces Multi-Year Patient Financing Agreement with Vision Group Holdings

By Staff
Monday, July 18, 2016 12:18 AM COSTA MESA, Calif.—CareCredit announced the expansion of an existing relationship to a multi-year agreement with Vision Group Holdings, which oversees and manages two of the leading Lasik surgery providers: The Lasik Vision Institute (LVI) and TLC Laser Eye Centers.

Maureen Cavanagh Named President to Succeed Heather Smith as President of OWA

By Staff
Friday, July 15, 2016 12:24 AM DALLAS—After serving the Optical Women’s Association (OWA) board for four years, Heather Smith has accepted a role outside the optical industry and, as a result, has resigned her position as OWA president.

Daniel Chambers Named New President of American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators

By Staff
Friday, July 15, 2016 12:18 AM FAIRFAX, Va.—Daniel Chambers, MBA, COE, has been named the 2016-2017 president of the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators (ASOA) the management arm of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)—a role to which he brings more than 40 years of experience in health care administration.

FDA Adds More Companies to ‘Red List’

By Staff
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 12:15 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated Import Alert 86-07, its list of foreign manufacturers whose FDA regulated products are to be detained automatically if their products are introduced into the commerce of the U.S.

Prevent Blindness Launches The Focus Initiative, a Virtual Forum for Vision And Public Health Workers

By Staff
Friday, July 8, 2016 12:24 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness is launching The Focus Initiative, a virtual forum for those working in the vision and public health sector.

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

By Staff
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.
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