Prevent Blindness to Host Free Webinar on Children’s Eye Health Strategies

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Monday, January 19, 2015 12:27 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness will be hosting a free webinar to provide an overview of the recent papers published by the National Expert Panel (NEP) of the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health (NCCVEH) at Prevent Blindness. The webinar will be held on Friday, Jan. 23, at 10:30 (ET).

Most American Adults Suffer From Digital Eye Strain, Vision Council Report Says

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Wednesday, January 07, 2015 12:24 AM LAS VEGAS—Most Americans are at risk of digital eye strain, yet are unaware of how using smartphones, tablets or other digital devices affects their eyes and vision health, according to a report by The Vision Council that is being released today at International CES.

American Academy of Optometry Seeks Course Proposals for Academy 2015

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Wednesday, January 07, 2015 12:15 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—The American Academy of Optometry is accepting submissions of course proposals for Academy 2015, to be held Oct. 7 to 10, 2015, in the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

The Vision Council Names Sutherlin Optical Lab Division Liaison

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Monday, January 05, 2015 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.— The Vision Council has named Steve Sutherlin the new Optical Lab Division liaison to fill the seat left vacant by Mike Daley when he became CEO of the organization on Oct. 1, 2014.

The Optometric Society Elects Officers, Schedules Annual Meeting

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014 12:27 AM LA JOLLA, Calif.— The Optometric Society (TOS) has elected its new slate of officers and announced the dates and location for its 2015 annual meeting.

VOSH/International Presents Humanitarian of the Year, Lifetime Achievement and Other Awards

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014 12:21 AM DENVER, Colo.— VOSH/International presented its annual Humanitarian of the Year Award to longtime president of VOSH-Indiana, Jeffrey Marshall, OD, on Nov. 16, 2014, at its annual meeting here.

Registration Now Open for American Board of Optometry Board Certification Exam

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Friday, December 19, 2014 12:21 AM ST. LOUIS—Registration is now open for the next American Board of Optometry board certification exam period for the month of January 2015, one of two months during the year when the exam is offered. (The exam is also offered in July.)

International Vision Expo Expands Global Contact Lens Forum

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Friday, December 12, 2014 12:24 AM NORWALK, Conn.— International Vision Expo & Conference will once again host the Global Contact Lens Forum (GCLF), which reflects “the organization's commitment to the delivery of quality education focused on the latest scientific content with critical business strategies related to contact lenses,” an announcement said.

Seeing is Believing Virtual Conference to Return in 2015 With CE and New Vendor Video Theater

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Friday, December 12, 2014 12:21 AM NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Now in its third year, the Seeing is Believing virtual conference (SiB 2015) is returning with 20 COPE-approved CE credits for Jan. 28 to 29, 2015, 12 pm-7 pm EST.

American Board of Optometry Names Two New Board Members

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Friday, December 12, 2014 12:15 AM ST. LOUIS—The American Board of Optometry (ABO) has named two new board members. R. Scott Wooley OD, has been named an at-large member of the ABO board of directors, and Erich Hinel OD, is the American Optometric Student Association’s (AOSA) new representative to the ABO.

Registration Now Open for Vision Expo East 2015

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 12:24 AM NORWALK, Conn.—Registration is now open for International Vision Expo & Conference East 2015, scheduled to be held at the Javits Center in New York March 19 to 22 (Education: March 19 to 22, Exhibition: March 20 to 22).

Prevent Blindness Elects Three New Members to National Board of Directors

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 12:21 AM CHICAGO— Prevent Blindness has announced that Andrew Alcorn, president and CEO of Block Vision, Dr. Chad Overman, director of professional relations – Health and Wellness US at Walmart, and Dr. R. Tracy Williams, executive director of the Spectrios Institute for Low Vision, have been elected to the Prevent Blindness Board of Directors.

PECAA Secures Financial Backing From RevOptix

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014 3:00 PM PORTLAND, Ore.— Professional Eye Care Associates of America (PECAA), an alliance of optometrists, has secured financial backing from RevOptix, a newly formed eyecare practice solutions provider.
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