SECO Expects 7,000 ECPs in Attendance at 92nd Annual Conference and Trade Show

By Staff
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 12:24 AM ATLANTA—Nearly 7,000 eyecare professionals are expected to attend SECO 2015, SECO International’s 92nd annual meeting to be held March 4 to 8, 2015, at the Georgia World Congress Center.

NAVCP/NASHO Specialty Health Summit Registration Opens and Award Nominees Sought

By Staff
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 12:21 AM LAS VEGAS— Registration is now open for the 2015 Specialty Health Summit to be held at The Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas, May 4 to May 6, 2015, and the sponsoring organizations are seeking nominees for the sixth annual Most Influential in Specialty Health Award to be presented at the event.

The AAO Acquires Rare, 16th-19th Century Texts on Ophthalmology

By Tiffany Wong
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:00 AM SAN FRANCISCO—The American Academy of Ophthalmology’s (AAO) Museum of Vision recently received an extensive donation of more than 130 rare books and catalogs on ophthalmology

American Optometric Association Releases Evidence-Based Clinical Guideline for Peer and Public Review

By Staff
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 12:27 AM ST. LOUIS—The American Optometric Association (AOA) has released the evidence-based clinical practice guideline, “Comprehensive Adult Eye and Vision Examination,” for a 30-day online peer and public review.

Visionworks Joins Industrywide Think About Your Eyes Initiative

By Staff
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.— Visionworks, a leading provider of eyecare services with more than 650 optical retail stores, is the latest industry partner to support Think About Your Eyes (TAYE), a national public awareness campaign aimed at educating consumers on the benefits of vision health.

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

By Staff
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

By Staff
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

By Staff
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

By Staff
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

By Staff
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

By Staff
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

By Staff
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

By Staff
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.