Prevent Blindness Declares April as Women’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month

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Monday, March 27, 2017 12:27 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness has designated April as Women’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month in an effort to educate women about the steps they can take to help preserve their vision.

VisionWeb Partners With ZirMed for Insurance Clearinghouse Platform

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Monday, March 27, 2017 12:24 AM AUSTIN, Texas—VisionWeb is partnering with ZirMed, Inc. a leader in cloud-based claim management solutions, for ZirMed’s insurance clearinghouse platform.

Two OD Students Are Winners of 2nd Rick Bay Foundation Student Innovator Award

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Monday, March 27, 2017 12:21 AM NEW YORK—The Student Innovator of the Year award from the Rick Bay Foundation recognizes the innovative and creative ideas of a current student at an optometry college. The goal is to support optometry’s next generation of innovative leaders.

Opticians Association of America Names Shire its State Leader of the Year

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Friday, March 24, 2017 12:21 AM LAKELAND, Tenn.—The Opticians Association of America announced that Sue Shire of Michigan has been named the 2017 OAA State Leader of the Year.

TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers Changes Its Name to Specialty Eye Institute

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Friday, March 24, 2017 12:18 AM JACKSON, Mich.— TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers, an optical business that was founded in 1998, has changed the company name to Specialty Eye Institute. The new name is a better reflection of the company’s array of services and its “dedication to eyecare for patients,” according to an announcement earlier this week.

Four Exhibitors to Debut New Booths at Vision Expo East

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Friday, March 24, 2017 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Nouveau, Safilo, WestGroupe and Kenmark are some of the companies that have redesigned their booths for Vision Expo East. The new areas are offering more space, lounging areas and conference rooms, as well as space for showcasing brands and educating attendees about product.

Navigating the Show Floor at Vision Expo East

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Friday, March 24, 2017 12:00 AM NEW YORK—With over five football fields of exhibit space encompassing fashion, accessories, and medical equipment, tackling the Vision Expo show floor can be a daunting experience. Each level of the Javits offers a different experience. Level 3 keeps the focus on fashion at Vision Expo while on Level 1, innovation reigns supreme

Shopko Hosts More Than 500 at its Health Services Managers Conference

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 12:15 AM GREEN BAY, Wis.—Shopko held its annual Health Services managers meeting in Minneapolis earlier this month and used the occasion to honor several Shopko team members for their outstanding performances in 2016 and for senior management to outline the retailer’s plans for 2017 and following years.

Premier Eye Care Names Jeff Nowak to New Role as Chief Solutions Officer

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Monday, March 20, 2017 12:24 AM TAMPA, Fla.—Premier Eye Care, a leader in providing innovative and affordable solutions for managed medical and routine eyecare, has named Jeff Nowak as chief solutions officer. Nowak is an experienced leader in health care operations, process improvement and technology, according to a Premier Eye Care statement.

Dr. Paul Levine Discusses Myopia Control on March 22 ‘Power Hour’

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Monday, March 20, 2017 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Dr. Paul Levine, president of the American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control will be the guest of March 22 “Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, and founder of The Power Practice.

Show Organizers Announce Innovative New Education Content at Vision Expo East

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Sunday, March 19, 2017 12:29 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Numerous innovative programs have been added to the education curriculum at International Vision Expo East 2017, taking place at the Javits Center in New York, according to an announcement from show organizers. Registration is now open for Vision Expo East featuring education from March 30 to April 2 and exhibits from March 31 to April 3.

New Eyes Rockers to Return to Hard Rock Cafe

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Sunday, March 19, 2017 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Optical industry singers and musicians are picking their songs, warming up their voices and tuning up their instruments for the fourth annual fundraising concert, Rockin’ for New Eyes, at the Hard Rock Café on April 1.

First Screenings in ‘See America’ Healthy Vision Initiative Set for Houston

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Friday, March 17, 2017 12:30 AM CHICAGO—The initial vision screening event under the “See America” initiative will be held next week in Houston, and followed by screenings in Columbus, Ohio; Atlanta, and Goldsboro, N.C., later this spring.

Don Fox of Firehouse Subs Joins Treehouse Eyes Board of Manager

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Friday, March 17, 2017 12:27 AM BOULDER, Colo.—Treehouse Eyes the country’s first eyecare company focused exclusively on treating myopia in children, has appointed Don Fox to its board of managers in preparation for expansion.
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