Essilor to Launch a Mobile App to Inform Consumers About Eye Health and Encourage Eye Exams

By Staff
Saturday, September 20, 2014 12:34 AM LAS VEGAS— Essilor of America announced yesterday that it is launching a mobile application that addresses what the company sees as a rising demand by consumers for timely, reliable eyecare information online.

Leaders of U.S. Opticianry Groups Discuss Aligning to Advance the Profession

By Staff
Friday, September 19, 2014 12:30 AM NASHVILLE, Tenn.—A group of 27 opticianry leaders representing 11 different organizations gathered here for a recent Opticians Collaboration Summit to discuss how to advance the profession of opticianry.

NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Creates Optometry Advisory Board

By Staff
Friday, September 19, 2014 12:28 AM EMERYVILLE, Calif.— NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: NBY), a biopharmaceutical company focusing on the development and commercialization of its non-antibiotic anti-infective products,announced that it has created an Optometry Advisory Board to help oversee the development, marketing and medical use of NovaBay’s i-Lid Cleanser and other eyecare products.

In Progress: A Major Initiative to Tell 'The Story of Vision'

By Staff
Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:30 AM LAS VEGAS—Across continents, in science laboratories, human eyecare missions, medical offices and technology companies, the field of “sight” touches billions of people.

Paraoptometric Associates Help Boost AOA's Membership, Organization Says

By Staff
Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:27 AM ST. LOUIS—Membership in the American Optometric Association (AOA) has reached a total of 39,000 as of the third quarter of 2014, the organization announced.

Mercy Ships, Alcon and Volunteers Restore Sight

By John Sailer
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 10:30 AM CONGO—After 18 years of blindness since the age of 15, Pulcherie’s sight was restored with free cataract surgery onboard the Africa Mercy.

'Back-to-School Device Advice' [Infographic]

By John Sailer
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 10:00 AM ST. LOUIS—Now that school is back in session, the American Optometric Association has produced this infographic to encourage optometrists to dispense "back-to-school device advice" to prevent computer vision syndrome and digital eye strain among children.

‘Back-to-School Device Advice’ From the American Optometric Association

By Catherine Wolinski
Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00 AM ST. LOUIS—Ever wonder how much time kids are spending on digital devices?

Vision Expo West 2014 Provides Platform for Events, Networking

By Staff
Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00 AM LAS VEGAS—As show organizers put the finishing touches on preparations for International Vision Expo & Conference, the event is shaping up to be a popular gathering destination and idea-sharing headquarters for eyecare professionals with more than 50 individual events scheduled from Sept. 17 – 20.

Digital Eye Strain, E-SPF and...Al Roker

By Marge Axelrad
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 1:35 PM Protecting eyes from the damage of UV rays, the pain of computer eye strain and back-to-school vision care are topics highlighted in the media across the country this week, in several TV segments featuring Essilor’s SVP of customer development, Howard Purcell, OD.

EyeMed President, Lukas Ruecker, Appointed to Board of Directors of the National Association of Vision Care Plans

By Staff
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 12:27 AM MASON, Ohio—Lukas Ruecker, president of managed vision care company, EyeMed Vision Care, has been appointed to the board of the National Association of Vision Care Plans (NAVCP).

Acuity Optical Files Federal Antitrust Petition Against Davis Vision

By Staff
Monday, September 08, 2014 12:24 AM SPRINGFIELD, Ill.—Acuity Optical Laboratories has filed a Federal Antitrust Petition against managed vision care provider Davis Vision.

Benefit Concert at Vision Expo Will Celebrate Darryl Meister’s Life

By Staff
Friday, September 05, 2014 12:15 AM SAN DIEGO—A benefit concert to celebrate the life of the late Darryl Meister, an optical authority who made vast contributions to the industry, will be held during Vision Expo West in Las Vegas to benefit his children’s educations. The event, “Music for the Meister,” will be held Friday, September 19 from 9:00 pm to midnight in the Lido Ballroom on the 3rd floor of the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.

Vision Expo West to Provide Platform for Special Events, Networking Opportunities

By Staff
Wednesday, September 03, 2014 12:15 AM NORWALK, Conn.—This year’s International Vision Expo & Conference is once again shaping up to be a popular gathering destination and idea-sharing headquarters for ECPs as show organizers finalize preparations for hosting more than 50 individual events from Sept. 17–20.

September Sports Eye Safety and Injury Prevention Month Begins

By Staff
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:33 AM NEW YORK—Health organizations throughout the U.S. are recognizing September as “Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month” and “Sports Eye Injury Prevention Awareness Month.”