The Vision Council Encourages the Optical Community to Support National Sunglasses Day on June 27

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Friday, April 29, 2016 12:30 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council is encouraging ECPs, companies and optical retailers to help promote the importance of wearing UV-protective sunwear as a part of National Sunglasses Day held annually on June 27.

Alcon Marks 30th Anniversary of Academy for Eyecare Excellence Program

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Friday, April 29, 2016 12:21 AM FORT WORTH, Texas—Alcon marks its 30th anniversary of partnership delivering education and training optometry students and residents at its global campus.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America and National Vision Inc. Kick Off Multi-Year Partnership

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Friday, April 29, 2016 12:15 AM ATLANTA—Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and National Vision Inc. (NVI) officially kicked-off their multi-year partnership here at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta’s A.W. “Tony” Matthews Club with an eye screening and glasses fitting program.

The Vision Council Offers Industry-Focused Version of Digital Eye Strain Report

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016 12:30 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council has developed an industry-focused version of the successful consumer Digital Eye Strain Report, which is now available to Vision Council members.

Allergan Breaks Ground on $200 Million Waco Facility Expansion

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016 12:18 AM WACO, Texas—Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN), broke ground Monday on a $200 million expansion of its Waco, Texas facility.

The Vision Council Offers Industry-Focused Infographic of Digital Eye Strain Report

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016 3:00 PM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council www.thevisioncouncil.org has developed an industry-focused version of the successful consumer Digital Eye Strain Report, which is now available to Vision Council members.

Valeant Names Joseph C. Papa Chairman and CEO of Valeant

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Monday, April 25, 2016 11:30 AM LAVAL, Quebec—Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. announced that its board of directors has named Joseph C. Papa to become Valeant's new chairman and CEO, succeeding J. Michael Pearson.

Fifth Annual Great Glasses Play Day Set for May 7 to 8

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Monday, April 25, 2016 12:30 AM NEW YORK—The fifth annual Great Glasses Play Day— a weekend of raising awareness of the importance of early detection and treatment of vision issues, while celebrating visually impaired children—is now set for May 7 to 8.

Alcon Enters Strategic Alliance With PowerVision to Develop Fluid-Based Accommodating IOLs

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Monday, April 25, 2016 12:24 AM FORT WORTH, Texas—Alcon, a global eyecare leader and a division of Novartis (NYSE: NVS) announced that it has entered into a strategic alliance with PowerVision, Inc., a privately-held, U.S.-based medical device company focused on developing fluid-based lens implants.

Allergan Acquires Dermatology Company Topokine Therapeutics

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Monday, April 25, 2016 12:23 AM DUBLIN and BOSTON—Allergan plc has acquired Topokine Therapeutics, a privately held, clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing topical medicines for fat reduction.

Mobiquity and EyeXam to Collaborate on Eyecare App Enhancements

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Friday, April 22, 2016 12:27 AM BOSTON, Mass. and SAN JOSE, Calif.—Mobiquity, Inc., a mobile engagement provider and EyeXam, a smartphone and tablet eyecare app, announced that they are collaborating to offer consumers improved access to eyecare information, exams, products and eye health.

Take Part in Earth Day

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Friday, April 22, 2016 12:19 AM Are you thinking about ways to celebrate Earth Day? ECPs can participate in Earth Day with various lines, products and services from many companies within the optical industry. Here’s a helpful resource list to get you started on some of today’s sustainable products and activities.

Take Part in Earth Day

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Friday, April 22, 2016 12:18 AM Are you thinking about ways to celebrate Earth Day? ECPs can participate in Earth Day with various lines, products and services from many companies within the optical industry.

VSP Vision Care Survey Finds U.S. Teens Have Spent One-Third of Their Life Staring at Screens

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016 12:24 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—Although many parents worry about how much time their teenagers spend glued to their smartphones, tablets and other digital devices, most are unaware of how it affects their children’s vision and overall health.

AOA Advocates Take Health Concerns to Nation’s Capital

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Sunday, April 17, 2016 12:24 AM ST. LOUIS—From April 17 to 19 in Washington D.C., AOA’s Congressional Advocacy Conference will convene AOA-member doctors, leaders and students to voice the profession’s priority issues and concerns to nation's lawmakers.

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