Defining 'Opticianry' to Consumers: Opticians Association of America Devises Logo, Video and Branding Tools

By Staff
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:27 AM LAKELAND, Tenn.—The Opticians Association of America (OAA) has been working to help its members better communicate to the public and help them better define “What does an optician do?” in the minds of consumers.

Prevent Blindness To Host 8th Annual Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament Sept. 16th in Las Vegas

By Staff
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:24 AM CHICAGO—The 8th Annual Prevent Blindness Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament, held in conjunction with Vision Expo West, will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, at the Spanish Trail Country Club, Las Vegas, Nev.

VOSH/International, In Collaboration With Brien Holden Vision Institute, Announces First VOSH Corps Placement

By Staff
Monday, May 25, 2015 12:24 AM OMAHA, Neb.—VOSH/International  announced it has made its first placement in the newly established VOSH Corps program. Justin Manning, OD, has been selected to serve one or more years in Nicaragua on the faculty of the optometry school at UNAN-Managua, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua.

Health-Tracking Eyeglasses Are the Subject of The Wall Street Journal Interview with VSP’s Jim McGrann

By Staff
Monday, May 25, 2015 12:18 AM NEW YORK— The Wall Street Journal focused on VSP Global’s new health-tracking eyeglasses for the “exploding market in the wearables space” in a video interview with VSP’s Jim McGrann earlier this week on Tues., May 19, 2015.

World Council of Optometry Moves to American Optometric Association Headquarters

By Staff
Friday, May 22, 2015 12:24 AM ST. LOUIS—The World Council of Optometry (WCO) announced Wed., May 20, 2015, that the organization will move its offices from London to the American Optometric Association’s (AOA) headquarters here.

OSU College of Optometry Gets Half-Million Dollar Technology and Innovation Endowment from VSP Global

By Staff
Friday, May 22, 2015 12:21 AM COLUMBUS, Ohio—In its new role as an incubator of eyewear and eyecare technology, VSP Global has gifted $500,000 to The Ohio State University College of Optometry, creating the “VSP Global Technology and Innovation Endowed Fund.”








Security Life Now Offers Stand-Alone Vision Benefits to Individuals in 40 States Through VSP and EyeMed

By Staff
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 12:27 AM MINNEAPOLIS—Security Life Insurance Company of America has added four more states to the 36 in which the ancillary benefits provider launched its stand-alone vision insurance offerings in March 2015. The company’s PrimeStar Individual Vision Insurance is now available in Arizona, Kansas, Ohio and New Jersey.

ECPs Can Play Key Role in Re-Engaging Patients with Chronic Conditions Into Care, UHC Study Says

By Staff
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 12:24 AM MINNETONKA, Minn.—A new UnitedHealthcare study shows that 57 percent of patients with chronic conditions who receive a comprehensive eye exam became re-engaged with a primary care physician or specialist in managing their ongoing illness. In addition, the study also showed that employers that adopt integrated eye health and medical benefits, along with health and wellness programs, may improve employee well-being and reduce medical costs.

Vision Source Named Eyecare Provider by Minuteman Health

By Staff
Monday, May 18, 2015 12:21 AM KINGWOOD, Texas—Vision Source announced it has entered into a vision service provider agreement with Minuteman Heath, a non-profit health maintenance organization (HMO) based in Boston comprised of over 9,000 hospitals, physicians and specialists in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Vision Impact Institute’s Cavanagh on May 20 ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Monday, May 18, 2015 12:18 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Maureen Cavanagh, president of the Vision Impact Institute will be the featured guest on the May 20 edition of the “Power Hour.” The weekly radio broadcast, at 9:00 pm. ET, is hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

Consider Office Efficiency When Choosing a Practice Management System

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, May 18, 2015 12:00 AM AUSTIN, Texas—Bee Cave is an upscale section of Austin, a high-end community near the lake, with families, seniors and many folks involved with the thriving tech businesses based in this unique Texas city.

Optometry Cares-The AOA Foundation Aims to Break a Guinness World Record at Optometry’s Meeting

By Staff
Friday, May 15, 2015 12:19 AM ST. LOUIS—Optometry Cares-The AOA Foundation, The Vision Council, The American Optometric Student Association and Essilor of America are aiming to make history at this year’s Optometry’s Meeting by breaking a Guinness World Record  for “the most people wearing sunglasses in the dark.”

OD Excellence to Offer Program of Optometric Workshops

By Staff
Friday, May 15, 2015 12:18 AM HEALDSBURG, Calif.—OD Excellence (ODX) and PFO Global will debut the Pinnacle Program, a series of optometric workshops at the 5th annual International Vision Conference scheduled for Aug 27 to 29, 2015.

Essilor Announces 2015 Student Grant Award Recipients

By Staff
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 12:15 AM DALLAS—Essilor of America announced the recipients of the 2015 Varilux Student Grant Awards, a competition among optometry students. This year, 16 students were awarded $1,000 each in grant money from Varilux, and from those winners, one national award was given.

MyEyeDr Expands Into Florida Market With Acquisition of The Hour Glass/South East Eye Specialists

By Staff
Monday, May 11, 2015 12:30 PM VIENNA, Va.—MyEyeDr acquired The Hour Glass and South East Eye Specialists with seven locations in Tallahassee and Georgia.
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