CVS Pharmacy Moves Ahead With 19 Additional Optical Locations

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:36 AM WOONSOCKET, R.I.—CVS Pharmacy is moving ahead with its rollout of optical departments with the expected opening of 19 additional optical locations this year.

FYidoctors Appoints Naugle to New Corporate Post With Responsibility for Acquisitions

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:33 AM CALGARY, Alberta—FYidoctors has named Dr. Michael Naugle as director of optometric partnerships, a new role at the company.

Ophthotech Announces Leadership Transitions, Effective July 1, 2017

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Ophthotech Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company specializing in the development of therapeutics for diseases of the eye, announced that David R. Guyer, MD, a co-founder, CEO and chairman of the board of Ophthotech, will transition to executive chairman, effective July 1, 2017.

The Vision Council Releases 2017 UV Report, Preps for National Sunglasses Day

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:21 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council has released its official 2017 UV report, titled ‘UV’ Gotta Have Shades, in advance of May, which is healthy vision and UV awareness month, as well as National Sunglasses Day, which takes place annually on June 27.

Survey Says Employees Value Vision Benefits, But Desire Better Eyewear Coverage and Education

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:18 AM SAN DIEGO—Vision benefits are a key component of an employer’s overall health benefit package for employees and just by offering vision coverage it could set companies apart and increase employee satisfaction, according to the findings of a new survey.

Behind the Scenes With Randy Jackson Before The Dr. Oz Show

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:15 AM PORT CHESTER, N.Y.—Randy Jackson, will be appearing on The Dr. Oz Show today at 1 p.m. EST on Fox WNYW (check your local listings for network) to discuss his personal experiences with Type 2 Diabetes, its connection with eye health and the importance of annual comprehensive eye exams.

A House Committee in Florida Legislature Postpones Action on Optometry Bill

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Monday, April 24, 2017 12:24 AM TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—The Health and Human Services Committee in Florida’s House of Representatives  postponed a vote on a bill that would permit optometrists to perform certain eyecare procedures.

NIH Study Shows Eye Exam Schedule Results in Better Outcomes

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Monday, April 24, 2017 12:21 AM BETHESDA, Md.—Research results may lead to a reconsideration of how often people with type 1 diabetes should have an eye exam.

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Names 2017 Student Travel Fellowship Recipients

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Monday, April 24, 2017 12:18 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—The American Academy of Optometry has named the recipients of the 2017 Student Travel Fellowship Awards.

Gary Gerber, OD, Will Discuss Upping Your Customer Service Game on April 26 ‘Power Hour’

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Monday, April 24, 2017 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J—On the April 26 episode of the “Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Geber, OD, founder of The Power Practice, Gerber will discuss what ODs can learn about customer service from the United Airlines incident.

VSP’s Steve Wright Retires

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Friday, April 21, 2017 12:27 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—Steve Wright, most recently president of VSP Global’s Omni-Channel Solutions business, has retired. Wright’s retirement was announced internally last week and is effective immediately.

Simple Contacts Raises Additional $8 Million in Series A Financing

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Friday, April 21, 2017 12:23 AM NEW YORK—Simple Contacts announced that it has raised an $8 million Series A financing round led by Goodwater Capital, which specializes in early-stage consumer technology companies.

H.I.G. Capital Makes Strategic Investment in Arizona’s Barnet Dulaney Perkins and Southwestern Eye Center

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 12:27 AM SAN FRANCISCO—H.I.G. Capital, a leading global private equity investment firm, announced that one of its affiliates has made a strategic investment in Arizona’s Barnet Dulaney Perkins and Southwestern Eye Center, two leading eyecare practices.

Imprimis and Precision Lens Sign Agreement to Expand Imprimis’ Ophthalmic Portfolio in the U.S. Midwest

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 12:24 AM SAN DIEGO and BLOOMINGTON, Minn.—Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMMY), an ophthalmology-focused pharmaceutical company, and Cameron Ehlen Group, d/b/a Precision Lens, announced the signing of a three-year exclusive sales representation agreement.

Penn State University and Salus University Establish Alliance for Early Assurance Admission Program

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 12:21 AM ELKINS PARK, Pa.—Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry (Salus PCO) and Penn State University (Penn State) recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to create an Early Assurance Admission Program.
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