Luxottica and the AOSA Select 25 Students for OneSight Clinic in Tanzania

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Friday, February 17, 2017 12:21 AM MASON, Ohio—Luxottica and the American Optometric Student Association (AOSA) have selected 25 optometry students to travel to Tanzania on mission to help people first hand who need access to vision care.

CooperVision Announces Honorees for 2017 Best Practices

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:24 AM PLEASANTON, Calif.—CooperVision has recognized 10 eyecare practices across the U.S as 2017’s Best Practices, the company announced. This new class of honorees was chosen after a nationwide search for eyecare practices that advance the profession through innovation, industry leadership and patient experience.

In Response to Court Rulings, Aetna-Humana and Cigna-Anthem Call an End to Merger Plans

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Valentine’s Day was not so sweet for the four leading U.S. health plans. The sweeping consolidation of U.S. health plans will not come to fruition, at least in the combos of Aetna/Humana and Cigna/Anthem.

VisionSpring and BRAC Help One Million Low-Income Consumers Acquire Eyeglasses in Bangladesh

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:21 AM DHAKA, Bangladesh—VisionSpring and BRAC marked a special occasion here last week, celebrating that the partnership between the two groups had provided one million pairs of affordable eyeglasses to low-income customers, achieving major milestones both in scaling a social entrepreneurship model, and in expanding access to vision services in Bangladesh.

Bausch + Lomb Ends Unilateral Pricing Policy

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Monday, February 13, 2017 12:27 AM BRIDGEWATER, N.J.—Bausch + Lomb became the latest contact lens company to move away from its Unilateral Pricing Policy (UPP) with the announcement late Friday that a “competitive imbalance” had forced the company to discontinue the program.

Proposal in Indiana Legislature Would Overturn 2016’s Prohibition of Online Eye Exams

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Monday, February 13, 2017 12:24 AM INDIANAPOLIS—A bill introduced in the Indiana legislature late last month would amend a section of the state’s code with new language permitting online eye tests, according to the proposed legislation.

Think About Your Eyes Launches 2017 Advertising Campaign

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Friday, February 10, 2017 12:30 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Think About Your Eyes, the vision industry’s national public awareness campaign, will launch its 2017 national advertising campaign on Monday, Feb. 13, with an increase in advertising budget and updated advertising placements.

New Eyes Rockers to Return to Hard Rock

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Friday, February 10, 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.

Doctors Rated ‘Most Trustworthy’ in Pearle Vision New Survey About Trust

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Friday, February 10, 2017 12:21 AM MASON, Ohio—Amid the uncertainties of the last year, Americans’ perceptions of trust have been affected. Pearle Vision one of North America’s largest optical retail brands and a division of Luxottica (NYSE: LUX), explored those attitudes via a newly-released national poll, which examines the role of trust and the importance of personal connections with patients.

Primary Eyecare Network to Present ‘Great Game of Business’ Summit in San Francisco

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Friday, February 10, 2017 12:15 AM ALAMEDA, Calif.—Primary Eyecare Network (PEN), a division of ABB Optical Group, will host “The Great Game of Business” solutions summit for PEN members from March 4 to 5 at the Marriott Marquis (780 Mission Street) in San Francisco.

Allergan Launches ‘See America’ to Further the Fight Against Preventable Blindness

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017 12:27 AM DUBLIN—Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) this week announced the launch of its “See America” campaign, a new U.S.-focused initiative to fight preventable blindness and to advocate for making vision health “a priority for all Americans.”

Eye Docs of Rock Sets Benefit Performance at SECO for Optometry Giving Sight

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017 12:18 AM ATLANTA—The “Bad Habits - Eye Docs of Rock” band, a group featuring four optometrists covering rock’s classic hits, will play a special benefit concert March 3 for Optometry Giving Sight (OGS) in conjunction with the SECO International conference, which runs March 1 to 5 at the Georgia World Congress Center here.

AOA Celebrates Grand Opening of Renovated National Headquarters Building

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Monday, February 6, 2017 12:18 AM ST. LOUIS—The American Optometric Association (AOA) commemorated the completion of a multimillion-dollar renovation to its headquarters here on Feb. 1. AOA president Andrea P. Thau, OD, and the AOA Board of Trustees were joined by AOA members and local officials for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the remodeling project.

Gary Gerber, OD, Discusses Tips for Patient Recall on Feb. 8 ‘Power Hour’

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Monday, February 6, 2017 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—On the Feb. 8 episode of “Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice, he’ll discuss tips and approaches for patient recall.

Transitions Optical’s New Consumer Campaign Targets Younger, Single-Vision Wearers

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Friday, February 3, 2017 12:27 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—Transitions Optical will launch a new multimedia advertising campaign Feb. 12 with a new tagline, “Live the Good Light,” and a new focus on “engaging and attracting a younger generation of single-vision wearers to the photochromic lens category,” the company announced.
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