Form D Filing Underscores Investors’ Expansion Goals for Rev360

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Friday, December 9, 2016 12:26 AM MADISON, Wis.—In a sign of support for the growth prospects of the software and services firm Rev360, investors have provided $45.2 million in financing over the past two years to the Madison-based company, which is best known for delivering RevolutionEHR, cloud-based practice management and electronic health record (EHR) software for eyecare professionals.

Visioneering Technologies, Inc. Names Rosa Lee Executive Director of Manufacturing and Engineering

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Friday, December 9, 2016 12:18 AM ALPHARETTA, Ga.—Visioneering Technologies, Inc. (VTI), has named Rosa Lee to the position of executive director of Manufacturing and Engineering. Lee will direct the manufacturing and product optimization efforts for the company.

Optical Groups in Ohio Oppose Consolidation of Regulatory Boards

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 12:21 AM COLUMBUS, Ohio—Separate bills in the state legislature here propose a consolidation of several health-related regulatory boards—including the Ohio Optical Dispensers Board (OODB) and state Board of Optometry—under a new structure.

Show Organizers Announce Innovative New Education Content at Vision Expo East

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Numerous innovative programs have been added to the education curriculum at International Vision Expo East 2017, taking place at the Javits Center in New York, according to an announcement from show organizers.

Jeffrey and Patricia Cole Donate $31M to Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 12:15 AM CLEVELAND, Oh.—Jeffrey A. Cole and his wife Patricia O’Brien Cole have made a significant gift to continue their philanthropic legacy at the Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute.

USC’s Roski Eye Institute to Launch Certified Ophthalmic Education Program

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Monday, December 5, 2016 12:27 AM LOS ANGELES—The University of Southern California (USC) Roski Eye Institute will offer the first educational program in California to train certified ophthalmic technicians beginning January, 2017.

GiveWell Names Sightsavers as New ‘Top Charity’

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Monday, December 5, 2016 12:21 AM BOSTON—Sightsavers has been named as one of seven “top charities” by charity evaluator GiveWell for its work on treating children for parasitic infections, also called "deworming.” The announcement from GiveWell, a nonprofit that conducts in-depth analysis to find and recommend outstanding charities to donors, comes just in time for the 2016 giving season.

VSP Global’s Dan Mannen, OD, and VSP Vision Care’s Kate Renwick-Espinosa on Dec. 7 ‘Power Hour’

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Monday, December 5, 2016 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—VSP Global’s board chair, Dan Mannen, OD, FAAO and VSP Vision Care president Kate Renwick-Espinosa are the guests on the Dec. 7 episode of “Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

SECO International Announces 2017 Champions and Co-Located Meetings

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Friday, December 2, 2016 12:24 AM ATLANTA—SECO International, one of the largest optometric education meetings for eyecare professionals, announced the “Champion” partner companies for SECO 2017, which will run March 1 to 5, 2017, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

Prevent Blindness Opens Nominations for Second Annual Pomeroy Award

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Friday, December 2, 2016 12:21 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness is issuing a call for nominations for the 2017 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health. The award recognizes an individual, team or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to the field of public health and vision and eye health at a community, state, national and/or international level.

Online Contact Lens Startup Sightbox Raises $1.8 Million

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016 12:18 AM PORTLAND, Ore.—The startup company Sightbox, which offers a membership-based supply service for contact lens wearers, has raised $1.8 million in a seed-round of funding.

RestoringVision Launches #GivingSightDay Campaign for #GivingTuesday

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016 11:32 AM

SAN RAFAEL, Calif.—RestoringVision, a non-profit organization that delivers glasses to people in developing countries, is turning this year’s #GivingTuesday into #GivingSightDay. Funds raised during the #GivingSightDay campaign will be converted into glasses delivered to people in need.

Prevent Blindness Declares December as Safe Toys and Gifts Awareness Month

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Monday, November 28, 2016 12:24 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness has declared December as Safe Toys and Gifts Awareness Month.

OWL: Advancing Diversity in Leadership Adds Four Members to Its Board of Directors

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Monday, November 28, 2016 12:21 AM KANSAS CITY, Mo.—OWL: Advancing Diversity in Leadership announced that Michael Ackermann, PhD, Taryn Conway, Candace Simerson, and John Vukich, MD, have joined OWL’s board of directors.
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