AOA’s 2015 Save Your Vision Month to Emphasize Digital Device Usage This March

By Staff
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 12:27 AM ST. LOUIS—The American Optometric Association (AOA) revealed its latest campaign for Save Your Vision Month, which is dedicated to promoting the importance of regular, comprehensive eye exams by an optometrist in the month of March.

New ‘Community InSight’ Program Raises Eye Health Awareness Among African Americans

By Staff
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 12:24 AM CHICAGO— Prevent Blindness and the National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) have announced their collaboration called “Community InSight” program, which strives to improve the vision and eye health of the coalition’s 15.7 million African American churchgoers.

SUNY College of Optometry Names New VP for Clinical Administration and Executive Director of Eye Center

By Staff
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Liduvina Martinez-Gonzalez will assume the role of vice president for clinical administration and executive director of the University Eye Center (UEC), the clinical facility of SUNY College of Optometry, according to an announcement made by David A. Heath, OD, president.

Special ‘Power Hour’ Will Be Live From SECO, Friday March 6

By Staff
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—The next “Power Hour” will broadcast live from the SECO meeting in Atlanta this week, with a special episode on Friday, March 6 at 4:00 pm ET featuring a range of clinical OD experts.

VSP Vision Care Launches #EyeGiveBack Donation Program for VSP Direct Individual Vision Plan Purchases

By Staff
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:18 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.— VSP Vision Care has launched a new #EyeGiveBack donation program providing free eye exams and glasses to children in need for those individuals who purchase a VSP Direct individual vision insurance plan by June 30.

Each State’s Scope of Practice Laws in One Infographic

By Staff
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:00 AM To help make sense of the varied and sometimes confusing scope of practice laws throughout the country, NewGradOptometry.com’s Quy Nguyen, OD, and founder Matt Geller, OD, have developed an infographic clearly stating what each state allows.

Tickets Go on Sale for EyeRock Concert, Featuring Guest Artist Lisa Loeb

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Tickets are now on sale for EyeRock, the optical industry fundraiser for nonprofit vision care groups, the event’s organizers announced.

Valeant to Acquire Salix Pharmaceuticals

By Staff
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:30 AM LAVAL, Quebec and RALEIGH, N.C.— Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) and Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SLXP) announced on March 22 that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Valeant will acquire all of the outstanding common stock of Salix for $158.00 per share in cash, or a total enterprise value of approximately $14.5 billion.

AOA President David Cockrell, OD Joins Feb. 25 'Power Hour'

By Staff
Monday, February 23, 2015 12:21 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N. J.—David Cockrell, OD, president of the American Optometric Association (AOA) will be the guest on the Feb. 25 edition of the “Power Hour.”

NAVCP/NASHO Specialty Health Summit Registration Opens and Award Nominees Sought

By Staff
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 12:21 AM LAS VEGAS— Registration is now open for the 2015 Specialty Health Summit to be held at The Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas, May 4 to May 6, 2015, and the sponsoring organizations are seeking nominees for the sixth annual Most Influential in Specialty Health Award to be presented at the event.

Davis Vision Launches Davis Vision Television With VTO, Educational Videos, Retail Locator, and More

By Staff
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:30 AM SAN ANTONIO, Texas— Davis Vision has launched Davis Vision Television, “ DVTV,” a new website to “deliver a heightened interactive experience,” according to a statement released last week from the managed vision care company.

Tickets Go on Sale for EyeRock Concert, Featuring Guest Artist Lisa Loeb

By Staff
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Tickets are now on sale for EyeRock, the optical industry fundraiser for nonprofit vision care groups, the event’s organizers announced today.

Legal Specialist on Americans With Disabilities Act is Guest on Feb. 18th 'Power Hour'

By Staff
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:21 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—How to avoid penalties with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) is the topic of the Feb. 18th  edition of the “Power Hour.” The weekly radio show is broadcast at 9:00 p.m. ET, hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

Jobson Issues 2015 Edition of Blue Book of Optometrists

By Staff
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:18 AM NEW YORK—The 2015 Edition of the Blue Book of Optometrists, a comprehensive directory listing of close to 21,000 optometrists, is now available from Jobson Medical Information LLC.

What You Don't Know About Patient Data... Could Hurt You or Your Patients

By John Sailer
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:10 AM If you’re not storing your patient data in electronic health records, your reimbursements are going to be reduced in the coming era of “outcomes-based” health care . . . and it could even impact how you treat your patients.
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