EYElliance and World Economic Forum Report Explores Economic Growth Via Eyeglasses for the Underserved

By Staff
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:24 AM TIANJIN, People’s Republic of China—The provision of eyeglasses to the more than 2.5 billion of the world’s inhabitants that currently suffer from poor vision but lack access to the solution could generate huge returns in terms of educational attainment and economic growth.

Registration Opens for Vision Expo West 2016

By Staff
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:21 AM NORWALK, Conn.—Registration has opened for Vision Expo West 2016 in September at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada (Education: Sept. 14 to 17; Exhibition: Sept. 15 to 17).

Two Optical Tech Companies Are Finalists for AAL Smart Ageing Challenge Prize

By Staff
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:18 AM BRUSSELS—Two optical technology companies are among the 15 finalists that have been shortlisted for the AAL Smart Ageing Challenge prize, which is offering €50,000 for the best innovation that uses the Internet of Things to empower older adults to achieve the quality of life they aspire to, socially and independently.

Prevent Blindness Urges Public to Leave Fireworks to Competent, Licensed Operators to Avoid Eye Injury

By Staff
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 12:18 AM CHICAGO—An estimated 7,000 Americans spent part of their Fourth of July holiday in the emergency room in 2014 due to fireworks injuries, according to data from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Out of that number, 19 percent of the injuries were to the eyes.

Prevent Blindness Honors Rajeev S. Ramchandran, MD, With Joanne Angle Investigator Award

By Staff
Monday, June 27, 2016 12:21 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness, has selected Rajeev S. Ramchandran, MD, MBA, associate professor of Ophthalmology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, as the honoree of the 13th annual 2016 Joanne Angle Investigator Award.

Office Design Is the Topic of the June 29 ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Monday, June 27, 2016 12:18 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Tips on office design featuring architect, Joost Bende, will be the topic of the June 29 edition of “The Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology Shares Firework Eye Safety Tips

By Staff
Friday, June 24, 2016 2:32 PM SAN FRANCISCO—The American Academy of Ophthalmology is highlighting the fact that “the number of eye injuries caused by fireworks has more than doubled in recent years” and providing tips on how to help prevent these injuries.

Services to be Held for Prominent OD and SUNY Optometry Founding President Dr. Alden Norman Haffner

By Staff
Friday, June 24, 2016 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Services will be held here on Sunday for Alden Norman Haffner, OD, PhD, FAAO, who passed away on June 22.

Vision for a Nation Foundation Wins Top Prize at the U.K. Charity Awards 2016

By Staff
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 12:18 AM OXFORD, U.K.—Vision for a Nation has been awarded top prize in the International Aid and Development category by the United Kingdom’s Charity Awards Programme, the U.K. charity sector’s most prestigious and longest-running awards program.

They’re Post-Millennial, Pre-Myopic Digital Natives...

By Catherine Wolinski
Monday, June 20, 2016 12:31 AM They are the next up and coming generation—babies, kids, tweens and teens—all under the age of 19. They are known as iGeneration. Homeland Generation. The Plurals. The Founders. Centennials. They are not only digital natives, but social natives as well as device natives, engaging with many, and often. Not tech savvy, but tech innate. This is Generation Z, and they’re growing up fast.

Providing, Not Promoting, to Generation Z

By Catherine Wolinski
Monday, June 20, 2016 12:29 AM So how do you market to Generation Z? For many optometrists, marketing to Generation Z means providing, rather than promoting.

Report by Prevent Blindness Calls Children’s Eye Health Stakeholders to Action

By Catherine Wolinski
Monday, June 20, 2016 12:27 AM NEW YORK—The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness (NCCVEH) recently released a report to the public centered on the vision health of school-aged children.

KIDZ BIZ: Brand Choices for Gen Z Wearers

By Catherine Wolinski
Monday, June 20, 2016 12:26 AM NEW YORK—Connected. Social. Visual.Technological. Today’s kids, tweens and teens are becoming recognized as a priority among ECPs and optical retailers. Eyewear suppliers, too are re-engaging design and development initiatives with new brands for eyewear and sunwear, along with new education and training to better prepare for this opportunity of affording all kids the best in better vision.
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