Monday, June 26, 2017 12:33 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Optometric Association’s
annual meeting, Optometry’s Meeting, came to a close this past weekend with the swearing in of the association’s new officers and trustees for 2017-2018. The five-day meeting, the 120th annual congress of AOA, closed Sunday.
Monday, June 26, 2017 12:30 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Taylor Harris, a student from the Illinois College of Optometry
, propelled his team to victory at the 26th annual Essilor Optometry Student Bowl
(OSB) Thursday by correctly answering the winning question concerning the correct contact lens power to order for an infant with an aphakic eye.
Monday, June 26, 2017 12:24 AM
announced its multi-faceted partnership with Viacom’s Nickelodeon
and TV Land
brands on a nationwide program to encourage back-to-school eye exams.
Monday, June 26, 2017 12:21 AM
, a Waltham, Mass.-based ophthalmic pharmaceutical and medical device company specializing in corneal remodeling, has appointed Thomas E. Griffin as chief financial officer.
Monday, June 26, 2017 12:18 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—For the fourth consecutive year, The Vision Council
is promoting the importance of UV-protective eyewear with the celebration of National Sunglasses Day
, taking place tomorrow, June 27.
Friday, June 23, 2017 12:27 AM
WASHINGTON—The nation’s capital was an appropriate setting this week for the American Optometric Association’s
(AOA) annual congress, as advocacy for the profession and patient care are both playing more important roles in the association’s day-to-day activities.
Friday, June 23, 2017 12:24 AM
DALLAS—United Vision Partners (UVP), a leading network of comprehensive eyecare providers and a portfolio company of Waud Capital Partners
has announced that health care industry executive Sami Abbasi has joined as CEO and president.
Friday, June 23, 2017 12:21 AM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc. announced the launch of Advocacy Academy
, an on-demand virtual learning tool designed, the company said, to educate, empower and mobilize a new community of eye health advocates to engage with lawmakers, agencies and patient associations on key issues impacting eye health.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 12:21 AM
BRIDGEWATER, N.J.—Bausch + Lomb
on Tuesday announced the launch of a new virtual reality (VR) tool that will allow eyecare professionals (ECPs) to experience the daily challenges that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) brings their patients with mild to more advanced stages of AMD.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 12:15 AM
announced this week that John Snisarenko has been named group vice president and head of ophthalmics U.S. franchise.
Monday, June 19, 2017 12:21 AM
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—ABB Optical Group
, a distributor of optical products, will begin accepting applications for its fourth annual ABB Cares program
on Aug. 1, 2017.
Monday, June 19, 2017 12:15 AM
LIVERPOOL, England —A new contact lens therapy has significant potential to address the rising prevalence of myopia (nearsightedness) in children, according to the results of study outcomes presented here at the British Contact Lens Association Clinical Conference, according to an announcement by CooperVision.
Monday, June 19, 2017 12:00 AM
NEW YORK—National Sunglasses Day is only a week away. The event, held annually on June 27, aims to bring awareness to the harmful effects of the sun’s UV rays and encourages the optical community to stress the importance of wearing sunglasses. In preparation for June 27, the Vision Council encouraged ECPs and optical retailers to help promote the importance of UV-protective sunwear as a part of the event.
Monday, June 19, 2017 12:00 AM
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio—The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley’s Success After 6 program provides wraparound services to students in Youngstown, Ohio. Recently, United Way teamed up with several groups including Sight for All, Classic Optical Laboratories, Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF), Modern Optical International, and Opticians Association of Ohio to provide children with free eye exams and eyeglasses.
Friday, June 16, 2017 12:33 AM
will hold the sixth annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit
on June 28 form 7:30 am to 3:30 pm at the National Press Club Washington D.C. The Summit will include presentations related to this year’s theme, “What’s in Sight?”