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.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:21 AM
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.