Pfizer Names Executive Team for Combined Organization Upon Completion of Allergan Transaction

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Pfizer Inc. has announced the executive leadership team for the combined Pfizer and Allergan plc business following the close of the proposed transaction.

EyeRock Welcomes Optometry Student Support for Spring Fundraiser

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Monday, February 8, 2016 12:24 AM NEW YORK—While much of the country is battling winter weather, organizers of the EyeRock concert are busy preparing for the popular spring fundraiser.

University of Pikeville-Kentucky Will Begin Recruitment for Inaugural Class

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Monday, February 8, 2016 12:21 AM PIKEVILLE, K.Y.—The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) will begin recruiting its inaugural class for Fall 2016.

Prevent Blindness and Bausch + Lomb Partner for Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

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Monday, February 8, 2016 12:18 AM BRIDGEWATER, NJ—This month, Bausch + Lomb is partnering with Prevent Blindness to encourage the public to give vision the same attention as heart heath during Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness Month.

Dr. Nick Despotidis Is Guest on Feb. 10 ‘Power Hour’

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Monday, February 8, 2016 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Nick Despotidis, OD, will be the guest on the Feb. 10 episode of “The Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

Vision Associates Expands Optical Dispensary Services

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Friday, February 5, 2016 12:27 AM WARREN, N.J.—Vision Associates Inc. (VAI), the country’s leading optical dispensary management and consulting firm, reports that it has added 36 dispensaries within the past two years, bringing the group to a total of more than 100 dispensaries under its management.

Safilo Renews Support for Special Olympics for Three More Years

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Friday, February 5, 2016 12:18 AM PADUA, Italy—Safilo Group announced a new three-year commitment to Special Olympics at its extended global leadership team meeting on Feb. 2.

Hoya Vision Care North America Acquires Nexus Vision Group

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 12:15 PM LEWISVILLE, Texas—Hoya Vision Care announced today the acquisition of Nexus Vision Group, headquartered in Grove City, Ohio, and its affiliated laboratory partners in five states. The purchase price was not announced.

Envision Raises $3.1 Million for Development of Research Institute

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 12:24 AM WICHITA, Kan.—Envision announced that thanks to numerous donors, they raised $3.1 million during their research institute capital campaign.

Southern College of Optometry Names New Vice President of Academic Affairs

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 12:21 AM MEMPHIS, Tenn.— Dr. J. Bart Campbell has been appointed vice president of academic affairs at Southern College of Optometry. Campbell has been serving as interim VP since March 2015.

National Think About Your Eyes Campaign Wraps Up Record Breaking Year

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Monday, February 1, 2016 12:30 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The national Think About Your Eyes campaign has wrapped up its record breaking 2015 efforts, reaching more consumers and producing more eye exams than ever before.

Liberty Sport and Special Olympics to Continue Partnership

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Monday, February 1, 2016 12:18 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—Liberty Sport, manufacturers of sports protective eyewear, has renewed its global partnership agreement with Special Olympics to provide key support to the Special Olympics-Lions Clubs International Opening Eyes (Opening Eyes) global vision care program.

Dr. Dori Carlson Is Guest on Feb. 3 ‘Power Hour’

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Monday, February 1, 2016 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.— Full-time OD and mother, Dori Carlson, OD, will be the guest on the Feb. 3 edition of “The Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

CareCredit Provides $25,000 Grant to Optometry Cares - The AOA Foundation’s InfantSEE Program

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Friday, January 29, 2016 12:18 AM COSTA MESA, Calif.—CareCredit’s Caring Communities Program is making a difference in the vision health of children with a $25,000 grant to Optometry Cares - The American Optometric Association Foundation’s InfantSEE program.

Novartis Announces Alcon Reorganization, Names New CEO

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016 10:00 AM BASEL, Switzerland—With sagging sales in its Alcon division, Novartis has named a new CEO and is implementing a plan to strengthen its under-performing vision care business.
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