Optometry Giving Sight Establishes ‘Circle Of Sight’

By Staff
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:27 AM DENVER— Optometry Giving Sight welcomed members to its newly established “Circle of Sight” at a special function sponsored by Hoya Vision Care at the Vision Source Exchange meeting in Boston on April 11, 2014.

Making Sense of Big Data for Todays Health Care Sector

By Mary Kane
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:06 AM The tagline on the IBM Watson Foundations website declares “Make data make sense” and that’s just what IBM’s Charlie Schick, PhD did for Summit attendees as he led a fascinating and informative discussion on Big Data, outlining what it means to today’s world of health care and ultimately, how it might impact those in optical.

E-tailing Shares Stage (And Screen?) With Online Refraction

By John Sailer
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:02 AM What does the blurring of “brick” and “click” mean for eyecare? In the process of answering that question, the “Omnichannel” session introduced a technology so disruptive that, in contrast, it demonstrated how firmly established online optical retailing has become.

Get Ready for Online Refraction

By Andrew Karp
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:00 AM Ever since the dawn of online eyeglass sales, technology trend watchers have speculated about the possibility of online refractions.

Fatheadz Eyewear Joins Think About Your Eyes Initiative

By Staff
Monday, April 07, 2014 12:21 AM ALEXANDRIA, VA.— Fatheadz Eyewear, a leading supplier of eyewear specifically designed for people with a larger than average head size, is the latest industry partner to support Think About Your Eyes (TAYE), a public eye health initiative designed to bring national awareness to the importance of vision health and comprehensive annual eye exams.

U.S. Congress Authorizes First Optometrist for Advisory Panel on Improving Healthcare Systems

By Staff
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 12:24 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—For the first time, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has appointed an optometrist to its advisory panel on Improving Healthcare Systems.

Health Care Reform Expert to Deliver Keynote Address at Vision Expo East

By Staff
Monday, March 03, 2014 12:00 AM NORWALK, Conn.—At this year’s Vision Expo East, Charles Posternack, M.D., will deliver the keynote address,”The Paradigm Shift in Health Care,” that will examine health care reform’s impact on the optical industry and how the pending changes are driving a transition from pay-for-performance to bundled payments

Optometry Giving Sight Recognizes FYidoctors as Platinum National Sponsor

By Staff
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 12:18 AM CALGARY, Canada— Optometry Giving Sight is pleased to welcome FYidoctors as a Platinum National Sponsor in Canada in recognition of FYidoctors on-going support of sustainable eye and vision care projects being funded by Optometry Giving Sight.

American Academy of Ophthalmology, Prevent Blindness Observe March as Workplace Eye Health and Safety Month

By Staff
Friday, February 21, 2014 12:24 AM SAN FRANCISCO & CHICAGO—The American Academy of Ophthalmology and Prevent Blindness are marking March on their calendars for their annual observance of Workplace Eye Wellness Month, or Workplace Eye Health and Safety Month.

Biosyntrx, Inc. Adds Three Scientific Advisory Board Members

By Staff
Friday, February 21, 2014 12:18 AM COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.— Biosyntrx, Inc., a nutritional biotechnology and healthy lifestyles education company in the ophthalmic sector, has added three new scientific advisory board members.

TearLab to Acquire AOA's OcuHub Technology Platform

By Staff
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 10:10 AM SAN DIEGO, Calif.— TearLab Corporation (Nasdaq:TEAR) (TSX:TLB) today announced it has signed a non-binding term sheet to purchase the assets of the OcuHub business unit from AOAExcel, Inc., the for-profit subsidiary of the American Optometric Association (AOA).

Optelec and The Macula Vision Research Foundation Team Up to Increase Awareness of AMD

By Staff
Monday, February 17, 2014 12:30 AM VISTA, Calif. And CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.—The Macula Vision Research Foundation(MVRF) and Optelec have formed a unique partnership of industry and philanthropy to benefit more than 11 million people in the U.S. with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) or other retinal related diseases.

Kravis Prize in Leadership to Honor Helen Keller International

By Staff
Monday, February 17, 2014 12:21 AM CLAREMONT, Calif.— Claremont McKenna College announced that Helen Keller International, an organization whose mission is to combat the causes and consequences of blindness and malnutrition, has won the ninth annual Henry R. Kravis Prize in Leadership.

American Optometric Association Seeks OD Participation in ‘Save Your Vision Month’ in March

By Staff
Friday, February 14, 2014 12:27 AM ST. LOUIS—The American Optometric Association (AOA) is calling on optometrists to take part in "Save Your Vision Month" this March, aiming to generate public incentive to protect vision and obtain quality vision care across the U.S.

Essilor Teams With Vision Institute to Study Visual Aging

By Staff
Friday, February 14, 2014 12:18 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France— Essilor and the Vision Institute (UPMC, Inserm and the CNRS) announced the creation of a joint research laboratory on the theme of “Visual Aging, Action and Autonomy.”