VSP Vision Care Launches #EyeGiveBack Donation Program for VSP Direct Individual Vision Plan Purchases

By Staff
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:18 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.— VSP Vision Care has launched a new #EyeGiveBack donation program providing free eye exams and glasses to children in need for those individuals who purchase a VSP Direct individual vision insurance plan by June 30.

Nine Out of 10 Say Vision Problems Hurt Their Job Performance, Transitions Optical Survey Finds

By Staff
Friday, February 13, 2015 12:27 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—Nine out of 10 employees say that the quality of their work has suffered due to problems with their vision, and half admit that this is a regular occurrence, according to results from the 2015 annual Employee Perceptions of Vision Benefits survey, supported by Transitions Optical.

Many Organizations Draw Attention to February as AMD Awareness Month

By Staff
Monday, February 09, 2015 12:27 AM CHICAGO—Organizations around the country as well as thousands of eyecare professionals are drawing attention to Age-Related Macular Degeneration/Low Vision Awareness Month this month.

Whole You Offers Incentive for Ideas That Promote Wellness

By Staff
Friday, February 06, 2015 12:24 AM SAN JOSE, Calif.— Whole You has teamed up with crowd-sourcing company InnoCentive to challenge people to come up with innovative ideas to help those with vision or oral limitations.

PhotoMedex Sells LCA-Vision Subsidiary to Vision Acquisition, LLC for $40 Million

By Staff
Wednesday, February 04, 2015 12:30 AM HORSHAM, Pa.— PhotoMedex, Inc. (NasdaqGS and TASE: PHMD) has sold its LCA-Vision subsidiary to Vision Acquisition, LLC for $40 million in cash. Excluding working capital adjustments and professional fees, PhotoMedex will realize net proceeds of approximately $35.3 million.

Essilor Creates Program Dedicated to Eliminating Poor Vision

By Staff
Wednesday, February 04, 2015 12:27 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—In pursuit of its corporate mission to “improve lives by improving sight,” Essilor has created a new program, Vision For Life.

Think About Your Eyes Public Awareness Campaign Launches Nationwide

By Staff
Wednesday, February 04, 2015 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.— Think About Your Eyes (TAYE) has launched its 2015 television, radio and digital advertising campaign to educate consumers on the benefits of vision health, highlighting the impressive growth and momentum of the industry initiative presented by The Vision Council and the American Optometric Association.

Novartis Reports Sales Growth for FY 2014, Despite Sales Decline for Q4 2014

By Staff
Friday, January 30, 2015 12:23 AM BASEL, Switzerland— Novartis (NVS:NYSE) managed to deliver a growth in sales for fiscal year 2014, despite a sales decline in the fourth quarter of the year.

NVision Eye Centers Acquires Weston Eye Center

By Staff
Friday, January 30, 2015 12:15 AM ALISO VIEJO, Calif.— NVision Eye Centers, a provider of lasik and cataract surgery in the U.S., has added Weston Eye Center of Roseburg, Ore. to its family of eye centers.

The Latest in Meaningful Use Is the Topic on Jan. 28 ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Monday, January 26, 2015 12:18 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—The latest issues impacting Meaningful Use and some of the newest regulations for vision care practices will be the topic of the Jan. 28 edition of the “Power Hour.”

Prevent Blindness to Host Free Webinar on Children’s Eye Health Strategies

By Staff
Monday, January 19, 2015 12:27 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness will be hosting a free webinar to provide an overview of the recent papers published by the National Expert Panel (NEP) of the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health (NCCVEH) at Prevent Blindness. The webinar will be held on Friday, Jan. 23, at 10:30 (ET).

Generic Drugs Are the Topic on Jan. 21 ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Monday, January 19, 2015 12:21 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—The pros and cons of generic drugs are the topic of the Jan. 21 edition of the “Power Hour.”

Study Shows Effectiveness of i-Lid Cleanser

By Andrew Karp
Monday, January 19, 2015 12:00 AM SAN RAFAEL, Calif.—The Eye Institute, based here, recently announced that an informal nationwide survey of eye doctors and patients shows success with the use of a recently launched product, i-Lid Cleanser from NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, to treat evaporaive dry eye syndrome associated with blepharitis and meibomian gland dysfunction.

Think About Your Eyes Partners With All About Vision to Provide Eye Health Info

By Staff
Friday, January 16, 2015 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—National eye health initiative Think About Your Eyes (TAYE) has formed a partnership with All About Vision, bolstering the campaign’s efforts to provide consumers with accurate, up-to-date information about vision health and its impact on overall well-being, according to an announcement from TAYE.

AOAExcel Announces New Endorsed Business Partner, Compliancy Group, LLC

By Staff
Friday, January 16, 2015 12:21 AM ST. LOUIS— AOAExcel has announced a new endorsed business partner, Compliancy Group, LLC, which offers an industry-recognized compliance tracking solution, “The Guard.” Compliancy Group, LLC will be offering its cost-effective tracking solution to help members of the American Optometric Association (AOA) achieve, illustrate and maintain compliance.
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