Registration Opens for Vision Expo West 2016

By Staff
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:21 AM NORWALK, Conn.—Registration 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).

Two Optical Tech Companies Are Finalists for AAL Smart Ageing Challenge Prize

By Staff
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.

Prevent Blindness Honors Rajeev S. Ramchandran, MD, With Joanne Angle Investigator Award

By Staff
Monday, June 27, 2016 12:21 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness, has selected Rajeev S. Ramchandran, MD, MBA, associate professor of Ophthalmology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, as the honoree of the 13th annual 2016 Joanne Angle Investigator Award.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology Shares Firework Eye Safety Tips

By Staff
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.

Congressman Introduces Bill to Expand Medicare Benefits for Vision

By Staff
Monday, June 20, 2016 12:24 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—A veteran Democratic congressman wants to expand Medicare's benefits to provide vision, hearing and dental care to seniors.

Don’t Forget to Participate in National Sunglasses Day on June 27

By Staff
Monday, June 20, 2016 12:21 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council is encouraging ECPs and optical retailers to help promote the importance of wearing UV-protective sunwear as a part of National Sunglasses Day, held annually on June 27.

Prevent Blindness Urges Public to Leave Fireworks to Competent, Licensed Operators to Avoid Eye Injury

By Staff
Monday, June 20, 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.

Jins Debuts Blue Filtering Nighttime Glasses

By Alexandrea Mobijohn
Monday, June 20, 2016 12:00 AM SAN FRANCISCO—Jins Eyewear is launching Jins Screen Night, a new version of its Jins Screen glasses that protect the eyes from prolonged use of digital devices, including computer screens and smart phones.

Bausch + Lomb Announces Sponsorship of the IKA

By Staff
Friday, June 17, 2016 12:21 AM BRIDGEWATER, N.J.—Bausch + Lomb announced that its Specialty Vision Products business has renewed its platinum sponsorship of the International Keratoconus Academy (IKA) for the second consecutive year.

NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Names Mark M. Sieczkarek President and CEO

By Staff
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 12:27 AM EMERYVILLE, Calif.—NovaBay Pharmaceuticals (NYSE MKT: NBY), has appointed Mark M. Sieczkarek as president and chief executive officer, effective June 13. Sieczkarek has been a NovaBay director since January 2014, was named chairman in April 2015 and has served as interim president and CEO since November 2015.

June’s National Safety Month Themed ‘Safe For Life’

By Staff
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 12:15 AM ITASCA, Ill.—The 2016 theme for National Safety Month, observed in June, is Safe for Life.

Prevent Blindness 5th Annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit

By Staff
Monday, June 13, 2016 12:27 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness will host the 5th Annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit, “Vision to Action—Collaborating Around a National Strategy” on July 13, 2016.

VSP Vision Care Launches New Health, Wellness and Lifestyle Savings Program for Members

By Staff
Monday, June 13, 2016 12:24 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Vision Care, the nation’s only not-for-profit vision insurance company, announced that its 75 million members in the U.S. will now be able to save more on their health and wellness thanks to a new discount program called VSP Simple Values.

CMS Publishes Final Rule Which Improves Medicare Payments to Accountable Care Organizations

By Staff
Friday, June 10, 2016 12:30 AM BALTIMORE—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a final rule improving how Medicare pays Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program for delivering better patient care.

Myopia Affects 450 Million in China, Newly Released White Paper Says

By Staff
Friday, June 10, 2016 12:18 AM BEIJING—Researchers in China released the first domestic white paper on vision health this week at the China National Vision Health Symposium. The event was held here at the National School of Development at Peking University.
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