J&J Vision Execs Provide Details on Sightbox CL Subscription Service

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Monday, October 16, 2017 12:36 AM CHICAGO—Johnson & Johnson Vision’s recent acquisition of the contact lens subscription service Sightbox is viewed as both a way to expand the overall contact lens category and to bring back some of the “respect” that eye health and eye exams should command in their role at the center of the contact lens experience, executives of the companies said at a briefing here Friday.

Allergan Settles Suit with InnoPharma Over Restasis

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Monday, October 16, 2017 12:18 AM DUBLIN—Allergan (NYSE: AGN) and its subsidiaries announced Thursday that the company has reached an agreement with InnoPharma Inc. resolving patent litigation regarding U.S. patents covering its Restasis dry eye drug, which are Orange book-listed and will expire on August 27, 2024.

Women In Optometry Recognizes Women ODs for Excellence With 2017 Theia Awards

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Friday, October 13, 2017 12:33 AM CHICAGO—Women In Optometry (WO) presented its second annual Theia awards recognizing women ODs for excellence in the categories of leadership, mentorship and innovation during the American Academy of Optometry on Thursday.

Centre for Contact Lens Research Renamed Centre for Ocular Research & Education

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Friday, October 13, 2017 12:21 AM CHICAGO—The University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry & Vision Science is renaming its Centre for Contact Lens Research (CCLR) as the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE), effective January, 2018.

Optical Industry Gears Up to Celebrate World Sight Day on Oct. 12

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017 12:36 AM DENVER—Tomorrow Oct. 12 is World Sight Day, when leading North American optometric companies, networks, schools and practices will once again join a coalition led by Optometry Giving Sight in support of World Sight Day and the World Sight Day Challenge, which runs through October, according to an announcement from Optometry Giving Sight.

California Bill, Supported by CAO, Expands Optometrists’ Role

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017 12:33 AM SACRAMENTO, Calif.—California Governor Jerry Brown  signed legislation that proponents say will expand the practice of optometry in the state.

ODs Harue Marsden and Robert Theaker Honored by Great Western Council of Optometry

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017 12:27 AM SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The California Optometric Association (COA) announced that past presidents Harue Marsden, OD and Robert M. Theaker, OD have been honored by the Great Western Council of Optometry.

CovalentCareers to Partner With Student Optometric Leadership Network

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Monday, October 9, 2017 12:15 AM SAN DIEGO, Calif.—CovalentCareers, a California-based career development and digital media company, announced its support of Student Optometric Leadership Network (SOLN), a private practice optometry club dedicated to cultivating tomorrow’s private practice leaders. Effective immediately, CovalentCareers will be donating 10 percent of premium eyecare revenue to support the success of SOLN, which is run entirely by optometry students and new graduate ODs.

OptiCon to Join Vision Expo Starting March, 2018

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Friday, October 6, 2017 8:15 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Vision Expo and OptiCon have formed a partnership to bring what is billed as “the industry’s premier opticianry and contact lens fitters education program” to “the largest gathering of eyewear and eyecare professionals in the Americas.”

National Vision Holdings Inc. Files Registration for Initial Public Stock Offering

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Friday, September 29, 2017 4:35 PM DULUTH, Ga.—National Vision Holdings Inc., parent company of National Vision Inc. (NVI), announced today that it is planning an initial public stock offering (IPO).

National Vision Announces 2017-2018 Student Optometry Grant Program

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Friday, September 29, 2017 12:15 AM DULUTH, Ga.—National Vision is now accepting entries for its 2017-2018 grant program. Inspired by Simon Sinek’s Ted Talk on “Start With Why,” National Vision is asking students to reflect on why they decided to attend optometry school and explain what they believe their personal mission as a future doctor of optometry will be for the chance to win a $5,000 grand prize.

Rev360 Acquires Unified Imaging

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017 12:27 AM MADISON, Wis.—Rev360 announced that it has acquired Unified Imaging, an image management software solution that delivers a cloud-based system for image display, review and comparisons, as well as an interface with most image-producing devices that export ophthalmic instrument images.

Professional Eyecare Resource Co-Op and Infinity Vision Alliance Announce illuma Care Partnership

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017 12:24 AM ATLANTA—Professional Eyecare Resource Co-Operative (PERC) and Infinity Vision Alliance (IVA) have entered into a partnership with illuma Care Connections, a care coordination company offering services to payers and ECPs, that is designed to help solve the care gap experienced by many diabetic patients, the companies announced Tuesday.

CooperVision Begins Search for the Third Class of Best Practices Honorees

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Friday, September 22, 2017 12:27 AM VICTOR, N.Y.—CooperVision Inc. has announced a call for submissions for its Best Practices recognition program for U.S. optometry offices.
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