Essilor-Luxottica Discussion on the Next ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:24 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Howard Purcell, OD, senior vice president of customer development at Essilor will be the guest in today’s episode of “Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

Optometry Cares – The AOA Foundation Announces Six 2017 Scholarship Recipients

By Staff
Monday, January 16, 2017 12:27 AM ST. LOUIS—Optometry Cares – The AOA Foundation has announced six recipients of its 2017 scholarships and the recipient of a “one-time Inspiration Award” that was added this year by the family of Dr. Larry J. Alexander.

ForSight VISION4, Inc. Announces Acquisition by Roche

By Staff
Monday, January 16, 2017 12:24 AM MENLO PARK, Calif.—ForSight VISION4 announced that it has been acquired by Roche Holdings Inc.

Unum Launches Vision Coverage Benefit Nationally as Follow-up to Starmount Deal

By Staff
Monday, January 16, 2017 12:18 AM CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.—Unum (NYSE:UNM), a leader in employee benefits, earlier this week said it is entering a new market with the launch of Unum Vision and Unum Dental, a move that was planned as a follow-up to its April 2016 acquisition of the parent company of Starmount Life Insurance Company and Always Care Benefits, an independent vision and dental benefits provider.

Gary Gerber, OD, Continues His Discussion on Hiring Staff for the Jan. 18 ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Monday, January 16, 2017 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Gary Gerber, OD, will share strategies about what happens after you hire new staff on the Jan. 18 episode of “Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gerber, founder of The Power Practice.

Stanton Optical and My Eyelab Banners Prepare for 32 New Store Openings in 2017

By Staff
Friday, January 13, 2017 12:30 AM PALM SPRINGS, Fla.—Stanton Optical and My Eyelab, two optical retailers owned by Vision Precision Holdings, are embarking on an ambitious expansion plan for 2017, with an expectation of entering a half dozen new markets and opening new locations at a rate of almost three new units per month, according to a Stanton Optical executive.

Haag-Streit Expands Distributor Partnership With Walman Instruments

By Staff
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 12:21 AM MASON, Ohio—Haag-Streit USA and Reliance Medical Products has announced a new national authorized distributor partnership with Walman Instruments, beginning Jan. 1, 2017.

MedPRO360 Session to Focus on Practice Management Skills for Health Care Professionals

By Staff
Friday, January 6, 2017 12:21 AM ATLANTA—SECO International has assembled a group of top-flight speakers to kick off its inaugural MedPRO360 event, a one-day business management program for health care professionals in private practices across a range of specialties.

Canada’s FYidoctors Adds Ontario and British Columbia Optical Practices

By Staff
Monday, January 2, 2017 12:24 AM CALGARY, Alberta—FYidoctors, one of Canada’s largest and fastest-growing eyecare companies, has added two locations in a further expansion of its footprint in the Canadian market.

Alcon Ends UPP Program and Will Focus on its ‘Innovative Partnerships’ to Support ECPs

By Staff
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 12:24 AM FORT WORTH, Texas—Alcon has decided to end its Unilateral Pricing Policy (UPP) for contact lenses in a move the company said will bring an end to “competitive imbalance” that exists because of a Utah state law that prohibits such pricing strategies in Utah.

2020 On-Site Brings Mobile Vision Care Centers to Chicago Businesses

By Staff
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 12:21 AM CHICAGO—2020 On-site, a company which specializes in bringing state-of-the-art mobile vision centers on-site to businesses, announced that it has expanded to Chicago, enabling employees to get a comprehensive eye exam at their place of work in 15 minutes.

Updated: Contact Lens Makers Weigh Options After Appeals Court Denies Injunction

By Mark Tosh
Monday, December 26, 2016 12:27 PM DENVER—A U.S. Court of Appeals ruled against three leading contact lens makers in their bid to delay enforcement of a Utah law that prohibits minimum retail pricing policies.

National Vision’s Partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America Recognized by ICSC Foundation

By Staff
Monday, December 26, 2016 12:18 PM DULUTH, Ga.—National Vision Inc. and Boys & Girls Clubs of America have been recognized for their effort to provide eyecare to American youth by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Foundation, which has awarded National Vision with the 2016 Retailer Community Support Award.

Novartis to Acquire Encore Vision, Developer of Eye Drop for Treating Presbyopia

By Staff
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 12:33 AM BASEL, Switzerland—Novartis announced yesterday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Encore Vision, a privately-held company in Fort Worth, Texas, that has developed eye drops for treating presbyopia.

Microsoft India, L V Prasad Eye Institute Launch Global Consortium to Tap Artificial Intelligence’s Power for Eyecare

By Staff
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 12:30 AM HYDERABAD, India—Microsoft India and the L V Prasad Eye Institute have teamed up to launch the Microsoft Intelligent Network for Eyecare (MINE), which they describe as “a global consortium of commercial, research and academic institutions who have joined to apply artificial intelligence to help in the elimination of avoidable blindness and scale delivery of eyecare services worldwide.”
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