CVS Pharmacy Moves Ahead With 19 Additional Optical Locations

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:36 AM WOONSOCKET, R.I.—CVS Pharmacy is moving ahead with its rollout of optical departments with the expected opening of 19 additional optical locations this year.

FYidoctors Appoints Naugle to New Corporate Post With Responsibility for Acquisitions

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:33 AM CALGARY, Alberta—FYidoctors has named Dr. Michael Naugle as director of optometric partnerships, a new role at the company.

A House Committee in Florida Legislature Postpones Action on Optometry Bill

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Monday, April 24, 2017 12:24 AM TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—The Health and Human Services Committee in Florida’s House of Representatives  postponed a vote on a bill that would permit optometrists to perform certain eyecare procedures.

NIH Study Shows Eye Exam Schedule Results in Better Outcomes

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Monday, April 24, 2017 12:21 AM BETHESDA, Md.—Research results may lead to a reconsideration of how often people with type 1 diabetes should have an eye exam.

Gary Gerber, OD, Will Discuss Upping Your Customer Service Game on April 26 ‘Power Hour’

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Monday, April 24, 2017 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J—On the April 26 episode of the “Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Geber, OD, founder of The Power Practice, Gerber will discuss what ODs can learn about customer service from the United Airlines incident.

Penn State University and Salus University Establish Alliance for Early Assurance Admission Program

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 12:21 AM ELKINS PARK, Pa.—Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry (Salus PCO) and Penn State University (Penn State) recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to create an Early Assurance Admission Program.

Nevada Lawmaker Drops Support of Proposed Legislation Restricting Online Eye Exams

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Monday, April 17, 2017 12:30 AM CARSON CITY, Nev.—Legislation proposed in Nevada that would have restricted the use of “certain automated testing devices," including online exams, was expected to die in committee on April 14.

Essilor and Optometry Giving Sight Announce Student Loans in Malawi

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Monday, April 17, 2017 12:18 AM DENVER—Essilor of America and Optometry Giving Sight have announced the recipients of study loans for students of Optometry at Mzuzu University in Malawi, Africa. The loans will cover full tuition and living costs for the five years of the Bachelor of Vision Science, commencing in this academic year.

Gary Gerber, OD, Will Discuss Cutting Practice Expenses on April 19 ‘Power Hour’

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Monday, April 17, 2017 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice and host of the “Power Hour,” will discuss five unique ways to cut expenses in your practice on the April 19 episode.

AOA Issues New Evidence-Based Pediatric Eye and Vision Guidelines

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Friday, April 14, 2017 12:27 AM ST. LOUIS—Recognizing that eye and vision problems in children are a significant public health concern, the American Optometric Association (AOA) this week issued revised, evidence-based clinical pediatric guidelines for optometrists and other professionals who treat children’s eye health.

Stann and Farrell Look to Continued Growth as They Celebrate 10 Years of Operating SVS Vision

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Monday, April 10, 2017 12:30 AM MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich.—Ten years ago, Ken Stann and Rob Farrell, OD, purchased SVS Vision and launched a successful management partnership.

Gary Gerber, OD, Discusses a New Approach to Office Meetings on the April 12 ‘Power Hour’

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Monday, April 10, 2017 12:21 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—A new approach to office meetings is the next topic on the April 12 episode of “Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

Cohen’s Fashion Optical Celebrates 90th Anniversary with Series of Promotions and Events Throughout 2017

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Friday, April 7, 2017 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Cohen’s Fashion Optical, one of the nation’s top 10 optical retailers and one of the longest operating optical franchise companies, is celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2017 with a series of special promotions, events and initiatives.

drchrono Raises $12 Million Series A Financing Round

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Friday, April 7, 2017 12:23 AM Mountain View, Calif.—drchrono, a provider of the Electronic Health Record (EHR), practice management, medical billing, revenue cycle management, and healthcare API platform on iPad, iPhone and web, announced that it has closed a 12 million dollar Series A round of funding.

Optometry Student Parodies Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You”

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Thursday, April 6, 2017 3:51 PM WATERLOO, Ontario—If you thought you were the only one unable to get Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You,” out of your head, you are not the only one. University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science’s Jonathan Dinh—accompanied by fellow singers Mariko Hirano and Lindsay Gallowitz—loved the song so much, he created an “optometry parody,” replacing the original lyrics with optometry puns and using office tools as instruments. Watch the video below.
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