Wednesday, December 7, 2016 12:21 AM
COLUMBUS, Ohio—Separate bills in the state legislature here propose a consolidation of several health-related regulatory boards—including the Ohio Optical Dispensers Board (OODB) and state Board of Optometry—under a new structure.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 12:18 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Numerous innovative programs have been added to the education curriculum at International Vision Expo East 2017, taking place at the Javits Center in New York, according to an announcement from show organizers.
Monday, December 5, 2016 12:15 AM
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—VSP Global’s
board chair, Dan Mannen, OD, FAAO and VSP Vision Care
president Kate Renwick-Espinosa are the guests on the Dec. 7 episode of “Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.
Friday, December 2, 2016 12:24 AM
, one of the largest optometric education meetings for eyecare professionals, announced the “Champion” partner companies for SECO 2017, which will run March 1 to 5, 2017, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
Monday, November 28, 2016 12:21 AM
KANSAS CITY, Mo.—OWL: Advancing Diversity in Leadership
announced that Michael Ackermann, PhD, Taryn Conway, Candace Simerson, and John Vukich, MD, have joined OWL’s board of directors.
Monday, November 28, 2016 12:11 AM
is hosting a training event today at the Southern College of Optometry
in Memphis to help eyecare professionals become more successful in fitting multifocal contact lenses.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 12:27 AM
SAN FRANCISCO—Academy 2016 Anaheim, the 95th annual meeting of the American Academy of Optometry
(AAO), was the largest meeting in AAO history with 7,720 total registrants for the four-day event, which was held Nov. 9 to 12 at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 12:18 AM
PETALUMA, Calif—Energeyes Association
is now launching an Ignition Program for all of its members in response to the need for information necessary to participate as a medical service provider, namely the implementation of electronic medical records (EHR), clearing house services for billing and credentialing on important insurance panels.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 12:15 AM
NEW YORK—Women in Optometry
will be hosting a special webinar, Talking Shop: Develop the Skills You Need to Succeed on Monday, Nov. 28 from 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. EST featuring Louise Sclafani, OD, FAAO, director of optometric services at the University of Chicago Medicine and hosted by Women in Optometry’s co-editor April Jasper, OD, FAAO.
Monday, November 21, 2016 12:24 AM
FORT WORTH, Texas—Despite news reports that Alcon’s
smart contact lens research project with Alphabet Inc.’s Verily
unit is behind schedule, the company maintains that it is in fact on track, VMail
Monday, November 21, 2016 12:18 AM
IRVINE, Calif.—Allergan founder Gavin Herbert and his wife, Ninetta, have pledged $5 million to advance retinal research at UC Irvine Health’s Gavin Herbert Eye Institute
, the academic eyecare center named in his honor.
Monday, November 21, 2016 12:15 AM
PLEASANTATION, Calif.—CooperVision Inc.
is reminding ECPs its second annual search for honorees for its Best Practices initiative will end on Nov. 27.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 12:30 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Federal Trade Commission proposed changes to the 2004 Contact Lens Rule, and also provided details on how the public can comment on the agency’s proposal by Jan. 30, 2017.
Monday, November 14, 2016 12:30 AM
For the optical industry, continuing education isn’t just something you do on a weekend. It is a need that never goes away. Optical technologies change, new vision issues and clinical approaches emerge, and practices are always in search of ways to increase customer satisfaction and profitability.
Monday, November 14, 2016 12:29 AM
The way we learn is rapidly changing, as many educators will attest. In particular, the way educational content is packaged and presented has taken on new dimensions, largely through the influence of the internet. For instance, we’ve become used to receiving short, quick bites of information that build to a larger view.