Valeant’s New Glaucoma Drug Raises No Safety or Efficacy Concerns With FDA

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Monday, July 25, 2016 12:18 AM LAVAL, Quebec—Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE: VRX and TSX: VRX) announced that it has received a Complete Response Letter (CRL) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the New Drug Application (NDA) for latanoprostene bunod ophthalmic solution, 0.024 percent, an intraocular pressure lowering single-agent eye drop for patients with open angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.

Gary Gerber, OD, Shares His Practice Advice on July 27 ‘Power Hour’

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Monday, July 25, 2016 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—On the July 27 ‘Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice, he will share his Power Practice client list of “If I’d only known then what I know now” advice.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Release Proposed Medicare Fee Schedule

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Friday, July 22, 2016 12:24 AM NEW YORK—A proposed rule for Medicare's 2017 Physician Fee Schedule contains several policies that will impact doctors of optometry participating in postoperative care, diabetes care and Medicare Advantage plans.

Prevent Blindness Holds 5th Annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit

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Friday, July 22, 2016 12:21 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—On July 13, Prevent Blindness held its 5th annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit at the National Press Club here and featured presentations from a variety of leading experts in vision and public health. The full webcast and copies of the all the presentations can be found here.

National Think About Your Eyes Campaign Reaches New Milestone

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Monday, July 18, 2016 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The national Think About Your Eyes campaign has built upon its increased industry support and consumer interest to reach a new milestone of 2.5 million visitors to the campaign website since its launch.

IDOC Expands Prima Practice Management Team

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Monday, July 18, 2016 12:21 AM NORWALK, Conn.— IDOC, the largest privately held alliance of independent optometrists in the U.S., has hired Maddie Langston as Prima practice marketing consultant.

A Nutrition Update Is the Topic of the July 20 ‘Power Hour’

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Monday, July 18, 2016 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—How to integrate nutrition into your practice featuring Dr. Edward Paul, OD, is the topic of the July 20 edition of “The Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

American Academy of Optometry Announces 2016 Award Recipients

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Friday, July 15, 2016 12:15 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—Each year, the American Academy of Optometry honors individuals who have made contributions to advancing the profession of optometry.

2020 On-site Optometry Raises $3 Million, Plans for Rapid Growth

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016 12:21 AM BOSTON—2020 On-site Optometry raised $3 million in an extension to its Series A-1, bringing total fundraising to $7.9 million.

Vision Source Named Among Winners of 29th Annual CIO 100 Awards

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016 12:18 AM KINGWOOD, Texas—Vision Source was recently honored among the winners for the 29th annual CIO 100 Awards. With over 500 nominations in 2016, the CIO 100 is a highly sought after prize which honors companies that showcase flexibility, commitment, and advancement.

Advertising Is the Topic of July 13 ‘Power Hour’

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Monday, July 11, 2016 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—How to improve marketing and advertising featuring Tarik Sedky from Agency Pure will be the topic of the July 13 edition of “The Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

New AOA President, Andrea Thau, OD, and Trustees Sworn in at Optometry’s Meeting

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016 12:27 AM BOSTON—The American Optometric Association (AOA) elected new officers and board members at the House of Delegates meeting during Optometry’s Meeting held here last week.

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Backs Think About Your Eyes Campaign

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Friday, July 1, 2016 12:30 AM JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Johnson & Johnson Vision Care announced yesterday that it has committed $1.8 million in support of the Think About Your Eyes public awareness campaign.

Optometry's Meeting Honors Leaders at Boston Conference

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Friday, July 1, 2016 12:27 AM BOSTON—As the meeting’s organizers noted, the 2016 Optometry’s Meeting “lifted off” here on June 29, with an awards ceremony and a keynote address by astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry Honors Four With 2016 Special Recognition Awards

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Friday, July 1, 2016 12:21 AM BOSTON—The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) bestowed several honors at its annual luncheon held here earlier this week during Optometry’s Meeting. Among these were the Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Morris Berman; the Industry Leadership Award to R. Mike Daley, The Vision Council; and two ASCO Rising Star honorees, Dr. Nathan Lighthizer, Northeastern State University, Oklahoma College of Optometry, and Dr. Nicole Ross, New England College of Optometry.
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