Expo Exhibitors, Education Sessions to Focus on Children’s Eye Health, Style and Parent Awareness

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Friday, August 26, 2016 12:24 AM LAS VEGAS—As the back-to-school season kicks off, International Vision Expo West is helping attendees reach a largely untapped audience with a variety of education sessions geared toward children’s eye health, as well as exhibitors displaying the latest eyewear and sunwear trends for children, teens and parents alike.

Dr. Cheryl Engels Is Guest on Aug. 24 ‘Power Hour’

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Monday, August 22, 2016 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Dr. Cheryl Engels, senior consultant from the Power Practice is the next guest on the Aug. 24 edition of “Power Hour,” the weekly show hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, and founder of The Power Practice.

FDA and Trade Associations to Sponsor Myopia Progression Workshop on Sept. 30

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Monday, August 15, 2016 12:24 AM NEW YORK—A milestone U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) workshop on myopia progression will bring together internationally renowned scientists and clinicians this fall, and AOA members will have the opportunity to participate.

Dr. Harry Fagades, a Founder of Diversified Ophthalmics, Dies at 85

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Monday, August 15, 2016 12:18 AM CINCINNATI, Ohio—Harry E. Fagedes, OD, a founder of Diversified Ophthalmics, passed away on Aug. 5, 2016 at age 85.

Former New York Giants Player, George Martin, Is Guest on Aug. 17 ‘Power Hour’

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Monday, August 15, 2016 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Former New York Giants defensive end, George Martin along with Dr. Donald Teig, OD, will appear on the Aug. 17 edition of “Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, and founder of The Power Practice. Martin and Teig will talk about how ODs can get involved in concussion care with athletes.

Optometry Giving Sight, Vision Impact Institute and VSP Global Launch Campaign to Encourage Pre-K Eye Exams

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Friday, August 12, 2016 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Optometry Giving Sight, Vision Impact Institute and VSP Global have launched the Kids See: Success Campaign to advocate for every child’s right to see clearly.

FTC Sues 1-800 Contacts, Alleging Its Online Auctions are Anti-Competitive

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Monday, August 8, 2016 4:15 PM WASHINGTON—The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has sued 1-800 Contacts alleging that it “unlawfully orchestrated and now maintains a web of anticompetitive agreements with rival online contact lens sellers that suppress competition in certain online search advertising auctions and that restrict truthful and non-misleading internet advertising to consumers.”

OD Excellence Adds Classes to International Vision Conference Regional West

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Monday, August 8, 2016 12:24 AM HEALDSBURG, Calif.—Because so many attendees asked for more health care programs, OD Excellence has added another day to their 2016 International Vision Conference Regional West to be held in the San Francisco Bay Area Aug. 19 and 20.

CSEye’s Rob Marcella Is the Guest on Aug. 10 ‘Power Hour’

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Monday, August 8, 2016 12:18 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Rob Marcella from CSEye is the guest on the Aug. 10 ‘Power Hour,’ the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice. Marcella will be giving advice on compliance and billing solutions.

Optometrists and Optometric Students Are Targets of Far-Reaching Data Breach

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Friday, August 5, 2016 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Optometrists and optometry students nationwide are being targeted in a far-reaching data breach involving Chase Amazon credit cards. Reports of the breach began surfacing this week from ODs and students who have received unsolicited Chase Amazon credit cards in the mail. Some say they have been notified of fraud alerts by credit monitoring services after suspected cyberattackers tried to open up accounts in cardholders’ names.

VisionWeb Offers Webinar Series on EHR Coaching to Enhance Patient Care

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016 12:24 AM AUSTIN, Texas—Ian Lane, OD, of VisionWeb will host a 4-part webinar series that will walk ECPs through various condition-based patient encounters common in most practices.

CenterVue Receives 501(k) Clearance from FDA for Fixation Training Module

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016 12:18 AM FREMONT, Calif. and PADOVA, Italy—CenterVue has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for fixation training for its MAIA platform, a technology designed to help patients rehabilitate from vision loss using audio feedback.

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.
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