Monday, February 27, 2017 12:27 AM
ST. LOUIS.—Richard L. Wallingford Jr., OD, has passed away after a years-long battle with cancer, the American Optometric Association (AOA)
announced on its website late last week.
Monday, February 27, 2017 12:24 AM
ATLANTA—Productivity is key to an optometrist’s mental health and job satisfaction, said nearly 80 percent of the women ODs who responded to a recent Women In Optometry (WO)
survey on productivity at home and in the workplace. At a special luncheon event on Saturday, March 4, at SECO, WO
professional co-editors April Jasper, OD, FAAO, and Katie Gilbert-Spear, OD, MPH, will discuss the survey results and strategies to combat the daily distractions that hinder productivity.
Monday, February 27, 2017 12:21 AM
BOSTON—The New England College of Optometry
, an independent graduate college of optometry that traces its history to 1894, has broken ground on a three-phase project that will expand the clinical campus and create a new, style-driven optical dispensary,” according to a post on the college’s website.
Friday, February 24, 2017 12:30 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The comment period on the Federal Trade Commission’s proposed changes to the Contact Lens Rule ended Jan. 30 with more than 4,000 “commenters” submitting their views, including a comment in favor of FTC’s proposed changes that was signed by attorneys general of 20 states.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:27 AM
KINGWOOD, Texas—Vision Source, North America's largest independent optometric alliance, is introducing a new marketing campaign, “My Vision Source Family,” that takes a fresh look at the eye doctor/family relationship.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:24 AM
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—Calendar year 2016 was notable for “consistent growth” and “strong sales” of contact lenses, particularly daily disposals, according to ABB Optical Group’s
year-in-review report on the U.S. optical market.
Monday, February 13, 2017 12:27 AM
BRIDGEWATER, N.J.—Bausch + Lomb
became the latest contact lens company to move away from its Unilateral Pricing Policy (UPP) with the announcement late Friday that a “competitive imbalance” had forced the company to discontinue the program.
Monday, February 13, 2017 12:24 AM
INDIANAPOLIS—A bill introduced in the Indiana legislature late last month would amend a section of the state’s code with new language permitting online eye tests, according to the proposed legislation.
Monday, February 6, 2017 12:18 AM
ST. LOUIS—The American Optometric Association
(AOA) commemorated the completion of a multimillion-dollar renovation to its headquarters here on Feb. 1. AOA president Andrea P. Thau, OD, and the AOA Board of Trustees were joined by AOA members and local officials for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the remodeling project.
Monday, February 6, 2017 12:15 AM
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—On the Feb. 8 episode of “Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice
, he’ll discuss tips and approaches for patient recall.
Friday, February 3, 2017 12:27 AM
ORLANDO, Fla.—Transitions Optical
will launch a new multimedia advertising campaign Feb. 12 with a new tagline, “Live the Good Light,” and a new focus on “engaging and attracting a younger generation of single-vision wearers to the photochromic lens category,” the company announced.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 12:27 AM
NEW BERLIN, Wis.—Wisconsin Vision
, the largest independently owned optical company in Wisconsin, will open its 40th location May 1 at The Corners of Brookfield, a new shopping destination.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 12:24 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The health insurance companies Aetna
have been blocked in their attempt to merge their businesses by a federal judge, who issued a 158-page opinion preempting the deal.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 12:18 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The deadline for submitting comments to the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) proposed changes to the current Contact Lens Rule is Monday, Jan. 30, 2017.
Monday, January 23, 2017 12:14 AM
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Gary Gerber, OD, will share strategies about what happens after you hire new staff on the Jan. 25 episode of “Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gerber, founder of The Power Practice.