AOA Meeting Comes to a Close With New Officers and Think-Tank Launch

By Staff
Monday, June 26, 2017 12:33 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Optometric Association’s annual meeting, Optometry’s Meeting, came to a close this past weekend with the swearing in of the association’s new officers and trustees for 2017-2018. The five-day meeting, the 120th annual congress of AOA, closed Sunday.

Illinois College of Optometry Takes Top Honors at Essilor Optometry Student Bowl

By Staff
Monday, June 26, 2017 12:30 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—Taylor Harris, a student from the Illinois College of Optometry, propelled his team to victory at the 26th annual Essilor Optometry Student Bowl (OSB) Thursday by correctly answering the winning question concerning the correct contact lens power to order for an infant with an aphakic eye.

Avedro Appoints Thomas E. Griffin as Chief Financial Officer

By Staff
Monday, June 26, 2017 12:21 AM WALTHAM, Mass.—Avedro, a Waltham, Mass.-based ophthalmic pharmaceutical and medical device company specializing in corneal remodeling, has appointed Thomas E. Griffin as chief financial officer.

AOA Kicks Off Optometry’s Meeting with Capitol Hill Rally as Advocacy Takes on a Central Role

By Staff
Friday, June 23, 2017 12:27 AM WASHINGTON—The nation’s capital was an appropriate setting this week for the American Optometric Association’s (AOA) annual congress, as advocacy for the profession and patient care are both playing more important roles in the association’s day-to-day activities.

Bausch + Lomb Unveils AMD Virtual Experience at Optometry’s Meeting

By Staff
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 12:21 AM BRIDGEWATER, N.J.—Bausch + Lomb on Tuesday announced the launch of a new virtual reality (VR) tool that will allow eyecare professionals (ECPs) to experience the daily challenges that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) brings their patients with mild to more advanced stages of AMD.

National Sunglasses Day: Throwing Shade on UV Rays

By Stephanie Sengwe
Monday, June 19, 2017 12:00 AM NEW YORK—National Sunglasses Day is only a week away. The event, held annually on June 27, aims to bring awareness to the harmful effects of the sun’s UV rays and encourages the optical community to stress the importance of wearing sunglasses. In preparation for June 27, the Vision Council encouraged ECPs and optical retailers to help promote the importance of UV-protective sunwear as a part of the event.

Pennsylvania Optometrist Files Complaint Against Davis Vision, HVHC and Highmark

By Staff
Friday, June 16, 2017 12:30 AM PHILADELPHIA— Alan Frank, OD, a Pennsylvania independent optometrist has filed a class action complaint “on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated” against Davis Vision Inc.,/ HVHC Inc. and their parent company Highmark Health in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia.

PECAA Launches ‘Growing Through Giving,’ a Marketing and Charitable Giving Program

By Staff
Friday, June 16, 2017 12:27 AM PORTLAND, Ore.—PECAA, a national alliance for independent doctors, has launched “Growing Through Giving,” a member marketing and charitable giving program that will support PECAA’s charity of choice, Optometry Giving Sight (OGS), according to an announcement.

23 Optometry Schools Participate in Today’s Virtual Fair for Prospective Students

By Staff
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 12:24 AM ROCKVILLE, Md.—The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) is sponsoring a free online “virtual fair” for prospective optometry students beginning at 9 a.m. today (June 14).

IDOC Wins Gold Hermes Creative Award for The Quarterly

By Staff
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 12:18 AM NORWALK, Conn.—IDOC, a privately held alliance of independent U.S. optometrists, and Conduit, a custom content provider and publisher, announced that the two organizations were honored with a Gold Hermes Award in the “Magazine/Newsletter” category for IDOC’s magazine, The Quarterly.

American Academy of Optometry Foundation Announces 2017 Award of Excellence in CL Patient Care Recipients

By Staff
Monday, June 12, 2017 12:18 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—This week, the American Academy of Optometry Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting optometric education, announced the 2017 Johnson & Johnson Vision Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care program recipients.

My Eyelab, a Division of Vision Precision Holdings, Launches Franchise Program With Four ‘Priority’ Markets

By Staff
Friday, June 9, 2017 12:33 AM PALM SPRINGS, Fla.—My Eyelab, a unit of Vision Precision Holdings, has launched a “strategic franchise program” that will emphasize single- and multi-unit franchise opportunities in the “priority markets of Florida, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Texas,” according to a My Eyelab announcement this week.

National Vision Honors 115 Optometrists with Anniversary Milestone During Annual CE Symposium

By Staff
Friday, June 9, 2017 12:24 AM CHICAGO—At its annual continuing education symposium this week, National Vision Inc. recognized 115 optometrists affiliated with the company for service milestones, which ranged from five to 25 years.

Contact Lens Legislation Awaits Senate Action in Connecticut as Deadline Approaches

By Staff
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 12:30 AM HARTFORD, Conn.—As the Connecticut General Assembly prepared to adjourn its 2017 regular session on Wednesday, June 7, there was a bit of uncertainty around the fate of proposed legislation that would limit the use of new technology to issue or refill prescriptions for contact lenses.

Primary Eyecare Network, Diversified Buying Group and ECP Network to Merge Under PEN Name

By Staff
Friday, June 2, 2017 12:33 AM ALAMEDA, Calif.—ABB Optical Group announced that it is merging Diversified Buying Group and the ECP Network, both part of Diversified Ophthalmics, with Primary Eyecare Network (PEN).
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