World Council of Optometry Moves to American Optometric Association Headquarters

By Staff
Friday, May 22, 2015 12:24 AM ST. LOUIS—The World Council of Optometry (WCO) announced Wed., May 20, 2015, that the organization will move its offices from London to the American Optometric Association’s (AOA) headquarters here.

OSU College of Optometry Gets Half-Million Dollar Technology and Innovation Endowment from VSP Global

By Staff
Friday, May 22, 2015 12:21 AM COLUMBUS, Ohio—In its new role as an incubator of eyewear and eyecare technology, VSP Global has gifted $500,000 to The Ohio State University College of Optometry, creating the “VSP Global Technology and Innovation Endowed Fund.”

Consider Office Efficiency When Choosing a Practice Management System

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, May 18, 2015 12:00 AM AUSTIN, Texas—Bee Cave is an upscale section of Austin, a high-end community near the lake, with families, seniors and many folks involved with the thriving tech businesses based in this unique Texas city.

OD Excellence to Offer Program of Optometric Workshops

By Staff
Friday, May 15, 2015 12:18 AM HEALDSBURG, Calif.—OD Excellence (ODX) and PFO Global will debut the Pinnacle Program, a series of optometric workshops at the 5th annual International Vision Conference scheduled for Aug 27 to 29, 2015.

Essilor Announces 2015 Student Grant Award Recipients

By Staff
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 12:15 AM DALLAS—Essilor of America announced the recipients of the 2015 Varilux Student Grant Awards, a competition among optometry students. This year, 16 students were awarded $1,000 each in grant money from Varilux, and from those winners, one national award was given.

MyEyeDr Expands Into Florida Market With Acquisition of The Hour Glass/South East Eye Specialists

By Staff
Monday, May 11, 2015 12:30 PM VIENNA, Va.—MyEyeDr acquired The Hour Glass and South East Eye Specialists with seven locations in Tallahassee and Georgia.

Registration Opens for VOSH/International Annual Meeting

By Staff
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 12:15 AM NEW ORLEANS—Registration has opened for the VOSH/International Annual Meeting scheduled to take place Oct. 9 and 10 in New Orleans at the Marriott Renaissance Arts Hotel.

Members Awarded at the 45th Annual College of Optometrists in Vision Development Meeting

By Staff
Monday, May 04, 2015 12:21 AM LAS VEGAS—At the 45th Annual Meeting of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), six members were awarded for their contribution to developmental optometry at the awards luncheon on April 17, 2015.

American Optometric Association and Optometry Cares-The AOA Foundation Announce Hall of Fame Inductees

By Staff
Friday, May 01, 2015 12:27 AM ST. LOUIS—The American Optometric Association (AOA) and Optometry Cares-The AOA Foundation have selected three AOA member doctors of optometry into the National Optometry Hall of Fame. Since 1998, the National Optometry Hall of Fame, administered by Optometry Cares, has recognized and honored optometrists who have made significant and long-lasting contributions to the optometric profession.

Early-Bird Registration for Optometry’s Meeting Ends May 1

By Staff
Monday, April 27, 2015 12:21 AM SEATTLE—The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends Optometry’s Meeting attendees register by May 1 to take advantage of early-bird registration reduced rates. Hosting the American Optometric Association’s 118th Annual Congress and the American Optometric Student Association’s 45th Annual Conference, Optometry’s Meeting will feature more than 200 exhibitors in the exhibit hall and five days of more than 200 hours of continuing education (CE).

Vision Source's Jim Greenwood on April 29 'Power Hour' Live at The Exchange

By Staff
Monday, April 27, 2015 12:18 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Vision Source’s CEO, Jim Greenwood, and other execs from the group, will be the guests on the April 29 edition of the “Power Hour.”

Private Exchanges to Radically Transform Health Insurance

By John Sailer
Saturday, April 25, 2015 12:04 AM Private health insurance exchanges are expected to grow substantially and dramatically change the way employers provide health care, including vision, to employees.

EyeNetra Launches Blink, an On-Demand, Mobile Vision Testing Service

By Staff
Friday, April 24, 2015 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Mobile health care is taking on a new dimension with the launch in New York City this week of Blink, an on-demand, in-home vision testing service that is the first of its kind.

‘Smart Technologies Reshape the Patient Experience’

By John Sailer
Monday, April 20, 2015 12:27 AM There are almost twice as many people in the world who have smartphones than there are people who have corrected vision,” said Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO, chief clinical editor of Jobson’s Review of Optometry, to put things in perspective at the start of the VM Global Leadership Summit session on “How Smart Technologies are Reshaping the Patient Experience.”

Wide Ranging Eye² Session Explores New Ways of ‘Seeing’

By Andrew Karp
Monday, April 20, 2015 12:20 AM Vision Monday’s lenses and technology editor, Andrew Karp, introduced a dynamic Eye2 session that explored how wearable and implantable technologies are creating new ways of “seeing.” Drawing an analogy with media theorist Marshall McLuhan’s famous maxim, Karp said, “The deeper we get involved with wearable and implantable technology, the more the medium becomes the message, and the more we really become part of the Internet of Things.”