Monday, August 31, 2015 12:00 AM
They are more than just a bunch of animal lovers. The featured companies in the latest installation of our series go above and beyond your typical over-zealous pet owner. They are contributing to the #SocialPurpose movement by building American eyewear brands that have ingrained the responsibility of giving back to animal-centric organizations into their corporate values.
Monday, August 24, 2015 12:24 AM
CALGARY, ALBERTA, Canada—Windsor Vision Centre
of Windsor, Nova Scotia, and Tecumseh Vision Centre
of Tecumseh, Ontario, have joined FYidoctors
, a private, optometry-owned eyecare provider.
Monday, August 17, 2015 7:07 AM
VIENNA, Va.—Capital Vision Services, LP (CVS) which provides management services to MyEyeDr.
optometry practices, has received an equity investment from a group led by Altas Partners
and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
(CDPQ), two large investment firms who are doing so in partnership with CVS’ co-founder and CEO Sue Downes.
Monday, August 17, 2015 12:27 AM
CHICAGO—Steven Lee, OD, co-founder and executive vice president of Opternative
, the world’s first online refractive eye exam service, has settled a lawsuit alleging that he had sold copyrighted test questions for optometry board exams through a prior business.
Monday, August 17, 2015 12:00 AM
COLLINSVILLE, Va.—When they took over an existing practice a few years ago, in this small Virginia town, Drs. Julie Brown and Shannon Zollinger said they both knew they wanted to do “something different,” with the practice, to change up how it looked so that it would reflect their energy and approach to vision care and eyewear dispensing, and the way the office presented itself to the community.
Friday, August 14, 2015 12:18 AM
LAS VEGAS—International Vision Expo & Conference will be welcoming an increasing number of young eyecare professionals and students to Vision Expo West 2015 (Education: Sept. 16 to 19, 2015; Exhibition: Sept. 17 to 19, 2015).
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 12:18 AM
MEDELLIN, Colombia—More than 1,700 optometric professionals are expected to converge here this week at the 1st World Congress of Optometry
which will include sponsorship from the U.S. and abroad.
Monday, August 3, 2015 12:21 AM
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.— Neil Draisin, OD
will be the guest on the Aug. 5 edition of the “Power Hour,” the weekly radio broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice
Monday, August 3, 2015 12:15 AM
SEATTLE—Health care reform, third party payers and regulatory requirements are among the many challenges facing optometrists today. In an exclusive interview with VMail
during the recent Optometry’s Meeting, outgoing American Optometric Association president David Cockrell, OD, and incoming president Steven Loomis, OD, discussed how the AOA is working to address these and many more issues for the organization’s members. Read the interview here
to also learn about the AOA’s $10 million headquarters renovation and which optometry associations will be moving into the facility.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 12:24 AM
CHICAGO—After anticipating the launch of the new online refraction service from Opternative
for well over a year now, those in the field of optometry must wait no longer to see how the service actually functions.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 8:05 AM
SYDNEY, Australia – A global leader in eyecare and vision research, renowned scientist and humanitarian, Professor Brien Holden OAM, CEO of Brien Holden Vision Institute
, passed away on July 27.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 12:27 AM
, the on-demand, mobile refraction service that launched in New York City this spring, is encountering pushback from state and national optometric associations.