Friday, March 07, 2014 12:36 AM
(NYSE:WLP) has restructured the executive team responsible for its
specialty business. Jeff Spahr has been named vice president of
specialty businesses, Nicholas (Nick) Brecker has been appointed vice
president of specialty sales, Greg Fox has been named vice president of
specialty strategy and information technology, and Dani Fjelstad will
continue as president of dental. All four will report to Pam Kehaly,
president of WellPoint’s specialty business, commercial strategy and
Friday, March 07, 2014 12:33 AM
NEW YORK—Wearable technologies are coming on-stream fast, and Vision Monday
International Vision Expo East
is the place to see some of the latest offerings in this exciting new consumer product category.
Friday, March 07, 2014 12:30 AM
Hoya Vision Care
has expanded its network of prescription laboratories by opening a new lab near Jackson, Miss.
Friday, March 07, 2014 12:27 AM
MILAN—Show organizers have reported the attendance figures for the 44th
Annual Mido exhibition, held March 1-3, 2013. The three-day event was
visited by more than 45,000 people, 25,000 from other countries and
20,000 from Italy, an increase of 5.4 percent over last year, organizers
Friday, March 07, 2014 12:24 AM
, the Oxford-based company specializing in variable focus eyewear, has promoted Drew Oppermann to international sales manager.
Friday, March 07, 2014 12:21 AM
ST. LOUIS—To address false claims of eye exams being offered online to consumers, the
American Optometric Association
(AOA) has issued a statement to the public cautioning that “only an
in-person exam by a doctor of optometry or an ophthalmologist” can
provide a legitimate eye exam, and other, non-qualified parties offering
eye exams online are making false claims to administer eyecare.
Friday, March 07, 2014 12:15 AM
WICHITA, Kan.—Blind and individuals with low vision straddled the gaps between sight and hearing and young and old to make music along with professional musicians at a workshop sponsored by not-for-profit organization Envision. Seniors mentored children, bonding over making music together and culminating in a 90-minute dinner and jam session.
this music workshop and other Envision programs available from an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of and providing inspiration for the blind and visually impaired through employment, outreach, rehabilitation, education and research.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 12:33 AM
NEW YORK—Fresh perspectives on wearable technology, Big Data’s role in
health care decision making and the insights from the CEO of a major
eyewear industry leader are among the new elements that have been added
to the final program of the 8th Annual Vision Monday Global Leadership
Summit, to be held here on Wednesday March 26.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 12:30 AM
MILAN—Mido, the international optics, optometry and ophthalmology
exhibition held annually here, took place at the Fieramilano Rho-Pero
center from March 1 to 3, 2014, with a range of new activities,
including a public event throughout Milan, Midounvolto, to raise the
profile of eyewear.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 12:27 AM
NEW YORK—Tickets for EyeRock, the optical industry concert benefitting New Eyes for the Needy, are now on sale at
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 12:21 AM
PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—The winners of
annual Students of Vision Scholarship have been named in this year’s Share Your Impact contest.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 12:15 AM
MEMPHIS, Tenn.—What convinces a prospective student to attend
optometry school is no doubt important, but what’s more important is
what keeps them there. This sentiment is effectively communicated in
recent promotional video released by the
Southern College of Optometry
whose students enthusiastically depict its campus life and academic
offerings with stories and pearls of wisdom so positive they make the
school sound hard to resist.
To get an inside look at SCO and hear what its students say made the institution worth their stay, take a look at the latest
VM Video: SCO Students Share Stories and Perspectives
. For more staff picks of optically related videos, visit the
Monday, March 03, 2014 12:33 AM
NEW YORK—With all the mergers and acquisitions, new optical location
openings, and rebrandings that have recently occurred among the leading
U.S. optical retailers, this year has the potential for some
reshuffling among Vision Monday’s
annual rankings of the
Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers