Monday, October 12, 2015 12:27 AM
LEWISVILLE, Texas—Hoya Vision Care announced that it has acquired Optics Plus, a wholesale lab located in Tonawanda, N.Y., near Buffalo.
Monday, October 12, 2015 12:24 AM
NEW YORK—James Chen, the philanthropist and investor behind UK charity Vision for a Nation
and variable focus eyewear company Adlens
, hosted a party in New York on World Sight Day to announce the launch of a project aimed at providing eyecare to 2.5 billion people around the world suffering from poor vision.
Monday, October 12, 2015 12:21 AM
CHICAGO—The National Association of Vision Care Plans
(NAVCP) has named MESVision CEO Aspasia Shappet chairwoman after the board’s vote of confidence at its annual strategic planning meeting held here last month.
Monday, October 12, 2015 12:18 AM
GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Herbert Wertheim, founder of Brain Power, Inc. (BPI) has committed $50 million to launch a $300 million public and private investment into the University of Florida’s College of Engineering.
Friday, October 9, 2015 12:33 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released their final rules
for the electronic health records (EHRs) incentive programs
on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015.
Friday, October 9, 2015 12:30 AM
ATLANTA—Georgia Governor Nathan Deal announced yesterday that Alcon
, a division of Novartis (NYSE: NVS), has invested $500 million in the Johns Creek community within the Greater Atlanta Metro area since 2013.
Friday, October 9, 2015 12:27 AM
plans to expand its online refraction service to include 41-to 65-year olds, a major segment of the vision correction market.
Friday, October 9, 2015 12:24 AM
is launching a new type of digital test that uses a computer equipped with proprietary eye-tracking technology to help physicians diagnose concussions.
Friday, October 9, 2015 12:21 AM
KINGWOOD, Texas—Working toward a $1 million goal to help underwrite the building of Haiti’s first optometry school, l’Université d’Etat d’Haiti, Vision Source
has currently raised in excess of $500,000.
Friday, October 9, 2015 12:18 AM
, a leading practice development organization dedicated exclusively to making independent optometric practices more successful, has moved from its current head office space here to a new state-of-the-art 6,000 square foot office across town in Norwalk.
Friday, October 9, 2015 12:15 AM
NEW YORK—With thousands of eyecare professionals, optical companies, retailers, NGO organizations and consumers taking part in World Sight Day yesterday, several companies illustrated the importance of healthy vision and the need to improve access to vision care for millions around the world in formats easy to understand and designed for social media shares. OneSight and Deloitte issued a new study on The Global Need and Access which determined that of the 2.5 billion people in the world who need glasses, 1.1 billion people need them but lack access. An infographic depicting important facts and figures on the topic is posted
on VisionMonday.com. A second infographic, developed by Essilor, is also in VM.com’s Multimedia section
and it showcases noteworthy information about the importance of vision and learning, workplace productivity and more.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 12:24 AM
NEW YORK—Members of the North American eyecare community are gearing up once again to support and celebrate Optometry Giving Sight and its annual fundraising campaign, the World Sight Day Challenge held throughout September and October.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 12:21 AM
DULUTH, Ga.—National Vision, Inc. (NVI) has entered into a multi-year partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA).
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 12:18 AM
NASHVILLE—Sandy Brown, a licensed optician practicing in Kentucky, was elected president of the Opticians Association of America
(OAA) at the organization’s recent OptiCon conference.