Officers and Board Elected at NAVCP Vision Health Summit

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Friday, April 28, 2017 12:27 AM SAN DIEGO—The program agenda was “Future Focused” as executives of the country’s largest managed vision care plans and insurers, joined by allied members and some major optical retailers, came together here for two days at the National Association of Vision Care Plans (NAVCP) annual Vision Health Summit.

Researchers Develop New AI Algorithm to Detect Diabetic Retinopathy

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Friday, April 28, 2017 12:24 AM SAN FRANCISCO—In a new study published online in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, researchers from Stanford University’s Byers Eye Institute describe how they used an artificial intelligence method known as deep-learning to create an automated algorithm to detect diabetic retinopathy.

Ophthalmologists Visit Capitol Hill to Discuss Issues Affecting Medical and Surgical Eyecare

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Friday, April 28, 2017 12:21 AM WASHINGTON—Eye physicians and surgeons representing the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) met with members of Congress this week to discuss many of the primary issues they believe are affecting medical and surgical eyecare.

Safilo Group’s Board of Directors Appoints New Chairman

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Friday, April 28, 2017 12:18 AM PADUA, Italy—The board of directors of Safilo Group S.p.A. (SFLG.MI) appointed Eugenio Razelli as chairman.

Academy 2017 Chicago Registration and Housing Now Open

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Friday, April 28, 2017 12:15 AM CHICAGO—The American Academy of Optometry’s annual meeting, Academy 2017 Chicago, will take place October 11 to 14, 2017 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill.

CVS Pharmacy Moves Ahead With 19 Additional Optical Locations

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:36 AM WOONSOCKET, R.I.—CVS Pharmacy is moving ahead with its rollout of optical departments with the expected opening of 19 additional optical locations this year.

FYidoctors Appoints Naugle to New Corporate Post With Responsibility for Acquisitions

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:33 AM CALGARY, Alberta—FYidoctors has named Dr. Michael Naugle as director of optometric partnerships, a new role at the company.

A&A Optical Announces License for Cremieux Eyewear

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:30 AM DALLAS—A&A Optical announced an exclusive licensing agreement for the design, development and distribution of Cremieux Eyewear.

Ophthotech Announces Leadership Transitions, Effective July 1, 2017

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Ophthotech Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company specializing in the development of therapeutics for diseases of the eye, announced that David R. Guyer, MD, a co-founder, CEO and chairman of the board of Ophthotech, will transition to executive chairman, effective July 1, 2017.

Safilo Group and Authentic Brands Group Announce Five-Year Renewal for Juicy Couture Eyewear

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:24 AM PADUA, Italy, NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES—Safilo Group and Authentic Brands Group  have announced a five-year extension for their license agreement for the design, manufacturing and distribution of the Juicy Couture eyewear collection of sunglasses and optical frames.

The Vision Council Releases 2017 UV Report, Preps for National Sunglasses Day

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:21 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council has released its official 2017 UV report, titled ‘UV’ Gotta Have Shades, in advance of May, which is healthy vision and UV awareness month, as well as National Sunglasses Day, which takes place annually on June 27.

Survey Says Employees Value Vision Benefits, But Desire Better Eyewear Coverage and Education

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:18 AM SAN DIEGO—Vision benefits are a key component of an employer’s overall health benefit package for employees and just by offering vision coverage it could set companies apart and increase employee satisfaction, according to the findings of a new survey.

Behind the Scenes With Randy Jackson Before The Dr. Oz Show

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:15 AM PORT CHESTER, N.Y.—Randy Jackson, will be appearing on The Dr. Oz Show today at 1 p.m. EST on Fox WNYW (check your local listings for network) to discuss his personal experiences with Type 2 Diabetes, its connection with eye health and the importance of annual comprehensive eye exams.

A House Committee in Florida Legislature Postpones Action on Optometry Bill

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Monday, April 24, 2017 12:24 AM TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—The Health and Human Services Committee in Florida’s House of Representatives  postponed a vote on a bill that would permit optometrists to perform certain eyecare procedures.

NIH Study Shows Eye Exam Schedule Results in Better Outcomes

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Monday, April 24, 2017 12:21 AM BETHESDA, Md.—Research results may lead to a reconsideration of how often people with type 1 diabetes should have an eye exam.
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