VM Live to Explore How Digital Tech Is Changing the In-Store Experience

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Monday, August 21, 2017 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Sweeping changes in consumer attitudes and expectations require optical retailers to rethink all interactions with customers and patients.

World Council of Optometry Announces International Optometry Award Winners

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Monday, August 21, 2017 12:27 AM ST. LOUIS—The World Council of Optometry (WCO) announced the winners of international awards recognizing outstanding contributions to optometry.

Vision Monday’s Editors to Discuss Frame/Sunwear Choice with Independent ECPs

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Monday, August 21, 2017 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday’s associate editor, Jamie Wilson and assistant editor, Stephanie Sengwe will be hosting a Pop Up Talk titled, “CHECK.OUT: Trunk Shows and Beyond—How Independent ECPs Build the Ideal Inventory,” at Vision Expo West. The Talk takes place on Sept. 14, from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Vision Expo Content Studio (G22017).

Optometry Cares—The AOA Foundation to Award Student Scholarships and Grants

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Monday, August 21, 2017 12:21 AM ST. LOUIS— Optometry Cares – The AOA Foundation announced recently that it is now accepting applications for five scholarship opportunities for optometry student members of the American Optometric Association and the American Optometric Student Association.

The Fourth Annual Contact Lens Health Week Is the Topic of Aug. 23 ‘Power Hour’

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Monday, August 21, 2017 12:18 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Jennifer Cope, MD, MPH from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Joseph P. Shovlin, OD, FAAO, president of the American Academy of Optometry join the Aug. 23 ‘Power Hour’ to discuss the fourth annual Contact Lens Health Week.

The Great American Solar Eclipse Calls for a Little Indulgence

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Monday, August 21, 2017 12:15 AM NEW YORK—The Great American Solar Eclipse is officially upon us and we’re hoping that everyone has grabbed a pair of ISO-approved viewing glasses and is ready for the monumental event.

Jobson and Essilor to Present ‘Defining the Future of Optometry’ Symposium at Expo West

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Friday, August 18, 2017 12:24 AM LAS VEGAS—Vision Expo West attendees can join with key industry colleagues for the premier of a comprehensive report, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A, on the future of optometry.

MacuLogix Announces Optometric Advisory Board

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Friday, August 18, 2017 12:21 AM MIDDLETOWN, Pa.—MacuLogix, Inc., a company that equips eyecare professionals with the instruments, tools and education to diagnose and treat patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), announced its new Optometric Advisory Board.

Optical Women’s Association Connection Series: Emotional Intelligence 2.0

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Friday, August 18, 2017 12:18 AM LAS VEGAS—The Optical Women’s Association’s Connection Series: Connecting Members to Leadership Ideas will offer an in-depth panel discussion of core EQ skills that enable attendees to fulfill their highest potential on Thursday, Sept. 14, from 12:00 to 1:30 pm in the Sands Expo Las Vegas, Room 303.

University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry Names Karpecki to Faculty

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Friday, August 18, 2017 12:15 AM PIKEVILLE, Ky.—The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) announced this week that Paul M. Karpecki, OD, FAAO, has joined the faculty as an assistant clinical professor.

Two Senators Urge Federal Trade Commission to Finalize Changes to Contact Lens Rule

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 12:24 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) are joining the industry fray over proposed changes to the Contact Lens Rule.

The Vision Council to Feature Daymond John as Keynote Speaker for 2018 Executive Summit

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 12:21 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council announced that registration is now open for the 2018 Executive Summit, featuring keynote speaker, Daymond John, entrepreneur and star of ABC’s “Shark Tank.”

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Ranked First in Ophthalmology for 16th Time

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 12:18 AM MIAMI—Bascom Palmer Eye Institute  of the University of Miami Health System and University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has again been ranked as the nation’s best in ophthalmology by U.S. News & World Report in its Best Hospitals edition.

Five Most Common Eye Complaints and How to Prevent Them

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 12:15 AM NEW YORK—In honor of this year’s Contact Lens Health Week, Visian ICL has taken a look into five of the most common eye complaints, their causes and how to prevent them. Take a look at this infographic in Vision Monday’s Multimedia section to check out how everyone can keep their eyes safe and healthy.

Q2 Shows Highest Rates of Gain, Comparing Quarter to Previous Year’s Quarter, Yet Recorded, OBB Report Says

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Monday, August 14, 2017 12:24 AM NEW YORK—In the latest Optical Business Barometer (OBB) report from Jobson Optical Research, which gauges the attitudes about their business and their business outlook among independent eyecare professionals, reports showed that Q2 of 2017 showed the highest rates of gain (quarter to previous year quarter) yet recorded in the Optical Business Barometer.
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