Monday, August 03, 2015 12:33 AM
NEW YORK—How to captivate today’s customer and implement new ways to change the traditional retail experience is the focus of “Tech’s Appeal: Digital Tools To Seduce the Savvy Retail Customer,” a VM LIVE event to be held on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at The Venetian Hotel, just prior to the start of International Vision Expo West, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Monday, August 03, 2015 12:30 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Joined by representatives from various member companies, The Vision Council held its annual Government and Regulatory Affairs Capitol Hill Fly-In highlighting its ongoing efforts to bridge relationships between member companies and their elected officials.
Monday, August 03, 2015 12:27 AM
NEW YORK—Morgenthal Frederics’ designer Jeff Press has been named among the 40 new designers to be admitted to the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).
Monday, August 03, 2015 12:24 AM
, a low-vision advocacy organization, will hold a competition at its upcoming 2015 Conference
, to be held here Sept. 9 to 12, 2015, in which participants will vie for a grant of up to $10,000.
Monday, August 03, 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 03, 2015 12:18 AM
SYDNEY, Australia—Services have been set for Brien Holden, OAM, a global leader in eyecare and vision research, who passed away here on July 27 of a heart attack, at 73, as reported
Monday, August 03, 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.
Friday, July 31, 2015 12:30 AM
OTTAWA—Canada has passed a regulation that will require the same medical-device safety standards for cosmetic contact lenses as are already required for prescription contact lenses.
Friday, July 31, 2015 12:27 AM
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — Bausch + Lomb
has appointed Brian Rosenblatt, OD as director, professional strategy for its U.S. Vision Care business.
Friday, July 31, 2015 12:21 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla.—Visibility Management
has appointed optical industry veteran Michael Monaco to its consulting team as a senior partner.
Friday, July 31, 2015 12:18 AM
NEW YORK—The launch of new remote refraction technologies is a major topic of concern among eyecare professionals, particularly optometrists.
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.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 12:21 AM
FRANKFORT, Ky.—In response to a new Kentucky state law
(HB 465), Cigna
will discontinue VSP Vision Care’s
Integrated Primary EyeCare Program (IPEC), effective Sept. 15, 2015.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 12:18 AM
JERUSALEM—Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
(NYSE and TASE:TEVA) announced earlier this week that it has signed a definitive agreement with Allergan
(NYSE:AGN) to acquire Allergan Generics in a transaction valued at $40.5 billion.