Industry Veteran and The Vision Council CEO Mike Daley to Retire in Late 2016

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Monday, June 27, 2016 12:27 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Industry veteran Mike Daley, chief executive officer of The Vision Council, has announced that he will retire in late 2016.

Satisloh Expands North American Headquarters

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Monday, June 27, 2016 12:24 AM GERMANTOWN, Wis.—Satisloh North America recently completed a 13,000 square foot addition to its warehouse here as well as moving its training program into space vacated by another tenant.

Prevent Blindness Honors Rajeev S. Ramchandran, MD, With Joanne Angle Investigator Award

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Monday, June 27, 2016 12:21 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness, has selected Rajeev S. Ramchandran, MD, MBA, associate professor of Ophthalmology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, as the honoree of the 13th annual 2016 Joanne Angle Investigator Award.

Office Design Is the Topic of the June 29 ‘Power Hour’

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Monday, June 27, 2016 12:18 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Tips on office design featuring architect, Joost Bende, will be the topic of the June 29 edition of “The Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology Shares Firework Eye Safety Tips

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Monday, June 27, 2016 12:15 AM SAN FRANCISCO—The American Academy of Ophthalmology is highlighting the fact that “the number of eye injuries caused by fireworks has more than doubled in recent years” and is providing tips on how to help prevent these injuries.

Essilor Acquires AllAboutVision.com

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Friday, June 24, 2016 12:24 AM DALLAS—Essilor of America has acquired AllAboutVision.com, VMail has learned. AllAboutVision.com is a consumer website designed as a source of unbiased and comprehensive information about eye health, vision correction, and vision correction products and services.

Warby Parker to Open Its First Fully-Owned Optical Lab

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Friday, June 24, 2016 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Warby Parker said it will open a new 34,000 square-foot optical laboratory in Sloatsburg, N.Y., a town in Rockland County, just north of New York City.

PSI and Don Company Sign Authorized Distributor Agreement for AR

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Friday, June 24, 2016 12:18 AM SEOUL, Korea—The Don Company, based here, has signed Practical Systems, Inc. (PSI) as its authorized distributor in North, Central and South America.

Services to be Held for Prominent OD and SUNY Optometry Founding President Dr. Alden Norman Haffner

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Friday, June 24, 2016 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Services will be held here on Sunday for Alden Norman Haffner, OD, PhD, FAAO, who passed away on June 22.

Highmark Health Confirms Reports It Is Exploring Strategic Options for Visionworks and Davis Businesses

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 11:05 AM PITTSBURGH—Highmark Health, one of the largest integrated health care delivery and financing networks in the country, confirmed to VMail that the company is exploring options which could result in the sale of its HVHC vision business.

California Establishes Safe Harbor Limit for BpA

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment published its Maximum Allowable Dose Level  for BpA on June 17.

Materialise and Luxexcel to Develop Additive Manufacturing Processor

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 12:21 AM LEUVEN, Belgium—Materialise NV (NASDAQ: MTLS), a provider of additive manufacturing software and 3D printing technology for the medical, industrial and eyewear markets, announced that it is collaborating with Luxexcel, a Dutch start-up of customized 3D printed optics.

Vision for a Nation Foundation Wins Top Prize at the U.K. Charity Awards 2016

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 12:18 AM OXFORD, U.K.—Vision for a Nation has been awarded top prize in the International Aid and Development category by the United Kingdom’s Charity Awards Programme, the U.K. charity sector’s most prestigious and longest-running awards program.

PECAA Brings Its Annual Meeting to The Big Easy

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 12:15 AM NEW ORLEANS—Marking its 10th anniversary this year, PECAA (Professional Eyecare Associates of America) held its annual meeting here last month, a blend of business and networking opportunities against the backdrop of the unique atmosphere, sights and sounds of New Orleans.

Congressman Introduces Bill to Expand Medicare Benefits for Vision

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Monday, June 20, 2016 12:24 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—A veteran Democratic congressman wants to expand Medicare's benefits to provide vision, hearing and dental care to seniors.
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