Alcon Announces Leadership Change for U.S. Vision Care

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Wednesday, October 01, 2014 11:30 AM FORT WORTH, Texas— Alcon, the global vision care business which is a division of Novartis (NYSE: NVS) has appointed Eric Bruno as the new general manager for Alcon U.S. Vision Care. He replaces Jim Murphy, who is being promoted to president, Alcon Japan. The changes are effective today, an announcement said.

Vision Monday, 20/20 Magazine Host Sixth Annual EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards

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Wednesday, October 01, 2014 12:33 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are hosting the sixth annual EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards to identify the optical industry’s favorite products and companies this year.

PECAA Partners With Optometric Professional Network

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Wednesday, October 01, 2014 12:30 AM PORTLAND, Ore.— PECAA (Professional Eye Care Associates of America), the national doctor alliance group operating in 43 states for independent doctors, has formed a strategic partnership with Optometric Professional Network (OPN), a regional doctor alliance group based in Houston. The organizations stressed that this is a partnership and not a merger.

California Governor Vetoes Bill that Would Have Required Access to Adult Vision Coverage Via State Health Insurance Exchange

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Wednesday, October 01, 2014 12:27 AM SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Last week, on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed Assembly Bill No. 1877 (AB 1877) that would have required the Covered California state health insurance exchange to link buyers to a separate website selling adult vision coverage.

Silmo Announces 2014 D’Or Winners

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Wednesday, October 01, 2014 12:24 AM

Silhouette and Adidas Extend License to Include ‘Performance’

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Wednesday, October 01, 2014 12:21 AM LINZ, Austria— Silhouette International and Adidas have extended their current licensing agreement, first signed 22 years ago, for an additional five years to now include the sub-brand “Performance,” effective until the end of 2019.

Clarification

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Wednesday, October 01, 2014 12:18 AM PIKEVILLE, Ky.—The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a press release last week about its Community Facilities program approving a $40 million loan to help the University of Pikeville construct a facility to house the Kentucky College of Optometry.

View a Slideshow of VM LIVE Event: ‘Digitizing the Store’

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Wednesday, October 01, 2014 12:15 AM LAS VEGAS—In a continuing series of live events, VM LIVE's two-hour "Digitizing the Store" hosted nearly 200 optical retailers, ECPs and other industry executives to help make sense of the latest technologies changing the patient experience.

College of Optometrists in Vision Development Seeks Convergence Insufficiency Patients for National Eye Institute Study

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Monday, September 29, 2014 12:30 AM AURORA, Ohio—The College of Optometrists in Vision Development has issued a request for patients between the ages of nine and 14 with symptomatic convergence insufficiency to participate in the National Eye Institute’s five-year, $8 million Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial – Attention and Reading Study (CITT-ART).

Fight for Sight-Prevent Blindness Public Health Award Recipient Announced

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Monday, September 29, 2014 12:27 AM CHICAGO—Eye and vision research non-profit organization Fight for Sight (FFS) and Prevent Blindness announced last week that Hannes Devos, PhD will be the recipient of the new “Fight for Sight-Prevent Blindness Public Health Award,” a one-time $20,000 grant for a year of full-time research on improving the public’s eye health and safety.

University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Optometry Approved for $40 Million U.S. Department of Agriculture Loan

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Monday, September 29, 2014 12:24 AM PIKEVILLE. Ky.—The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development acting under secretary Doug O’Brien announced Sept. 24, 2014, that the agency’s Community Facilities program has approved a $40 million loan to help the University of Pikeville construct a facility to house the Kentucky College of Optometry.

Digital Devices and Vision Is Topic of Oct. 1 ‘Power Hour’

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Monday, September 29, 2014 12:21 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.— The proliferation of digital devices has transformed what used to be called “computer vision syndrome,” and the Oct. 1 edition of the ‘Power Hour’ will feature several experts on the subject to help ODs learn more about best solutions for patients. “The Power Hour” is the weekly radio broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

View a Slideshow of Vision Expo West Happenings on VisionMonday.com

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Monday, September 29, 2014 12:18 AM LAS VEGAS—Get the up close and personal view of Vision Expo West brought to you by the editors of Vision Monday, highlighting what was happening at the show—ranging from sessions on the latest business trends to product launches, press conferences and of course, celebrity sightings. Catch up on these Expo events and much more in this slideshow.

Anticipation Highs and Aging Eyes on VisionMonday.com

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Monday, September 29, 2014 12:15 AM NEW YORK—There are just some movies you can’t wait to see. In this week’s edition of Bold Face: Highly Anticipated, we feature the stars of three highly anticipated films and eyewear they clearly can’t wait to wear from Marchon, Marcolin and Luxottica.

And, speaking of seeing, the National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) and National Eye Institute, under the National Institutes of Health, released an infographic earlier this month to support “September is Healthy Aging Awareness Month.” It’s not too late to share information with your patients and family about the increasing rates of age-related eye disease and the Medicare benefit that can protect their sight. View the Aging & Eye Health infographic in VM Multimedia.

Citing Growth in Independent Sector, Hoya Will Boost Production Capacity at its Main U.S. Lab

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Friday, September 26, 2014 12:30 AM LEWISVILLE, Texas—Citing growth in the U.S. eyecare market, Hoya Vision Care North America is expanding its production capacity at its main lab near Dallas.
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