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

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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

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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.

Marcolin to Restructure USA Ops, to Merge All Offices to N.J.

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Friday, September 26, 2014 12:27 AM MILAN, Italy— Marcolin SpA  announced the next stage of the Marcolin USA/VIVA International Group integration, which includes “the restructuring of its business to enhance its consumer focus and drive the brand closer to market."

Vision Source Partners With Minuteman Health to Provide Vision Care Throughout New Hampshire

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Friday, September 26, 2014 12:24 AM KINGWOOD, Texas— Vision Source has entered into an agreement with Boston-based health maintenance organization, Minuteman Health, to provide vision services for Minuteman Health New Hampshire.

Opticians Association of America Announces Winners in the Great American Optician Video Contest

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Friday, September 26, 2014 12:21 AM LAS VEGAS—American Idol’s Randy Jackson announced the winners of the Opticians Association of America’s (OAA) Great American Optician Video Contest at the Zyloware booth during Vision Expo West at the Sands Expo & Convention Center here last week on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014.

Mia Hamm to Discuss Sun Care Skills in Special Vision-Ease Lens Webinar

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Friday, September 26, 2014 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Learn how Mia Hamm, an athlete and a mom, practices sun care skills and how you can turn awareness and knowledge to the right talking points for every patient.

It’s Party Time at Vision Expo West

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Friday, September 26, 2014 12:15 AM LAS VEGAS—With Expo still fresh on everyone’s minds, Vision Monday presents a slideshow to recap the sights and excitement that helped make up Vision Expo West. See who was at the industry parties held on the show floor and around Vegas last week. Highlights include a look at how the optical community honored Top Labs at Labapalooza and individuals who have made lasting contributions to the industry, as well as celebrations of company anniversaries and product launches.

Vision Expo West proved to be a busy show—preliminary attendance reports indicate the event attracted over 12,500 attendees, following 2013's record-breaking 25th anniversary year, according to show organizers. More than 450 brands were showcased in an exhibit hall spanning the length of three football fields, and attendees were introduced to more than 400 hours of new and popular Continuing Education developed by a conference advisory board representing the breadth of the field, show organizers said.

To view highlights of Vision Monday’s coverage at the show and to read the Digital Editions of the Show Dailies, go to

Look for additional slideshow coverage of the show in Monday’s edition of VMail.

Monthly Optical Business Barometer Report Shows Rise in ECP Ratings for August 2014

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014 12:27 AM NEW YORK—According to the Optical Business Barometer report from Jobson Optical Research, the overall optical business rating in August 2014 rose to 3.88 from a July 2014 rating of 3.77.

Hoya Lens of America to Move Distribution Center from L.A. Area to Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014 12:24 AM LEWISVILLE, Texas— Hoya Lens of America (HLOA), the import and distribution division of Hoya Vision Care North America, announced Tuesday that it will relocate their distribution center to the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area.

Accessories Council and L&Co Join Forces to Launch First Emerging Designers Competition

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014 12:21 AM NEW YORK— The Accessories Council, the non-profit organization serving the accessories industry, and Lividini & Co (L&Co), a brand engagement company, have joined forces to launch the first Emerging Designers Competition.