Transitions Optical Announces 2016 Transitions Innovation Award Finalists

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Friday, December 9, 2016 12:24 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—Transitions Optical, Inc. has named the finalists for its annual Innovation Awards program, which recognizes individuals and companies for their efforts to support the Transitions brand.

Modern Optical International Appoints Chris Millet to Director of Sales Development

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Friday, December 9, 2016 12:21 AM ROSELLE, IL— Modern Optical International has appointed Chris Millet to its senior management team as director of sales development.

Visioneering Technologies, Inc. Names Rosa Lee Executive Director of Manufacturing and Engineering

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Friday, December 9, 2016 12:18 AM ALPHARETTA, Ga.—Visioneering Technologies, Inc. (VTI), has named Rosa Lee to the position of executive director of Manufacturing and Engineering. Lee will direct the manufacturing and product optimization efforts for the company.

American Optometric Foundation Announces 2016 VSP Global Scholarship Recipients

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Friday, December 9, 2016 12:15 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—The American Optometric Foundation (AOF), an affiliate of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO), and VSP Global announced the recipients of this year’s Practice Excellence Scholarships.

Essilor Names Laurent Vacherot as President and Co-COO

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 9:45 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—Essilor International  announced today that it has appointed Laurent Vacherot as president and chief operating officer.

Hoya Vision Care to Acquire Safety Prescription Eyewear Business from 3M

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 12:24 AM UITHOORN, The Netherlands—In a move that will provide the company with access to an important new market, Hoya Vision Care announced an agreement to acquire the safety Rx eyewear business of 3M.

Optical Groups in Ohio Oppose Consolidation of Regulatory Boards

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 12:21 AM COLUMBUS, Ohio—Separate bills in the state legislature here propose a consolidation of several health-related regulatory boards—including the Ohio Optical Dispensers Board (OODB) and state Board of Optometry—under a new structure.

Show Organizers Announce Innovative New Education Content at Vision Expo East

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Numerous innovative programs have been added to the education curriculum at International Vision Expo East 2017, taking place at the Javits Center in New York, according to an announcement from show organizers.

Jeffrey and Patricia Cole Donate $31M to Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 12:15 AM CLEVELAND, Oh.—Jeffrey A. Cole and his wife Patricia O’Brien Cole have made a significant gift to continue their philanthropic legacy at the Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute.

USC’s Roski Eye Institute to Launch Certified Ophthalmic Education Program

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Monday, December 5, 2016 12:27 AM LOS ANGELES—The University of Southern California (USC) Roski Eye Institute will offer the first educational program in California to train certified ophthalmic technicians beginning January, 2017.

Ad Industry Monitor Asks B+L to Back Off Some Claims for PeroxiClear, But OKs Others

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Monday, December 5, 2016 12:24 AM NEW YORK—An ad industry trade group that monitors advertising claims has recommended that Bausch + Lomb modify or discontinue certain ad claims about its PeroxiClear Solution.

GiveWell Names Sightsavers as New ‘Top Charity’

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Monday, December 5, 2016 12:21 AM BOSTON—Sightsavers has been named as one of seven “top charities” by charity evaluator GiveWell for its work on treating children for parasitic infections, also called "deworming.” The announcement from GiveWell, a nonprofit that conducts in-depth analysis to find and recommend outstanding charities to donors, comes just in time for the 2016 giving season.

American Academy of Ophthalmology Awards 2016 EnergEYES Award

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Monday, December 5, 2016 12:18 AM CHICAGO—The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) announced that Jean E. Ramsey, MD, MPH is the recipient of the 2016 EnergEYES Award.

VSP Global’s Dan Mannen, OD, and VSP Vision Care’s Kate Renwick-Espinosa on Dec. 7 ‘Power Hour’

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Monday, December 5, 2016 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—VSP Global’s board chair, Dan Mannen, OD, FAAO and VSP Vision Care president Kate Renwick-Espinosa are the guests on the Dec. 7 episode of “Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

SECO International Announces 2017 Champions and Co-Located Meetings

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Friday, December 2, 2016 12:24 AM ATLANTA—SECO International, one of the largest optometric education meetings for eyecare professionals, announced the “Champion” partner companies for SECO 2017, which will run March 1 to 5, 2017, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
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