FYidoctors Taking Steps to Rebrand and Reposition Quebec Locations Under ‘Visique’ Banner

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 12:30 AM CALGARY, Alberta—FYidoctors, an optometrist-owned and operated optical and eyecare company based here, is rebranding its 55 locations in Quebec under the “Visique” banner that is central to a repositioning initiative.

Roger Valine Joins Grand Rapids Ophthalmology as Chairman

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 12:27 AM GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Grand Rapids Ophthalmology (GRO) has appointed Roger J. Valine to its board of directors and he will serve as chairman.

Luxottica Announces New Optometry Scholarship Program

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 12:24 AM MASON, Ohio—Luxottica Retail North America announced the launch of the new Luxottica Eye Care Optometry Scholarship program in support of eligible students of optometry in the U.S.

Ocular Therapeutix' Antony Mattessich to Assume CEO Role; Amar Sawhney Becomes Board's Exec Chairman

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 12:21 AM BEDFORD, Mass.—Ocular Therapeutix, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCUL), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development, manufacturing and commercialization of innovative therapies for diseases and conditions of the eye, announced that in line with Ocular’s strategic plan and growth objectives, Antony Mattessich will succeed Dr. Amar Sawhney as CEO, on or before Sept. 30, 2017.

Nominations Open for the 2017 Women In Optometry Theia Awards

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Nominations are now open for Women In Optometry’s second annual Theia Awards of Excellence to honor women ODs in the following three categories—Leadership, Mentoring and Innovation.

Prevent Blindness Educates Public on Dangers of Consumer Fireworks

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 12:15 AM CHICAGO—With the Fourth of July only days away, Prevent Blindness is once again supporting the development and enforcement of bans on the importation, sale and use of all fireworks and sparklers, except those used in authorized public displays by competent licensed operators.

AOA Meeting Comes to a Close With New Officers and Think-Tank Launch

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Monday, June 26, 2017 12:33 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Optometric Association’s annual meeting, Optometry’s Meeting, came to a close this past weekend with the swearing in of the association’s new officers and trustees for 2017-2018. The five-day meeting, the 120th annual congress of AOA, closed Sunday.

Illinois College of Optometry Takes Top Honors at Essilor Optometry Student Bowl

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Monday, June 26, 2017 12:30 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—Taylor Harris, a student from the Illinois College of Optometry, propelled his team to victory at the 26th annual Essilor Optometry Student Bowl (OSB) Thursday by correctly answering the winning question concerning the correct contact lens power to order for an infant with an aphakic eye.

Prevent Blindness Holds 12th Annual Eyes on Capitol Hill Advocacy Day

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Monday, June 26, 2017 12:27 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness will be holding its 12th annual Eyes on Capitol Hill advocacy day tomorrow, June 27, in Washington D.C. Since 2006, Prevent Blindness and its affiliates have brought citizens from across the country to meet with members of the House and Senate and their staff, to discuss the importance of vision and eye health programs and research.

Visionworks Partners With Nickelodeon’s ‘PAW Patrol’ to Promote Back-To-School Eye Exams

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Monday, June 26, 2017 12:24 AM SAN ANTONIO—Visionworks announced its multi-faceted partnership with Viacom’s Nickelodeon and TV Land brands on a nationwide program to encourage back-to-school eye exams.

Avedro Appoints Thomas E. Griffin as Chief Financial Officer

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Monday, June 26, 2017 12:21 AM WALTHAM, Mass.—Avedro, a Waltham, Mass.-based ophthalmic pharmaceutical and medical device company specializing in corneal remodeling, has appointed Thomas E. Griffin as chief financial officer.

Tomorrow Is National Sunglasses Day—Don’t Forget to Throw Some Shade on UV Rays

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Monday, June 26, 2017 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—For the fourth consecutive year, The Vision Council is promoting the importance of UV-protective eyewear with the celebration of National Sunglasses Day, taking place tomorrow, June 27.

Erik Lilligren From Eyecarevideo.tv Joins June 28 ‘Power Hour’

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Monday, June 26, 2017 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.— Erik Lilligren from Eyecarevideo.tv will be the guest for the June 28 episode of the “Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

AOAExcel Announces Partnership With Intalere for Group Purchasing Program

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Friday, June 23, 2017 12:30 AM WASHINGTON—AOAExcel, a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Optometric Association (AOA), is introducing at the association’s Optometry’s Meeting here a new business partnership with Intalere that will open the door to discounted purchasing opportunities for AOA members.

AOA Kicks Off Optometry’s Meeting with Capitol Hill Rally as Advocacy Takes on a Central Role

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Friday, June 23, 2017 12:27 AM WASHINGTON—The nation’s capital was an appropriate setting this week for the American Optometric Association’s (AOA) annual congress, as advocacy for the profession and patient care are both playing more important roles in the association’s day-to-day activities.
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