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.

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.

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.

Following the Bouncing Ball on the ‘New’ Overtime Rules

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016 11:08 AM NEW YORK—On Nov. 22, 2016, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas granted a request for a nationwide preliminary injunction enjoining the Department of Labor (DOL) "from implementing and enforcing" the new regulations increasing the salary basis test for overtime exemptions, set to go into effect on Dec. 1, 2016.

Brian Hauser to Join the Visibility Management Team

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016 12:24 AM CLEARWATER, Fla.—Visibility Management has announced that Brian Hauser, former general manager of Transitions Optical’s North America region, has joined the Visibility consulting team as a senior partner.

Allergan Founder Gavin Herbert and Wife, Ninetta Herbert, Pledge $5 Million to UC Irvine for Retinal Research

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Monday, November 21, 2016 12:18 AM IRVINE, Calif.—Allergan founder Gavin Herbert and his wife, Ninetta, have pledged $5 million to advance retinal research at UC Irvine Health’s Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, the academic eyecare center named in his honor.

Women In Optometry Recognizes Six Women ODs for Excellence at AAO Meeting

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Monday, November 14, 2016 12:27 AM ANAHEIM, Calif.—Women In Optometry (WO) presented its first Theia Awards recognizing women ODs for excellence in the categories of leadership, mentorship and education, and innovation at the annual American Academy of Optometry (AAO) meeting held here last week.

Bausch + Lomb to Launch Contact Lens Recycling Program With TerraCycle

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Monday, November 14, 2016 12:24 AM BRIDGEWATER, N.J.— Bausch + Lomb is launching a program to encourage consumers to recycle its contact lenses.

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Seiko Optical Announces Appointment of Bruce Scott As New U.S. General Manager

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016 12:27 AM LEWISVILLE, Texas—Hoya Vision Care has announced the appointment of Bruce Scott as general manager of Seiko Optical of America.

Prevent Blindness Names VM’s Marge Axelrad as 2017 ‘Person of Vision’

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016 12:24 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness has chosen Marge Axelrad, SVP, editorial director at Vision Monday/Jobson Optical Group as the recipient of the 2017 Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Award.

University of Missouri-St. Louis Marks Opening of Patient Care Center for College of Optometry

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016 12:21 AM ST. LOUIS—The University of Missouri-St. Louis marked the debut of its new Patient Care Center for the College of Optometry with a grand opening event, Friday, Nov. 4.

J. Keith Lomas to Step Down in Early 2017 at UK’s UltraVision

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016 12:18 AM BEDFORDSHIRE, U.K.—UltraVision CLPL, a leading international contact lens manufacturer, reported Tuesday that group chief executive officer J. Keith Lomas will step down in early 2017 and will turn over day-to-day management responsibilities to an executive management team led by John Clamp, a partner with Lomas in building the company.

Prevent Blindness Elects New Chairperson, Three Members to its National Board of Directors

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Monday, November 7, 2016 12:24 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness has elected Richard Sanchez, managing partner of Visibility Management, as the new chairperson of the Prevent Blindness board of directors.

Nominations Now Being Accepted for National Optometry Hall of Fame Awards

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Monday, November 7, 2016 12:18 AM ST. LOUIS—Nominations for the 2017 National Optometry Hall of Fame are now being accepted online. The deadline for online submissions is Jan. 15, 2017.
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