British Columbia Optometrist Elected President of Canadian Association of Optometrists

By Staff
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 12:27 AM OTTAWA, Ontario—The Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) recently elected Michael Dennis, OD, as the new president of the association.

World Council of Optometry Announces International Optometry Award Winners

By Staff
Monday, August 21, 2017 12:27 AM ST. LOUIS—The World Council of Optometry (WCO) announced the winners of international awards recognizing outstanding contributions to optometry.

Optometry Cares—The AOA Foundation to Award Student Scholarships and Grants

By Staff
Monday, August 21, 2017 12:21 AM ST. LOUIS— Optometry Cares – The AOA Foundation is accepting applications for five scholarships for optometry student members of the AOA and the AOSA.

MacuLogix Announces Optometric Advisory Board

By Staff
Friday, August 18, 2017 12:21 AM MIDDLETOWN, Pa.—MacuLogix, Inc., a company that equips eyecare professionals with the instruments, tools and education to diagnose and treat patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), announced its new Optometric Advisory Board.

University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry Names Karpecki to Faculty

By Staff
Friday, August 18, 2017 12:15 AM PIKEVILLE, Ky.—The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) announced this week that Paul M. Karpecki, OD, FAAO, has joined the faculty as an assistant clinical professor.

New England College of Optometry Launches Presidential Search

By Staff
Monday, August 14, 2017 12:21 AM BOSTON—The New England College of Optometry  (NECO) has secured a search firm to assist in recruiting a new president for the school in 2018.

Gloria Nicola, Former 20/20 Magazine Fashion Expert, Passes Away

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, August 14, 2017 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Gloria Nicola, a former senior editor of 20/20 Magazine, passed away on July 19 at her home in Long Island, N.Y. She was 74 years old.

5 Thoughtful Ways to Continuously Improve Your Communication

By Staff
Friday, August 11, 2017 4:37 PM NEW YORK—As we have all learned over time, rarely do we experience two people who have identical communication styles. If you think you know how to communicate well with everyone you work with, that may be a stretch. To become a master communicator at work and in your life, here are five smart ways you can improve your communication.

VOSH/International Announces Humanitarian of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award

By Staff
Friday, August 11, 2017 12:24 AM OMAHA, Neb.— VOSH/International, a nonprofit organization that promotes and provides eyecare worldwide, announced that the 2017 Humanitarian of the Year Award winner is Sandra Bury, OD, longtime director of VOSH-Illinois.

VSP Global Announces Poston Leadership Award Winners

By Staff
Friday, August 11, 2017 12:21 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Global named five young leaders in the field of optometry as recipients of the Dr. Marvin R. Poston Leadership Award.

Alvin Levin, OD, Past President of AOA, Passes Away in Rhode Island at 89

By Staff
Friday, August 11, 2017 12:18 AM ST. LOUIS—The American Optometric Association (AOA) announced on its website Thursday that former AOA president Alvin Levin, OD, passed away Friday, Aug.4. He was 89, according to the AOA announcement.

Argus Creates Excedis Division to Assist Health Plans, Hauser Named to Lead New Unit

By Staff
Monday, August 7, 2017 12:30 AM TAMPA, Fla.—Argus Dental & Vision Inc., an administrator of dental and vision benefits, has created a wholly owned subsidiary, Excedis Inc., to provide assistance to its Medicare and Medicaid health care partners.

Essilor Wins Sustainable Business Award for Commitment to Sustainable Development Goals

By Staff
Monday, August 7, 2017 12:21 AM CHARENTON, France—Essilor announced that it was recognized by the Sustainable Business Awards, held in Singapore, in the newly added category, “UN Sustainable Development Goals: Understanding the company’s roles and initiatives in working to deliver the UN SDGs.” The award celebrates Essilor’s commitment to responsibly fight uncorrected poor vision.

SEE Eyewear Expects to Open its First Canadian Location in Toronto Next Month

By Staff
Friday, August 4, 2017 12:24 AM SOUTHFIELD, Mich.—With its presence established in many key U.S. markets, SEE Eyewear is ready to enter Canada with its first location later this summer.

Eastern States Eyewear Announces Retirement of VP Phil Cohen, Promotes Rosado and Biondi as Sales VPs

By Staff
Friday, August 4, 2017 12:21 AM ELMONT, N.Y.—Eastern States Eyewear (ESE) has announced the retirement of longtime vice president of sales and marketing Phil Cohen and has promoted Bert Rosado and Michael Biondi as vice presidents of sales for the Eastern region and Western region, respectively.
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