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, one of only 14 programs nationwide, to train certified ophthalmic technicians with its Ophthalmic Technician Education Program (OTEP) beginning January, 2017.

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.

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.

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.

The Vision Council Board Oks Committee to ID Next Generation of Optical Leaders

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Monday, October 31, 2016 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council Board of Directors approved the formation of the new Emerging Optical Leaders Committee, tasked with identifying the next generation of optical industry leaders for The Vision Council.

Sandy Brown Re-elected as President of the Opticians Association of America

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Friday, October 28, 2016 12:21 AM LAKELAND, Tenn.—The Opticians Association of America (OAA) has re-elected Sandy Brown of Kentucky as president of the association.

View VM’s Slideshow of Fundraising Efforts for World Sight Day

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016 4:08 PM GOLDEN, Colo.—The success and industry participation surrounding the World Sight Day Challenge for 2016 did not disappoint as thousands of eyecare professionals, companies, students, staff and patients, in the U.S. and around the world, all contributed to raise funds to help eliminate avoidable blindness and impaired vision.

Optical Women’s Association to Launch ‘Tuesday Talks,’ Monthly Webinar Series

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Monday, October 24, 2016 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Next month the Optical Women’s Association Mentoring Committee will launch an ongoing monthly webinar series called Tuesday Talks, featuring savvy female leaders who will address trending topics for women in today’s optical industry.

Optical Community Meets World Sight Day Challenge With New Energy and Ideas

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Friday, October 21, 2016 12:15 AM GOLDEN, Colo.—As World Sight Day 2016 wraps up its 10th year, the success and industry participation surrounding the Challenge continues to build as thousands of eyecare professionals, companies, students, staff and patients, in the U.S. and around the world, all contributed to raise funds to help eliminate avoidable blindness and impaired vision.

Optical Community Meets World Sight Day Challenge With New Energy and Ideas

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016 3:54 PM

GOLDEN, Colo.—As World Sight Day 2016 wraps up its 10th year, the success and industry participation surrounding the Challenge continues to build as thousands of eyecare professionals, companies, students, staff and patients, in the U.S. and around the world, all contributed to raise funds to help eliminate avoidable blindness and impaired vision.

SUNY Optometry Pays Tribute in Memorial to Founding President, Dr. Alden N. Haffner

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Monday, October 17, 2016 12:21 AM NEW YORK—The SUNY College of Optometry community gathered here to celebrate the life and work of the late Dr. Alden N. Haffner, the College’s founding president, on Oct. 13. He died June 22, 2016 at 87 years old.

Yale F. Weissman, Co-Founder and Chairman of Modern Optical International, Dies at 77

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 12:18 AM ROSELLE, Ill.—Modern Optical International co-founder and chairman, Yale F. Weissman passed away on Sept. 18, 2016 at the age of 77.

Vision Monday Announces the Winners of the Vision Expo Dailies Giveaway

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Monday, September 26, 2016 12:18 AM NEW YORK—This year at Vision Expo West, one lucky attendee was chosen to win a $1,000 gift card each day of the show by picking up a copy of the Vision Expo Show Daily.

View a Slideshow of Booths, Panels and Product Launches at Vision Expo West 2016

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Friday, September 23, 2016 12:45 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 on the show floor—ranging from sessions on the latest business trends to product launches and press conferences.
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