Services To Be Held Soon for Dr. Francis Jean, Founder and President of IRIS The Visual Group

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Monday, July 21, 2014 12:30 AM LAVAL, Quebec—Dr. Francis Jean, 56, founder and president of Canada’s IRIS The Visual Group, passed away suddenly last week.

Kids-Only Practice Puts the Focus on Children's Eyecare in Tampa

By Catherine Wolinski
Monday, July 21, 2014 12:00 AM When Nate Bonilla-Warford, OD, owner of Bright Eyes Family Vision Care on the west side of Tampa, Fla. set his eyes on a second practice on Tampa’s east side, he had an instinct it would have to convey “no grownups allowed”—or in his words, be a “non-threatening, fun and comfortable” environment for young kids to receive specialized eyecare.

Vision Source Sponsors 'New Graduate Personal & Professional Success Contest' on

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014 12:21 AM KINGWOOD, Texas—The Vision Source-sponsored “New Graduate Personal & Professional Success Contest” invites readers to post their best practice management pearl on for a chance to win one of three FitBit Flex wireless activity and sleep wristbands.

Student Optometric Leadership Network Awards Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry the 2014 Preston Cup

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Monday, July 14, 2014 12:21 AM COLUMBUS, Ohio—The Student Optometric Leadership Network (SOLN) awarded the Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry the 2014 Preston Cup, which recognizes excellence in leadership and contribution to students and private-practice optometry.

‘Great American Optician Video Contest’ Names Celebrity Judges, Extends Deadline

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Sunday, July 06, 2014 12:36 AM LAKELAND, Tenn.—The Opticians Association of America’s (OAA) “Great American Optician Video Contest” has named four celebrity judges and postponed the deadline for submissions until Friday July 18, 2014.

Prevent Blindness to Host Seventh Annual Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament

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Monday, June 30, 2014 12:24 AM CHICAGO—The Seventh Annual Prevent Blindness Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament, held in conjunction with Vision Expo West, will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at the Spanish Trail Country Club in Las Vegas.

Service to Be Held Saturday for Tom Bittles

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Friday, June 27, 2014 12:15 AM LOGANVILLE, Ga.—Tom Bittles, a veteran optical laboratory executive, passed away on June 23 at age 67.


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Docs of Distinction

By Marge Axelrad, Deirdre Carroll, Mary Kane, Andrew Karp, Roger Mummert, John Sailer, Margery Weinstein, Catherine Wolinski
Monday, June 16, 2014 12:01 AM Successful optometrists, whether they are in private practice or are employed by a retail chain or corporation, know that the business of optometry is just as important as the clinical aspects of their profession.

Louisiana Governor Jindal Signs Law Permitting Optometrists to Perform Certain Surgeries

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Wednesday, June 04, 2014 12:30 AM BATON ROUGE, La.— Governor Bobby Jindal signed House Bill No. 1065 enrolled into law on Sunday, June 1, 2014, allowing Louisiana optometrists to perform certain surgeries effective upon his signature.