Allergan Launches ‘See America’ to Further the Fight Against Preventable Blindness

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017 12:27 AM DUBLIN—Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) this week announced the launch of its “See America” campaign, a new U.S.-focused initiative to fight preventable blindness and to advocate for making vision health “a priority for all Americans.”

E-Z Packs Expands Capabilities with Acquisition of Patron Graphics

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Friday, February 3, 2017 12:18 AM CINCINNATI, Ohio—E-Z Pack, a leading packaging company for the optical industry, has announced the acquisition of Patron Graphics, a Covington, Ky.-based graphic arts company, and relocated the business and its equipment to the E-Z Pack facility in Cincinnati.

Transitions Optical Names Winners of its Annual Transitions Innovation Awards

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017 12:24 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—The 21st annual Transitions Academy came to a close Tuesday night with great fanfare as Transitions Optical recognized top performing partners from the U.S., Canada and Latin America during a closing dinner and presentation of its Transitions Innovation Awards. The awards were presented to optical retailers and ECPs across five categories, and the winners were selected from a field of three finalists in each category.

Shire Names Sushanta Mallick as VP, Global Development Lead for Ophthalmics

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Monday, January 30, 2017 12:21 AM LEXINGTON, Mass—Shire has named Sushanta Mallick to its ophthalmics team as vice president and global development lead for clinical development, ophthalmics, according to a company announcement.

The Vision Council Names New Board Members and Officers at Its Annual Executive Summit

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Friday, January 27, 2017 12:30 AM GRANDE LAKES, Fla.—Industry leaders gathered here for The Vision Council’s annual Executive Summit highlighted by executive-level networking, leadership development, and the latest in economic trends and business strategies. At the annual member meeting, The Vision Council officially elected its 2017 officers and Board of Directors.

Prevent Blindness and See Now Partner to Ask Congress to Improve Vision for Millions of Americans

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Friday, January 20, 2017 12:24 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness has formed a partnership with the new global organization See Now that will develop and take a new campaign to end avoidable blindness in the U.S. to congressional leaders.

Essilor-Luxottica Discussion on the Next ‘Power Hour’

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:24 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Howard Purcell, OD, senior vice president of customer development at Essilor will be the guest in today’s episode of “Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

Mount Sinai Establishes Eye and Vision Research Institute to Pursue Clinical Research

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:18 AM NEW YORK—The Mount Sinai Health System earlier this week announced plans to develop the Mount Sinai/New York Eye and Ear (NYEE) Eye and Vision Research Institute, a facility that the health system said would be “the first of its kind in the New York City metropolitan region.”

Vision Monday’s 2017 Industry Calendar Now Online

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Monday, January 2, 2017 12:15 AM NEW YORK— Vision Monday’s 2017 Industry Calendar is now available. From Opti in Munich, to Mido in Paris as well as the International Vision Expos, the calendar features both domestic and international trade shows, meetings and summits open to the industry.

New Canadian Eye Care Business Review To Support Canadian Independent Eye Care Practitioners

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016 12:21 AM TORONTO and MONTREAL, Canada—VuePoint IDS has announced the launch date of a new digital service for Canadian eyecare professionals. Canadian Eye Care Business Review (CECBR) will be a collaboration between VuePoint, publishers of Optik Magazine and InfoClip e-newsletters, Review of Optometric Business (published by Jobson Medical Information LLC.), Canadian eyecare practitioners and Canadian suppliers supporting independent eyecare.

‘Seeing!’ Planetarium Program, Part of ‘Sight’ Project, Now Available to Int'l Planetarium Society Members

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Monday, December 12, 2016 12:21 AM NEW YORK—“Seeing,” a 22-minute, full-immersion planetarium program that teaches how human vision works has been made available as a free download to planetariums through the International Planetarium Society (IPS).

VM and 20/20 Magazine Announce EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards for 2016

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Monday, December 12, 2016 12:20 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are pleased to announce the selections in the 8th annual EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards, a special survey aimed at identifying readers’ favorite products and companies of the year.

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.

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.
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