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.

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.
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