Eyes on New York Gala Honors Allergan’s Saunders and Walman

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Monday, May 16, 2016 12:00 AM NEW YORK—The Optometric Center of New York, the affiliated foundation of the SUNY College of Optometry honored two dynamic industry leaders at its 13th Annual “Eyes on New York” gala at The Plaza Hotel here on April 15.

Hear/Say

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Monday, May 16, 2016 12:00 AM “The brave die never, though they sleep in dust. Their courage nerves a thousand living men.” – Minot J. Savage

Michael Block Honored as Prevent Blindness’ Person of Vision

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Monday, May 16, 2016 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Prevent Blindness honored Michael Block of the Block Business Group as the recipient of the 2016 Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Award. The award was presented at the Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Dinner on April 14, here at the Lotte New York Palace.

National Sunglasses Day

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Monday, May 16, 2016 12:00 AM National Sunglasses Day, to be held on June 27, aims to bring awareness to the harmful effects of the sun’s UV rays and encourages the optical community to stress the importance of wearing sunglasses.

OWA Awards Reception Shines at One World Observatory

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Monday, May 16, 2016 12:00 AM NEW YORK—With One World Observatory and the New York City skyline as its stage, the Optical Women’s Association honored MyEyeDr.’s Sue Downes with the Pleiades Award and Solutions’ Ann Englert with the Pyxis Award.

Santinelli and Nidek Celebrate 25th Anniversary

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Monday, May 16, 2016 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Santinelli International and Nidek Ltd. commemorated their 25-year business alliance at an anniversary party held at the Sea Grill in Rockefeller Center on April 16. The event celebrated the longest, continuous lens finishing equipment distributorship in the U.S. to date.

AOA Announces its Annual Award Winners; Recipients to be Recognized at 2016 Optometry’s Meeting

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Friday, May 6, 2016 12:24 AM ST. LOUIS—The winners of the American Optometric Association (AOA) annual awards will be recognized during the opening general session at the 2016 Optometry’s Meeting on Wednesday, June 29 at 5:30 p.m. in Boston, Mass.

Silmo Academy to Feature €10,000 Grant at 2016 Symposium

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 12:15 AM PARIS—To mark its 7th edition, Silmo Academy is making some changes to the schedule and content of its scientific symposium.

Envision Names Joshua A. Miele Keynote Speaker for September Conference

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Monday, May 2, 2016 12:18 AM WICHITA, Kan.—Envision announced that Joshua A. Miele, PhD, founder and director of the Video Description Research and Development Center and associate director of the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, will deliver the keynote address at the 11th annual Envision Conference, Sept. 7 to 10 in Denver.

The Vision Council Encourages the Optical Community to Support National Sunglasses Day on June 27

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Friday, April 29, 2016 12:30 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council is encouraging ECPs, companies and optical retailers to help promote the importance of wearing UV-protective sunwear as a part of National Sunglasses Day held annually on June 27.

Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award Nominations Open

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Friday, April 29, 2016 12:24 AM CHICAGO—The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness (NCCVEH) issued a call for nominations for the second annual Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award.

Transitions Optical Offers Four Ways to Attend Their Annual Academy

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Transitions Optical Inc. is providing four ways for interested industry professionals to attend the 21st annual Transitions Academy, taking place from Jan. 29 to Feb. 1, 2017, in Orlando.

Fifth Annual Great Glasses Play Day Set for May 7 to 8

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Monday, April 25, 2016 12:30 AM NEW YORK—The fifth annual Great Glasses Play Day— a weekend of raising awareness of the importance of early detection and treatment of vision issues, while celebrating visually impaired children—is now set for May 7 to 8.

The Council on Optometric Practitioner Education Hosts Over 100 Attendees

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Monday, April 25, 2016 12:21 AM CHARLOTTE, N.C.—The Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (COPE) held a training workshop on April 1, 2016 to educate CE providers on its new accreditation criteria and changes to the COPE accreditation process.

The Saturday Night Party Scene at Vision Expo East

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Monday, April 25, 2016 12:15 AM NEW YORK—From recognizing women as major players in optical to celebrating company partnerships and products, New York City was a busy place to be on Saturday April 16 as Vision Expo East nighttime festivities wrapped up. Here’s a slideshow of some of the major parties that took place around town.
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