UdeM Opens Quebec’s First Virtual Reality Optometry Lab in Partnership With FYidoctors | Visique

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Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:25 AM FYidoctors | Visique announced the launch of the Visique Simulation Lab in partnership with the Université de Montréal School of Optometry. The virtual reality simulation lab is the second of its kind to be constructed in Canada—the first, also in partnership with FYidoctors, being in Waterloo, Ontario.

'Demystifying Private Equity' Opens Registration in Three More Metros

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Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:24 AM
NEW YORK—Three more dates and venues have been added for the landmark seminar “Demystifying Private Equity and its Role in Optometry.” This series of teach-ins, which have been held in Dallas, Chicago and Atlanta, next takes place in Houston on Oct.19. There still is time to register for the one-day event, which is free to optometric practice owners and associates. Additional venues are in Orlando on Nov. 9; Boston on Nov.16; and in Southern Calif. on Dec. 7. All dates are Saturdays, with the program beginning at 8:30 am.

World Health Organization to Discuss its Landmark World Vision Report at Academy Meeting in Orlando

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Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:21 AM ORLANDO—Next week’s American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and World Council of Optometry meetings here in Orlando will feature a plenary discussion of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) first-ever world report on vision, according to an AAO announcement yesterday. The plenary session is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 23) and will feature leaders from both WHO and AAO. WHO’s comprehensive report, which identifies “significant challenges” in vision health on a global basis, was released last week in conjunction with World Sight Day, as VMAIL reported

Copenhagen Specs Announces Expansion to Barcelona in 2020

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Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:18 AM COPENHAGEN—Copenhagen Specs, now in partnership with Silmo as VMAIL reported in March of this year, intends to bring the unique fair concept to cities other than Copenhagen and Berlin. Organizers have just announced that the next city will be Barcelona, and the dates for the first Barcelona Specs show will be May 9 to 10, 2020. The eyewear fair will take place in the middle of Barcelona city in the Italian Pavilion, Fira Montjuic at Plaça d'Espanya.

American Academy of Ophthalmology Honors Leaders in Medical and Surgical Eyecare

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Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:15 AM SAN FRANCISCO—The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) honored several ophthalmologists who have improved eyecare for millions worldwide through their commitment to their patients and their profession during AAO 2019, the 123rd annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The meeting was held Oct. 12 to 15 in San Francisco. The most prestigious of the honors—the Laureate Recognition Award, which is presented to an individual who has made exceptional scientific contributions to the betterment of eyecare, leading to the prevention of blindness and restoration of sight worldwide—was awarded to Marilyn T. Miller, MD. Dr. Miller is a pediatric ophthalmologist, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of congenital eye diseases and strabismus, according to AAO’s announcement about the awards.

Morel Intros Lode, a New Concept in Öga Collection

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Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:03 AM

This Is What Employees Want From Their Boss

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 3:15 PM It's pretty easy to figure out what bosses want from their employees, but a working relationship is a two-way street, so it's also important for bosses to ask what their employees expect from them. Yesterday, to celebrate National Bosses DayLinkedIn released results from a 3,000 employee and hiring manager survey sharing the top five skills employees want in a boss. Head over to Inc. to read the five skills; they might help you up your game at work, or you might just find out you really are the World's Best Boss.

RightEye Releases its EyeQ Trainer Oculomotor Exercise Program

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 10:03 AM BETHESDA, Md.—RightEye has released its fully commercialized version of EyeQ Trainer, a game-changing oculomotor exercise program. Paired with its suite of EyeQ Tests, RightEye now offers optometrists a complete solution for uncovering and treating functional vision impairments. RightEye's EyeQ Trainer features a completely revamped user experience that is more fun and easier to use through gamified features. The commercialized version incorporates feedback from hundreds of doctors who participated in a year-long beta test of the product. The new product also adds flexibility to both workflows and the user experience so doctors have more control and patients have more choices. Read More

Women In Optometry: Diving Straight Into Ownership

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 10:00 AM Natalie Vu, OD, and her husband Joe Nguyen, OD, always had a goal of practice ownership, but Dr. Vu said that they didn’t originally plan to tackle it so early in their careers. When she graduated in May 2018 from the University of Houston College of Optometry, she took a job in a corporate setting, but the couple quickly realized they were delaying their inevitable goal. “We were waiting for the perfect time, but I realized there was no better time,” she recalled. “We were fresh out of school [her husband graduated three years earlier] and we are young without kids—we had the energy to do it now rather than later,” she said. Dr. Vu and her husband drove around the Houston, Texas, area on their days off and would sit in the parking lots of different shopping centers to check out anchor stores and people watch for potential patients. Read More

Independents Get Spooky for Halloween

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 9:59 AM NEW YORK—With Halloween on the horizon, there’s no shortage of inspiring ideas for a little office spruce up. Last weekend, we took a look at some of the ways ECPs are getting excited for Halloween on social media, and independents are no exception. In fact, being independent might just mean a little more freedom to have some spooky, creepy fun in the office this October. When it comes to dressing up and decorating the office for Halloween, it’s pretty easy for ECPs to stay on brand. Eyeballs are a staple of Halloween décor, and some of the best Halloween costumes don’t just lend themselves to wearing glasses—they demand it. Imagine trying to dress up as Harry Potter, or Velma from Scooby Doo without the perfect pair? It just wouldn’t work. 

Insights for 10-17-2019

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 9:39 AM Through our innovative products and the great work of the Alcon Foundation, our more than 20,000 associates work every day to help people see brilliantly. Being the ‘Official Sponsor of 20/20’ is a fun way to demonstrate that everyone at Alcon, regardless of their role, shares a common goal of helping people around the world preserve their sight. We look forward to our associates bringing the theme to life in creative ways by hosting vision screenings and launching other activities designed to promote eye health in the year ahead.

InSight Opticians in Washington D.C.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 9:13 AM Last week, Oprah stopped by InSight Opticians in Washington, D.C. According to O Magazine, Oprah first discovered InSight through a recommendation from her makeup artist Derrick Rutledge, and has been visiting opticians Yolanda James and Tony Byers for years now. On this visit, she struggled to pick between two pairs (we’ve all been there!), and shared her dilemma on Instagram.

Americans and Digital Knowledge: Many Struggle With Cybersecurity and Privacy Questions

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 9:00 AM A new Pew Research Center survey finds that Americans’ understanding of technology-related issues varies greatly depending on the topic, term or concept. While a majority of U.S. adults can correctly answer questions about phishing scams or website cookies, other items are more challenging.

For example, just 28 percent of adults can identify an example of two-factor authentication—one of the most important ways experts say people can protect their personal information on sensitive accounts. Additionally, about one-quarter of Americans (24 percent) know that private browsing only hides browser history from other users of that computer, while roughly half (49 percent) say they are unsure what private browsing does.