Friday, October 7, 2022 12:21 AM
SAN RAMON, Calif.—Michele Andrews, OD, vice president, professional and government affairs, Americas, CooperVision
was the recipient of the 2022 Illinois College of Optometry Alumni Association Alumnus of the Year Award.
Friday, September 30, 2022 12:27 AM
SACRAMENTO—On Wednesday, California Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill that would have allowed California’s nearly 7,000 ODs to perform certain types of surgery, including laser procedures, lesion removal, several types of injections and corneal crosslinking.
Friday, September 30, 2022 12:21 AM
ST. LOUIS—The American Optometric Association
announced the second edition of the AOA’s evidence-based clinical practice guideline, Comprehensive Adult Eye and Vision Examination, is now available online for a 30-day public review period.
Friday, September 23, 2022 12:24 AM
NEW YORK—U.S. consumers who require vision correction pay about $500 annually for eyeglasses, contact lenses, eye exams and insurance, compared with about $100 for those who have had LASIK surgery, according to a new study
. The study, conducted by a consortium of ophthalmologists and optometrists known as MyVision.org
, pointed out although glasses and contacts are game changers for people with “bad vision,” the annual costs of an eye exam, new eyeglass lenses, a year’s supply of contacts, and prescription sunglasses can add up to a considerable amount of money over the course of a person’s lifetime.
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 12:21 AM
, the nation’s leading eye health and safety nonprofit organization, has declared Sept. 26 – Oct. 2, 2022, as the second annual Inflammatory Eye Disease (IED) Awareness Week.
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 12:36 AM
NEW YORK—Women in Optometry
has announced the winners of its 2022 Theia Awards of Excellence
. The Awards will be presented toward the end of the Women In Optometry Women’s Leadership Conference, held in conjunction with the American Academy of Optometry in San Diego, California. Each year, WO
asks readers and friends to submit the names of women who have been extraordinarily influential in the industry, with the WO
advisory board voting on the year’s winners. This year, more than 250 nominations were submitted.
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 12:30 AM
NEW YORK—The Italian Trade Commission
, in collaboration with ANFAO
, Italy’s eyewear manufacturers association, is organizing a series of four evening workshops to bring independent Italian eyewear brands to ECPs here in the U.S. Following their first two events in New York and Boston this past June, the program has moved west to Chicago and Dallas. “An Evening at the Galleria” will feature 14 Italian brands, several new to the U.S. Market. The Chicago event will be on Tuesday October 11 at Morgan's on Fulton
and the Dallas event is on Thursday, October 13 at The Vouv
in North Dallas.
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 12:18 AM
WOODSTOCK, Ga.—The American Association of Corporate Optometrists
announced the appointment of two new directors to its board: Frank LaRussa, OD and Laureen Waldron, OD. In addition, Robert Houghteling, OD will take on the role of vice president and interim secretary, while Carla Gavilanes Gasparini, OD will serve as treasurer. With these changes, AACO’s board will now comprise of a total of eight directors. “Each of the following board members brings with them a unique perspective and an unyielding drive to create a brighter future for the corporate optometry profession,” the organization said.
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 12:15 AM
MONROE, N.J.—The Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, International
, (NORA) recognized the following individuals last week at the NORA’s Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio for their important contributions to NORA and the field of neuro-optometric rehabilitation. Derrick Tong, OD, FAAO, FCOVD, FNORA was recipient of the Advancement of Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Award in recognition of his contribution to advancing the field of Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation. Dr. Tong has been practicing optometry since 1998 and received Fellowships from the American Academy of Optometry, the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, and the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association. For the last six years, he has served as chair of the NORA Fellowship Committee.
Saturday, September 17, 2022 12:21 AM
COLUMBUS, Ga.—Eye Health America
(EHA) has acquired a stake in West Georgia Eye Care Center
, the largest multi-specialty ophthalmic practice in Columbus, Georgia. This is EHA’s second partnership in Georgia, and 22nd overall. Details of the transaction were not disclosed.
Friday, September 16, 2022 12:18 AM
ST. LOUIS—The World Council of Optometry
(WCO) and Alcon
have named three global experts as lead faculty for their new dry eye disease education initiative
. The worldwide evidence-based program is designed to raise optometrists’ understanding of dry eye etiology and prevalence, diagnosis and practical management. Professors Jennifer Craig, Lyndon Jones and James Wolffsohn will distill the growing amount of research and clinical evidence into accessible educational content. This will begin with a series of online events and content.