Friday, December 1, 2023 12:27 AM
STAMFORD, Conn.—ReFocus Eye Health
has announced its newest partnership with Washington Eye Institute
. Founded by Dr. Michael Summerfield, Washington Eye Institute's eight clinicians provide full-scope ophthalmologic care to its patients in the greater Washington D.C. area with offices in Greenbelt, Rockville, and Cumberland, Md. "This partnership with ReFocus Eye Health enhances our efficiency and effectiveness. Leveraging the resources and knowledge of ReFocus will enable us to provide the best possible eyecare to the broader D.C. community," stated Dr. Summerfield.
Friday, December 1, 2023 12:24 AM
CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness, the nation’s leading nonprofit eye health organization, is announcing the third annual Geographic Atrophy (GA) Awareness Week as Dec. 4-10, 2023. GA is a medical term that refers to later-stage cases of dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Macular degeneration is an eye condition that affects the macula of the retina. More than 8 million people in the world have GA, with an estimated 1 million in the U.S., according to the Cleveland Clinic
Friday, December 1, 2023 12:21 AM
, a leading U.S. eyecare pharmaceutical company, announced the completion of the transfer to Harrow of the New Drug Application for Triesence (triamcinolone acetonide injectable suspension) 40 mg/mL, a synthetic corticosteroid indicated for the treatment of sympathetic ophthalmia, temporal arteritis, uveitis and ocular inflammatory conditions.
Friday, December 1, 2023 12:18 AM
SALT LAKE CITY and JUJA, Kenya—EyeCare4Kids
, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing essential eyecare to underserved communities around the world, announced the opening of a comprehensive, state-of-the-art vision clinic at Kalimoni Mission Hospital in Kenya, Africa.
Friday, December 1, 2023 12:15 AM
NEW YORK—As millions of aging Baby Boomers lose some, or all, of their sight due to age-related eye disease and we live longer due to advances in health care, the number of people suffering from low vision and blindness continues to increase. According to 2021 study published in JAMA Ophthalmology
, 20 percent of all people aged 85 and older in the U.S. experience permanent vision loss. As a result, the need for assistive technologies and improved access to them has never been greater.
Thursday, November 30, 2023 12:27 AM
NEW YORK—Registration is now open for VM's 2024 Leadership Summit, which will be held in New York on Wednesday, March 13, just ahead of Vision Expo East. The program for the VM Summit is titled, "What's Your AI Acuity? Sharpening a Vision for the Future." Early bird tickets and registration have a deadline of 11:59 p.m. ET on Dec. 31. "The growing use of Artificial Intelligence in both health care and retail portends a seismic shift in how companies are operating," noted Marge Axelrad, SVP editorial director of Vision Monday
Thursday, November 30, 2023 12:24 AM
ONEONTA, N.Y.—Alan Cleinman, CEO and founder of optometry business consultancy Cleinman Performance Partners
, has announced the promotion of Timothy Aiken to president and chief operations officer from his former role as senior vice president and chief revenue officer.
Thursday, November 30, 2023 12:21 AM
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich.—Ocuphire Pharma, Inc.
, a clinical-stage ophthalmic biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing small-molecule therapies for the treatment of retinal and refractive eye disorders, announced the appointment of Joseph K. Schachle, MBA, into the newly created role of chief operating officer.
Thursday, November 30, 2023 12:18 AM
DALLAS—The Optical Women’s Association
(OWA) has announced the 2023 Leadership Scholarship awardees. The grants, valued at up to $2,000 each, will be used to provide professional mentoring opportunities to each recipient.
Thursday, November 30, 2023 12:15 AM
COLUMBIA, Md.—The Foundation Fighting Blindness
has added Jeff Klaas, a seasoned health care and technology nonprofit leader, to its team as chief strategy and innovation officer. Klaas joins the Foundation Fighting Blindness with a distinguished career that spans over 25 years in senior executive global management roles. He brings a wealth of experience and a track record in driving strategies and fostering innovation across a spectrum of industries. Throughout his career, Klaas has held pivotal roles in prominent organizations such as the American Cancer Society
, where he served as the executive vice president and chief digital officer.
Wednesday, November 29, 2023 12:24 AM
NEW YORK—The national average for gross revenue at ECP locations decreased last week, Nov. 20–26, when compared with the previous week at a rate of -44 index points due to the extended Thanksgiving weekend. That places gross revenue at a level 3 index points above where it was at this point in time (Week 48) when compared with last year (2022), 7 points above the same period in 2021, 5 points above 2020, and 8 points above 2019, according to Jobson’s most recent Practice Performance Tracker.
Wednesday, November 29, 2023 12:21 AM
NEW YORK—The Italian Trade Agency
concluded their independent eyewear roadshow held in Seattle and Chicago last month. Under the theme "Extraordinary Italian Eyewear," the events underscored elegance and innovation in eyewear.
Wednesday, November 29, 2023 12:18 AM
NEW YORK—To meet current and future demands for its growing contact lens portfolio, CooperVision
has invested $38 million in the expansion and renovation of its global packaging and distribution center in West Henrietta, N.Y.
Wednesday, November 29, 2023 12:15 AM
NEW YORK—The SUNY College of Optometry
and its foundation, the Optometric Center of New York
, recognized over 50 current students during the college’s annual Scholarship Presentation program with an audience of donors, students, alumni, parents and foundation board members.
Tuesday, November 28, 2023 12:27 AM
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla.—The Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, International
(NORA) announced the appointments of its new executive and advisory board members. Charles Shidlofsky, OD, FCOVD, assumes the position of president, succeeding DeAnn Fitzgerald, OD, who now joins the NORA Advisory Board. Dr. Shidlofsky is clinical director of Neuro-Vision Associates of North Texas, a specialty clinic serving children and adults with neurological vision issues. He is a member of the medical staff at Baylor Scott and White Institute for Rehabilitation
in Frisco, Dallas, and Fort Worth.