September Sports Eye Safety and Injury Prevention Month Begins

By Staff
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:33 AM NEW YORK—Health organizations throughout the U.S. are recognizing September as “Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month” and “Sports Eye Injury Prevention Awareness Month.”

Prevent Blindness Seventh Annual Swing Fore Sight Golf Tourney Set for Sept. 17

By Staff
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:30 AM CHICAGO—The Seventh Annual Prevent Blindness Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament, held in conjunction with Vision Expo West, will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at the Spanish Trail Country Club, Las Vegas.

Mondottica Appoints Monica Dal Cin to International Business Development Director

By Staff
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:27 AM LONDON— Mondottica Ltd has announced the appointment of Monica Dal Cin as the new international business development director, effective immediately.

National Eye Institute to Host Webinar to Help Professionals Educate Older Americans About Their Aging Eyes

By Staff
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:24 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) of the National Eye Institute (NEI) will be hosting a national webinar on Sept. 10, "Educating Older Americans About Their Aging Eyes."

Unilateral Pricing (UPP) Is Topic of September 3 ‘Power Hour’ Featuring ABB Optical Group's Angel Alvarez

By Staff
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:18 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.— Unilateral Pricing (UPP) and what it means for ECPs will be the topic of the Sept. 3 “Power Hour,” featuring ABB Optical Group CEO, Angel Alvarez. “The Power Hour” is the weekly radio broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

Nova Southeastern Optometry Student Broussard Wins First VSP Marvin R. Poston Leadership Award

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Monday, September 01, 2014 12:15 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—Alexis Broussard, a second year optometry student and president of the National Optometric Student Association (NOSA) chapter at Nova Southeastern University, College of Optometry in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is the first recipient of the VSP Marvin R. Poston Leadership Award.

Video Stars on VisionMonday.com

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Monday, September 01, 2014 12:15 AM NEW YORK— Despite the fact that MTV plays very few actual music videos these days, they still hold their annual Video Music Awards (VMAs) to honor the year’s best videos. Held on Sept. 23, this week’s Bold Face: Video Stars features three of the most talked about stars from this year’s awards in eyewear from Marchon, Dita and Safilo just as likely to set tongues a’ wagging.

Successful Bids Entered at Auction of Optical Practices in Bankruptcy of MacKeyser Holdings/American Optical Services

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Friday, August 29, 2014 12:33 AM WILMINGTON, Del.—All but three of the 21 locations up for auction during the bankruptcy proceedings of MacKeyser Holdings and its subsidiaries (which include American Optical Services) were successfully bid on during the auction held earlier this week on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. All successful bids are pending approval by the bankruptcy judge.

Allergan Requests Calif. Court Block Valeant/Pershing Square From Voting Shares; Sets New Dec. 18 Date for Special Meeting

By Staff
Friday, August 29, 2014 12:30 AM IRVINE, Calif.— Allergan, Inc. (NYSE: AGN) has asked the United States District Court for the Central District of California to set an expedited schedule for discovery and a motion for a preliminary injunction against Valeant Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: VRX), Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P. and its principal, William A. Ackman, for violations of the federal securities laws, according to an announcement from Allergan.

New Speaker on Millennials + Technology Added to 'Digitizing The Store' VM LIVE Program

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Friday, August 29, 2014 12:27 AM NEW YORK – Millennials expert and author Jeff Fromm has joined the upcoming program, “Digitizing The Store,” a special VM VM LIVE two-hour program, examining how new technologies are transforming the patient experience and doctor/retailer/patient dynamics.

Alcon to Acquire WaveTec Vision, Developer of Intra-Operative Measurements for Cataract Surgery

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Friday, August 29, 2014 12:24 AM FORT WORTH, Texas – Alcon, division of Novartis Group (NYSE: NVS), announced this week that the company has entered into an agreement to acquire Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based WaveTec Vision, a privately-held company that developed the ORA System, the first commercialized intra-operative guidance system for cataract surgeons implanting intra-ocular lenses (IOLs).

Advantica Names James Scheib Vice President of Sales

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Friday, August 29, 2014 12:21 AM ST. LOUIS, Mo.—Vision and dental benefits provider, Advantica has named James W. Scheib, Jr., vice president of sales. He will oversee the sales and account management of the company’s vision and dental commercial products.

Inspecs USA Names Matt Dorling VP of Business Development

By Staff
Friday, August 29, 2014 12:18 AM CLEARWATER, Fl.— Inspecs USA has named Matt Dorling vice president of business development. In his new role, Dorling will support and grow the company’s partnerships within the independent ECP sector across North America and Canada.

Science and Sight on VisionMonday.com

By Staff
Friday, August 29, 2014 12:15 AM NEW YORK–This week, VisionMonday.com offers two Multimedia features.
The first is a video about scientists at the University of California Berkeley who have developed a vision-correcting display that would enable viewers to see it clearly without eyeglasses.

The second feature is a video produced by BusinessInsider.com that shows how Second Sight’s groundbreaking Argus II artificial retina is making a difference in the life of Lisa Kulik, one of the first patients to receive the transplant. View them both in VM Multimedia.

Carrier Appointed COO Essilor Int'l, Leonard Named President, EOA

By Staff
Thursday, August 28, 2014 6:15 AM PARIS— Essilor International announced today that John Carrier, president and CEO of Essilor of America, has been appointed COO of Essilor International, alongside Paul du Saillant and Laurent Vacherot who are long-time co-COOs.
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