Annual Optometric Business Conference Focuses on Education for Business Growth

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Friday, April 25, 2014 12:30 AM NORWALK, Conn.—The 2014 Optometric Business Conference hosted by IDOC drew independent eyecare professionals and their staff from across the country to Atlanta for four days of education.

Teachers Federation and OneSight, With Help From SUNY Optometry, Launch 'Project NYSee' for Students

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Friday, April 25, 2014 12:27 AM NEW YORK New York City’s United Federation of Teachers (UFT) and OneSight, a global vision care nonprofit, kicked off Project NYSee this week, a new partnership providing New York City public school students with sustainable access to the quality vision care and eyeglasses.

College of Optometrists in Vision Development Offers Research Grants for Optometry Residents and Faculty

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Friday, April 25, 2014 12:21 AM AURORA, Ohio—The College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), in partnership with the Beta Sigma Kappa (BSK) International Optometric Honor Society, has begun offering BSK-COVD Research Grants up to $2,000 annually to optometric-related faculty and optometry residents at an accredited school or college to provide support for research in binocular vision and/or visual performance issues.

Optos Accepted into InfantSEE Program, Providers to be Credited for Retinal Exams of Infants

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Friday, April 25, 2014 12:18 AM ST. LOUIS— InfantSEE, a public health program managed by Optometry Cares—The AOA Foundation, has accepted medical retinal imaging company, Optos, into its program.

Seeing Better on VisionMonday.com

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Friday, April 25, 2014 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Earlier this month, the New England College of Optometry (NECO) held a fun-filled fundraiser at the Langham hotel to benefit Massachusetts citizens in need of eyecare and to honor OneSight, a charitable organization that delivers vision care around the world. At the event, NECO president Clifford Scott, OD awarded OneSight executive director, Jason Singh, OD with the College’s Presidential Medal. Afterward, 200 attendees enjoyed an evening of entertainment hosted by Ron Della Chiesa, Boston radio personality and voice of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Peek into Profiles in Vision 2014 in the latest installment of Scene + Heard.

Speaking of helping the world see better, Maui Jim has launched their first international integrated marketing campaign – “Like You’ve Never Seen.” The campaign, including consumer print ads and television commercials, places the focus on the brand’s reputation for the enhanced color, clarity and detail that can be seen through Maui Jim lenses, the company said. Check out the brand’s first TV spot in Multimedia.

Allergan Receives Unsolicited Merger Proposal From Valeant Pharmaceuticals International

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:33 AM IRVINE, Calif.— Allergan (NYSE: AGN) confirmed yesterday that it has received an unsolicited proposal from Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE/TSX: VRX) to acquire all of Allergan’s outstanding shares for a combination of 0.83 of Valeant common shares and $48.30 in cash per share of Allergan’s common stock.

Seiko to Sublicense Free-form Progressive Lens Patent to IOT

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:30 AM MAHWAH, N.J.— Seiko Optical Products of America announced that it has agreed to sublicense its ’470 patent to Indizen Optical Technologies (IOT), a leading designer of spectacle lenses.

Services to Be Held Today for Thomas Maskery, Jr.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Services will be held today for Thomas R. Maskery, Jr., 52, who passed away on April 18, after a long illness.

Kenmark Renews Original Penguin Eyewear License

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:24 AM LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Kenmark, along with Perry Ellis International, have announced the renewal of their Original Penguin eyewear license. The renewal will span five years and includes optical eyewear, optical sunwear and retail sunwear.

International Ophthalmic Industry Executive Paul Smith Joins TearLab

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:21 AM SAN DIEGO— TearLab Corporation (Nasdaq:TEAR) announced the appointment of Paul Smith to its senior management team in the newly created position of vice president, International.

New Varilux Ads Boost Brand Awareness and Increase Traffic to Independent Practices

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:18 AM DALLAS— Essilor of America is launching a national advertising campaign to introduce consumers to the benefits of progressive lenses and the technology behind Varilux progressives.

Great Glasses Play Day Seeks Participants for Third Annual Initiative May 3 to 4, 2014

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:15 AM MADISON, Wis.—The Great Glasses Play Day, a volunteer event intended to celebrate and unite children who are glasses-wearers or are otherwise visually impaired, is calling on ECPs and the public to join in commemorating the third annual initiative Saturday, May 3 through Sunday, May 4, 2014.

National Association of Vision Care Plans Finalizes Speaker Lineup for Specialty Health Summit Vision Track

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Monday, April 21, 2014 12:30 AM NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The third annual Specialty Health Summit held jointly by the National Association of Vision Care Plans (NAVCP) and the National Association of Specialty Health Organizations has finalized its vision track lineup of speakers who will present.

Optometry Giving Sight Establishes ‘Circle Of Sight’

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Monday, April 21, 2014 12:27 AM DENVER— Optometry Giving Sight welcomed members to its newly established “Circle of Sight” at a special function sponsored by Hoya Vision Care at the Vision Source Exchange meeting in Boston on April 11, 2014.
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