Vision Source Launches ‘Optical Dream’ Learning and Rewards Solution

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Friday, January 30, 2015 12:27 AM KINGWOOD, Texas— Vision Source has launched "Optical Dream," a practice development initiative that will be offered to its 3,025 member practices throughout 2015.

Visionworks and Davis Vision Announce National Sponsorship of ADA’s Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes

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Friday, January 30, 2015 12:24 AM SAN ANTONIO — Visionworks and Davis Vision have announced a national promotional sponsorship of the American Diabetes Association’s Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes. Visionworks and Davis Vision’s Focus on America community outreach program will participate in the Walk to Stop Diabetes in cities throughout the U.S. to showcase support and help rally communities to join.

TearLab Appoints Kong as Vice President of Sales

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Friday, January 30, 2015 12:21 AM SAN DIEGO— TearLab Corporation (Nasdaq:TEAR) (TSX:TLB) has appointed Raymond Kong to its senior management team as vice president of sales.

ASCO’s Executive Director, Marty Wall, to Retire After Nearly 25 Years

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Friday, January 30, 2015 12:18 AM ROCKVILLE, Md.—The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry’s (ASCO) long-term executive director, Marty Wall, MPA, CAE, is retiring.

NVision Eye Centers Acquires Weston Eye Center

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Friday, January 30, 2015 12:15 AM ALISO VIEJO, Calif.— NVision Eye Centers, a provider of lasik and cataract surgery in the U.S., has added Weston Eye Center of Roseburg, Ore. to its family of eye centers.

New Leadership Hosts 19th Annual Transitions Academy, Award Winners Announced

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:30 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—Held for the first time since Transitions Optical was fully acquired by Essilor, the 19th annual Transitions Academy included some noticeable changes.

New Execs Join EyeCare Services Partners, Edlow Named Executive Chairman

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:27 AM BALTIMORE, Md.—EyeCare Services Partners Holdings LLC (ESP), one of the nation’s largest vertically integrated ophthalmologic and optometric services practices, announced the addition of two new senior executives to the company’s management team: David L. Thomas will become president and chief operating officer; and Christopher R. Fusco will become vice president of business development.

Visionworks Joins Industrywide Think About Your Eyes Initiative

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.— Visionworks, a leading provider of eyecare services with more than 650 optical retail stores, is the latest industry partner to support Think About Your Eyes (TAYE), a national public awareness campaign aimed at educating consumers on the benefits of vision health.

Contamac Announces License Agreements With Brien Holden Vision Institute and Ocular Dynamics

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:21 AM SAFFRON WALDEN, Essex, U.K.— Contamac, which manufactures high performance materials for contact lenses and intraocular lenses, has entered into a licensing agreement with the Brien Holden Vision Institute, which develop solutions for vision care and eliminates vision impairment and avoidable blindness.

Kirk & Kirk Partners With Luxe-Lab for U.S. and Canadian Distribution

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:18 AM LONDON— Kirk & Kirk has announced that Anaheim, Calif.-based Luxe-Lab will distribute their Vivarium and Solarium collections in the U.S. and Canada.

Morel U.S.A. Names Palmiotto Director of Sales

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:15 AM WYCKOFF, N.J.— Morel U.S.A. has announced the addition of Nick Palmiotto as director of sales, effective Jan. 12, 2015.

Tokyo-Based Eyewear Retailer Jins to Open U.S. Flagship Store in San Francisco

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Monday, January 26, 2015 12:27 AM SAN FRANCISCO— Jins, a Tokyo-based optical retailer known for its hip, affordable eyewear, announced plans to expand into the U.S. market with the opening of its first U.S. flagship store in San Francisco in Spring 2015.

Tifosi Optics Adds Sales Management and Creative Executives

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Monday, January 26, 2015 12:24 AM WATKINSVILLE, Ga.— Tifosi Optics, Inc. has announced two new additions to its national sales management team, as well as a new creative director to head up the company’s creative development and graphics.

Hanmi Invests $20M in Allegro and Licenses Its AMD, DME and VMT Therapy in Korea and China

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Monday, January 26, 2015 12:21 AM SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif., and SEOUL, Korea— Allegro Ophthalmics, LLC, and Hanmi Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd., have entered into a license agreement for Luminate (ALG-1001), Allegro’s Integrin Peptide Therapy, in The Republic of Korea and the People’s Republic of China, according to a statement released earlier this month by Allegro, based in San Juan Capistrano, Calif.

The Latest in Meaningful Use Is the Topic on Jan. 28 ‘Power Hour’

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Monday, January 26, 2015 12:18 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—The latest issues impacting Meaningful Use and some of the newest regulations for vision care practices will be the topic of the Jan. 28 edition of the “Power Hour.”
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